Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Finally in Full Swing and So Should Your Hair Regiment by Liane Maag

Think Cleanse,
Nourish and Protect with
Liane Maag
Senior Stylist and Colorist


Living at the shore there are essentials for every beach bag.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Firstly, a great deep cleansing shampoo is really important.  I personally like Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo. It's gentle yet perfect for deep cleansing.  The fruit acids remove salt water residue, chlorine and minerals from hard water that can make your hair coarse, dry and unmanageable.  Water Work's even helps maintain color, manageability and shine.

 Salon Treatment $50.00

Secondly, a great moisturizing mask to nourish.  Depending on your type of hair, there a many choices that your colorist or stylist can recommend.  I prefer the salon treatment Global Keratin Deep Conditioner.  This in-salon professional treatment delivers moisture and nourishes hair for a smooth and sleek deep treatment.  Strengthens hair weakened by chemical services, heat styling and environmental effect.  Repairs damage with natural plant extract and oils.

Thirdly would be a leave in conditioner.  Uniq One is a good choice because it provides 10 real benefits that will enhance sublime, stunning, healthy and protected hair. Trying is believing....

  • 10 real effects
  • Repair for dry & damaged hair
  • Shine & frizz control
  • Heat protection
  • Silkiness & smoothness
  • Hair color protection /with UVA & UVB filters
  • Easier brushing & ironing
  • Incredible detangling
  • Long-lasting hairstyle
  • Split ends prevention
  • Adds body

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Skin Myths Exposed

Debunking Common Skin Care Misconception
We have all heard the seemingly endless list of old wives’ tales: do not cross your eyes or they will stay that way; if you crack your knuckles you will get arthritis. And when it comes to skin care, a surprising amount of fables still abound. With an ever-increasing desire to improve the health and appearance of your skin, it’s time to set the record straight.
In order to separate fact from fiction, we have compiled some of the most pervasive falsehoods and a few enlightening truths regarding the largest organ in the body. Whether you are 15 or 50, it is important to know the realities of skin care in order to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle. So read on, and help dispel these skin myths!
Myth No.1
Cucumbers contain special ingredients to treat puffy eyes and under eye bags.
This age-old home remedy is tried, but not true. Cucumber slices may feel refreshing, but these greens do not contain special ingredients to reduce under eye bags and puffiness. Although the high water content found in cucumbers can sometimes decrease swelling, coconut extract and organic liquid crystals are far more effective at replenishing natural reserves and nourishing the skin around the eye area. Professional skin care treatments are generally the best solution for dark circles and puffy eyes, as they are specially formulated to hydrate, condition and repair delicate eye skin with potent, clinically tested ingredients.
Myth No.2
A good cleanser should foam on the skin.
Many of us believe that if your cleanser foams, it is working. Not only is this false, but it is hazardous to your health. For example, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a highly effective foaming agent—chemically known as a surfactant—that is found in 90 percent of all commercial soaps and shampoos. But beware: that foaming sensation comes at the price of potentially harmful, long-term side effects including skin damage, cataracts and liver toxicity. Due to its abrasive chemical makeup, SLS is also found in floor cleaners, laundry detergents and engine degreasers. So, the next time you wash your face, make sure your cleanser does not belong in your laundry room or garage.;

Myth No. 3
Sunscreen is not required during the winter.
Despite popular belief, overcast skies do not exempt you from wearing sunscreen. Approximately 30 to 40 percent of UV rays will penetrate through clouds, leaving your skin vulnerable to the damaging effects of sun exposure, including sunburn, unsightly wrinkles and skin cancer. Snowboarders and skiers heed this warning: snow can reflect up to 85 percent of the UV radiation that reaches it, which means that you may still be exposed when you are in the shade. Furthermore, powerful UVA rays can easily penetrate through windows, so remember to lather up with a double-digit SPF even if you are staying inside. Winter is a time to take extra precaution, not neglect your skin.
Myth No.4
The best way to deal with oily skin is to dry it out.
Wrong! Even oily skin needs moisture. Hydration helps calm, soothe and support the dermal matrix, keeping skin supple and helping to maintain a proper pH balance. Attempting to dry out your complexion will strip the epidermis of its natural, vital oils, leading to rough, flaky skin, clogged pores and inflammation. Rather than scrubbing your face with harsh ingredients, wash with a mild, exfoliating cleanser to slough off dead skin cells without over-drying and restore epidermal regularity. Remember, your goal is to bring balance to your skin, not to dehydrate it.

Clear Skin 101 with Suede Salon Spa and Body

Clear Skin 101

By Drew Pizzini

Whether you’re heading back to school or just hanging out with friends, don’t let breakouts bring you down. Take back control of your complexion with commonsense tips and uncommonly effective products from CosMedix. It’s time to clear up problem skin and greet the day with confidence.

Be Disciplined

While most acne sufferers will see a difference in the first couple weeks of their skincare program, it can take up to 28 days for your skin cells to turn over. Getting your skin in balance requires time, consistency and discipline. Establish a regimen of cleaning and treating your skin twice a day to eliminate pore-clogging excess oil and cellular debris. Using an exfoliating cleanser, like Purity Clean from CosMedix, is an important first step toward clarifying the appearance of problem skin. As lactic acid gently removes dead skin, soothing botanicals–including aloe vera, peppermint and lavender–calm visible irritation and unsightly redness. This powerful formula also preps the skin for additional correctives, like CosMedix’s blemish-fighting Clarity serum. Combine your home regime with a Professional Facial will ensure your ability to have bright, smooth and healthy skin.  The type of facial will depend on your skin's individual needs.

Don’t Pick

Scratching, pinching and squeezing might feel like the right thing to do, but avoid giving into the temptation. “Popping” blemishes can lead to permanent scarring, increased irritation and redness. Additionally, dirt and bacteria from unclean fingers can find their way into pores, making matters worse. A soothing facial mask, like Clear, can keep pores clean help create a more comfortable complexion. Packed with problem-solving salicylic acid, sulfur and willow herb, A 10-minute application in the morning can absorb excess oil and put you in the fast lane to clearer looking skin.

Keep Clean

To minimize the spread of bacteria and other impurities, be sure to wash all pillowcases, towels and makeup brushes weekly. If your skin is particularly sensitive, look for a detergent that’s free of irritating dyes and fragrances. When you’re out and about, avoid over-cleansing your skin, especially with harsh cleansers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol. These common additives can rob skin of vital moisture, prompting it to produce more sebum–natural oil that conditions the skin–than normal, increasing the risk of clogged pores and breakouts. Try to also avoid touching your face, and keep long hair tied back throughout the day.

Don’t Sweat It

After exercise, be sure to use a mild cleanser to wash away sweat, which can attract pore-clogging impurities and lead to body acne. For persistent blemishing, turn again to Purity Clean. In addition to lactic acid, it also features tea tree oil, which acts as a natural astringent. An exfoliating back scrub or loofah can also help slough away potentially pore-clogging dead skin and debris; however, exercise caution when using exfoliating products with an abrasive surface to avoid irritating the skin.

Call today for your free Skin Consultation 856-985-0700.


Signature Facial $89.00
Anti Acne Treatment $116.00
Purity Clean $38.00
Clarity Serum  $36.00
Clear $42.00