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


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.

Make your appointment today!

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Botanical Skin Resurfacing vs. Microdermabrasion


• Clinical Results:

• Both reduced fine lines and wrinkles by about 30%
• Both reduced pore size by about 37%
• Botanical Skin Resurfacing provides 52% more radiant skin (35% vs. 23%)
• Botanical Skin Resurfacing provides 65% less redness (14% vs. 40%)

• Consumer perception panel results:

• 4 out of 5 people prefer the results of Botanical Skin Resurfacing over Microdermabrasion
• Most common reason for preference was less redness and irritation

• Botanical Skin Resurfacing Summary:

• Aggressive treatments wound skin and cause inflammation
• Same result as Microdermabrasion with less irritation
• High touch treatments reduce chronic stress

This Aveda Skincare treatment is available for $80

Antiage with Antioxidants


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.