Healthy skin starts with a healthy lifestyle. To help the skin look its best, invest in regular facials, maintain a healthy diet, get regular exercise, drink plenty of water and use natural, organic skin care. Eminence’s superior spa products and treatments rely on a unique blend of hand-picked fresh ingredients to deliver outstanding results. Schedule your appointment today to learn more about your skin type or conditions and how to best feed your skin for optimum prevention, care and repair.
What is your skin type today?
Your skin feels dry and tight, and sometimes you can see flakes on your cheeks, chin and forehead. Fine lines may be present around your eye and lip contour areas. It is important to use moisture-rich products such as a daytime moisturizer, and a moisturizing treatment at night to repair your skin while you sleep. Weekly moisturizing masques will keep your skin soft and supple and will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Normal or Combination Skin
Your skin has an even tone, and is not overly dry or oily. From time to time you may experience oiliness on your chin, nose and forehead or dryness on your cheeks, lips and around your eye contour area. To keep the condition of your skin even and toned, a good skin care routine including cleansing and moisturizing is a must.
Your skin is shiny, has visible pores and is prone to spots and blemishes. Makeup seems to slide off your skin as soon as it is applied. Oily skin has the benefit of not showing lines easily, but needs to be maintained to help prevent breakouts and to control shine.
Your skin has fine pores, can be easily irritated and is prone to redness. Sensitive skin is often genetic and can also react to poor diet, changes in weather, hormonal imbalance and certain cosmetic products. Sensitive skin must be treated with the correct skin care products that are gentle and soothing to heal your skin and relieve your symptoms.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SKIN CONDITIONS
Skin concerns and conditions can be uncomfortable, but the right treatment with active herbal ingredients can produce amazing results.
Acne / Breakout prone
Acne can affect skin at any age from adolescent to adult. Acne is usually characterized by oily to normal skin that persistently breaks out, is clogged, reactive and is sometimes inflamed. Acne is caused by a number of factors such as dirt and pollution on the skin’s surface, stress, an unbalanced diet, hormonal fluctuations and the overproduction of sebum, which is a naturally produced oil. The good news is that acne can be alleviated over time by controlling stress, getting regular exercise to remove toxins from the body, following a healthy diet, and using natural organic skin care to keep skin clear and healthy.
Rosacea / redness
Sometimes confused with acne, rosacea often shows on the skin as an inflammation and reddening on the nose, forehead, cheekbone or chin. Inflamed capillaries on the skin’s surface give the complexion a red, blotchy or bumpy appearance. Rosacea is usually a genetic condition, but certain factors are known to aggravate it. Avoiding hot liquids, alcohol, the sun and extreme temperatures plus using products designed to help calm skin will help to clear irritations and control redness.
Signs of Aging
The telltale signs of aging include wrinkles and sagging skin. Two of the biggest skin woes, these conditions are a direct result of the body’s aging process. Natural collagen production slows with age and the skin appears less plump. While aging happens to everyone, there are ways to minimize the appearance and development of fine lines and wrinkles. The best long-term prevention for all skin types is a healthy lifestyle, daily sun protection, and a targeted skin care regimen
Hyperpigmentation / uneven skin tone
Defined by the appearance of dark spots, freckles, scarring or an uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation can affect any skin type and has a large spectrum of severity. Identified by an increase in melanin production in the skin, it is a universal skin condition. Environmental factors, stress, aging and post-inflammatory pigmentation are all factors in skin tone changes and coloration. Protect from future damage with SPF and seek products and treatments specifically designed to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Regardless of age or gender, the appearance of large pores is a common skin concern. Pores are used by the body to distribute skin-softening sebum (commonly referred to as “oil”). While everyone has visible pores, some naturally produce more oil, resulting in larger pores. Sebum also oxidizes when it reaches the skin’s surface, causing pores to become visible and appear larger. Pore size may increase with age as the skin loses elasticity. With regular cleansing and gentle exfoliation, sebum is removed from the skin’s surface, resulting in less visible pores. Wearing a non-comedogenic mineral makeup will also help the complexion will appear flawless.
The skin surrounding the eyes is seven times thinner than the skin around the rest of the face. This naturally delicate skin is very susceptible to the effects of sun exposure, aging, lack of nutrition and dehydration. The skin around the eyes reflects the slightest imbalance in skin health and is also prone to wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. As the eyes are one of the most expressive features, daily hydration, weekly eye masques and even light exfoliation with specific, targeted products will ensure this unique zone of the face remains firm and toned.
Lack of Firmness
Just like muscles throughout the body, the muscles under the surface of the complexion can lose tone. When muscle fibers and elastin lengthen as a result of aging, lifestyle and nutrition, the skin then appears to sag. Dehydrated skin can also appear to droop around the eyes and jawline. A consistent, targeted skin care regimen and regular facial massage are key ways to keep skin healthy and firm.
Spending too much time in the sun can result in both temporary and long term damage to the skin. One of the most common conditions as a result of sun exposure is immediate dehydration and painful, itchy redness. Extensive sun exposure over time can also permanently stretch small blood vessels, creating a red and blotchy complexion. To prevent negative effects as a result of sun exposure, keep the skin protected and hydrated when spending time in a sunny environment.
The “Fire & Ice Facial”: The Éminence Treatment for Red Carpet Skin
How the Éminence Fire & Facial Works:
The protocol for this “hot and cold” facial varies from spa to spa. However, the theory behind the treatment is much the same. Heat or stimulation is applied to the skin to help increase blood flow and circulation. The warming sensation is then followed by a cold treatment with cooling products (or even ice or cold water), which helps reduce any inflammation or swelling in the skin.
Although hot and cold facials are being treated as another celebrity beauty trend, Hungarian estheticians have been incorporating hot and cold practices in their treatment rooms for centuries.
Fire & Ice Product Ingredients:
In addition to using the physical cooling and warming properties through touch, the true Fire & Ice behind an Éminence facial comes from the hot and cold characteristics of some of our products.
Since the beginning, Éminence has been blending spicy ingredients into our results-oriented products like our Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment and our Lime Stimulating Masque. Ingredients like paprika, nettle and cinnamon are added to our hot masques to stimulate the circulatory system and encourage cell turnover so new, young cells come to the surface.
While spicy ingredients produce the feeling of warmth, cooling ingredients such as peppermint, menthol, cucumber and tea tree can also produce an icy sensation on the skin. These ingredients help gently soften the skin while reducing the appearance of redness and inflammation. You can find peppermint, tea tree and cucumber in our Clear Skin Probiotic Masque.
The massage portion of the facial treatment can also involve using a cold hand and a warm product. When performing the facial, the esthetician will start by dipping one hand in a bowl of cold water (or ice cubes) and the other hand in a bowl of warm water. The esthetician will then remove both hands from the bowls of water and begin to massage the face. This contrasting hot and cold sensation will provide the client with a really unique experience – such an amazing facial with glowing results.
Discover Our Luxurious Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set
The gift-giving season is upon us, bringing joy, cheer…and the stress of holiday shopping. Why not escape the chaos by treating everyone on your list (including yourself!) to the ultimate take-home spa experience: our luxurious limited edition holiday gift sets.
OILS & SERUMS SIGNATURE SERIES DISCOVERY SET
This year, spoil your friends and family with our limited edition Oils & Serums Signature Series Discovery Set. This carefully curated collection includes five miniatures of our classic and premium oils and serums, assembled in a beautiful keepsake box. Suitable for all skin types, this deluxe gift will add a touch of luxury to any skin care routine.
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Call or stop by Nature’s Spa for more information. 704-909-8143
Here Are Some Natural Alternatives To Plastic Surgery
October 5, 2016
Karen Young Chester
When you see a droop in your visage, your first thought may be a surgical solution. Although the wave of the plastic surgeon’s magic wand (magic scalpel?) makes the signs of aging disappear, you should also consider the drawbacks of invasive options and the natural alternatives to plastic surgery procedures.
Here are some of the top areas targeted by cosmetic surgery and our natural options for growing older, gracefully:
With age, skin sags around and over the eyelids and excess fat develops below them. This puffy, droopy look causes an over-all appearance of being older and less alert. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can cost almost $3000 as well as cause temporary bruising and swelling around the sensitive eye area (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Our natural alternative is the Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream, which de-puffs the eye area and tightens its appearance for an instant lift. The cooling stainless steel rollerball applicator massages active ingredients into the skin and transforms tired-looking eyes – no surgery needed.
Aging, inelastic skin tends to relax around the lower face and neck area. Sagging skin combined with excess fatty deposits results in a thick, wrinkled neck or even a double chin. Ringing in at over $4000, a surgical neck lift procedure may solve the problem but involves significant investment. Also, although healing takes a couple of weeks, full recovery could stretch out for months. As a non-invasive option, the Hibiscus Ultra Lift Neck Cream offers visible benefits with less disadvantages. Edelweiss smooths and tightens the neck to give a lifted appearance. A blend of hibiscus and botanical hyaluronic acid also keeps skin firm and rich in moisture.
LINES AND FOLDS
Formulated with botanical peptides to smooth out even the deepest lines; the Line Filler works like Mother Nature’s eraser.
Besides the eye and the neck area, the face can suffer an overall aging look because of lost volume. As our cheekbones diminish and the skin and muscles begin to slide, deep lines develop, especially nasolabial folds, or laugh lines. Popular in the last five years, cheek implants lift the face and smooth out folds created by sagging skin. Cheek augmentation, however, runs up to $15,000 and involves insertion of implants which are sometimes screwed into the bone (Harper’s Bazaar). Our Hibiscus Instant Line Filler, on the other hand, is a more accessible, natural option. Formulated with botanical peptides to smooth out even the deepest lines; the Line Filler works like Mother Nature’s eraser. No knife, no worries – it’s still possible to achieve youthful-looking results that reduce the signs of aging.