Aug 18, 2014
As the summer is slowly winding down, and the weather is getting cooler we begin to count days until September 1st. Very soon a lot of us will be walking our kids back to school. Some will be getting back from summer vacations. And absolutely all of us need to be thinking about getting our skin back into shape. The ultraviolet has a way of doing a number on our skin - it damages it and depletes it of moisture. As a result the skin looks and feels dry and lacks in elasticity.
Luckily, we have some solutions available for that. First of all, fall is the absolute perfect time of the year for a series of Microdermabrasion. The sun is not as strong; nor is the desire to lay on the beach. It's an important factor to consider, because while microdermabrasion can help wipe some of the sun damage, it also makes the skin more photosensitive.
A good complementary service to go with this is collagen. Collagen blanket application is a deep hydrating procedure, which can be combined with a variety of ampoules to help with the specific individual needs of a client. So, for someone with increased hyperpigmentation we could do a vitamin C treatment; for loss of elasticity - a collagen ampoule would be used. Perhaps summertime brings out the acne for you? Bee propolis is the perfect vial to go to.
Now, one thing I can't stress enough is the role of a regular facial massage. Did you know that it increases circulation and muscle tone of your skin? It also relaxes the facial muscles, thus smoothing out some wrinkles. It's one of the best and the most minimally invasive anti-aging treatments available.
Of course, let's not reduce the importance of what you take into your body - so don't forget to visit the farmers market and pick up those fresh veggies! And before you leave the house, don't forget to call your trusty aestheticians - Anya and Svetlana. A-Skin Care Salon is at 120 Seminole Avenue in Waltham, MA. Our phone number is 781-373-9260. See you soon!
Jul 25, 2014
Happy Summer everyone!
With the hightened need for round-the-clock protection, we are happy to announce a new product addition in our arsenal.
Introducing Skin-Perfecting Broad Spectrum Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. It leaves a smooth, matte finish and the titanium dioxide protects you from UVA and UVB rays.
Sheer tinted coverage provides even, natural skin tone while hydrating the skin.
The paraben-free, weightless finish formula is suitable for most skin types.
Come and get it!
Apr 29, 2014
Preparing your skin for spring mainly consists of restoring it from winter's damage. In New England in particular the harsh temperature drops that we experience take your skin by surprize. The frigid cold leaves it looking rough; and let's face it - most of us experience vitamin deprivation in those months. So how do you restore the the healthy glow and even complexion to your skin for the spring?
Well, first of all, it is absolutely vital that you catch up on your fruits and vegetables. What you eat can make you or break you. Secondly, don't forget to drink water. I often suggest to my clients to set a timer up to go off every 15-20 minutes throughout the day. That ensures a constant water intake, and is a sure way to never get thirsty. You don't need to drink much more than just a few sips, as long as it is on very regular basis.
Now onto the third part - getting rid of that dull dead winter skin. I highly recommend resurfacing procedures such as peeling and microdermabrasion to be done in the spring. Today we'll discuss one of those. Peeling of the skin and spring go together like peanut butter and jelly. The conditions couldn't be better - the cold weather is done with, and it is still a bit of a way to go until summer. You skin is just begging for help at this point, and peels are a fantastic way to assist it. It melts away the dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal. As a result, your skin restores its functions, structure and of course - that glow. Sometimes people can be weary of peeling, because they have very sensitive skin. Luckily, modern day esthetics has a solution by the name of grapevine peel. As a person with an array of allergies I can attest to it being a "gentle giant". More importantly, we always encourage you to make an appointment for consultation, where we'd be able to do a patch test, if you wish.
Last but not least, don't forget to wear a sunblock any time that you go for a walk. Skip out on the store-bought stuff, as it does not provide you with a full range of protection. Instead, opt out for a zinc oxide-based SPF, which will do the job by reflecting all the sun rays. (YES, we DO carry this type of sunblock) And remember to wear a hat!
Apr 28, 2014
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