DOWNTOWN SEATTLE SALON & SPA
LINDSAY, SKIN CARE THERAPIST
Winter in the Northwest can be brutal! Cold air, artificial heat and lack of humidity all play a role in
wintertime epidermal distress. TRY SOME OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS to defend against the elements
and keep your skin firm, healthy and radiant this winter and all year long.
A FEW OF MY
EMINENCE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB DERMAFOLIANT
Has a dual-action exfoliating effect utilizing rice powder, lactic acid and salicylic acid to remove dead cells and reveal fresh, radiant skin. Add to the Firm Skin Acai Cleanser at night for a deeper cleanse or alone as your exfoliator.
Leave the dermafoliant on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing to let the lactic and salicylic acids work their mild-exfoliating magic!
BABOR ENZYME CLEANSER
A unique enzymatic exfoliating cleanser. Oily and acneic skin types, blend the enzyme with Babor Cleansing Gel and Tonic, remove with a warm shammy.
Use the Enzyme Cleanser on the bikini area before and after hair removal to help prevent ingrowns. Be sure to avoid extra sensitive bits!
BABOR REPAIR RX ULTIMATE REPAIR CLEANSER
This rich, creamy cleanser is ideal for dry/dehydrated skin. It helps to repair the top layer with nourishing lipidic moisture while gently and effectively cleansing.
Combine with Babor Enzyme Cleanser daily. Leave the gentle mixture on your skin while you wash your hair or brush your teeth, then rinse for a deeper cleanse.
EMINENCE FACIAL RECOVERY OIL
Toning and hydrating oil infused with nourishing, balancing and calming ingredients. This oil is so gentle I regularly use it on my four-year-old daughter’s delicate skin!
Use on its own after cleansing or combine with your favorite moisturizer or sleep mask to boost the benefits!
BABOR REPAIR RX ULTIMATE REPAIR MASK
Formulated with 15% biogen plant extract, royal jelly and panthenol, it supports the skin’s rejuvenation mechanisms and helps repair the barrier of the skin.
After cleansing, apply a thin layer of the mask onto the face, neck and décolletage, let sit for 10 minutes and rinse, or massage remaining product until absorbed and simply go to bed! Use any excess on the hands.
SKIN AUTHORITY SUPER-C SERUM
This highly concentrated serum contains a whopping 20% ascorbic acid. With continued daily use the skin will appear firmer and brighter, helping to fade discolorations and fine lines.
Use in the AM - a few drops pressed into the skin are all you need! Replace every three months to ensure product efficacy.
SOUTHCENTER SALON & SPA
MARIAH, SKIN CARE THERAPIST
The products you use during winter should be very different than the ones used in summer!
With every skin type, it's important to CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE, AND MOISTURIZE DAILY
in order to keep optimal results (a serum and toner are added bonuses!).
Everyone wants to have healthy skin all year round; to achieve this, you have to think about each season and what your skin needs.
Cleanse skin daily with a foam or gel-based cleanser, exfoliate three times a week with a gentle chemical exfoliant or scrub, and use either a serum or spot treatment and moisturizer. During winter, be sure to use a more hydrating moisturizer but continue exfoliating regularly to increase cell turnover.
During the summer it’s very important to find a natural sunscreen as acne products have the potential to react with sun rays and can cause burning and redness, prolonging acne scarring.
Cleanse skin daily with a cream-based cleanser, especially during the drier winter months and exfoliate with a chemical-based product. Look for AHAs or BHAs (chemicals and enzymes that eat away at dead skin) as opposed to scrubs, which can be damaging to mature skin. Follow up with a good hydrating serum and anti-aging moisturizer and eye cream.
During the summer, a lighter, more whipped texture is your
go-to rather than a heavy cream.
SENSITIVE OR DULL Skin
Sensitive and dull skin needs to be treated with care but don’t be too nervous to exfoliate, even with skin disorders such as Rosacea or Keratosis Pilaris (causes rough patches and small bumps on the skin). Use a chemical-based exfoliant, calming serums and moisturizers. Scrubs can cause irritation and more redness so finding the right exfoliant for your skin is a must.
chemical peels for
Everybody can benefit from chemical peels! I suggest either a series or doing them at the changing of seasons: in fall to erode all the sun damage that summer caused and in the spring to buff away dry and thick winter skin, for example. I do chemicals peels monthly to keep my skin smooth and supple and ready to receive all skin care products.
What if your skin is all of the
above and then some?
No one's skin is the same - stay patient when trying to find new products.
REMEMBER that what's best for you may not be available to you over the counter.
That's why regular facials are so important! Plus, your therapist can help evaluate your
skin and educate you on what you need most.
REMEMBER: YOUR SKIN IS YOUR LARGEST
ORGAN. TAKE CARE OF IT ALL YEAR LONG!
BELLEVUE SALON & SPA
NICOLE, SKIN CARE THERAPIST
DID YOU KNOW?
WE NOW OFFER THE
GJ WAX PASS?
An awesome program for those clients who are regular waxers. It can be purchased for
our most popular waxing treatments: brow, lip, classic bikini or extended bikini.
BUY 5 AND GET ONE FREE - IT'S A GREAT DEAL!
THE BEST WAX RESULTS are achieved when your waxing services are on a regular schedule year round,
with no shaving or tweezing in between. This will allow the hair to get on an even growth cycle
and the benefits of your waxing services will last longer.
BROW & FACIAL WAXING
I recommend brow waxing every 2-3 WEEKS depending on how fast your hair grows. If you are trying to GROW THICKER BROWS, I highly recommend RevitaBrow, which stimulates hair growth. Most see new hair growth after just one month of use. Other facial waxing services typically need to be done ONCE A MONTH.
WAIT AT LEAST TWO WEEKS before coming in for a body waxing service if you have shaved to make sure the hair is long enough to be waxed. FOR BEST RESULTS, repeat waxing service every 4-6 weeks depending on hair growth. To prevent ingrown hairs and for smoother skin, exfoliation is key! Using a loofah and/or scrub daily in the shower works great. Also give PFB Vanish a try - made specifically for reducing ingrown hairs, it has an easy roll on applicator for easy use after showering.
AVOID tanning or sun exposure 48 hours before waxing and 24 hours after. Also be sure to REFRAIN from swimming or anything where you'll be sitting in water for 24 hours after waxing.
SOUTH HILL SALON & SPA
ANGELA, MASSAGE THERAPIST
are an excellent way to keep your skin glowing & hydrated year rounD.
Exfoliate your skin to prepare it for
summer sun exposure; plus, it helps your
self tanner get a nice, even application.
Exfoliate layers of sunscreen and
help to clean out pores from sweat.
Slough off sun damaged
and dry skin from summer.
Keep skin soft and hydrated as
you battle cold, windy weather.
Can’t make it to the spa?
There are some easy tricks
you can do at home!
Apply body scrub during your morning shower, after your skin regenerates overnight while you sleep. Hop into the shower and dampen the skin; point the water away from you and work in the scrub, then rinse off. Try one of our NATUROPATHICA BODY SCRUBS: Lemongrass Mimosa or Espresso Mud, available at all Gene Juarez locations.
Dry brush before your morning shower to increase circulation,
exfoliate and promote lymph flow.
Belly massages are a great way to aid digestion! Massage some oil on your abdomen and work in a circular motion starting around the navel. Doing this at bedtime for 5-10 minutes can help with tummy disturbances from the rich holiday meals.
UNIVERSITY VILLAGE SALON & SPA
JADE, MASSAGE THERAPIST
The world we live in today is endlessly chaotic and stressful;
one of the healthiest ways to beat that stress is through REGULAR MASSAGES.
Everybody needs regular massage!
Studies have shown that receiving regular massage therapy can DECREASE diastolic and systolic BLOOD PRESSURE, heart rate and cortisol, while increasing productivity, a feeling of well being and relaxation. While receiving a massage, the feel good hormones,
serotonin and dopamine, are released, leaving you with a CALM AND RELAXED state of mind.
Regular massage over time will retrain the SKELETAL MUSCLE TISSUE to relax more consistently. The techniques used during a massage increase the circulatory system and DELIVER rich, oxygenated blood to the entire body and while FREEING THE BODY of aches, pains, stiffness and tightness.
For the most congested and toughest fascial areas I love to use thermal marine mud. It is hands down the most beneficial add-on to any massage service! Add to your next massage for $20.
A few tricks we have up our sleeve that we're ready to share! Find easy instructions
on the perfect products for you, determine when in the year your skin needs what,
and completely conquer waxing. It's totally your year.