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May 20th, 2013 • Posted by The Brow Parlour • Permalink
Who doesn't like receiving a relaxing facial? There are many reasons why it is enjoyable to melt into the aesthitician chair, however, facials are also an essential part to having radiant skin. We have three reasons why everyone should come in to experience this one-of-a-kind treatment.
For starters, a facial gives your skin a deep cleaning. Think of all
the things your skin comes into contact with in a day. From outdoor pollutants
to makeup, it can all build up. A facial gets rid of toxins and dead skin and
brings out your natural skin tone. Plus, it keeps your pores from making too
much oil. By decreasing the amount of oil on your face, you decrease breakouts.
The exfoliation process helps your skin stay firm and tight, keeping those
wrinkles at bay.
It's not a coincidence that you feel refreshed after a
facial. Not only do facials exfoliate and moisturize your skin, the treatments
also increase blood flow and promote circulation. For many women, taking a few
minutes to get a facial is "me time," a time to relax and forget about work,
car pools and dinner recipes. The whole treatment is a stress reliever.
Routine facials can help fight wrinkles, but there are certain
additions you can tack on to help your skin stay wrinkle free. Intense pulsed
light and some laser treatments are known to stimulate and promote collagen
growth, which keeps your skin from sagging.
There are many different kinds of facials. We would be happy to suggest the best one for you.
May 1st, 2013 • Posted by The Brow Parlour • Permalink
You notice lines on your face that weren't there yesterday. Or someone asks you if you're feeling OK because you've been looking tired lately. You check yourself out in the mirror and you hardly recognize yourself. Who IS that old person peering back at you?
While it's inevitable that we all get older, maybe you're not ready to LOOK older. However, you're also not ready for plastic surgery. Spas and wellness centers have a variety of treatments at our disposal that can address wrinkles, uneven skin tone or whatever is making you look older than you should. You can recapture the fresh look you had when you were younger - without going under the knife.
If your complexion looks dull and lifeless, dead skin cells or sluggish circulation may be to blame. Even if you wash your face regularly, debris and slow skin turnover rates can result in a fatigued appearance. Clear your pores of blemish-triggering debris with a facial geared to your particular skin type - dry, oily, normal, combination or sensitive - combined with a massage designed to perk up facial blood flow. The effect is immediate and there is absolutely no down time involved. Combined with a few extra hours' sleep for a few nights, a facial may be all you need to revive a youthful appearance.
For breakouts, uneven skin tone and large pores, microdermabrasion treatment can be just the ticket. Trained estheticians use a special tool to apply a fine layer of aluminum oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate crystals to your skin, and then gently buff the crystals away, sweeping away debris and dead skin in the process. Afterward, you're left with smooth, more evenly toned skin with little or no down time.
It's true that many department stores or even drug store and grocery stores sell microdermabrasion treatments to use at home. However, the chemicals included in home microdermabrasion treatments are less concentrated than the formulations available to professionals. As a result, a spa treatment can often produce more satisfactory results with microdermabrasion than you can on your own.
Chemical peels are designed to remove the top layer of skin, which often reveals clearer skin with fewer or no wrinkles. Estheticians use their training and experience to choose a light peel of glycolic or salicylic acid, a medium peel of trichloroacetic acid or a deep peel of Retin A followed by phenol - depending on the condition of your skin. Depending on whether you receive a light, medium or deep peel, you may require anywhere from a few hours to several days of down time after receiving a chemical peel.
Creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and similar compounds designed for home use often promise to activate skin renewal by sloughing off dead skin. These products use a similar process as that of a chemical peel. However, the concentration of active ingredients in products designed for home use is lower and often less effective than chemical peels that are available to professionals.
You, Only Better
None of the treatments described here is designed to replace a facelift. If you have serious skin sagging or deep wrinkles, a facelift may be your only option if you're determined to regain the looks you had 15 or 20 years ago. However, if you've just begun to show the signs of aging, any one of these procedures could allow us to help you to turn back the clock five or even 10 years.
April 26th, 2013 • Posted by The Brow Parlour • Permalink
are some things concealer just can't cover up and dark circles under your eyes
are one of them. Getting more sleep and eating right can rid your face of the
bags under your eyes, but that's easier said than done. Check out this list of
quick ways to battle raccoon eyes.
Head to the produce department
Pick up a cucumber at your local grocery store
and put a few slices over your eyes. This beauty ritual has been around for
sometime, but it works. Cucumbers are full of antioxidants which helps reduce
irritation and the cooling effect helps reduce swelling.
Make some tea
Whip up a cup of chamomile tea and rather than drinking it,
place the cooled tea bags over your eyes. Steep the tea bags in hot water like
you normally would to drink it, then allow the tea bags to cool a bit and
squeeze out some of excess water. Now kick back and place the tea bags over
your eyes for about five minutes or until they are cold. Chamomile has
anti-inflammatory properties that will sooth your cranky eyes.
Wash the silverware
To fight your baggy-eyed look, you don't have to look
further than your silverware drawer. Clean two teaspoons, refrigerate them for
about ten minutes and hold them on the problem area for a minute or two. The
spoons act as a cold compress, which reduces swelling.
Plan a visit to the office
If you aren't up for home remedies, we are the perfect place to go for a beauty boost. Nothing freshens your face like a facial. This soothing treatment exfoliates skin, stimulates collagen growth and fights dark circles.