Ask the Expert with HerMD
The weather is slowly changing, in Cincinnati it seems its still Winter time, but we are officially in Spring. Now is the best time to start transitioning your skincare. I’ve asked Lexi, Aesthetic manager & esthetician at HerMD for her best advice on transitioning your skincare.
5 Tips to Transitioning Skincare:
- A good skincare regimen is a little bit of a lifestyle change. Cleaning your skin twice a day is a great place to start. When you brush your teeth, you should cleanse your skin.
- Lighten up your skincare routine. With the warmer months, let your skin breathe. The heavy moisturizers, deep hydrating masks may not be what your skin needs in the summertime. If you aren't wearing a coat neither should your skin.
-Using a moisturizer that can be used AM and PM is a simple but effective way to lighten your skincare routine and allow the skin to shine
-Protecting your skin is the #1 anti-aging treatment on the market. This means using a quality SPF and Vitamin C every day is non-negotiable. Vitamin C helps protect your skin against sun damage. This can help prevent hyperpigmentation in ALL skin types. SPF 30+ should be applied directly after your skincare products and before your makeup. Re-Applying with a powder sunscreen is an easy way to stay on top of it throughout the day.
-Why is sunscreen important, especially for darker skin types?
Darker skin types can hyperpigmented (dark spots) or hypopigmented (white spots) very easily due to the melanocytes being so prominent in the skin. Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to prevent uneven skin tone and wrinkles.
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It's My Boss-aversary!
4 years ago today, I bet on me
It’s my Boss-aversary! I stepped out on faith and left my corporate job. I decided to bet on me, despite it all it’s been one of the best decisions I could ever make.
Being a full time entrepreneur has not been easy, its been hard - really hard but the rewards have been abundant. My name has entered rooms I never imagined, I’ve met so many people that have helped me along the way, I’ve been supported and uplifted by amazing people including many of you reading this now. God has blessed me in many ways. I’m just a girl who decided to love herself and share her sparkle.
Thank you for letting me⭐️
Do you Have Stubborn Chin Fat?
I tried Cool-sculpting and here’s what happened...
Let’s rewind. So, what exactly is Cool-sculpting? Cool sculpting is an FDA approved fat freezing body procedure kills up to 25% unwanted fat cells. I wanted to tackle this stubborn chin fat that just won’t go away. I had to hit up my favorite places HerMD to see if this was a good option for me.
The procedure was not painful at all, you feel a slight tingling sensation then cold. Results can be seen in a couple weeks or more, so stay tuned. I chose to try this procedure because its less invasive, only takes 45 mins for each treated area and I was told I was a great candidate for it.
HerMD has reached the Preferred Crystal Status for CoolSculpting providers. This means you can trust us to treat you with the utmost education, training, experience, and care. Not all practices offering CoolSculpt has reached this status, so as ethical medically trained physicians, nurses and staff, we warn you to choose your provider for this life-changing procedure carefully.
No Surgery. No Downtime. This FDA approved fat freezing body procedure kills up to 25% unwanted fat cells (and not the cells that surround them) by freezing them. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and gets rid of these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Once your treatment is through, you can go about your day as normal. The frozen fat cells will be naturally eliminated from your body in the coming weeks or months. Once they are gone – they are gone for good. The new technology offered by CoolSculpting also means that you can say goodbye to stubborn cellulite and skin laxity issues.
If this is something, you’d be interested in trying, head over to www.hermdhealth.com and schedule a consultation – make sure you tell them Morgan sent you!
Is it Safe? CoolSculpting is FDA approved and has been used by more than 2 million men and women worldwide.
Does it hurt? During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.
Are there any side effects? Rare side effects may occur. Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and firmness; transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area; tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself. Talk to your doctor if these side effects persist past 2 weeks or worsen over time.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for CoolSculpting? The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Beauty starts on the Inside
Curvy Cardio premiered in 2014 as a tool to aid women within the inner-city community with facing the challenges of a healthier lifestyle. Participants are given access to an online portal that features meal preparation and healthy tips, at home workouts, and resources to achieve their wellness goals at an affordable rate. Additionally, participants are invited to participate in a private Facebook support group, fitness classes, and variety tools to aid with success. The core goal to terminate dangerous diets and increase daily healthy choices/physical activity has spread to women within the city of Cincinnati and across the country.
Curvy Cardio seeks to partner with organizations that helps us accomplish those goals such as the Black Women’s Health Movement (BWHM). The BWHM is designed to engage and empower African American women across the socioeconomic spectrum of our community to live healthier lives — body and mind.
Over the course of the next few months, Herald Beauty will be giving some healthy lifestyle tips so you can stay beautiful from the inside out. Beauty comes in many forms and taking care of your physical and mental is just as important. There is still time to join Curvy Cardio this year for FREE and have access to many great tools and resources from the Black Women’s Health Moment and more. For more information visit www.morganaowens.com, follow @curvycardio and @bwhmovement on Instagram.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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