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5 Ways to Revamp Your Summer Skincare Routine

1. Switch to a lightweight face cream.

When you step out into the 90 degree heat of summer, it can be tough to keep shine under control and products can feel heavy on your face. Even though it might feel like you don’t need a moisturizer when your skin is extra oily, moisture and hydration are important for all skin types. Your skin may even overproduce oil to compensate for being dehydrated (it’s confusing, we know), so keep up your twice a day moisturizing routine, but stick to lightweight formulas during the day. You can also swap your usual eye cream for an eye serum.

2. Get your daily dose of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C applied topically to the skin protects you from free radicals, unstable molecules that are missing an electron. They damage nearby molecules by taking an electron to complete their pair. This normal molecule then becomes a free radical itself, starting a chain reaction. Free radicals can also disrupt collagen production, but Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, helping to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging.

3. Fight acne on your face and body.

When it’s hot out, you wear fewers layers of clothes, and it makes sense that you would want to keep your makeup light as well. If you have acne, it’s best to attack it head-on instead of relying on concealers and correctors. Incorporating an acne cleanser and spot treatment as needed can help keep breakouts at bay. Help your skin recover from a blemish quicker with a healing spot treatment that will reduce redness and irritation. Keep an eye out for Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) like Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid in your skincare products because these ingredients can cause sensitivity to sunlight. If you are using AHAs, be extra careful to protect your skin from the sun by wearing SPF and limiting your skin’s exposure.

Don’t let body blemishes like back acne keep you out of your favorite summer swimsuit. Spray an acne-fighting body spray on your chest and back both morning and night, allowing the product to dry before putting on your clothes.

4. Wear sunscreen every day.

Sunscreen should be worn 365 days of the year, hot or cold, rain or shine, but it’s even more critical during the summer. Most people love Daylight Saving Time because it means extending the hours of daylight, but it also means your skin is exposed to the sun that much longer. We’re a fan of multi-purpose products like Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ which provides moisture, color and sun protection.

If you do end up with a sunburn, the game isn’t over yet! Use an anti-inflammatory product with Hydrocortisone and Aloe to calm the skin and reduce redness and a cucumber mask to hydrate and soothe.

5. Get a professional skincare consultation-at One Salon!

The best way to revamp your summer skincare routine is to get personalized advice from a pro. A licensed esthetician will be able to create a customized skincare regimen based on your skin type and skin concerns.

by -Glo Beauty Blog

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How to Apply Eye Cream

Did you know that the skin around the eye is much thinner and has less oil glands than the rest of the face? The elastin and collagen breaks down faster than in other areas, and there are approximately 22 muscles working any time you make an expression. This constant activity creates creases earlier than on other parts of the face. Because the skin is thinner and drier it is more susceptible to dehydration and irritation. Even the salt in tears can dry out skin if you shed them enough.

Treat this delicate area with the gentleness it deserves. Any time you are touching the contour around the eyes, use a light touch. Over time, tugging, rubbing and excess pressure on this skin will contribute to the problems you want to prevent.

When removing makeup use an appropriate eye makeup remover that dissolves makeup thoroughly without having to rub. Always remove eye makeup before bedtime and apply a product designed especially for the eyes like an eye cream or eye serum.

With your eye cream, apply a portion smaller than a pea to the back of the hand and then to the ring fingers of both hands, so there is an equal amount for each eye. Moving from the outside of the eye inward, lightly pat the product onto the skin staying on the orbit bone. This may seem counter intuitive, but it is beneficial because you are moving in the correct direction recommended for massage, the insertion of the muscle to the origin.

If your eye cream comes in a jar, like Cyto-luxe Eye Cream, use a spatula or cotton swab to get it out, or take the plastic insert on top and use it as a scoop. Don’t dip your fingers in the jar as the bacteria from your fingertips can break down the cream over time.

extracted from glo beauty blog by Kristin Cristiano

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Pai Shau at One Salon

Pai-Shau currently has eight products in their Luxury Haircare collection. They will soon ass three more. Though they have a few other products in development, they plan to keep Pai-Shau a very focused, non-repetitive brand. Stylists tell them they appreciate a boutique brand that uses multi-functional formulations. Each Pai-Shau product is categorized by a beauty ritual, including a Hydrating Ritual, a Design Ritual, and an Enhance Ritual. The next hair care ritual they will launch is the Volume Ritual

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What is Pai Shau’s Target Market?

Using age-old ingredients with innovative technology to create a luxurious brand-and also vegan, gluten, paraben, and sulfate free- appeals to  much larger user profile than Pai Shau anticipated. It used to be that luxury and vegan were never used in the same sentence to describe a brand. But many customers want to have a luxurious experience and use a clean line at the same time. At Pau Shau, they believe that luxury and environmental/social responsibility don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

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Pai Shau: A Unique Name for a Unique Brand

Pai Shau believes that they are bigger than themselves and have a substantial philanthropy component in order to give back and encourage everyone to live their lives with passion. To them, the word “luxury” is not based on price, but on creating a memorable user experience. They wanted to speak to the modern consumer whose definition of luxury is more nuanced, and that involves aroma, packaging, textures, and concentrated formulations.

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What is the meaning of the name “Pai Shau”?

Pai-Shau is derived from the Portuguese word paixao, which means “passion”. Their “Passion for Life” concept is what sets their brand apart. It’s about inspiring everyone to live life to the fullest and with passion. They are a luxury brand with a heart.

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Tea Party: Pai-Shau Luxury Hair Products

Pai-Shau is a luxury hair care line steeped in tea. The concept of Pai-Shau and inspiration behind their Signature Exotic Tea Complex began in Vietnam. There, their founder discovered the benefits of using steeped t3eas in hair during an ancient bathing ritual. This experience led them to the creation of the Signature Exotic Tea Complex-a potent, concentrated blend of proprietary teas rich in antioxidants and vitamins. The properties of the tea complex revitalize, nourish and strengthen the hair. Along with the desire to introduce a new, original concept using teas, they wanted to create a hair care company that was about something bigger than themselves-something that was about more than just what is inside the bottles. This is reflected in their company tagline “Passion for Life” . It’s about their passion for the products, performance, and people.

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Spring/Summer Looks of 2016

Spring looks tend to fall into two different camps-the trends you can’t wait to recreate and the ones you can’t stop staring at.

Soft smoky eyes in shades of grey, hazy taupes and bronze, to single swipes of pastel colors juxtaposed with vivid shades of blue and green applied in graphic patterns sum up this seasons’ eye makeup trends.

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Attention all Moms!

Calling all mothers (dog mom’s included), don’t be shy! It’s not too late to get what you really want, and deserve, for this mother’s day: pampered at One Salon! At One Salon, every day is mother’s day, so call today to schedule your “Feet-n-Face Express” at only $100. Lay down and relax while you enjoy a spa pedicure indulging in reflexology massage and organic polish. Then enjoy a relaxing, exfoliating spa facial, leaving you with fresh, radiant skin and beautiful feet. Both treatments are done in resting position, laying down on a massage table. You need this!

Call Cassie today at 630.715.8423 to schedule.

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