Not only are getting facials the best way to relax but it also has some important reasons why every person should get them.
Just like when you get a pedicure and they use that egg thingy to get all your dead skin off, getting a facial basically does the same thing. It takes away skin cells that don’t need to be there anymore. Causing you to look younger and fresher.
During the winter in Reno, it can be rough on the skin. It will dry out your skin because the heat is finally being used, and it is being used A LOT. Getting a facial will help in the changing seasons to keep your face looking close to perfect.
Facials should be seen like haircuts or dentist appointments. Sometimes they get pushed to the background, you forget to make an appointment or you think you can go longer then you really should. But they are always needed and in the end you have to go do. Facials are one of those things. You need to get them, but never actually think you do.
Find a trusted person to do your facials though because you would never want a bad experience like the dentist, to have you be scared of it forever. Trusted esthetician will tell you the truth and would never do anything on you that would not benefit you. They wouldn’t just do something for you to pay them.
I love it that you asked that. People ask me this all the time.
First of all, I want to assure you that the result will be totally worth it, especially if you routinely return for monthly maintenance.
I will be completely honest with you about the process and what it will feel like and how it works.
The first time is always the most shocking because your hair in that area is quite course. At your first appointment, the hair needs to be long enough, because hair grows in the three different stages (acting, resting, growth). The stage your hair need to be at is called the "growth" stage, which is approximately two to thee weeks of growth. In other words, you will have to refrain from shaving for 2-3 weeks.
1. When you come in for your first Brazilian appointment, please be natural (i.e.: no lotions or oils) and relaxed. It's to be going okay.
2. After you are undressed from the waste down, I provide a clean and plump towel and heated bed for your relaxation and to cover up with.
3. Once we're ready to begin, I use a variety of different waxes, applying them to the areas that hair removal is requested in a clean and sanitary method. Depending on the amount and texture of the hair, the procedure should only take 10-15 minutes, with no more than 4-6 "pulls" (strips or areas where wax is applied).
4. I will use a high end oil over the waxed and exfoliated area that is suited best for your skin type to prevent clogging of the pore as well as ingrown hairs. High frequency light therapy can also be used to prevent break out or inflammation. Everyone's skin is different, and I do carry product to prevent ingrown hairs.
There is a big difference between wax and technique for all aestheticians. My method is to get your Brazilian done in as few "pulls" as possible, done quickly, and as painless as possible. Will it be uncomfortable, especially the first time you get a Brazilian? Yes. However, the results are completely worth it and if you keep up with the maintenance of it, it will eventually become easier and easier.
I have many clients who come to me specifically for my Brazilian wax, because they appreciate my method and the results are fabulous. I'm honestly an expert at distracting my clients during their waxing, and most of them end up laughing throughout the appointment.
Tinting is a 2-4 week semi-permanent way of darkening the brows or lashes. A variety of colors are available. Alana will discuss the color that best suits your skin tone as well as your hair color.
A simple, one word verb. Except for most Americans it is one of the most difficult verbs to actually achieve. Humans are, for the most part, unable to relax because they are so busy with their daily lives that it is almost impossible to relax. With technology always attached to our hips, there is a constant desire to be in the know. Each day though, shut off or put away all technology, and RELAX. Take a long bath, go get a pedicure, read a book, or get outdoors. Taking some time to step away from the crazy world and have a little bit of you time is needed. According to the Huffington Post, relaxing helps you in many different ways. It helps to protect your heart by lowering blood pressure and heart attacks. Relaxing can also help to keep a person safe from depression. Overall, relaxing is good for your body and your soul. It will also make you a friendly person to be around.
No matter what your method for relaxing might be, do it and do it often. Our world is consumed with the fast pace life, but take a step back to breathe and RELAX.
Alana, Aesthetically Speaking Body & beauty Bar
Alana's mission is to make her clients look and feel beautiful on the outside, while leaving them feeling equally as beautiful on the inside. Feel free to email her questions that she might consider answering here. If she chooses your question, you will receive a discount at your next appointment!