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Skin Hydration: What you need to know.

April 28, 2014

Skin Hydration: What you need to know.

We all want glowing, healthy looking skin. So what do we need to do to get it?


Skin is made up of three layers — the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis) and the subcutaneous fat tissue. If the outermost layer of the epidermis doesn't contain enough water, skin will lose elasticity and feel rough. If you're looking to maintain hydrated skin (and who isn't?), there are steps you can take, including:

 

  • Avoid overly hot bathes and showers.
  • Avoid exposure to dry air
  • Avoid prolonged contact with hot or chlorinated water
  • Use a gentle cleanser instead of soap
  •  Avoid using skin care products that contain alcohol
  • Moisturize immediately after a bath or shower and regularly throughout the day
  • Use a humidifier
  • Drink plenty of water helps keep skin looking good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
Great advice from Heather Hunt, esthetician.



Thinning hair: How to get fuller looking, thicker hair today.

April 18, 2014

My hair feels so thin lately! Help!  

There are many things that can cause thinning hair. Since we aren’t doctors around here we won’t get too far into them all, but we will talk about DHT and some products that you can use to help your hair look and feel thicker. Stylist Hannah Wright says:  


What is DHT?  

Dihydrotestostrone is an androgen (type of hormone) that plays a major role in hair thinning and loss. Our hair follicles have a sensitivity to DHT. When exposed to too much, the follicles will shrink resulting in a shorter lifespan and abnormal hair production.  

The new Plumping line from Kevin.Murphy is specially designed to help thicken thinning hair. It also contains nettle extract, which helps reduce DHT and prevents hair loss. The line also is sulfate-free which is color safe, and paraben-free, which leads to less build up on the hair.  

Plumping.Wash

High in iron: Nourishing to hair follicles Thickening Exfoliating Stimulates blood circulation in the scalp  
Contains amino acids: Growth accelerator Maintains integrity of hair’s health  
Rich in nettle extract: Reduces DHT Prevents hair loss  

Plumping.Rinse

  • Penetrates and strengthens hair while creating a protective shield even in extreme humidity. 
  • Helps your scalp manufacture healthy hair, therefore reducing hair loss. 
  • Contains biotin, which aids in hair growth. 
  • Tripeptides bind to hair to close up split ends and swell the hair shaft making it feel thicker. 
  • Shea butter moisturizes and protects against weather damage.    

Body.Mass leave-in plumping treatment

This treatment uses eyelash thickening and lengthening technology to strengthen hair, making your hair appear thicker and fuller instantly whilst improving the quality over time.
For more information on these products talk to your stylist or visit www.kevinmurphy.com.au/home.php

Summer Cellulite

April 11, 2014

Cellulite. It’s a word we don’t like to hear—or think about for that matter.  

Let’s face it; we all hate the idea of cellulite.  There are more creams and potions and treatments out there than I care to count. So what do we know about cellulite and how do we get rid of it? Heather Hunt, esthetician at Solutions has the info you need.  


Are you suffering with excess baggage, cellulite, dehydrated dull-looking skin, lack of tone and firmness? You are not alone! Most of us (no matter our size) suffer from some form of cellulite. Most of us are also at a loss when it comes to dealing with these issues also. There is hope! In my research, I have found that with a combination of internal and external care, these symptoms can be reduced.  

One of the most important things to consider, is keeping your skin properly exfoliated and hydrated. Two ingredients to look for are alpha hydroxyl acids, which help exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production, and retinols, which increase skin cell turnover revealing healthier skin.   Body lotions that contain these stimulants (we like Eminence Organic Cinnamon Paprika lotion) act to increase blood flow, which in turn revitalizes and firms the area. Moisturizing your skin is one of the easiest ways to improve the look of cellulite-laden areas.  

Diet can also play a huge part in combatting cellulite. Back to moisture, drinking the recommended 8-10 glasses of water is imperative. Maintaining a diet full of fresh, not processed foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals can be beneficial. Vitamin A, B complex, C and E, omega 3s, biotine, kelp, flaxseed, gotu kola extract, and horse chesnut extract art just a few that have been shown to improve the overall health of skin and reduce cellulite.  Most importantly, studies have shown that getting your body moving everyday is vital.  

We do offer several treatments at Solutions that can aid in cellulite reduction.  

Herbal Inch Loss Wrap

The solutions of aloe vera and natural USA herbs combine to be absorbed into layers of the skin. Clients are asked to drink 3-4 liters of water during the 24 hours following the body wrap treatment. The water acts to flush the lymphatic system as the client continues to drink the same amount of water over the 3 days following the treatment. Average inch loss from this wrap is 5-10 inches.  

Slimming & Cellulite Wraps

These organic body wraps exfoliate dead skin, increase hydration, tighten, tone, revitalize, energizes to remove unwanted toxins, and increases oxygen to the skin for better penetration of the nutritive, firming antioxidants which combat free radical damage causing skin to age and breakdown.  

Smooth Sculpting

SmoothSculpt™ focuses on the treatment of Extra Cellular Matrix, (ECM) which is a FILTER SYSTEM that sits between blood vessels, nerves and cells. Over time, cellular debris and toxins accumulate and create skin dibbles or cellulite. The treatment is administered by a trained and certified esthetician, who will use a cupping wand which utilizes pressure (pulsing) and suction movement to stimulate the skin. This action will promote lymphatic drainage; relieve lymphatic blockage and stagnation of ECM. This will also help cleanse the ECM, support blood flow and collagen stimulation to plump and firm the skin. The science behind the SmoothSculpt™ treatment is to unclog the stagnation and congestion, while breaking down fat and reducing the appearance of cellulite with the pulsing and suction effects. The treatment is chemical free, there are no injections, no down time and there are noticeable results from the first treatment.    

So the bottom line is that even though the cause of cellulite is still up for debate, there are plenty of easy things you can do to help reduce the cellulite you have. For more information on any of the treatments or suggestions above, call 453-3617.