BB Crème Redefined — Lira Clinical Blog

Take a look into the history of BB Crèmes before witnessing the next generation of cosmetic skincare technology.

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Microblading, What Is It?

Microblading has become very popular recently, and for a good reason. 

Eyebrow embroidery, also known as microblading, is a semi permanent tattooing technique used to define or correct sparse or uneven eyebrows. The reason microblading has become the more popular choice over permanent cosmetic tattooing is just that, it’s not permanent.

Because the face changes shape as aging occurs as well as hair color and brow style changes, your face should never permanently be tattooed. You want to be able to revisit color and shape every few years. There in lies the beauty of microblading. Because the microblading method only lays ink in the basal cell layer of the skin, and not in the live layer like a traditional tattoo, the ink will eventually exfoliate off in 1-3 years.

The time of this exfoliation process does depend on a few things:

  • Whether your skin is dry or oily, oily skin will push out ink faster.

  • You are using exfoliating products such as Retin-A, retinol, beta or alpha hydroxy acids like lactic, glycolic, or salicylic.

  • Sun exposure can fade ink if it’s not protected by a mineral sunscreen.

Microblading is a two appointment process. The first appointment is the create shape, and the second appointment defines that shape. It is imperative that you get the second treatment done, otherwise your microblading will look sparse and patchy. Ink is pushed out during the healing process and that fading is repaired during the second treatment. *Oily skinned people may need 3 appointments to attain full looking brows.

Being a licensed master esthetician for the past 7 years now, I’ve applied make up, colored and waxed every kind of brow. My heart always hurt for the ones who had hardly any hair, because of hormone or thyroid imbalances, or from simply over tweezing in the 90’s, the last decade where thin brows were in. There’s just no option if you have no hair, until now!! 

Microblading looks so natural, like individual strands of hair, people will have to guess if they are real or not. I like that option! So, I became trained and certified in microblading in June 2015. I absolutely love creating brows, it feeds my artistic side and creates confidence for my client. Your first appointment with me consists of us working together on shape and color to create your perfect brows.

I take appointments on weekends and evenings. Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested.

Ryann@RyannMarieLME.com

The Power of Peptides

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With so many cosmetic companies claiming miracle Benjamin-Button-esque cures to aging and touting their unpronounceable ingredients with alleged life-changing results, it is often hard to sift through the clutter and determine who is the real deal and who is tip-toeing past Federal Trade Commission guidelines for misleading advertising. Luckily enough for you, as well as everyone working at Lira Clinical, Lira prides themselves on starting with the science first and leaving the advertising for later, and not the other way around. That is why you can find complete transparency on the Lira site by looking at their full ingredients list and the science behind it.

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If you do choose to take a look at the scientific proof of Lira’s effectiveness, you will surely come across the mention of peptides. When it comes to the varied list of meticulously selected ingredients that go into Lira’s skin care lines, you could look at peptides as…

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Retaining Healthy Skin With Retinol

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You may notice that a reoccurring theme in this blog is the discussion of the science that goes into developing effective skin care technology. The reason for this motif is Lira Clinical’s focus on remaining on the forefront of innovation in the cosmetics industry. After all, skin care without transparent scientific data backing it up is essentially a return to the days of traveling snake oil salesmen. And in the vein of transparency, this week we will be dissecting one of the most effective skin care ingredients available today: Retinol.

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Retinol is a form of vitamin A that can be derived from several enzymatic processes. Vitamin A has been used in various forms in skin care for a very long time, but when it is changed into the form of Retinol it has been found to be the most beneficial. This is because Retinol is the most reactive form of…

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The Problem with Microbeads

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Innovations in skin care technology occur at a much more frequent rate than one would think, but more often than not they fly under the radar. But, every once in a while, an innovation will occur that will seemingly disrupt the industry and become so widespread that you have no choice but to become aware of it. This has certainly been the case with the invention of microbead technology. If you walked down any cosmetics isle in the country, you would find at least a dozen items that have “Microbeads” printed right on the front of the packaging. This technology has been a huge selling point for numerous skin care lines over the past several years since adding it to tradition skin care products aides in exfoliate your skin, making the original product more effective. Since this product is so tiny and seemingly had no down side, no one stopped to…

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August Special: The Dermaplane Facial

Does your “peach fuzz” bother you? Does your skin look dull, flaky, or dry? Is your make up not going on smoothly? If so, I would like to invite you to book a dermaplane facial treatment today! Using a sterile and disposable surgical blade, layers of dry, flaky, dead skin are gently scraped away with light, feathery strokes. This exfoliation will also remove the soft vellus hair that traps dirt, oil and make up on the skin’s surface. The old wives tale that “shaving” will cause the vellus hair to grow back thicker or more coarse is untrue of this specific type of hair! Dermaplaning is a safe and beneficial alternative to waxing, threading, chemical peels, and microdermabration. And, it is suitable for all skin types including ethnic, pregnant, sensitive, and rosacea. During the month of August, enjoy this treatment for only $55.00 (Regular price $75.00)