Glowing Skin

15th
October

Environment, Age and Lifestyle can conspire to rob your skin of a healthy, lit-from-within look.

One way to keep skin looking fresh and bright is with a skin resurfacing treatment. The modern update of the skin peel, resurfacing has less down time and will give you a fresher, more youthful appearance.

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The smell of success

11th
October

If you’re in for a long day, roll this on pulse points.  Its ginger and cardamom notes have been found to sharpen concentration.

Elemis Life Elixirs Clarity Perfume Oil £28 (with 10% in October at Renaissance!)

Introducing Dermaplaning

10th
October

Dermaplaning, is the latest celebrity treatment from the USA.

It is an intensive exfoliating treatment but none invasive, no down time and is actually really gentle. A specialist technique is used using a medical grade blade working on a 45 degree angle to remove the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum) and removes all the dead build up of old skin cells, dirt, debris and vellus hair (peach fuzz).

Your skin will be left feeling and looking ultra soft and ultra smooth with that signature glow. This treatment is great for lines and wrinkles and basically bringing your skin back to life. Your makeup will glide on and your skin will be photographed better so it’s great before any special occasion. Dermaplaning also preps the skin prior to having a peel and is a firm favourite among the celebs!

To introduce our clients to Dermaplaning we’re offering just 20 Treatments at £55.  And once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Call us now on St Helens 01744 735 621 Prescot 0151 431 0348 or book via our app – Renaissance Skincare Beauty 

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Check out what Elle magazine says about Dermaplaning

 

Dermaplaning:  Receives A Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood bombshells Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are said to have shaved their face. Shaving offers more benefits than hair removal, it is an excellent form of exfoliation, especially when done professionally. Dermaplaning treatments are popular among Hollywood A-Listers

Dermaplaning also known as epidermal leveling, microplaning or bladeing, is a gentle form of manual exfoliation. A surgical blade is used to gently scrape facial skin removing the outer most layers of dead skin cells as well as fine facial hair, leaving skin completely smooth and baby soft. Exfoliating the skin stimulates the production of new skin and allows for better absorption of topical skin products. Dermaplaning can be done as an independent treatment or used to enhance other treatments such as chemical peels.

Dermaplaning is completely painless in-fact most people say it feels good and there is absolutely no down time. Treatments only take about 30 minuets and regular blading treatments are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart.

How does the hair grow back?

Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker. Fine facial hair is known as Vellous hair and when it is shaved, cut or removed it grows back the same way. If there is any dark, coarse facial hair present, I usually recommend laser hair removal.

Dermaplaning can be used to remove coarse facial hair, but keep in mind that it will grow back the same way.

 

3 Steps to Better Sleep

10th
October

1  HAVE A SOAK  magnesium is known as nature’s tranquilliser because of its calming effect on the nervous system. Sprinkle a handful of Epsom salts in your evening bath.

2  TURN DOWN THE THERMOSTAT  To initiate sleep, your core temperature needs to reduce by 1ºC. You’ll always find it easier to fall asleep in a room that’s too cold, rather than too hot.

3  KEEP A JOURNAL  People with a sense of purpose are more likely to sleep better in later life, according to a new study. To stay connected to what’s important to you, write answers to these questions every day; ‘What is going well in my life?’ What am I pleased with? What is there to be grateful for?’

Woman & Home November 2017

Tired, dull skin?

4th
October

Lift tired, dull and lacklustre skin with Dermalogica’s Rescue Charcoal Masque. Packed full of Binchotan charcoal, the mask helps draw out excess sebum, toxins and other impurities.

Sulfur works to promote cellular turnover, acting as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, while volcanic ash, hot spring, marine silt and bamboo stem extract exfoliate alongside phytic, lactic and mandelic acid.

10 Skincare Tips for Autumn

3rd
October

It happens every year; summer winds down and the cool weather slowly makes its way in. As hard as it can be to pack away those shorts and summer dresses, it feels good to drag out the sweaters and the jeans.

Don’t forget though, just because your jeans and sweaters cover your skin doesn’t mean that you can take a break on your skin care regimen. Proper care can mean the difference between healthy skin and dry flaky skin.

Here are 10 skin care tips for fall to keep you looking beautiful through the autumn season.

1  Reassess Your Body Cleanser….In the summer, fruity shower gels are a popular treat, but just be sure that your current favourite isn’t going to dry out your skin when the dry cold weather comes in. You’ll want to find a shower gel that is soap-free as well as hydrating. In the autumn and winter, I like to put away the gels and bring out a creamy body wash.

2  Try an Oil-Based Scrub….I think oily based scrubs are perfect for fall and winter because you are getting the exfoliating benefits with the extra bonus of hydrating oils. And when it comes to oily scrubs, the choices are endless! You can find scrubs that have a lot of oil swimming on top all the way to scrubs that are more of a solid consistency.

3  Moisturize Every Single Day….I can’t stress this enough; if you want to keep dry skin at bay, you must hydrate your skin on a daily basis. The best time to apply your lotion is right after you’ve dried off after your shower or bath. Seal in the moisture that’s already been absorbed into your skin.

4  Analyse Your Skin….When the seasons change, you may notice your skin type changes as well. This is the time where some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit normal, or those with normal skin might consider their skin is suddenly dry.
Watch your skin as the weather turns cold to see if you need to change up your skin care products and switch them accordingly.

5  Organize Your Skin Care Routine….With facial masks, facial exfoliators and other extra skin care steps, it can be hard to remember when you applied your last peel or took the time for your last mask. This is a problem or irritation that you won’t ever have to worry about if you take the time to make a skin care routine.
I know it sounds funny, but if you know that every Sunday morning you’ll apply a facial mask, and Tuesdays and Fridays are saved for exfoliating, you’ll no longer have to think about it. Make your schedule for the days that work best for you and stick with it. Your skin will have the constant benefits, and you’ll see it in your face.

6  Don’t Forget Sunscreen….Just because you may not be laying on the beach doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen for the next 6 months. Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don’t set it aside.  Use a moisturizer with SPF 15 at the minimum and reapply with a facial sunscreen throughout the day as needed.

7  Remember Your Feet….Repeat after me, “I will not let my feet go without proper care this autumn and winter”. Say it, and mean it. Your feet are going to be stuck inside your boots and heals for months to come, and if you continue taking care of them and exfoliating them on a regular basis, you’ll have no problem popping back on your sandals when the time comes.
Plus, having nice feet just make you feel good, so grab a foot scrub and keep it in your shower.

8  Invest in a Cuticle Oil….One tell-tale sign of cold weather is dry cuticles. And many times your regular hand cream isn’t heavy-duty enough to tackle dry cuticles. By investing in a cuticle oil, you can quickly take care of the cracked skin and avoid that painful condition that’s so wide-spread in the cold months.
Simple apply oil onto your cuticles and rub in. Do this a couple times a week for best protection.

9  Ditch the Pastel Polish….Autumn is a great time to take a look at your nail polish collection and see what you are lacking in terms of deep colours. Pack away the cotton candy pinks and pastels and bring forward the burgundy’s, plums or even grab a chocolate brown, which is bold, but easier to wear than black.

10  Indulge in a New Hand Cream….Your hands are in and out of water on a very regular basis, so you need to apply moisturizer more frequently to your hands than the rest of your body. That’s why it’s so important to have a hand cream in your handbag. When you are out and about and need to wash your hands, you’ll have the hand cream by your side instead of at your sink. (Which of course you should have one there as well!)
Even if you don’t like the scent of highly scented lotions, you can find a fun hand cream to spice up your day.

Article by Jen Adkins liveabout.com

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