Dehydrated Skin? What can Help?

bride for blog on skincareYes, Captivating Beauty does skincare in the Brainerd Lakes Area! We love helping our customers feel good about themselves.

We’ve seen a lot of clients with dehydrated skin lately. Actually, we hardly see anyone whose skin is really hydrated as it should be. Remember if you are a soon to be bride your skin needs to be hydrated if you desire your makeup to look it’s absolute best.

Here are a few skincare products that will help your feel and look dewy, hydrated and BEAUTIFUL!

Skin Script Summer Essentials: Summer has officially arrived and it is bringing the heat! Warmer temperatures and drier climates can leave your skin feeling dry and looking lackluster. Summer can take its toll on your skin, so it is important to keep your skin hydrated and protected through the harsh summer months.

Hydrate and Protect: With humidity at an all-time low(in the drier clients like Arizona, CA etc…) it is important to replenish your skin with products that are light to the touch yet rich in hydration. Hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and heavy water, help to surge moisture into the skin. An effective anti-aging regimen starts with sun protection- apply a natural SPF alone or under makeup every day regardless of sun exposure (always apply SPF at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply throughout the day).

Skin Script Products: Cucumber Hydration Toner, Ageless Hydrating Serum, and Cacteen Balancing


Captivating-Beauty – Brainerd Lakes leading airbrush makeup and wedding updo experts.

Tracy & Jenn

Licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist

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Protect your Acid Mantle for Younger Looking Skin!

your acid mantle is your guardian angel


Use products that protect your acid mantle…if your skin is dehydrated or dry your acid mantle is already damaged and TEWL is already taking place and destroying your protective barrier.Especially at this time of year the cold and heat is draining our skin of any moisture.

Our skin always needs to be nourished and replenished with antioxidants and serums that will help lock in moisture to your skin.

Our Cucumber Hydrating Toner,  Ageless Serum and Vitamin C will restore and protect your Acid Mantle and will result in younger looking skin. As you know dehydrated skin aging us and ages us quickly.

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Your Skincare Products are Your Best Friend

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Do you know the secret to beautiful skin?  It’s getting the basics right and getting them right  – daily!  

It’s being faithful morning and night and making your skin a priority. Effective skincare is worth the time and investment .  I guarantee your later self will thank you.

Using the right products for your skin type and condition and making sure that each and every product that touches your skin is the perfect fit, will determine how healthy your skin remains as you age.

At the very minimum, your skin care routine should consist of four basic steps: cleanser, toner, moisturizer and  SPF. Establish this routine first,  more steps should not be added until this habit is firmly in place. Corrective and/or nourishing serums should only be added when you have the basics down – daily.

I  often tell my clients when they come in for professional treatments that if they have to choose one over the other, to chose the clinical homecare products first. Without  effective skin care products  anything I do in my treatment room is like flushing your money down the toilet.

Homecare products account for 80% of skin transformations .

We carry organic and clinical skincare products that were developed to address a multitude of skin care needs from adolescent to adult acne, fine lines and wrinkles, dull, sagging skin, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, sun damage, and rosacea.

Our products are Chirally correct meaning that the molecules in the skin care are working with the molecules of the skin

Remember how you take care of your skin now will pave the road for how beautiful your skin will look  as you age.

Our products are priced to be accessible and affordable to all who desire beautiful, healthier younger looking skin

Make your skin a priority – your older self will thank you!!

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Daily Skin Renewal for Mature Women

transform your skin

Where did the summer go? Fall has snuck up on us and it hardly seems possible. Kids are back in school and hopefully life has settled down some from the business of summer.

With the coming of fall and the changing of seasons, it is the perfect time to revamp your skincare regimen. It’s time to correct and undo all that the summer sun has done to the skin, it’s time exfoliate all the dead skin and reveal that fresh beautiful glow.

The best place to start is by getting back to the basics. Make a daily commitment to take care of your skin. Make your skin a priority. Your later self will thank you for it!

Cleansing is one of the first steps toward beautiful skin. Without proper cleansing  and without professional homecare products the skin can not be healed or made whole.

It is recommended to cleanse for at least one minute and if you wear makeup double cleanse in the evening. Using the right cleanser for your skin type is vital. If you are dry and tight after you cleanse that particular cleanser is not the right fit for your skin.

Personally I have about 4 cleansers that I switch out depending on my skin. I love using the Oil Cleansing Method at least a couple of times a week. From there I look at my skin and assess what type of cleanser is needed. If it feels a little dry I use my Creamy Cleanser and if I feel like it needs a deeper cleanse I use either the Green Tea or Glycolic. cleanser.  Cleansing is the first critical step toward beautiful skin.

~ A gentle exfoliator is a must for your skin. It exfoliates the dead skin cells, plus allows the other treatment serums to penetrate more readily. All I use is Skin Scripts Retinol Scrub. It’s gentle yet powerful and gets the job done. I leave it in the shower so it’s convenient and easy to use.

~ Toner – Toner restores the pH of the skin and preps your skin to receive all the active ingredients and helps them effectively penetrate.  When your skin is still damp from the toner  apply the treatment serums.

~ Serums are one of your best friends. Serums will bring about the greatest transformation to your skin.   If you deal with acne, sun-damage, hyper-pigmentation or if your skin needs brightening or resurfacing you don’t want to miss this step. Since serums are very concentrated and active it is best to see your Licensed Esthetician to find out what your skin needs are and to make sure you follow directions precisely to bring about the greatest change.

~ Moisturizer is crucial for beautiful glowing skin. All skin, even oily, needs to be hydrated and moisturized. Especially now that we have entered in to the fall weather and soon to be winter your skin will be looking for hydration and moisture. For younger looking skin this is key!

~Sunscreen – Over 85% of aging skin is caused by the sun and environmental factor. If you desire to age gracefully protect your skin. Wear it daily winter, summer, spring and fall. When its raining, cloudy or sunshiny. Find a sunscreen with active ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for the best protection.