Leigh Ann Lindsey

Gluten-Free Skincare by Facial Lounge

Gluten-Free Skincare

With celiac disease and gluten-intolerance on the rise, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly prevalent. While many individuals understand the importance of removing foods that contain gluten ingredients or byproducts, few take the additional step of eliminating skincare, makeup and other products that contain gluten. Here are a few reasons why choosing gluten-free skincare is important.
How Collagen Supplements Can Cause Acne & Other Health Concerns by Facial Lounge

How Collagen Supplements Can Cause Acne & Other Health Concerns

Here is the thing...not all collagen is created equal. Especially when we are comparing animal collagen to human collagen. Fun fact: they aren’t the same. Concerns surrounding collagen supplements include additives and preservatives that can lead to inflammation, poor gut health and breakouts as well as poorly sourced animal products that can carry heavy metals, animal diseases and cause a multitude of health issues.
What Are Dermarollers & Are They Effective by Facial Lounge

What Are Dermarollers & Are They Effective

The hot trend of microneedling and vampire facials has taken the beauty world by storm and like most professional grade treatments, marketers have found a way to create an “At-Home” version for the average consumer. We wanted to take a second to talk about this new trend of dermarolling, discuss the differences between it and microneedling as well as some potential issues to look out for!
Summer Skincare Routine by Facial Lounge

Summer Skincare Routine

In case you haven't hear us say it enough…YES. Your skincare routine should be changing throughout the year. Winter months may require more hydration and gentle exfoliation. Spring brings with it allergies and sensitive skin often times requiring a more gentle skincare regime. Summer means long beach days, a sun burn or two and a lot of oxidative stress! Here are our tips for how to adjust your skincare routine for the summer months!
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7 Benefits of Cryotherapy

Although many think of cryotherapy as a full body treatment, the term simply refers to any use of extreme cold on the body. An ice pack on the leg can be a form of cryotherapy. While trendy now, cryotherapy has been around for centuries. Past cryotherapy was usually in the form of a cold bath in a frozen river or something similar. Recent technology has given birth to cold air baths (cryotherapy chambers) and what is now known as Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC): refers to the use of a full body ice bath or cold air exposure (cryotherapy chamber)
What Is Fragrance & Why You Should Avoid it by Facial Lounge

What Is Fragrance & Why You Should Avoid It

We see this ingredient on almost every label from shampoos, conditioners, other hair care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, body care products, candles, soaps, perfumes, etc, etc, etc! What many do not realize is that companies are able to hide harmful chemicals under the term “Fragrance”. Want to hear something shocking? The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) stated that, “Fragrance is the biggest cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis”. What does this mean? Rashes, rosacea, dryness, flakiness, redness, etc can all be caused or further irritated by products containing “Fragrance” as an ingredient
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Spring Skincare Routine Changes

With Spring fully upon us it’s time to address the seasonal changes and the effects these can have on our skin! For many, Spring marks the beginning of allergy season. Constant sneezing, dripping nose, irritated, rashy and even flaking skin. Even for those with less aggressive symptoms, the skin may still be overly sensitive and easily irritated. Adjusting your skincare routine accordingly can help calm irritations, reduce redness and keep your skin happy through the Spring season! Here are some of our top tips for how to change your routine as well as some other suggestions for managing symptoms of allergies