Can Your Emotions Affect Your Skin?

Can Your Emotions Affect Your Skin?

Can Your Emotions Affect Your Skin?

Your emotions play a large role in how you look and how others perceive you. But of all the emotions that can shred away your youth, the number one spot goes to stress.

Stress stimulates the hormone cortisol. When you’re stressed it taxes every organ in your body. It makes you eat different, making you crave junk food like chocolates and potato chips all the time. Other effects of stress are:

  • Blood vessels become more fragile
  • Skin cells don’t form as quickly
  • Cell turnover eventually slows to half!

Anger can also affect how quickly your skin rejuvenates and heals. That pesky hormone, cortisol, taking center stage once more. It also limits the production of collagen which is the great fighter against aging.

However, we can’t stop how we feel. So when life gets the best of you, take some time for yourself. Get a facial, a massage, do whatever it is that calms and soothes you. It will subtract years from your face and add years to your life!

That old saying that laughter is the best medicine is true!

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4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting A Brazilian Wax

4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting A Brazilian Wax

4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting A Brazilian Wax

Mythology abounds on how scary it is to get a Brazilian. The topic even makes for some good raunchy comedy.

So, if you’re one of those women that just hates hair “down there,” you owe it to yourself to get accurate information before you schedule your appointment.

That’s where we come in.

Here’s our list of recommendations for a smooth, beautiful Brazilian.

Don’t be shy about asking for the technician’s qualifications. Where did she get her training. How long has she been doing Brazilians? Does she have any testimonials?

Ask about the type of wax used. You want a hard wax. This is best for Brazilians. Make sure the wax adheres only to the hair, not to the skin. Otherwise, your pain factor will be greatly magnified.

Ask about hygienic practices. What is used to prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi, and the like? How do they ensure your health safety and that of the technician? Is everything disposable?

Ask about topical pain relief. Do they have a topical to apply to reduce pain? Do they have recommendations for reducing pain before you get to your appointment?

Any reputable spa will welcome these questions and encourage more. We sure do!

We love to show, with enormous pride, our technique for Brazilian waxing, our hygiene practices, our experience, and the top-of-the-line wax we use to ensure a great experience for you!

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4 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate On Valentine’s Day

4 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate On Valentine’s Day

4 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate On Valentine’s Day

What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? This year, forget about the guilt!

Dark chocolate has been proven to have extraordinary health benefits.

Just look at them:

  1. Good for your heart
  2. Good for your brain
  3. Helps control blood sugar
  4. Full of antioxidants
  5. Lowers risk of getting cavities
  6. High in vitamins and minerals

Just remember, though, everything in moderation, including chocolate!

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How To Eliminate Large Pores

Large pores are tough to eliminate.

You have to be careful in choosing what products or treatments to get so as not to make matters worse. So let’s start with the basics.

Pick the right cleanser. Large pores are often the result of oily skin, sun damage and genetics. Opt for an exfoliant cleanser to wash away the outer layer of dead skin cells, leaving you with smoother skin.

Use Retinoids. These are not only excellent for reducing the appearance of large pores, but they also smooth fine lines and wrinkles!

Get the right moisturizer. Oily skin needs moisturizing too! Balance your skin with an oil-free moisturizer to increase hydration in the skin.

And finally, talk to us about our highly effective treatments that diminish the appearance of large pores, increase collagen production and give you a reason to smile every time you look in the mirror.

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Why Can’t I Use My Facial Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

Why Can’t I Use My Facial Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

Why Can’t I Use My Facial
Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

It would seem only logical to use just your facial moisturiser, doesn’t it? But as we discussed last time, this area has the thinnest skin on the body and is also the most sensitive.

If you’ve ever experienced stinging, burning, or watery eyes after applying a facial moisturizer around your eye area, then you already know what we’re talking about. It’s just too irritating!

Only ophthalmologists tested and approved eye cremes should be applied to this delicate area. Just like facial moisturizers, eye cremes were created to tackle specific problems like dark circles, puffiness and to reduce fine eye lines and wrinkles.

But there is another reason to steer clear of heavy facial moisturizers. Have you ever experienced little bumps around your eyes? These are called milia, skin cells that are trapped in small pockets near the surface of the skin.

This happens because the eye area has very few oil glands. If your facial products are too rich, they can greatly contribute to this nasty little problem. Very hard and seed-like, milia are also very difficult to remove.

That’s why using products especially formulated for this sensitive area just makes sense. It’s the key to preventing this unsightly problem.

Got questions? We’re happy to answer them!

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Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Have you ever heard of a nail salon cutting a person’s cuticles? Yes, sadly, it happens all too often.

The truth is you should never cut them! Why?

Cuticles have an extremely important function. They protect you from infection by preventing bacteria and fungus from getting into your body.

When cuticles are cut that barrier is gone.

Don’t cut them!

With our professional manicures, we will push back your cuticles, but we won’t cut them. It’s just not safe.

For dry, rough cuticles, which are an indication of dry hands, we will apply cuticle oil while filing your nails to soften them. Or, if your hands are very dry, we may encourage you to add a paraffin dip to your service.

Regular manicures and follow up home care are the best ways to keep your cuticles from becoming a problem.

To prevent hangnails and promote the health of your hands, get regular professional manicures. They will keep your hands and nails healthy, while making you feel more confident and prettier!

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