I've recently noticed
that my skin is not looking very good. What can I do?
A. Congratulations for
recognizing that your skin is unhappy about something.
This awareness is very critical
body communicates with us constantly. When we don't
listen, serious disorders arise that require extreme
interventions. Fortunately, most skin problems have simple
can be corrected by making a few changes in your home
skin care routine or in lifestyle habits. Our aestheticians
learn to be more aware of the distress signals, so you
can take better care of your skin and yourself.
Q. I know my
skin could use some help, but I don't want
to spend a lot of money. If I visit a professional skin care
salon, won't I end up with a large bill for services
A. You may be surprised to discover that learning just
what your skin needs can save you a lot of aggravation
as well as money. We at Mary Thé build long-term relationships
with our clients by getting to know you and your skin. We
provide highly effective treatments and products for your
skin's condition, then guide you in establishing a
customized home care program.
Q. How can I find a reliable
aesthetician? I want one who can understand what I need—one
who has the experience to safely and effectively help me.
A. Finding a professional whom you can trust is essential.
Without trust, you will only become confused. The best
referrals come from a knowledgeable friend or relative.
the aesthetician personally to see if you can establish
mutual respect and understanding. Make sure that the aesthetician
is licensed, along with having the experience needed to
you with safe and effective services.
Q. I am getting older.
I know I need to take better care of my skin. How do I
A. First of all, it's essential to acknowledge that you are in charge of
your own body's well-being. Responsible self-care requires becoming informed
before making choices. At every age, each of us needs to learn about all aspects
of building and maintaining health. Listening to what your body needs is an important
first step toward assessing the effectiveness of your daily routine. Do you wash
your face every morning and night? Do you put on some protection (lotion, moisturizer)
afterward? What about sunscreen during the day? Do your skin care products provide
nourishment to the skin? It's the simple things we do each day that contribute
the most benefit to our beauty and well-being!
Q. I have had acne for several years now and have tried all kinds of products
purchased from salons and retail stores. Nothing seems to help, and some products
even irritate my skin more. Should I consider taking Acutane?
A. Your symptoms are a sign that for a long
time, your skin has been in need of a different kind of attention from you.
Our bodies communicate to us all
the time. But when we don't hear the small cries, they eventually turn into
the screams of more serious and painful problems. We need to patiently listen
and address the body's needs. At Mary Thé, we recommend solutions
after first understanding each of the contributing factors. And all of our
solutions involve teaching you how to become an active participant in taking
care of the
problem. After going through this process, you will be able to make wiser
choices about your skin, including the one concerning Acutane.
Q. Since I am determined
never to go through plastic surgery, how can I preserve what I have for as
long as possible?
A. Elective surgery is clearly
a deliberate choice you make. It is wonderful that you
are willing to take the responsibility of doing as much
as you can
for yourself. Today's advances in technology and biotechnology provide
us with increasingly more effective options of treatments and products for
However, consumers need to understand that “effectiveness” does
not always mean only an entirely positive outcome. On the contrary, the greater
effectiveness, the more power these treatments and products have to create
new problems. To deal with any potential side effects, professional guidance
necessary. At Mary Thé, we offer a wide variety of treatments and products.
We will recommend only the ones that are appropriate for you. A consultation
with one of our aestheticians can determine the best plan of action for your
particular skin condition.
Q. When the weather turns colder, I notice that my
skin feels drier. What can
I do about this?
A. As the weather changes and we begin to layer our clothing, our skin also
needs extra layers of protection. Choose products that will nourish your skin,
just cover it up. Serums are particularly effective in colder weather, after
which you should seal the skin with appropriate moisturizers. Just as you wear
your warmest coat in the winter, your skin will benefit from special oils or
a heavier moisturizing cream. During this season, be especially aware of your
body's need for water. If your skin feels tight or begins to peel, this
can be a sign of dehydration. Allowing the skin to become too dry can lead to spot
rashes or contact dermatitis, warning signs that your daily routine needs updating.
Remember: Skin care is a lifestyle, not just a facial!