Must do’s for dry skin

To offer you the best possible service and why our guests choose Aveda over other brands.

Use protective moisturizers that contain plant derived emolliants to prevent water loss in less humid, cold or windy climates like here in the PNW.        

Use gentle exfoliants to remove dead, and dried surface cells.

Make sure to select products appropriate for the individual skin type.

Hydrtaing facial treatments can help boost moisture and speed recovery.

Physically protect skin from wintry conditions with a hat, scarf, glasses, and gloves.

Do I have sensitive skin?

Skin that’s quick to blush, itch, bump, or rash, or defaults often to dryness, needs careful care to stay moist, calm, and healthy. You can give your sensitive skin a boost by choosing products designed to cater to its needs.
Typically, the fewer ingredients in a product, the better the chances it won’t irritate your skin.
Aveda products are plant based with all skin types in mind. We offer a facial fit for you. Call for your complimentary consult today. 360-906-0826.

What are the main differences between seeing a dermatologist versus an esthetician

An esthetician will be more knowledgeable about your skin care routine.
A dermatologist can prescribe topical or oral medication.
From an acne perspective, both offer effective solutions.
Seeing an esthetician or a dermatologist can both offer great results.
We treat all our guests with the goal of results and satisfaction.
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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 overnight 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. Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis 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 overall relaxation.

Products that provide exfoliation 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, dead skin cells, revealing smoother, more radiant facial skin.

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Aveda’s tulasara firm concentrate. This serum helps promote the facial natural production of collagen to lift and firm the skin giving the appearance of less noticeable pores.FREE Aveda tulasāra Concentrate Sample

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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Skincare for Men

Besides having facial hair, there are structural differences between men’s skin and women’s skin. Androgen (testosterone) stimulation causes an increase in skin thickness, which accounts for why a man’s skin is about 25% thicker than a woman’s. In addition to being thicker, a man’s skin texture is tougher.

We can customize all our facials to address all your skincare concerns.

Our favorite product from the Aveda mens line:

aveda men pure-formance dual action aftershave

2-in-1 moisturizer and aftershave helps shave minutes off your morning. Contains our exclusive phyto-active blend with naturally derived ingredients specifically created to treat men’s skin with soothing power.
• reduce razor burn
• all-day moisturizer even for days you don’t shave
• improves the look of skin tone and texture
• helps controls excess oil
• 97% naturally derived