Friday, January 6, 2017

Rosie Says: Treat Your Skin Right In 2017!

2017 has arrived and in the spirit of the new year it’s a great time to form new habits that will strength your dedication to caring for your skin. Here are 8 steps you can take for better skin this year.

Moisturize After Showering

We all know a warm shower strips skin of oils. Face and body lotions are excellent substitutes. Keep your body lotion right in the shower. Seeing it will remind you to apply it when your skin is damp, within ten minutes of turning off the water. PCA Body Therapy contains 12% lactic acid and is suitable for all skin types and conditions leaving the skin hydrated, smooth and radiant.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Doctors have long advised wearing sunscreen daily (at least SPF 30) and reapplying it often. Forming a daily habit of applying sunscreen is your greatest defense in the fight against the aging. You can choose from many PCA sunscreens including one of my favorites Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45. It’s unique quick-absorbing and light finish makes it ideal for those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products.

Develop a Routine

You've known since middle school that makeup can mix with skin oils and dirt to cause zits. Cosmetics can also trap skin-damaging free radicals that float in the air. Cleansing the day away is so important to your skin care routine, if you don’t do anything else, don’t skip that. Use PCA Facial Wash or Creamy Cleanser to establish this routine. In time, you’ll see the results.

Clean Up After the Gym

Don't let your skin take a hit just because you've discovered an amazing new workout. Wipe your face, back, and chest after class, and change into a clean, dry T-shirt. Back home, hop into the shower as soon as possible.

Book a Yearly Mole Check

Having a dermatologist survey your body once a year is crucial, even if you're diligent about monthly self-exams. 

Exfoliate Regularly

A baby's skin replenishes itself completely every 14 days, but by age 30, an adult takes a full 28 days to replenish. With all that extra time, skin cells have a chance to dry out and lose luster—unless you jump-start the renewal process by exfoliating. Use PCA Gentle Exfoliant weekly to help rejuvenate your skin.

Stick with the Program

Waiting for a new skin treatment to show results can be a test of patience. A good corrective skin care regime including a serum and/or a retinol can take six weeks to give noticeable results, so don't give up. That goes for skin lighteners and acne products, too. So give it a chance to show results before you move on. Schedule your consultation and get started on your personal beauty routine that will set you up for a lifetime of great skin.

Schedule Time for Yourself

That extra step of in-office treatments can make all the difference in the results you see. Working from a thorough consultation and taking into consideration if you are looking for a change in your skin or a healthy maintenance plan. Peels, Masks and Facial appointment recommendations will vary from every 3 to 4 weeks to sometimes seasonally, depending on the end goal. Whatever the suggestion, consistency is what it takes.

During the month January

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Men's Grooming: Beard Maintenance 101

James is here to save all men from bad facial hair! 

before (L), after (R)

These items are MUST HAVES for a men's kit:

After, with a cute baby of course!

Schedule your next visit to Shine, start your beard maintenance regiment now! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How To: Beachy Waves with Kaliope

Kaliope is showing us all how to create the best beachy waves with a little help from some of our favorite Kevin.Murphy products! 

Products used:

-Start by prepping the hair at the root with Kevin Murphy's Anti Gravity Gel.
-Then work Hair Resort Cream into the mid shaft and ends starting from the bottom and working up.
-Rough dry completely focusing on building volume at the roots.
-Section off the front from the back like a head band that runs from one ear to the other.
-Depending on density, divide the back horizontally into 3-4 sections.
-Spray with heat protection.
-Taking vertical sections carefully wrap the hair around the flat iron twirling way from the face for a windblown effect.
-Continue up the head lifting at the root to create volume at the crown.-When moving into the front take slightly diagonal sections. Switch it up by curling the pieces behind the ears forward to break up curls that tend to clump into one mega curl around the face. This also gives is a less perfect look.

-Set with a beach spray like Hair Resort Spray and lightly comb through with your fingers or a wide tooth comb. Follow with Session Spray for additional hold if needed. 

Don't forget to tag us (@shinesalonclt & #shinesalonclt) on social media to show us your waves!  

Monday, April 4, 2016

Rosie Says: Waxing 101

There are some waxing basics that everyone needs to know when planning to go hairless this summer.

1. Check the length of your hair. The best length for waxing is generally 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. This is about 3 weeks of growth.

2. Exfoliate. Use a loofah, exfoliating cream or washcloth and rub in circular motions. You want to remove any dead skin cells that may clog the hair follicle and cause ingrown hairs. Avoid irritating your skin by rubbing too hard. Don't exfoliate the day you wax. It will only cause more sensitivity and redness.

Avoid waxing when skin is more sensitive. It's best not to wax when your skin has had a lot of sun exposure or when you have used aggressive skin care products (such as AHA or retinoid treatments).

Give your skin about a week after any of these before you wax.

3. Consider a pain reliever. Taking an oral anti-inflammatory about an hour before waxing will not only keep the skin from swelling, but it will also alleviate some of the pain associated with waxing. This is optional and at your discretion. Some salons also sell topical pain relievers that you can spray or rub onto the skin. These take a minimum of 15 minutes to start working. If they are oily at all, you will need to cleanse your skin again before waxing.

4. Stay out of the sun 24 hours before and after your waxing service.

5. Moisturize your skin again after waxing and avoid sun. Freshly waxed skin burns more easily.

Till next time, 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rosie Says: Vitamin C & E to the Rescue

Who doesn't want all the best results in just one week? PCA Skin is sharing C & E Strength: 

Receive a complimentary trial-size Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 with the purchase of a C&E Strength during March! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rosie Says: Retinol Is The Name Of The Game

This month’s featured product, Retinol, is the superstar among a multitude of anti-aging skin-care products on the market. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aestheticians alike agree that this miracle product has the power to make your skin look younger. 
A derivative of vitamin A, it has proven to be an effective and powerful options for treating skin issues. By promoting faster skin cell turnover and preventing the buildup of dead cells in the skin's pores and follicles, it then promotes the growth of healthy cells.  "Retinols hamper the breakdown of collagen and thicken the deeper layer of skin where wrinkles get their start," dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD says.

For brown spots that give the skin an uneven tone, retinols slough them off and curb the production of melanin, a darker pigment.
PCA has several retinols to offer. You can choose which one to use based on the overall goal you may have.

Intensive Brightening Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol Night
This advanced formulation delivers potent ingredients deep into the skin helping to produce radiance from within, while promoting an even skin tone. Additional actives smooth the skin’s surface, while minimizing redness and the yellowing of the complexion. An overall glow and even skin tone is the outcome with nightly use of this new, breakthrough retinol formulation.

Intensive Age Refining Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night 
This nighttime treatment formulation combines 0.5% pure retinol paired with antioxidants and a host of beneficial ingredients to hydrate and soothe, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Intensive Clarity Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night 
This nighttime treatment formulation pairs 0.5% pure retinol to promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion.

Your next step is to combine the use of an at home Retinol with a PCA facial treatment that includes a retinoid added in and you are on the path to younger, firmer and overall healthier skin.

Book your consultation or treatment today and save 10% on services with Rosie during February!