10 Fast Facts About Acne

Posted May 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Fast Facts About Acne

1. More than 90% of teenagers suffer from acne, but it can also effect people in their 20s, 30s, or even later.

2. Over 85% of people will suffer from acne at some point in their lives.

2. Peak outbreak of acne among women occurs between ages 17-18.

3. Peak outbreak of acne among men occurs between ages 19-20.

4. Over-washing your skin can actually aggravate acne.

5. Acne occurs when pores become clogged with bacteria, oil, or dead skin.

6. In the U.S. alone, acne is currently affecting over 60 million people. 20 million will suffer from scarring.

7. Causes of acne include hormones, a highly glycemic diet, stress, genes, and infection.

8. 40% of people make no attempt to treat their acne.

9. Cleansers with Salycilic Acid are a great place to start when treating acne.

10. Re Salon and Med Spa has innovative and effective ways to treat both acne and acne scarring, no matter what your age!

Call 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment. One of our talented estheticians will create a treatment plan that will greatly reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring and help you feel you absolute best!

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Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Posted April 29, 2015 at 11:10 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Make Hair Color Last Longer

You love your hair color. You and your colorist have it down pat. You’re always pleased with how your hair color turns out so you don’t mind paying to have a talented and experienced colorist give your hair the five star treatment. And when you go home after your hair is colored, you take good care of your hair to make sure your color looks fabulous until your next appointment…

…or do you?

At Re, your hair is a reflection on us and we want to make sure your hair color looks fantastic every single day until you come and see us again for touch ups or a new color. When you look good, we look good. So if you want to continue looking good, long after your hair appointment, follow our seven easy tips to make your hair color last longer.

1. Use color-specific hair products

Hair products for color treated hair are specially formulated to make your color last longer.  We love Bumble and Bumble’s ColorMinded line of products. But you get brownie points for hair products for your actual color family like the Davines Alchemic line of products.

2. Skip shampooing as much as possible.

Your colored hair’s biggest nightmare is water, so stay away from water as much as possible to make your hair color last longer. This means skipping the daily shampoo. Instead, add some easy up-dos to your hair repertoire, invest in a great dry shampoo, and buy a few trendy hats for casual days. They’re one of summer’s hottest trends!

3. Turn down the temperature on your shower.

If water is the big bad wolf to your hair, HOT water is Freddy Kruegar. Hot water lifts the outer cuticle layer making color fade. So when you must shampoo your hair, turn water to lukewarm or even cold. A cold water rinse will also make your hair more shiny. It’s a win-win!

4. Protect your hair, just like your would protect your skin.

Use products with SPF and wear a hat when you’re going to be in the sun for a long time (like at the beach or pool). We love Davines SŪ hair milk and Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Protective Polish.

Davines SŪ Hair Milk 
A leave-in protective and softening treatment that provides all of the benefits of a cream and the lightness of a spray. Thanks to anti UV-A and UV-B filters, it protects the hair hydration and color during sun exposure. It has a light formula that conditions hair without weighing it down, leaving it soft and shiny.

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Polish.
This protective polish provides definition and illuminates hair color. UV filters, heat protection and our very own Color Preserving Complex protect and keep tones true.

5. Use a coloring gloss or glaze

We recommend Davines Finest Gloss or Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Polish.

Davines Finest Gloss
A shine gel formulated with ingredients up to 98% of natural origin. Can be used pure as a hair glosser or mixed with Finest Pigments to obtain the desired intensity. Hair is left glossy and conditioned

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Polish.
(see #4 — This stuff does double duty!)

6. Use a great deep conditioner on the regular.
This should supplement your color-specific conditioner. We love Deeep by Bumble and Bumble.

Bumble and Bumble Deeep
A once-a-week protein feast to repair, soften, smooth, revitalize, add shine and increase elasticity – a must for the chemically treated and undernourished.

7. Filter your water…your shower water. 

Chemicals like iron and lime are harsh on dyes and can make you lose your color’s luster and shine. You can purchase a shower filter (for your shower head) at Lowes for as little as $20. Think of all the money you spend coloring your hair. The added expense is definitely worth it!

Still looking for a great colorist that will give you the look you love and make you want to protect your hair color? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment with one of our amazing colorists!

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Q and A: What Kind of Products Should I Use for My Curly and Color Treated Hair?

Posted April 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

We recently got an excellent question on our Facebook page as a follow-up to our blog post 5 Tips for Curly Hair on Rainy Days. When it comes to having two types of hair, in this case, curly and color treated hair, what kind of products should you use to make sure you both smooth your curls and protect your color. Keep reading to find out!

Q: You say to use products specifically for curly hair. My issue is that I also color my hair and so I buy products for color treated hair. Should I switch?

A. We recommend a combination of products to tackle both the smoothing of curls that you want and the color protection you want. Here are some great product combinations that will help your hair’s dual needs.

Illuminating serum to intensify the cosmetic colour of hair. Ideal for all types of coloured hair to allow the colour to last longer. Its leave-on formula is designed to protect the duration of cosmetic colour and to give extra shine to colored hair.

Smoothing Shampoo – Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
Ideal for frizzy or unruly hair for a smooth look. Its formula, characterized by a soft and creamy foam, is designed to gently cleanse frizzy hair and favour styling, making the hair smooth.
Smoothing Conditioner – Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner
Ideal for frizzy or wavy hair for improved control. Its formula is designed to gently condition frizzy and unruly hair, favouring straightening and giving elasticity and hydration.
Color Protectant Spray/Serum – Davines Minu Hair Serum
Illuminating serum to intensify the cosmetic colour of hair. Ideal for all types of coloured hair to allow the colour to last longer. Its leave-on formula is designed to protect the duration of cosmetic colour and to give extra shine to coloured hair.

Colored and Curly Hair Products

Color Protectant Shampoo – Davines Alchemic Shampoo (for your specific hair color)
Color Protectant Conditioner – Davines Alchemic Conditioner (for your specific hair color)
Smoothing Serum/SprayDavines Momo Fluid
It facilitates shaping of the hair and enhances the smooth effect on frizzy and curly hair, moisturizing it and protecting it from the damaging effects of pollution. It eliminates the frizzy look and counteracts the destabilizing action of humidity.

Having a smoothing serum, like Davines Momo Fluid, for those humid days is a must-have for people who want to avoid frizzy curly hair. Even if you choose to have a color protectant serum, keep a smoothing serum on hand for those rainy and humid days.

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The Correct Order To Apply Skincare: Morning Edition

Posted April 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

When it comes to skincare, choosing what products are right for your skin is only half the battle. The next challenge is figuring out the correct order to apply your arsenal of skincare products. Does your sunscreen go on first or your moisturizer? What about serums?

Keep reading to find out the correct order to apply skincare in the morning so your products can work their best all day!

When to apply skincare

1. Cleanser
Your first step in your morning skincare routine should be to cleanse your face. You need to start with a clean slate so your skincare products can best impact your skin.

2. Serum(s)

Serums such as brightening and lightening serums should be applied second.  If you have multiple serums, layer them based on the weight of the product. The light weight serum should go first and the heaviest serum should go last.

3. Chemical Sunscreen
You’ll notice that we have two types of sunscreen on our infographic. You don’t need two types of sunscreen, but when your sunscreen you be applied depends on the type of sunscreen you are applying. For chemical sunscreen, these should go before your moisturizer. If you are using a physical sunscreen, skip this step.

4. Moisturizer
To make your moisturizing/sunscreen steps easy, choose a moisturizer with a sunscreen. Voila! You’ve saved some time and can skip a step.

5. Physical Sunscreen
Physical sunscreens (such as a mineral sunscreen) should be applied after your moisturizer. If you’ve already applied chemical sunscreen, skip this step.

6. Makeup
Now comes the fun part — applying your makeup. But what’s the correct order to apply your makeup for the best results? Well, that’s another post for another time.



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Why You Should Leave Facials To The Professionals

Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Leave Facials to the Professionals

If you’re on Pinterest, subscribe to any women’s magazine, or live anywhere besides under a rock, you’ve probably seen a recipe or two for DIY facials. And while these facials are perfectly fine for a weekly treatment or when you’re short on time or money, you can only expect so much from these homemade masks. To get professional results, you’re going to need to see a professional esthetician.

Only a skilled and trained esthetician can fully asses your skin’s needs and prescribe a treatment, revealing your true beautiful skin. Keep reading to learn why you should leave facials to the professionals.

1. Your skin has unique needs. 
There are a lot of homemade facial recipes out there, but are they specifically made for your skin type? Absolutely not. Most people’s skin isn’t just one type. Your skin isn’t just dry; it’s also dry and suffering from premature aging and overexposure to the sun. Your skin isn’t just oily; it’s also prone to breakouts and you have large pores on your nose. See what we mean? Facials should not be one-size-fits-all because not everyone’s skin is exactly the same. That’s why it’s so beneficial to have the expertise of estheticians with many many hours of training.

2. Your skin has needs beyond the pantry. 
Think of skincare technology as comparable to medical technology. Would you rather be treated by a doctor 100 years ago or a doctor today? And would you rather your skin be treated by substances 100 years ago or with the knowledge we now have about our skin’s needs and how to treat it ? Skincare technology has come a long way and we now know more about natural extracts and how they can help your skin, substances you won’t find in your kitchen.

3. Your skin has ever-changing needs.  
Obviously your skin’s needs will change as you age, but your skin’s needs will also change seasonally. That’s why it is great to schedule regular facials or at least one every change in season. It’s also great to establish a relationship with an esthetician so you can continually work with her or him on the issues your skin has and they will also be able to notice changes to your skin’s condition. A lot of people wouldn’t think about changing hair stylists regularly (“She’s the only one who really knows my hair!” they’ll say.) and this is completely true for an esthetician too. Find a service provider you love and stick with them. You’re skin will thank you.

4. Your skin has needs that only a professional should treat.
Did your mother always tell you, “never pick at a pimple”. This is sage advice and something only a skilled esthetician should do. Extractions are tricky and doing it yourself can cause irritation, infection, and scarring. However, an esthetician has the tools and know-how to perform extractions without these nasty side-effects.

Ready to find the esthetician that can treat your skin issues and leave your skin looking radiant, glowing, and gorgeous? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment now.

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