How to get your skin to firm up and brighten up. Why is Vitamin- C important in a home care routine? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about a key step you could be missing in your routine.Read Now
The body is smart and no matter how much vitamin c you eat you skin barely gets any. But when applies topically with a fat and water soluble product vitamin c firm and tightens the muscles for up to 2 weeks on the face. This is just one effect on the skin and how the importance of vitamin c supports our skin daily? The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.
We recommend C'ESTA Face Serum by Jan Marini.
C-ESTA Serum is a patented, powerful antioxidant solution for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Vitamin C and DMAE lift, firm & tighten the appearance of facial contours while providing added environmental and free-radical protection with superior penetration for more dramatic results. With use, lines will appear far less pronounced, facial contours more defined and skin tone will visibly improve for noticeably younger, healthier looking skin.
* Facial contours will appear tighter, firmer, “lifted” and more defined
* Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced
* More supple, smoother, refined and youthful looking skin
* Powerful Antioxidant protection
* Lipid soluble form of Vitamin C is clinically shown to enhance efficacy, and skin absorption and retention
* Non-acidic formula is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin
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What can i do about the dark circles under my eyes? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about what to do when you see dark circles.Read Now
There are 3 things that can be blamed for under eye circles:
Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often because of slower circulation from lack of sleep). This accumulation causes fragile capillaries to stretch and leak.
Age is another factor. Over time, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and mottling skin color.
Seasonal allergies are to blame for many people. “They trigger the release of histamines in the body, which in turn inflame blood vessels and cause swelling,” says Ranella Hirsch, a dermatologist in Boston. To determine why your circles happen, gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.
Now what can we do about it? First, improving sleep. 7-9 hours is what the average person needs. Do this for a few weeks and see if the darkness improves.
As for product recommendations , we recommend JanMarini Dark Circle Eye Defense.
Age Intervention Dark Circle Eye Defense is a new generation of dark circle products targeting the appearance of both discoloration and under-eye wrinkles. Targeted technologies directly and comprehensively address multiple primary causes of under-eye discoloration including blood leakage, iron discoloration, inflammation, thin and fragile skin and pigmentation.
* Clinically proven in independent studies:
* 100% of subjects observed improvement in texture, lines, wrinkles and pigment by dermatologist assessment
* Quantitative, measurable reduction in under-eye discoloration.
* Multiple technologies address independent causes of under-eye circles
* Rapidly lessens the appearance of dark under-eye circles and excessive pigment
* Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
* Encourages a dramatically smoother, more hydrated and brighter eye area
* Time-released application to improve delivery and penetration
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Why does my makeup sink into my pores, look goopy on my fine lines and wrinkles? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about what could be missing from your routine.Read Now
Prepping the face before makeup can be a huge step in the getting ready process. As the day goes on our makeup sinks into our pores, gets cakey aroud the eyes or sinks into wrinkles. What can be done about this? JanMarini Prime.
Not only does this primer help with makeup during the day but it is actually helping to correct the problem while you wear it.
Age Intervention Prime combines multiple advanced anti-aging technologies including peptides, CoEnzyme Q10, antioxidants and hydrators in an advanced light-weight primer. This innovative and proprietary formula goes beyond an immediate primer by targeting elasticity, volume, redness, and wrinkles for extraordinary long-term benefits. Even without foundation, skin looks polished and beautifully reflective while the appearance of pores and textural imperfections are instantly minimized. With use, skin continues to appear more refined and polished.
* Long-term anti-aging results with the added benefits of an elegant cosmetic primer
* Significantly decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles
* Reduces the appearance of skin redness
* Use before makeup for a flawless “airbrushed” look
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Picking the best moisturizer for oily skin is difficult when you have oily skin, most oily skin clients do not even want moisturizer but they are incorrect. According to master aesthetician, Patricia at Red Lotus skin peel salon in Beaverton.Read Now
Skin that is oily and greasy can be really balanced out and made to be much more matte with the right type of moisture product. Surprisingly, skin can become even greasier with routines that use strong cleansing and no moisture. The sebaceous glands become overactive with no ph balancing ingredients, you will even notice a film of oil all over your skin that will just wipe away when you wake up in the morning. By hydrating with a light moisturizer, like the ones I have listed you will avoid this and wake up with balanced oil and a healthy glow.
I choose one with natural ingredients like clearskin by PCA skin inc. This light, hydrating 4% niacinamide formulation contains antioxidants and provides exceptional calming benefits to oily and breakout-prone skin. This advanced hydrator also includes vitamin A, marigold, butcher's broom and cucumber extracts, and promotes a bright, clear complexion.
Rebalance from PCA skin Inc. This nourishing, light nighttime moisturizer hydrates, calms and soothes normal to oily skin.
* Borage Seed Oil – is a calming ingredient that is an excellent source of the omega-6 essential fatty acid (EFA) gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
* Evening Primrose Seed Oil – is a calming ingredient that is an excellent source of GLA.
* Tocopherol (vitamin E) – is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamins and emollient ingredient.
* Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5) – hydrates the skin.
Moisturizing is an important step in anyone's routine, including acne and oilier skin types. But picking the right moisturizer is important because different skins require different moisturizing, great moisturizers also don't have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Our favorite moisturizers are by PCA Skin.
Clear Skin & ReBalance by PCA is a very lightweight moisturizer. They hydrate, calm and soothe the skin.
Silkcoat Balm is a richer moisturizer with antioxidants, botanicals, and hydrolyzed silk for dry and mature skin types. Clients in harsh weather climates like this one as well. Along with homecare, getting a hydrating organic facial is also a good remedy for dryer skin types.
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Why is my foundation breaking me out? What can I use instead? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about how you can still look great with no foundation.Read Now
Foundations can be too heavy for a lot of skin types and makeup usually contains ingredients that are not the best for our skin. The spf is also usually not quality or high enough for every day. So what is one to do?
Tinted sunblock has come a long way. Before, it was very sheer coverage and was not light enough for the fairer skin types. At Red Lotus we stock 4 tinted sunblocks that are sure to be perfect for anyone.
Revercel Triple Duty Sunscreen is our highest coverage.
JanMarini stocks a dewy finish and a matte finish with a light to medium coverage
Rhonda Allison sheer tint finisher is also light to medium coverage.
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What can I do about my blackheads? Why do I have blackheads? Red Lotus skin care salon in Beaverton, Oregon tells you how to help blackheads.Read Now
What is a blackhead first of all? a blackhead is an open clogged pore, usually clogged with excess sebum. Sebum has melanin, which oxidizes and causes the dark color. Blackheads often occur in oilier skin types.
Now, what can we do about them? Red Lotus recommends JanMariniBioclear cream or lotion and chemical or skin peels.
Chemical peels help slough away skin to help remove blackheads and acne. Appointments are usually 45 minutes and can easily be done on a lunch hour. Peels can also help with hyperpigmentation and previous acne scarring.
Bioclear Lotion by Jan Marini skin inc.- Bioclear Lotion is a remarkable product that targets a number of multifaceted concerns uniquely experienced by adults. Bioclear Lotion utilizes a combination of Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid for exceptional benefits ranging from adult acne and acne discoloration to the appearance of texture/fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, discoloration from sun damage, and enlarged follicles.
Bioclear Lotion provides dramatic resurfacing and retexturizing benefits on any skin type resulting in measurably smoother, clearer and younger looking skin. Oilier-skinned patients will love the immediate absorption and light silky serum feel of Bioclear Lotion.Bioglycolic® Bioclear® Lotion
Bioclear Cream- Bioclear Cream is a remarkable product that targets a number of multifaceted concerns uniquely experienced by adults. Bioclear Cream utilizes a combination of Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid for exceptional benefits ranging from adult acne and acne discoloration to the appearance of texture/fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, discoloration from sun damage, and enlarged follicles.
Bioclear Cream provides dramatic resurfacing and retexturizing benefits on any skin type resulting in measurably smoother, clearer and younger
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Dark circles under your eyes, fine lines, saggy eyelids or just dry skin around eye area.....this is why eye cream is important. Do I need an eye cream in my routine? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about eye creams.Read Now
We have all heard people say that you need to start using eye creams when you turn 20, but are eye creams just more expensive moisturizer in a smaller package?
No. In actuality, eye creams are formulated special for that tissue around the eye. The skin around your eye is very delicate and thinner than the skin on your cheeks for example. Eye creams contain more ingredients to target the problems we usually see in the eye area. The skin around the eye is thinner which means it is more prone to dryness and more likely to show age quicker. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes also hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues.
Fine lines and wrinkles come from both sun damage and your skin making less collagen as you age. Collagen helps maintain skin's elasticity. Vitamin C, peptides, and retinol have boosted collagen production, studies of skin creams show. Ceramide and hyaluronic acid also help; these are moisturizers that help prevent water loss in the skin and improve elasticity. I recommend Rhonda Allison eye sample trio which give you a sample of 3 different types of eye cream product for a variety of needs for you eyes, They come in sample sizes to support a low cost chance to try top of the line stuff and after a month worth of products you can truly make a good purchase decision you will love for your eyes.
Eye Revitalize by Rhonda Allison for circulations and firming, this also assists dark eye circles. Eye & Lip Renew Serum for dryness and removing lines. 3-n-1 eye peptide cream by Rhonda Allison
EYE REVITALIZER This silky, cooling cream may be applied to tired eyes at the end of a long day to freshen and brighten them up. Eye tissue immediately feels moist and tightened. Enhanced with a "freezing peptide", Eye Revitalizer has a cooling sensation providing a quick perk-me-up experience for the eyes.
Lip & Eye repair by Rhonda Allison
EYE & LIP RENEW SERUM This unique and exotic serum melts into delicate eye tissue (above and under eyes) and transforms eyes to a more dewy, youthful, softened appearance. Notice a remarkable difference in 30 days of continued use. Watch eyelids become less dry and coarse and see fine lines diminish. You will never be without this once you try it! Eyes reveal the beauty within – don’t let them reveal your age.
PEPTIDE 3-N-1 EYE CREAM With antioxidant properties, this light, age-defying eye blend will reduce puffy eyes, brighten tired, dull tissue, and minimize fine lines while giving eyes a boost of moisture. Peptide 3-N-1 Eye Cream provides a superior combination of ingredients, including a complex of peptides that repair, detoxify, and minimize wrinkles, provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and work as matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors (MMPIs).
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Why do I have dry bumps on my arms and how do I get rid of them? Red Lotus in Beaverton Oregon talks about keratosis pilaris.Read Now
Is it safe to get lash extensions during pregnancy? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon tells you what to do if you want eyelash extensions while pregnant.Read Now
A popular question that arises is "can I get lash extensions while pregnant?" There are a few things to consider.
How far along in your pregnancy are you? Any pregnant lady will tell you how hard it is to lay comfortably, especially on their back.
The other reason is because pregnancy changes hormone levels which in turn can make you hypersensitive to things you've never had a problem with before.Even a patch test is not ok, because if a reaction was to occur the medication needed cannot be taken during pregnancy. Hormones also affect lash retention, so they won’t last anyway. Every woman is different but listen to you body. Lashes my be great way to have a moment to yourself or a nap once a month while you have your fills, the look of lash extensions will feel beautiful and finally easy after baby because of one less step in looking amazing daily. So we will see you after baby for your new extensions. :(
For more information please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/lotus-lash-extensions.html
How do I pick a good place to get new lash extensions, lash fills or lash technician? Who can I trust with my eyes? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon is certified in classic lash extensions and 3D volume eyelash extensions.Read Now
Do your research before you let someone apply lash extensions to you. Why is it so important to make sure they are certified? Would you want someone applying something to your eyelids with two sharp tweezers without any training? We wouldn't!
Finding a good lash technician is really not hard work. Take your time and read reviews from places in your area, ask around and see if anyone has tried them out and what they thought of their experience. If someone tells you that they experienced burning, itching or irritation during the procedure, I would advise you not to see them. There should be no irritation at all during the procedure.
After you have done your research and found a place you are interested in, call and ask to schedule a consultation. This will be your time to ask any questions you may have and look at their work. Sometimes websites will have frequently asked questions and their work so you can see it online.
Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon is certified in classic and 3D volume lash extensions. To learn more please see our website at http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/lotus-lash-extensions.html