THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS receives 2016 Best Businesses of New York Award

New York , August 5, 2016: The Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of New York Award in the Permanent Makeup category by the Best Businesses of New York Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of New York Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local communities and business categories. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the New York area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of New York Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of New York award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best Businesses of New York Award Program

The Best Businesses of New York Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the New York area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long–term value.

The Best Businesses of New York Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, and other business, advertising, and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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The Skin and Hair Tricks of India

The American cosmetics industry is absolutely gigantic, and its size might make you think, where did people learn all this from? Looking back upon generations of ancient civilizations, people centuries before us were innovating in makeup well before the industrial revolution. Much of these initial solutions were sourced straight from the earth, particularly India’s contributions to skin care, some of which are detailed here.

For your hair: amla, curd, and neem

Alma’s plentiful vitamin  C makes it fantastic for replenishing hair. Curd, rich in zinc, can transform your dry hair into a silky-smooth thing of beauty. Another plant-based material, neem, can battle dandruff as well.

For your skin: saffron, tulsi, multaani mitti, tumeric, sandalwood

Saffron, best known for its cooking applications, can help combat an unwanted tan and even pigment levels across your skin. Tulsi can be used in parallel to nourish this skin and fight acne. Try multaani mitti to cleanse the skin and remove any spots freshly leftover from acne. Tumeric can minimize the impact of stretch marks and mask wrinkles, and sandalwood can brighten your skin.

Another way to make your skin really pop is with permanent cosmetics. The Whitney Center has led the field of permanent makeup for over a decade, and offers makeup solutions that can stand against your skin to make it look renewed and youthful. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.

SPARKLING SUMMER SKIN

In this last month of summer, why not hone in on the skills and tricks it takes to put on your best summer glow? With the sun beating down and hot temperatures inducing inevitable sweat, it can be a tricky time to really look your best. Here are some tips for glowing as strongly as the summer sun.

The basics: sunscreen

We’ll start with one you probably already know. Sun exposure mandates sunblock of SPF 30 or higher, and prolonged exposure mandates reapplying sunblock every 1-2 hours. What might be less obvious is that working near a window or other sunlit surface indoors can be just as harmful to your skin as being inside, so you may well need to apply sunblock inside too.

Sunscreen everywhere

When you’re at the beach, it’s easy to forget to put sunblock on your feet. It’s just as easy to forget applying it to your ears and the skin behind them; it’s even less common to apply it to your fingernails. UV rays can seriously degrade the quality of a good manicure or nail color, so rub some sunblock into your fingernails before heading out.

Keep your hair fair

Nothing can mess with your hair more quickly than summer humidity or a dip in the pool. You know those products available all year round that are intended for damaged hair? They’ll come in especially handy during the summer.

These tips will make sure you don’t look broken, red, or too indoors-y during the summer, and they’re even more effective over a beautiful makeup routine. But what about when your sunblock messes with your makeup? The Whitney Center applies permanent makeup that’s impervious to anything on the skin. Contact us today to learn how our decade-plus experience leading the permanent cosmetics field can make you shine summer-bright forever.

Fighting Away Acne Scars

Acne is a short-term beauty hindrance for many, but for others, it can leave permanent scars that often leave the victim feeling quite self-conscious. Acne scars can be easily avoided, and even after they’ve formed, it’s fairly simple to battle them. The tips below will guide you through dealing with acne scars.

How to avoid acne scars

Acne scars tend to stem from picking pimples, so simply avoiding this habit will prevent scars. If you can’t help picking, acne treatment gels or liquids containing products such as licorice, horse chestnut, yeast, oats, or green tea can minimize the damage. Sometimes, after picking, the more intense route of using exfoliants containing rice extract, lactic acid, or salicylic acid is necessary. Fair warning, though: applying excess exfoliant can actually worsen your scars.

How to battle established acne scars

Exfoliated, brighter skin naturally hides scars. A mild exfoliating agent can be combined with a spot-fader and a skin regenerator to touch up scars. Although each ingredient is powerful on its own, when combined, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

More technical, complex solutions

Laser techniques and advanced cosmetic procedures exist to combat acne scars. A particularly non-intrusive procedure for any acne scars that have turned white over time is scar camouflage via permanent cosmetics. This form of paramedical tattooing is frequently used to blend surgical and burn scars with the surrounding skin, and can be applied to white acne scars as well.

The Whitney Center is an innovator in the art of scar camouflage. We have led the field in paramedical scar camouflage tattooing for over a decade. Contact us today to learn more about this procedure and whether it’s right for you.

Avoiding Sunburn and Keeping Your Skin Fresh

What kind of summer would it be if we weren’t here to tell you how to keep your skin fresh, youthful, and free of sunburns? Everyone knows to wear sunblock during prolonged sun exposure, but we’ll detail how to determine the exact sunscreen you should wear. We’ll also teach you how to look more tan without exposing yourself to any sort of harmful rays.

Which sunscreen is best for you

Generally, you’ll want your sunscreen to be at least SPF 30. For any sort of outdoor activity that involves sweating or water exposure, a water-resistant sunblock will suit you best. However, many waterproof sunblocks feel the greasiest and heaviest; if this is your main concern with sunblock, search for a non-greasy, oil-free sunblock or one containing micronized zinc.

How much sunscreen to apply

Even if you buy the strongest sunscreen around, using too little of it will render it ineffective. Your face alone will need enough sunblock to cover a quarter, and the rest of your body will require enough sunblock to fill a golf ball. Applying sunblock 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplying it every two hours will ensure your skin absorbs tons of replenishing vitamin D without taking in harmful UV rays.

 

How to tan without any sun

A self-tan can be achieved with a granule-containing scrub. Make sure your scrub contains no oil, as oil will form streaks that uneven the tan. An important note is to not forget your ears: rub in your scrub here and blend it with your neck and hairline for a natural look that won’t give away your secret method.

A deep sunburn can leave permanent scarring that, in some cases, The Whitney Center may be able to camouflage. If enough time has passed that your scar is now white, we can work to blend it in with the rest of your skin. Contact us today to learn what our decade-plus of experience can do for you.

Tattoo Your Scars Away with Permanent Cosmetics

Did you know that the same technology behind permanent makeup can also hide your scars? Permanent cosmetics can camouflage hypopigmented (lacking color) scars, regardless of how you got them. Burns, surgery, or otherwise, if it’s a hypopigmented scar, it can be blended in.

General tips

The majority, if not all, of scars that can be camouflaged are white. Rarely, a scar on mottled or unevenly colored skin can be camouflaged, although vitiligo is never treatable with this technique. It’s best to consult a permanent cosmetics professional about whether your scar can be worked on before scheduling an appointment or putting down any money.

How it works

Camouflaging a scar is like any other permanent cosmetic technique. Pigment customized to match your skin tone is inserted painlessly deep enough into the skin that it remains forever. One difference with scar camouflage is that the tattoos will often appear red for the first week or two, but they will absolutely fade into your natural skin color after this period.

Paramedical applications

Scar camouflage is often involved in breast augmentation following a mastectomy. In addition to nipple/areola restoration via permanent cosmetics, camouflaging the scars left over from the procedure can restore a natural, beautiful breast. Surgeons often refer their patients to permanent cosmetic technicians for this paramedical work.

The Whitney Center has led the field of scar camouflage via permanent cosmetics for nearly two decades. We have worked with burns and surgical scars to immense customer satisfaction. Contact us today to find out whether we can blend in your scars.

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