Meet Blake S., Skin Therapist & Beach Bum
By Michael Pollak
Hi Blake! Where are you from?
Greensboro, North Carolina
How did you get into skincare?
Women in my family were always really adamant about skincare, especially my mom. It was really always around me, for as long as I can remember. It just makes sense to me. I knew my skin so well but that wasn’t enough, of course. So I decided to go to school to learn about different skin types and what I could do to support them, and that was that.
What is your favorite part of working with skin everyday?
I love solving problems that clients have with their skin. I like to be a partner in that. I like to develop relationships with my clients. I have their best interest in mind. I’m here for the long haul with you, so I’m so happy when I get to see clients really evolve over time. Also, coming up with a good customized routine for each client is so fun.
Do you have any general advice based on what you've seen with clients?
This is a hard question because everyone’s skin is so different. But of course, use SPF. Every single day. I know this can be especially difficult if you have skin that’s sensitive to SPF ingredients, but there are lots of options that can work for you. Don’t give up!
There’s a lot of skincare misinformation out there, where do you get your information?
I’m always looking stuff up. I use my skin as my baseline, use it as a guide and go from there. I also always lean toward natural products. Also whenever a client mentions that they’ve been to a dermatologist lately, I always ask what they’ve experienced. It helps me learn what information clients are getting.
So does your practice lean more natural?
My practice leans more natural but I can adapt as needed, of course.
What is your favorite product we have at Heyday?
Grown Alchemist is my favorite brand. Their Polishing Facial Exfoliant feat. Pink Grapefruit & Glucomannan controls my oil for the whole day. I live near the beach and it really holds, it’s great. I use it every other day.
What are three things that you like that don't have to do with skin?
I like to work out. I do yoga or go swimming.
I really like anything outdoors.
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