Esthetician

Treating Compromised Skin: Proper Protocols for Safety and Efficacy – Lydia Sarfati

Dry compromised skin can affect large sections of the population, including aging skin, environmentally affected skin, skin that has undergone aggressive esthetic treatments, and those suffering from side-effects from cancer treatments.  Safety, efficacy and the correct manual manipulation of the skin are key factors in treating dry, compromised skin.  Here, we’ll look at the correct approaches to these factors to perform services that can truly benefit your clients.

The Power of Touch

Esthetician’s are licensed to use their hands to touch their client’s facial skin, an ability that can have great effects on the clients overall well-being.   In fact, recent Nobel Prize winning research  has found that the skin contains sensors that are integral to overall wellness. Known as TRPMS, TRPV1,PIEZO1 and PIEZO2, research on these sensors has explained how heat, cold and touch can initiate signals in our nervous system.

The identified ion channels are important for many physiological processes and disease conditions, which in turn is leading to research to help alleviate medical conditions including:

TRPV1

  • Temperature Heat Pain
  • Core body temperature
  • Inflammatory pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Visceral pain
  • Protective reflexes

PIEZO2

  • Touch Proprioception
  • Mechanical pain
  • Respiration
  • Blood Pressure
  • Skeletal remodeling

 

Safety Guidelines and Training

As with all professional treatments, especially now, it is important to learn about proper sanitation and safety guidelines and implement them in your salon or spa.

This includes:

  •   Use of antimicrobial products registered with the EPA as sterilizers.  (For a complete list, see  https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-antimicrobial-products-registered-epa-sterilizers)
  • Understanding how all of the spa and salon needs to be modified for proper sterilization, including proper cleaning of the front desk area, shelves, waiting room chairs, facial bed, trolley, chair counter tops, bathrooms (sink, toilette), towel dispenser, soap dispenser.
  • Making sure all areas are well ventilated.
  • When possible, utilizing disposable implements and utensils such as sheets, spatulas, headbands, brushes and towels to avoid cross contamination.
  • Wearing personal protective gear such as medical grade nitrile gloves, goggles, face mask and lab coat and learning proper removal of gloves and changing gloves upon completion of any procedure and prior touching of any clean surfaces
  • Proper cleaning and storing of non-disposable implements in a dry sterilizer or autoclave.

 

It is particularly important to follow health and sanitation guidelines when dealing with a client who has compromised skin, especially if they are an oncology patient.

Proper guidelines include:

 

Initial  Intake

It is also important to remember that no two clients are alike. Each client, comes with an entirely unique set of circumstances that must be accommodated correctly in order to have a beneficial treatment.

For example, proper intake form is key.

Skin Analysis and Consultation

For all clients, every effort should always be made to make sure the client is comfortable and not being exposed to unduly sensitizers such as bright lights and music.

Important modifications include:

  •  Once client is situated in the facial bed or chair, use a magnifying lamp and analyze the skin.
  • Before you switch on the light, place the cotton over your client’s eyes to prevent the glare
  • Take a look at the condition, whether the skin is dry, compromised, oily, or whether the client is experiencing any kind of sensitivity

Once you examine the skin correctly have a consultation with your client.  Key points for this are:   

  • When you are doing a consultation, move forward and sit next to them.
  • Always look at them and make sure they are looking at you.
  • Make sure their ears are not blocked in any way so they can hear you properly and that they can see you.
  • It’s important to be calm, have a very calming demeanor and speak clearly and slowly.
  • Always pay attention and use proper etiquette.
  • Ask your client about what are her main concerns?
  • How is she taking care of the skin at home on a regular basis?

 Repêchage Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisturizing Lift Facial Protocol

In our previous blog, we discussed the best ingredients for treating dry, compromised skin, including Laminaria Digitata Seaweed, Mastic and Camellia Japonica Seed Oil.  These ingredients are found in the new Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisturizing Lift Facial and the new  Hydra Dew Pure™ Collection

The professional Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisturizing Lift Facial takes 50-55 minutes, and can be performed as often as necessary, but minimum of every 2–3 weeks for best results.

The Repêchage® Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisturizing Lift Facial Kit contains enough product to perform five facials including:

  • 1 Gentle Foaming Cleanser 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
  • 1 Facial Essence Mist 30 ml / 1.0 fl oz
  • 5 Moisture Lift Serum 5 ml / 0.17 fl oz
  • 5 Massage Cream 7 ml / 7 g / poids net wt. 0.25 oz
  • 5 Eye Contour Cream 2 ml / 2 g / poids net wt. 0.07 oz
  • 5 Mask A net wt. 0.9 oz / 24.5 g
  • 5 Gel B 84 ml / 2.8 fl oz
  • 5 Facial Moisturizer 2 ml / 2 g / poids net wt. 0.07 oz / contains
  • 5 Eye Rescue Pads with Seaweed and Natural Tea Extracts packettes (2 pads per packette)
  • 1 Mini Ball Massager
  • 1 Spatula

Additional Supplies You Will Need:

 

 Carefully Position the Client

  • To begin a facial, position the client in the facial bed, drape them, drape the headband to secure the hair. Then take a face mask, put it on.
  • In addition to using a face mask and non-latex disposable nitrile gloves, consider using additional safety equipment during the treatment, including a face screen for facials. This is a clear, washable  polycarbonate screen affixed on a moveable stand that can be placed over the client’s head during the treatment and adjusted to suitable heights for each client. This permits easy visibility and is break and shatter resistant.

 

Pre-Cleansing:

  • Moisten cotton with a mild seaweed-based makeup remover that has a neutral pH, such as Repêchage® Opti-Cleanse™. This can also be used as a pre-cleanse for removing makeup from the skin.
  • Take two pieces of cotton that have been saturated with makeup remover and place it on the eye area. Leave one of the pads on as you work on the first eye.
  • Gently remove the eye makeup, working downwards first, stroking through the eyelashes, then wiping under the eye.
  • Turn pad inside out for a clean surface then repeat, going downwards on the lashes and wiping under the eye area.
  • Dispose of the cotton and move on to the other eye.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Take a dry piece of cotton, and dry the area.

CLEANSE

  • Cleanse the skin by applying the Hydra Dew Pure™ Gentle Foaming Cleanser using a circular motion around the face.
  • Remove the cleanser with cotton and water and repeat the removal until the skin is very clean and free of the cleanser.
  • Always end at the temples.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER KEY BENEFITS:

  • A softly-foaming, gentle wash
  • Contains three select Seaweed extracts to nourish skin
  • Natural botanicals such as Water Lily and Oat Bran extracts help reduce the appearance of irritation

HYDRA DEW PURE™ GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
  • Codium Tomentosum Extract
  • Water Lily Extract
  • Willow Herb Extract
  • Oat Bran Extract
  • Sunflower Seed Extract

 

Ultrasonic Skin Spatula

Optional: You may use the Repêchage® Ultrasonic Skin Spatula For Micro Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing to remove dead skin cells.

  • Use it in upward motions parallel to the skin, moving the spatula gently in upward motions.
  • This helps to remove deep-rooted makeup, grime and accumulated dead skin cells.

ULTRASONIC SKIN SPATULA KEY BENEFITS:

  • Hand-held device featuring three modes of operation (deep cleansing/exfoliating, moisturizing, and lifting)
  • Stimulates and massages the surface layers of the skin.
  • Easy to operate
  • Non-aggressive
  • No side effects

 

HYDRATE & BALANCE

  • Take a tissue, fold it in half and place it over the eye area.
  • Spray the Hydra Dew Pure™ Facial Essence Mist first to the side of the face, then over the face to fully hydrate the skin.
  • Gently pat dry with tissue.
  • End at the temples.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ FACIAL ESSENCE MIST KEY BENEFITS:

  • A unique, hybrid skin care serum/hydrating facial spray
  • Based on Mastic Water, helping to create dewy, radiant skin
  • Nourishing Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, combined with Aloe and natural botanicals, provide powerful, instant hydration

HYDRA DEW PURE™ FACIAL ESSENCE MIST KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Mastic Water
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Willow Herb Extract
  • Chamomilla Flower Extract
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

LIFTING MASSAGE

  • Open the tube of Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisture Lift Serum and apply the content onto the face, leaving a small amount for application at the end of the facial.
  • Proceed with massage for 5-7 minutes.
  • Do not remove the Serum once massage is completed.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MOISTURE LIFT SERUM KEY BENEFITS:

  • A rich serum that helps to restore a youthful glow
  • Contains two forms of Hyaluronic Acid
  • A special blend of botanical ingredients and Mastic Water
  • Exclusive Repêchage®️ Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract to deliver smoother-looking skin while it visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Utilizes an advanced natural biopolymer complex of Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract and Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, which has, in previous studies, displayed proven efficacy in providing a visibly lifting and smoothing effect.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MOISTURE LIFT SERUM KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Willow Herb Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract
  • Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract
  • Mastic Water

LED RADIO FREQUENCY AND EMS SKIN TIGHTENING MACHINE

Optional: You may use the Repêchage® LED Radio Frequency and EMS Skin Tightening Machine set on Red at this time to allow for deeper penetration of the Serum onto the surface of the skin.

  • This device provides a multitude of skin benefits utilizing five different modalities:
  • Each LED wavelength or color of light provides a unique benefit to the skin.

LED RADIO FREQUENCY AND EMS SKIN TIGHTENING MACHINE BENEFITS:

  • LED treatments can minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles,
  • Help reduce the appearance of dark spots and the visible appearance of sun damage and stretch marks,
  • Reduce the appearance of redness and irritation from aggressive skin treatments as well   as help improve the appearance of oily, problem skin.

 

NOURISHING MASSAGE

  • Cut open the Hydra Dew Pure™ Massage Cream packette and apply the full content to the skin.
  • Proceed with a complete Lydia Sarfati European Facial Massage Method for 10 minutes.
  • With this massage, you will administer a complete facial massage utilizing Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement and Shiatsu and lymphatic drainage.
  • For a complete facial massage, go to www.LearningWithLydia.com, where you would learn everything you need to know about the muscles, structure and also step by step massage.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MASSAGE CREAM KEY BENEFITS:

  • Clinically proven to increase skin smoothness by 45% in 28 days*
  • Envelops the skin in rich moisture
  • Creates an instantly dewy complexion
  • Three select Seaweed extracts combined with Hexapeptide and Hyaluronic Acid help reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil helps replenish and seal in moisture as it helps promote the appearance of skin elasticity

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MASSAGE CREAM KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
  • Codium Tomentosum Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Water Lily Extract
  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Marula Oil
  • Squalane

SILVER BALL

  • Remove half of the Hydra Dew Pure™ Eye Contour Cream from the packette and save the balance for the end of the facial.
  • Massage around the eye area for 3 minutes, using the Mini Ball Massager.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ EYE CONTOUR CREAM KEY BENEFITS:

  • Clinically proven* to reduce wrinkles by 44% in just 2 weeks
  • A gentle but effective eye cream
  • Combines ingredients such as Caffeine extracts to reduce the appearance of puffiness while Peptides help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Exclusive Seaweed extract combined with Water Lily extract and Camellia Japonica Seed Oil help renew and revitalize the appearance of the eye contour area

HYDRA DEW PURE™ EYE CONTOUR CREAM KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
  • Caffeine
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Codium Tomentosum Extract
  • Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract
  • Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract
  • Water Lily Extract
  • Willow Herb Extract

MASK

  • Empty the content of the Hydra Dew Pure™ Mask A packette into a rubber bowl (sold separately), stir to fluff, then add the content of the Hydra Dew Pure™ Gel B packette.
  • Mix very well by stirring and fluffing the contents until smooth for about 30 seconds.
  • Apply at once over the face, eye contour area and neck. Place Eye Rescue Pads with Seaweed Filtrate and Tea Extracts over the eyes and leave on for 15 minutes.

Optional: Cut Mylar sheet (sold separately) into strips and apply over eye area and face to provide thermal insulation. Be sure not to cover nostrils.

  • After 15 minutes, remove the Mylar sheet, then remove the mask by lifting it off from the neck upward over the face.
  • Remove any mask residue with cotton saturated with warm water.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MASK KEY BENEFITS:

  • Deeply moisturizing with Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract, rich in 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 42 trace elements and Aloe
  • Orange Fruit extract helps refine pores
  • Deep cleans with Diatomaceous Earth
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8  helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

HYDRA DEW PURE™ MASK KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Algin
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
  • Orange Fruit Extract

 

FINISH

  • Apply the remainder of the content of the Hydra Dew Pure™ Moisture Lift Serum tube all over the face.
  • Wait 15 seconds.
  • Apply the remaining half of the Hydra Dew Pure™ Eye Contour Cream and follow up with Hydra Dew Pure™ Facial Moisturizer.

HYDRA DEW PURE™ FACIAL MOISTURIZER KEY BENEFITS:

  • Clinically proven* to increase skin smoothness by 45% in 28 days
  • Envelops the skin in moisture
  • Creates an instantly dewy complexion
  • Three select Seaweed extracts combined with Hexapeptide and Hyaluronic Acid help reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil helps replenish and seal in moisture as it helps promote the appearance of skin elasticity

HYDRA DEW PURE™ FACIAL MOISTURIZER KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Codium Tomentosum Extract
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
  • Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract
  • Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract
  • Marula Oil
  • Willow Herb Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

 

* Clinical studies performed by independent lab NY, September, 2020. Individual results may vary.

What special accommodations do you like to implement for your clients?  Let us know in the comments.

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