J Beverly Hills is our new, salon-exclusive, professional hair care line. Featuring products which are infused with high-quality botanicals, J Beverly Hills caters to your hair’s health, as well as appearance. The classic line has products geared toward daily health and restoration, color care, volume, control, and rescue. There is a corresponding line of styling products which also feature the infused botanicals. J Beverly Hills also boasts a men’s line and a Platinum line for more advanced hair care needs. Stop by today and try this great new line!
Certain foods can do a wide variety of skin health benefits.
1. CHOCOLATE!!! Get excited – cocoa has great hydrating and firming effects on the skin, while the antioxidants in dark chocolate can improve luminosity.
2. Greek Yogurt: the high dairy protein content in Greek yogurt especially increases firmness and resistance to fine lines.
3. Pomegranates: Long story short, they give you a rosy glow.
4. Walnuts: High in omega 3’s and copper, walnuts boost collagen production and make skin more elastic.
5. Peppers: Some believe women who eat lots of green and yellow peppers have fewer crow’s feet.
6. Sun Flower Seeds: High in Vitamin E, this snack with hydrate and protect from the sun.
7. Kidney Beans: High in Zinc, a mineral which is thought to be as effective for the killing of acne bacteria as topical antibiotics.
8. Soy: Whether it’s soy milk or edamame, soy evens skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation.
9. Oatmeal: Oats help reduce blood sugar spikes, which are responsible for androgen production, hormones which cause wrinkles. Eat oats, prevent wrinkles.
10. Green Tea: High antioxidant content fights redness and inflammation.
The NEW Dermalogica BioActive Peel powerfully targets fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne to take skin health to a whole new depth.
No scarring. No downtime.
This peel is completed in three stages, each designed to target different issues.
How does laser hair removal work?
– The laser is pulsed on each area for only a fraction of a second, and the near-infrared light targets the pigment in the hair follicles. The pulse of laser light is emitted just long enough to damage the follicle. The cooling tip where the laser touches the skin reduces irritation.
Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?
– It works on all skin types and levels of tan by adjusting different aspects of the laser light emitted, such as the fluences and pulse width. Essentially, the laser is adjusted to target the specific pigment in your hair follicles while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
– This process has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction in all skin types. Approximately 5 treatments are usually required to achieve the desired amount of hair clearance.
Call today to schedule a laser hair removal consultation with one of our pros!
Collagen – we’ve all heard about it, but what is it exactly? It is a protein that is the main component in connective tissue, and is found all over the body in tendons, cartilage, bones, blood vessels, and of course, the skin. This is what keeps youthful skin full of the healthy connective tissue that makes it high, tight, and plump.
However, the proteins in our bodies – including collagen – are broken down over time by external factors such as sun exposure, pollution, stress, smoking, and free radicals. The body sends “fibroblast” cells to rebuild the collagen fibers, but the process can decrease with aging, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. But there is hope!
The normal “good health” routines such as proper sleep, stress reduction, sunscreen, and a healthy diet can all play a significant role in collagen production. Powerful collagen-boosting ingredients like retinol, L-lactic acid, goji berry, and vitamin C are prominent in topical regimens, and specific laser treatments can also help to promote collagen production. Come in for a complimentary skin consultation and our pros can advise you on the products and treatments that would best address your skin concerns!
There has been a lot of hype in the news on shellac and it’s affect on natural nails. Shellac will not weaken your nails if it is applied and removed by a licensed(licensed being the key word) nail professional from a reputable salon. If for any reason you cannot get in to see your nail tech. do not peel off shellac it takes layers of your nail with it which causes nails to weaken. To properly remove shellac soak a cotton ball in acetone wrap foil paper around it and wait 10 min. for shellac to start peeling then take a orange wood stick or cuticle pusher and remove what is left. Shellac is 3-free no formaldehyde, DBP or toluene it is also hypo-allergenic!! To keep your nail healthy while wearing shellac apply solar oil on top of shellac it will actually seep through keeping nails healthy and moisturized.
Silvia- nail artist
More than 17 million adults are given the diagnoses of acne in the US, 50% are adult women and 25% are adult men.
Heredity: Acne is a genetic disease, it is a defect in the structure and working of the skin.
Stress: This triggers the pituitary gland to stimulate the adrenal glands. This gland produces testosterone in women and as a result increases production of sebum.
Cosmetics: Primary culprits in adult acne are cosmetics and hair products that contain plastics and fragrances. Ingredients to look for are PVP, CVP and any copolymer ingredient. Many waterproof, sweat proof, smudge proof cosmetics and sunscreens contain plastics. Ingredients to watch out for in makeup are petroleum-derived mineral oil, isopropyl isosterate, myristate, acetylated lanolin artificial colors such as D & C red #30 and many more.
Environment: UV rays, seasons (heat and humidity), climate, diet, poor nutrition and pollution.
Medications: Depression and epileptic drugs are known to trigger breakouts.
Hormones: Testosterone is the culprit in both sexes for causes excess production of sebum. It is very noticeable during puberty. Pregnancy and menstrual cycle are also times of fluctuation.
Friction: Acne mechanica is known as a form of acne caused by heat, pressure, occlusion of the skin and repeated friction rubbing the skin.
Picking: Bad extraction technique and poor hygiene.
Industrial oils and chemicals: This happens when hydro-carbonated chemicals come in contact with the skin.
Pet Dander, Fabric softeners, and dryer sheets are some new known factors.
There are many modalities your skin therapist can use to get your acne under control. You & your esthetician can investigate to see where the problem is stemming from.
You have 30 chances to do something good for your skin as your skin therapist only has one chance. Getting into a good home regimen is the first step to success.
It is true that our body needs a certain amount of vitamin D daily and the best way to get it is through natural sun exposure. It only takes 15 min of sun exposure to receive the daily requirement of vitamin D. It also only takes 15 min of sun exposure to start the breakdown and potentially damage your skin cells. This can lead to certain skin conditions like brown spots, redness, wrinkles and sagging of the skin or even worse, skin cancer. So if you are going outside for just a normal amount of time like a car ride or a walk around the block remember to wear at least a 15 SPF sunblock. Your cells can still absorb vitamin D but diffuses the harmful rays that cause sun damage. Long term sun exposure requires at least an SPF of +30 or more to effectively diffuse the harmful rays and also needs to be re-applied at least every 2-3 hours for most skin types. Lighter skin types need to limit their sun exposure time throughout the day regardless how much sunblock they use. What if there is no sun due to a cloudy day or snowy day? Doesn’t matter with regards to sun damage, UV rays can penetrate through cloudy days as they are invisible rays. Though, you get less vitamin D absorption because these are the visible rays that has the higher amounts of vitamin D that do not penetrate through cloudy days. This is where we get a lot of seasonal depression if we have prolonged days without sun. So enjoy the sun, just be safe.