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Do You Have These Skin Problems Too

posted by Lissa Logan

We hear these complaints a lot:

• “My skin looks dull and has lost its glow. I guess I have to live with it since I’m getting older, right?”
• “What can I do for blotchy skin?”
• “My skin is so clogged. UGH! I hate it!”

The answer to these pesky problems is not only simple, but it’s THE most overlooked problem solver in skin care. What is it? Exfoliation.

When you exfoliate just once or twice a week, more often for oily skin, it gets rid of old, dead skin cells. Why is that important? Those dead skin cells cause your skin to look dull, your blush to “grab,” and your pores to clog.

Exfoliation revs up your blood circulation so you get back that youthful glow! And blotchy skin? Be gone. This vital step to beautiful skin helps even out skin tone.

Have you noticed how make-up settles more readily into lines and creases? By exfoliating, you will dramatically reduce this problem. Your blush won’t look blotchy, and your skin tone will improve!

Exfoliation helps to unclog pores, which reduces nasty blackheads and breakouts. What’s more you’ll see the benefit almost immediately. It’s a simple easy step that saves you money and aggravation!

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How To Get The Perfect Manicure

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How To Get The Perfect Manicure

How To Get The Perfect Manicure

How do you get perfect looking nails? What’s the right manicure for you? Here are our tips to have the perfect manicure:

1. French Manicures—Always a classic look, French manicures make your nails look longer. Wear paler shades for serious moments like a job interview.

2. Gel or Shellac nails—If you have a busy lifestyle, or you just want long lasting colour without the upkeep, this is just right for you.

3. Your Skin Tone And Colour—Make sure the colour of your polish compliments your skin tone. For blue undertones, choose pinkish nudes, deep violet, fuchsia or cherry red. For olive and yellow undertones, opt for beige or white nudes, chocolates and corals. One trick when testing a new shade, use a piece of clear tape stuck to your nail.

4. Choose A Flattering Nail Shape—An oval shape flatters most hands, but if you want to soften your look, go for a round shape. Square and “squoval” look best on long fingers. A pointed nail is more daring and makes nails look longer.

5. For Smudge Or Chip—Dab a little acetone on the trouble spot and smooth it out. Once it dries, fill in the area with matching nail polish and a topcoat.

6. First Aid For A Cracked Nail—It happens, so try this quick fix at home. Cut a strip from a tea bag to cover the nail. Apply a base coat then wet the tea bag strip with polish, and wrap it around the nail. Smooth it out and seal with another layer of polish.

7. Prevent an “Oops!” moment—Get out your keys and wallet out before your manicure starts. This will help lessen the chances of an “Oops!” moment happening.


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The Effects of Soaps On Your Skin

posted by Lissa Logan

The skin is a masterpiece.

Mother Nature designed it with several different acids to ensure that bacteria do not get in.

Which is why it’s very important to have the right kind of cleanser for your skin type.

Soap manufacturers often label their products as “pH balanced.” But what does that mean?

Too much acidity or alkalinity can disrupt the acid mantle, (your skin’s barrier) causing it to be much more susceptible to damage and dryness.

Mild skin care soaps are more alkaline and can really dry out your skin, compromising its ability to effectively do its job.

This is also true with hand soaps. That’s why your hands dry out after use.

Your cleanser needs to be alkaline enough to remove dirt and make-up, but not cause dryness.

The skin is always changing. That means that as you grow older, the pH changes, too. There are some skin conditions that raise the level of alkalinity, like eczema and dermatitis. That’s where we come in!

If you feel your skin care just isn’t performing the way it used to, it’s time to get a professional skin analysis.

Our highly trained aestheticians will match the right cleanser for your skin type. And that means balanced and glowing skin!

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Why You Should Get Your Feet Tuned Up

Why You Should Get Your Feet Tuned Up

When your car’s odometer hits 100,000 miles, you start considering if it’s time to get a new car. Unfortunately, we don’t have that option for our feet.

On average, we take about 8000-10000 steps each day, which could add up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime.

Just like we spend a lot to make sure our cars are in perfect running order, we should also invest in the health of our feet. So, think of pedicures as a tune up for your feet.

Constantly under pressure, your feet can develop calluses, corns, and ingrown nails. That’s why professional pedicures are so therapeutic.

Our licensed pedicurists are highly trained to care for hardworking feet. They know what to look for and the questions to ask to make sure your feet get outstanding care.

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Do You Really Have Dry Skin

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Do You Really Have Dry Skin

Do You Really Have Dry Skin

We always hear this complaint: “My skin is so dry.”

But believe it or not, people who suffer from real dry skin is actually not common.

What most are experiencing actually dehydrated skin with itchiness, tightness and flakes.

Of course, nobody likes having flaky skin. Once they see flakes, people immediately gravitate toward exfoliating aggressively. However, this only causes irritation and inflammation, and your skin still flaky.

People also tend to buy crèmes that are extremely rich and heavy. The molecules of these products are large and hard to penetrate. The product just sits on your skin, not doing any good at all.

The key is to first know exactly what you’re dealing with. Then you must approach this skin type with this motto: Everything in moderation.

Limit your exposure to the sun and use sunscreen. Make sure all your products do not strip away much needed moisture. You want your skin care to replace the water you’ve lost overnight.

This is a common, yet tricky skin condition. It requires understanding and proper care to effectively balance its demanding needs. Over the counter products rarely address it.

If you’re frustrated with your skin, come in for a consultation. We can get you on the right track in no time!

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Make Your Skin Glow All Year Round

posted by Lissa Logan

Our skin is affected by the seasons, so we have to cater its different needs throughout the year.

This means your skincare regimen will change as the seasons do.

There are several things you can do to get glowing skin.

– Regularly get facials.
– Use retinoids to keep pores clear and skin smooth.
– Mild chemical peels exfoliate dull, dry summer skin, accelerating new skin growth.
– Brown spots will fade with IPL treatments
– Laser will tighten skin that was over exposed to the sun.

Turn up your skin’s glow regardless of the season—and get rid of dull, damaged skin with luscious skin care treatments.

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Do Your Eyes Betray Your Age

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Do Your Eyes Betray Your Age

Do Your Eyes Betray Your Age

It’s a common notion that eye crèmes aren’t necessary. The skin regimen we do on our face is enough to include the skin around the eyes. Unfortunately, this belief is 100% wrong.

It does make sense that the skin on our face would have the same depth as the skin around our eyes. But that is not the case.

Of all the skin on your body, the thinnest part is the around your eyes. This is why your facial moisturizer stings or burns if you apply it to close to your eyes.

You should use eye crèmes that are tested and approved by ophthalmologists. Just like facial moisturizers, eye crèmes were created to tackle specific problems like:

• Dark circles
• Puffiness
• Fine lines and wrinkles

There is also another way to get younger looking eyes. Professional eye treatments!

Think of them as a facial just for your eyes! Using a patented dermal delivery system, nutrients essential to your eyes melt into this sensitive area, deeply hydrating and nourishing them without irritation.

Just like a facial your eye treatments provide a considerable boost to your at-home eye care.

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Red Carpet Makeup Secret Revealed!

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Red Carpet Makeup Secret Revealed!

Red Carpet Makeup Secret Revealed!

Celebrity makeup artists have a difficult task for red carpet movie stars. They have to keep their makeup in place all day and night—and it has to look flawless!

How do they do it?

Believe it or not, the secret is setting powder. This hardworking product is the reason celebrities look polished and beautiful, even under the harshest lights.

Setting powder works beautifully with concealer, too. It boosts its staying power, while enhancing the look of your foundation. Just make sure that the setting powder is the same shade as your natural skin tone.

Apply setting powder mainly to the center of your face, on the outer corners of your nose, and to your chin and cheeks.

Avoid the outer edges of your face because you want your natural radiance to shine through. You can apply a highlighting product to this area, if you want. It will help to pick up the radiance of your skin.

Setting powders create a natural-looking finish that keeps your makeup performing all day!

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The Facts Of Cellulite

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The Facts Of Cellulite

The Facts Of Cellulite

There are a lot of information regarding cellulite. Some are myths and some do speak the truth. But how can we tell which is which?

Here are some facts that may help in dealing with this condition.

Women get more cellulite than men
Yes, women do tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. And we also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. It is estimated, however, that about 10% of men suffer from cellulite, as well.

Cellulite gets worse with age
Hormones seem to play a role in the appearance of cellulite: As women age, their bodies produce less estrogen—a hormone that helps keep blood vessels flowing smoothly. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.

Cellulite may be in your genes
It’s true that cellulite runs in families; if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with smooth-skinned relatives, take heart: Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.

Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite
A regular exercise practice cannot cure cellulite—but in many cases it can help prevent or reduce its appearance. Cellulite occurs when connective fibers underneath the skin become weak or lose their elasticity, but stretching and strengthening those areas (in addition to burning away excess fat overall) can help.

Skin fillers can even out dimply skin
Injectable dermal fillers like Restylane and Radiesse, used primarily to plump up sagging cheekbones and remove facial wrinkles, have also shown to be beneficial—at least temporarily—for cellulite-plagued sections of skin.

Non-invasive procedures for cellulite really do work
Laser, radio-frequency, and massage techniques have been used for several years to reduce the appearance of cellulite—and while their results are not permanent, they are effective.

Certain foods can help fight cellulite
Your diet alone can’t determine whether you will or will not get cellulite, but eating a well-balanced, plant-heavy diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. Staying hydrated—both by drinking water and by eating plenty of foods with high water content—will also keep your connective tissue strong and supple, and may even help you slim down. Aim to eat more cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers, which (along with many other fruits and veggies) are all more than 90% water.

Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite
Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce blood vessel flow and to weaken and disrupt the formation of collagen, allowing for the connective tissue to become stretched and damaged more easily and for underlying fat to show through. Plus, smoking can make you look bad (literally) in lots of other ways, as well: It causes premature wrinkles and aging, leave skin dry and discolored and can contribute to stretch marks, to name a few.

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Skincare For Combination Skin

posted by Lissa Logan

Having combination skin is dreadful. You have to deal with both oily and dry skin, very contradicting conditions.
With advances in skincare treatment, it’s not so difficult to treat combination skin nowadays.

First, you need to set up a skin consult. That way, we can easily assess what your skin needs. We can also tailor a home care program for you.

Second, you need to exfoliate regularly. This will reduce oil production, clear pores and remove drier, flaky skin.

Third, use a toner that has real science behind it. Our skincare products are designed for all skin types. We can effectively treat combination skin without a lot of hassle. Our Eminence Organic Skincare line has anti-inflammatory agents, vitamin C and soothing ingredients that nourish and balance combination skin.

Fourth, embrace oils. Since your skin is both oily and dry, using oil-free products encourages your skin to produce more. In turn, this causes breakouts and blemishes. Use a high end oil such as Eminence Organic Skincare, which has vitamin E and essential fatty acids on the drier areas of your skin.

And lastly, when using make-up, make sure it’s from an all natural mineral make-up line. This will keep the dry and oily parts of your skin in harmony.

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