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!
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.
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!
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!
5 Tips For Getting The Perfect Spray Tan! – Call Us On 01494 865005
Do’s & Don’ts of Getting A Brazilian By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005
Got questions about getting a Brazilian? Great! We’ve got answers. Here’s our list of what to do before and after your Brazilian wax.
Before Your Brazilian: • DO let the hair grow ¼ to ½ an inch—no longer! This is the ideal length for less pain and a quicker wax session.
• DO help prevent ingrown hairs by gently exfoliating the area several days before your appointment.
• DO be very clean. Make sure you shower the day of your wax to help prevent infection. You’ll feel more comfortable and so will your wax technician.
• DO take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen a half-hour beforehand, if you’re very sensitive.
• DON’T schedule your appointment for about a week before or during your period, you’ll be much more sensitive, causing more pain.
• DON’T apply any creams or lotions before your wax. You’ll get better results if your skin is dry.
After your Brazilian: • DO soothe the area with cool compresses once you get home.
• DO wash the area twice daily if you are prone to developing red bumps or ingrown hairs. Apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for a few days after your wax.
• If you develop bumps, DON’T ever pick or squeeze them! This could lead to scarring. DO apply hydrocortisone and benzoyl peroxide gel, pads or wash (all available in your pharmacy without a prescription).
• DON’T wear tight underwear or clothing in synthetic materials to prevent irritation. It’s best to stick to natural fabrics that breathe.
Surprising Ways To Tame Combination Skin By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005
Ask anybody with combination skin, it can be a nightmare! With both oily and dry conditions, you really have to treat both for your skin to be happy. That’s not as hard as it sounds, thankfully.
Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.
Combination skin can have:
Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
Our skincare products are designed for all skin types. And that means we can effectively treat combination skin without a lot of hassle. Set up a skin consult and share with us your challenges. We’ll tailor a home care program just for you.
Also consider these tips for taming combination skin. You might find them surprising. Be sure to bring your questions with you to your consult:
• Exfoliate regularly. This will reduce oil production, clear pores and remove drier, flaky skin. And your make-up will perform better, too! But how much exfoliating do you need? Once we see your skin and its condition, we can guide you there.
• Use a toner. And no, we aren’t talking Sea Breeze or benzoyl peroxide. These products strip your skin. Go with a toner that has real science behind it like our line. Our toners have anti-inflammatory agents, vitamin C and soothing ingredients that nourish and balance combination skin.
• Embrace oils. Surprised? Your skin is composed of oil and its constantly seeking to balance oil production properly. Using “oil free” products just encourage your skin to rush in and make more, as well as blemishes and breakouts. Use a high end oil which has vitamin E and essential fatty acids on the drier areas of your skin. Again, we can counsel you further on this.
• Use an all natural mineral make-up line. This will keep the dry and oily parts of your skin in harmony.
Be patient. It may take three months for changes to occur. However, we have other treatments that can cut that waiting period down dramatically. Be sure to ask us about them!
Is Your Skin The Same Age As You? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005
No woman wants to look her age. And certainly no woman wants to look older than her age, but sometimes it happens.
It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Of course genetics is a major influence, but even so, you can combat those pesky genes your ancestors gave you.
How? It all starts with pH. We’re not going to get technical, we promise. So here’s the bottom line. When the pH of your skin is faulty it can create premature aging. That means your face can feel tight and dry, like you never cleaned it, or worse, you develop acne.
Either way, your skin is too alkaline. That means:
• It can be drier and more brittle
• Your skin is more susceptible to sun damage because the barrier has been weakened
• You develop more fine lines and crow’s feet (British Journal of Dermatology)
• Your skin can become oilier
When skin is too alkaline, it takes 14 hours for it to return to normal. Unfortunately, you’ve already re-applied the offending products so the damage never gets repaired.
What can you do? Even if you think your skincare is fine, but you’re not happy with your looks, allow us to give you a professional skin analysis. And no, we’re not talking about the department store kind of “analysis.”
This is the real deal. One of our highly trained aestheticians talks to you about your lifestyle, your current regimen, and any medical conditions you may have. (Some medical conditions and medications can cause skin challenges.)
Then she will look beneath the surface of your skin to get a complete picture, discussing with you what she finds and recommending the right products for your skin type.
And the best part? You’ll feel a difference almost immediately, with visible results appearing within a week. We guarantee it! There’s no need to look your age or older. Schedule your complimentary consult today!
The “Gimmick” That Shocked A Scientist! By Oasis Health & Beauty Spa – Call Us On 01494 865005
Don Verhulst, MD has studied and practiced the use of natural alternatives and the effects of nutrition for over 20 years. His philosophy is to provide nutritionally valuable, concentrated good foods for the skin and body.
When Dr. Don heard about Body Sculpting Cellulite and Colon Therapy he was highly skeptical of its true abilities. As a scientist, he saw it as a nothing more than a ”gimmick.”
That is, until he tried it himself. In one 60-minute session he lost 2 ¼ inches on the various areas of his body and 1 inch on his abdomen. The doctor was floored!
That’s when he began to research the wrap’s ingredients. Here’s what he found:
• This highly unusual wrap provides the ability to feed your skin nutrients needed for natural skin renewal. (You look younger)
• It allows cell turnover to occur uninterrupted, enhancing and speeding up the process (You look younger and more toned)
• The ingredients keep toxins from entering your body while removing existing toxins (You feel more energetic)
• It targets fat cells of inflamed fatty tissue, breaking them down, decreasing inflammation and increasing detoxification (You slim down and feel healthier)
• You have less cellulite, less fine lines and wrinkles and less saggy skin (You love how you look)
Dr. Don had to admit that his tape measure “didn’t lie.” And yours won’t either! Enjoy renewed confidence in your contoured body as well as more energy with Body Sculpting Cellulite and Colon Therapy.
For the last few decades, scientists have been preaching to us to wear sunscreen to look younger.
New studies show: they were wrong! And we were stunned. Here’s what we learned about the latest evidence regarding sun damage.
An SPF isn’t enough to protect you from sun damage. Yes, they block UVA and UVB rays, but those rays only account for 7% of solar energy.
Now for the really interesting part:
New research finds that infrared radiation, which makes up 54% of solar energy, also causes aging AND may be worse than UV rays!
It seems that infrared radiation penetrates deeper than UV rays, producing those nasty free radicals that not only age you but also wreck your skin.
So do you give up sunscreen? No way! We’ve always told you how important an antioxidant serum is to your overall skin care.
Now science is backing us up. In fact, wearing an antioxidant serum that has a combination of vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid, a naturally occurring antioxidant and sunscreen, is more important than sunscreen!
This antioxidant cocktail provides the missing link in preventing free radicals from robbing your skin of health and youth.
Wear the antioxidant serum under your sunscreen. Just make sure your sunscreen contains zinc and titanium dioxide, not Avobenzone and Octinoxate, which promote wrinkles!