There are numerous causes of acne, but a facial treatment is definitely not one of them. The intention of an aesthetician performing a deep cleansing facial procedure is to facilitate the purging of breakout causing dead skin cells and impurities that sit inside the pores. There are different types of acne triggers with different severity levels. Common causes are stress, diet, hormone fluctuations, unsuitable use of product, or lack of product usage. Routine facials are actually an effective way to help prevent or control the natural progression of acne.
What is Dermaplaning?
It is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skins surface removing the top-most layer of dead skin, along with fine vellus hair (AKA Peach fuzz)
Dermaplaning cleverly triggers the cell regeneration process. It helps improve the appearance of things like acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, and the effects of the procedure are instant in leaving your skin with a smooth appearance and a radiant glow.
If you suspect that you may have this situation, please be aware that we do offer therapeutic grade oils here at the salon and they are also used in our pedicure services as well.
There are endless details involved in the ever-complicated wedding planning process and many decisions that have to be made for the big day. An easy one to check off the list is using mineral makeup for your bridal look. Memories fade, but pictures last forever! Be photo-ready with high quality makeup products.
1. Mineral makeup looks amazing in HD
With HD cameras, every imperfection on the skin is visible, including acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and poorly blended makeup – so a full-coverage foundation/concealer combination that looks natural is essential. Mineral makeup gives brides that coveted natural coverage.
Melissa Kinsey of Salon Salvatore Day Spa says primer is a must. “Use a primer!” says Kinsey. “If you want a flawless, pore-free look, don’t skip this step. It will give your makeup staying power and diffuse imperfections.”
Kinsey also recommends that brides practice their bridal look before the big day, whether the bride is doing her own makeup or hiring a professional artist. “This way, the look can be perfected and there is no stress the day of. I love knowing ahead of time exactly what we are doing and what products I’m using.”
Take a note from ‘Clueless’ and don’t rely on mirrors! Take a few test photos with and without flash to make sure the end result is exactly what you want.
2. Triple-milled mineral makeup foundation looks seamless
When minerals are refined to create mineral makeup, they are ground up into small particles. Minerals powder foundations from glo are triple milled into a fine powder so they lay on the surface of the skin, evenly covering and correcting for flawless coverage and a smooth look.
3. With mineral makeup, less is more
With bridal makeup, a general rule is to use 10% more product than you would normally wear. Since mineral makeup doesn’t contain bulking ingredients, you’ll get more pigment with less product, a win-win.
Glo National Makeup Artist, Janeena Billera likes to give her brides full coverage for the best possible photos and all day wear in any climate. “My go to bridal foundation cocktail is comprised of a mineral tinted prime that allows even, lightweight coverage, an illuminating mineral liquid foundation and a medium coverage mineral pressed powder foundation.”
4. Mineral makeup allows the skin to breath
When layer after layer of makeup is applied, it can weigh the skin down and cause skin irritation, especially on brides that aren’t accustomed to such heavy application. Traditional cosmetics often contain occlusive like oils and lanolin that cause the skin to look and feel greasy, often clogging the pores. No one wants to deal with post-wedding acne on their honeymoon! Mineral makeup foundation is breathable because it is free of these occlusive agents.
5. Mineral makeup has endless possibilities
Mineral makeup formulas have a vibrant spectrum of colors for eyes, cheeks and lips, and bases are available in a variety of shade and coverage options. The beautiful bridal makeup application shown above by Melissa Kinsey features the following:
Face: Protective Liquid Foundation Satin, Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer in brighten, Luxe Setting Powder
Eyes: Smoky Eye Kit in warm, Cream Eyeliner in ebony
Cheeks: Blush in papaya
Contour & Highlight: Cream Bronze in warmth, Contour Kit in medium to dark
Lips: Liquid Lips in darling
Having the right skincare regimen is just as important as knowing how to use it. Don’t fall victim to these common skincare mistakes.
1. Dipping your fingers into product jars
If your foundation or eye cream come in a glass jar, don’t dip your fingers inside. Even if your hands are clean, you could be unknowingly transferring bacteria and oil to your creams. It’s best to use a spatula, scoop or fresh cotton swab with each use.
2. Rubbing and pulling your skin
Rubbing and pulling your face puts stress on the skin. We do it daily without thinking about it, from holding the skin around the eyes taught while applying eyeliner to rubbing in eye cream. Rubbing at your skin, especially the delicate eye area, makes your skin lose elasticity over time. Learn how to apply eye cream the right way.
3. Not cleaning your cell phone regularly
Think about how many times a day you touch your cell phone. Wipe down the screen at least once a week if not daily. Household cleaners can damage your phone’s screen, so look for a phone-friendly cleaner.
4. Exfoliating too often
Exfoliating helps increase cell turnover to bring fresh cells to the surface, but daily exfoliation may irritate your skin. Start by exfoliating a couple times a week and increase if needed. Exfoliate all over once a week and then focus on rough, textured problem areas.
5. Ignoring signs of dehydration
Tight, flaky skin is a major indicator of dehydration. Introduce a Hyaluronic Acid-based hydrator into your regimen before you apply moisturizer both morning and night to give dehydrated skin a boost in water content.
6. Not cleaning your makeup brushes
Oil and makeup build up on your makeup brushes. Wiping the surface between uses with an alcohol-based cleanser helps extend the time between washes, but don’t skip the deep clean! Wash your brushes with soap and water at least once a week to release stubborn buildup and gunk. Use baby shampoo or a gentle cleanser.
7. Applying skincare in the wrong order
Applying products in the right order will help you get the most out of your skincare routine. For example, serums are intended to penetrate the skin while SPF lays on the surface layers, so you wouldn’t want to apply sunscreen first. Learn how to layer your skincare.
8. Not removing makeup before bed
You’ve heard it a million times because it’s true! Leaving makeup on overnight is ruining your skin. Product settled into fine lines, plus it prevents your skin from going through its nightly repair cycle. Even with skin healthy mineral makeup, the oil, dirt and debris from the day should be washed away each night.
9. Skimping on SPF
We couldn’t make a skin mistakes list without mentioning suncare. You get sun exposure every day without realizing it, in your car, sitting by a window, walking the dog. Apply sunscreen daily to all exposed areas of skin, and don’t forget to reapply.
10. Using the wrong products for your skin type
Is your skin out of whack? Take a look at your basic skincare regimen. Dry skin needs conditioning, oil rich products while oily skin needs oil-controlling, purifying ingredients. Figure out what your skin type is to pick the best lineup for your skincare routine.
Thermography is a test of physiology-looking for changes. Early detection is aimed at prevention and if early changes are detected then we have an opportunity to intervene and change the outcome. The earlier an abnormality is detected the better the treatment options will be, resulting in a better outcome.
Take the Squish out of breast screening!
Sugaring – A treatment that uses a combination of sugar, lemon & hot water!
Sugaring is hair removal that has been practiced for centuries throughout Northern Africa, Greece, and The Middle East.
Sugaring does not stick to the skin, only to the hair. Which means it really gets the hair out at the roots! So rather than a wax that adheres to your skin and pulls on the skin you are removing only the hair!
Join us for our “Back to the Basics” Makeup and Margaritas class!
Class will be on August 15th, from 6-7:30 pm. Cost is $20 per person.
Class will include instruction on skin prepping, foundation application, color matching, applying blush and bronzer, and brush knowledge.
We are excited to introduce our NEW make-up line, Glo-Minerals!
*Class size is limited. Payment required at time of registration.
2470 Riley Road
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: (608) 487-9510
Tues.– Thurs: 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Friday: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Saturday: 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.