Beauty, Skin Care, Wellness

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and we’re here to make finding that perfect gift for that special someone simpler than ever!

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Ultimate Buffing Cloth: This large exfoliating washcloth is perfect for washing hard to reach areas, like the back and makes any body wash super sudsy. As an added bonus, it’s nylon fibers dry quickly creating an anti-microbial surface that would make anyone want to toss their loofah in the trash!

 

janeiredaleJane Iredale Try-Me Kit: Want to introduce someone to the magic of Jane Iredale cosmetics, but not sure where to start? The try-me kit is the perfect solution! All you need to know is the recipient’s skin color and Jane Iredale has done all the rest. This compact kit features color coordinated trial sizes of PurePressed Foundation, blush, three eye shadow shades, and much more!

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Bumble and Bumble Travel Sizes: What makes a better stocking stuffer than salon quality hair products? We offer many of our much loved Bumble and Bumble products in smaller travel sizes, so you’ll have no problem finding something for everyone! Stop in and our highly trained stylists can help you find exactly what will be perfect for your loved ones. Travel sizes are also available for select Crew, Aveda, Davines and Decléor products!

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Gift Cards: Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card from Designer’s Denn! Gift cards are a great way to allow your loved one to choose exactly what they want. Our always beautiful presentation will also feature a staff selected bath product as an added bonus with any gift card purchase of $100 or more.

 

 

These are just a few of the fabulous gifts you can find in house at Designer’s Denn. Stop in today to browse our shelves and see all we have to offer to cross off that shopping list in no time!

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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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