Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Have you been packing on the moisturizer but your skin is still feeling “dry”?

If your skin is suffering from the winter blues, it is most likely caused by dehydrated skin. It can be confusing as both dry and dehydrated skin can have you feeling tight, flaky, dull and itchy. Dry skin specifically lacks sebum (oil) and is a skin type that you are born with. Dehydrated skin lacks water and ANY skin type can be dehydrated - including oily skin! Dehydrated skin can be triggered many different ways, such as weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption.

How can you prevent dehydrated skin?

Of course, drinking lots of water is key for healthy skin; however, your skincare products can help to make sure that water reaches the deep layers of your skin and actually stays there. To ensure your skin absorbs water to the best of its ability, skincare professionals recommend using products with a humectant. A humectant is an important ingredient in skincare, as this molecule attracts water and can hold up to 1000x its weight in it. Some humectants to look out for when using products are aloe, honey and hyaluronic acid. While the word ‘acid’ may sound scaring when discussing skincare, hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule that not only has a great ability to hold water, but can also adjust hydration according to the humidity levels. This means that products with this ingredient will keep your skin safe even in the dry, winter cold or in the hot, arid summer.

Your To Do List for Amazing Hydrated Skin:

· Turn your steamy showers down a notch

· Ensure your products are right for you - check with your aesthetician to be sure your cleanser isn’t doing you more harm then good

· Exfoliate your dead skin away - thank you, next

· Add products like hyaluronic acid, cucumber and algae to your skin regimen - water based serums are key

· Kick caffeine and alcohol to the curb and drink a ton of water

· Add a humidifier to your bedroom

· Eat your veggies - diet is so important

Looking for some products with hyaluronic acid?

If you want to see the effects hyaluronic acid will have on your skin, GLOW Beauty Bar uses and sells multiple moisturizers, cleansers, serums and other skincare products that include all of these hydrating ingredients.

If you are searching for a product to use daily, Glo has a variety of moisturizers and creams filled with natural and beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. We recommend Glo Skin Beauty's daily hydration serum.

Come visit us at GLOW Beauty Bar and we can find the product that’s right for you and your skin!

Updated: May 30, 2019

No matter how many beauty or skin care treatments you get, you will not see permanent results by using cheap or old materials. Quality over Quantity, right? This old adage holds truth in pretty much every sector of human life – and this includes the beauty industry.

When it comes to receiving beauty, health or skin care treatments, it is not the time to ‘cheap-out.’ We all love a bargain, but it is important to be sure that your amazing price deal is not associated with the type of results you will recieve. Cheap spa equipment and products can leave you with very temporary results, meaning you will have to spend even more money to finally get a permanent change. Sometimes these cheaper alternatives can - god forbid- even produce negative effects.

That is why at GLOW Beauty Bar, we promise our clients that quality is one of our top priorities. Allow this article to be your verbal tour of just some of the quality technology and products that we use during our treatments and services!

One of the most popular services currently trending in the beauty industry is laser hair removal. When a treatment involves the words ‘pulses of laser,’ it is really not something to mess around with. GLOW Beauty Bar is proud to use the Lightsheer Desire, as it always delivers not only amazing, but also permanent results in hair loss! Furthermore, this machine makes the average treatment time much shorter by using a larger 22x35mm spot size – meaning hair removal on the legs can be done in a jiffy. This new ‘vacuum’ technology that the Lightsheer Desire uses activates the skin’s tactile and pressure receptors by gently sucking the skin, which in turn inhibits the transmission of pain. With all these added benefits, it’s no surprise that this machine is the gold standard in the industry for being a leader in laser and energy based technology.

Looking for an anti-aging, acne or hyperpigmentation treatment that will leave your skin smooth and hydrated? A dermal infusion is what you need! Dermalinfusion is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and the infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance. We use a technology called ‘Silkpeel Dermalinfusion’ that simultaneously cleans and exfoliates your skin, while also infusing your skin with customizable serums. These serums can vary depending on desired results. This new technology and process eliminates time gaps between all these skincare steps for optimal absorption of said serums.

At GLOW, we have many services to help you get the smooth, even complexion you have always wanted. Our LED Light Therapy Facial is one that continues to stun our clients with the results. For this facial, we use the Celluma Pro LED – a new and safe all-in-one system for numerous skin concerns. This treatment is proven to treat acne and to reduce pigmentation, inflammation and wrinkles by emitting UV-free infrared light energy to give damaged cells more energy, allowing them to work more efficiently and undergo cellular change. For more information on our LED Light Therapy, check out our blog!

What’s better than a basic facial? A Medi-facial! At GLOW Beauty Bar, we put our own creative spin on a basic facial to bring you an all-in-one facial. This Medi-facial features all the steps of a basic facial, such as cleansing and high frequency, but also includes dermaplaning, LED light therapy and a Knesko facemask. During our Facial services, we use a series of different high quality technologies and products. ‘NuFace’ technology is unique to our Medi-Facial, as this handheld, award-winning device gently massages your face with micro-currents to give you a smooth, toned complexion. To learn more about dermplaning and GLOW Beauty Bar’s dermplaning experience and expertise, check out our blog!

One last treatment that is popular among clients is Micro Needling. While ‘needling’ sounds scary, GLOW Beauty Bar uses numbing cream to make our clients more comfortable. Many clients report a feeling similar to exfoliation. This treatment promotes skin repair and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other signs of aging. We use the one and only eDermaStamp by Dermaspark. Microneedling induces collagen and elastin production within the treated area to give clients their desired result. It is important to note that this equipment (the eDermaStamp) is the original device of its kind and many beauty spas try to mimic this technology with cheaper imitations. To learn about the dangers and risks of imitations, read this article by Dermaroller.

GLOW Beauty Bar is your 100% trusted medi-spa. While you may know lots about these treatments after reading this article, how do you know which is right for you? Luckily, we can help you!

Did you know that GLOW Beauty Bar gives every client a free skincare consultation in order for our skincare professionals to properly assess your needs? While our experts are very proficient in identifying skincare concerns, we use the Reveal Skin Imager to give you the most accurate consultation we can. This technology uses a scan of your face to show us what is in the way of complexion perfection such as sun damage, brown spots or red pigmentation.

We want to help you achieve perfect skin through a 'guaranteed results' and safe way! Call us today to book a consultation to find out which treatments are best for you.

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Updated: May 30, 2019

Fads come and go but we’re here to tell you which ones are actually worth considering. There are some facials that celebrities try and we wonder why they do. However, some of them end up making their way into the industry and become a staple of every respectable spa’s services. GLOW wants to remind you that we offer Dermaplaning - a quick and guaranteed way to even and smooth out your complexion by ridding your face of dead skin cells!

But first, let’s talk about the process of dermaplaning is before you Google a picture and run. Your skincare professional will use a sterile scalpel to essentially shave off layers of dead skinned villus hair on your face, revealing a bright, new, smooth, shiny complexion. However, it isn’t as simple as a quick shave. The technique requires your esthetician to have a delicate touch to ensure no damage to your face. It is able to remove up to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells and the results can last up to a month. It also has the added benefit of facial hair removal. Say goodbye to peach fuzz! It’s not only meant to reveal a bright complexion, but also a smooth one. Don't worry, your peach fuzz WON'T grow back thicker and darker.

One of the best things to know about this procedure is there’s typically no downtime for healing and its a safe treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding! This procedure is simply smoothing - not penetrating. And speaking of penetrating, your skincare products will be able to be absorbed much more directly into the skin now that all those dead skin cells are out of the way. However, many clients find that the best feature of dermaplaning is its ability to significantly lighten post inflammatory hyper pigmentation and scars from past acne. Dermaplaning can even prevent breakouts, as makeup, oils and dead skin cells get stuck onto the vellus hair shaft. Make sure to speak to your esthetician about a proper skincare routine to extend the results of your glowing skin!

Also, as simple as it sounds to shave, this isn’t something that should be attempted at home. Even with the correct equipment it takes lots of training to have a steady hand so be sure to ask a trusted professional. As scary as the word ‘scalpel’ may sound, it is a simple, safe, and fast procedure. Think of it as another form of exfoliation - a step that many of us forget to incorporate into our routine.

To add to the results or if you would like to address any other skin concerns, you can even add to the treatment by getting a peel afterwards - something that’s gentle and will simply help the skin cells generate and turnover at a quicker pace. Of course, this is to be determined by your skin type. When visiting your esthetician for a consultation about what treatment is best for you, make sure to ask as many questions as possible. This treatment can work for most, if not all skin types, but what you want to add on to this treatment, whether it be a peel or a mask, can depend on what types of sensitivities you have.

If you’re looking to try something new with guaranteed results, you now have the basic information to get started!

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