"I began having a lot of acne on my forehead and small breakouts elsewhere on my face when I was about 6 weeks pregnant. I tried several things without success and finally sought out Patricia from Red Lotus, upon seeing her amazing reviews online. After one facial my skin completely cleared up and my skin was no longer oily. I consistently used the products she gave me and got another facial a month or so later. I am now 36 weeks pregnant and still incredibly happy with the skincare line and how my skin looks and feels. I have maintained clear, soft skin throughout my pregnancy!" ~ Nicole Cohen
Papaya is the best bet when it comes to skin care. It is a good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A acts as an anti-oxidant, while the papain breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells. The best feature of the fruit is its low sodium quality. Since the salt content is less, the water retention is also little. The result is an overall hydrated skin.
Want a nice relaxing facial? Minus 10 Facial from Rhonda Allison at Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon may be perfect for you.Read Now
Created to partner with Rhonda Allison’s Minus 10 Youthful Skin Collection, the MINUS 10 FACIAL is all about infusing the skin with actives that will stimulate, repair and rejuvenate skin. Actives that will firm and tone communicate to cells to produce more collagen and give skin a luminous glow.
This is an elevated facial that brings some acids into the treatment, showing tips and tricks and little twists from the standard facial progression that will enhance your clients’ facial experience. This facial may be done as a series program every 2 weeks for 3 sessions or once a week for very challenged skin
Incorporating the most cutting-edge science and natural, ground breaking ingredients, this facial will enhance your results and keep your skin glowing for weeks. Targeting the mechanisms that affect skin degradation, this unique facial focuses on those critical areas of concern such as:
For more information please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/facialswaxing.html
How often should I be getting massage for stress and sleeplessness? Red Lotus in Portland, OR talks about it.Read Now
Massages are not only important for relaxation, they have many other benefits as well. At Red Lotus in Beaverton,Oregon we have two massage therapists that will help you with any need.
Once people discover the many joys and benefits of massage, a common question arises — "How often should I schedule my massage sessions?" Of course, there is no set answer, but studies indicate that massage at regular intervals is most beneficial to your overall health.
"A weekly massage may seem an indulgence, but new research suggests it can have major health benefits....
"Since instituting a program of massage, job-specific exercises and ergonomics in 1990, the Virginia-based company [Wampler Foods] has cut repetitive-stress injuries by 75 percent....
"From assembly lines to corporate headquarters, Americans are discovering the magic of massage. At Boeing and Reebok, headaches, back strain and fatigue have all fallen since the companies started bringing in massage therapists . . . Doctors have started prescribing massage to help patients manage stress and pain. And a few HMO's have begun sharing in the cost. ‘Massage is medicine, not merely an indulgence,’ says Laura Favin of Not Just a Luxury Onsite Massage in New York....
"Scientists are now finding that massage can reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, dampen harmful stress hormones and raise mood-elevating brain chemicals such as serotonin. And you can’t beat massage for relaxation. Babies fall asleep faster when massaged than when rocked — and they stay asleep, rather than waking the moment Mom tiptoes away. All these factors, says Tiffany Field, founder of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine, ‘put massage in the same category with proper diet and exercise as something that helps maintain overall health.’ ...
"The effects aren't always so straightforward. Massage can also stimulate nerves that carry signals from the skin to the brain, triggering changes throughout the body.... Field showed that massage (as opposed to light touch) stimulates the brain’s vagus nerve, causing the secretion of food-absorption hormones, including insulin. Nerve stimulation probably explains other benefits as well.... Dr. James Dillard of Columbia University [says], ‘Every nerve cell in the body has some connection to every other nerve cell.’ ...
"Like exercise, massage does more for you if you engage in it regularly... even a monthly treatment can help maintain general health. ‘Touch is basic to survival,’ says Elliot Greene, past president of AMTA [American Massage Therapy Assn.]. That’s all the excuse anyone should need to indulge."
Remember, your body strives to maintain optimum health by keeping all of its systems in balance. Along with proper nutrition, exercise and rest, massage relaxes tense muscles and stimulates the body’s communication lines to help it do its job — and to keep you feeling your best. So, make regular massage a priority in your life, not just for your relaxation needs but your overall health.
For more information, please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/massage--body-treatments.html
Valentine's Day is approaching and Red Lotus in Portland, OR has gift certificates for Massage, Facials, or Lash Extensions for your special someone!Read Now
Valentine's Day is approaching and Red Lotus has gift certificates for massage, facials, or lash extensions for your special someone!
Stressing to find a good gift for that special person for Valentine's Day? Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon has ideas for you.
Gift certificates are the perfect gift idea. Who doesn't want a massage, facial or a beautiful new set of lash extensions?
Red Lotus makes it very easy with our new online store or pick it up at the salon!
To buy your gift certificates, please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Can I use mascara with my lash extensions? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about why you should rethink putting mascara on your lash extensions.Read Now
Eyelash extensions should be handled with delicate care to ensure they will last until the natural lash sheds. The lash technician at Red Lotus Lash in Beaverton, Oregon tells us why we should be cautious of what we put on our 3D eyelash extensions.
The subject of using mascara with eyelash extensions is controversial. Some places say you can and some people strongly discourage it. I am one of the people that strongly discourages you to put mascara on lash extensions and i will tell you why.
First off, most people do not feel the need to wear mascara with 3D volume lash extensions because they give an effect that no mascara can. The beautiful, fanned out volume with no clumping or lashes sticking together.
Mascara can ruin lash extensions. Any mascara especially waterproof or oil based mascara can dissolve the bonds on the lashes causing them to stick together.
Mascara applied at the roots can also build up and create gunk that is difficult to remove and makes the extensions clumpy. Not cute!
However, clients can wear mascara on the bottom lashes as long as it is water based and removed with delicate care and a oil free makeup remover.
I have heard of places telling you that you can apply mascara to the tips of the extensions. However, I find that when clients do this it makes the extensions stick together and causing the perfect fanning of the lashes to become clumpy and take on the appearance of a very thick lash.
So in conclusion, I would say do not put mascara on your lash extensions. It is better for the overall health and it makes them look dirty and unnatural.
For more information please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/lotus-lash-extensions.html
Do you have oily skin, large pores and thick skin, dry skin or sensitive, flaky skin? Home care is very important for these conditions and Red Lotus in Portland, OR recommends these cleansers from Ilike Organic Skin Care as well has having regular peelsRead Now
Here are 4 Organic cleansers from Ilike Organic Skin care!
Ilike Organic skin care has become a staple at Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon
Lemon Cleansing Milk
A gentle soft texture cleansing milk for normal/combination to dehydrated skin types that removes make-up and impurities, and hydrates skin. Besides cleansing your skin with lemon derived antioxidants and organic herbal oils, ilike's Lemon Cleansing Milk also refreshes and softens your skin, leaving a radiant surface. Details...
Mineral Exfoliating Wash
Our deep penetrating cleansing concentrate is especially beneficial for oily and sensitive skin with acne problems and all skin types prone to irritation and inflammation. Also used to treat inflamed follicles, itchy or flaky scalp, and skin with to rosacea, eczema, psoriasis. This deep cleanser has soothing, softening and antiseptic effects while it gently removes excess build-up and impurities, and calms inflammation, redness and itching. Details...
Nettle Exfoliating Wash
For face and body, this deep cleansing gel has a refreshing, smoothing and moisturizing effect for dry, itchy, dehydrated skin types. Made from refreshing organic nettle and rich in rejuvenating vitamins and phytoestrogens. Details...
Rose Petal Cleansing Milk
A client favorite of all times, this sweet smelling cleansing milk for normal to dry premature, mature skin types removes impurities and make-up. Created for both face and eye make-up removal. Made with hundreds of red rose petals.
For more information please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/ilikemalie.html
Are you getting safe permanent cosmetic tattooing? Lipliner, eyeliner, eyebrows, and areola tattooing should be done by a licensed professional. Judith Culp licensed in cosmetic tattooing at Red Lotus Salon in Beaverton, Oregon.Read Now
Safe can mean different things to different people. In the field of permanent cosmetics it not only means “will I be happy with the result, but what are the risks involved?".
Cosmetic tattooing is considered a mildly invasive procedure. The pigment must be implanted in the upper reticular layer of the dermis and to do this the needles must break the skin. It’s often compared to having your teeth cleaned. However, any time the skin is broken there is a risk of infection so proper measures must be followed to avoid this. This goes for following specific protocols in the clinic and in your home care afterwards.
Permanent cosmetics are a safe procedure if proper sterilization, disinfection and infection control practices are followed. Permanent cosmetic technicians routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principles. Both the State of Oregon and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals Certified Technicians have this as a requirement. The OSHA guidelines to provide infection control include, but are not limited to these important items:
1. All needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.
2. Any disposable sterilized machine parts should be employed and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure is completed.
3 Technicians should wear personal protection equipment such as disposable single use aprons and gloves and these should be new for each client, changed during the procedure as needed and disposed of immediately after the procedure is completed.
4. The technician should be clean and neat.
5. A disposable single use chair or bed covering should be used and should be new for each client.
6. The room should be in an area free from other contaminants such as nail dust, aerosols or other chemicals are present.
Take a look around the facility. It should look clean and tidy and you should feel very comfortable/safe. Ask to see the treatment room/area where the work is to be done. It should look clean and clinical. Look for boxes of gloves and a “sharps” container to hold used needles. When the treatment area is ready to have a procedure done, the chair should have a disposable plastic covering, the work area should have a protective barrier on it and there will be disposable supplies arranged there. Lamps, cords and other equipment parts that may be touched during the procedure will also have protective plastic coverings on them. The technician will wear new disposable non-latex gloves (on both hands) and change them as needed during the procedure. They will also put on a new disposable apron. Pigments and other supplies used during the procedure will be decanted from their containers and disposed of afterwards.
The most important part of your aftercare is keeping the area clean. No makeup should be worn until the initial healing is complete, generally about a week. Avoid touching the area except with clean hands. Use aftercare products as recommended by your technician.
To make sure your outcome will be one you are happy with good communications with your technician are important. Ask to see your technician’s portfolio, pictures of some of their work so you can see their style and make sure you are both on the same page as to the desired outcome. It is helpful to have your brow pencil/powder with you if you normally wear some and are having eyebrow work done. An experienced professional will always take measurements and mark the brows before starting to work. They will also involve you in this process so that you can approved of the brow design. Permanent cosmetics is a process. Your professional should always see you at least twice, the initial procedure and a follow up about 4-6 weeks later so that any adjustments that are needed can be done.
To assure a safe eyeliner procedure and you wear contact lenses, please bring your glasses or wear them as you will need to remove contacts before the procedure can be done and they should not be worn again until the eye feels “normal”. Eyes may be a bit light sensitive after this service so it is a good idea to have dark glasses with you. Also, if you use Restasis for eyelash growth you need to be off of this product about a month before having eyeliner work done. This drug impacts the skin of the eyelash area and makes it extremely sensitive. Wait until your eyeliner procedures are all completed and the eyeliner is healed before re-starting the Restasis.
For those having lip coloration, if you have EVER had a cold sore that virus is in your system. Breakouts are generally triggered by heat and stress and lip tattooing creates both. The odds are nearly 100% that it could cause a breakout. It is important that you obtain an antiviral product from your physician and take it as the pharmacist directs you.
For your safety, if you are pregnant, sick, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol your appointment should be rescheduled. In Oregon it is against the law to work on a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
Check out our website for more information and pricing http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/permanent-cosmetics.html
In the need of a new organic eye cream? Here is our top 3 from Ilike Organic Skin Care.We love Ilike Organic skin care at Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Beaverton, Oregon.Read Now
St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream
The skin around the eyes is thin and sensitive, therefore wrinkles appear earlier than on other areas of the face. The rich St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream from ilike organic skin care is beneficial around the eyes for all skin types. Application on the entire face is recommended only in cases of increased oil deficiency. Expectant mothers may apply the cream, enriched with one of our herbal oil concentrates, twice a day on the breasts and belly. Details...
Age Defense Bioflavonoid Eye Cream
The Age Defense Bioflavonoid Eye Cream is composed of fruits and herbs with extremely high bioflavonoid content. The product contains Blackcurrant, Elderberry, Cantaloupe, Grapes and Algae that are all very rich in vitamins and minerals, too. They bind free radicals, increase the throughput of the capillaries, and improve the blood circulation, which increases the amount of nutrients, vitamins and oxygen reaching the skin. They stimulate collagen production and improve the immunity of the skin. The eye cream also contains some of the latest biochemical star ingredients to further smooth wrinkles, deliver nutrients to cellular level and increase blood and oxygen flow. Details...
Hyaluronic Time Erase Complex Eye Cream
Our newest and already best selling eye cream with hyaluronic acid and a unique botanical blend reduces the appearance of wrinkles to create younger looking skin around the eye area. Details...
For more information, please see our website at: http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/ilikemalie.html
Getting chemical peels in the winter can help with get rid of that dry, winter skin. Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon specializes in skin peels from PCA Skin and Rhonda Allison.Read Now
Are you ready to peel away the winter dryness? Reveal what is underneath your dry skin and restore your glow with a chemical peel. In the wintertime there is less moisture in the air which is a cause for dry skin, as well as the low temperatures and the cold winter wind. Rosacea and eczema can also flare up in the winter due to dry skin. A chemical peel can address these problems with exfoliation and hydration.
What is a chemical peel and how does it work? –A chemical peel is a procedure that accelerates skin turnover and speeds pigment reduction, resulting in healthier skin and a more uniform complexion. It is a quick way to remove dead skin cells, fine lines, small scars, freckles, dark spots and/or skin imperfections caused by aging and hormones. Because peels slough off those unwanted dead skin cells, and force brand new fresh skin to the surface, it gives you the appearance of tighter, brighter skin and smaller pores.
What are the benefits of a chemical peel? – A chemical peel reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin color, clarity and texture. It enhances skin glow and radiance by inducing production of new collagen and stimulating new healthy skin cell growth. Melasma, common in younger women, can be improved, along with discoloration and pigmentation. A chemical peel also addresses visible skin imperfections and scarring.
Why is winter a good time for chemical peels?- The weather is on your side with less sunlight, which means lower UV levels and a perfect environment to heal your skin more quickly. Winter is one of the best times of year to help correct a variety of skin concerns that you may have with a chemical peel. Have a peel now to exfoliate and refresh your skin or have a series to significantly improve your skin before next summer. The benefit from a series of 4 to 6 peels is that it targets the deeper layers of the epidermis for enhanced exfoliation and cellular turnover which produces healthy, glowing skin. Also, hyper pigmentation is better improved by a series of chemical peels. In order to allow your skin to heal between treatments, a series of peels are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Patricia Barnett at Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon can identify the right chemical peel for your skin type and skin care goals. After your treatment, we will recommend the appropriate skin care products for your skin type.
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