We are all for taking a few moments during your days for self-care. Self-care not only takes care of your skin and hair but it makes us feel good about ourselves. Here Chelsea shows you the steps on how to give yourself an in home Facial while you are unable to see her or Victoria at either one of our spaces. We can not wait to rebook all of you for a good facial to cleanse your skin and soul! Please share or comment with any questions you have about your skin.
I know we may all be struggling a bit with those grey hair starting to pop out or even your color growing out a bit. In this video Jessica shares some really great tips on how to camouflage until you can see us again. Thank you to everyone for the support and the views.
Put The Scissors Down
We know some of you out there are struggling with your hair and thinking about going to the scissor drawer and thinking to yourself it can’t be that hard? Put the scissors down, walk away and watch this video from Jessica our in Salon educator talking about what to do with your split ends while you wait for us to be reopened! Leave a comment on any questions you may have and we will make another video or get back to you in the comments section.
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Is everyone ready for Back To Bliss’s annual March Perm Extravaganza? We are and we can’t wait to see everyone in March getting their Perms done. Make sure to book now to secure your spot in the month of March.
Get 15% OFF any perm during the month of March; this includes specialty wraps as well. Make sure to mention this blog/post when booking your perm to get the offer.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Week, or Month with a Chocolate Facial from our own Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess. Let the chocolate invigorate your skin while the Lemon, Tumeric, Orange and other amazing healthy ingredients secretly improve the tone and texture of your skin. We can make this facial a couples facial if you would like to bring your significant other in for Valentines Day.
This service includes an Exfoliating Cleanse, Chocolate Mask, Massage, Treatment Oil and Moisturizer. You will also get to try our Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub and have an application of our Featured Product of the Month, Jane Iredale’s Lip Drink, to keep your lips smooth and protected from the harsh winter winds.
Also make sure to grab your Lip Drink (10% off) at the Reception Desk to maintain the wonderful silky smoothness that this product helps to preserve.
Here at Back To Bliss we love to keep every aspect of natural and organic lifestyle true. With Jane Iredale’s Lip Drink we can make sure that with the SPF protection your lips will stay smooth and healthy through the winter months. Lip Drink Lip Balm will quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented.
For the month of February Back To Bliss will be running a great deal with Mara, one of our Associate Level Stylist. Mara LOVES coloring and being creative! She has put some really great work out on our Instagram Page! Back To Bliss Instagram
What’s The Deal?
Get any color service with her this month and receive $10 off . This will only be running this month so make sure to get your spot before they fill up.Click here to Book with Mara Now!
*Offer only lasts for the month of February. The service needs to be done within the month of February to be counted redeemable. Make sure to mention this post when booking appointment to get the amazing offer.*
We are happy to announce that each month we will be featuring one of our staffs favorite product at 10% off. This month, we are featuring Carrie’s favorite, Hyland’s Muscle Therapy Gel – with Arnica. She is a Master Massage Therapist here at Back To Bliss and she knew right away what product she would choose for the staff pick favorites. She explains that this is her favorite because, “I like the way it works in the skin, it isn’t oily or sticky when rubbed in. It brings instant pain relief and it has helped a lot of my clients.” This is what our other staff members are saying about Arnica Muscle Therapy Gel. “It is such a wonderful product, and the best part is that it doesn’t have a scent and it’s better for your body than most products out there.”
Muscle Therapy Gel – with Arnica
Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica is the one of the first natural remedies for inflammation, reduction in swelling, bruising and trauma to a specified area. One of the main properties that are used in this product is Arnica. What is Arnica, you ask? Keep on reading to learn more.
Arnica is actually Arnica Montana and it is derived from a daisy plant. It has many known alias’s such as: Fall Herb, Mountain Daisy, Leopard’s Bane, Wellbestow, Wolf’s Bane, and Wound Herb. It is said to originate from Europe in the high-elevation of areas that surround, and including mountains. Arnica really loves it sun and really thrives in it with the amazing terrain and cultivated soil. Arnica dates back into the 1500s and was used for the same as it is today, pain and muscle relief. You can use it in two different ways: topically – such as creams, gels (Muscle Therapy Gel), ointments; and orally – which can only be used in the homeopathic form – pills, tablets, and liquids.
All of our Staff recommends this product and our families use it, as well, to treat any bump or bruise. Can be used by children, pets, athletes, adults, anyone with pain.
Footnotes: http://www.arnica.com/category/about-arnica/ https://www.britishhomeopathic.org/charity/how-we-can-help/articles/homeopathic-medicines/a/arnica-montana/
Holiday Celebrations are underway and we wanted to celebrate by introducing to you our Andes Mint Back Facial. This Facial is an exclusive offer that will only be around the month of December, so don’t wait to book! It is available at all locations!
When you book our Andes Mint Back Facial you will indulge in this chocolate goodness with a hint of mint to awaken your senses and acquire all the benefits that this back facial has to offer. The rich chocolate mask flushes your skin with a beautiful rosy glow while the chocolate increases microcirculation.
What are Back Facials and Why would I want to get one? To Answer those Questions we pulled some tidbits from one of Victoria’s blogs called Back Facials ARE a thing you can read this full article below!
Who benefits from it?
Back facials are for anyone who is looking to keep healthy looking skin, but here is a list of people they would be very beneficial for.
- Those who want to feel deeply relaxed
- Those who experience breakouts on their back, neck, and shoulders
- Those with scarring from burns (or other more intense scarring)
- Those with dry, itchy skin
- Those with inflammation
- Even those who want to keep healthy skin
What does a back facial consist of?
Back facials are very similar to face facials in the way that they follow a very similar protocol.
The service includes:
Dry brushing to remove those dead, dry skin cells
Cleanser that is specifically for you skin type
An exfoliation to get rid of pore clogging debris
A lovely back massage (everyone loves a back rub, don’t they?)
A treatment mask to help your skin receive the maximum benefit
Healing and restoring cream to hold in the skin’s moisture
This service also includes extractions (if needed), a steamer to help open the pores and make the service even more relaxing; and a scalp, neck, and arm massage.
When purchasing the Andes Mint Back Facial make sure to grab your Peppermint Bliss Gift Set to receive a Peppermint Oil for Free. You can also purchase the Peppermint Bliss Gift Set separately for a low price of $35.
Peppermint Essential Oil:
- Treats Acne
- Nourishes Dull Skin
- Boosts Energy
- Relieves Headaches
- Improves the texture of oily or greasy skin.
Hylunia Healing & Restoring Cream:
- Helps to heal very dry, cracked, scaly skin.
- Softens thick, calloused skin.
- Good for all areas of the body.
Why Skin Care is important:
More often than not, people look past the fact that a skin routine is a very important part of their daily routine. You may ask why? Well our skin is the largest organ on our body so why shouldn’t you be giving it more attention than anything else. The exposure our skin receives daily should be more than enough to convince you to want to always baby your skin. When it comes to our skin we want to keep it looking radiant, young, and healthy for as long as possible and that is why a daily skin routine and monthly facials are very important for our skin’s health. In order to start a skin routine towards flawless skin we must first determine a regular routine for our skin that will be suitable for it. You’ll want to determine what type of skin you have and in order to do that you will have to give yourself a little skin examination.
Here’s a little self examination quiz you can take to help determine your skin type:
1) How would you describe your skin? (you may choose more than one)
- Tight feeling,
2) How do the pores on your skin look?
- Large, noticeable
- Small, can’t see them
- Not too big or small, average
3) Do you experience any sort of skin conditions? (you may choose more than one)
- Minor breakouts
- Severe acne (painful, inflamed)
- Redness of skin (especially when eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol, or being exposed to heat)
- Red-Pinkish flushing of the skin (not caused by anything)
- Sensitivity (occurs with certain product- more harsh)
- Discoloration of the skin (lighter than normal/darker than normal in places)
- Aging (wrinkles, laugh lines, etc)
Once you complete the quiz, keep your results to help you determine what type of products would be best suited for your skin type. Of course since this isn’t an in person consultation your results can vary compared to the basic determination below.
Skin Type Results:
- If your skin tends to have larger pores, its shinier, and you get minor to severe acne chances are you have oily skin.
- Skin that is matte, pores aren’t too large or small, and a skin concern makes your skin normal and depending on which choices you picked in question #3 can determine if you’re skin is normal to aging, normal to sensitive, etc.
- Skin has redness (not everyone), has sensitivities moves you more into the sensitive skin category depending on the severity. Skin sensitivities causes the skin to get red when it a product is too harsh on it.
- Tight feeling, flaky skin, with small, hard to see pores brings your skin type to dry. Generally, skin that is more dry with aging would be placed into the mature skin category but premature wrinkles are a concern in some people.
- Skin that is a mixture of pore size; shine and matte will put your skin type into the combination skin type. This means your skin is a mix of oily to dry (oily in some places, dry in other), normal to oily (shiny in T-zone: forehead, nose,chin, matte elsewhere), etc.
When it comes to skin concerns:
Redness of the skin due to a cause (spicy food, alcohol, excess heat) and appears like little red bumps or like a rash means there is a high chance you have Rosacea.)
- Reddish/Pinkish flushing of the skin that is always there and isn’t worsened by anything is an unknown condition that several people deal with. It is harmless but can be very annoying. It can make it harder to find a foundation that doesn’t look unnatural. There can be
- Discoloration of the skin (can appear in small spots or large areas):
- f lighter: hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigment), caused by melanin depletion or a decrease in amino acid tyrosine, responsible for allowing melanocytes to produce melanin
- if darker: hyperpigmentation (overproduction of skin pigment), caused when melanin produced too much and forms darker spots on the skin.
- As far as the others go they are fairly self explanatory. But if you are experiencing severe acne or premature aging you will want to get that checked out because the conditions may worsen if gone untreated.
In order to determine skin concerns you can come in for a facial to receive more information on your skin and also to get a more in depth analysis of your skin. Like mentioned before this little skin type determination test is just to get a basic idea of where your skin type lies.
Your skin care routine and monthly facials:
Included in your skincare routine you will want to have a cleanser, toner, treatment, mask (once a week), and moisturizer (sunscreen in the morning). If you are looking to have a more simple skin routine all you would need is a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer (sunscreen in the morning). The importance of a mask is to give your skin an extra deep clean at home and a treatment product would be to help treat any skin concerns such as breakouts, excessive dryness, redness/sensitivity, anti-aging, scarring, etc. A toner’s importance is to help balance out the skin’s pH. There are also different types of toners depending on your skin type and concerns.
Although having a daily skin routine is necessary to maintain upkeep on the skin, monthly facial are still crucial to getting flawless skin. Facials help to do a more thorough and deep clean and also if you have any skin concerns that you are unsure about you can ask your Esthetician at this time. We are usually able to answer the questions and concerns you may have to help you gain or keep flawless skin. Remember throughout your daily and monthly skin maintenance you want to make sure you aren’t overdoing any of your routines. You want to wash your face morning and night but I would personally recommend having a more complex night time routine since your skin has undergone all the environmental stressors throughout the day and will need more of a deep clean at night more so than in the morning.
When it comes to your skin, you want to take care of it in the best ways possible. Don’t forget your sunscreen and always be aware of any changes that may occur with your skin. Treat your skin like the incredible part of our body that it is. After all it has so many amazing qualities (protection,sensation,heat regulation,excretion,secretion,and absorption) that we often overlook. Take care of your skin and it will reward you 🙂
Hopefully, after determining your skin type and knowing a bit more about how to take care of your skin, you decide to make a change and start to give your skin the attention it so kindly deserves. Start your daily routine and begin to come in for monthly facials to help keep your skin looking great! You will start to notice the amazing difference! It is time to start a new journey: the journey to flawless skin!
About our products at Back to Bliss:
Here at Back to Bliss, all our products are from natural sources. We make sure that we stay a clean, environmentally friendly place, and in order to achieve that our skin care products are free of known chemicals, fragrance free, and vegan. Knowing this you are then aware that our two skin care lines (Bindi and Hylunia) are safe for your skin and they will help you to achieve the flawless skin you would like. Come and see me at Back to Bliss and I can get you started on your journey to flawless skin!
Congratulations to Jessica H on her promotion to Assistant Manager of our Colby Location and her promotion to Senior Stylist.
Jessica has been our salon educator for the last two years. She is always striving to better herself and her knowledge base for her clientele.
We are very excited to have her on our management team and look forward to our future with her.
For the Month of November we are teaming up with The Coffee Coop to make a great offer for all of our lovely clients!
Replenish dry Summer skin with the fabulous Fall inspired Facial. The benefits of using Pumpkin will help nourish the skin while smoothing and brightening it.
*Schedule a Pumpkin Spice Facial with Back To Bliss and get a 10% off coupon for a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop; or vice versa, buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop and receive a 10% off coupon for our Pumpkin Spice Facial.
These wonderful Pumpkin Spice Facial’s are exclusively with our Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess and it’s also a Signature Facial at Basic Facial cost, only $45. You can book your appointment at our Main Colby Location or our Marshfield location today to grab your spot.
It’s that simple to save and to treat yourself to something better than candy, coffee and a facial!
*After the scheduled appointment for Pumpkin Spice Facial you will then receive the coupon for the Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop. Cannot use coupon with Sale Gift Certificate to receive 10% off of Facial, must use other form of payment. This promotion runs to the end of November.*
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