The Ultimate Guide to Skincare and Acne Treatment
Exploring Expert Insights with Sheila Hedlund
Welcome to the Bombshell Beauty Rituals Podcast, your go-to source for feeling and looking your absolute best. Life can get crazy, and it's not always easy to know where to start when it comes to your beauty and wellness routine. I'm Liz Steffen, a seasoned expert in the beauty and wellness industry with over two decades of experience. In today's episode, we have a special guest, Sheila Hedlund, an acne specialist with a passion for helping clients achieve clear and radiant skin. Sheila will be sharing her expertise on acne treatment, skincare, and much more.
The Journey to Clear Skin
Sheila's journey into the world of skincare and acne treatment began 17 years ago. Her career in esthetics led her to focus on acne-prone skin from day one. After spending a decade working in the plastic surgery field, she decided to open her own acne-only studio in Redondo Beach, California. With her unique insights, Sheila has become an expert in addressing acne-related issues in a coastal setting.
The Challenges of Environmental Factors
The climate in Redondo Beach, California, and the coastline of Southern California presents its own set of challenges for skincare professionals. Sheila explains that many of her clients are active individuals, constantly exposed to the sun and saltwater. While these factors can exfoliate the skin, they can also lead to dryness and sensitivity, requiring a careful balance in skincare routines.
Managing Acne in Different Environments
Sheila's recent relocation to Nashville, Tennessee, has added a new dimension to her practice. She splits her time between the two locations, offering virtual acne coaching and in-person treatments. Nashville's climate and lifestyle are quite different from the coastal environment, necessitating adjustments in treatment approaches.
The Importance of Client Motivation
Motivation plays a crucial role in the success of acne treatment. Both Sheila and Liz emphasize the importance of open communication with young clients, especially teenagers. Parents and teenagers need to be on the same page regarding skincare routines and the level of commitment required for clear skin. Sheila encourages parents to understand their child's perspective and motivations to create a positive and effective treatment plan.
Makeup and Acne
The use of makeup, especially full-coverage products, can be challenging for individuals with acne-prone skin. Sheila and Liz discuss the importance of choosing makeup products with non-comedogenic ingredients. They also share insights into the proper makeup removal techniques, emphasizing the need for thorough cleansing, especially for those who wear makeup regularly.
Skincare Tips for Acne-Prone Swimmers
Both Sheila and Liz touch on the challenges posed by chlorine exposure for individuals who swim regularly. Chlorine can dry out the skin and disrupt its barrier function, making it more sensitive and prone to breakouts. Sheila recommends applying a thin layer of Vaseline or Aquaphor before swimming to create a protective barrier against chlorine. After swimming, it's essential to remove the barrier and cleanse the skin thoroughly to maintain its health.
The Future of Skincare: The Peel Bar Concept
Sheila Hedlund is taking her expertise to the next level by introducing the concept of a peel bar in Nashville. This innovative approach allows her to provide clients with a range of peels and treatments tailored to their skincare needs. While acne treatment remains close to her heart, the peel bar will expand her services to include clients interested in anti-aging, pigmentation correction, and more.
In this insightful conversation, Sheila Hedlund and Liz Steffen have shared their wealth of knowledge and experience in skincare and acne treatment. From climate considerations to motivating young clients, makeup choices, and managing chlorine exposure, they've covered a wide range of topics to help you achieve clear and radiant skin. Sheila's exciting venture into the world of peel bars promises even more opportunities for individuals seeking top-notch skincare solutions.
Remember that achieving clear and healthy skin often requires patience, commitment, and the guidance of skilled professionals like Sheila Hedlund. Whether you're dealing with acne, pigmentation issues, or simply aiming to look and feel your best, the right skincare regimen and expert advice can make a world of difference. So, stay motivated, consult with skincare experts, and embark on your journey to your best self.
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