Beauty CAN be Skin Deep

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer weather.Blog 3.1
Lying by the pool or on the beach, soaking up the sun with friends and family, it doesn’t get better than that.    And don’t forget to bring and use your sun screen and drink plenty of water.  It’s important for women of all ages to take care of your skin.

We all like the feel of the warmth and the light of the sun radiating on our skin but we also know too much can be harmful.  You never want to overdo it.   I just hate getting a sun burn.   It leads to peeling and blotchy skin.  You find it hard to cover it up with makeup.  You peel and skin is flaking all over the place.  It’s a nasty mess.  And it takes a couple weeks before you get your skin back to normal.

So why go through that?  I guess we are just gluttons for punishment.  Sorry I’m getting off track.

My point here is to have everyone enjoy the summer sun and keep looking beautiful while we’re doing it.  An important factor of it is to know what type of skin we have and what we need to do to take care of it.

Here’s how skin types vary based on one of the most common methods of classifying skin types, “The Fitzpatrick Scale”.  They are white (Type 1 – which always burns), beige (Type 2 – usually burn & tans with difficulty), light brown (Type 3 – sometimes burns, slow tanning), medium brown (Type 4 – rarely burns, fast tanning), dark brown (Type 5 – rarely burns, fast and easy tanning) and black (Type 6 – almost never burns, fast and dark tanning).

Just to give a little more clarity here are some examples of people with these skin types:
White – Anne Hathaway, Beige – Jennifer Aniston, Light Brown – Sandra Bullock, Medium brown – Jessica Alba, Dark Brown – Beyoncé  and Black – Naomi Campbell.

Which type do you see yourself in?

Blog 3.2Once that’s determined, you can then figure out what you need to protect your skin.  The lower the number on the Fitzpatrick Scale the higher the SPF is needed.  Always choose a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection (UVA & UVB).  UVA rays can cause the skin to age premature and UVB rays cause sunburn.  Use sunscreen year round and don’t let any product lull you into a false sense of security about sun exposure.  A combination of sunscreen and common sense is your best bet.

So now that I shared that let’s get back to enjoying our summer and being beautiful.   If you have questions for me, feel free to call me.

And I’ll close today with our motto here at Beauty EverLasting which is

                                     “Lasting Beauty for a Beautiful You!”

Welcome to Beauty EverLasting’s

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Beauty Everlasting is starting this blog to share with everyone some of the ins and outs of the beauty industry and also provide some fun facts along the way.

Now to get started, a little about us, Beauty EverLasting was established in 2006 and is owned and operated by me, Brenda Wolk.   I love my work and over the years I’ve learned that I love to talk and share my experiences with all of my clients and friends.   So that’s the reason we wanted to create this blog. I want everyone to know all about beauty.  I’m currently a board certified Permanent Cosmetic Specialist licensed in the state of New Jersey, a certified member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (CPCP) and a Fellow member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation (FAAM).    I have been in the business for over 10 years and performed over 1000 permanent cosmetics procedures during that time.  And just recently I was certified as a permanent cosmetics trainer by the SPCP which is only the second SPCP approved trainer in New Jersey.

This inaugural blog, I wanted to step back and give you all a history lesson on permanent cosmetics.

CleopatraPermanent Cosmetics is an ancient and highly artistic occupation that has achieved professional standing within the cosmetology, health care, and medical communities. Also known as Micropigmentation, it is a specialty that requires specific specialized education and training. Artistic and technical skill combined with extreme attention to tiny detail determines the final look of the inserted pigment. Other names describing related processes include derma pigmentation, micro pigmentation, permanent cosmetics and cosmetic tattooing.

Archaeological evidence indicates that permanent cosmetics was practiced among people in the late Stone Age, about 3300 B.C.  These markings are the earliest known evidence of permanent cosmetics.  More widely recognized are those found on Egyptian & Nubian mummies dating from about 2000 B.C.  Evidence of permanent cosmetics has also been found in China some 1000 years before Christ. The Incas, Mayans, Aztecs, Greeks and Egyptians are also among the cultures to use this practice more than 2000 years ago. To create beauty, and to designate status or prestige were among cultural reasons, both past and present.

Between then and now, there have been numerous advances in technology which have impacted methodology and colors that are manufactured for cosmetic tattooing. A variety of machines and manual methods is available along with an array of pigment manufacturers to choose from, but the simple principles of placing color under the surface of the skin remain the same.

So that’s a little history lesson.  I hoped you liked it.

We want to keep this fun for everyone, so we would like to have a bit of a casual lingo go on in here and disperse from the boring professional talk, we want our visitors to see us as human beings with a touch of heart.

So check back soon & we will continue to provide you with
Lasting Beauty for a Beautiful You!