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Do Showers Help Dry Skin Stay Moist? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Do Showers Help Dry Skin Stay Moist? By Beauty Salon Great Missenden - Call Us On 01494 865005

Do Showers Help Dry Skin Stay Moist?

Who doesn’t love a long, hot shower? Yes, they are incredibly soothing, but for dry skin, very hot water parches your body’s moisture, causing dryness and itchiness.


It’s best to use warm water then pat dry when you get out of the shower or tub. Follow this with body lotion or oil to seal in moisture. And, of course, don’t forget your facial moisturizer.


For additional all over moisturizing, come in for one of our fabulous body treatments. Think of them as a facial for your whole bod! You won’t believe the long lasting difference in your skin and you’ll never miss the hot water.

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The Secret Hiding Places Of Acne By Beauty Salon Great Missenden – Call Us On 01494 865005

Acne-prone skin has four to five times more skin cells than other skin types. That means you have to be diligent with your skincare, but you also have to be watchful with hair and make-up products, too.


Any hair styling product that has oil, silicones and plasticizers will clog your pores if they get on your skin. So try to steer clear of these products.


Lifestyle habits can be a definite hiding place for acne. Think about it. When was the last time you cleaned those make-up brushes, huh? These tools are crawling with bacteria and dead skin cells, and they are just waiting to create a zit factory on your face!


And smoking? Get this. Researchers at the Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome identified non-inflammatory acne to be common among frequent smokers. They also found that teenaged acne smokers were four to five times more likely than non-smokers to have adult acne.


To beat acne you must be informed about the disease and how to conquer it. We encourage you to get any of our facials we have to offer.

Peels are an excellent way to pare down those extra skin cells, reduce oil and give you smoother, younger skin. What a great combination!

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Four Steps For Overnight Skincare

posted by Lissa Logan

After a long day, you’re totally exhausted, you want nothing more than to crawl under the covers of your soft, comfy bed and just sleep.

But before you nod off, please do these four quick and simple steps to take care of your skin.

First, wash your face using the correct cleanser for your skin type. This will get rid of the day’s make-up, pollution, and dirt, preventing breakouts, aging and stretched pores.

Next, add a Vitamin A product. Collagen production in your skin decreases as you age. Apply the product to help stimulate collagen.

Then, dot on an anti-aging eye crème. The eye area has the thinnest skin so you must protect it. Eye cremes have vitamins that repair skin and lighten dark circles.

And lastly, apply moisturizer and hit the hay! All done in under 5 minutes.

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Do Depilatories Really Work?

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Do Depilatories Really Work?

Do Depilatories Really Work?

A cheap and quick fix, depilatories can get rid of unwanted hair. However, unlike waxing, depilatory crèmes only work well on finer hair, but not on coarse hair.

And you have to be wary when using this because removing hair may not be the only thing you get from them.

Depilatory crèmes are loaded with chemicals and melt keratin, which causes hair to dissolve.

But those chemicals don’t really remove hair as cleanly, so they grow back just as fast as you remove them. Normally, it takes three to four days, but sometimes it can come back in a day.

Plus, the chemicals you inhale can cause redness, rash, allergy or even burn your skin.

I know it sounds as if we don’t like depilatories. And yes, we admit, we really don’t. Not only can depilatories severely dry your skin, regular use can cause skin discoloration. And if you have sensitive skin, please think twice before using them as it could trigger an allergic reaction and give you more problems than just having unwanted hair.

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Winter Skincare Tips

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Winter Skincare Tips

Winter Skincare Tips

As the cold weather sets in, the air becomes dry, making your skin crack and starved for moisture. So what can you do to protect it? Here are some tips to keep your skin humidified during winter.

1. Extra dry skin can cause keratosis pilaris, a condition that resembles chicken skin. Make sure to use lotions with salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells around your hair follicles and reduce the appearance of bumps.

2. When washing your hands, choose a moisturizing soap-free cleanser or a hydrating antibacterial gel, then slather on lotion right away.

3. Anything that traps moisture on your skin helps lotions and creams soak in. So slip on some cotton gloves over lotion to help moisturize parched hands.

4. To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, a simple mixture of honey and sugar applied topically can serve as a rich, hydrating scrub and increase circulation in your skin.

5. If your arms or legs look scaly, try a 12 percent lactic acid lotion. It will moisturize your skin and exfoliate those scales away.

6. For your arms, legs, and torso, use a rich bath oil or moisturizing body cleanser that leaves a creamy film on your skin.

7. Exfoliate lightly.

8. For roughed-up feet, before bed, gently buff away calluses with a hydrating scrub or pumice stone, and apply a thick, buttery moisturizer while feet are still damp.

9. A long, hot bath or shower might seem tempting when you’ve been out in the cold, but it will strip your skin of moisture. Keep showers to no more than 10 minutes, and not more than once a day.

10. The softer your sheets and sleepwear, the better, but you needn’t invest in silk. Avoid blends of cotton and synthetic fibers, which might be irritating.


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How To Take Care Of Mature Skin

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How To Take Care Of Mature Skin

How To Take Care Of Mature Skin

Great looking skin can be achieved no matter how old you are.

But in order to get that healthy, glowing skin, you have to do away with poor skin care habits.

Skin in your forties turns over more slowly and is more prone to dryness and fine wrinkles, so avoid overexposure to the sun.

The good news is there are a lot of treatments and products that can reverse the effects of aging.

One is chemical peel. This treatment literally peels away the rougher outer layers of your skin keeping it smooth.
Another is microdermabrasion. The crystals used will wear away dead skin.

Also consider IPL and laser for longer-lasting effects.

Retinol is your friend. Choose products with this ingredient. They can be used at home to build collagen, fade sun spots and improve the over all texture of your skin.

Splurge on a good eye cream. The eye area is the thinnest skin on your body and often the first place to show wrinkles. No skimping here!

Don’t be rough on your skin. Baby it instead! Avoid over exfoliation. Once or twice weekly is plenty. Avoid using two potentially irritating ingredients at the same time like retinol and Vitamin C. Alternate; use one in the A.M. and one in the P.M.

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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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