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Troubling Trend: Social Media Influencers Promoting Cosmetic Procedures

NBC News reached out to our Austin MedSpa SHE-EO, Kristin Gunn to get her expert opinion on the beauty industry, social media, influencers and teen’s obsessions to follow them. Watch the video or read the article.
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Explain Your Commitment To Integrity

At our medical spa, we embrace saying “no” when it comes to aesthetic procedures. Our industry is often driven by comparison. As professionals, it’s our ethical duty to decline requests that may not enhance client features. While it may seem unconventional, most of our clients appreciate our honesty and integrity in guiding them toward the best version of themselves. – Kristin Gunn, Beaux Medspa

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The Best Acne Light Therapy Devices Are Worth Adding to Your Routine, Stat

Kristin Gunn is a celebrity aesthetician and the owner of Halcyon Skincare and Beaux Medspa in Austin, Texas.

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The Self Tanners That Skin Experts Recommended For A Safe Glow

Gunn prefers mists for the body as they seem to go on evenly and have less room for error while tanning drops are great for the face, especially mixed in with moisturizers.

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REVERSE RULE I’m a celebrity esthetician and your eyebrows might be aging you – a few tweaks will make you look much younger

Celebrity esthetician and Beaux Medspa founder Kristin Gunn is no stranger to skincare with an extensive client list from Austin, Texas to beyond.

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These Sunscreen Sticks Make Application Easy and Hassle-Free

“It’s easy to throw one in your purse or backpack without the fear of it leaking all over, and it’s very easy to apply in a targeted manner so you get it right where you need it,” says Kristin Gunn, celebrity aesthetician and owner of Beaux Medspa.

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How to Dermaplane at Home Safely: Dermatologists Explain

Dr. Shokeen, fellow dermatologist Joyce Park, M.D., FAAD, and celebrity aesthetician Kristin Gunn break down everything you need to know—and disprove a handful of dermaplaning myths.

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Halcyon Skincare Retinol Bakuchiol Regenerating Serum Improves Skin Clarity and Radiance

Halcyon Skincare Retinol Bakuchiol Regenerating Serum is a gentle but powerful retinol serum with results comparable to prescription therapies.

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AGE ADVICE I’m a celebrity esthetician – don’t miss an important step when you apply makeup, it reduces your visible wrinkles

Gunn’s night moisturizer and last step is Halcyon Skincare Lipid Restore Night Cream, which she compared to the Skinceuticals Triple Lipid “without the super high price tag.”

“It doesn’t break me out and increases hydration by 20%,” she added.

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20 Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin

“My absolute favorite SPF for acne-prone skin is Clear by EltaMD,” says Kristin Gunn, a celebrity esthetician and owner of Halcyon Skincare and Beaux Medspa.

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BROW BUYS I’m a celeb esthetician – an ‘overzealous’ mistake can ruin your eyebrows, my go-to buys are best to make them thicker.

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9 Types of Facials: Benefits and What to Know Before Trying Them

“LED therapy is an easy beauty treatment that exposes your skin to light energy, which is then absorbed into the skin at various depths to stimulate specific reactions in the skin,” says Kristin Gunn, a celebrity esthetician and the owner of Beaux Medspa in Austin, Texas.

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Make the Winter-to-Summer Skin Transition Smoother

“Sometimes our skin can look dull or tired looking at the end of a cold season, when damaged skin cells build up on the skin’s surface,” says Kristin Gunn, a celebrity esthetician and owner of Halcyon Skincare and Beaux Medspa.

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Botox Is More Affordable Than Ever. Is That A Good Thing?

“When you see those sales, like 30 units for $199 or even $299, that’s a huge red flag,” says Gunn.

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HIGH BROW I’m a celeb esthetician – my ‘number one rule’ for eyebrow tinting & avoid a viral home treatment that can be dangerous

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The 10 Best Products for Under-Eye Wrinkles

“This is one of my all time faves. It helps with puffiness by decreasing fluid buildup, and helps build up the skin layer, reducing pigment. A lot of times the dark circles you see are blood vessels under the skin.” — Kristin Gunn, aesthetic injector, Beaux Medspa

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How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast, According to Skin Experts

Instead of squeezing or overdrying, simply consider getting a facial. “People smother with alcohol, acids, and anything they can in an attempt to dry the pimple out, but your skin is smart and will respond with more oil production,” says Kristin Gunn, CLT, LMA, celebrity esthetician and owner of Beaux Medspa. “Instead, see your esthetician for an acne facial if you need some help!”

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8 Best Face Tanners for a Healthy Glow, According to Beauty Experts

“I was never a self-tan fan, but this beginner-friendly formula gives you a very natural look,” says Austin-based medical aesthetician Kristin Gunn.

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10 Anti-Aging Products Every Man Should Know About

If you shave often, you might want to consider a gentler cleansing option, which can also keep acne under control, according to Kristin Gunn, CLT, LMA, master educator and advanced level cosmetic injector.

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Oilplaning Is Replacing Dermaplaning—Here’s Why

When deciding whether to incorporate oil or not, Gunn evaluates the client’s skin conditions, hydration level and sensitivity. “For instance, if you are prone to breakouts after dermaplaning, we would try it with the oil,” says Gunn. “Or if your hair is very coarse, dermaplaning may be a better option. There is no one-size-fits-all approach.”

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The Best Skin Care Routine Order, According to Skin Experts

“As a rule of thumb, apply serums from thinnest to thickest,” says Dr. Penzi, and Kristin Gunn CLT, LMA, a medical aesthetician and injector, echoes this: “For serums, I prefer to use one at a time. For instance, vitamin C is always daytime; phyto serum or retinol is typically nighttime.”

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Beauty Experts Say These 30 Surprising Mistakes Are Costing You Money & Making You Look Bad

“Please stop using harsh scrubs with microbeads and apricot shells to wash your face,” implores celebrity esthetician Kristin Gunn. “Not only are the small beads terrible for the environment, but you are also causing micro-tears in your skin,”

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Yes, Even Oily Skin Needs Hydration.

“The gel-based formula swipes on with a refreshing, cooling tingle. Plus, it has ceramides and glycerin to condition the skin. It’s my absolute favorite.”—Kristin Gunn

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Experts say you could look so much better if you tried any of these 40 clever tricks

“Owner of Beaux Medspa Kristin Gunn can personally vouch for this nourishing lip mask: “ I tried this out on a ski trip,” she says, “and this mask did not disappoint!” Gunn calls the potent combo of green tea extract, coconut oil, and vitamin E “perfect for dry air climates,” noting that the formula is all-natural as well as gluten- and cruelty-free.”

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HuffPost reached out to Kristin Gunn for skin tips to treat razor burn.

“Gunn called the combination of corticosteroids and benzoyl peroxide a “superhero” team when it comes to treating post-shaving irritation.”

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Why Skin Pros Say to Swap Your Everyday Cleanser for Micellar Water + How It Removes Makeup in Just a Few Swipes

“Its gentle formulation helps balance skin’s pH and preserves skin’s barrier, says medical aesthetician Kristin Gunn of Beaux MedSpa.”

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How To Treat Fine Lines, Crow’s Feet And Wrinkles Around The Eyes For A More Youthful Appearance Over 50

“Read on for tips, suggestions and insight from Dr. David Kim, MD, board-certified dermatologist at IDRISS Dermatology in New York City and Kristin Gunn, medical aesthetician, skincare expert and owner of Beaux Medspa”

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The Future of Beauty: Kristin Gunn of Beaux Medspa On How Their Technological Innovation Will Shake Up The Beauty Industry

“Kristin’s entrepreneurial flair expanded with the launch of her exclusive skincare line, Halcyon Skincare, further cementing her reputation as a foremost authority in skin health.”

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The Best Hand Soaps, According to Doctors

Gunn, who works in medical spaces and has to wash her hands often, stands by Mrs. Meyer’s too. She finds the soap effective for cleaning, saying, “We always buy Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap.”

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Beauty Experts & Stylists Are Obsessed With These 40 Weird, Cheap Things

Austin-based medical aesthetician, master educator, and advanced-level cosmetic injector Kristin Gunn counts herself as a huge fan of this eyelash conditioner. “Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! […] My lashes are touching my glasses and I have zero eye irritation!”

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I Tried Cryofacial and It Made My Skin Glow Like Never Before

“Skin conditions and sensitivities also play a role,” notes Gunn. “For instance, individuals with sensitive skin might fare better with gentle heat-based facials rather than the abrupt cold exposure of cryotherapy.” —Kristin Gunn

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Kristin Gunn weighs in the latest article from Well + Good about face washes for dry skin.

“Recommended by Austin-based medical aesthetician Kristin Gunn, CLT, LMA, who notes its gentle formula free from parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oils, and more. ”

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Simple Beauty Products That Work.

“This isn’t your run-of-the-mill toner; it’s the dynamic duo your face has been waiting for. Cucumber and witch hazel are like a power couple battling blemishes and telling pores to behave.” – Kristin Gunn 

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Community Highlights: Meet Kristin Gunn of Beaux Medspa

“All of us specialize in natural-looking injections and enhancing your beauty without making you look overdone. We also make recommendations based on the condition of your skin and any concerns you may have.” – Kristin Gunn 

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