Why am I sensitive to eyelash extensions? Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon talks about eyelash extension sensitivity.
There are many ways your body can tell you if you've had an allergic reaction. Here are the most common symptoms of eyelash extension sensitivity.
Irritation and redness can occur if you are sensitive to the glue, tape or under eye pads the technician is using. Pad irritation usually shows up on the lower part of the eye rather than the top. If you are sensitive to shellac or acrylic nails, you can be sensitive to the glue for extensions.
Inflammation and swelling occurs because of glue, tape or under eye pads. Swelling is usually traced back to glue. We recommend taking a month break and then possibly trying again.
Infection,Extensions can trap dirt and bacteria, leading to serious infections, including pink eye if not cleaned properly! Cleaning eyelash extensions is the most important part of eyelash extensions! Simply cleanse with baby shampoo every day to avoid any infections.
As always, we recommend only seeing licensed Aestheticians and licensed lash technicians to avoid any of the above problems. If you would like to schedule an appointment, we recommend scheduling a patch test and consultation at least 48 hours before to check for any allergies.
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What brow shapes are right for me? Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Beaverton, Oregon talks about brow shapes.
There has been a lot of marketing and promotion about different brow styles which makes it very challenging for the consumer. How do you know what is right for you? Find a technician that is also a makeup artist and has studied classical brow shapes and the different facial structures. Ideally your brows should follow the flowing arch from the top of the nose that curves up onto the brow bone. This flow point is the ideal starting point. Brows should then follow the bone structure. Floating above the bone structure can create a “Mrs. Spock” alien appearance. The brow should flow up the bone and then back down so that the tip of the tail is no lower than the base of the brow where it starts near the nose. If it is allowed to drop lower at the tail it will pull the face down resulting in a more aging appearance.
Solid dramatic brows are one brow style. They have a very “done” makeup look. While some people prefer this look, care must be exercised as it can be a harsher look on a mature face. This style of brow can last the longest between re-enhancements.
Powder brows are a much softer look. The appearance is less of a pencil and more like a bit of brow powder was added to fill in the brows. They last well and can be re-enhanced typically every 2-5 years.
Hair stroke brows incorporate single hair strokes added one at a time with a very fine needle. To keep the fine hair look less pigment can be implanted or the hair will get thicker giving a heavier look. While this style can look very realistic, this is harder to achieve if there is no existing hair. Hair stroke brows require annual re-enhancement since much less color can be implanted to maintain the look.
Blended brows incorporate the hair stroke technique with some powder infill. This style still maintains the individual hair appearance but with a denser look that requires much less maintenance. The brows are filled in more densely where they tend to grow more dense – on the inner half of the brow and the lower 2/3 of the brow. It is a very natural realistic looking brow for those who want a hair stroke look with ease of maintenance. Like the powder brow this brow will need re-enhancement typically every 2-5 years.
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How to calm down inflamed acne conditions with skin peels and b vitamins, with Red Lotus skin care in Portland, Master aesthetician talk about how Niaciamide or B3 is a secret ingredient not talked about too often.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 found in a number of foods including meat, fish, eggs, green vegetables, nuts, beans, and cereal grains.
This all-important organic compound has been used to treat diabetes and certain skin conditions, as well as for improving digestion and circulation, and lowering blood pressure. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been used in the treatment of osteoarthritis as it improves joint flexibility, and reduces pain and swelling.
Internally, the body converts niacin to niacinamide only when an adequate amount of niacin has been consumed and the body has obtained all it needs. The two B vitamin forms are necessary for proper function of fats and sugars in the body, and to maintain healthy cells.
Incidentally, niacinamide performs a similar function in the skin – maintaining healthy cells.
Some of the most powerful functions of niacinamide include decreasing water loss, strengthening the skin’s barrier, and improving the appearance of aging by stimulating protein and collagen synthesis. Another key characteristic of niacinamide is its ability to inhibit the transfer of melanosomes, which helps brighten the skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots.
One other noteworthy trait of niacinamide is its ability to help reduce the severity of acne. It does this by inhibiting sebaceous gland lipid production and reducing inflammation. For clients with aging, blemished or dehydrated skin, consider adding niacinamide to their arsenal to help bring the skin back to optimal health.
Find it in our Rhonda Allison products like, ChronoPeptide A, Blemish Serum and Blushed Wine Gel.
Please contact us to help you decide if this is right for you .
Secrets to "Beeting" aging.....Try eating beets. Skin tip from Red Lotus skin salon in beaverton, Oregon and my favorit raw food guru Tonya.
Raw beets are nutritional powerhouses, containing high levels of fiber, the right kinds of natural sugars, vitamins C and K, and an impressive amount of carotenoids and antioxidants which help protect against heart disease and colon cancer.
Betacyanin is the substance which gives beets their rich red color. This pigment helps to substantially increase the oxygen-carrying ability of the blood
Read more: http://www.beautifulonraw.com/raw-food-blog/anti-aging-system/benefits-of-beets-eye-bag-remedy/#ixzz3WCMiIm3J
Beet Juice For Skin Nourishment
This is the most valuable juice for the formation of red blood cells and to overall purify blood. Beetroot juice also supplies adequate nutrients to skin cells. Mix beet juice with carrot juice and drink 1-2 glasses a day. It will help you to recover quickly after a serious illness, depression or during periods of heavy physical activity. For women this mix is a great source for beauty and a healthy skin glow. It is also a great natural remedy for high blood pressure and neurosis.
Beets to Eliminate and Prevent Cellulite
Grate 3 medium beets, add 3 tablespoons of raw honey and 1 tsp. ground black pepper. Apply this mixture to problem areas, then wrapping the area with kitchen cellophane. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this once a week. The skin becomes smooth and the visible signs of cellulite disappear.
Reciepe below........ for beat heart ravioli.
How to look younger and spend no money. At Red Lotus Salon in Portland, Oregon it is never to late to start looking younger.
A simple massage method works by getting stress out of you face and scalp. One of my favorite skin and nutrition raw advocate Tonya talks about simple massage that anyone can and should do for beauty.
How to calm dry sensitive skin is all in the moisture, or lack of it. Most sensitive dry skin issues can be alleviated by hydration, says master aethetician at Red Lotus Salon in Beaverton, Oregon.
More often than not the person who come to me with dry, sensitive and rough skin is very dehydrated, which leads to inflammation and irritation on their skin. They become overly sensitive to anything they put on, adding to there already sensitive condition. First thing I do is start them on a balancing and hydration program to bring there skin back into a normal state. If an aesthetician try to do any type of strong treatment to correct the dryness without healing the dehydration, think twice.
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Tight sore glut, leg and back muscles need heat, streching and lactic acid release. At Red Lotus Salonin Beaverton near Nike world campus, try our hot stone massage this spring.
Hot Rock stone massage 90 min ..$90.00 speical with massage therapist Haru Dunlap LMT at Red Lotus Skin Salon.
Massage specials for spring.
A good way to manage stress. Studies show that stress is the number one root of a lot of diseases and disorders. Whether it's stress from work, home or dailyactivities, the result is the same: too much stress can lead to health problems. And because we can never run away from it, the only way to deal with it is to manage stress efficiently. A hot stone massage offers some relaxing time for your mind and does wonders in releasing muscular tension. Thus this is one of the best ways to relieve you of stress.
More and more doctors are beginning to recommend this therapy as part of medical treatment of a lot of health problems such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension and musculoskeletal problems.
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Inflammation??? What does that mean and how does it affect your health and your skin? Master aesthetician Patricia Barnett at Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon would like to pass on this wonderful article written by Carrie Jones, N.D.
I have often ask this very question, because many in the medical practices like use this word "inflammation" so often without us really understanding what it is and how it effects us. http://www.redlotusskincaresalon.com/
by Carrie Jones, N.D.
In today’s fast-paced competitive world, Americans are more stressed, more overweight, more tired, and more toxic than they have ever been. We fuel our lives with caffeine and fake our smiles in order to hide how we really feel. People often have a great deal of inflammation that is holding them back from looking and feeling their best self but do not understand how to address or treat it.
Inflammation can occur on the inside and the outside of our bodies. It often manifests in the form of pain, redness/color changes, swelling, bloating, discharge/congestion, itching, cravings, and foggy thinking. Putting this into more common terms, inflammation is the reason for joint pain, acne, gas and bloating, diarrhea, headaches/migraines, fatigue, runny noses, congested sinuses, eczema, rashes, and rapid aging. Inflammation is not pretty and it does not make us feel good.
Triggers include old injuries that never heal or are re-injured, foods we eat, stress, unhealthy relationships, products we use (cleaning, skincare, make-up), beverages we drink, infections in our body, sleep deprivation, and more. Some inflammation is a good thing. It means that our immune system is trying to help us heal and get back to a normal functioning state. The problem becomes when inflammation becomes chronic and the symptoms are more long-term and turn into nagging everyday problems, or slowly worsen conditions such as heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
How do you know if you have inflammation?
Trust us, you know. You know when you don’t feel good on the inside or on the outside. You knew how it used to feel to have a lot of energy, be stress-free and clear minded, have good motivation, non-reactive skin, not experience nagging pain, and look bright-eyed.
So, how do I change this?
You are what you eat therefore testing for food intolerances or allergies is very important or eliminating inflammatory foods from your diet is key. Getting enough water through the day to flush the lymphatic system and sound sleep are critical to your long term health. If you have tight muscles or bones that need adjusting, perhaps some self-care is in order and you need to see a chiropractor, massage therapist, or acupuncturist. Focus on stress, stress response, and stress management. Take stock of your relationships at home, with friends and family, and at work. Are these aspects of your life helping you or hindering you?
Second, evaluate your external environment. What types of cleaning products do you use? How about body care? Skin care? Chemical exposure creates a lot of toxicity on our skin, in our lungs and sinuses, and throughout our whole system. Aging seems to increase drastically with chronic inflammation. Skin laxity and texture changes, increased wrinkles, weight gain around the middle, hair growth in places you don’t want it and areas that droop are all a natural but unwanted part of getting older and could be being sped up by increased inflammation. In summary, inflammation can be a significant cause of aging.