The Benefits of Wax Hair Removal
Have you considered wax hair removal for face and body? There are many misconceptions about hair removal. It’s important to know that waxing doesn't have to be an uncomfortable experience and that the rewards of waxing are well worth it. Whether you're headed out on vacation or considering waxing as your method of hair removal this summer, read on to learn how wax hair removal can free up your life.
Heidi Phifer Esthetics serves one client at a time so you can receive these intimate services in privacy and confidentiality. When you arrive for your first session, you will be greeted with an intake form. This give us an opportunity to thoroughly discuss your skin, aftercare and any concerns you may have with waxing. After the consultation you will be given a few moments to settle in on the heated treatment bed. We will then proceed with the service which you will find goes by fairly quickly.
Your skin will be gently prepped with a cleansing solution. A variety of soft and hard waxes are available for even the most sensitive skin, one or multiple waxes will be selected depending on your skin type and/or area to be waxed. After thorough hair removal your skin will be soothed and nourished with aftercare products appropriate for your skin type.
If you struggle with ingrown hairs, you will find that waxing is your solution. Waxing pulls hair from the root, when the new hair grows in, it has a fine tip. The hair growth lays flat to the skin as it grows, leaving the skin free from stubble and irritation. Heidi Phifer Esthetics offers home care to reduce ingrown hair and irritation associated with hair removal. We also offer 10 minute ingrown treatments to deeply exfoliate and release ingrown hairs and congestion. These treatments can be done in a series prior to hair removal for more serious cases and/or done after the waxing service to keep the skin clear.
Hair does NOT grow back thicker, longer, or darker. This is an old wives tale. Waxing weakens the follicle and over time hair growth cycles synchronize, leading to a longer duration between waxes (smoother skin for longer), less discomfort (a weakened papilla and finer hair results in less pull) and less irritation (a hair free follicle holds less bacteria).
Consistent waxing will ultimately leave the skin beautiful, clean and smooth. This month, Heidi Phifer Esthetics is offering a free patch test to anyone who is interested in waxing so you can see for yourself that waxing doesn't have to be uncomfortable.
Skin Script Clarifying Toner Pads
Every man, woman and teen should have Skin Script Clarifying Toner Pads on hand. Not only is this product effective at clearing teen and adult acne, but these easy to use pads are great for preventing and relieving ingrown hairs and other irritations associated with waxing or shaving.
Happy New Year and thanks for a great 2015!
Now that winter weather has officially settled in, you may be starting to see and feel changes in your skin. This is the time to reassess your skin care regimen. Protecting our skin is our biggest defense against aging which is why using the appropriate products consistently, is so important. Consultations are always complimentary and I always welcome you to ask for my suggestions.
Below I have listed some of my favorite products for winter skin care as well as some tips on usage. After you’ve finished reading about products, I will tell you how my featured treatment of this month, the Lactic Chemical Peel can refresh your complexion and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy all winter long.
Winter Skin Care Suggestions
Seems like a no-brainer but the proper moisturizer can greatly improve the skin. An effective moisturizer should feed your skin with actives that are beneficial to your skincare goals while acting as a barrier to prevent moisture loss and to maintain the integrity of your natural barrier.
My personal favorite is the Skin Script Hydrating Moisturizer, for normal, dry, dehydrated, chapped or irritated skin. This delicious and naturally scented product builds collagen and reduces wrinkle depth. Seaweed binds moisture in the skin while Aloe soothes, calms and hydrates. Rose Hip strengthens capillaries and soothes inflamed skin.
Don't Neglect the Eyes
This delicate area is the first to show signs of aging. Skin Script's Tri-peptide Eye Cream and Peptide Eye Serum hydrate and protect while reducing puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Don’t forget, it is never too early for prevention!
Skin Script Cucumber Hydration Toner helps to balance the acid mantle and heal the skin. This refreshing mist soothes and binds moisture in the skin. This is a perfect solution for chapped or windburned skin. Apply after cleansing and/or throughout the day.
Ageless Hydrating Serum, for all skin types, dramatically improves dehydrated and dry skin, acneic and milia-prone skin. This product is packed with peptides and hydrators and is to be applied under moisturizer in the morning or alone in the evening.
Sunscreen is just as important in the cooler months as in the warmer months. Skin Script’s Sheer Protection SPF 30 provides UVA/UVB protection and can be worn over moisturizer when exposed to the sun for extended periods or mixed with with your favorite moisturizer for daily wear.
Skin Script Lip Balm with SPF 15 protects and heals the lips with Aloe and Vitamin E in a coconut base.
Get a Glow
Give your skin a soft glow or deep tan with St. Tropez tanning products! Easy to apply mousses and lotions come in a range of shades from light to dark as well as in gradual tan formulas. St. Tropez Mousse has been a personal favorite of mine for a decade and I honestly don’t think I could live without it! Give it a try and I will send you home with instructions or even show you how to use it.
Featured Treatment of January - The Lactic Chemical Peel
The Featured Treatment of the month is the Lactic Chemical Peel with Alpha-Arbutin and Kojic Acid. This treatment has become a fast favorite as there are instant results and no down time. This treatment exfoliates, softens, hydrates, reduces fine lines, lightens and corrects hyper-pigmentation. Lactic Acid is a milk-based AHA that gently hydrates, exfoliates and improves the appearance of wrinkles. Alpha-Arbutin is a skin lightener that corrects uneven skin tone. Kojic Acid lightens discolorations and slows melanin production.
This treatment is quite comfortable, on a scale of 1 to 5, (5 being the highest sensation), you’ll experience a tingle factor of about a 2, just while the chemical peel is working. There is no down time or noticeable “peeling” of the skin. Almost immediately you can experience supple, smooth hydrated skin.
Read below to hear one client's experience with the Lactic Chemical Peel after just two treatments!
“Recently I was given a gift certificate for a facial at Heidi's salon by a good friend as a birthday gift.
I was very happy and pleasantly surprised at the end result. My skin looked and felt, for all intents and purposes 5 years younger (and at 71 years of age that's as good as 20 years young)!
I was amazed at how smooth and hydrated my skin was. My makeup glided on and there was no “built-up” look. Without knowing what had transpired, a few friends remarked, "your skin looks really good".
I had scheduled another appt for after Christmas, but because of the results of my first visit, I decided to have another a few days before Christmas, hoping the second visit would be as good if not better than the first, and it was.
Again I feel great and feel like my skin looks a bit younger again. The one thing that I noticed after the 2nd visit was fine lines appeared to have diminished to some extent and this is only after 2 treatments.
My plans are to continue this regimen as often as possible.
I hope that you will give it at least one try, I don't think you'll regret your decision” - Pam
If you do give the Lactic Chemical Peel a try in the month of January, You will receive a complimentary LED Light Therapy session after your peel, to further increase collagen growth as well as healing and regeneration of the skin.