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Just in time for “spring cleaning” for your face, you’ll love our April special, “30-30-30″!  Get our uber-fabulous 30-minute Facial On-The-Go, and a 30 day supply of Dermalogica products ~~ all for an unbelievable $30.00!  This offer is good April 1st through 30th, 2015, while supplies last, and available at both of our locations, Kennesaw, GA and High Point, NC.

 

shutterstock_92629846Many people think of facials as an occasional indulgence, something to be done in preparation for a “special time”, i.e. before a wedding or other special event.  But would you live on junk food and never exercise and expect to be in your best shape?  The same logic applies to your skin:  If you don’t maintain it with regular facials and good skin care, your skin is not going to look it’s very best – period.  Sure, you might prefer spending money on a new pair of shoes, the to-die-for dress you saw online yesterday, or your morning lattes.  But nothing on you is more visible than your face… if your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your complexion is the window to your health and beauty.  Get that window glowing!

Men and women alike benefit from facials and good skincare products; there are few differences between the physiologies of their skins.  Because men have more testosterone stimulated sebaceous (oil) glands, thicker and coarser skin, they wrinkle less and later in life, but are more acne prone.  Women have smaller sebaceous glands and oil production decreases after menopause resulting in dryness and early wrinkling.  Men typically work in harsher environments than women and lack the protective benefits of make-up.  Daily shaves with harsh soap and alcohol-rich aftershaves stresses their skin already in need of nourishing care.

Facials improve the skin’s health, texture and appearance.  They deep cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment.  Such facials help to reduce an overabundance of sebum, which is a natural substance which moisturizes and lubricates the skin. Overproduction of sebum can cause skin problems, including blackheads and acne.  Cleansing facials open the pores of the skin, remove dead skin and toxins from the face, and clean the surface of the skin through exfoliation that tightens and firms the skin.

Facial treatments help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers, increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells.  This rush of blood to the skin gives your skin a healthy glow and plumps skin cells with vital nutrients and water, which reduce the appearance of wrinkled and dry skin. Nutrients like blood, vitamins and minerals found in the blood, along with adequate hydration, help develop and maintain new skin cells, essential for a youthful, healthy appearance.

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Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to use them will ensure you reap the highest benefits from your product.  Our Dermalogica product line takes the guess work out.  Dermalogica products are free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts, including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances, and thus improve skin health.

And finally, what is NOT to love about any experience that makes you feel pampered and relaxed?  When is the last time you treated yourself to a facial?  A facial is a treat for your skin any time, and especially so now, after a season of winter cold, wind, and other elements of winter that can be tough on beautiful skin.  Call Health and Style Institute today, and get your pampering facial-on-the-go scheduled!

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If you’re considering launching into Fall with a delicious new hair color for the upcoming season, you’re in good company.  Check out any of the recent celebrity red carpet events, and you’ll see the A-Listers already making the transition.  If you are unsure about how and where to begin with your own transition, start subtly.   And best of all: save money on your fab new color with our September special:  50% off any full color service!

Some of the Fall hair color trends we’re seeing:

 

Blondes: We’ll see more all-over blondes, and specifically, more golden tones.  And when it comes to highlights, face-framing pieces, three to four levels lighter than the rest of the hair.

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Brunettes: Brown-haired ladies, keep one word in mind: dimension: bolder strokes of warm or reddish tones.  That means rich, dark hair and bold highlights for serious movement and texture. The highlights should never start at the root for this trend.

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Redheads: Richer, coppery tones are in your Fall hair forecast.  And since your hair color is already so vibrant and rich, opt for subtle highlights. Smaller highlights randomly painted all over and glossed again for more intense tones, are a Ginger’s better option.

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At the end of the day, though, your Fall color should be all about what works for you. Don’t try and do something you saw in a magazine and that you love but it won’t work for your coloring or lifestyle.  There are so many options for you to enhance your look with hair colors, so don’t do anything unnatural.

 

Another September special you’ll want to take advantage of is 50% off our Signature Spa Facial.  Freshen up your dehydrated summer skin with this wonderfully pampering sixty minute service that includes cleansing, toning, extractions, steaming, facial mask, exfoliation, moisturizing, and massage.  Ahhhhhhh… bliss!

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Your friends at Health and Style Institute want to help you go into Fall with confidence and feeling great about yourself – while keeping a few extra dollars in your wallet!

Call us today to schedule:  (336) 885-3452