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Namaste Laser & Esthetics Day Spa offers treatments specifically catered for teens, and for acne prone skin.


 Acne and break outs are one of the worst things about being a teenager, and unfortunately are usually one of the most visible. Living with acne proned skin can be very distressing and cause great levels of needless unhappiness and frustration.  Either we are too shy, (and sensitive), about our skin issues to approach somebody to ask for help, so we turn to over-the-counter drugstore products and hours labouring over our skin in the mirror. Many of these drugstore treatments do fight the breakouts to some extent, but they also cause dryness, redness, and sometimes even flaking and itching; all which end up causing more skin issues than you had at the beginning. 

At Namaste we offer a number of acne clearing solutions, from products to treatments and even offer some home care equipment to help reduce breakouts and reduce the risk of permanent facial scarring. We are aware that this is an extremely sensitive issue for most teens, and we will provide your teen with a confidential and safe environment, as well as a highly individualized care plan to clear their skin and have them facing the world with a heightened level of self-esteem and confidence. 


Many teenagers, especially girls, suffer from the embarrassment of unwanted hair. Facial hair is particularly troubling, and with many teens being involved in regular sporting activities such as swimming and soccer, body hair can also be a real source of concern.  It is hard enough to deal with your changing body and hormones, that worrying over unwanted hair on your face or body can seem like an overwhelming issue to address. 

With the consent of a parent or guardian, at Namaste we can help your teen remove their 'hair anxiety' by removing the unwanted hair....permanently. 

Call us today for a free consultaion, and let us help your teen enjoy their teenage years hair free and stress free!


 Acne is not caused by dirt or inadequate washing of the skin. In fact, over-washing your face can dry out your skin, making your body produce more oil, which can aggravate your pimple problems. Pimples form because dead skin cells fail to shed properly and clog your pores, leading to inflammation. Acne lesions consist of non-inflammatory open and closed comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflammatory papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. The four main factors causing the formation of pimples are:

·       Clogged pores

·       Increased oil production

·       Bacteria on the skin

·       Inflammation

All of which listed above are treatable by a licensed esthetician through facial treatments and skin products specifically designed for an individuals particular skin type. Below are 10 easy tips to prevent acne:

10 Tips for Preventing Acne

1. Keep your face clean. Whether or not you have acne, it's important to wash your face daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin surface. Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like deodorant body soap) can injure the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation. Avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth, exfoliating glove, or loofah (a coarse-textured sponge). Gently wash it with your clean hands or a very soft cloth. Always rinse well, and then dry your face with a clean towel. (Toss the towel in the laundry hamper, as dirty towels spread bacteria.)

2. Moisturize. Many topical acne products contain ingredients that dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer that minimizes dryness and skin peeling. A gel-based moisturizer usually works well for oily skin. If you have dry skin, try a moisturizing cream or lotion. Combination skin may need two products (cream or lotion for the dry section; a gel for the oily part). Always hydrate your skin with water before you moisturize it.

3. Consult an Esthetician. Book yourself an appointment with a licensed esthetician. They are educated in all sorts of different treatments concerning acne and problem skin (on ALL areas of the body. They can offer you treatment options, advice, and education on how to achieve your clear skin goals, specifically designed for you and your skin type.

4. Use makeup sparingly. During a breakout, try to avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, select oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals. Water-based cosmetics are available. Read the ingredients list on the product label before buying.

5. Watch what you put on your hair. Avoid using fragrances, oils, and harsh chemicals on your hair. These ingredients can drip on the face, blocking the skin pores and irritating the skin. Stick to a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash hair often, especially during a pimple outbreak. If your hair is long, keep it pulled off your face.

6. Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can result in infection and scarring.

7. Stay out of the sun. The sun's ultraviolet rays can increase inflammation and redness. Further, some oral and topical acne medications may increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Whether you have pimples or not, always apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Look for a non-acnegenic sunscreen to decrease the chance of new pimples. Again, always read the ingredients on the product label to know what you're putting on your skin.

8. Feed your skin. Most experts agree that certain foods, like chocolate and chips, do not trigger pimple outbreaks. Still, it makes sense to avoid greasy food and junk food and add more fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Some studies show that eating foods high in vitamin A and beta-carotene may boost your immunity and skin health. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, kale, and spinach are all high in beta-carotene, the type of vitamin A produced by plants.

9. Exercise daily. Regular exercise is good for your mind and your body, including your skin -- the body's largest organ. Working out reduces anxiety and boosts blood flow throughout the body. When you exercise, avoid wearing clothing or using exercise equipment that rubs on the skin and may cause irritation. Also, avoid wearing hats, goggles, or helmets that cause you to sweat excessively, as this can irritate the skin and increase bacteria. Always shower or bathe right after exercise.

10. Chill! Experts believe that our emotional state is related to all aspects of health, including skin function. Some studies link stress with the severity of pimples or acne. Take time to understand your stress reactions. Also, try to figure out what's causing you to feel stressed. Find effective ways to deal with stress before it builds up and causes a breakout.

While pimples are normal during your teen years, it is important to learn some daily self-care steps to manage skin problems before they get more serious. If in doubt, check with your esthetician or health care provider to see if further treatment is necessary for preventing or stopping pimples.


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