What Are Dermarollers and Are They Effective

The hot trend of microneedling and vampire facials has taken the beauty world by storm and like most professional grade treatments, marketers have found a way to create an “At-Home” version for the average consumer. We wanted to take a second to talk about this new trend of dermarolling, discuss the differences between it and microneedling as well as some potential issues to look out for!

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Summer Skincare Routine

In case you haven't hear us say it enough…YES. Your skincare routine should be changing throughout the year. Winter months may require more hydration and gentle exfoliation. Spring brings with it allergies and sensitive skin often times requiring a more gentle skincare regime. Summer means long beach days, a sun burn or two and a lot of oxidative stress! Here are our tips for how to adjust your skincare routine for the summer months!

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7 Benefits of Cryotherapy

Although many think of cryotherapy as a full body treatment, the term simply refers to any use of extreme cold on the body. An ice pack on the leg can be a form of cryotherapy.  While trendy now, cryotherapy has been around for centuries. Past cryotherapy was usually in the form of a cold bath in a frozen river or something similar. Recent technology has given birth to cold air baths (cryotherapy chambers) and what is now known as Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC): refers to the use of a full body ice bath or cold air exposure (cryotherapy chamber).

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What is "Fragrance" and Why You Should Avoid It

We see this ingredient on almost every label from shampoos, conditioners, other hair care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, body care products, candles, soaps, perfumes, etc, etc, etc! What many do not realize is that companies are able to hide harmful chemicals under the term “Fragrance”. Want to hear something shocking? The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) stated that, “Fragrance is the biggest cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis”. What does this mean? Rashes, rosacea, dryness, flakiness, redness, etc can all be caused or further irritated by products containing “Fragrance” as an ingredient.

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Changing Your Skincare Routine for Spring

With Spring fully upon us it’s time to address the seasonal changes and the effects these can have on our skin! For many, Spring marks the beginning of allergy season. Constant sneezing, dripping nose, irritated, rashy and even flaking skin. Even for those with less aggressive symptoms, the skin may still be overly sensitive and easily irritated. Adjusting your skincare routine accordingly can help calm irritations, reduce redness and keep your skin happy through the Spring season! Here are some of our top tips for how to change your routine as well as some other suggestions for managing symptoms of allergies.

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Spring Cleaning Your Skincare & Makeup!

It’s here! That wonderful time of year when we get to clean out the old to make way for the new! Most of us are guilty of keeping products long past their expiration dates or simply continuing to purchase products that are toxic or irritating to the skin. While you are minimizing the clutter in your garage, closet or that one desk drawer overflowing with lord knows what, we wanted to encourage you to do the same with your makeup and skincare products!

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What is Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)?

Did you know Facial Lounge uses color therapy?? We have intentionally and selectively chosen colors based on their affects physical and emotional effects. Our treatment rooms each utilize color therapy lights and we will soon be introducing our color therapy skin treatment! Many of our clients are unaware of the intentionality behind the colors we use and the many benefits they can provide. This article seeks to provide an easy-to-digest explanation of the complex practice of color therapy. We will explain what color is, what color therapy is and the physical and emotional benefits of each color.

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Why You Should Never Bring Your Cell Phone in the Sauna

Hopefully, most of you are taking advantage of the amazing benefits of saunas and more specifically, infrared saunas. Many of our guests take advantage of our infrared sauna before treatments (it’s free with your treatment)! We love to see so many of you excited to use the sauna and want you to receive that maximum benefit possible. With that said, we have noticed many guests using cell phones and wearing smart watches while in the infrared sauna. We are here to explain why this is a BIG no, no!

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8 Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

Improve heart health and sleep, achieve clearer skin, reduce stress and fatigue, improve sleep, relieve pain from muscle aches and arthritis, detox the body AND burn calories? There isn’t much more any of us could ask for from a treatment…Infrared saunas boast a long list of benefits begging the question, “Why doesn’t everyone have one of these??” For those who still need convincing here is an in-depth article surrounding the benefits of infrared saunas, recommended use and additional articles for more information.

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Harmful Ingredients in Sunscreens and Clean Alternatives

By now we have all had the importance of sunscreen crammed in our heads enough that we understand we should be wearing it on a daily basis. Now that doctors and dermatologists are finally getting their patients to adhere to the strict sunscreen guidelines new concerns are arising. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested over 1,400 sunscreens and found that over 40% were potentially carcinogenic and despite our newfound respect for sunscreen and increased hours indoors skin cancer rates are actually rising by 4.2% annually!

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How to Detox After the Holidays

As the Holidays come to a close family and friends return home, the last remnants of decor are packed away and you finally have a second to stop and breathe again…The Holidays hopefully leave us with a new collection of beautiful memories to take with us into the next year. Unfortunately, they can often leave us with some other less enjoyable gifts: bloating, breakouts, weight gain, digestive issues and potentially a few grey hairs from all the stress.

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The Ultimate Guide to Facial Gua Sha

Quickly gaining momentum, the technique of facial gua sha has been sweeping across social media and the rest of the internet. Unknown to many, gua sha is a healing technique that has been around for centuries. Originating in East Asia, gua sha was and still is a treatment meant to cleanse the chi of an individual. Healers would use any number of different tools to scrap across a person’s legs, back, arms, neck, etc. to allow their chi to flow freely.

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