Saturday, March 26, 2011

Do It Yourself Beauty

Do It Yourself Beauty
We all have drawers full of lotions and potions that promise us perfection. But here’s a skincare secret: Some of the most vitamin and nutrient packed beauty remedies can be found right in your very own kitchen.
Want to mix things up this weekend? Invite the girls over, stock up on supplies and throw a spa-rty! Need some recipes to get started? Here are some fab formulas from L.A. based salon The Parlour on 3rd. With masks and conditioners that include things like avocado and honey, you might just find yourself tasting while you treat yourself to glowing skin and gossip. How delish!

From The Parlour on 3rd Eyelash Extension Expert, Calma Yom:
Eyelash Conditioner Recipe:
Mascara tends to dry out your eyelashes and can lead to brittle, damaged, and broken hair. Natural oils can help lubricate and condition eyelashes. Try this DIY recipe for eye-mazing results. Mix a 50/50 blend of sweet oil and apricot kernel oil. Coat your lashes lightly with a lash wand and leave overnight. Wash off in the morning before applying mascara. Use as a weekly lash conditioning treatment.

From The Parlour on 3rd Stylist Robear Landeros:
Healthy Hair Mask:
The easiest, cheapest, and most effective hair mask secret known to stylists is mayonnaise. Who would have thought? Mayo is composed of egg yolk, lemon juice and vinegar, which can strengthen and moisturize your hair. Avoid commercial brands. Stick with organic for best results. Place a plastic bag over your hair after you apply. Leave it on for 30 minutes. If you don’t mind smelling like a ham sandwich, the end result is worth it!


From The Parlour on 3rd Master Stylist Josh Rosebrook:
A Wonderful Facial Exfoliator:
Start with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Olive oil is extremely moisturizing and rich in fatty acids. You can also try grapeseed oil, a potent source of vitamins C, D and E and fatty acids, which repair damaged skin. Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Sea salt is an extremely effective, natural exfoliant and sloughs off dead skin cells on the epidermis. Add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal. Oatmeal also gently removes dead skin cells, while softening and nourishing dry skin. Finally, add 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Raw honey is packed with enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Honey supports cell rejuvenation and also absorbs and retains moisture to give sensitive skin a healthy glow. Leave the exfoliant on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the nutrients to penetrate and the skin to soften.

At Home Facial Mask:
This is a chia seed and avocado nourishing mask. Chia seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids (the highest of any natural souce, including Flax Seeds) and are very high in minerals. Mix 3 tablespoons of GROUND chia seeds and half of an organic avocado. Avocados are packed with vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerhouse antioxidant for the skin, regenerating cells and jump starting collagen production – a process critical for anti-aging of the skin. Mix together and apply mask. Leave on for 10 to 45 minutes and rinse with tepid water. Your skin will be nourished and detoxed and will feel soft and smooth.

For A Simple Facial Hydrating Mask:
Combine organic aloe vera gel and raw honey. The raw honey will retain the moisture in the skin, while nourishing it with enzymes and minerals. Aloe vera gel is extremely powerful as an anti-inflammatory agent. High in fatty acids and minerals, aloe also heals scarring, evens out skin tone and protects the skin from environmental damage and dust. Apply this mask for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

expert1About Calma Yom
Calma Yom, Parlour on 3rd’s resident esthetician and lash stylist, was born and raised in Southern California. She has been a professional makeup artist in the entertainment industry for ten years, an esthetician for four years, and has been a certified Xtreme Lashes eyelash extension professional for three years. Yom is also a representative for PCA Skin where she gives presentations and educates students about skin biology and chemical peels.

expert2About Robear Landeros
California native Robear Landeros and his unique mixture of Mexican & Native American ancestries cause people from all over to ask, “What are you?” Landeros likes not fitting into one category allowing him to cross over into all markets and to have had the opportunity to master all textures of hair. Robear has worked hard to become a triple threat in the industry, (cut, color, and style expert) and his diverse clientele is a testament to his diverse talent. His career started off with an apprenticeship at Bernaes and quickly bypassed everyone in his training program to become the first Stylist ever to be on the artistic team outside of the founders of the academy. With that same tenacity, Landeros quickly moved up the ladder at Davines and is now a National Master Trainer for Davines. In addition to creating beautiful looks at The Parlour on 3rd, Landeros has been a Head Educator for Bernaes International Academy. Most recently, Landeros launched re?birth a line of DVDs for professional stylists.

expert3About Josh Rosebrook
Josh Rosebrook is originally from Portland, Oregon. After ascending the ranks of cosmetology school, apprenticeship, and cutting-edge workshops (Rusk, Redken, L’Oreal, and Matrix) Rosebrook’s burgeoning talent as a Stylist screamed for more challenging opportunities to grow and ultimately drew him to the world hair capital of West Hollywood in 1999. Rosebrook has become a sought after premier stylist in the world of hair design, with his strong philosophy and technique. At Parlour on 3rd, Rosebrook’s specialty is his innovative use of color – sending clients away looking unique, elegant, sophisticated, and fierce. As a true professional in the industry, Josh has learned to take what clients give him, question what they are thinking and translate it back to them to be completely certain of what it truly is that they desire.


Gillion said...

My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII( to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's moisturizer is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

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