Beauty, Wellness

Massage for Expectant Mommies

Today, in part two of our series on pregnancy and beauty services, we’ll be covering body treatments during pregnancy. With all of the aches and pains involved with being an expectant mother, a soothing massage can be the perfect treatment to make you feel like a million bucks. However, many women worry about the safety of these services. Today, we’re here to relieve any worries you may have.

 

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During the first trimester of pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes very rapidly and that rings doubly true for your brand new baby. Because of these rapid and vital growth changes, the first trimester also tends to be the most tumultuous time in a pregnancy. Because of this, we advise against any massage or body treatments before you’ve hit the 12- week mark in your pregnancy.

Second Trimester and Beyond
After the 12-week mark, Designer’s Denn is proud to offer a selection of body therapies perfectly tailored for expectant mothers. Our 60 minute prenatal massage features a full body massage to melt away all of your tension and utilizes our unique prenatal table, featuring a belly hole, so you can comfortably lay face down during any stage of pregnancy.

If a beauty-oriented treatment is more what you’re after, our Natural Motherhood Body Envelopment is exactly what you need! This pampering treatment is ideal for expectant mothers or post pregnancy to regain skin elasticity and to tone the skin. Featuring a calming back massage, a firming and toning aromatic balm and a sculpting body mask, you’ll leave with skin that looks visibly younger and more radiant!

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Beauty, Health, Skin Care, Wellness

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: A Facial Worthy of Fall

Fall is here and that means it is officially pumpkin time! To celebrate autumn we are featuring a Pumpkin Spice Facial that’s sure to get you into the season and looking radiant!

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Our Pumpkin Spice seasonal facial features Farmhouse Fresh’s Splendid Dirt Nutrient Mud Mask with Organic Pumpkin puree. Invigorating for both the skin and the senses, this yogurt based mud mask will improve even the most red and blotchy skin. Enzymes from the pumpkin puree impart instant radiance in the skin and active yogurt cultures help to deep clean pores, making them appear smaller and improving the look of broken capillaries.

Even the oiliest, most congested skin will feel flawless after this facial. And the best part? It just takes 30 minutes, making it perfect for the lunch break pick me-up!

Come in and experience a Pumpkin Spice Seasonal Facial while they last!

Call our Front Desk staff today to book an appointment with one of our talented estheticians.

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Beauty, Skin Care

Soothe that Dry Winter Skin

By this time of the year, just about everyone in colder climates is beginning to experience dry, flaky skin on their body. If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried a million different creams to soothe your dull skin, only to find they’re often very heavy but never really improve the skin much; luckily we’ve got some solutions for you!

Cleanse

Most of us are conscious about what we wash our faces with, but not many people give second thought to what they wash their body with. Unless you’re really dirty, the only parts of the body that are really crucial to hit are the underarms and, for men, the genitals. While many women feel they must cleanse their “nether regions”, this is actually a self-cleansing organ and doesn’t require any extra maintenance. However, if you really insist on washing here, a cleanser balanced for that regions sensitive pH is necessary. For the rest of the body, avoid overly harsh cleansing sulfates that can remove necessary oil that you desperately need during the dry, winter months.

We recommend…. Decléor Aroma Cleanse Relaxing Shower and Bath Gel

 

Exfoliate

Now that your skin is nice and clean, it’s time to start buffing off that excess dead skin! Many people believe slathering on a thick layer of cream will solve their flakiness, but without removing the build-up of dead skin cells, much of the product isn’t even penetrating the skin. A gentle scrub helps to gently abrade the skin, resulting in a smooth, even surface. However, you can go too far with exfoliating which will result in more flakiness, so only do this step 1- 2 times per week.

We recommend… The Body Buffing Cloth by Dermalogica

 

Moisturize  

 A good body moisturizer should absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a tight feeling. One common ingredient to avoid in your moisturizer is mineral oil, which does very little to hydrate and can be comodegenic. Products with bonus ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid are wonderful because they’re going to draw water into the skin, both from the atmosphere and from the lower dermis of the skin. You may find you need a few body creams for different areas of the body. Not unlike the face, which requires specific care different from the rest of the body, areas like knees, elbows, hands and feet typically need different care. The palms of the hands and the soles of the feet do not contain lubricating sebaceous glands, so these body parts tend to be especially dry and are prone to developing hard, built up skin. A much thicker, more emollient product is necessary for these to really see results.

We recommend… For hands, feet, elbows, and knees: Zents Concreta

The rest of the body: Decléor Aroma Cleanse Body Milk

 

 

All of the products mentioned in this blog can be found in house at Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa!

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