Category Archives: Simple Beauty Insiders

Decade Dosing: What You’ll Need At Every Age

How much Botox®, filler, or any other cosmetic treatment will you need at 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60? While every client will be slightly different, Decade Dosing can give you a good idea what to expect at any age. The recommendations below are based on what we’ve seen through years of experience with hundreds of clients. If you’d like…

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Makeup for Mature Skin | Video Tutorial

Video Notes & Tips from Babette! 1. Priming around your eyes ensures that concealer and eyeshadow applied later go on smooth and don’t crease. I use Glo Fill Perfecting Primer here on my eyelids and my under my eyes to hide the bags! 2. Then I primed the rest of my face, with a little extra attention paid to my…

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Your Guide to Every Type of Facial

There are so many types of facials these days! It used to be a simple treatment for cleaning out pores and cleansing your skin, but has since morphed into an umbrella term for a variety of face treatments. What type of facial should you get? When should you get it? Is it okay to get a few days before your…

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A Brief History of Botox

Towards the end of the 18th century small towns in Southern Germany suffered an outbreak of a strange and deadly illness that poisoned its victims’ nerves, causing progressive shut down, or paralysis of essential physical functions. A local medical officer and poet by the name of Justinus Kerner studied more than 200 cases of this disease before publishing the first accurate and complete description…

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Dermaplaning 101

Queen Cleopatra is said to have frequently bathed in sour milk, which acts as an exfoliant due to it’s lactic acid content. In fact, ancient Egypt is where exfoliation first appeared. The Egyptians practiced many techniques in addition to sour milk baths, such as scrubbing their skin with alabaster and applying a paste made from sand and aloe. Various other cultures throughout…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

  Skin Cancer Facts  Most common form of cancer in the U.S. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer Forms of skin cancer include: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous—it may again as a mole that alters in  appearance or could originate on normal skin. More than 90% are caused by mutations in…

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HOW TO: Clean Your Makeup Brushes

If you’re using your makeup brushes or sponges daily, you should be deep cleaning them at least every two weeks. I know what you’re thinking… “Why would I need to clean my brushes that often?” The answers to that question are as follows: “Through daily use, makeup brushes can accumulate dead skin cells, dirt, oil, pollution, and bacteria,” says Dr. Debbie…

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