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Ask Nadia: Skincare Hack 1

Instead of wasting all the precious ingredients in a lovely face wash by rinsing off immediately, I have been using less water and leaving face cleanser on as a treatment mask. Leave on a few minutes instead of a few seconds for maximum skin nutrition. You can feel the ingredients getting tingly and going deeper especially if your face wash has enzymes or exfoliating acids! Maximize your skincare dollars and have more money for other fun things with this quick skincare hack. Some of my favorites are the Alba Botanica Pineapple Enzyme Cleanser for normal skin, Dermaesthetics Rose Milk Cleanser for dry skin, or for oily skin Dermaesthetics Topix benzoyl peroxide 10% wash! Please feel free to send me your favorite skincare skincare secret hacks that help you get better results for your dollar!

Ask Nadia: Favorite Products

As a professional aesthetician, I need high-quality products from brands that I can trust so I can keep my clients’ skin happy and healthy. Here are some of the products that I use, as well as what I recommend to all my clients!

Tropolactive-S Reparative Scar Cream

TropolActive™ is a natural, simple-to-use scar cream that eliminates the discomfort and inconvenience associated with harsher rejuvenation procedures.

Used properly, TropolActive™ minimizes scarring by replacing elastin and restoring skin flexibility. Softer skin and a timelessly beautiful appearance is a guaranteed result.


Parissa Chamomile Body Sugar

Sugar waxing is a great natural hair removal treatment. Body sugar is gentle on skin, yet tough on hair. In addition, Body Sugaring paste is water washable.

Chamomile Body Sugar is a natural, washable hair remover infused with soothing chamomile, which gently lifts away hair from the root for clean, salon-smooth results up to 6 weeks.


Aveda Salon Products for Men

“There are treatment menus designed specifically for guys. The most recent trend I’ve seen are spas that have barber shops on the spa menu. I first saw this in Frankfurt, Germany, then in London, and now it’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon.” – Why Guys Should Go to the Spa

Aveda has product collections made specifically for men. Aveda Men Pure-formance™ embodies the art of simple grooming. The Pure-formance™ shampoo, conditioner, and grooming clay contain organic spearmint, vetiver, lavender and other pure flower and plant essences, as does the Pure-formance™ composition oil: “This multi-functional blend of essential oils nourishes and treats scalp and body while energizing the senses. Excellent massage oil or conditioning scalp treatment.”

Aveda’s Invati Men™ is the number one solution for thinning hair. Exfoliating shampoo followed by a scalp-revitalizing serum reduces hair loss by strengthening the scalp, allowing for thicker-growing hair.


Ask Nadia: Beard Acne

Hi, Nadia!

My amazing boyfriend has a big sexy beard but it’s grossing me out because he has a lot of acne and blackheads. I’ve tried to have him schedule a beard facial with you but he isn’t listening to me. What DIY tips can you give me for him?


Scottsdale AZ

Ask Nadia: Skincare Routine Products

Know About Skincare Routine

Skin is our body’s largest organ. It serves as a precautionary blockade between your insides and the rest of the world, as well as helping to regulate body temperature and acts as a filter. Proper skin care is not only about good looking, but it’s also about staying fit and healthy. Poor skin care habits can not only lead to acne and wrinkles but additionally creates rashes and sores. Unhealthy skin is more persuadable to diseases, infections, and is more likely to scar after an injury. Develop a daily skin care routine with products that cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin. All skin types can benefit from a moderate, non-drying cleanser, with blister and broad-spectrum protection from sun damage.

Read below to know the key details about how each of these products works, when it should be applied, and what results you can expect.

1. Cleanser

A cleanser is a gentle, water-soluble cleanser which removes debris, oil, and makeup. Rinsing with water is not enough to clean your face. When your face is clean, it allows the other products you use to work even better, morning and evening. Your skin will look and feel healthier, smoother, and will be ready to receive maximum benefits from your other products.

2. Toner

A well-formulated toner smooths out, softens, and calms skin while removing the last traces of makeup. They also add vital skin-replenishing ingredients after cleansing. Toners with skin-replenishing ingredients hydrate, refresh and revitalize the skin’s surface immediately after cleansing. They also help diminish the look of redness and dry patches. your skin will feel softer and look smoother, and redness will be visibly improved. Those with oily skin will see a minimized appearance of pores. Daily use will give your skin what it needs to look smoother, younger, and soft.

3. Exfoliant

The exfoliants gently remove the built-up dead skin for smoother, noticeably renewed skin. AHAs exfoliate the surface of skin; BHA exfoliates the surface of skin and can penetrate oil that leads to clogged pores. Environmental damage causes the surface of the skin to become dull, rough, and uneven. Exfoliating eliminates this build up, which otherwise would cause clogged pores, uneven skin tone, and worsen the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Overnight the skin will look radiant, smoother, and younger! Daily exfoliation unclogs pores, help minimize redness, diminish the look of wrinkles, hydrate, and visibly improve uneven skin tone.

4. Acne Treatment

After exfoliating with an AHA or BHA exfoliant, an acne treatment with benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria and helps prevent new acne. When acne is your concern, research shows that topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide is an essential step for achieving clear skin. With consistent use of acne treatments, you will see fewer breakouts and a reduction in large, red, swollen pimples. Plant-based soothing ingredients calm redness.

5. Skin Lightening Treatment

Applied at least once daily, skin lighteners that contain hydroquinone gradually fade brown spots and discolorations from sun exposure or other factors. Using a skin-lightening product with hydroquinone reduces brown spots, age spots, and other tan to brown discolorations. After 8–12 weeks of daily use, you will see discolorations fade or possibly disappear completely. Your skin tone will be more even and radiant. Ongoing use is needed to maintain results and daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen is required.

6. Serum

Applied morning and evening, serums filled with antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients help defend your skin from environmental assault, including visible effects of pollution. Serums with antioxidants improve your skin in numerous ways, from calming redness to improving the appearance of wrinkles, skin texture, and helping skin look and feel firmer and radiant. Immediately, your skin will feel smoother and look radiant. With twice-daily use, visible signs of aging will soften and your skin will look healthier, remarkably smoother, and younger.

7. Anti-Ageing Moisturizer (with Sunscreen)

This essential morning step keeps your skin protected from visible effects of sun damage. It must have an SPF 30 or higher rating, and offer broad-spectrum protection. Our sunscreens with antioxidants are essential to protect your skin from UV light exposure, which is the #1 cause of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, and many other signs of aging. Protecting your skin from further sun (UV) damage allows it begin looking younger and healthier. This is the critical step to having radiant skin. With liberal daily application, you will see fewer signs of aging!

8. Anti-Ageing Moisturizer

All skin types will benefit from moisturizers because they contain the types of ingredients research has shown help your skin look smoother, perfectly hydrated, and visibly younger. Used daily, moisturiser (cream, lotion, gel, or liquid texture) improve skin’s appearance, helping to keep it feeling smooth, plumped and soft. You can use them around the eye area; however, if you prefer using an eye cream, you can apply it over or instead of your moisturizer around your eyes. When you use the right moisturizer for your skin type, you will see smoother, radiant skin that’s hydrated and healthier-looking. Dry, dull, or flaky skin will be replaced by skin that looks visibly younger and replenished!

9. Targeted Solutions

These products are optional extras you can add, depending on your personal skin care concerns. Examples include our anti-aging boosters, facial masks, mattifiers, and lip care. These products may be needed as an extra step to hydrate skin, absorb excess oil, calm skin, or address a special need or occasional skin concern, especially those related to visible signs of aging. Results depend on the targeted product you choose. For example, our Shine Stopper will leave your skin shine-free and help large pores look smaller.