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
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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Must Haves for Long Lusty Lashes
Eyelashes enhance your eyes which are unarguably the most important feature on your face. Long eyelashes are always in season and with these tips you will be on your way to long lusty lashes that every woman strives for.
Lashes to Die For:
Start at the root of your issue with an amazing product! Peter Thomas Roth’s Lashes To Die For. This patent pending complex improves your lash length, thickness and fullness. Vitamin A, C & E helps nourish and repair broken lashes while pro vitamin B5 moisturizes and nourishes.
Eye Lash Curler:
Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes look wider & brighter. For the best results use GloMinerals gloLash curler after heating the curler under a blow-dryer for no more than 5 seconds.
Eye Make-Up Remover:
Don’t torture your eyes by using the old fashioned soap and water to remove your eye make-up. Take care of the lashes you already have by using GloMinerals gloEye Make-Up Remover to quickly and easily remove any trace of eye make-up.
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Pink Cheeks & Lips:
The brighter the better! Allure magazine recommends a shimmer-free blush to accent your amazing cheek bones. For lips; a sheer, luminous gloss adds a touch of summer to any face. GloMinerals offers an excellent blush in Papaya complimenting a variety of skin tones as well as a sheer lip gloss in Pink Ginger.
Line the Top:
Open up your eyes and instantly look refreshed by applying eye liner only to the top of the lids. This youthful and fresh look works on just about anyone. GloMinerals offers a wide array of colors to suit any eye color.
Bronzed Sun-kissed Glow:
A summer tan is always a wonderful compliment to any look. To achieve an effortless glow, apply GloMinerals gloSheer tint base bronzing gel in a cursive “E” pattern on the face.
At C.Joy Salon, we believe facials are an essential skincare luxury everyone can enjoy. Here are 4 of the many benefits.
Facials clean more deeply than you can at home
A facial is a luxurious, deep-cleaning treatment that’s wonderfully relaxing to both body and spirit. Every facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, the application of a mask and moisturizer, and therapeutic massage.
Facials promote healthier skin
Routine facials hydrate the skin for a radiant, glowing complexion. They relieve the stress that causes fine lines and wrinkles; they also stimulate collagen to encourage cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful look. Facials help clear up acne, breakouts and other problems.
Facials offer you a complete skin analysis
We evaluate your skin under a magnified lamp, so we can tailor your facial to your specific needs. This helps us uncover any skin issues you’re experiencing as well. We’ll make recommendations for skincare treatments and products, and discuss your regular routine at home.
Facials are a pampering ritual just for you
We all need restorative rituals, and a facial is your time to feel relaxed and renewed. The serene environment envelopes you the moment you settle into our anti-gravity chair — so comfortable, you’ll feel like you’re floating on air.
Massage in particular feels wonderful as it exfoliates skin, tones muscles and stimulates circulation. Gentle music and aromatherapy scents complete the feeling of bliss.
C.Joy Salon invites you to experience all the benefits for yourself. We’d love to see you!
Call 425-577-6232 for an appointment or make one online at Carolannjoysalon.com
Your massage therapist often reminds you to drink lots of water after your massage. What great advice–after an appointment, but also for every day.
Here are 3 tips to staying hydrated.
Take water with you
You’re already in the habit of taking water with you to the gym. Now, step it up and take a bottle with you every time you head out the door. This is one of the easiest, most effective ways to drink more water.
Add a splash of fruit juice to rev up the taste without adding a lot of calories or sugar. For a serious zap of flavor, try Crystal Light or Propel. Both come in single-serving packets; just dump in the powder and shake. A dash of lemon or lime juice is refreshing, too.
Try some tea
We may be the coffee capital but tea, especially herbal tea, offers great taste with the power to hydrate. Try some of Tazo’s blends like Wild Sweet Orange and Passion Iced Tea. If you’re into organic, Yogi Tea is an ideal brand with flavors like Egyptian Licorice Mint, Himalayan Apple Spice and Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut.
Eat to hydrate
You know fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Did you know they’re loaded with water, too?
- Cucumbers – 96% water
- Lettuce – 95% water
- Watermelon – 92% water
- Cantaloupe – 90% water
- Grapefruit – 91% water
As the weather warms, visit local farmers markets to load up on fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. You’ll stay hydrated and well-fed while supporting our local farmers. More stands will be opening up as we head into spring. Keep your eyes open!