You make an appointment at your local spa for a full body wax and probably don’t think twice about what kind of wax your esthetician uses. Did you know know that not all wax is created equal?
The staff at Allure did extensive research on which wax is the best on the market before selecting Nufree. Many of the top salons around the world use Nufree and are extremely impressed with it. Here is why they select this top of the line “wax:”
- Nufree has been used in top salons for over 30 years. This is not a fad product.
- Nufree is NOT A WAX and never sticks to the skin.
- Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial so it’s safe, clean and germ free.
- Nufree is completely BOTANICAL and safe for the entire body.
- Nufree doesn’t dry out.
- Nufree is scientifically tested and uses no animal products.
Another amazing product the staff uses after or in between your waxes is called Finipil.
Finipil is a scientifically approved, patented, FDA registered OTC antiseptic made by Equibal Labs which is applied on clients after and in between Nufree hair removal services. This antiseptic cream destroys 99.999% of bacteria and cools and soothes the skin while protecting the empty hair follicle.
Additional benefits of Finipil:
- Reduces redness
- Finipil cools by dropping the temperature of the empty follicle, freezing away swelling due to water retention, hot showers or aerobic workouts.
- Prevents infection of the empty hair follicle.
- Finipil protects against ingrowns and rids the area of old ingrowns caused by waxing, shaving at home, and hard water.
- Finipil increases the time between hair removal treatments when used in conjunction with Nufree.
Call today to schedule your waxing appointment. You will not be disappointed. 480-831-7109
What is Rosacea?
According to the Mayo Clinic “Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.”
Doctors are not sure of the cause of rosacea. Many believe it is due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Don’t worry if you or someone you know has rosacea, it is not caused by poor hygiene.
Theories suggest that increased blood flow and blood cell generation is linked to the condition, so it makes sense that temperature can be a trigger. Alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, saunas, and exercising can all trigger rosacea symptoms. The National Rosacea Society even lists 8% of people with rosacea being triggered by dairy products. Sun protection: This is essential 365 days a year. Sunlight is the leading cause of rosacea flare-ups, which leads to redness. Even when you treat the redness, you still have to protect your skin from the sun.
PCAskin offers several products that can help with this common skin condition.
1. Dual Action Redness Relief:
Reduce redness and sensitivity while improving the skin’s barrier function with this powerful corrective that provides instant and long-term relief from discomfort.
2. Anti-Redness Serum
Improve redness associated with sensitive skin conditions with this calming serum containing a blend of red and brown algae, and a derivative of chamomile.
3. Dry Skin Relief Bar®
Soothe and improve dry skin concerns including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis with this cleansing bar formulated with 3% salicylic acid and antioxidants.
Call Allure Infinite Beauty to set up your skin care consultation and let us help you. 480-831-7109
Let’s talk about exfoliation. You may think that by moisturizing, cleansing and slathering on the sunscreen your skin is super healthy—but if you’re not exfoliating, your skin is not as healthy as it could be.
What is exfoliation? Exfoliation refers to the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
PCA carries several different exfoliators, you are sure to find one perfect for your skin.
The first is called Daily Exfoliant, this product can be used both day and night.
Gently polish away dead skin cells to reveal radiant, younger-looking skin with this daily-use, moisturizing exfoliant. This light, gentle exfoliant is suitable for all skin types and removes dirt, debris, and impurities from the skin. Daily Exfoliant contains 100% biodegradable and renewable exfoliants.
The next is Pore Refining Treatment, it is recommended for day time use.
Exfoliate and purify the skin with this advanced blend of clay, mandelic acid, enzymes, pumice and rice powder for a comprehensive skin-smoothing treatment. This powerful exfoliant uses three methods of exfoliation for dramatically smoother and softer skin while absorbing excess oil and impurities.
The final exfoliator is called the Purifying Mask. PCA recommends this is used in the night time.
Detoxify and remove impurities with this at-home clay, algae and tea tree oil mask. Micro-fine pumice gently exfoliates to leave your skin smooth and clear. An at-home clay-based treatment mask that exfoliates, detoxifies and removes impurities, leaving skin smooth, clear and bright.
If healthy skin is your goal, regular exfoliation is a must. We recommend you limit your exfoliation routine to once or twice a week—over-exfoliating can leave your skin dry, irritated, and damaged.
So, what exactly is happening to the skin when you drink so much? Why is the body processing alcohol differently than it would water, leaving you dehydrated and red in the face?
First, the body metabolizes the alcohol from an enzyme in the liver, which releases a byproduct called acetaldehyde. This byproduct is toxic to body tissues. In turn, body tissues and skin are dehydrated.
Alcohol also dilates the pores of the skin, leading to blackheads and whiteheads.
In reality, alcohol creates inflammation throughout your body and skin, and its effects far surpass dehydration alone. Dullness, enlarged pores, discoloration, sagging, fine lines and lack of resilience are just some of the symptoms that can result within the skin.
Excess alcohol also alters blood flow to the skin and leaves an unhealthy appearance for days. Why? Alcohol causes small blood vessels in the skin to widen, allowing more blood to flow close to the surface. This produces a flushed color and a feeling of warmth, which can lead to broken capillaries on the face.
Do all types of alcohol affect your skin the same way?
Beer has more additives, such as salts and sugars, which will add more stress on the liver to metabolize, as well as be overly dehydrating. The least harmful to you, is probably red wine.
Our Tips for Healthier Drinking
- Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach
- Stay well-hydrated by consuming plenty of water
- Avoid sugar-laden, pro-inflammatory mixers and use soda water or tonic instead
If you do overindulge, take time to hydrate the next day.
The sun’s powerful rays make us feel happy, and in the short term, can make us look good. But our love of the sun isn’t a two-way street. Exposure to sun can causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces.
What are the effects of the sun?
1. Sun Exposure May Cause Up To 90% Of The Visible Changes Attributed To Aging
2. UV Exposure Seems To Be Responsible For 80% Of Visible Facial Aging Signs
3. Sun Damage Affects All Layers Of Your Skin
Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily — taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life. *webmd
Prevention is key to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Sunscreen and shade will be your skin’s best friend.
Here are a few things to remember;
*Apply sunscreen before you step foot outside. SPF needs approximately 20 minutes to sink in before your skin is completely protected from UV ray.
*The active ingredients in sunscreens can lose their potency, so check the expiration date.
*People often forget to protect their scalp—and end up with a burn in their part. Mist your scalp and hairline with a spray sunscreen.
Take care of your skin and remember you’re worth it.
Introducing PCAskin’s newest product – C&E Advanced with Hexylresorcinol and Silymarin
PCAskin’s most advanced antioxidant formula diminishes dark spots, soothes irritated skin and reduces signs of aging.
- Contains proven therapeutic levels of L-ascorbic acid and tocopherol
- Includes advanced corrective ingredients hexylresorcinol and silymarin
- Has a stable anhydrous formula that prevents antioxidant degradation
Key Featured Ingredients:
Hexylresorcinol – an age-fighting anti-glycation agent that brightens and promotes an even skin tone while reducing future discoloration.
L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – an antioxidant that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone.
Silymarin – a powerful antioxidant derived from milk thistle that has skin-calming and brightening benefits and helps fight free radical damage.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – a lipid-soluble antioxidant vitamin and emollient ingredient.
This antioxidant formulation delivers stable and highly effective 20% pure vitamin C and 5% pure vitamin E to protect skin from damage, strengthen and smooth the skin, and fight the visible signs of aging.
C&E Advanced is designed for most skin types, and is used during the day time and applied after cleansing, and underneath moisturizer.
Here is the process to incorporate this game changing product into your skincare routine: Apply a pea-sized amount to the face and neck in the morning after cleansing, toning and applying any PCA SKIN® treatment serums. You might experience a slight tingling sensation upon application. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening.