An Interview with Esthetician Julie Bilyeu (Part 2 of 2)

What are some of the most common skin issues you have noticed in your clients? 

Climate fluctuations are responsible for more skin concerns then many of us realize.  While I treat clients with different skin types and concerns across the board, the shifting of climates, like moving to a new place or the changing of seasons, is a general issue uniting all of them.

A particular cleanser they would use in the spring and summer may be too stripping in the dryer, colder months.  I see a lot of redness and inflammation because of it.

Facial-Polish-645235061725I also see a lot of pore congestion, and dull, sallow skin due to lack of proper exfoliation. I personally recommend monthly professional exfoliation treatments, like microdermabrasions or peels, in addition to Bee Naturals’ Facial Polish 1-3 times per week at home depending on the skin type. For lax skin, in need of more advanced rejuvenation/tightening we are excited to announce we now offer microneedling treatments.

Is there anything you feel like you are constantly having to remind your clients about their skin?

It’s amazing to find out how many people only cleanse once a day, often with an improper cleanser.  Adding to matters, many are unaware of how to properly condition and protect the skin, following cleansing.  Yes, we all have busy lives, but it’s an important part of taking care of ourselves to take care of our face. It four simple steps, TWICE A DAY (AM & PM):

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Moisturize
  4. Protect

What was the best piece of advice someone ever gave you on how to maintain a healthy complexion?

To cleanse twice a day, following the steps mentioned in the previous question, and that getting professional treatments are a necessity, not just a luxury!  It is recommended to start facial treatments in your mid 20’s, or early 30’s, but it is never too late to start.

Out of all the services you offer, which one gets you the most excited? rejuvapen

Microneedling by far! It’s an amazing treatment that offers the most improvement in skin tightness and texture by triggering your body’s natural ability to heal itself.  The triggering of this process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers to add volume, plump and smooth out the skin’s texture. It’s a great alternative for those not interested in dermal fillers.

What treatment options do you offer that fall into the realm of medical esthetics?

  1. Rejuvapen Microneedling Treatments
  2. The Perfect Derma (medical grade peel)
  3. Diamond Microdermabrasions
  4. Fillers & Botox Injectables (preformed by our registered aesthetic nurse, Krista Stoll)

Skin care professionals are constantly stressing the importance of getting facials regularly, and many of us assume this is just a marketing ploy to get us to spend more money.  What do you have to say to all those skeptics out there?

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m confident in saying that I have yet to do a treatment where the client didn’t see a difference. There is only so much one can do at home on their own. An effective, professional exfoliation treatment and steam really helps to brighten, tone and decongest the pores for a smother, more refined texture.


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