Red Lotus in Portland Oregon tells you the TOP 5 things you should know about getting lash extensions.
First off, get eyelash extensions done professionally. There is a reason people are trained to do this! This is a tedious process and requires a TRAINED technician. Make sure your tech is certified, we cannot stress this enough!
Secondly, There is no "quick appointment." Lash extensions take 2-3 hours to apply a full new set. Be patient, you get what you pay for. Going somewhere and having a full set done in 30 minutes probably wasn't the best idea.
Thirdly, stay off of groupon. We have clients come in all the time saying "oh i got this deal on groupon" and when we take a closer look, they were not done well. Most places have specials, so do your research and find a good place and ask if they have any specials.
Next, take care of them! lash extensions are not inexpensive by any means. Make sure you take the best care of them. Listen to your technician's directions.
Lastly, you may get addicted. We have warned you.
For more information, please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/lotus-lash-extensions.html
How do I know if I have skin cancer? Many people ask, Master aesthetician at Red Lotus skin care salon in Beaverton Oregon, this question and she finds this article a great suggestion.
How do I know if I have skin cancer?
Many people ask, Master aesthetician at Red Lotus skin care salon in Beaverton Oregon, this question and she finds this article a great suggestion. Thank you Maria Locatell for sending it.
Skin Health is Important Too!
Unless you have battled severe acne or another type of complexion problem, it is unlikely that you've been to the dermatologist. However, dermatologists care for a wide range of diseases and cosmetic problems related to not just the skin, but the scalp, hair, and nails as well. Adults are advised to visit their dermatologist each year for an annual skin cancer screening in order to not only detect the presence of disease, but possibly even prevent it. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States alone. That’s more than all other cancers combined! At your annual visit your dermatologist will thoroughly examine your body, looking closely at any moles, growths, or lesions you may have. If something looks suspicious to your doctor, he or she may make a note in your file to check next year, or for more serious red flags a biopsy may be necessary. Your dermatologist will also examine your nails for signs of serious disorders such as liver disease, heart conditions, anemia, or diabetes.
It is important to know your own skin and to ask your dermatologist questions that you may have. You will know better than anyone else when a change occurs and may need to be examined. Make an appointment with a dermatologist today!
My skin is feeling dry and dull, what can i do about it? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about facial specials for 2015.
The new MINUS 10 facial by Rhonda Allison infuses skin with actives that help rejuvenate, repair and stimulate the skin!
Minus 10 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:
Dry dull skin with bumps? Are there moisturizing benefits from a skin peel? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks Chemical Peels.
Chemical peels offer many benefits such as helping with acne scarring, wrinkles, blackheads, and much more but what about skin that is dry or has dry skin built up? Chemical peels can be a great solution for you.
A chemical peel can be light, medium or deep. A light chemical peel can help slough away the top layer of the skin, helping remove any dry skin issues. Some chemical peels have ingredients that moisturize the skin as well.
So even if you have a dryer skin type, chemical peels can be a good solution for you!
For more information please see http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/facialswaxing.html
Beware of bad lashes! How to avoid bad eyelash extensions. Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon tells you how to get the best lashes.
Whenever I have clients who have had their eyelash extensions done somewhere else, i always ask how the experience was. This usually ends with me telling them that there has been damage to the natural eyelashes and then a full removal and break from eyelash extensions while we nurse the natural ones back to health.
How do you avoid a bad eyelash extensions job?
What do you need to look for?
- If you are paying $50 or LESS for a FULL SET of eyelash extensions, do not do it! This usually means the products are not up to par, the technician is new, or you are going to get multiple lashes glued together which damages the natural eyelashes and can lead to breakage.
- If the technician does not prep your eye area first. Cleaning the lashes and putting eye pads to cover the bottom lashes, say something! Without the cleaning you are likely to lose the extensions faster and without eye pads you may not be able to open your eyes because your eyelashes will be glued together.
- If a FULL SET takes the technician 30 minutes, you did not get quality eyelash extensions. A full set usually takes 1 1/2 -2 hours.
- They should not itch, sting or feel like they are pulling. If this happens to you, have them removed.
- If the procedure hurts, burns, or you feel like something is poking you, tell the technician immediately.
- Check for certification. If they do not post their certification, they likely are not trained.
Red Lotus is trained in classic eyelash extensions and 3D eyelash extensions.
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I worry that my eyes are too sensitive for eyelash extensions? What can i do about eye sensitivity? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about eye sensitivity and what that could mean for your extension dreams.
We have all heard stories about people going and getting eyelash extensions and having negative side effects. What causes these can be a couple things.
Contents in the bonding agent or glue can be sensitive for some eyes. Usually glues that contain formaldehyde are going to make just about anyone sensitive to the extensions. Red Lotus' glue does not contain formaldehyde and we rarely have someone with negative reactions and with some experimentation, we have found ways to help with glue sensitivity for clients.
If you are nervous about your eyes being sensitive, please contact us for a consultation and patch test.
If you have been sensitive before, sometimes taking a break can help the eye recuperate. If you have been without extensions for about a year, usually you can try them again worry free.
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Lotus Lash Extensions
How do I find a light and absorbing moisturizer for my skin? Master Aesthetician in Portland, Oregon talks about a simple, but effective moisturizer.
Grapeseed oil a totally organic moisturizer that is light on skin. It has many antioxidants (concentrated in the grapeseed) and that it was lighter than other oils. It hydrates all day with the usual two applications (a few drops of oil, morning and evening, after cleansing).
Enhance a Moisturizer or use alone as your final layer of moisture. To get more out of your moisturizer, mix grape seed oil in with the cream. This will help your skin hold in moisture.
What makes it good: A good source of essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidant compounds. It’s great for the heart, benefits those with diabetes, provides relief for those with arthritis and help to lessen damage from free radicals.
How to use it: Grapeseed oil dresses up salads and raw veggies deliciously. It can also be added to dips, sauces and salsas, and is decadent when mixed with garlic and basil, then drizzled on toasted bread.
It also benefits your skin!
Treat Acne: Grapeseed oil contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which are great for stopping acne. The oil also contains linoleic acid, which is great for promoting skin health.
Grapeseed oil has astringent qualities that help tighten skin and close up the pores, thus helping you avoid clogging that leads to pimples. Oily skin can especially benefit from this.
Relieve Dark Circles under Eyes:
Dark circles are a problem for many adults, and sometimes children have the issue as well. Most products that claim to help actually have harsh chemicals. Grapeseed oil, applied daily for a few weeks, can relieve the dark circles naturally.
This very light oil can be used by those with even sensitive skin, and works as an excellent moisturizer that won’t clog pores. The oil can also help hasten healing of problems, such as minor abrasions or pimples.
Fine lines and wrinkles can be alleviated with a daily dose of grapeseed oil on the skin. The elasticity of the skin can be improved, thus making the lines of an aging face less pronounced.
How to Use Grape Seed Oil for Skin:
Use of grapeseed oil is very simple, and usually only a few drops are needed to achieve results.
Massage on the Skin: Apply a small amount to your hands and massage it into the skin – no need to use a cotton ball or any other method of application. Massage the oil into your skin, paying close attention to areas with scars or blemishes, or rough areas. When massaged on the skin, it can not only moisturize but also help new scars to heal.
Dab the Under-Eye Circles:
Simply apply a few drops of the oil to the area underneath your eyes with your fingertip. Massage it in very gently; you would begin to see results after a week. Grapeseed oil can also be used to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
How to heal super sensitive, dry skin? Master Aesthetician at Red Lotus Skin Care in Beaverton talks about Coconut Oil as a cleanser.
Coconut oil can be used to cleanse the skin. However, if you wear a large amount of makeup, we recommend doing this twice. It is very gentle and natural way to loosen dirt and moisturize in one step. Take some of the oil, rub it in your hands and apply to face. Take warm towel for a 30 second compress and gently remove. I have had a few call me and explain how this completely relieved their dry skin and healed sensitivity.
Coconut oil is one of those ingredients that serve so many different purposes, from mouthwash to lotion to supplement to hair care. It might seem a little strange, but coconut oil is great for your hair, especially if you have dry, frizzy hair. Making this coconut oil conditioner and de-tangler is so freaking easy too. I was surprised. Let’s dive right in.
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What makes it good: One of the best choices when it comes to cooking at high temperatures. It’s rich in fatty acids, which can help improve cholesterol and kill bacteria. It’s also been known to boost your metabolism and help you feel fuller, longer.
How to use it: Great for baking, it’s also delicious on popcorn!
How can I help my acne, puffy eyes, dark marks on my skin? What benefits does Green Tea have in common with treating these conditions? Red Lotus skin care in Portland, Oregon talks about how green tea benefits the skin.
WHAT BETTER TIME OF YEAR THAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO CELEBRATE THE BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA? So what’s the value of Green Tea? First, and most importantly, is the Heart of Green Tea or EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate). This is the most abundant catechin in green tea. Catechins are a type of natural flavonoid phytochemical called polyphenols – “super” antioxidants that provide potent antibacterial support and reduce inflammation to minimize and prevent cell damage for younger, healthier-looking skin.
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