Why should you pamper your skin to a facial? Facials are well known for their simplicity and effectiveness in improving the overall appearance of the facial skin. A facial is a treatment that deeply purifies and exfoliates resulting in smooth and well-hydrated skin. Facials are most often used for minimizing dry skin, acne, wrinkles and skin blemishes. They also work to remove the outer layers of dead skin in order to keep the epidermis toxin free. Receiving facials on a regular basis will cause your pores to remain unclogged and your face to look smooth and healthy. Your skin cells regenerate every six weeks, which is all the more reason to incorporate facials into your life. Facials are a relaxing way to keep your face looking its best.
Now that you know why you should treat your skin to a regular facial, let me give you some reasons why you should get a facial with me! Here goes:
#10 Free Skin Analysis! Get a thorough skin analysis, with more time taken to learn about your skin, tools available to look deeper into the layers of your skin, and a longer term treatment plan defined.
#9 Extractions in a Breeze! Clearing clogged comedones keeps skin healthy and supple while preventing acne. It is recommended to extract those comedones once a week in a SAFE manner. Having a trained professional perform extractions allows a variety of angles and techniques. I also have tools and machines that open pores, hydrate the skin to make it flexible, liquefy impacted material, and protect the surrounding skin while comedones literally slide out.
#8 I LOVE What I Do! I am passionate about your skin and love working with it! I love learning more and putting to use the information I have in making your skin look the best it possibly can!
#7 Not Just For Women! Too many men grow up still washing their face with bar soap and water, wishing their skin was different, yet clueless how to solve it. They still neglect their skin and feel ashamed and embarrassed about their appearance. Facials are not“girly” treatments. EVERYONE deserves to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin. No one thinks to educate teenage boys how to reduce acne or not to pick. Any age group, any gender, any race will benefit from learning totake care of their skin.
#6 Specialized Products! No skin is exactly the same, and no client has the same goals for their skin. That is why a quality esthetician will meet you, talk with you, and learn about you before the procedure so the very best choice of products can be chosen. There is a reason why every good product line has choices and ways to adapt products to individuals and their skin care goals. Your skin receives pampering and ingredients applied just for it!
#5 Massage Isn’t Just For Relaxation! Massage techniques have a variety of purposes. Not only does a massage loosen muscles and lower heart rate and blood pressure (that brings you into a deep state of relaxation!), it can actually heal your skin! Massage stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation and boosts your immune system. It delivers more nutrients to your skin and removes more waste. It can stimulate collagen and elastin to form in the dermis and plump the skin back to healthy levels. It can reactivate the microcurrent impulses in the skin to reduce or prevent sagging skin. Even just a facial massage can work acupuncture meridians to relieve tension, blockages, or imbalances in the entire body. It can even help exfoliate dead skin, loosening acneic debris, or it help drive beneficial, moisturizing ingredients deeper. If you have never had a facial massage, you have no idea what you’re missing!
#4 Because You Can! Many people are afraid of the expense of ‘extras’ like spa treatments, luckily I’m affordable. Especially in a tough economic situation, taking care of our skin is considered an unnecessary expense. Many product lines found in grocery stores feed off of the fear, selling you quick-fixes that don’t actually fix anything. They use cheap fillers that fill your pores with gunk, and ingredients that dry your skin out, insuring you will be back for more soon! They don’t want you to know facials can be the least expensive items on a spa menu! Truly beneficial product lines do not need fillers, and they will last longer than store bought items. Taking care of your skin may cost a little more up front, but it is less than you think and will cost you less in the long term. *Check out my specials: http://shinebeautifully.me/thelilsparoom/specials
#3 Create A Plan! The things we can do in the treatment room are only half of the success of your skin. The other half is a great home-care regime. It is hard to know exactly what to do at home, by yourself, and be the only one celebrating your success! With an esthetician, you have someone as equally excited and invested in your skin as you are! You will have a plan that we can decide together that fits your life, preferences, and skin perfectly! I want to be your partner in creating healthy skin for you!
#2 A Spiritual Experience! Facials involve a lot of physical touch, which can initiate a bond between esthetician and pamperee. The positioning of an esthetician at the head of the bed puts the esthetician’s solar plexus chakra in alignment with the clients crown chakra, creating a unique flow of energy between each life force. A great esthetician realizes this exchange and utilizes it to benefit each person they work with. I like to bring peace, love, and self-fulfillment to my clients, receiving their worries and returning the energy with feelings of confident and peace. There is no greater reward or benefit to my life than to make a new friend and feel them feeling beautiful, powerful, and calm.
#1 YOU DESERVE IT!!! Seriously, when did you last do something to feel good about yourself? That pair of sensible flats you bought to wear to work every day does NOT count. Taking care of yourself, or more importantly, FEELING good about yourself is VITAL to your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. You cannot hope to lead a healthy life if you do not take a few minutes to breathe. Let someone else pamper you. Give your brain a chance to catch up to you! The first step to healing the world is to take care of you first! Hope to hear from you soon! ~April
Aging is a fact of life and the eyes are the first to show real signs of aging. Puffy eyes, dark circles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and broken capillaries are the most common signs. Start taking care of your eye area and using an eye treatment product in your early 20s; prevention is the key and with more knowledge you can keep your skin looking younger well into your post menopausal years.
The skin of the face and the body vary in thicknesses throughout the body. The thinnest skin is approximately 0.5 millimeter in thickness, is found under your eyes and on the eyelids. The thickest skin, at approximately 4 mm, is on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet. Since the skin around our eyes is thinner, it is more prone to sun damage which leads to pigmentation and collagen loss, causing lines, thinner skin and making dark circles more obvious. Sebaceous glands or oil producing glands also have a more active role in how your skin reacts. They are more concentrated around your nose than any other part of the face. There are virtually no sebaceous glands under the eye making it prone to dryness. On the body these glands are located in the chest and back area which can be a problem for those suffering with acne.
*The 5 most common causes of dark circles are allergies, dehydration, lack of sleep, anemia, and heredity.
Home remedies such as tea bags, cucumbers and potatoes are helpful, but not clinically proven to work. If you are looking for a high quality product that is clinically proven, works for you throughout the day and guaranteed to demonstrate a difference, I recommend Truface Ideal eyes by Nuskin. For more product info click here.
Tips to keep your eyes youthful:
Hydrate: By drinking more water you will feel and look better. Hydrating will flush out the toxins giving your skin the moisture it needs to look its best.
Well-balanced healthy diet: Eating healthy is anti-aging from the inside out. Taking a good nutritional supplement plus eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial for good health. Free radicals cause aging and to fight free radicals we need a diet high in antioxidants. Supplements and diet will also prevent anemia.
Avoid rubbing your eyes: This causes trauma which in turn can cause dark pigment under the eye area.
Get 8 hours of sleep: Not enough sleep makes your skin paler which in turn shows more of the tiny blood vessels under the eye area. Sleep is needed for your body to recover from the day’s stresses.
Less salt: Excess fluid retention will make your eyes puffy. Over time the puffy eyes end up looking more like under eye bags as we age.
Remove your makeup before bed: A good skincare regimen I highly recommend for better skin and to anti-age your eyes. Leaving mascara on will cause damage to the eyelashes. Eye makeup and foundation clogs pores. Night time is the perfect time for your skin to recover from all the free radicals during the day.
Do not use oil based makeup: Oil based cosmetics are not healthy for your skin and especially the eye area. Mineral oil is found in our moisturizers and cosmetics. It is an inexpensive product used by many cosmetic companies and is not healthy for the skin. It clogs pores and prevents your skin from breathing.
Regular professional collagen eye treatments to strengthen the elasticity, hydrate, and brighten the skin
Oily/combination skinned clients always ask me what they can do to control their oil production. I always recommend the Pure Cleansing Gel; the first step to controlling your skin concerns is what you use to cleanse your skin. This cleanser is good for teens, men and can be used daily and nightly. It also removes makeup. To really control that oily sheen you get by noon, use the ph Balance Mattefying Toner too. (More info will be on another blog) For more information on this product or others contact me!
The main ingredient (papain) in this light foaming cleanser loosens oil, dead skin cell buildup, and leaves the skin with a nice matte finish.
Papain—this proteolytic enzyme dissolves pore-blocking debris to help clean and energize the skin.
This cleanser also contains extracts of lemon, geranium, and fennel; these three ingredients help clarify the skin and balance oil.
Lemon on the skin: Lemons’ antibacterial and antifungal properties make them a naturally control oil, which helps keep pores clear and clean, and blackheads from returning.
Geranium on the skin: The astringent properties of geranium are also very advantageous for our skin. Our muscle contractions get significantly boosted with these. Consequently, we get a firm and toned look. Geranium can provide proper nourishment to our skin cells and keep those young and healthy for long.
Fennel on the skin: Fennel seeds offer amazing effects for the skin, antiseptic by nature, and loaded with antioxidants. As a result, they help prevent breakouts, cell damage, while keeping the skin toned.
A common place for single women to wanna look cute is the gym. Whatever your reason is for hitting the gym, whether to really work out or check out all the single male scenery, you want to look your best. I am not a big gym goer by all means, but what I have noticed is how many woman are working out with makeup on. Think of how much you spend on your favorite Chanel compact and bronzer…is it really worth mixing it with workout sweat and having it melt off your face? Not to mention what it does to your skin!
Makeup mixed with sweat can attract bacteria that will clog your pores and cause breakouts, blemishes, and acne issues. So always cleanse your skin first thing in the morning before you workout and always after you workout, especially if wearing makeup is a must. Covering that shiny sweat after a workout with more powder or foundation is just yucky and totally dirty for the skin.
If you absolutely need a foundation, stick to a mineral powder, something not to cakey, heavy, and that does not have talc in it. If your wanting a little bit of a cheek glow, use a mineral bronzer or blush. If your more fair skin toned, you naturally get rosy cheeks once you get your blood circulating, so you do not even need to worry about blush or bronzer. Mineral based foundations, powders, blushes, and bronzers will not clog up your pores as much as regular makeup.
Cant leave the house without mascara? Always use waterproof, yes I know, waterproof mascara can be a bit of a pain in the rear to remove, but doesn’t it make more sense to put a little more effort into removing your mascara than to be working out looking like a raccoon? With that said, you know there is no need for eyeliner either.
If you want to add some color to your lips, you don’t need lipstick. Why look like your trying to go to the club at the gym? If you want to keep your lips hydrated, try a tinted lip balm. Unlike lipsticks and lip glosses, balms have wax in them and stick to the skin nicely and will not run when mixed with sweat.
So you see, you still can look cute while getting your workout on. And after your body is invigorated from your work out and your skin is nicely cleansed, go ahead and pack on as much of that makeup as you want…don’t forget your smoky eye makeup and high shine lip-gloss.
Check out this cheat sheet for the best shades that will bring out your peepers:
Golden Blonde Hair
Skin: Ivory, Porcelain Hair: Golden Blonde, Reddish Blonde Eyes: Bright Blue, Bright Green
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Blue, Grey Highlighter: Peach, Ivory, Pale Gold, Aqua Mascara: Brown, Dark Blue Eye Shadow: Grey, Blue, Purple, Green, Warm Brown
Ash Blonde Hair
Skin: Rosy Beige Hair: Ash Blonde Medium to Light Eyes: Soft Blue, Blue-Grey, Blue-Green
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Blue, Grey, Soft Green Highlighter: Pink, Aqua, Soft Grey, Soft Yellow, Ivory Mascara: Brown, Dark Blue Eye Shadow: Grey, Mauve, Blue, Blue-Green, Purple, Teal
Dark-Eyed Blonde Hair
Skin: Ivory, Porcelain, Warm Beige Hair: Ash, Golden Blonde, Reddish Blonde Eyes: Hazel, Green, Dark Teal
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Blue, Grey, Black Highlighter: Beige, Ivory, Peach, Light Gold Mascara: Brown, Black-Brown Eye Shadow: Brown, Warm Green, Gold, Bronze, Teal
Light-Medium Brunette Hair
Skin: Porcelain, Light Olive Hair: Medium to Dark Brown Eyes: Bright Blue, Blue-Grey, Blue-Green
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Blue, Black, Grey, Purple Highlighter: Pale Blue, Pink, Grey, Ivory Mascara: Black, Navy, Black-Brown Eye Shadow: Grey, Blue, Purple, Turquoise
Dark Brunette Hair
Skin: Olive, Porcelain, Warm or Cool Beige, Black Hair: Black, Dark Brown, Dark Auburn Eyes: Dark Brown, Hazel
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Black, Grey, Brown, Purple, Dark Green Highlighter: Ivory, Pale Gold, Yellow, Apricot, Pink Mascara: Black, Black-Brown Eye Shadow: Grey, Brown, Purple, Teal, Dark Blue
Red Head Hair
Skin: Ivory, Porcelain, Golden Beige, Freckled Hair: Auburn, Red, Warm Brown Eyes: Dark Brown, Hazel, Green, Golden
Suggested Eye Color Makeup Eye Liner: Brown, Green Highlighter: Gold, Ivory, Bronze, Peach Mascara: Black, Brown Eye Shadow: Brown, Green, Gold, Rust, Purple
Pictured is my favorite eyeshadow quad “Sugar Coat” by CoverGirl. You can pull off a daytime and evening look with these 4 different colors.