At the Catherine Hinds Institute, conveniently located 7 miles northwest of Boston, MA, our
mission is to create economic opportunity for the esthetician through excellence in
esthetics education and training. Accredited in 1979 by the Accrediting Commission of Career
Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Catherine Hinds Institute has been responsible for
training and placing nearly ten thousand trained, skilled, and licensed estheticians,
earning Catherine multiple accolades and awards including the ACCSC School of Excellence and
School of Distinction Awards.
The extensive curriculum and dedication of the team at the Catherine Hinds Institute ensures graduates are prepared to obtain licensure, skills, and business knowledge that allows them the potential to become entrepreneurs themselves. Our continued dedication to providing excellence in esthetic education is expressed at the core of each program we offer, with an understanding that the training we present today is the foundation our graduates will stand upon as they launch into new careers.
Moisturizing is part of our daily beauty routine and there are many great lotions and
creams available. Have you thought about moisturizing with oil? It almost seems
absurd to apply an oil to the face, especially if you have acne prone skin. Believe
it or not, facial oils are quite beneficial and there are different types that can
work specifically for various skin types. Yes, the facial oil trend is indeed
catching on! They are wonderful moisturizers and give skin a beautiful glow. Jojoba
is a common facial oil. Argan oils are known for their anti-aging benefits, since it
contains high amounts of vitamin E. Other high quality types of facial oils are
camellia, macadamia, and squalane. Facial oils contain essential fatty acids and
vitamins which help to hydrate the skin. They should be used after cleansing and can
replace your traditional moisturizer for maximum benefits. Use a small amount and
your skin will absorb the oil fairly quickly. If you use a little too much, you can
simply use a tissue to blot off any excess. and just remember to use less in the
future. Makeup can be applied next, but you may find that your skin requires less
due to the improved hydration and healthier look of your skin. Lastly, sunscreen is
essential since any oil will reflect sunlight.
When it comes to skincare, men are a different breed. It turns out that men are the
lucky ones in that their skin ages more slowly than women’s skin. Men naturally have
more collagen and elastin, which makes for firmer and thicker skin overall. In fact,
their skin is approximately 25% thicker than women’s skin! Studies have also shown
that men’s skin tends to be less acidic on the pH scale than women’s. When aging
signs do appear, they start around the eyes with dark circles, bags and wrinkles. To
fight this problem, there are various eye creams on the market that are specially
formulated for men.
There are an abundance of skin care products on the market today. It can sometimes be
confusing to sort it all out. Facial lotions and facial serums are one example. You
might want to know just what the difference is between the two products. Can you use
both at the same time? Do they really serve different purposes?
Facial serums are lighter, more gel-like products that absorb quickly. They are highly concentrated and provide both moisture and nutrients to the skin. A serum is not meant to replace your daily moisturizer. It is an optional product that can help address skin concerns and is applied after cleansing but before moisturizing. There are a variety of serums available today. Some examples are anti-aging, brightening and anti-acne serums.