Spring/Summer Skin CareBeauty Spruced Up For Spring-Summer Events…

Your Prom, Graduation and that upcoming Gala are all one-night occasions, but the amount of beauty decisions that go into the evening amount to quite a lot. The first big decision is the dress. Then shoes. Then you’ve got to decide on the hairstyle, what makeup look you’ll be wearing and the manicure that will decorate your nails. Wait…you forgot something important, your skin!

Being ‘Red Carpet’ Ready, can be challenging if you have problem skin. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time or money to invest in a new regimen. For glowing skin, a professional licensed esthetician knows best. Many perform complimentary consultations that include face mapping – a form of skin analysis. This helps them understand the causes of spots or breakouts, provides insight into your skin, and helps create a prescription for a targeted home care regime and professional treatment service designed for glowing, healthy skin.

That pimple on your forehead–what does it mean?

To help prepare you for the affair, we put together a list of beauty tips to keep skin and hair flawless and best of all picture perfect.

Skin MapZone 1 & 3: The Forehead

Congestion may develop here, if you are not cleansing your forehead thoroughly – especially if you are using heavy foundation, or eyebrow makeup.

Zone 2: Between the Eyebrows

Excess oil production between the eyebrows may be causing breakouts, but congestion here may also be due to poor hygiene when removing eyebrow hair.

Zone 4 & 10: The Ears

Comedones (blackheads) can form inside the ear because product and shampoo collects in the ear well.  Using a telephone headset or cellphone may contribute to comedones behind the ear.  If you have nickel allergies and wear earrings containing nickel, you may have resulting redness or irritation.

Zone 5 & 9: The Cheeks

Broken capillaries or redness on the cheeks may come from smoking, or be the result of allergies, sinus problems, or a recent chest infection (i.e., a cough or bronchitis).  If milia or congestion is present, it is probably caused by a cosmetic blush or foundation that is clogging your skin.  Flushing of the cheeks and nose may indicate Rosacea.

Zone 6 & 8: The Eyes

Dark circles or congestion under the surface of the eye orbit are often hereditary, but are worsened by poor elimination and lack of sleep.  The eye area is delicate and needs greater protection from the elements.  Large sunglasses (especially the wrap-around variety) will protect this delicate tissue by reducing sun damage and aging.  Milia around the eyes are often caused by makeup that contains comedogenic ingredients, such as synthetic colors and eye shadows that glitter or have a high shine.

Zone 7: The Nose

Zone 7 tends to have the most congestion due to increased oil production.  A reddened nose can indicate the early stages of Rosacea.  Broken capillaries around the nose may follow a cold or sinus infection, or be caused by improper extraction technique.  Congestion around the upper lip can occur if you use comedogenic lipsticks or liners.  Pigmentation or increased hair growth on the top lip may be caused by hormonal changes or oral contraceptives.

Zones 11 & 13 – The Jawline and Chin

Undersurface congestion can be due to insufficient cleansing, leaving makeup and cleanser residue.  If you’ve had extensive dental surgery, or if you have a TMJ dysfunction you might notice a breakout along the jaw line, near the ears.

Zone 12 -THE CHIN

Breakouts or unusual hair growth can indicate hormonal imbalance, possibly caused by extreme stress. Premenstrual breakouts are also very common on the chin.  Add more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.

Zone 14 – The Neck and Chest

This area is commonly exposed to the sun and should always be protected because it is the first zone to really show signs of aging.  In fact, it deserves all the wonderful care you give your face. Pigmentation may occur here when UV light reacts with perfume.  If so, apply fragrance to areas that are not exposed to sunlight.

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A custom professional skin regimen will have your skin clear and glowing.  Estheticians also offer spot treatments which are great for targeting breakouts in specific zones. A combination of glycolic acid and a high frequency currant will open the pore to allow the skin debris to come to the surface and provide anti-bacterial benefits.  This treatment speeds up the amount of time you have to deal with your blemish, heals it quickly and ensures no scaring or scabbing.

Sometimes the body can become immune to certain acne medications if used over an extended period of time. When combined with the best home-care, regular application of ‘high frequency’ keeps the acne away long after other expensive medications and treatments can fail. High frequency gently cleanses the skin of acne-causing bacteria and unwanted toxins while making the skin more receptive to professional skincare creams and other skin treatments. The results can be extremely dramatic – even after only a few treatments!

You no longer have to put toothpaste on it!

Elayne James

3 Weeks before your Big Event

Visit a professional esthetician for face mapping and begin your new regimen.  Allow a week or two for the changes of this new regimen to take place and to see the benefits!

Enjoy all your special event pictures with your new glowing skin!

Beauty Tips Provided by Elayne James Salon & HairColor Studio

At Elayne James Salon & HairColor Studio, we invite you to walk through our doors to your escape from the everyday. We offer a full array of beauty services from hair coloring & design to hair extensions; Spa services including all natural skincare featuring lightweight to heavyweight peels, gel polish manicures to medical pedicures, microdermabrasion and airbrush tanning.

An award winning Salon Company, Elayne James is most recently awarded Best Hair Salon Of Middletown and Best Of Runner Up in Skincare in 2016! Looking for something new? Schedule a 30 minute consultation complimentary. Open 7 days a week.



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Middletown, DE 19809

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