In an effort to help educate our clients, Clin-Spa
is providing questions and answers to our most
frequently asked questions about facials, peels,
skincare, makeup and waxing.
you would like to submit a question to one of our
therapists please email the question to
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questions in a timely manner.
1.) It seems like all of my friends are getting
facials. Are facials really that important?
Getting monthly facials used to be done as an
occasional indulgence. Today, facials are
recognized for being an important maintenance
for healthy skin. Facials are great for
clearing out clogged pores, removing dead skin,
brightening the skin, relaxing your body and
soul and making you feel wonderful!
2.) I noticed that Clin-Spa offers many different
types of facials. How do I know which one is right
for my skin?
Your skin care therapist (Aesthetician) will
determine which treatment is the best for you.
the first visit, all clients fill out a confidential
skin health survey which is discussed in detail
with you. We talk about products and different
treatments you had in the past to determine what
will work for you today.
3.) How often should I get a facial?
The time frequency for facials depends on your skin
needs as well as your budget and time constraints.
Facials can be done on a weekly or bi-monthly basis.
For maintenance, clients typically have facials
monthly. But for some people an initial series of
facials or peels can yield the best results.
4.) My wedding is coming up soon and I was
thinking about getting a facial. When is the best
time to schedule this?
Ideally, before a big event like your wedding you
want to start getting facials and using good
products for at least six months to a year in
advance of the date. If you want a facial right
before your wedding then we suggest doing so at
least one week in advance.
5.) What method do you use to remove blemishes
from the skin?
To remove blemishes we use our gloved fingers
wrapped in tissue and with a very gentle massaging
motion we push the debris out of your pores. Professional strength products used
in our facials help to prep the skin for easier
6.) I would like to get a facial peel but I don't
know what to expect. Please tell me more about your
Clin-Spa facial peels are superficial, rejuvenation treatments that affect only the dead
outermost layer of your skin. Our peels
range from mild to mid-depth and deep. Mild
rejuvenation is included in all of our facials. The
after affects of mild peels will be minimal and may
create tighter, dryer skin and some mild flaking for
one to two days after the facial. Then your skin
will be brighter, healthier, and smoother and have a
nice glow. In order to see the full benefits of mild
rejuvenation we recommend having them in a series of
treatments every one to two weeks.
Mid-depth and deep rejuvenation can create a
longer recovery period lasting five to seven days.
The skin gets extremely dry, tight and red like mild
sunburn. Then the skin turns browner, and eventually
peels. Results from a mid-depth to deep peel are
much more dramatic and include the following:
Benefits of skin peels:
- Smoothes rough, dry skin
- Improves texture of sun damaged skin
- Helps control acne and removes blemishes
- Corrects pigmentation problems
- Builds up the integrity of sensitive skin
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1.) How will my skin care therapist
(Aesthetician) determine what skin care products are
right for my skin?
During the consultation part of your facial, your
aesthetician will discuss a number of things with
you in order to make proper recommendations for you
skin care regime. We will talk to you about your
current product usage, your skin issues and your
lifestyle. It's important to look at the whole
person when recommending products.
2.) If I use more than one product on my skin
after I cleanse (e.g., eye cream, moisturizer,
self-tanner, sunscreen), is there a special order to
layer the products?
Yes, there is a recommended order to apply
your skin care products. Our rule of thumb
is "thinnest to thickest". After cleansing
your skin, the thinnest product (toner) is
applied first, then gels, serums, lotions,
creams and end with sunscreen.
3.) What exactly is a treatment product?
A treatment product actually feeds the skin with
active ingredients that will benefit the skin to
make changes. The following are examples of
treatment products at Clin-Spa:
- Vitamin A: This is the skin normalizer and
will even out your oil and dryness, clear your
pores, hydrate, even out your skin tone and give
you that healthy glow.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a
free radical scavenger, helps in the formation
of collagen, and reduces pigmentation blemishes.
- Epicuren's enzyme: A protein enzyme complex
that increases the elasticity and firmness or
the skin, reduces pigmentation and regulates the
skin's oil and dryness.
4.) My doctor wants me to use hydroquinone to
bleach my skin but I noticed your web site says to
use with caution. Why should I use hydroquinone with
Hydroquinone is the only ingredient approved
by the FDA as a skin lightener. In many
countries around the world hydroquinone is
either banned or illegal because of the
potential damage that can occur. Typical side
effects of topical hydroquinone are generally mild
when used in low concentrations; however tingling or
burning on application and subsequent erythema and
inflammation can occur in over 30% of users with
higher occurrences in formulations approaching a
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1.) How often should I get waxed?
Typically clients get waxed every 4 weeks
although for the first wax you want to let your
hair grow out for as long as possible so the
hair growth is all on the same growth stage.
2.) I had my legs waxed but noticed that my legs
were not as silky smooth as I would have expected.
Please explain why this happened.
Hair grows in three stages. If you chose to start
waxing at any given time you may not have given the
hair a chance to grow out and get on the same stage
of hair growth. When this happens, client's notice
they feel stubble growing out right after they
waxed. We suggest planning your waxing appointments
to let all the hairs grow out which for some people
could be four to six weeks.
3.) I would like to get rid of the hairs above my
upper lip but a friend told me if I waxed it off
then my hair would grow back darker and heavier. Is
Your friend is passing along an "old-wives-tale" about hair waxing. I'm not sure how or why this rumor started. It may be because after we wax we are so amazed with the results that we keep looking at our smooth skin that once had hair. Then when the hair grows back we don't remember how much hair we really had there and we are comparing the new growth to our smooth skin that we remember having just one month ago.
The truth is that waxing removes the hair at the root and when consistently done it gradually destroys the hair root which then causes the hair to grow back thinner and eventually not at all. Everyone knows someone who has over-waxed their brow hairs and is left with very thin brows.
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1.) How do you determine what look and/or colors
to use for makeup applications?
During our makeup consultations we ask a lot of
questions to determine what each client is looking
for. We take into consideration things like where
you live, were you work, how much time you have for
makeup, etc. We also examine your eye color, hair
color and skin to pick out colors which will enhance
your facial features.
2.) Why do you use mineral makeup instead of
regular liquid makeup?
We use mineral makeup because it's
actually good for your skin. Mineral makeup is
composed of natural minerals from the earth like
zinc and titanium dioxide. These ingredients are
anti-inflammatory which mean they calm red,
irritated skin as well as help heal acne and rosacea.
Mineral makeup does not "clog" the skin or melt of
in hot weather like traditional liquid makeup. The
products we prefer are pressed mineral compacts as
appose to loose minerals which can be messy and hard
to use. Our mineral makeup is four products in one;
foundation, powder, concealer and SPF 20.
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1.) I have tried everything for my acne and oily
skin. What do you recommend?
You are not alone in
experiencing acne. Men and women, young and older
have experienced or are experiencing some form of
acne at one point in their life.
Here are our suggestions for acne:
- Wash twice at night. The first cleanse is to remove any makeup, dirt, grime, pollution, sunscreen, etc. The second time is to actually cleanse the skin. When cleansing the skin, always wash your hands first. Then wash your face with lukewarm water using your fingers or gauze pads in upward, circular motions.
- Use a glycolic toner to degrease the skin
and prepare it for treatment products. In
order for treatment products to work
appropriately, your skin must be completely free
of all sebum.
- After toning and cleansing, apply vitamin A
(retinol) to entire face and neck. Then
apply an exfoliation product to the whole face
or spot treat the blemished area. You may
also want to treat blemished skin with other
blemish treatments that contain
- Avoid the sun because this causes the skin to thicken which can lead to skin that is more easily obstructed by a blemish.
- Make sure your diet is healthy; rich in fruits and veggies-avoiding sugar and white flour and supplements with vitamins A, B5, C, D, E, Zinc and Selenium.
- Avoid iodine and fast food.
- For some people, antibiotics and/or hormonal therapy (birth control pill) may be necessary.
2.) I moisturize all the time but my skin still
feels dry. What can I do?
Moisturizing dry skin is like putting a Band-Aid
on a sore. It feels good when we immediately
moisturize, but if we don't keep applying the cream
our skin gets dry again. You need to take steps to
actually change or improve your skin by using
products that correct your dryness.
Do this for dry skin:
- Use a mild foaming or gentle cleanser.
- Apply vitamin A to relieve and normalize dry
skin as well as to exfoliate the dead, top layer
so other products can penetrate.
- If your skin is thin and sensitive use a
barrier moisturizer to protect it from the
elements especially in very dry or cold
- Moisturize from the inside out by taking
oral supplements like ultra purified fish oil,
evening primrose oil, flaxseed, hyaluronic acid
and vitamin E.
- It's true; drink plenty of water…more than
you think. At least an ounce of purified or
filtered water for half of your body weight.
- Eat well! Fruits and veggies, salmon, eggs,
and almonds. Avoid sugar and white flour.
- Exercise every day. Aim for some form of
cardio, strength and flexibility training.
3.) Can you please tell me how to recognize the
signs of skin cancer?
Skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) can appear
as red, scaling skin that scabs and doesn't heal. It
may also have a white bump that looks like a wart.
Basal cell carcinoma can appear as white, shiny
bumps or can have tiny blood vessels around the
border. Consult a dermatologist if you have a spot
that you are unsure of and does not go away.
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