People ask me all the time, what is a facial? How often should I get them? Facials are a skin care treatment recommended to help with problematic skin, relaxation, and the overall health of your skin.

A facial first begins with steam which opens the pores and penetrates products deeper into the skin. It helps loosen buildup of dirt so that you receive a deeper cleanse. Warm steam will also increase circulation and dilate blood vessels.

While the steam is working on opening up your pores, we then cleanse the skin. The cleanser is carefully chosen based on your skin type and your specific skin care needs.

The cleanser is removed with a hot towel and followed with an exfoliate. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that contain pigments on the outermost layer of your skin. Once the dull pigments are removed your complexion is noticeably brighter and softer.

A toner is chosen based on your skin type and applied. The toner will balance your skin PH levels which in return adds back the moisture your skin has lost. Toners will also close and tighten your pores, which will block oil and dirt to build up and cause breakouts. This skin care step is highly recommended for acne prone skin types.

During or after the exfoliation process, your hands are hydrated with lotion with a light hand and arm massage. This will reduce tension, relax the body, help finger and wrist motion and enhance circulation throughout.

Now that your skin has been cleansed and exfoliated, a light facial massage is incorporated. The facial massage helps to bring oxygen to the area which is a natural form of anti-aging. Massage will increase blood flow which in return increases collagen production.

We then apply a facial mask to target any area of concern. The correct face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and improve the appearance of your pores. Face masks typically stay on for about 5 to 10 minutes. While the mask is on, we go to work on a light neck and shoulder massage, allowing you to relax and de-stress the body.

The last few steps of a facial include the application of a serum that delivers a very high concentration of active ingredients. This is great for targeting specific concerns such as wrinkles. Serums also help to fight free radical damage, acne, scarring and pigmentation of the skin. A moisturizer is then applied to hydrate, maintain balance and prevent dryness or acne. Lastly an eye cream is applied to protect the delicate skin around your eye. Eye creams reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. It is recommended that you begin using an eye cream as early as the age of 20, since the eye area is the earliest to start showing signs of aging.

Facials are extremely beneficial for your skin and your over all well-being. It is recommended to get a facial once a month in order to maintain optimal skin care health. Cell turn-over happens every 28-30 days. During this process, cells from the lowest level of the epidermis travel to the top and shed off. Receiving a facial on a regular basis will ensure that this fresh layer of skin cells is properly maintained.

With every facial you will receive a complimentary skin care analysis. During the analysis we will determine which facial is best for your skin care needs. We will also create an at home skin care maintenance routine to ensure the longevity of your facial service.

 

 

Camaryn Browning – Pharaoh’s Hairum Spa Esthetician 

Sugar is likely to be the last thing you think of when it comes to your health. Consuming too much sugar can have a negative impact on your over all well-being. However, did you know sugar is an excellent topical ingredient to incorporate into your skin care routine? Eminence Organic Skin Care utilizes raw sugar in their products to help promote healthy skin, lasting results and a safe environment.

Sugar is extremely gentle on the skin

Compared to salt exfoliants, sugar is made up of smaller particles making it less abrasive, perfect for sensitive skin (eminenceorganics.com). Sugar is a natural humectant which replenishes the skin with moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Salt does the opposite, not only is salt dehydrating it also strips your skin of its natural oils. When choosing a sugar scrub, there are different grains and types of sugar to consider. Brown sugar has a softer consistency than granulated sugar, making brown sugar a more favorable facial scrub. Raw sugar is much more coarse and is recommended to apply as a body scrub (huffingtonpost.com).

Sugar is a glycolic acid, which is a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)

These natural acids are used by dermatologists and skin care specialists to help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. By doing so, sugar based products and treatments reveal a more youthful looking complexion. Because a fresh layer of skin is now exposed, it is highly recommended to follow up with a sunscreen to protect your skin from harm (huffingtonpost.com). Professional products and treatments typically contain 10% or higher glycolic acid concentrate rather than over the counter products, which are much lower. The higher the concentrate the more intense and effective the treatment. Before taking a professional product home have a skin care specialist educate you on how to use it. Now that the skin has been exfoliated, it can easily absorb vitamins and nutrients provided from other skin care products, such as serums and moisturizers. This allows these skin care products to work more effectively (eminenceorganics.com).

Sugar is organically grown

At Pharaoh’s Hairum we are committed to using only the safest, most natural skin care products. Eminence Organics is an all natural skin care line that emphasizes the importance of a healthy environment. It’s no secret that air pollutants, chemicals and other environmental factors have a direct negative effect on our skin and our health. Eminence sugar scrubs are organically grown without synthetic pesticides or herbicides. The naturally sourced sugar scrubs dissolve completely in warm water. Where as generic body scrubs that are made with synthetic microbeads can not be broken down, causing serious harm to our planet’s water systems.

Start your journey!

Interested in experiencing the benefits of Eminence sugar scrubs? At our spa we offer luxurious body treatments that incorporate Eminence raw sugar scrubs. Our treatments are designed to focus on your individual skin care needs. Our skin care professionals are here to answer all your questions and assist with your concerns. Call us today to begin your journey towards healthy, radiant skin!

July 2018 | Written by: Devan Green

A relaxing AND beneficial Spa Experience

Get the most out of your Spa visit! Our Spa has incorporated the relaxing atmosphere you crave with the beneficial results you deserve. After many months of research, we have created a spa experience worthy of your skin and nail care needs. The following services that have been added to our spa are targeted to soothe, rejuvenate and revive from the inside, out.

Evo Gel Manicure

The first ever medical grade gel polish that is free of solvents and de-hydrating primers and bonders. By using oxygenating technology, this gel polish works from the base up to promote Vitamin A & E, oxygen and water vapor to protect your nails. Enjoy the flawless look and durability of gel polish without the worry of harsh chemicals found in other gel polish responsible for breaking down the integrity of your nails.

Foot bath Detox

This 30 minute treatment uses positive ions to charge the hydrogen in the water and extract negative toxins. This process will help eliminate a vast majority of potential toxins caused from impurities in the air, chemicals at home, ingredients in beauty products, dietary choices and other factors.

BioMat

Experience the many benefits of the BioMat during a facial, body treatment or a simply relax for 30 minutes! The BioMat integrates far infrared waves, negative ions and amethyst crystals to relieve joint and muscle pain, reduce stress and fatigue, rejuvenate, detox and strengthen multiple body functions.

Whole Tones Music

Beautiful music with specific frequencies found to offer soothing, healthy benefits. Native Americans, Greek physicians and Ancient Egyptians used music as a way to treat and protect against disease. Whole Tones music has incorporated certain powerful and beautiful music providing many of the properties used centuries ago!

Rejuvena

A 24 karat gold platted wand used during a facial treatment to minimize fine lines & wrinkles. In replace of microdermabrasian, this wand gently removes dirt, dead skin cells and debris. After just three treatments, many of our guests have noticeably smoother, tighter and brighter skin! This side-by-side photo of our Fairport spa client is a before and after three Rejuvena treatments!

Our Spa technicians will meet with you to customize your skin or nail care service in order to achieve your desired results. Keep the positive vibes of the New Year going by booking your beneficial spa experience with us!

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Order NOW – Friday, November 24th

Skip the rush and order ahead! Stop in or call between now and Black Friday to take advantage of the following Black Friday promotions!

*Purchase a series of 4 services & get the 5th service FREE!
Includes haircuts, facial waxing, spa manicures, spa pedicures, facial treatments & body treatments!
-limited ONE haircut series per customer-

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We will have great Holiday retail items including: professional styling tools, brushes, lotions, skin & hair care products and much more!

*10% off dollar amount gift cards (ALL day long on Black Friday)

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*Mistle Toes – Executive Manicure, Executive Pedicure
Value of $60 | NOW $45
*Polar Bear Express – Executive Manicure, Executive Pedicure, 30 minute Facial
Value of $110 | NOW $82.50
*Christmas Mittens – Spa Manicure & Spa Pedicure
Value of $85 | NOW $63.75
*A Holiday Classic – Anti-Stress Facial & Spa Pedicure
Value of $125 | NOW $93.75
*Rudolph & Vixen Dynamic Duo – TWO Spa Manicures & TWO Spa Pedicures
Value of $170 | NOW $127.50

Become your own Makeup Artist!

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Ever wanted to learn how to apply your Makeup like a real Makeup Artist? Our professional Makeup Artists will show you how during a 1-on-1 Makeup Tutorial with Jane Iredale Cosmetics! During your one hour session you will learn tips and tricks on how to contour, blend and master your own personalized look.

Reserve your appointment during business hours throughout the week of October 9th! Your $20 reservation will be redeemed in product purchases allowing you to recreate your look at home – after all, practice makes perfect! 

Jane Iredale prides itself on being the most technically advanced makeup in the world! By using all natural minerals Jane Iredale is capable of creating a product worthy of your skin care needs. Endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation, these all-natural minerals will nourish while protecting your skin from the environments harsh elements.

Book your appointment by giving your desired location a call. We can reserve your spot right over the phone!

4112 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623 | 585.359.2249
400A Packett’s Landing, Fairport, NY 14450 | 585.223.5850

Questions? Simply fill out the form below!

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Picture yourself lying comfortably on a spa bed with a trained massage technician working out all the tension and knots in your shoulders and back. Perhaps, you’d enjoy a soothing facial to refresh your skin or a body wrap that rejuvenates by way of relaxing aromatherapy and scrubs to exfoliate your whole body. If this sounds amazing, imagine what regular spa visits could do for you.

Fairport and Henrietta, NY’s Pharaoh’s Hairum shares the top three reasons to visit the spa and how they benefit your health:

•Reduces Stress: A regular massage has been shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, relieving tension, lowering blood pressure, and slowing the heart rate. Massages also increase dopamine and serotonin, hormones that produce pleasure and regulate moods, causing an overall improvement in your temperament.

•Boosts Immunity: When your stress levels are lower, your body is in better shape to fight off illness. Studies have shown that spa treatments have increased immunity in individuals. Massages and other spa treatments are also pain relievers, soothing muscle pain and aiding in the relief of chronic headaches.

•Relieves PMS: For women, PMS symptoms are reduced when treated with massages. Pain and water retention are relieved, and mood swings are regulated after a visit to the spa. Even treatments, such as a pedicure or facial, are useful in relieving pain and tension as most spa specials come with massages of the area being treated.

A day at the spa is a healthy choice to make, so why not treat yourself to the salon’s many soothing spa treatments such as an anti-stress facial, hair and nail treatments, and the pharaoh’s signature body wrap? Pharaoh’s Hairum’s expert technicians only use organic, all-natural chemical-free products for every service. To view their full list of salon and spa packages, visit their website or call (585) 359-2249 for Henrietta and (585) 223-5850 for Fairport.