About Catalina Esthetics
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Catalina Castro is a licensed Esthetician from Northern Virginia, now based out of Bluffton SC.
About three years ago, Catalina moved to South Carolina with her husband, an active-duty Marine.
In 2020, Catalina developed a strong interest in skin care stemming from years of playful experimentation with a wide-range of cosmetic and personal care products. In her quest to learn about all skin types, Catalina made the decision to enroll in a high-quality esthetics program in South Carolina. She has since graduated from the program, obtained her license, and opened her own spa in the heart of Bluffton. Catalina is currently accepting clien
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In short, YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES – don’t skimp on the sun protection even if it’s cloudy outside. Products containing a minimum of SPF 15 help decrease the harmful aging effects of the sun, like wrinkles, fine lines, freckles (though cute on some people) and skin discoloration. After a long day outside your face could use some help replenishing any lost moisture and nutrients. Be sure to cleanse and apply your serum and moisturizer to help to hydrate the skin, aid skin cell renewal and protect from free radicals induced by UV exposure.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but our collagen and elastin production starts to slow in our early twenties (and these are the building blocks of young, bouncy, skin). On top of that, our cells don’t regenerate as quickly either. So, it makes sense to add anti-aging products and exfoliators into your routine in your twenties to keep your complexion looking plump and glowing.
We’d all love to see those skin-boosting results yesterday, but most products take time to work. Cleansers and face mask will give you instant results, but any products that promise anti-aging or skin-clearing benefits, particularly serums and eye creams, should be used for at least 28 days. That’s the amount of time it takes for your skin to go through a renewal cycle and for you to see a difference.
Typically, skin is classified in just a few categories, including normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. If you have combination skin, it means your skin is one type in one area and another type in another area (oily around your T-zone but normal everywhere else, for instance). Your skin type can change over time and can also be affected by factors such as hormones, medications, and diet. To get a good idea of what your skin type might be, wash it gently and leave it product-free for several hours before examining it closely to observe different areas.