"My Lash extensions are irritating my eyes, what should you do?" Master Aesthetican at Red Lotus Lash in Beaverton, talks about what to do if your having sensitivities to your new lashes.Read Now
"First of all lets run down the best things to do if you are having glue sensitivity. What that means is with in the first 24 hours of having lashes applied you become puffy, itchy or swollen. The glue for lashes takes about 48 hours to cure and as it does this the fumes irritate some sensitive eyes, I have found this to be very infrequent that it happens but it happened to me. After several month of having my lash extensions I developed and allergy to them. Now I know with a positive mind and continues exposure in small does the body get immunity to most thing if it has the nutritional support to develop strength against the perceived irritant. I used a combination of some herbs for a 2 month period of time that helped my mast cells in my eye lids be more resilient and antihistamines before my lash fills to assist with irritation while that process took place. Next sleeping the first 2 nights with wet eye pads and an eye mask keeps the glue fumes away from skin and cures the glue faster. Lash glue quality is also very important and I have a tried and true favorite that 99% of clients have no issues with. Within 2 months I had my allergies to the glue down to zero even thought most people in the industry said it could not be done. If your decision is to just have them removed do not worries. Go back to your lash technician and for a small fee usually they will have them off in a half and hour and sensitivity will be gone quickly. But if your like me a 3D volume lash fanatic than this is the answer. It worked for me.
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Why is my prescription retinol irritating my skin? It's supposed to be anti-aging but I look red, irritated and wrinkled.Read Now
"I fell in love with Retinol type products a few years ago in my early forties and wonder why I had not picked up any sooner." Says the Master Aesthetician at Red Lotus Skin Peel Salon in Portland, Oregon. "Now I realize why, most people try prescription Retinol from a Doctor even to this day I do not understand why they still prescribe it. Most people over use it and or under use it, but either way the very nature of the product is irritating to the skin. But cosmeceutical Retinol, like this one, is not irritating and very easy to get tight, firm skin and smaller cleaner pores or less wrinkles and brown spots in just a 6 month period of time.
Similar to retinol, it is a pro-drug that converts to retinoic acid, but is less irritating to the skin and has one less step involved in the conversion to retinoic acid. When used properly with the instruction of your Aesthetician the results are flawless and never irritating.
It's a stable precursor to retinoic acid and, when encapsulated, its pro-youth and clear-skin benefits are boosted. It also produces the least amount of skin irritation of all vitamin A derivatives, making it a good choice for all skin types. Encapsulated retinaldehyde provides powerful wrinkle-reduction and prevention. It also has been shown to bring UVA-damaged skin back to health, and works to stimulate cellular cohesion and eliminate bacteria. Found in cosmeceutical Retinol type products from Rhonda Allison, Jan Marini and PCA skin Inc..
We actually carry several different types of this product and I can help you pick one just right for you.
I have bags under my eyes and my skin looks tired and I am breaking out. Well it could be lack of sleep says Master Aesthetician at Red Lotus skin salon in Beaverton, Oregon.Read Now
Yes, your sleep problems can be causing skin problems.
Sleep is our time to internally refresh, restore and heal. Anything that interrupts this process can lead to the skin looking less than its best. All of us have gotten up and looked in the mirror after a bad night’s sleep and noted the dark under-eye circles and the dull cast to the skin. The bad sleep and the diminished skin appearance are directly related. Anything that triggers poor sleep can make us look, and feel tired and older. You may need to get a massage and reset the fight or flight response to calm you body down. I highly recommend a scalp massage for this or one of our therapist does an amazing meridian re-balancing that has deep relaxing benefits.
Whether it is odd working hours, stress, a baby in the house, insomnia, or anything else that prevents us from sleeping, it is going to result in daytime tiredness, under eye circles and a dull cast to the skin. We can slather on all the lotions and potions we want, but if we don't address the problem it won’t get any better. Facials also help this along until you can get your sleep under control, enjoy a facial for rejuvenating blood flow, moisture and brightening up the skin.
But if the problem goes deeper than a reset massage or good relaxing facial and your lifestyle is at odds. Like if you do shift work, try to create an environment where you can get maximum rest when you do get to sleep. Consider a device that will create white noise and blank out the potentially interruptive sounds. Solicit the support of family and friends that “x” hours you need to be sleeping. Rotating shifts are even harder as your body’s natural Circadian rhythm is fighting with the schedule you need to keep. Our body’s natural desire is to sleep when it’s dark and be awake in the light.
Stress: we all know the hazards but often don’t think about them showing up on the skin. They do. Each of us needs to find ways to deal with the stresses in our life and there are a lot of them. Family, babies, marriage, divorce, work, bills, friends, all can be stressful. Even exercise or a change in routine can be stressful to the body and it will need time to adapt. Stress affects our hormone levels which affects about everything else. Be prepared with your little emergency kit if stress triggers skin breakouts. Try some form of meditation or relaxation to reduce stress before you go to bed to sleep better. Yes, that cup of herbal tea is a more restful nightcap than anything else. No caffeine of any form including sodas or chocolate for 4 hours prior to bedtime also is a great help.
It’s nothing new that a baby in the house will mess with your sleep. So what is a mom supposed to do? Go with the flow. If you have are at home with the child, the best answer is probably napping. When you put the baby down, take a power nap. This may help you feel more refreshed and rested in the evening when the rest of your family is home and hoping for a bit of companionship and a meal. If you are back at work and napping when baby does isn’t an option, try catching a power nap at lunch. Learn to do a bit of self-hypnosis and you can feel rested and refreshed in 15 minutes. The slow cooker is your friend. Not only do slow cookers create very tasty and lower glycation meals, you can start it in the morning and forget it. No time to do it in the morning because of family and baby demands? Consider making it a family together time and assemble it the night before. Get everyone involved and let them help. In the morning, just put it on the heating base and turn it on.
Well this was a new one for me. Yes, snoring can mess with your sleep – and I don’t mean waking your partner and them being grouchy. Snoring loudly enough to wake yourself or your partner may mean sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be a potentially life threatening disorder if untreated. During the sleep cycle breathing stops and starts multiple times. The problem is easily recognized in men because they tend to snore loudly. Women though, (my doctor told me) are much sneaker and harder to discover. Women may or may not suffer from loud snoring but still have sleep apnea. The problem with sleep apnea is the interrupted breathing means that the brain is not getting its routine oxygen supply. This is what can lead to some pretty nasty health problems. Here is a listing of the symptoms and information from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/symptoms/con-20020286 I don’t have many of the classical symptoms like daytime drowsiness, but I do have sleep apnea. Learning and treating this I can avoid the health problems and wake up refreshed in the morning.
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My favorite remedy is a 3 week herbal cycle of "sleep and Restore " a product by Natural. One capsule a night before bed and I like do a 2 week cycle of it to reset my sleep rhythms.
Menopause is a nasty word that no woman enjoys dealing with. It is the time when the body transitions from having ovulation and the menstrual cycle to the complete cessation of this. While for most of us loosing the ability to have more children at 50+ is not a big issue, the challenges we must endure as we go through this process are not so great. Not only do we have to deal with hot flashes, night sweats, poor sleep, hormonal imbalance triggering diminished sexual desire or discomfort during sex, mood swings, headaches, changes in hair growth patterns, and breakouts, but also what seems like a sudden aging appearance to the skin.
Side note: 6000 US women enter menopause every day with an average age of 51!
With menopause comes a loss of estrogen. Unfortunately, appropriate levels of estrogen is what helps keep the skin young looking, our emotions in balance, and our libido interested in intimacy. With the loss of estrogen the skin tends to be more dry, there is an increase the development of wrinkles and loss of skin tone. Women often note their skin seemed to suddenly age. Its common to have hair loss both on the head and of the eyebrows. While we can’t stop the time clock, there are things we can do to improve the appearance of the skin.
Skin Care. Find a good, well trained Aesthetician who understands the problems and how to address them. A variety of facial treatments can be beneficial includiing chemical exfoliation, hydration and facial toning. To improve the appearance of the skin it is important to exfoliate the dead skin cells off. This process tends to slow down with menopause and the skin takes on a dull appearance. Exfoliation counteracts this. Hydration improves the moisture in the surface layers of the skin. Facial toning helps give the face a subtle lift that just keeps getting better the longer it is done. I know women who have used Facial toning like face exercises. The secret to success is consistency instead of an occasional application you will see much better results. Home use of mild AHAs or Retinols in skin care products plus incorporation of peptides and topical antioxidants generally give very impressive results. Use your Aesthetician as your “skin care coach” and get their recommendations to the exact products that will be the best for you.
Reduce stress. Stress is a huge contributor to the aging process in the body. It is crucial to find ways to keep it in balance. Very helpful are yoga, exercise, good rest, avoiding excesses, and a healthy diet. Find something you like to to that helps you relax whether it is a walk with your favorite person or dog or that nice hot bath. Since when we are under a lot of stress, weight management becomes more challenging, finding ways to reduce your stress and/or deal with it can be very beneficial. Get and give Hugs. Research has shown that good hugs are extremely beneficial to both your physical and mental health. A good hug and/or laugh triggers the body to release soothing, healing chemicals which boost your mood and create happiness. Try for 8 hugs a day and watch your stress levels
Jan Marini Products buy them online and speak with master aesthetician who has used this line over 20 years in her practice at Red Lotus Skin Care Salon in Beaverton and Portland, Oregon.Read Now
Jan Marini is an incredible line created by an incredible woman of the same name. It features potent formulations based on Jan Marini's belief that any skin type or condition can be measurably improved. Common conditions such as sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and skin discoloration (just to name a few) can be greatly improved or eliminated through the use of these specialized formulations, which are ideal for all skin types. With this proven program, skin can be stimulated to appear clearer, younger, smoother and healthier.
As featured in countless magazines and newspapers and lauded by many top celebrities, Jan Marini Skin Research provides unparalleled skin rejuvenation and beauty restoration. Product names like Age Intervention and Transformation Serum aren't just marketing terms - they're tested claims that deliver on what they promise. Find out for yourself the degree to which Jan Marini Skin Research can change your skin.
We offer Jan Marini Skin Research products to users in the United States only. Jan Marini Skin Research products are designed to be used under the supervision of a physician or licensed skin care professional. If you have any questions regarding skin care concerns, appropriate products, product usage, or technologies, we recommend you contact us prior to your purchase for a consultation.
PCA Skin Care products for sale with Aesthetican's you can talk to in person at Red Lotus Skin Care Salon in Beaverton. Come shop our store online. Mention this add and receive extra discounts.Read Now
PCA Skin Inc. skin care products are designed to provide the most technically researched, results-oriented formulations available today. Biochemically compatible with human skin, PCA Skin's products contain a unique blend of vital nutrients and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) in an aloe vera base. The entire PCA Skin® family of skin care products are free of dyes, color additives, synthetic fragrances, comedogenic (pore-clogging) oils, waxes and other ingredients that are known to cause irritation or sensitivity.
What kind of benefits can you expect form Chemical Peels at Red Lotus Skin Salon in Portland, OregonRead Now
Chemical peels remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to allow lighter, brighter, newer skin to grow. Chemical peels have been used since ancient times to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Modern chemical peels don't just make you look younger; they can also treat skin conditions like acne, melasma, and even precancerous growths. Let's look at the benefits of skin peels. Like a more youthful glow to you skin. giving the appearance of looking younger. Many people get chemical peels for cosmetic reasons. Mild chemical peels remove a portion of the epidermis, or upper layer of the skin. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and improve skin texture. Medium-depth skin peels remove more of the surface of the skin, penetrating down to the dermis, or secondary layer of the skin. Medium-depth skin peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with results that last much longer than those associated with mild peels.
Skin peels also protect the skins health. Modern chemical peels aren't just used for cosmetic purposes. Dermatologists use skin peels to treat a number of skin conditions ranging from acne to melanoma. Mild chemical peels are often used to treat acne, since they help to keep pores clean. For sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems like melasma, medium-depth peels are often more effective. Medium-depth and deep peels are also used to treat severe acne. Many people get chemical peels to remove sun spots, age spots or other types of hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. Mild and medium-depth chemical peels can remove sun spots, freckles and sun damage, or help the discoloration fade.
Skin Peels are our specialty at Red Lotus Skin Care Salon in Beaverton, OR with over 25 years of Peel experience.Read Now
Chemical skin peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. They're used to treat acne and other skin conditions. A skin lighten peel can treat hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin. They work by removing layers of skin so that lighter, smoother and younger-looking skin can grow. Skin peels may be superficial, or mild, medium-depth,
Effective ingredients to combat the cause of facial oil, acne and blemishes. Also helps to provide excellent rejuvenation. of irregular skin texture.
A skin peel that is effective in lifting sun damage, pigment and acne scaring.
An effective skin peel for oily skin.
They are able to deliver nutrients and actives deeper into the epidermis than treatment creams or lotion.
How Skin Peels Work
Skin peels work by removing the outermost layers of the skin. Removing the outermost layers of the skin can repair the damage done by age, sun exposure and skin conditions by allowing smooth, healthy new skin to grow. Chemical peels can lighten skin affected by hyperpigmentation or improve the appearance of wrinkles and scars. They're also used to treat skin conditions like acne or remove skin irregularities.
Mild or Superficial Skin Peels
Mild chemical peels are most often used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, mild acne scarring and mild hyperpigmentation. They remove only a small part of the epidermis, or outer layer of skin.
You will need to have a mild skin peel repeated four to six times over a period of two to three months. The results of a mild peel last about one month, but you can have maintenance peels performed monthly.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are the gentlest acids used in skin peels. Lactic acid, glycolic acid.
Lash extensions in Portland, Oregon are not all the same because volume lashes are the best lash extensions out there and we are certified to do them.Read Now
At Red Lotus Lash Salon volume lashes are the hottest new thing and the best holiday gift for women. Originating out of Russia, this new technique gives client's safe, yet stunning volume, and is a quantum leap in innovation to the lash world. For years, we were limited by the number of natural eyelashes our clients had. If they had 100 lashes per eye -- they would get 100 extensions. This is what we were taught was safe, and doing other-wise would compromise natural lash health. These were the days technicians were also using 0.20 and 0.18 diameter extensions though and we have come a LONG way since then!
In the modern lash world, thinner diameter lash extensions rule the lash world. Red Lotus Lash now stocks 0.07 diameter and less. By using thinner (lighter) lash extensions as the main extensions in our lash set, a whole new world of opportunities open, giving you 2 to 3 to 4 lashes per eye lash. This puts mascara out the door. Yeah!
All of these options weigh LESS than one traditional 0.15 lash extension! Not only does Volume lashing mean fuller lash extensions, but the extensions that are applied (usually 200-500 lashes per eye with volume) are also easier to maintain for our clients through breakthrough weight distribution of the lash bases, and added flexibility of thinner diameter extensions.
Eyelash Extensions for the Holidays! Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon is certified and specializes in 3D volume lashes!Read Now
Don't trust your "D's" to anyone who isn't certified! One of my clients moved away and she thought she could get a lash fill done anywhere. But it turns out they were not what she expected nor wanted! Above is a before and after picture of what Jess, the lash tech at Red Lotus, did for her!
So try something great for the holiday season...... a new set of 3D volume lash extensions! 3D volume lash extensions are 2-3 fanned out lash extensions placed on the base of your natural lashes. This creates beautiful, thick, fanned out lashes.
Be prepared to stand out at your next holiday party!