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The Effects of Soaps On Your Skin

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

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

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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