Tips For Clear Skin

Get enough rest and reduce your stress. Stress stimulates the adrenal gland and in the acne-prone individual, the adrenal gland promotes oil production which leads to clogged pores.

Stay away from foods, vitamin supplements and sports drinks/bars that contain iodides. Iodized salt, seafood, fish, seaweed, fast foods, dairy products and especially kelp tablets (as taken for thyroid support) are not good for acne. Contrary to popular opinion, chocolate and greasy foods (unless they contain salt, which most do) do not aggravate acne.

Stay away from “high androgen” foods. These are found in peanuts, peanut oil, peanut butter, corn oil, wheat germ, shellfish, organ meats (i.e. liver, sweetbreads and heart). These contain hormones that exacerbate acne.

Some swimming pool disinfectants contain iodides and chlorine, which can remain in the water, causing skin problems for frequent swimmers. Many swimmers find that the combination of hot and humid weather, the physical exercise of swimming and the chlorinated pools can cause major acne flare-ups.

Don’t pick. Instead of picking blemishes, rub ice on pustules and pimples for about five minutes, twice a day. Try to catch them when they are first forming and they most likely will go away. You can use Benzoyl Peroxide for this, but the surrounding tissue may get very dry.

Use fragrance-free detergents such as Cheer Free, All Free & Clear, Tide Free or Arm & Hammer Free.

Do not use fabric softeners and/or fabric softener sheets in the dryer, especially on pillowcases as they cause a waxy residue that can clog pores on acne-prone individuals. If you are worried about static cling, then use some anti-static cling balls that you can purchase from Beth Bath and Beyond for $5. facials

Avoid low-estrogen birth control pills: Norplant, Provera, and Depo-Provera. Also progesterone hormone replacement Premarin can be problematic. If you have polycystic ovaries, they will cause hormonal changes and breakouts. See our article about birth control for more information. Also, the taking of birth control pills may delay the onset of acne and once off them, you may experience the acne you would’ve had before taking them.

Do not use cosmetics OR hair products that contain pore-clogging ingredients. See our article on Pore Clogging Ingredients complete list. Retin A has the pore-clogging ingredient, isopropyl myristate, as its first ingredient.

Limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen. Although sun exposure causes desirable scaling and drying, it also damages the follicle, exacerbates hyper pigmentation, causes skin cancer and premature aging and can cause “solar acne” later in life, as well as “Acne Majorca” also caused by sunlight. Warm climates with heat and humidity can exacerbate acne.

Wear a noncomedogenic sunscreen every day regardless of whether you go outside or not. This is very important especially if you are using product for your acne!

Grand Reopening-May 26th!!

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Grand Reopening-May 26th!!

❤️I just want to begin by thanking everyone for the love during these extraordinary times! Your online retail and gift card purchases, texts, emails and phone calls over the last 2 months have been overwhelming, and I am deeply grateful for your support! As most are aware, the Safer at Home mandate has been lifted and we are now allowed to open for business!! My top priority has always been to keep clients safe and healthy. Clean Slate Spa is now working behind the scenes implementing training on new health, safety, and...

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Spa Closing Update: COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spa Closing Update: COVID-19

Due to the recent developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I must announce that Clean Slate Spa will no longer be accepting appointments.  Clean Slate Spa was deemed a ‘non-essential” business and must remained closed. I remained hopeful that I could stay open and continue to provide services, but the safety and health of my amazing clients and the community, as well as my beautiful family is my number one priority.  With that being said, I will remain closed until April 30th. However, events which are beyond my control will...

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Try Our New OxyGeneo Facial!!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Try Our New OxyGeneo Facial!!

HOW THE OXYGENEO FACIAL WORKS: Clean Slate Spa is so excited to be the first spa in the Milwaukee area to have OxyGeneo technology as part of our superior equipment that gives your skin an instant glow! The OxyGeneo actually oxygenates from the inside out! The patented exfoliating process allows for the penetration of powerful serums which brighten and smooth the skin! This treatment allows your skin to respond by sending oxygen-rich blood to the treated area, thus increasing the blood flow and the metabolism of essential skin nutrients in...

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November is OxyGeneo Facial Month!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

November is OxyGeneo Facial Month!

3-in-1 Super Facial that combines Exfoliation. Infusion. Oxygenation.       HOW THE OXYGEN FACIAL WORKS: Clean Slate Spa is so excited to be the first spa in the Milwaukee area to have OxyGeneo technology as part of our superior equipment that gives your skin an instant improvement and glow.  The OxyGeneo actually oxygenates the skin using a patented bicarbonate disk that generates oxygen flow from the inside out. The patented exfoliating process allows for the penetration of powerful serums which brighten and smooth the skin. ...

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Vampire Microneedling Infusion Facial-Scary Good!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vampire Microneedling Infusion Facial-Scary Good!

I LOVE stem cells not only for the beautiful results in the skin, but also knowing they come from healthy individuals who donate their bone marrow, the most powerful form of stem cells on the market. AnteAGE, a cutting edge skincare company, has their own lab on the campus at UCLA. I get the products directly from them, which makes me feel extra safe knowing exactly where these little miracle age reducers are coming from! No Blood Draw Means No Fear of Contamination Powerful and nurturing growth factors & cytokines for optimal skin health...

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October is Dermaplaning and Vampire Hydrojelly Mask Month!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

October is Dermaplaning and Vampire Hydrojelly Mask Month!

    Dermaplaning is a safe and incredibly efficient exfoliation procedure used to remove dry and unhealthy layers of skin. This exfoliation treatment immediately improves fine lines and wrinkles, removes vellus hair and increases the absorption rate of skin care products, while providing a more radiant glow. Dermaplaning helps to revitalize and rejuvenate the top layers of your skin through the practice of a controlled surgical blade giving it a smoother appearance overall. Add the Vampire Hydrojelly mask to stimulate collagen...

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September is Hydrafacial Month!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

September is Hydrafacial Month!

I am pretty amazed when I talk to a longtime client about the benefits of great skincare, only to find out they had no idea I even offer facials at Clean Slate Spa! While I love my waxing and eyelash extensions, I am pretty embarrassed I haven’t been doing my job properly if I haven’t articulated my love for facials and skincare and the importance of receiving treatments. Going forward each month, I will highlight a new treatment and offer it with a “TRY ME” pricing, in hopes to get clients thinking about their skin...

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Now Offering Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now Offering Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening!

ABOUT FP SKIN TIGHTENING Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening uses plasma, an ionized gas, to tighten skin non-surgically. Treatments are generally done is less than one hour, are virtually painless, and requires only local numbing. While the treatment device itself never touches the skin, the plasma flash creates a tiny dot (carbon crusts) upon contact. These superficial dots, which form in a symmetrical grid over the treatment area, are part of the normal healing process, and will fall off 5-7 days post-treatment. Clients can return to their...

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All New Facial Treatments!!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All New Facial Treatments!!

Part of my job (the super fun part besides meeting really cool clients) involves staying on top of the latest skincare, makeup, and beauty trends. I love to do research on skin products, as well as treatments that introduce new ingredients and modalities my clients are looking for! As an esthetician for the last 15 years, my goal has always been to provide my clients with honest and accurate info by navigating through the hype about skincare out in the market, as well as services here at Clean Slate Spa. So, let’s talk about a hot topic that...

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Are You In?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are You In?

I am super excited to announce that I will be moving to my new location on November 5th!! Many of you are aware that I wanted to celebrate my 10 years in business by bringing a completely fresh and updated environment. I can’t wait to show you!!            The new address for Clean Slate Spa:            19265 W. Capitol Drive Suite 101                 Brookfield WI 53045 All appointments November 2nd, 2018 will continue at my current location. The website and telephone number will remain the same. Please feel free to text or call (262)...

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