Are facials customized to my skin type?

Are facials customized to my skin type?
Custom facials use products and techniques precisely to fit your skincare concerns. Custom facials can address a variety of needs ranging from premature aging and environmental damage to acne flare-ups to a dull and patchy complexion. When it comes to your skin, we don’t leave anything to chance.

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Antioxidants: an add-on for facials to neutralize and protect

Here’s some good news for city dwellers! According to Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, founder of Capital Laser & Skin Care, topical antioxidants “can neutralize the free radicals from the pollution that causes skin damage”. A small change to your facial routine can help protect you from this very real concern.

To add a layer of antioxidant to your skin care ritual, we recommend a serum rich in vitamin C. This is also an option in our signature Aveda facials as an add-on. Either approach (or both) will greatly increase protection for your facial skin against damaging free radicals.

Book your Signature Facial today and kickstart your anti-aging program with antioxidants.

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How Vitamin C saves your skin.

Our new Vitamin C facial is designed for all skin types but is specifically addresses anti-aging. It features Aveda Professional™

 Vitamin C Complex and two powerful massage techniques that soften and loosen connective tissue. Both techniques are a form of myofascial release work that help unbind the collagen and elastin fiber bundles and stimulate the deeper tissue, which improves the skin’s elasticity and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


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.

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.