Spring 24 hour Detox!

Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation. We feel the change of winter into spring more than any other season- this ‘awakening’ often reflects in our desire for both personal and physical change. While many occupy themselves doing annual spring cleaning, consider what you can do to ready yourself for the warmer days ahead.

Do you feel sluggish after the Spring time change?

Hopping into Spring can be a difficult transition when the days are longer and the nights are shorter.

Comfort Zone has the solution, and it only takes 24 hours!

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Reactivating our metabolism at the beginning of spring is fundamental. Our body is still ‘asleep’ during the winter: we move/exercise less, the hours of daylight are fewer, and with the beginning of spring, we feel more tired.

Every season has its color. If you’re feeling down or stressed, choose green vegetables! It is a natural anti-stress color. Foods that contain chlorophyll fuel the energy needed during periods of intense work or study. Greens help us to sleep better, to stay in shape and reinforce the immune system.

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Davines has teamed up with cardiologist Dr. Gualerzi to create a 24 hour detox to get you ready for :Springtime! It is outlined as follows:

24 HOUR DETOX: MEET THE CHALLENGE!

When you wake up: 15 minutes before breakfast, drink two glasses of water with 1 teaspoon of rice, apple cider vinegar, or lemon for each glass.

Breakfast: extracted juice of a pear, with a handful of spinach and a piece of celery, rice or corn cakes with sugar-free jam.

Snack: 6 almonds or 5 walnuts.

Lunch: a gluten-free grain such as quinoa or amaranth, completed with steamed seasonal veggies, seasoned with ginger and Tahini.

Snack: 6 almonds or 5 walnuts.

Dinner: Miso soup with celery and seasonal veggies, legumes such as green lentils or fresh peas, with rice cakes and a portion of seasonal fruit.

Before sleeping: springtime “mocktail” with lime and mint, or an infusion with lemon balm and licorice.

Try this 24 hour detox and FEEL the difference!

 

 

 

Credit: www.davines.com, Rishi Yoga blog

All rights reserved @Davines.

 

 

Clean Sweeping at Citrine Salon

 

 

Clean Sweeping is a highly effective exfoliation treatment performed on the face to remove dead skin and fine vellus (peach fuzz) hair. Our esthetician Bhavna is highly experienced with Clean Sweeping facial procedures and strives to help her clients achieve glowing, radiant skin at any age!

Below are some FAQ’s about Clean Sweeping answered by Bhavna.

How does Clean Sweeping work?

Clean Sweeping is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses a sterile blade held at a forty five degree angle. Working in small sections, skin is kept taut as the blade lightly “shaves” off dead skin, revealing the new glowing skin underneath. Since the esthetician is manually performing the facial, clients can see exactly the amount of dead skin cells that are being removed, as well as focus on areas of the face where there may be more build up of skin.

What does it feel like?

Clean Sweeping is a painless procedure that is overall very comfortable- a very light scrubbing sensation can be felt as the esthetician treats the skin in small areas at a time.

What are the benefits of Clean Sweeping?

-Promotes smoother skin and a clean canvas for makeup to be applied.

-Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil
-Enhances other skincare treatments such as chemical peels and provides deeper product penetration
-Reduces recent acne scars
-Reduces fine lines
-Produces immediate results with zero downtime

Are there any risks?

There are no side effects and zero downtime associated with the Clean Sweeping facial. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink shortly after. We ask that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper pigmentation.

What skin types/conditions are ideal for Clean Sweeping?

All skin types may benefit from Clean Sweeping. It is especially effective on those with a dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Clean Sweeping is safe for pregnant clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate the skin at a cellular level, thus are contraindicated.)

Who should avoid Clean Sweeping?

Clients with very oil or have active acne should avoid this procedure. Sebaceous glands excrete oil along the vellus hair. If the hair is removed, the oil may cause bacteria growth that can stimulate acne breakouts. Once a breakout has cleared, it is safe to perform the facial.

How often should the procedure be performed?

For best results, Clean Sweeping is usually performed every three to four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 21 days worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle before the facial is performed again. With regular procedures, you’ll notice a major transformation in the appearance and overall health of your skin.

If the hair on the face is removed, is it going to grow back darker or thicker?

No. This is physiologically impossible. Vellus or “peach fuzz” hair when cut or removed will grow back the same size, shape, texture, and color. Therefore, the main structure of the Vellus hair does not change nor is it altered during Clean Sweeping. Terminal hair however, is coarse. When this type of hair is cut or removed it will always grow back coarse.

How long does it take to achieve results?

Clean Sweeping instantly leaves the skin looking smooth, radiant and glowing. This is an ideal facial for a date or an event where you want to look your best immediately and don’t want to wait days for results as compared to other facial treatments.

How do I know if Clean Sweeping is right for me?

We offer complimentary consultations that include a personalized skin assessment and treatment plan to get you the best results possible!

 

Schedule a consultation with Bhavna today and see if Clean Sweeping is right for you!

 

Refresh, Plump & Hydrate Thirsty Skin… in a Flash!

Patchology FlashMasques are the answer to your dehydrated and dull skin!

new-new-new-new1Patchology FlashMasques are facial sheets that deliver intense hydration in as little as 5 minutes. The facial sheet entraps your entire face in an oasis of essential ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 designed to quench, refresh and plump the look of thirsty skin.

Traditional sheet masks can take up to 20 minutes, making Patchology FlashMasques the ideal spa treatment for busy moms and dads, and people who are always on the go! Each sheet is made of luxe fabric that stays put as you move and has a ‘barely there’ look once applied.

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Use pre-makeup or at night, as preferred, to replenish dry, dehydrated skin. Patchology FlashMasques may be used once a week, or as often as needed to boost the hydration effects of your regular skincare regimen. The Hydrate FlashMasque™ is an essential beauty enhancer for travel, jet lag skin recovery, morning after pick-me-up or pre-party prep!

What are the Hydrate FlashMasque® Facial Sheets Ingredient Benefits?

  • Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin to help improve elasticity
  • Vitamin B5 softens, smooths and moisturizes
  • Betaine helps skin retain moisture for superior hydration

Your skin gets the vital moisture it craves – and you can get on with your day!!

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Resource:www.patchology.com

 

Brrrr!! Winter Skin Fixes!

The flurries are here, and with the frigid temperatures come the various skin ailments. We have plenty of options to help protect and soothe dry and cracking skin.

You absolutely don’t have to feel reptilian this season.

Layering your products, thin to thick, over damp skin is key here. After washing your face and lightly patting it dry, apply your serum first. Allow the product to soak in and then put your moisturizer on top. In the daytime you’ll add sunscreen, and at night, if you’re super dry, you’ll add an even thicker moisturizer.

Using a patch delivery system once a week for dry under eyes will make a world of difference. Likewise, a once a week Flash mask will treat the skin to a powerful hyaluronic acid boost.

We’ve got you covered! Here’s what you need:

Daily

Comfort Zone Deep Water Source face serum

Comfort Zone Cream Gel moisturizer (for combo/oily skin) or

Comfort Zone Extra Moisture Cream (for combo/dry skin)

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Weekly

Patchology Eye Treatment patches

Patchology FlashMasque hydrating facial sheets

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Are your lips falling off your face? Or maybe you think your kissing an alligator. Either way, fix that situation. It’s not enough to simply apply a balm if your lips are chronically chapped and stinging. Layer. On damp skin.

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Comfort Zone Deep Water Source face serum

Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Lip Balm (mmmm, shea butter.)

Layering products also applies to the body and hands. I encourage people to use their hyaluronic acid serums on the body, too. It doesn’t take much product if you’re using it over damp skin.

Comfort Zone Deep Water Source (nectar of the Hyaluronic god)

Comfort Zone Hand Cream

So what word are we going to Pee-Wee style cheer for?

LAYERING!!

And come get a facial. You’ll feel better!woman-getting-facial-massage-thinkstock_136650814-300x199

 

Patchology is here!

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We have a fabulous new eye treatment to share with you! Patchology is here and it’s about to rock the crepey skin right off your face. Just in time for your holiday gatherings!

Patchology is a patented transdermal patch made more awesome with the addition of micro-current technology for more effective ingredient delivery. It’s like a “recharging station” for your eyes. Patchology’s micro-current technology gently pushes more of the latest cosmeceutical ingredients right to where your skin needs them most for a targeted boost of revitalization and renewal.

The delicate eye skin gets a major plumping boost from Hyaluronic Acid (see previous esthetics education post for more on HA), while Okra Plant Peptide calms, soothes, and tightens the skin. Cucumber and Mint soothe the puffiness away, and Vitamins C, B3, and B5 work on free radicals to slow the signs of aging.

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Add this eye treatment to any face or waxing service, or simply come in for the treatment alone. Twenty minutes will have you looking more refreshed, relaxed, and ready to get your holiday season on. Our test clients have raved about the results, so we’re excited to share Patchology with everyone!

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