S20: The World Of The Esthetician.

Show Notes:  Contact your local Department of state licensing and request an Esthetician packet. This packet will include the study hours required before taking the state exam for licensing.  Find your niche -specialize in an area that you really enjoy.  Here are some ideas: skincare therapist,  makeup artistry, medical aesthetics, cosmetic laser technician, beauty writer, spa/cosmetic sales representative, and oncology esthetics.  In New York you are required to complete a 600 hour program.  Please visit as many schools as possible before making a decision. Best of luck to you!










S19: Harp Therapy To Reduce Stress?

There is no doubt that stress has an impact on our skin health.  Just think about the last time that you were stressed out.  Maybe you experienced a break out in pimples or itchy skin.  If you are struggling with a certain skin condition such as rosacea you may have discovered how stress exasperates it.  Stress will worsen any medical challenge that you may be undergoing.   Life challenges are part of our human experience and stress is in the mix of it all.  One of the most powerful tools that we have to ease stress is through music.  Most especially what is being termed as “harp therapy”.  Harp therapist practice in hospitals, hospices,  and other medical settings.  As a Healing harpist practitioner, I  included “harp therapy” into my oncology Esthetics. I discovered that there is -clearly- a mind/ body connection when harp therapy is administered.    Music of any kind that  is calming to you is a great tool in stress reduction.  There is a great deal of brain activity going on with music therapy.  Another stress reducer is actually learning how to play a musical instrument.  Another benefit is that it increases HgH which is the human growth hormone produced by the pituitary glands which declines with age.  HgH helps keep our skin healthy and slows down the aging process.  Incorporating music has a positive effecs on all levels most especially our skin health.

Stress reduction sources:  Calm Radio -Harp, Hoffman Academy (piano Lessons), Harp Therapy International (Harp Therapy program).









S17: Waxing Precautions

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First things first, your waxing spa should look clean as soon as you step foot in the door. Cleanliness is  number one.  If it doesn’t look clean, leave as fast as you can. You don’t want to regret stepping foot in and leaving with a nasty infection due to unsanitary practices.Visit the waxing spa first and then make your appointment after your inspection.  The number one sign of a great skincare therapist is the consultation.  You should be handed a consultation form because this will document any medications, health conditions such as Aids, lupus, rosacea, diabetes, allergies, or any cosmetic procedures that may be a contraindication to waxing. Of course, if you are under a doctor’s care you must check with he/she before changing your health care regiment. You will want to consult with your physician if you are taking any blood thinners such as medication for high blood pressure or platelets before waxing.  Always partner with your physician if you have any medical concerns or questions.Remember to use your gut instinct and don’t get lazy in the rush to get your face waxed.

There should be a beauty specialist license displayed at the entrance of spa or within your view at operator’s station. Make sure that your operator’s credentials are posted and don’t be shy to ask.

2.  The spa must be clean, sufficient lighting at work area, tables should be sanitized after each use. Waxing applicators can only be used once on a client and must be discarded.  Never allow an operator to continue work if you have observed “double dipping” meaning using the same applicator twice. By the way, many women right here in our upscale salons are leaving after brazillian waxes with a nasty viral skin infection  -molluscum contagiosum raised pearl-like papules or nodules -as a result of double dipping.

3.  Before an operator place his/her hands on your face for the waxing make sure that they have washed their hands EVEN if they wear gloves.

4.  What type of wax?  You don’t want any tearing of your skin.  There is hard wax for bikini and underarms which is much more gentle and will adhere to the hair opposed to your skin. Soft wax is used large areas. Both methods are applied but removed differently.

Thank you joining me and please feel free to leave your comments or questions  via email.


S16: How To Have Luscious and Kissable Lips.

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A  kiss starts out great when you have soft inviting lips. One of the “must do” for your lips is lightly exfoliating them.  Consistency is the key to great health and super skin and taking regular care of your lips is part of that routine.  One of the best ways to get into a routine that will lead you to soft lips is the basic kitchen cupboard sugar scrub. Place a bit of brown sugar in a glass bowl and add a bit of olive oil.  You will only need a very small amount for your lips. Apply on your lips and massage in circular motions gently.  You can use a very soft baby toothbrush, or a wet  wash cloth to help exfoliate your lips. Do this for about a minute and then rinse with warm water. It is very important to rehydrate your lips so I recommend using a little coconut oil.  Avoid petroleum based products if you choose the over the counter products and any other chemicals that may actually cause break outs around your mouth. You can always add honey instead of olive oil which is super yummy for your lips as well. By the way, your lips can get sunburn too especially your lower lip so protect your lips from the sun. Consider trying Badger Sunscreen lip balm with SPF 15. They also have a very nice coca butter for dry lips. A little effort on your part everyday will keep your lips kissable too.  Thanks for joining me today! Make it a great day!


S15: How to Have Heathy and Longer Eyelashes

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30 day challenge for you.   https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQBmT-cpXyjKDu4fnpNDQgg3RWfwL74Bf24XNt_W2I18c7_Fqxs I always say that the best cosmetic counter can be found in your kitchen.  When a child my mom, at the first sign of illness, would give me a spoonful of “yucky” castor oil. Decades later, I get one of my,”aha” moments  and it all becomes crystal clear.   Mom was right! Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which prevents the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast, viruses and molds. This stuff is great!  There are lots of products aimed at ‘growing” longer lashes but not without a cost.  They are very expensive and you are more likely to be allergic to one or more of the ingredients. Of course, you can be allergic to anything  so it is advisable that you always test your products out including castor oil.  The castor oil I use costs under $20 and it lasts for what seems forever. The shelf life is long and the only ingredient: Pure, cold pressed organic ricinus communis which means castor oil and that’s it.  My drinking days of castor oil are long gone but using it for my face and lashes is always welcomed.  I use castor oil as a cleanser too.  The oil lifts the dirt and moisturizes my skin. The interesting thing is that oily and dry skin can use this as a cleanser. I even make my own hand sanitizer using castor oil as one of the ingredients! You can use it for your hair too.  Castor oil has so many uses but for now we’ll concentrate on how to grow beautiful lashes and eyebrows too. 

STEP BY STEP –Always Test First! Check for any allergic reactions!

‘1.   Use only Organic Castor oil.  If you can’t find an organic one email us at cieloscent@gmail.com or call 516 499-1496. 
2.   Use only at night and place a cover on your pillow.  Castor oil tends to stain. 
3.   Wash your hands with soap and water if you will be using your fingertips around your eye.  
4.    Preferably, place a teaspoon of castor oil in a small glass bowl and apply with a Q-tip on the eye lid top and bottom. Place some on eyebrows if you want growth. 
5.   If you have some left you can place it on your nail cuticles. 
 It’s that simple.  You need to be patient but as each week passes you will actually see hair growth on lash line. Your lashes should be longer, thicker and beautiful within 30 days.  IMPORTANT:  If you have any medical issues or concerns please consult with your medical professional.  The posts and comments on this blog are personal opinions and should not be taken as medical advice. Consult with your medical practitioner. Thank you.  



S14: Pure Vegetable Glycerin As A Moisturizer

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This blog is intended to offer suggestions and you should check with your doctor first if you have a medical condition or have any questions.

Okay, let’s talk PURE vegetable Glycerin.  Glycerin is a humectant and it is a clear-colored liquid. What’s a humectant?  It simply means that it absorbs water from the air and brings moisture to your skin. This allows for your skin to remain super-soft and hydrated.  It is very important that you purchase PURE vegetable glycerin by your local vitamin store or whole foods.The product is very inexpensive  depending on store but normally around $5.50.  This will last you a long time because you only need a tiny bit and it has a lengthy shelf life.  If you are sensitive to smells-not to worry-it is completely odorless and won’t clog your pores. This is a very thick and sticky substance and I like to dilute it with Rosewater.  Okay, so how do you use this on your face?
First time use try it at night on one side of your face and  in small amounts. Make sure that you are not sensitive to it in anyway.  AVOID eye area completely. Okay?

If you can pour some of the glycerin in a small glass bottle with dropper (cobalt) that would make it easier to use. Place two drops of Glycerin in a little dish and three drops of rose water or regular water.  Gently mix and apply with a cotton. Depending on your skin-you may feel a slight warmth to your skin but if you find uncomfortable then rinse it off.  You may prefer to simply (like I do) spritz your face with rose or regular water first and then apply a tiny amount of glycerin.  The warmth to your face is not harmful but if you are uncomfortable then rinse it off. You can use it under your make up and for me it temporarily shrinks my deep laugh lines (don’t tell). Vegetable Glycerin is hypoallergenic and is antibacterial making it great for acne prone skin. Some people use it on their hair and love it.  Personally, I have never tried it on my hair but intend to and will share the results with you. There you have it!   Another inexpensive way to take care of the skin!


S13: Skin Hygiene 101


http://skincaretalkradio.cieloscent.com – You can reach me at: skincare4radio@gmail.com We are such creature of habits that we may not notice the not-so-healthy things we do that affects our skin health.

1.  Never place your dirty hands on your face.

2.  Do not pick at your face.

3.  Keep your fingernails clean and trim.

4. Never go to sleep with makeup on your face.

5. Use a clean wash cloth.

The path to great skin is consistency.  Everything we do is cumulative so by following the proper skincare we can prevent premature aging.


S12: Considering A Bird Poop Facial?

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Pampering to ease the stress is certainly inviting and great for those who can afford an over $200 facial but what if your treatment consisted of bird poop? Yes, I said bird poop-actually this is nothing new. Bird poop facials originated in Japan.  Geishas used lead based white makeup and as a result a variety of skin conditions arose. It was discovered that nightingale droppings actually soothed and whitened the skin.  The removal of  theatrical makeup was easy to remove which further encouraged the use of”bird poop” in their beauty regiment.  In Japan, the droppings are harvested in “nightingale farms” making it a controlled environment. The birds are fed a special diet consisting of organic seeds. The nightingale dropping is dehydrated and then sanitized via UV light to make product bacteria free. Next, it is grounded into a fine white powder and then rotated in a special container for 18 hours.  After all this, it is ready to be sold and distributed as a beauty aid. Rice bran is added as an exfoliating agent and to control any odor.  The white powder is mixed with water making it a paste and then massaged into the skin.

The entire facial will take approximately one hour and can run anywhere from $180 to 225.00.


S11: How To Begin Juicing For Glowing Skin

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Hi Everyone!  One of the greatest things that you can do for your body and skin is juicing.  Start off lightly juicing produce such as apples, celery, cucumber and pears. Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Nutritional Face Lift is a nice way to introduce your body to wonderful omega 3’s and antioxidant’s and your skin will absolutely love it!  http://www.perriconemd.com/display.do?ruleID=100744   Include some light exercise at least 30 minutes.  Small daily deposits into your health will make a world of difference in your overall well-being and skin appearance.Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy the Podcast!


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