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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter Retail Opportunites

Are you looking for some great retail options to pair with the change in season? Lip balms, foot mousses, and moisturizers for very dry skin will keep your clients protected from dry, cold wintry air!


Spearmint - SPF 30 Lip Balm by Amber Products
Beeswax and Vitamin E help to hydrate, soothe and nourish lips. Spearmint Essential Oil helps to stimulate skin cells delivering anti-aging effects while offering a refreshing feel. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 provides critical protection from UV damage. Organic Sunflower Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil provide moisturizing benefits while Aloe Vera gently soothes dry, chapped lips.



Alchimie Forever Dry Skin Balm / 3.3 oz.
Dry Skin Balm - Ultra-nourishing. Alleviates discomfort. Hydrating. Anti-aging. Ideal for hands, elbows, knees, feet and other areas that need an extra dose of moisture and protection, this cream was developed by Dr. Luigi Polla specifically to provide instant relief from dry, chapped, uncomfortable skin. Leaves a light, fresh scent on the skin. The finish is silky, smooth, with no oily residue.

Formulated in Switzerland. Dermatologist-formulated and tested. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.


Very Dry Skin Formula #3 / 10.2 oz.
Footlogix Very Dry Skin Formula #3 with Dermal Infusion Technology is formulated with Aloe, Urea and CoQ10, is proven to moisturize and restore very dry skin, with regular use. 10.2 oz.

Features:
Non-occlusive mousse formula is absorbed immediately & leaves no greasy residue
Clothing can be worn right after application: Just Apply & Go!
Fragrance, oil and alcohol free
Ideal for Diabetics & sensitive skin
Dermatologist tested Not tested on animals


Sposh Chelour Robe / One Size - Available in White, Cream, Agate Blue. Coffee, Moonstone Gray / Spa Retail Item!
Soft as silk, plush as velour, and light as a feather. This full length, roll collar robe with belt has standard pockets and is machine washable. One size fits most. 48” from shoulder. Available in White, Cream, Blue Agate, Coffee, and Moonstone.

Suggested Retail Price: $112.50

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Head Off Dry Winter Skin Through Retail

In a perfect world, every client would be able to come see you on a regular schedule to address any and all skin concerns. Time and money get in the way of that so having seasonal "go to" retail products can be successful.  Depending on where you live, dry winter skin can be a challenge for many of your clients.

Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex - Remedy Reserve Mask makes an excellent addition to any retail line up. Aside from being awarded the best "5 Minute Complexion Makeover", this 100% natural mask is great for any skin type. From calming irritations to being touted as a great hangover recovery mask (perfect for holiday party season!) your clients can use this to maintain moisture levels between services and for repairing.

The size and packaging makes it great for gifts for family, friends, coworkers and makes a great travel companion for your on the go clients!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Product Of The Week: Soothing Touch Calming Massage Gel

Happy Friday!

A newly added product in the Pure Spa Direct lineup bound to generate some buzz is the Calming Massage Gel by Soothing Touch.

Paraben free and chock-full of calming goodness! With Lavender Essential Oil, St. John’s Wort and Valerian, this gel will help your clients feel even more relaxed.

It's also super hydrating for skin making it an excellent choice for colder areas and seasons. You can thank the following ingredients for making this awesome for skin:
  • High Oleic Expeller Pressed Sunflower Seed Oil - Helps retain moisture, has been known to help provide protective barrier against infection.
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil - Natural vegetable oil treated with hydrogen, used as an emollient and skin conditioner.
  • Apricot Oil - A light, gentle oil that moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
  • Avocado Oil - The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of avocado oil help keep skin smooth, strong, and elastic.
  • Expeller Pressed Jojoba Oil - Closely resembles human sebum, very moisturizing.

Available in 8oz, 1/2 gallon, gallon and 5 gallon sizes, there's one to fit into anyone's schedule.

See you next Friday, have an amazing weekend!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Exfoliate Those Winter Blues Away

We've been talking a lot recently about dry, dull winter skin and helping your clients reveal their best skin this season. Aside from the awesome hydrating and nourishing treatments you're offering, be sure to include retail items in their treatment plan.

The new bulk packs of exfoliating bath mitts and body brushes are a great way to ensure you always have quality, affordable and relevant items in your retail section! Explaining to your clients how exfoliating at home along with an effective moisturizer, will help keep their skin soft and having products to put in their hands can increase your retail sales quickly!

Take a look at the new hot sellers:

Gentle Exfoliating Ramie + Cotton Bath Mitt - Dual Sided / Case of 30 - Individually Wrapped Mitts

Mesh Bath Pouf with Long Handle - Natural Color / Case of 30 - Individually Wrapped

Mesh Bath Belt - Natural Color - 12" Long / Case of 48 - Individually Wrapped - this is excellent for hard to reach areas especially for clients with limited range of motion issues!

Retailing should be easy and fun for both you and your clients! Not sure what to offer? Contact us, we help clients every day make the most of their retail space to keep those sales rolling in!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

3 Layers Of Hydration!

I'm sure your clients are complaining to you about how dry their skin is during these cold winter months. Hydration is super important to keep skin feeling moisturized, and looking healthy. If you're looking for a simple, fast, and efficient product, we just got in a new 3-Layer Aqua Peptide Invisible Silk Beauty Mask! This mask is perfect for all skin types, especially your clients who have the dry, harsh winter skin! It's formulated with natural plant stems, and Lyocell, which is one of the lightest and most flexible fibers in the world. The mask also contains peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, and a hint of menthol that makes it particularly cooling. Winter isn't going away anytime soon according to the groundhog, so save your client's skin with this mask for the next few weeks!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Help Your Clients Beat the Winter Time Blues!

Winter time is the time for dry skin. Cracked hands are a common occurrence. This is something that everyone has to deal with. What can we do to get rid of this problem?? We have all tried many different lotions, yet we still have dry, cracked, and irritated hands.

Perfect timing we have a new product by June Jacobs-Rapid Healing Cream. Not only can you use this for your hands, but anywhere on your body!

This revolutionary clinically-tested face and body treatment helps soothe irritation and provides up to 24-hour moisturization.

Gentle yet effective, this non-greasy formula absorbs quickly to leave skin healthy, nourished and perfectly rejuvenated.

What I love about this product is the key ingredients used in it. The ingredient that drew me to it is Edelweiss Extract – A rare flower from the Swiss Alps known as the “survival star” is sustainably and organically cultivated, contains a high level of the anti-oxidant leontopodic acid and supports the skin's crucial protective barrier, enhancing its resistance to external stress factors and preserving skin's natural balance.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dry Winter Skin? New June Jacobs Retail Kit To The Rescue!

Depending on where you live, dry winter skin is a hot ticket issue right now. Cold wind, snow and rains are leaving many with itchy, dehydrated and dull skin. One of the recent additions to the Pure Spa Direct family is the Hydrate and Nourish Essentials Kit by June Jacobs.

If you're familiar with the June Jacobs line, this kit lives up to it's name! If you're not familiar with the line or aren't sure if it's a good fit for your retail line, check out what comes in the kit:

Creamy Cranberry Cleanser - sunflower seed oil, algae, and jojoba seed oil make this cleanser a fabulous choice for hydration. Add in some  white, red and green tea extracts along with with goji berry and pomegranate, you've got some great antioxidant power as well!

Neroli Hydrating Mist - this is one of my all time favorite products! The smell is delicious and it works beautifully! Nerolii Oil has been shown to stimulate cell regeneration and this also packs the antioxidant power punch with various tea and grapeseed extracts.

Mandarin Moisture Masque - a gel masque chock full of algae extract and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, simple and effective!

Take a look at all of the amazing kits in the June Jacobs line here! They're an excellent way to boost retail sales, increase client satisfaction and increase repeat business!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Combat Dry Winter Skin With Body Oil!

In many places, the colder weather is quickly approaching, which can mean dry skin for a lot of clients. Having body oil on hand for use in service and retailing is key to helping your clients keep some their skin from drying out.

Here are some of the oils we always see flying out of the warehouses this time of year:


Earthly Body Miracle Oil / 0.4 oz. Spray - perfect size for stocking stuffers and carrying around in the winter!

Coconut Certified Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Face, Body & Hair - from unscented to scented, this is one of the hottest retail lines!

Body Drench Argan Oil Emulsifying Dry Body Oil - Argan oil is always a great seller!

The KESSEL Skin Care Beauty Salon Trolley Cart by Celex is an excellent choice to display retail items that you're using in services!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Urth To The Rescue!


Is dry skin getting your clients down? Being that it's the middle of November, the cold months are officially here, which most likely means your client's skin is suffering dryness.

We have plenty of lotions and creams to help resolve this issue for you, and our new favorite, specifically formulated for men, is Urth's Dry Hand Rescue Cream! This hand cream provides immediate relief to chapped and dry winter skin. It's also non-oily, and made with vitamin B and essential oils which softens skin and provides all-day protection - a necessity during the the upcoming colder months! With the holiday season rapidly approaching, these would be perfect to display on your retail shelves!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beat Winter Skin With This Power Packed Combo!

Fall is now in full force (even though it's going to be 75 degrees in NY today!) and hopefully your fall menu will be boosting you through until winter. It's a great time to start thinking about ideas for the winter. If you're looking to offer your clients a gentle yet effective way to combat dry winter skin, we have something that will have them singing your praises!

With these three products, your clients will be ready to take on the cold weather, wind and snow! These are all great for sensitive clients as well!

Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub- with cranberry beads, jojoba pearls, and papaya extract combined with shea butter, this will gently slough off those dry dead skin cells and hydrate that fresh clean skin underneath.

Alchimie Forever Kantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream  (a best seller on it's own!)- just as the name suggests, this is a powerful hydrating cream designed to nourish dry, dehydrated and mature skin.

Alchimie Forever Dry Skin Balm - this balm can be used anywhere you have dry skin. This is a great item for clients who have very dry skin or anyone who needs a boost of hydration.

Be sure to be offering your clients SPF like the Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23 or BurnOut, all year round as well! Many clients don't realize the need for SPF outside of their beach months!

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!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

How To Make Summer Skin As Fierce As Ru Paul

Spring is in full bloom...despite some crazy ups and downs in the temperature right now! You and your clients are probably starting to think about the upcoming summer. Parties, cookouts, beach activities and all the fun summer sun stuff. Now is the time to prep the skin and hydrate the skin as much as possible.

Here is a great treatment to help dry, dehydrated or dull skin that not only leaves your clients skin refreshed, but will leave them feeling happy and excited to show off their glowing skin!

For you, the cost per treatment is only a few dollars and most clients charge around $100 per treatment...hello profit!

Mojito Body Treatment 

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar crystals with 1/4 cup of Sunflower Oil.
Add in 6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, 8 drops Lime Essential Oil and mix well. Stir in 2 tsp of Peppermint Leaves and place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or a large bowl filled with hot water.

You may want to prep the room with some disposable sheets, plastic sheets or whatever you normally use when performing body treatments.

Start off the treatment by dry brushing the client for 5-10 minutes to get the circulation going and the skin ready for the products.

Apply the Mojito Body Treatment as you would normally with your body treatments. Finish off with a hydrating lotion like the Hempz Herbal Moisturizer, the Antioxidant Moisturizer by Amber Products or your favorite!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodbye Dull Dry Skin, Hello Beach Ready Glow!

Everyone is rushing to their spas/wellness centers to get rid of their dull, dry winter skin. The rush on hydrating and brightening products are in full swing!  Here is an awesome menu idea to freshen up your Spring body treatments! This body wrap will help smooth, exfoliate and hydrate the skin while the relaxing their cares away!

Spring Hydrating Body Wrap (I'm sure you're more creative at treatments names that will fit in with your regular menu!)

You may wish to prepare this before the client comes in to maximize time.

Prep:

Body Wrap:

Combine 4T of Sedona Mud Powder, 1T of Egg White Powder and 2t of Clove Powder  in a large rubber mixing bowl.  Add in 6T of water and stir until a paste like consistency.

Add in 15 drops of Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil  (if you have a client who does not like orange scents or for male clients, try using 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil instead). Mix in 3T of Organic Corn Meal and mix well (the cornmeal may soak up the liquid once it sits, you can add more water if it is too dry. If the mix becomes to wet, you can add in more of the Sedona Mud Powder).

Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even in a stainless steel bowl filled with hot water to warm the mixture is warm and feels luxurious when applied.

Moisturizer:

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 2T of Whipped Shea Butter with 5 drops Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (again you can substitute 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil)


Dry brushing the client prior to the body wrap is an excellent way to start if you don't already begin that way. Once you have prepped as you normally do for wraps, check the temperature of the warmed mixture to be sure it is at a comfortable temperature before applying. Apply the mask as usual, being sure to pay extra attention to extra dry areas, especially feet, heels,knees and elbows. Once the mask has been applied, wrap the client in plastic sheeting followed by a thermal blanket. Leave on for approximately 15-20 minutes ---now is a great time for add on services like scalp massage! Remove the mask as you normally do and follow with the moisturizer!




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Seasonal Super Fruits Full of Antioxidants!

Each season brings new ingredients for seasonal treatments and the fruits of the fall are full of skin loving antioxidants! Antioxidants helps prevent skin damage like wrinkles, fine lines, and redness caused by environmental factors like UV rays and pollution. Antioxidants are super important in skincare for preventing damage and slowing the signs of aging. These fall super fruits include pomegranate, pumpkin, and cranberry. Each bringing its own unique benefits to your skin care services:

Pomegranate:
Pomegranate will help the skin defend itself against free radicals that cause premature aging due to an antioxidant called punicic acid. Pomegranate seed oil is the only known plant-based source of Omega 5 essential fatty acid and has the ability to soothe, protect, and moisturize dry, cracked, and irritated skin, as well as to improve skin elasticity and promote cellular rejuvenation. Omega 5 highly compatible with the dermis due to its small molecular size, meaning it is absorbed almost instantaneously. Pomegranate facials are perfect for your clients with very dry skin.

Pumpkin:
Pumpkin is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants and is a great source of anti-aging vitamin A. It is also a great chemical exfoliant because the enzymes in pumpkins dissolve dead skin cells. Pumpkin facial treatments will give your clients a healthy glow all throughout the fall and winter months! Pumpkin will nourish dry and tired skin instantly, as well as soothe and protect the skin. Pumpkin peels are also great for clients with acne and acne related damage.

Cranberry:
Cranberries are a type of acidic berry that are rich in vitamin C. These berries are a powerful antioxidant and natural antiseptic with an anti-inflammatory effect. Cranberries bring a ton of benefits to skincare due to the anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, and the ability to enhance cell turnover. Facial treatments with cranberries are great for treating acne, slowing down aging and building collagen and moisture in the skin.

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!





Thursday, October 31, 2013

Just Say No To Dry, Damaged Skin!


With the weather getting colder and people beginning to turn the heat on in the house (unless you're one of the lucky ones living in warmer climates!!!), our skin is starting to feel the change.

Now is the perfect time of year to really focus your clients on taking extra time and care with their skin. Prevention is the key but there is also a need for rescuing already dry and dehydrated skin!

There are great products to choose from to add hydrating, nourishing and repairing treatments to your menu.

Some of our most popular cooler weather products include:



RETAIL RETAIL RETAIL!!!
This is an incredible and easy way to increase profits this time of year. With holiday parties (everyone wants to glow!) and gift-giving opportunities coming up, you need to offer retail products to your clients.

Here are some of what the top spas and salons have been snatching up already:



These two sell so much and so fast that I want to buy stock in the company! The Caribbean Smoothie and Desert Mineral Detox Scrub are the favorite at the Ritz Carlton and the Red Door Spa.


Keep your client's skin looking as fabulous as Miss Piggy's, not like Kermit the Frog!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Exfoliation - An Important Step in Your Facial and Body Services!

Exfoliation is an extremely important and very essential part of your facial services. Build up of dead skin cells will cause skin to look dry and dull and proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. Exfoliation is a necessary step and will produce a better end result to your facials. Better results will keep your clients coming back!

Not only is exfoliation critical during facials, it is also important that your clients are paying attention to other areas as well. Other areas like hands, feet, and even the scalp also need to be rid of dead skin cells in order to keep the skin in its best condition!

Hands
Dead skin cells build up on the hands, causing them to look dry and dull. Even the nail beds need to be attended to since they’re inclined to become ragged and develop tears and hangnails.


Feet
The skin on your feet is thick and it can be hard to keep hydrated. If socks are not worn regularly, the skin on the feet may be drier than normal and cracked, especially along the heels. In order to lock in moisture, it’s essential to remove the dead, white skin.

Scalp
Styling products lead to buildup, which makes the hair look dull, limp and hard to style. Exfoliating the scalp removes debris, unplugs logged follicles, and gets rid of excess sebum and dead skin to increase circulation and hair growth.


Lips
Dead skin tends to accumulate on the lips, leading to dryness and chapping. When the lips aren't smooth or free of dead skin, they can look dried out.

Chest
The skin on the chest is home to hundreds of pores, which produce as much oil as the face and back



Exfoliation Products:
Microdermabrasion
Extended Vacation Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub
June Jacobs Lip Kit
Face Brush and Body Brush
Exfoliating Massage Gloves
Loofah
Scrubs


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet! - Recognizing Foot Concerns

As many as75% of spa-going clients
exhibit signs of athlete’s foot!
Have you ever thought about the amount of stress and pressure your clients put on the bottoms of their feet every day? Special attention is needed when caring for this specific area. The skin on the soles of the feet is much thicker than the rest of the body, therefore does not respond as readily to typical skin care products used elsewhere on the body. Healthy skin locks moisture in and protects against the entry of bacteria, fungus or viruses. Unhealthy or dry skin creates a portal of entry, leaving the skin traumatized and unable to perform its job of protection. Today, skin on the feet needs non-occlusive moisturizers with humectants, such as urea. A great brand I recommend for foot concerns is the Footlogix brand. The Footlogix products use the latest technology for treatment of the feet. Mousse-based technology is the latest type of formulation to add moisture into the layers of the skin on the feet. And like all skin on the face and body, if it is dry, it needs moisture every day.

A surprising fact: According to an independent study by the North American School of Podology, 75% of spa-going clients exhibit signs of athlete’s foot and, more often than not, it is only recognized as dry skin!

It is important to recognize these concerns and educate your clients on how to spot these concerns as well, so you can provide the correct treatment for them - therefore, gaining trust and loyalty! Another great item you can check out is the MILADY'S The Salon Professional’s Guide to Foot Care.

Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet! =)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quick Fix Add-On's For Puffy Eyes

A common problem some women experience is puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are caused from fluid build up in the tissues around your eyes. The skin around the eyes is very thin and is full of blood vessels which make it very sensitive. If it is simply eye puffiness that is not caused by other eye conditions, there are quick fixes you can offer your clients to temporarily diminish this. However, along with this quick fix of a mask or eye pad, you can educate your clients on the various causes of puffy eyes.

Most Common Causes of Eye Puffiness:
  • Not enough sleep
  • High salt and alcohol intake
  • Crying
  • Stress
  • Allergies
  • Makeup residue
  • Exposure to irritants
  • Dry skin
To avoid the causes like dry skin, makeup residue, and irritants, you can let your clients knows the importance of moisturizing not just the skin on their face, but the eye area as well, removing all traces of makeup before bed, and checking ingredients in their makeup and skin care products. For other causes, that aren't as easy to avoid, you can offer them an eye mask or pad during their treatments. It is a great add-on to increase profits and your clients will love the end result!

Quick Fixes!