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Vitamin C Topical Benefits

Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

How Does Vitamin C Help Our Skin?

“The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health” according to a study done by Oregon State University. It can limit the damage produced by UV lights, please note it isn’t a sunscreen replacement. It revitalizes, retains hydration in the skin, evens out skin tone, and last but not least keeps skin looking young.


Professional Serums

  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Immediately penetrate the skin

We carry Obagi Vitamin-C serum in 10% and 20% which also has 4% Hydroquinone. What’s the difference between the 10% and 20%? The 10% is recommended for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. The 20%, is the highest concentrated serum available in the brand and is best used on normal to oily skin.



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Jet Peel Facial

Posted October 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Jet Peel Facial

A jet peel facial is a non-invasive painless skin treatment. Designed to improve the texture of your skin by eliminating blackheads and acne, helping lessen the appearance of scars, and diminishing skin discoloration.


What do we mean by Jet Peel?

A jet peel is like a mini pressure washer for your face that cleanses and hydrates your skin by combining 100% oxygen with saline.

A Jet Peel does the following:

• Removes dead skin cells from the epidermis
• Reduces the size of pores and blemishes
• Hydration and oxygenation of skin tissue to stimulate collagen production

It’s wedding season, and I recently went in for my first jet peel. The esthetician first cleansed my face with a gentle cleanser. After she steamed my face with vitamin C infusion to open my pores, so that the actual jet peel process would better clean out the debris build up. I had a cover over my eyes and had never had extractions done during a facial (come to find out you are supposed to have this done every time you have a facial), silly me. When she started with the extractions I thought she had started the main event- the jet peel (Oxygen and Saline). Which it wasn’t painful, but not what I expected. Being naturally inquisitive/worried I asked her if this was the jet peel. Nope.

After the extractions, she turned on the machine and got to work on the actual ‘jet peel’ part of the jet peel facial. It felt like walking through a misting machine they have at theme parks with a little more pressure. The only part that made me feel uncomfortable (none of it hurts) was when she went around my nose and mouth. It was like sticking your head out of the window driving down the highway and trying to breathe. Of course, she stopped when I asked her to and would wait until I felt ready to go again.

Worth It?

The results from the jet peel were wonderful. My face felt hydrated, almost as though I didn’t need a moisturizer. I had a glow to my skin, and my pores were diminished. I’ve had a few facials and overall I would recommend this to any of my friends both male and females alike.

I would like to say that only one Season is harsh on our skin, but it’s just not true. Going in for a jet peel monthly, or even every three months can significantly improve the look and feel of your skin over time. Come and see us for your own jet peel, or call to get more details to find out if it’s a good fit for your skin needs.

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Fall Nail Polish Colors

Posted October 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

What Nail Polish Colors are in Season?

Autumn is here and your fingernails are an accessory. Pick out the perfect in season color or color(s), to mix and match with your favorite Fall outfits.

Hit the Streets with Dusty Pinks like ‘Dulce de Leche’ by OPI.


Feel like a queen Royal Purples like Essie’s Kimono-over.


Be Holiday party ready with Gun Metal Grey by Sally Hansen nail color. Just enough sparkle for any outfit.


Keep it classic this fall and deepen that red to a deep cherry or cranberry nail color using Chanel Le Vernis Mythique.



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Tweezing Vs Waxing

Posted October 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

To Tweeze or Wax?

We all have unwanted hair on our faces. It’s the method of removal that we need to think about. Which is better for you skin, tweezing or waxing? Let’s find out.

Tweezing Pros

  • Great for little shaping up stragglers in between waxing appointments
  • When using a retinoid cream (a vitamin A compound used to boost collagen which reduces the appearance of fine lines and quickens cell turnover creating a glow) tweezing can reduce the possibility of damaging your skin
  • If you have just one problem hair (coming from your chin or cheek) waxing isn’t conducive, using tweezers to pluck the one… or three hairs makes more sense.

Tweezing Cons

  • Having steady hands matters. If you reach for your brow and accidently pluck four more hairs than intended… If you don’t have steadfast hands- waxing is probably the better option for you.
  • The process is tedious.
  • In a world with bushy eyebrow models, it’s hard not to follow the trend. Make sure you go and talk to an esthetician about what brows fit YOUR face.


Waxing Pros

  • You go in and have your brows shaped for you! None of the work is on you the esthetician does it for you.
  • Time delay- you don’t have to get waxed every other week, most people who are in a waxing routine go in every 6-8 weeks.
  • The esthetician knows how to shape your brows to your face shape. Eyebrows that look good on an oblong face shape won’t necessarily look good on a square face shape. Just as the right hair cut on your wouldn’t look good on your best friend.

Waxing Cons

  • OUCH! No one enjoys having hair ripped out of his or her face, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
  • PLEASE do NOT wax your own brows at home unless you have training in the field. No one looks at Herman Munster and says, “Wow, I’d really like to be brow-less this season.”
  • As opposed to tweezing, when using products that contain retinol or tretinoin (exfoliates- that cause rapid cell turnover) does not work with waxing. This could cause unwanted pigmentation, or scabbing in the waxed area (About Style).
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Why is Using Toner Important?

Posted October 26, 2016 at 10:26 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Facial Toners and Why They are Necessary

I have to confess- up until very recently, I did not use a facial toner in my beauty routine. Toner seemed like an added cost that wasn’t really necessary, and when in the world was I supposed to use my toner? Before I washed my face or after I washed my face? Before bed or right when I wake up in the morning?

Let me tell you what, though, after using a toner, I can see a significant difference in my skin. I am not saying it will make you look “forever young” (I wish), but it HAS reduced my sebum build up in my T-Zone, and my skin overall feels CLEANER.You probably think, well you must not have washed your face enough… I am an avid face washer I cannot sleep with the day on my face, or go anywhere without washing my face first (which the latter just sounds gross regardless).


Sometimes our skin needs more than just our cleansers, and face creams to maintain a healthy pH. YES folks pH isn’t just for your stomach, or school experiments, your skin is alive and so it has to have a balance. Joanna Vargas, in an article with Marie Claire, states, “Toners are specifically designed to restore the pH balance of our skin… our optimal pH is 5.5.” Cleansers can often be too harsh and strip moisture from our skin, or not cleanse enough leaving the skin oily and prone to acne.

Goodbye Pores

It shrinks pores by removing the excess oil, and dirt build-up which tightens the pore reducing the appearance. Having tightened pores reduces the ability of our environment to get dirt into said pores, resulting in a cleaner, dewy complexion.


Facial toner hydrates. Keeping toner with you on the go can help cleanse and moisturize without having to carry your cleanser and moisturizer.

The Right Toner for You

Remember, a toner your friend uses probably isn’t the right one for your skin. Analyze your face, and see what type of toner you specifically need. Click this link to see which toners were voted best for 2016 Into the Gloss.


Happy facial toning!

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