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Makeup that Makes Sense

April 11th, 2013 • Posted by Strada Personal Spa • Permalink

At Strada Personal Spa we carry MUD Makeup. Here are some MUD videos to show you how you can achieve some great makeup looks using this amazing product line  Click Here to check it out or go to http://www.mudshop.com/make-up-101.html

 

Two NEW Facials include Renowned Casmara Algae Peel Off Masks

August 2nd, 2012 • Posted by Strada Personal Spa • Permalink

Strada Personal Spa recently introduced two new facials to the Spa Menu. 1) Casmara Express Facial (30 Minutes) - a quick facial with immediate results. 2) Strada Bellissima Signature Facial (90 Minutes) - this exquisite facial includes skin analyis, steaming, extractions, exfoliation, algae peel off mask, face and decollete massage, and a complimentary hand treatment. Both facials include, what some people call the best mask in the world, a Casmara Algae Peel Off mask. There are various Casmara  Algae Peel Off Masks to deal with specific skin types and skin conditons. In addition to the specialized treatment each mask provides, Casmara Algae Peel Off Masks are also good for treating  •Forehead wrinkles •Eyes bags •Facial flabbiness •Nose wrinkles •Peri orbital wrinkles •Neck wrinkles

The following video will give you an idea of  what a Casmara Algae Peel Off Mask is like

  

Book a Casmara Express Facial or a Strada Bellissima Signature Facial today; you will be happy that you did.

 

 

Get that Just off the Beach look

April 16th, 2012 • Posted by Strada Personal Spa • Permalink

Spring is here and your skin is lighter than you would like. What to do? We have a solution (pardon the pun) for you. You can try a series of Norvell airbrush tanning sessions. If you decide to try airbrush tanning you will need to come in for a spray session up to two times the first week to establish a base tan. After your base tan is established, you can upkeep your tan, for a few weeks, with proper maintenance and regular tanning sessions (usually once a week).

During an airbrush tanning session, one of our estheticians will spray a self tanning solution on you with our airbrush equipment. An airbrush allows the tanning solution to be sprayed more evenly. Here is a video that shows a person who is getting an airbrush tan.

 

The principle tanning agent used in all self-tanning formulas is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This ingredient does not produce a "real tan" by increasing the skin's melanin levels, rather it creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin.

The action of DHA is limited to the upper layer of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins and oxygen that produces brown compounds. This process is similar to what occurs when you slice open an apple and the surface of the apple browns when it's exposed to the oxygen in the air.

The development of color takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each tanner's individual skin characteristics. The color developed by the DHA usually lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.

The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the type of self tanning application, the skin's natural exfoliation process, and on the skincare regimen followed before and after application.

On average, self tanners last 4-7 days. A professionally application, I.e. a sunless tan received at a salon or spa, will last longer than an at-home application as there is usually a greater percentage of DHA used.

•At-home application (lotions, sprays, mousse, etc.) = 3 to 5 days •Professional application (stand-up spray units, airbrush, Custom Bronzing) = 5 to 7 days The "life span" of a sunless tan also depends on your skin's natural exfoliation. The faster your skin turns over, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.

Following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. Exfoliating prior to a sunless tanning application and keeping skin moisturized afterwards are essential. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer, like Norvell® Pro-long™ tan extending lotion, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer.