ASCP Skin Deep

JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2018

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www.ascpskincare.com 51 Notes 1. David Frederick et al., "Correlates of Appearance and Weight Satisfaction in a U.S. National Sample: Personality, Attachment Style, Television Viewing, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction," Body Image 17: 191–203. 2. Statista.com, "Size of the Global Male Grooming Market from 2012 to 2024," accessed November 2017, www.statista.com/statistics/287643/ global-male-grooming-market-size. 3. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, "New AAFPRS Survey Points to Growing 'Man'tenance Trend," accessed November 2017, www.aafprs.org/ media/press-release/20170622.html. 4. T. Pavicic et al., "Efficacy of Cream-Based Novel Formulations of Hyaluronic Acid of Different Molecular Weights in Anti-Wrinkle Treatment," Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 10, no. 9 (September 2011): 990–1000. Seaweed Treatment Mask This type of treatment is good for all skin types, and should include a soothing facial massage followed by a freshly mixed peel-off seaweed mask to hydrate, cool, and soothe skin while improving the appearance of skin tone and clarity. This treatment can be performed alone or in conjunction with a deep cleanse with a manual exfoliant such as mud or honey and almond, or with a chemical exfoliant such as a glycolic peel. For men, these treatments are particularly good after sunburn or exposure to extreme weather conditions, or to reduce the appearance of post- shave irritation. This treatment should take less than 30 minutes. To perform: Cleanse and tone the face with a cleanser, toner, or astringent appropriate to the skin type. Apply a hydrating seaweed-based serum if skin is oily, or a cream that contains peptides and hyaluronic acid if skin is dry, environmentally compromised, or showing signs of aging. Massage for 5–10 minutes. Mix an alginate seaweed powder with a seaweed-based gel containing aloe and orange water together in a medical-grade rubber bowl to create a peel-off mask. Apply to the face with a spatula in upward motions. Place soothing eye pads containing seaweed and green tea extracts over the eyes and let set for 10–15 minutes. You can administer a gentle hand and neck massage while waiting for the mask to set. Loosen the edges of the mask and gently peel off the mask. Remove excess residue with damp cotton squares. Spray a hydrating seaweed mist or toner all over the face and neck, then moisturize those areas with the appropriate moisturizer. Apply a brightening eye gel to the area, and don't forget to recommend home care products! For full facial rejuvenation, this treatment can be expanded to 55 minutes by first applying the serum with a 5-minute massage, then cream with another 10-minute massage. A mineral-based hardening mask applied over the seaweed mask (once set) will warm the products underneath, enhancing the benefits. Place tissues along the periphery of the seaweed mask and apply the mineral mask. Once set, remove the facial tissues by tearing them off; this loosens the suction between the two mask layers. Take the mineral mask in both hands, on each side of the jawbone, and rock back and forth slowly, gently lifting off the mask in one piece. Then proceed with removal of the seaweed mask as above and finish. The skin will look rejuvenated and younger.

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