Eyelash extensions are the new rave these days. Don’t have lashes? No problem! We have an app for that. Okay, just kidding, but really? How cool is it that you don’t have to be born with them to have beautiful long lashes? Our fabulous lash techs here at Cru’ are truly talented. If you know a little bit about eyelash extensions then you know they are individually placed on your real lashes and that you must book with an experienced tech. Someone who knows what they’re doing. Just how you wouldn’t go to just anyone to get your balayage color for your summer “do”, DO NOT just go to anyone for those luscious lashes. Here are a few Eyelash Extension tips and rules:
Arlin is one of our fabulous estheticians here at Crú. Before we reveal her tips, here is a little bit of background about her.
“I have been attracted to the beauty industry and have had a passion for skin care ever since I was a teenager. Taking care of my skin was always a priority to me; I would research different products and try them out myself. I started getting a lot of compliments on my skin and people would ask me what I did to make my skin look so awesome. I loved letting people know what I was doing with my skin and giving them tips on what products to use. I then realized I would love to do it as a profession! I wanted to help people look and feel great about their skin. After all, our skin is the largest organ in our body,
OH. MY. GOSH! I am obsessed! I am truly obsessed with the Oxygen Infusion Facial! If you’ve never tried it, you absolutely need to experience one. A lot of you may not know what it is, (I didn’t know what it was until I saw the machine) so I’ve done a ton of research on it, and I am here to tell you all about it! So the first thing I did was Google it, duh!
So, call me cliché, but the way I always hear about the latest and greatest is if celebs are doing it. Well, the most recent thing I’ve seen that piqued my curiosity, was some sort of light mask. I keep seeing different celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kourtney Kardashian post videos on Snap Chat, or pictures on Instagram using it.
And I thought, what in the world is that thing?! It kind of looks like a tanning bed, but for your face (also, just a little bit creepy). Well, just the other day my Spa Director told me about an enhancement that we will soon offer for our facials called, LED Light Therapy. After reading about it, I realized that was the same as those masks! They are LED Light Therapy Masks.
Ever wonder how models and celebs are always radiant and keep their skin so smooth and all year round?? Well fortunately we know Miranda Kerr’s secret. Dailymail.co.uk tells us that “After she’s had her lemon water and before she slips into the shower, Miranda swears by dry body brushing, which she describes as an ‘integral part’ of her daily regime.” What in the world is dry body brushing, you ask?
You know those super impersonal spa gift baskets you get from a coworker or someone that doesn’t know you very well? Well most of them have a little brush or two stuffed inside that usually end up some where under your bathroom sink tossed behind your cotton balls and gigantic box of Q-Tips.
Those are used for dry brushing. It’s pretty self-explanatory, you begin by brushing the skin over your entire body in a sweeping motion towards your heart. This exfoliates the skin, but also to unclog pores to eliminate toxins from your body.
Annet King, director of global education for Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, says the procedure helps remove “stagnant toxins” that break down connective tissue, leading to cellulite.
Did I just hear that correctly? Dry brushing helps to remove cellulite? That’s it, I’m sold. So basically, dry brushing is THE BOMB. Here is a simple “How To” on Dry Brushing.
Step One: Begin by purchasing a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush preferably with a long handle so it can reach all areas of your body. Also, if dry brushing is going to be a new part of your regime, make sure to find a bristle brush with soft bristles, as to not damage the skin.
Step Two: Get naked for this one! The best times to dry brush are before showering, before you slip on your gym clothes or before bedtime.
Step Three: Begin brushing by starting at the bottoms of your feet and work your way up towards your calves moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart with firm pressure as to invigorate the skin. We suggest brushing several times in each area, and overlapping as you go.
Step Four: Slip into the shower and rinse off the dead skin. The combination of the warm steam from the shower will help to detoxify and eliminate toxins and your newly fresh skin will open its pores and soften.
Step Five: Pat yourself dry and remember to moisturize. Your skin will be more receptive to natural fruit oil like rose hip or coconut oil.
Twice a day is recommended for best results. Try this for 30 days and see the results of brighter and smoother skin. If you’re wondering how to clean your new beauty brush, it’s simple. Soap and water once a week will do the trick and leave out to dry.
Cru Day Spa will be offering Dry Brushing in 2017 as a sweet enhancement that you can add to any massage! Add dry brushing to your massages, do your part at home, and come spring time, your legs will be ready for those daisy dukes!