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Facial Myth #3 Facials Leave Your Skin Red

November 14, 2017 by  
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Often you hear horror stories of brides going for a facial only to discover the dreadful result – a red face on their wedding day, and not the good blushing-bride kind. While there are certain types of chemical peels that can leave your face red for weeks on end, there are gentle, yet effective peels that require no recovery time. And peels aren’t your only facial treatment option. Talk with your Envee Spa Esthetician and find the right facial treatment for your skin type! There’s a facial for your skin type that will help you look your best on that big day!

Facial Myth #2 Facials Are Painful

November 7, 2017 by  
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Some people say facials are a hair-raising experience, and not from delight, but fright! They say they’ll leave you howling in pain, but nothing could be further from the truth! Estheticians aren’t surrounding you with soft lighting and blissful music just to give you a startling spa session full of screams. In fact, your Envee Esthetician will do everything in her power to give you the most relaxing, calming experience possible. That means rather than gripping the treatment bed and gritting your teeth together, you’ll probably just end up falling asleep! Yes, the best facial sessions can be marked not by a scream, but by a snore.

Facial Myth #1 Facials Are Pointless

October 31, 2017 by  
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We’ve heard some grim myths, but the ghastliest one is that facials are pointless. This grave notion comes from the thought that you should see immediate results from a facial, and if you don’t, it’s not working. As we’ve discussed in how long the results of a facial last, while facials do have immediate benefits, the best facial results come from a series of treatments as recommended by your esthetician. In addition to helping address your specific skin care concerns, the increased hydration offered by regular facials is great to keep any skin type looking fit well into the future. Don’t fall for tricky facial myths! Treat yourself to a sweet facial this season and you’ll soon “Sea the Difference”!

Four Reasons to see an Esthetician

October 24, 2017 by  
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Estheticians will analyze your skin to determine your specific skin type and needs.

Estheticians are trained to perform extractions so they won’t injure your skin.

Estheticians provide massage that can help relax muscles, lower heart rates and blood pressure to help decrease overall stress.

Estheticians will customize an at-home skin care program specific to your needs.


Peels, Peels and more Peels.

October 17, 2017 by  
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Peels come in different types. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is an alpha-hydroxy acid good for anti- aging and brightening the skin, while salicylic acid is derived from aspirin and is a beta-hydroxy acid known for combating acne.There is also a lactic acid which is the safest form of peel because women produce lactic acid. Jessner and tricloracetic acid (TCA) usually don’t use a neutralizer and are done in a setting with a medical director because they are deep peel.

Another benefit of Microderm

October 10, 2017 by  
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As humans age, we lose the collagen and elastin in our skin along with the ability to turn over skin cells at a faster rate. Collagen is the molecule that is responsible for plumping skin to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay while the elastin gives our skin elasticity. Elastin is too big of a molecule to put back in our skin. While collagen is also a big molecule, pores are large enough for some collagen to penetrate back in. However, anti-aging results will be limited without exfoliation such as microderm or peel. These exfoliation methods not only slough off dead skin cells but they also stimulate the production of new skin cells which will produce collagen and elastin.

Primers have helped makeup change forever.

October 3, 2017 by  
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One of the key benefits to primers is the ability to minimize texture challenges. These challenges include things like fine lines, enlarged pores or ruddiness.  We now have the ability to tackle these skin texture challenges using a primer prior to applying foundation. This allows you to use far less makeup, which gives the skin a more natural appearance. Primers are the secret weapon to a natural and lasting look, so don’t be shy about using them.

Tuesday Tip: Pre-Facial Rule

September 26, 2017 by  
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When booking an appointment for a facial, be sure to stay out of the sun for a few days beforehand so that you don’t irritate your skin.


Tuesday Tip: Stress, Acne & Workouts

September 19, 2017 by  
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While stress can cause flare ups in your skin, working out can reduce stress and acne. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine will combat stress and keep your skin clear.


Tuesday Tip: Sunscreen – it’s not just for the beach

September 12, 2017 by  
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Sunscreen is not just for the beach – the New England Journal of Medicine discovered that even being exposed to sunlight through glass (like the windows in your office) can have damaging effects on your skin.


Tuesday Tip: Don’t Touch That!!

September 5, 2017 by  
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Stop touching your face throughout the day! You pick up bacteria from every surface you touch from your keyboard to your cell phone to elevator buttons to menus at a restaurant, and all of that bacteria floods your face once you start touching your skin. Hands off, and you’ll see less breakouts.


Tuesday Tip: Your Skin Likes Wine.

August 29, 2017 by  
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Wine (in moderation) is proven to help shield your skin cells from harmful UV rays, so drink up!

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Tuesday Tip: Monthly Breakouts

August 22, 2017 by  
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If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, reduce your alcohol and

dairy intake and you’ll see an improvement in your skin.


Tuesday Tip: drink plenty of water throughout the day

August 15, 2017 by  
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 Exercise is important to staying healthy and keeping your skin clear.

Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day…and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Tuesday Tip: Is your skin dry or is it dehydrated?

August 8, 2017 by  
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What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? Dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is characterized by lack of moisture in the Stratum Corneum. Even oily skin can experience dehydration. As mentioned, dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. This means sebaceous oil activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin.

The top three causes…

Intrinsic aging is the normal process of physical change over time that’s more about genetics than lifestyle. Sebaceous gland activity tends to decrease with age, and the skin’s natural hydrators decline over the years. The skin’s ability to regenerate lipids comprising the protective lipid barrier layer of the Stratum Corneum also declines with age, as does blood flow to the skin, which may cause a drop in sebum production.

Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why sunburned skin requires more moisture than unexposed areas. Cold winds, air conditioning units, forced air heating and low temperatures can also dry out skin and contribute to premature aging.

The trend of fat-free diets can deprive our bodies of skin-friendly Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). This deficiency can result in chronic itching, dryness, scaling, thinning and can lead to an imbalance in prostaglandins. Excess intake of alcoholic beverages and certain medications (such as nasal decongestants) can also contribute to dry skin or dehydrated skin.

One of the biggest consequences of dry, dehydrated skin is an increase in sensitivity, as dryness and dehydration are precursors to sensitized skin. A thorough skin analysis from your skin therapist is your ultimate tool in successful treatment of this skin condition.

Tuesday Tip: Help for Acne Marks

August 1, 2017 by  
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For bad acne marks, a chemical peel can help to reduce or eliminate the discoloration of skin.

Want to find out more? Call Envee Spa today – we can help!

Tuesday Tip: As it says on the shampoo bottle “Rinse and Repeat”

July 25, 2017 by  
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Dark spots can take up to four months to heal.   So repeat treatment…continue with dark spot corrector religiously until you see results.

Don’t be discouraged!


Tuesday Tip: Mineral Make-Up

July 18, 2017 by  
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Using mineral makeup that contains zinc-oxide will help to fight acne as you cover it, instead of other makeup that will simply clog pores. Look for this ingredient the next time you’re due for a new foundation.  Envee has a full line of Osmosis mineral makeup…so come in and play at the sample bar



Tuesday Tip: Put Your Cell Phone Down!

July 11, 2017 by  
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Your cell phone contains more bacteria than a toilet seat, so putting it against your face when you’re talking on the phone can cause massive breakouts. Be sure to use anti-bacterial wipes to clean your phone, plus use speaker phone or your headphones as much as possible to avoid acne.

Tuesday Tip: Re-charge yourself!

July 4, 2017 by  
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The 4th of July reminds me…Treat yourself to a spa day once in a while. Relax, rest and get a seriously awesome skin treatment that will make you feel like a new person.

Tuesday Tip: Water vs. Sugary Drinks

June 27, 2017 by  
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Similarly to fast food, avoid sugary drinks like soda and juice in favor of water. A sugar surplus will not do anything to help your skin.


Tuesday Tip: Over-washing your face

June 20, 2017 by  
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Don’t over-wash your face. Though clean skin leads to clear skin, washing too vigorously or too often can irritate skin and do more harm than good.

Tuesday Tip: Clean those brushes

June 13, 2017 by  
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Clean your make-up brushes every two weeks or so. The amount of product and bacteria build up that happens within two weeks is frightening, and the longer you wait to clean the brushes the longer you’re putting the bacteria right on your skin, causing breakouts.


Tuesday Tip: What is your skin type?

June 6, 2017 by  
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By learning which skin type you have, you can also learn how to treat it. Whether it’s dry, normal, oily or combination, there’s a specific type of Dermalogica  product you should be looking for that will work best for you.Let the experts at Envee Spa map your skin. Come in for your skin mapping and find what is best for you.


Tuesday Tip: Tea Tree Oil & Acne

May 30, 2017 by  
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Can’t find a spot treatment for acne? Try using 100% tea tree oil on the area before bedtime, and you’ll wake up with a much happier complexion.

Tuesday Tip: Drink More Water

May 23, 2017 by  
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Hydration is key to clear skin. Dehydration causes breakouts, because the skin overcompensates and produces more oil than necessary when it’s dry, which in turn causes you to break out. Drink more water!

Tuesday Tip: Quick Fix for Acne

May 16, 2017 by  
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Can’t find a spot treatment for acne? Try using 100% tea tree oil on the area before bedtime, and you’ll wake up with a much happier complexion.


Tuesday Tip: Minimize & Reduce Pores

May 9, 2017 by  
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For a procedure that will minimize and reduce the size of pores while moisturizing skin, try a microdermabrasion treatment at Envee Spa.

Tuesday Tip: Skin Care Products

May 2, 2017 by  
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You should always be avoiding skin care products containing alcohol, but take special note if you have dry skin.  Alcohol will only dry out your skin even more, making for a dry, flaky situation.


Tuesday Tip: How often to exfoliate

April 25, 2017 by  
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Be sure to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week, if not every day.

For sensitive skin, look for a more gentle exfoliator to use it more frequently without harsh effects.  

For more great advice, visit us at Envee Spa!  We looking forward to seeing you!


Tuesday Tip: Acne & Scarring

April 18, 2017 by  
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When you get acne, try your best not to pick at it. The dirt and oil on your fingers can make things worse with bacteria and you’ll risk infection, which can lead to scarring.


Tuesday Tip: How often should you change your pillowcase?

April 11, 2017 by  
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Oil from your hair will get onto your pillowcase as you sleep, so change your pillowcases once a week to avoid sleeping on oil all night long.


Tuesday Tip: Drink More Water!

April 4, 2017 by  
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Hydration is key to clear skin. Dehydration causes breakouts, because the skin overcompensates and produces more oil than necessary when it’s dry, which in turn causes you to break out. Drink more water!

Tuesday-Tip: Your Biggest Make-up Mistake

March 28, 2017 by  
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The biggest mistake you can make is leaving your makeup on overnight. It can add ten years to your skin.Your skin needs to breathe. Day makeup (plus the layer of dust) clogs your pores, despite of all the claims of the opposite on the bottle. Your skin needs to be re-hydrated, especially if you have dry or combination skin, (no re-hydration = early wrinkles). Night is the time when your skin has a chance to repair itself from wind/sun damage. To help the process, it needs to be clean.


Tuesday Tip: For bad acne marks a chemical peel.

March 21, 2017 by  
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For bad acne marks a chemical peel, like Dermalogica’s Bioactive Peel, can help to reduce or eliminate the discoloration of skin.  For more helpful hints, call or come by Envee Spa.  We look forward to helping you!

Clearing Up Skin…Misconceptions

March 14, 2017 by  
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There’s a few questions I hear often from Envee Clients.   I thought it might serve everyone well if I posted a couple of the larger misconceptions about skincare.

  • Blackheads are a caused by improperly cleansed skin. – Blackheads or comedones are caused by clogged pores, and excessive scrubbing can irritate and further inflame skin. Blackheads often contain dirt, oil, and dry and dead skin cells that need to be removed. Products that help dissolve sebum are the most effective.
  • Skin repair only happens at night.  – A good night’s sleep is certainly helpful to skin health; however, skin repair is ongoing. Inadequate sleep can cause stress, skin puffiness and can slow the natural development of collagen.
  • Strong scrubs, soaps and abrasives are good for your skin. – Be careful how you wash your face. Too much scrubbing or too many abrasive products can remove protective oils, create tiny micro tears and contribute to aging, irritated skin. Less is more, and a gentle cleanser and light moisturizer work well for most people.

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Tuesday Tip: Monthly Breakouts

March 7, 2017 by  
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 If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, reduce your alcohol and dairy intake and you’ll see an improvement in your skin.


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