Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weekly Skin Maintenance

Lets be honest, not everybody has the time or desire to give your face the dedication it deserves, when applying skin care products. Especially every day! But the stresses we put our skin through daily by applying makeup daily, not cleaning your face, or not protecting your skin from sun rays can start to take its tole on your face. And I don't mean just by more wrinkles, and dry patches on your face; but the overall health of your skin. So if you are to busy or tired to take the time out of your schedule to apply face products daily, you can still find one to two nights a week, where you can use the below skin regime to rejuvenate the health of your skin, by using products available at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa:

Step 1--Cleanse

Select a Cleanser suited to your skin type. Place a small amount of cleanser into your hands and emulsify with lukewarm water. Apply to the face in a circular motion, covering the entire face for 30 seconds. Remove from the skin while gently scrubbing with a damp face cloth or sponge and rinse thoroughly, alternating with warm and cold water. This action will remove dirt, pollution and impurities from the skin's surface and prepare it for the next step. As we start the beginning of spring, and summer is only a few months away a skin problem most of us will face is dry, dehydrated skin. So I recommend the Lemon Cleanser by Eminence, a hydrating cream cleanser for normal/dehydrated/dry skin types. A refreshing one-step cleanser for all skin types. Lemon, a great antioxidant, and herb oils preserve moisture balance while gently cleansing your skin, leaving it soft and velvety. The scent is absolutely marvelous!

Step 2--Exfoliate

It is important to exfoliate your skin at least once or twice per week to help remove dead skin cells and dirt that can dull your complexion. to exfoliate, first cleanse the skin in Step 1, then apply the exfoliate suited to your skin type and allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. Use a face cloth moistened with lukewarm water to gently scrub off the dried exfoliate  masque using a circular motion while scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. Using the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher by Eminence, a gentle exfoliating masque for all skin types. Polish your skin to perfection with the natural microdermabrasion action of poppy seeds and fine walnut. Scrumptious pear and apple pulp infuse your skin with bioflavonoids and antioxidants. all signs of roughness and dryness will be smoothed away to leave a smooth and glowing complexion.

Step 3--Masque

Find a masque suited to your skin type or to the condition that you are treating. Emulsify a small amount of the masque in your hand with a few drops of water and apply evenly over the entire face and neck areas as well as the decollete, if desired. Allow the masque to dry for 5-10 minutes. Use a face cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water to gently scrub off the masque using a circular motion. rinse thoroughly with clear water. The Gingko Biloba Masque by Eminence, is a cellular regenerating masque for dry/dehydrated/mature skin. Pure gingko extract increases collagen production while reducing free radicals. Skin's elasticity and texture are improved with wheat germ oil, honey and lavender oil. Complexion is left vibrant, youthful and soft.

Step 4--Tone

Apply one to two sprays of toner, suited for your skin type, over the entire face and leave on. Toners are important to balance the natural Ph of your skin and to infuse your skin with natural vitamins and minerals. Your skin will feel rejuvenated with each spray and you can enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the real fruits and herbs. A oxygenated toner for fatigued/devitalized/dry skin is the Wild Plum Tonique by Eminence.

Step 5--Treat

Treat specific skin care concerns, such as a lack of firmness, acne or rosacea, with an active serum. although optional, once you experience the clarifying, and age-defying benefits of this step you will want to continue to include this essential step in your regime. Apply the serum after the toner in a thin layer and leave on. Replenish and hydrate your skin with the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum by Eminence. Reawaken your skin with the fountain of youth thanks to the restoring pwoers of vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid and vitamin rich strawberried and rhubarb. Repairing and hydrating, this renewing serum will help skin bounce back to a fresh, youthful glow.

Step 6--Moisturize

Hydrate and soften the skin with a moisturizer suited to your skin type. Even oily skins need a light moisturizer to keep skin soft and supple. Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area and leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a dew drops of water. for extra hydration, apply a thick layer in dry areas. A great Eminence Moisturizer is the Black Perlette Grape Moisturizer that is revitalizing, rejuvenating, Ester-C moisturizer for normal/combination/sensitive/dehydrated and aging skin. Finally a moisturizer that helps return elasticity and smoothes fine lines at the same time. Made from pure grape juice extracted from the "King of Grapes", this whole fruite concoction, including pulp and seeds, packs one of the widest ranges of antioxidants, vitamins, fruit sugars and minerals available. Formulated to turn back time for more youthful looking skin. its revolutionary Ester-C complex base ensures the best possible penetration. for normal, dehydrated, combination, sensitive and aging skin types. Can you say Wow!?

Step 7--Protect

Apply Sun Defense Minerals as per instructed to finish and protect the skin. Suitable for both men and women, The Sun Defense Minerals by Eminence,  is an easy-to-use brush allows you to control the application of the loose minerals from sheer to more oaque. Available in 6 different skin tone shades.

Step 8--Body Care

Emulsify a small amount of body wash with warm water and apply in a circulation motion to the body. Rinse thoroughly. Apply a layer of the sugar scrub to damp skin, preferably during the last part of a shower or bath. Massage in a circular motion on legs, hands, arms, elbows and any part of the body that needs smoothing. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a body lotion according to skin type, massage into the epidermis and leave on. Thanks to Eminence you can use the richness of blueberries with the Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub, a rich body scrub for all skin types. The antioxidant richness and deep blue nutrition of blueberry pulp gives your skin an extra special treat this summer. Smooth your skin from shoulders to toes with raw sugar cane and enjoy the sexy dewy finish that lasts all day and into the night. Finish your skin maintenance with the Blueberry Shimmer Body Lotion, the moisturizing and smoothing hydrator for all skin types. Sparkle and shine with this vitamin-rich skin smoother featuring the amazing healing action of blueberries and shea butter. skin will not only feel firmed, lifted and soft but a hint of natural minerals will highlight your skin with a subtle shimmering glow.

All of these great products by Eminence, and much more can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


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