Showing posts with label dehydrated skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dehydrated skin. Show all posts

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Weathered Hands- This Product has got you Covered.. Literally

Winter weather can wreak havoc on hands. Want to know why? Dr. Jessica Wu explains "Dry skin is especially common in the winter months when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight and makes it look flaky. In fact, your skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in the winter." (Everyday Health)

You can help your clients and boost your sales at the same time.

Try the Argan Oil 8-Piece Display by ORLY
Hydrate and soften dry cuticles and hands with our ultra-luxe, Argan Oil infused system.

Display Includes:
(4) Argan Oil Cuticle Drops .6 fl oz bottle.
(4) Argan Oil Hand Creme Jar 1.7 fl oz

Argan Oil Cuticle Drops / 0.6 oz.:
Condition and soften cuticles to promote healthy nail growth with advanced antioxidant-rich oil, seven extracts and beta carotene.

Features:
Nourish and hydrate dry and brittle cuticles and nails
Lemon infused
Massage one drop onto cuticles on bare or lacquered nails to nourish and condition
To maintain nail and cuticle health, reapply daily at bedtime
Key ingredients:


Argan Oil Hand Creme Jar / 1.7 oz.:
Hydrate your skin. Argan Oil Hand Creme is an intensive moisturizer that creates a protective layer to nourish and hydrate dry skin and brittle nails. Formula filled with power and enriched with Argan oil, jojoba oil and shea butter leaves skin supple and prevents moisture loss while Vitamin E protects against free radicals and keeps skin's youthfulness.

Features:
Help nourish & hydrate dry skin.
Skin is left supple and protected against free radicals with Vitamin E.
Can be used on body, hands, and cuticles.

Don't forget to talk to your clients about "winter skin" to help! MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE. Stock up to ensure your clients are using the right products between treatments.

See here for more options!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sleep Deprived Skin & How You Can Help

Sleep seems to be one of those things that takes the back burner these days. With work, school, family and more, the amount of time we sleep gets less and less. We all know sleep is essential for our health, it's important to remind clients that it is important for their skin as well.

When we sleep, our bodies slow down to repair and regenerate itself. While we are dreaming of white sandy beaches and winning the lottery, our skin is able to increase the production of collagen; making getting quality sleep very important to the health and appearance of our skin.


Sleep deprived skin can result in things like dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, dry or dehydrated skin as well as a variety of skin infections (lack of sleep weakens our immune system!)

Do you go over your client's sleeping habits/patterns on their intake form? Are you checking in with them to see how they are sleeping? Explaining to your clients the importance of sleep in direct relation to healthy skin will garner a great conversation! You not only show them you are thinking of them as a whole, you also have a good opportunity to offer quality retail items.

Depending on their sleep habits and needs, you can offer everything from relaxing essential oils, candles, sleep masks and music to help them unwind and get a good nights sleep. You can also take this time to offer sunblock, hydrating moisturizers and more!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hydrating, Cellulite-Busting Chocolate Body Treat!

Are you noticing more and more clients coming in these days with dry or dehydrated skin? All the fun beach trips, yard work and other outdoor summer activities are taking a toll on their skin. Between the sun, sweat, products and general dirt, the skin needs some detoxing and hydrating! Here is a great recipe for a chocolate body treatment that not only hydrates the skin, but also may help reduce the appearance of cellulite!

It's a great idea to have the scrub and mousse prepared shortly before the client arrives to save time and get them warm so it's extra luxurious!

Here are the recipes to prepare:

Chocolate Mint Salt Scrub. 
In a large mixing bowl, combine dead sea salt and chocolate mint oil (you can use any chocolate oil you prefer!) so they are blended well. Place the mixing bowl into a bowl of warm water to warm the scrub. 

Chocolate Body Mousse
In large mixing bowl, combine white clay powder with aloe vera gel and blend well. Add in cocoa powder and water, and mix until there are no clumps. If the mousse seems dry, add water slowly until it's a thin smooth mixture you can easily apply to the body. Place the mixing bowl into a bowl of warm water to warm the mousse.

Start off by dry brushing the client's skin to increase circulation and prepare the skin for the treatment.

After dry brushing, apply the chocolate body scrub to the client's entire body as you normally would apply a scrub. If you don't yet have a wet room with a vichy shower, gently remove the scrub with warm towels or have the client shower if you have on available. 

Next, apply the chocolate body mousse in a thin later to the client's skin as you would any other body wrap. Once the client's skin is covered with the mousse, wrap with plastic wrap and cover with a thermal blanket. Leave the client wrapped for about 15-20 minutes to allow the mousse to absorb into the skin. Now is a great time for any add on services like a scalp or facial massage!

Remove the blanket, plastic and remove the chocolate mousse as you normally remove body wraps. Allow the client to shower if you have the ability, or dry brush the skin and remove the mousse with warm towels.

You can finish with a massage (add on profit!) or simply by applying Caribbean Smoothie Hydrating + Anti-Aging Body Cream by Extended Vacation to the entire body to lock in all that lovely hydration!

Boost the chocolate indulgence by offering little chocolate treats or having chocolate infused drinks on hand to offer the client!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dry Versus Dehydrated Skin

Dry or dehydrated skin....aren't they the same? While they are similar and sometimes overlap, they are different with different causes and treatments.

Dry skin is caused from a lack of oil production. The causes can be genetic (some people are simply predisposed to have dry skin), powdery makeup (absorbs the oil in the skin)or more commonly, aging skin. Oil production slows down as we age resulting in dryer skin. A common misconception when it comes to dry or oily skin, is that no oil at all is healthiest. There should be a light layer of oil on the skin (the hydrolipid film) that also contains moisture from the air and perspiration. Another common misconception is that an oily t-zone means you have oily skin. The t-zone actually may just be producing more oil than other areas of the skin, which is healthy. This usually results in clients unnecessarily using harsh cleaners or scrubs that dry up the t-zone and strip the other areas, causing dry skin.

The symptoms of dry skin include a lack of the hydrolipid film, skin that is dull, tight and showing signs of premature aging.

Dehydrated skin on the other hand is caused from a lack of water in the skin. There are two different types of skin dehydration basically relating to how deep it goes. Epidermal dehydration affects the upper layer of the skin, usually presenting with small lines that form when the skin is manipulated, scales may also be present. Dermal dehydration penetrates deeper, resulting in deeper more visible wrinkles and/or sagging skin.

Dehydrated skin can be caused by a variety of factors, some of which we can control. Common causes include smoking, medications, poor diet, illness (rosacea is a common cause of epidermal dehydration), seasonal changes and sun damage. A common misconception with dehydrated skin is the "cure" is to simply drink more water. While water is vital to healthy skin, this alone will not prevent skin dehydration or fix it if it is already present.

Here are some of the most common treatment options for dry and dehydrated skin:

Oil Infusions
This option is effective in helping correct epidermal dryness. A great way to offer this service is to start with a gentle cleansing, toning and exfoliation followed with a noncomedogenic oil. Once the oil is applied to the skin, have the client sit with steam for 10-15 minutes to allow the heat and moisture from the steam to aid the oil absorption.
Here are some oils your clients will love:


Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy has been used to increase the skin's oil production and perspiration, enhancing the hydrolipid film, making it a great treatment for dry and dehydrated skin.
Here are some effective units to introduce red light therapy into your service menu

Handheld Mini LED Light Therapy with Red, Blue and Yellow Photons by SCF
Jantine Infrared Skin Care Lamp with Floor Stand by HANS Equipment
Paragon Microcurrent-Red Light Therapy
Meishida Multi Wave LED Light Therapy System

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most effective ingredients for skin hydration. It binds over 10,000 times its own weight in water! It doesn't get much better than that!


Making sure your staff are speaking with your clients about their habits and performing a skin analysis will help ensure they provide the best possible treatment options for each client.

You know the saying, knowledge is power!





Saturday, March 10, 2012

Celebrate the Changing Seasons with Soothing Body and Facial Masks

While the change of seasons is very exciting, the transition from Winter to Spring can wreak havoc on your client's skin. The facial skin is typically dehydrated and sensitive, while the extremities suffer from severe dryness and flaking.

Now is the perfect time of the year to add the Hibiscus and Arnica Mask to your facial services. Formulated with the soothing and nourishing combination of Betonite Clay, Rice Starch, Hisbiscus petals, Arnica petals and Chamomile Essential Oil, this mask will help to renew and refresh your clients' skin.

The must-have product for your Spring body treatments is the Chamomile and Marine Algae Body Masque by Amber. This body mask was specifically developed to aid in nourishing and hydrating fatigued and dry skin. Calming Lavender Essential Oil and Chamomile Essential Oil have been been infused with hydrating marine algae and kelp so as to make the skin luminous.

INSIDERS TIP: To maximize the effectiveness of this your body treatments, be sure to use Mylar Blankets and Thermoplastic Film Rolls.