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Most Underrated Skincare Essentials

Holly Anne Alviar

Most Underrated Skincare Essentials

Often times when I am finished with my clients in the treatment room, they ask for skincare recommendations. Most of them will purchase a cleanser, serum and moisturizer, which are great! But there are a few products that they under look. Here are some of their excuses: Toners "I don't think I need a toner," "It looks like water," "I am lazy," "I don't think it does anything."  There are several purposes of a toner and everyone should use one according to their skin type and concerns. A toner will balance the pH of the skin, hydrates, prepares your skin to absorb...


Work Out for Healthy Skin

Holly Anne Alviar

Tags acne, exercise, glow, skincare, workout, wrinkles

Work Out for Healthy Skin

You may have heard that aerobic exercise is good for your skin, but how? Here are 4 great ways that exercise can improve skin. 1. Acne ReductionRegular physical activity will help to increase blood circulation and nourish skin. Blood and oxygen flowing through the skin help to draw out toxins in the body, including toxins, oil and dirt out of the pores.Exercise also produces endorphins that help to reduce stress levels. Stress reduction and endorphins will help to decrease cortisol levels that provoke acne.2. Better SleepExercise helps you to rest and sleep better. Your body and skin repair itself when you...


Please Vote Couture Aesthetics for "Best Facial"

Holly Anne Alviar

Please Vote Couture Aesthetics for "Best Facial"

Dear Valued Client,In 2015, I was a nominee on Bay Area A-List for Best facial. Gratefully, I was ranked 3rd place out of 63 nominees. This year I am nominated again for Best Facial. Please help me out by placing your vote. Every vote counts! Thank you for your kind support and loyalty.  To vote, please click on image below. Thank you!   Yours truly, SkinPro Holly


Topical Ingredients for Acne

Holly Anne Alviar

Topical Ingredients for Acne

When I get new clients that come in with acne concerns, about 50% of the time they don't know what the active ingredients are in their skin care regimen. Although they may be using a mild cleanser and moisturizer, sometimes those cleansers and moisturizers may not be targeting the acne or making the issue worse.Sometimes my clients come in and tell me they their dermatologists gave them prescriptions that never worked. The problem I found with that is because the doctor had failed to find the root cause of the acne. One of factors is because the client did not know what products to use or treatments needed to target acne.Click on the video below to find out the active ingredients...


Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is NOT "Acne Scarring"

Holly Anne Alviar

Tags acne, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Since Acne Vulgaris is the number one skin disorder in America, I get a lot of acneic clients that come in and ask me about how to get rid of acne scars. Sometimes it is acne scarring, but most times, what they are actually pointing out, are the dark marks or discoloration where they have had active acne. Those dark spots are called Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, aka PIP or PIH. Post-inflammatory pigmentation occurs as the body's defense mechanism in response to inflammation of acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or injury. Luckily, the pigmentation will fade with time and there are several different ways to treat...