Large pores. How to shrink them.

1. The most immediate way to reduce the appearance of large pores is through exfoliation. Simply one use of a gentle scrub or leaving a gentle serum on the skin over night will give instant improvement. Once the skin is exfoliated, it’s important to use a good moisturizer to give the skin hydration so the pores stay plump. By exfoliating your skin on a regular basis, this will help remove surface dry cells so the opening of the pores are less deep making them look smaller.

Regular facials are key for true skin analysis, deeper exfoliation, improved blood circulation, extractions if necessary to help with clogged pores and over all relaxation.

Products that exfoliate the skin and make pores look smaller are: Aveda’s radiant skin refiner. This exfoliant is formulated with natural bamboo extract and finely powdered tourmaline that removes dull,
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Aveda’s tulasara firm concentrate. This serum helps promote the skins natural production of collagen to lift and firm the skin giving the appearance of less noticeable pores.FREE Aveda tulasāra Concentrate Sample

 

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Dehydration and Exfoliation

Scrub your skin.

This is one of the most important steps in a facial skincare ritual that I am forever amazed so many leave out at Main Street Day Spa.

Aveda has a wonderful skin resurfacing scrub in which bamboo is used to gently but effectively act as a manual exfoliation and is crucial to release the dead cells from the surface. Bamboo is unlike a granular scrub (nut kernels can scratch the skin, which can result in damage and possible infection).

Regular facial exfoliation also allows the incredible nutrients in your skincare products to actually penetrate.

Also extremely important for healthy skin; drink plenty of water throughout the day. I can always tell when a facial client is dehydrated because her make up settles into the pores.

Next subject for January 2018, we’ll look at dry skin verses dehydrated Skin.

How often should I exfoliate?

Exfoliate FacialIt is recommended that you exfoliate your face at least twice a week. But if you have sensitive skin, you can exfoliate once a week, as it might cause some skin irritation. If you live in a warmer climate or you have oily skin, you can exfoliate more than twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells.

For a deeper exfoliation, our Perfecting Plant Peel and Dual Exfoliation Facials combine Aveda’s naturally derived mechanical and biochemical exfoliation methods to retexturize skin, smooth fine lines, refine the look of pores, and restore radiance.

We offer special savings on exfoliating facials when purchased as a series of three or six. Be sure to check our current specials for the most up-to-date information.

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Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning, also called “Blading”, is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a surgical blade to gently remove the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. In addition to this lovely treatment, it removes all the vellus hair. #Dermaplaning #facials #exfoliation #Aveda

Main Street Day Spa is now offering this service. It can be a stand alone appointment or combined with the Aveda Perfecting Plant Peel.

A great product for home care after this service is the Aveda Intense Hydrating Masque.


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Antiage with Antioxidants

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Reducing wrinkles probably have more to do with what you put in your body than what you put on it.
Carotenoids: Best food sources~ Butternut squash, carrots and spinach.
Polyphenols: Best food sources~ Coffee, dark chocolate, red wine and tea.
Vitamin C: Best food sources~ Bell peppers, citrus, red cabbage, and strawberries.

One way to achieve healthy looking skin is to eat the foods listed above and to have our Estheticians treat your skin with our anti-oxidant facial. Everyone should have at the least, four facial cleansings a year.  One after every season.

White heads or Cholesterol deposits? Can they be treated with peels and daily care?

Cholesterol deposits are fatty-looking, slightly raised plaques in the skin near the eyes. They usually appear gradually, are not painful, tender or itchy. They look fatty because that is what they are. They are collections of cells called histiocytes, bulging with fat (usually cholesterol). In some people this can be indicative of a raised level of harmful fats in the blood, such as high cholesterol.

White heads (milia) also known as milk spots or oil seeds, are very common, benign, keratin (protein)- filled cysts within the sweat glands that present as whitish, pearly bumps on the skin, usually across cheeks, nose, chin or gums, but milia can occur anywhere on the body.

The only way sure way to get rid of cholesterol  deposits is to have them  removed surgically.

Milia need to be extracted either by a physician or a licensed aesthetician.