Ugh, the end of summer. Some years I am so excited to be heading into fall, others it seems like all the serious stuff is on it’s way. If you are like me, maintaining some elaborate beauty routine in 114 degree weather has not been a major priority. Between swimming in our pool and a trip to Hawaii, my skin and hair have seen better days. Not good when you are in the beauty industry. This does however, put me in the perfect position to help us get started preparing for cool temperatures and Arizona’s prime time!
I have carefully protected my skin from sun all summer, but dryness and the occasional breakout must be treated. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you my favorite self-tanner mix. I just love the effect of gradual self-tanners, but cannot slather myself in parabens daily from head to toe. Whole Foods sells this tanner from Alba Botanica, Very Emollient Sunless Tanner. It has a great smell (as in minimal) and when added to my Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream (which helps to reduce cellulite and smells absolutely terrific), I have the perfect combo.
I am starting my Fall Prep with a facial from Meghan to get dead skin cells removed and a clean surface so products will actually penetrate. I am a huge fan of the Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide System. This has been a slow seller and I firmly believe it is a hidden gem. We have a stronger peel that is done here at the salon followed by the take-home system (shown below) to be done 1-2 times per week, that will maximize benefits. This is a full-strength peel with no down time. There is a slight redness, but no irritation and no actual “peeling”.
If you are unfamiliar with our newest Citrus & Kale, C+E Serum, now is the time to get acquainted. With 16% Vitamin C, this little serum packs a punch! Proven to strengthen capillary walls, lighten dark spots and brighten skin, and reduces/prevents inflammation. Hyaluronic acid works to visibly plump skin. 2-3 drops day and night, this is the newest addition to my routine.
If your hair is dry, brittle on the ends, and a lovely brassy shade of orange it is time for our two available treatments at Verde Salon. First, begin with our Vitamin C Treatment ($25). This is a natural, crystalized vitamin C treatment used to get hard-water, chlorine, waxes and silicones, and medications off of the hair strand. Normally, a clarifying shampoo will be hard on the hair and “strip” it, leaving the hair dry and brittle. This product leaves the hair utterly silky and super shiny. It will also ensure your color takes perfectly. Next, I love the Purple Rose Essential Oil Treatment ($30). Containing purple rose essential oil and crystalline-factors, it repairs cuticle scales to restore the tightness and gloss, prolongs hair color treatment effect, and leaves hair smooth, soft and silky. With innovative micron technology, it can be absorbed easily without an oily feeling. This will immediately soften those rough ends and will minimize the damage that needs to be cut off. These are add on services that can be combined with any service.
Gorgeous skin and shiny, soft hair will be the perfect compliment to our fun, fall wardrobe. Wow, come to think of it… I am looking forward to Fall. Thanks!