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What Your Tension Spots Are Trying To Tell You By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

What Your Tension Spots Are Trying To Tell You By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Stress affects each of us differently. For some, it’s high blood pressure, chronic back pain, or migraines. For others, it’s neck and shoulder pain, stiffness, tightness, or adrenal fatigue.

Stress has so many faces that you may not instantly recognize your tension spot as a result of it. But here’s the interesting part. Researchers estimate that 80% of disease is stress-related.

The reason? We work too much and play too little. When we can’t experience a deep sense of contentment in life, the lack of it is going to show up elsewhere, usually as health problems.

That’s why massage is so beneficial. It works on many different levels to heal both physical and emotional pain. And that wobbly-let-me-just-space-out-for-about-an-hour feeling you get after a massage?

Well, that’s the therapy working on your Central Nervous System to re-program your response to stress and pain. In other words, it’s breaking the old cycle of pain and stress.

Massage lets you experience deep contentment—and that’s the one key ingredient for good health and business success. Yet, we experience it so little.

Those tension spots you keep rubbing and wishing would go away are asking for relief. Just like you are.

Massage gives you back your happy face, releases your body from old patterns of stress and pain, and puts more life in your life.

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5 Tips For Getting The Perfect Spray Tan! By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

5 Tips For Getting The Perfect Spray Tan! By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Getting ready to get your spray tan on? Fabulous! We love it when our clients treasure their skin as much as we do.

To help you get the most natural looking tan ever, we’ve got 5 easy tips for you. Follow these and we promise you’ll be the envy of all your friends.

Lightly exfoliate your body for three days prior. This will get off all the old skin and allow your tan to easily penetrate newer skin for a smooth look.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Give your skin plenty of moisture prior to the spray tan application. This will allow even saturation of the product. Results? Beautiful and longer lasting!

If you shave your legs, do it the night before your appointment. Shaving right after your tan can shorten the life of it. Same goes for waxing; do it a day or two before your session.

Skip perfume, deodorant, or body sprays. Don’t wear anything that could be a barrier resulting in stains or spots.

Wear loose dark clothing. On the day of the spray tan, make sure to wear old clothing, preferably dark. The spray tan will come off on your clothes. It wouldn’t hurt to wear old pajamas to bed that night, either.

Remember, you don’t want to get near water for 8 hours after the application to allow the tan to set.

You’re all set! Now see if your friends can guess which beach you’ve just been to!

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These Sneaky Habits Can Cause Acne By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

These Sneaky Habits Can Cause Acne By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

What gives? You’re way past high school but your skin is still stuck in adolescence. Grrrr! It’s enough to make even the most patient person lose their cool.

Acne-prone people are born with four to five times more skin cells than the average person. They also produce more oil (like you didn’t know that, right?) If you’re doing everything you know to do to keep acne at bay, but are still fighting it, here are a few factors that contribute to this pesky problem:

Makeup with the artificial colors FD & C. It can cause breakouts around your mouth and cheeks. Lanolin, mineral oil, petroleum, Isopropyl Myristate and artificial fragrance all irritate your acne-prone skin.

Over-drying your face. This actually causes your skin to produce more oil, and you definitely don’t want that! Keep skin hydrated. We can show you how.

Physical Pressure. Constant cell phone use, resting your hand on your face, and so on, not only exposes your skin to bacteria, but forces the bacteria into your skin.

Stress. It’s not enough that stress causes premature aging but it also increases the hormone that causes acne. Work out, go for a walk, or whatever it takes to get your emotions settled down.

Laundry. Change out your pillowcase twice a week. Make sure that towel you use to dry your face hasn’t seen a week’s worth of activity.

Diet. No, it’s not conclusive that what you eat shows up on your skin, but it makes sense. Get rid of processed foods! Opt for a healthier diet.

Make us a partner in your lifestyle changes with our professional skincare treatments. Together we can get you the skin you want and deserve!

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How To Treat Tight, Dry Facial Skin By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

How To Treat Tight, Dry Facial Skin By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

It feels awful, doesn’t it? Tight, dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, but it’s actually visible!

Known as dehydrated skin, that tight, dry feeling looks dull. Make-up doesn’t perform nearly as well and can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

You may think of dehydrated skin as a winter problem, but the sun can wreak just as much havoc.

What can you do? Monthly facials work the lymphatic system to remove toxins, stimulate circulation and allow for deeper product penetration. They are the foundation from which all other products and services work.

For your home care, make sure to add a serum for dehydrated skin.

Because your skin is lacking water, it needs a boost of water-attracting molecules like naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.

We can help you there. For your moisturizer, it’s important to understand that thicker is not necessarily more effective.

Moisturizers laden with petroleum and mineral oil simply clog the skin, promoting more dryness and wrinkles.

If your skin is tight and dry, it’s asking for help! Set up a skin consult and we’ll get you and your skin talking nice to each other in no time.

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Beautiful Skin In 5 Minutes? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Beautiful Skin In 5 Minutes? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, before you write it off as just another pipe dream, take a look at the simple steps you can do to get your skin glowing.

Wear sunscreen all year. We simply can’t say this enough. If you want to minimize existing sun damage and prevent further damage to your skin, wear sunscreen. Choose a high SPF, even if you aren’t going to be outdoors a lot or the day is overcast.

We have moisturizers that already have a high quality SPF. Plus, we can help you choose one that’s perfect for your skin. No guessing games!

Use The Right Skin Care Products. Do you know the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin? Products that are too heavy will make your skin break out, if you don’t understand these skin conditions.

Oily skin needs a moisturizer, but just like other skin conditions, it has to be very specific. The product should not make your skin feel oily. Giving your skin what it needs makes it glow! This is why a skin consult is so valuable.

Exfoliate And Mask. These are both terrific anti-aging steps! You can easily exfoliate in the shower and add masking once on the weekend. Done!

Don’t forget to choose plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean proteins in your diet. These are great skin rejuvenators. Processed foods really wreck your skin!

It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to get your skin glowing; it just takes good habits repeated over and over again.

If you stray, don’t worry. That’s called life! Just get back on the right path tomorrow.

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Lifting The Oily Skin Curse By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Lifting The Oily Skin Curse By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Do you have a shine by 11 a.m.? Already dreading what your face will look like by 5 p.m.?

We hear you! You want relief and you want it yesterday. By now you know the oily skin basics.

• Use skin care products designed for your oily skin

• Don’t over dry your skin. You’ll just create more oil

• Make sure everything you use is oil-free

But when these steps aren’t enough, it’s time to add more punch to your skin care.

Add a water-based serum that also contains hyaluronic acid, or HA, a naturally occurring substance in your body. HA attracts 1000% more water than its weight. That’s good news for your oily skin because water is what it’s missing. Continued use of HA reduces oil.

Exfoliate. When pores are clogged, nothing is moving. Your skin feels dry and rough, which makes your oil glands work even harder to try and lubricate your skin.

That’s why exfoliation is so important. At home, choose a clay mask to stimulate circulation and draw out impurities. Another good exfoliant is an enzyme mask with papaya, bromelain, or pumpkin. All are excellent exfoliants.

Professional Fruit Acid Peel. An alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acid treatment will clear clogged pores, minimize size and allow much better penetration of your skin care products.

Are you sensing a theme here? Exfoliation is the key to unclogging your pores, refining your skin, and allowing products to work more efficiently.

The results are reflected beautifully on your face!

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How To Give Your Skin Youthful Energy By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

How To Give Your Skin Youthful Energy By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Your skin had more energy when you were younger, more elasticity, vibrancy and glow. But as you age, sun damage, smoking and diet all wreak havoc causing you to lose that youthful glow.

Then Mother Nature starts banging on your door telling you it’s time to pay the piper. The nerve! So now you’ve got a double whammy. Does that mean your youthful glow and facial energy are gone forever? Far from it!

With Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, you can safely and gently bring it back by creating NEW collagen and connective tissue. Yes, even after the first treatment your skin will be smoother!

Say goodbye to:

– Brown spots
– Broken capillaries
– Redness of the skin (erythema)
– Even rosacea!

IPL tackles both the effects of natural aging and the premature aging practices of our youth. What a deal!

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How Abrasive Should An Exfoliant Be To Get Results? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

How Abrasive Should An Exfoliant Be To Get Results? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

There are so many different types of exfoliants, but the short answer is this:
Save the intensive exfoliation to us.

A home exfoliant should not be irritating or highly abrasive.

The purpose of home exfoliation is to:

• Soften fine lines and wrinkles
• Speed up the skin renewal process for smoother, healthier skin
• Ease discoloration from sun damage
• Allow your skincare products to work more effectively
• Give you an instant glow!

Gently buffing away the top layer of dead skin cells is tremendously beneficial to you!

What kind is best for your skin type? Talk to us about it. From sensitive skin to oily acneic skin, there’s a home exfoliant that’s perfect for you.

Just ask us. We’re here to help!

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Is Your Skin Feeling Grumpy? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Is Your Skin Feeling Grumpy? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden - Call Us On 01494 865005

Is Your Skin Feeling Grumpy?
By Beauty Salon Great Missenden
Call Us On 01494 865005

Is Your Skin Feeling Grumpy? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

It’s that wonderful time of year. The weather is changing and your skin is probably grumbling.

What can you do now to prepare for the colder months ahead? Let’s take a look.

How To Transition Your Skincare Needs

Take a look at what you’re using. Does your skin feel tight and dry after you’ve cleansed and moisturized? Then it’s time to swap out your warm weather cleanser for a more hydrating one.

Cool air robs your skin of its natural oils. Without these oils your complexion will become dry and dull. Step up your moisturizer to one that’s more emollient. This will help reduce water loss on the surface of your skin.

Add a hydrating serum to keep skin from feeling tight and dry, and to plump it up. And don’t forget to exfoliate! So many people think this step can be skipped in colder months.

Not so! Exfoliation clears away old dead skin cells that create a dull complexion. It also enhances the effects of ALL your other products.

Add facials! Facials work deeply to hydrate, regulate the immune system, prevent wrinkles, clarify and tone the skin.

And lastly, this is no time to skimp on sunscreen! Protecting your skin from environmental assault is a yearlong commitment.

If you need some assistance transitioning your skincare, just let us know. We’re here to help!

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How To Avoid The Movie Mascara Streak Up By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

How To Avoid The Movie Mascara Streak Up By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

The movie was a real tearjerker and her best friend had the raccoon eyes to prove it. But Jennifer’s eyes were streak free. How did she do it?

With a busy, active lifestyle, Jennifer liked the idea of mascara. She knew it really enhanced her whole eye area but…she just couldn’t make the daily commitment.

That’s when she discovered lash tinting. It was a perfect streak free fit for her. And Jennifer isn’t the only one. We have lots of clients that love the convenience of lash tinting for many reasons.

Some simply don’t want to take the time with mascara even though they know their appearance is more polished with it. Others have an allergy to mascara and can’t use it.

Whatever the reason, lash tinting has saved precious minutes in the morning for many busy women and given their appearance more polish.

A vegetable dye applied just once every 3-4 weeks in less than 30 minutes, lash tinting is a safe, practical alternative to mascara.

You’ll never have to worry about chick flick tearjerkers again. Ask us about it today!

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