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Thursday, February 20, 2014
7:18 PM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
So many of my clients tell me they DO NOT use a toner/astringent. Once I tell them the reason for using it, they realize it is a MUST within their cleansing regimen. I even get emails telling me they can’t believe how much dirt and oil still shows on the cotton pad after they have just cleansed. The purpose of a toner/astringent? It can help remove excess dirt and oil from your face, prepare your skin for improved absorption of skin care products that are applied to the face instantly after the toner; but most importantly, it’s to restore the skin’s pH balance.
Toner normally comes in a liquid form, however, some toners are formulated as gels or sprays. A toner can be used as part of a multistep skin care routine; right after cleansing or exfoliating the face.
What kind of Toner should you purchase?
I highly recommend Dickenson Witch Hazel. It’s inexpensive and does the job. If you notice most professional toners carry Witch Hazel within it’s product. You can order this product online or your local CVS should have it.
After you CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
1. Applying the Toner – Pour a small amount of liquid toner onto a cotton ball or pad. Take care not to soak the cotton but do put a sufficient amount on it so that it slips easily over the face. Once cotton is ready with toner then gently move the cotton gently in small circles all over your face, paying special attention to forehead, nose and chin as this area, often referred to as the “T-zone,” which tends to produce more oil. Avoid eye area as this area is very sensitive.
Reapplying the Toner - Repeat the process (if required) using a fresh cotton ball or pad until you no longer see dirt and excess oil on the cotton. This step is optional; sometimes you clearly have swiped away all excess oil and dirt the first time.
ATTN MEN: Toning is important for you too. But the question is, will you take the additional step? If you choose to do so, a cotton pad or ball isn’t going to work for a man with facial hair or even stubble. Best thing to use is a spray toner.
2. Apply Moisturizer or Cream - After applying toner on the skin, leave alone at least for 1-2 minutes for the toner to dry on your face. Toner is not intended to be washed off your face. Then apply moisturizer or cream to your face. If during the day, don’t forget to apply sunscreen.
Labels: Danville, Dickenson Witch Hazel, Dublin, Ingredient Spotlights, Ma Jolie, Products, San Ramon, SKIN CARE
Sunday, February 16, 2014
7:43 AM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
Attention all men….. Just do it…… Take care of your skin! Here are some easy steps for you to follow:
MORNING & EVENING: Add to this bowl two-three drops of tea tree oil. Fill it with warm water and let the sponge emerge. Gently squeeze out the water and wipe away the days debris from your face and neck. What does Tea Tree Oil do for your skin. 1) It kills bacteria 2) It’s a natural alternative to Benzoyl Peroxide Another option is cleansing wipes. The Tea Tree bowls are available at Ma Jolie Salon & Spa.
EVENING TWICE A WEEK. Exfoliate/scrub can make you see and feel a huge difference in your skin. It is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface and making your face feel fresh, clean and smooth. It’s the one thing you have to do twice a week in the evening.
It is agreeable that exfoliating is automatically done with their shaving process, however, that is not enough. It doesn't cover your full face and it’s just limited to the area you shave.
Toning is important for you too. But the question is, will you take the additional step? Learn more about toner/astringent here
MORNING & EVENING: When you shave, you remove moisturizing oils from your face; and then to cool down those burns you splash after shave lotion which is almost always alcohol based and further dehydrates your skin. Moisturizer is a MUST for men.
MORNING: NEVER step out without a sunscreen. Be it a sunny, humid or rainy day or even if it’s snowing. A sunscreen will save you from pre mature aging , wrinkles , dark patches and most importantly reduces the risk of skin cancer. Kiehl’s has a wonderful Facial Sunscreen for men. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
If you are unsure which products to get for yourself, check out Kiehl’s website and according to your skin type they have an amazing men’s product line.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
5:13 PM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
Ma Jolie Salon & Spa is offering
Effective January 20th, 2014
Re-book within 3-weeks and pay just $35.00
First BIKINI WAX visit is $40.00
Re-book within 3-weeks and pay just $25.00
If not re-booked within a three week period, original price of $50.00 will apply.
THE BENEFITS OF WAXING
Smooth, Silky Skin that Lasts
Waxing removes hair from the root, so it takes a longer time for hair to grow again. This means your hair free, smooth skin lasts much longer and you can go for that holiday on the beach and bask in the glory of your smooth and glowing skin without having to worry about body hair showing up in the meantime.
No skin Damage
In contrast to other methods of hair removal like hair-removing creams and shaving, waxing does not cause cuts, pigmentation, or badly smelling skin. No harsh chemicals are present in wax, so the skin is saved from their damaging effect.
Finer and Softer Body Hair
The hair that grows after waxing is much finer and softer, not rough and hard as after shaving, and the really good thing is – waxing does not cause any ugly stubble as seen in just a day after shaving.
Waxing Diminishes Hair Growth
After repeated sessions of waxing, you will notice a much sparser hair growth, and hair growth may even stop eventually. In contrast, shaving stimulates hair growth, because it removes hair at the surface only, not at the root.
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Suzan Petersen, Esthetician
2416 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 200
Friday, November 29, 2013
7:56 AM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
- Add 1 heaping tablespoon of Coconut Oil to your tub
- 3-5 Drops of essential oils of your choice (optional)
- Add hot water
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