Featuring smaller particles than a traditional scrub, Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant combines both physical and chemical exfoliants to uncover smooth, glowing skin. Made from a base of ground rice, this product is packaged in powdered form. Activated by mixing with water, the powder includes rice enzymes, Papain (papaya enzymes), and Salicylic Acid which penetrate the skin to help resurface and brighten. It also contains soothing ingredients like Green Tea, Ginko, and Colloidal Oatmeal. Plus it is gentle enough to use everyday. Try using Daily Microfoliant in the mornings and the Daily Resurfacer at night to combat premature aging.
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.
While the occasional back rub from your sweetie is wonderful, new studies are showing that professional massage may have more significant benefits than just feeling great (as if you need another reason!).
Multiple new studies are concluding that massage can help with many significant and increasingly common ailments such as:
Chronic Pain – more and more people are dealing with some kind of chronic pain, whether it be in the low back, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or diabetic nerve pain. Massage has demonstrated an increased level of functionality and more pain reduction versus traditional medical treatment. Plus, massage patients were using less anti-inflammatory drugs than others.
Anxiety and Depression – needless to say, these are also growing issues in our modern culture. Luckily, massage has been shown to decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) levels by up to 50% in one treatment. Additionally, massage stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters which help to reduce depression.
Reduce Blood Pressure – regular treatments are proven to reduce blood pressure.
Boost Immunity – massage treatments can increase the activity level of killer T-cells in the body, the cells which kill off bacteria and infections.
We would like to invite you in for one of our multiple massage treatments, now offered on Saturdays as well! 970-266-2596.
Mother’s Day is coming up fast, but luckily we have some wonderful treats to pamper Mom.
The Stress Reliever Package is just enough to help mom decompress from her busy lifestyle, and everything that she does for the family. It includes a one hour full body massage and a clinical facial. She’ll leave us feeling relaxed, refreshed, and vibrant!
The Great Escape is more of a full spa day. Treat mom to a one hour full body massage, clinical facial, and complete spa manicure and pedicure. Give mom a chance to renew and restore, and reminder her that she should take some time to do something nice for herself!
If you had something else in mind, or want to let mom choose her own TLC treatments, then a Barcelona Gift Card is the way to go! Stop in or buy one over the phone for mom to use whenever she wants.
Summer is almost here! With this wonderful season comes the joys of bug bites, scrapes, sunscreen . . . But here are some facts and tips to make it go a little easier this year.
Sunscreens: Choose one that is at least 30 SPF, and protects against UVA and UVB (or says Broad Spectrum) rays. For the face, make sure to buy a product that is non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores).
Chlorine: The pool is a summer mainstay, but make sure to rinse off in fresh water as soon as you can after swimming. Chlorine is incredibly drying for the skin, eyes, and hair. Even just prolonged amounts of time in the water can dry out your skin (I know this seems counter-intuitive, but it’s true!) so make sure to use your moisturizer!
Scrapes and Cuts: Moms, listen up! Don’t put antibiotic ointment on every cut this summer – it can actually cause your child to become more resistant to antibiotics. Also, don’t re-clean the wound everyday, and especially not with hydrogen peroxide or iodine – this actually shocks the wound and can interrupt the healing process. Instead, clean the scrape once, rub on some petroleum jelly (this will keep the wound moist for a more supple scab and less scarring, as well as act like a seal for dirt) and a light bandaid. Don’t worry if you see some slight pinkness, inflammation is a sign of healing – if it is red and hot, see your doctor.
Shaving: Along with shorts and tank tops comes constant shaving, and sometimes skin irritation. Make sure you are always using a sharp razor. If possible, always shave after (or during) a shower – the heat and moisture plumps and primes the skin to prevent razor burn. Use a moisturizing shave cream during and a moisturizer directly after to calm the skin. Lastly, if you still get razor burn or dermatitis (little pimple-like bumps), try applying white vinegar to the area a few times a day – it is a natural astringent.
Many people are tired of their oily skin . . .are you sick of that mid-day slick and shine effect? Here are some tips to help control that oil!
First, if you think that harsh, drying treatments like alcohol wipes or sun exposure are the answer…. THINK AGAIN. These are some of the worst things you can do for your oily skin.
Daily exfoliation is going to be key. The oil on your skin acts like a glue, keeping dirt and dead skin cells around to clog your pores. Check with your skincare pro to see whether a physical (actual scrub) or chemical exfoliator would be best for you, but exfoliate daily!
Next step, always apply a moisturizer. This might seem counter-intuitive, but oily skin often lacks moisture (water). Dermalogica makes a great moisturizer with SPF (a must for oily skin too) that features ingredients that will help to keep a matte finish throughout the day – It is called Oil Free Matte. Some moisturizers also include minerals or micro-sponges to help absorb excess oil throughout the day.
Lastly, use a clay based cleanser daily and apply a clay based masque twice a week to control excess oil production.
Want a personalized oil-attack plan? Come in today for a free consult!
Although Spring is officially here, the weather we were actually waiting for is on its way – so here’s a quick scoop on the hottest nail colors for the season. Check out this easy guide, fall in love with every color (like we did), then give us a call at (970)226-2596 or (970)378-9000 (Greeley), and we’ll spiff those nails up for Spring!
1. Shimmery Shades: From a barely-there glint to full on sparkle, try any shade with a little shimmer in it.
2. Ice Cold Mint:
This beautiful light green sea-foam shade is perfect for spring – and it just might make you crave some mint chocolate chip ice cream!
3. Tropical Brights:
forests and you have the right idea. Explosive pinks, oranges, corals, yellows, blues, etc. are all great, just as long as they’re pushing neon and would look killer with a tan. This group spans most colors – just imagine Brazilian rain forests and you’re there.
4. Soothing Neutrals: The trendy colors in this category span from blushing pinks to “chai latte” and taupe.
5. Pretty Pastels: Think Easter eggs.
6. Green-Blue Swirls: These colors are peacock blues, dark aquas, etc. – anything that screams “ocean.”
7. Shades of Grey: The name says it all, but mid-range matte greys are most popular.
8. Lady in Red: Come on, reds never go out of style.
9. Molten Metallics: From bronze to silver, copper to gold, it should just look like melted metal.
Keep your eyes on our website, facebook page, and mailing list for this season’s prom specials!
We will be offering great deals on hairstyles, updo’s, and makeup application for the big night!
Styles featuring sweeping braids are big this year, as well as messy updos, and the ever popular loose curls.
In terms of makeup, we can play up the favorite smoky eye by adding in pops of color. Go bold with metallics or a red lip, or play it nude and natural with a healthy glow and light shimmer.