Our eyes are one the most sensitive areas on our bodies. Protecting your eye area is a very important part of your daily skin care routine.
Winter Skin Care Tips – Eyes
During the winter, when the days are shorter we spend more time inside, often under florescent lighting. The cold air has low humidity and the heating systems in our homes dry out our eyes. All these factors contribute to our eyes tending to look tired, red and puffy.
We recommend doing an eye mask with green tea or cucumber. A collagen eye mask will not only sooth your eyes but will also help with preventing signs of premature aging. Use an eye cream daily and treat your eyes with care.
We often tend to neglect our lips until they are dry, chapped and sore. Winter’s dry air is hard on them. One of the best things you can do for your lips in the winter is use a lip treatment regularly. First, you gently exfoliate the lips to remove the dead cells, after, apply a mask for about 3 minutes, letting it sink into the skin and then wipe it off. Last, apply a lip balm with Vitamin E and Vitamin C, it penetrates at the cellular level, replenishing, repairing and hydrating molecules, giving you soft, supple lips.
The winter season with its first snowfall has its beauty. However icy temperatures, low air humidity and indoor heat simply pull out moisture from the skin. Add to the environmental factors hot showers and harsh soaps and what you are left with is dry, itchy and flaky skin. The dehydration process also disrupts cell turnover, leading to an avalanche of dead cells and a lifeless, dull skin.
The solution is to understand that your skin has different needs during the changing seasons and increase your layers of support with proper skin care.
1. Talk with a professional who can analyze your skin type and condition to recommend appropriate care products for your skin.
2. Use a gentle foaming cleanser or cleansing milk. Add a hydrating mask. Avoid alcohol based toners.
3. Say goodbye to your water-based summer moisturizer and use one with emollients such as natural oils, like jojoba, almond or olive. A good winter moisturizer should have humectants such as hyaluronic, lactic and glycolic acids as it will attract water from the dermis into the epidermis.
4. Layer a hydrator under your moisturizer, a serum or hydrating booster to increase your level of protection against the environmental factors. If you are concerned with pre-mature aging make sure you use a product with retinol, it will help with cell turnover.
5. Sunscreen isn’t just for the summertime. Winter sun combined with snow glare can still damage your skin. Defend against ultraviolet rays with moisturizing sunscreen and antioxidants-especially if you engage in winter sports.
6. Drink plenty of water or Green Tea with honey and lemon to boost Vitamin C and antioxidants intake. Consider investing in a humidifier.
Make an appointment at C.Joy Salon to get a thorough skin analysis and guidance on your winter skin care routine. 425.577.6232
Professional Brow and Lash Tinting
Professional Brow and Lash Tinting
is a safe and affordable option to help enhance your facial features. Your eyes will instantly appear larger and more vibrant, no other facial feature is more important. Your brows determine your expression, they are the frame for the eyes. A perfectly shaped and colored brow will give you a fresh and vibrant look. Your lashes will instantly look longer and thicker without mascara. No make-up to remove at night and no worries about mascara running when you swim or exercise.
Semi permanent dye is applied to your brows and lashes by a licensed aesthetician. The procedure is gentle on your hair and skin. Our Intensive™ tinting products are formulated with natural ingredients only. We have a variety of color shades to match your hair color and skin tone. For best results maintain your Brow and Lash Tint every 4 weeks.
Visit CarolannJoySalon.com and call then to schedule your appointment for brow and lash tinting. 425-577-6232
If it is your first time getting Lash Tinting we recommend a skin patch 48 hrs prior to rule out an allergic reaction to the dye.
Exfoliants are a necessary component in maintaining skin’s health and protection against the environment. A result of not exfoliating enough can show up as dull skin, poor texture and an increased aged appearance on your skin. Too much exfoliation can result in oversensitive skin. The best recommendation is to create a natural, healthy exfoliation that removes only excess cells while balancing the health of the skin.
At C.Joy Salon we have both chemical and mechanical exfoliants and your therapist will recommend the best product and routine for your skin type. You will see a significant difference in your skins appearance and an increased absorption of the good nutrients from your serum and moisturizer. You will get more benefits from your products and better results for your money.
We recommend Daily Macrofoliant from Dermalogica.
Book an appointment today 425.577.6232 for your skincare consultation and exfoliating facial and we will get you started on the path to gorgeous, healthy, age defying skin.
This is it! This is the month to really get serious about your skincare. September is National Skin Care Awareness Month and we want to educate you and help you get your skincare routine underway and added as one of THE most important components in your daily routine.
A regular (daily) good skincare routine can turn around the look, feel and health of your skin in as little as two weeks! That is not time at all if you think about. Using the right products and steps is also extremely important to healthy skin. Here is a great place to start!
1st – Visit a professional skincare therapist at C.Joy Salon and get your skin analyzed
2nd – Choose a product line especially formulated for your skins needs
3rd – Use the products in their correct order to achieve optimal benefits
4th – Add the skincare steps into your twice daily routine (morning and night for best results)
We look forward to seeing you at C.Joy Salon soon!
What is a Brazilian? It is the removal of all pubic hair with waxing.
(at this time, our therapists are trained to perform this service on female clients only)
What can I expect? Will I have some irritation and redness? Irritation and redness are common responses, due to the histamine reaction caused by the removal of the hair by the root. You will experience some discomfort. We suggest maintenance of every 3-4 weeks which reduces the thickness of hair re-growth. If you keep up a regular schedule of hair removal every 3-4 weeks your discomfort level will decrease.
Before and After Care instruction for waxing:
- no tanning 24 hrs before and after service
- refrain from working out 24 hrs after service to prevent skin irritation and ingrown hairs
- good exfoliation and hair trimming is recommended, 1/16 – 1/8 inch is the best hair length
- absolutely no waxing if you are taking Accutane, Retin-A or other topical medication, please consult your physician first
- if you are under 18, we will need written parent consent
- to prevent ingrown hairs, continue daily exfoliation
Summer living and the time is right. Whether enjoying some sun on the beach, in the garden or up in the mountains, it’s essential to protect our skin, hair and body. Here are a few things to consider this summer when you head out the door into the glorious sun, Enjoy!
It’s essential to protect our skin from the sun, both before and after exposure: If you choose to spend a lot of time in the sun, you should have a sunscreen that is safe and effective. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “sun block” that will protect you against 100% of the UV rays. Your best protection from the sun is to moderate your sun exposure and to wear protective clothing. If you do need a sunscreen, you should look for a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen that has a base of natural and organic ingredients such as shea butter or jojoba oil. After sun exposure, a good aloe vera gel or a soothing shea butter based balm will do wonders for sun-parched skin.
Summer may bring glorious visions of natural highlights and long windblown hair. The reality? Summer sun, spiraling hot temperatures and related humidity may damage your hair’s cuticle resulting in dry, drab, split, brittle or frizzy hair and ragged ends. Sun exposure can be just as damaging to unprotected tresses as a super hot blow dryer.
- Shampoo less often to allow tresses to absorb natural oils.
- During summer months when hair tends to be moisture deprived, go longer in between color traetments
- If you normally use hot styling tools (blow dryers, flattening iron), give your hair a rest during summer months. Air dry whenever possible or opt for easy chic styles.
- When you cleanse be sure to apply a rinse-out conditioner appropriate for your hair, and then after towel blotting tresses apply a drop or two of a great leave-in conditioner. Also add a deep conditioning treatment once a month.
- Consider wearing a super cute large sun hat, covers hair and your face.
Foods for healthy summer living:
A healthy summer diet should include green leafy veggies and fruits with high water content. Avoid eating out as much and opt for home made fresh food. Instead of frying and cooking vegetables, it is better to eat steamed vegetables, and include seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet. As they contain the required elements to fight with excessive heat. Reduce the intake of excessive salt in your food. Avoid adding extra salt to your food, it disturbs the functioning of glands that produces sweat. Improper functioning of sweat glands can increase the chance of heat stroke.
Water, water, water:
Drink plenty of water. Water is the most essential element of the body. 70% of our body is made up of water, thus it is necessary to provide our body with required amount of water. During summer, our body looses excessive amount of water which leads to dehydration. Dehydration is the worst condition, where body suffers from numerous problems. Drink an ample amount of water before leaving the house and carry water with you if you are planning to be out in the sun.
With the royal wedding just days away, we wonder about Kate’s preparation for her big day! A possible queen in the making, we are sure Kate has only the best style and beauty service providers at the very tips of her perfectly manicured fingers to help her look her absolute best. Let’s run through the scenario;
HIRE A MAKEUP ARTIST: Although rumor has it that Kate did her own makeup for her engagement photos, we highly doubt she will do it on her wedding day. She’ll be nervous enough to get dressed, let alone put on the face that will be seen by millions…in HD.
PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD: We have no doubt that Kate will keep it soft and simple; a classic wedding look (and in our opinion the ONLY way to go, on your big day). Your husband (royal or not) is marrying YOU, and unless you rise and fall with bright blue eye shadow, skip it on wedding day. While you may not have the throngs of photographers that Kate will certainly have, you will be photographed on your wedding day. So our advice to all brides, airbrush your foundation. This will ensure a streak and blemish free face without looking too heavy. You’ll also want to make sure you use a primer before, and then finish with a dusting of loose powder. Doing so will ensure your foundation stays put. While you might have the luxury of going to the loo for touch-ups, Kate’s face has to stay put for over four hours during the procession and ceremony.
Our royal referral: C.Joy Salon recommends scheduling our Dermalogica facial once a month starting 3-6 months prior to the big day.
EYE DO’s: Word on the street is that the lights in The Abbey are very bright and high overhead which can cast shadows under the eyes. An easy fix is to use a brightening under eye concealer. Another thing to consider is fake lashes…they look great in pictures but if you’re a crier, I’d advise against it. Nothing is weirder than a rogue lash stuck to your cheek – or even worse, your grooms. Waterproof mascara is a must…because your vows SHOULD make you emotional.
NAIL IT THE DAY BEFORE: No matter how much planning you (or your royal wedding planners) put into the big day, you’re going to have a lot on your plate the morning of. When the bouquets get mixed up, or the seating charts get lost, the LAST thing you’re going to want to deal with is wet nails. DO IT THE NIGHT BEFORE. Period. And splurge on the bottle of polish that you can use, just in case.
AVOID A HAIR-Y SITUATION: According to some British tabloids, Kate is going to have six hair stylists on hand. I can’t even image how they’ll all fit around her head. Lucky for her, she has amazing locks and we hope she lets them flow freely. But a lot of what decides the haircomes from the accessories you plan on wearing. For Kate, it’s been said that she’s trading a tiara for flowers (SERIOSULY KATE?!?!), Whatever the accouterment, you MUST try your style ahead of time. You want to feel confident about your hair, not concerned. So be sure to book a trial consultation and style it exactly how you plan on doing it for the wedding. THEN…dance around the salon/down the street/ in your house (we’re not kidding) to make sure it won’t go anywhere when you decide to show off those killer moves on the dance floor.
Most importantly, have fun! There’s nothing more beautiful, happy, glowing bride – royal or not!
Facelogic is very excited about this new partnership. Our therapists are highly trained to provide you with a professional Dermalogica facial experience and recommend retail products customized to your skin type for daily care at home.
Our mission is clear – a service provided with a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health. Dermalogica products are being sold in over 80 countries for the last 25 years.
The Moment Your Skin Changed. Forever.
When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, they’ve been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through advertising, frilly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.
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