TGIF Facials

Ever have a really long week and just want to unwind? Friday is for Facials! Let’s relax and celebrate that skin because doing both will avoid breakouts. We are going to share some of our favorite face recipes! Because let’s face it, it’s Friday, we’re home and tired and don’t want to run out to Sephora or the local drugstore just for a facial treatment when we can get everything we need form home. So, let’s open up the fridge and get our faces glowing again.

Our first face treatment is a wash, because making your own face wash from home is inexpensive and does not reduce the effectiveness of a good cleanse. Without a clean slate, all the other steps of a home facial won’t be absorbed. Let’s start. You will need to acquire:

  • ¼ cup liquid castile soap
  • ¼ cup brewed organic chamomile
  • ¾ teaspoon virgin coconut oil
  • 8 drops essential oils – specific to your skin goals
  • Several drops of Vitamin E oil – optional, but recommended

We chose chamomile tea for its anti-inflammatory properties, but this can easily be substituted for distilled water, rose water, or pure aloe vera gel. Do not add the tea until it is absolutely cool. Mix well and place into a bottle.

The second step is exfoliation, and this step is important. By removing the dead skin cells, your face can absorb all the following treatments much better. Exfoliant recipes are plenty, and all are super simple.

  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp of Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Coffee (Optional)

You can use Coconut Oil and Sugar as a face scrub but there is so much you can add. Coffee is known to reduce cellulite, so this can be added for a full body scrub. Be creative and swap out white sugar for brown sugar, coconut oil for olive oil, add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, honey, blueberries, lemon, essential oils, oats, nutmeg, etc.

 

Next step is a rich face mask and it is deliciously effective and totally edible. You will need:

  • ¼ of an Avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • Cucumber

Mix together until you have a smooth texture – make sure you do not get any cucumber seeds or skins, just the juices. You can also puree the mixture if you have a blender. Place the mask onto your face when your skin is dry and allow to set for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water, then moisturize as you noramlly would. This mask is excellent because the honey has an antibacterial component but also anti-inflammatory component from the cocoa giving your skin a soothing antioxidant. Lastly, the avocado adds in a hydration factor and the cucumber reduces the redness of the treatment while softening the skin. This face mask is delicious, so try not to taste-test it too much and save it for your face!

We always tone the face next, and there are many ways to make home-made toner as well. We appreciate simplicity and love using Witch Hazel. Witch hazel is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, extracted from the Hamamelis Virginiana Shrub. It has been used for centuries in skin care. Witch Hazel reduces redness, acne, and skin irritation while also locking in moisture. You can mix a ¼ cup of Witch Hazel with a ½ tsp. of Vitamin C powder to maintain your skin’s natural pH level while tightening the skin.

 

The last step is to moisturize. To make a luxurious moisturizer at home follow these simple steps.

  • 1 cup of rose petals
  • Rosewater
  • 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera juice

Take one cup of rose petals and boil them down with a few drops of rose water. Filter out the petals, saving only the liquid remnants and add 2 tbsp. of Aloe Vera juice. Mix well and allow to cool in the fridge. The rose water will aid in dirt removal and add a fresh look to your skin, while the aloe moisturizes and helps clear up acne. By

maintaining a cool temperature, the moisturizer won’t open up your pores, allowing the moisture to be sealed in.

Pampering yourself may require you to take a trip to the health food store and after the makeshift spa night, you still might not achieve the results you wish. This is why Bare Envy offers the glamorous Hollywood Facial (also known as the Carbon Peel or Baby Doll Facial). The Hollywood Facial achieves results that you won’t ever see from DIY facials at home. It is similar to a mild chemical peel, except there is no downtime. A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, which penetrates deep into the pores, similar to a mud or clay mask. As the mask dries it does not tighten or dry out the skin. Finally, instead of rinsing off the mask, Bare Envy uses a patented magnetic laser device to remove it. The laser is highly attracted to the carbon particles and when passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.

This facial instantly refreshes skin by killing bacteria in the pores, allowing them to shrink and giving your skin the appearance of younger, firmer skin. Gentle and thorough, the Hollywood Facial reduces pigment, evens skin tones, reduces or eliminates acne and the scarring it can leave behind, as well as helps with the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Contact Bare Envy to learn more about all of our facial skin treatments today!

Dermaplaning

Is your method of exfoliating your face not giving you the results you are expecting? Try Dermaplaning offered at Bare Envy – a medical skin treatment that carefully removes the top layer of skin and vellus hairs (peach fuzz or baby hair) from your face. This technique has been well established in Asia, but is relatively new in North America and growing in popularity amongst the big cities like New York and Toronto. Professional makeup artists’ skin appears smooth and hair-free because they either shave their face or receive a dermaplaning treatment. Dermaplaning is an excellent medical skin treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dermaplaning is an effective and safe procedure using a sterile surgical scalpel, moving along the skin like a straight razor shave. The scalpel removes a few layers of dead skin cells thus you will instantly notice a softer, smoother skin texture making your skin glow with this procedure. Our clients can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scarring. Your skin absorbs product better without all the unnecessary layers of dead skin cells so your lotions will achieve a much deeper penetration hydrated your skin for longer as well. The results achieved from Dermaplaning are comparable to Microdermabrasion treatments as both treatments speed up cellular turnover and resurface the skin.

Dermaplaning should not be done more than every 4 weeks, allowing your skin to complete its natural cycle and rejuvenate itself. However, you can try Dermaplaning with certain chemical peels or other medical skin treatments. Dermaplaning is done before other medical skin treatments (like skin resurfacing using lasers) but keep in mind to avoid Glycolic Acid Chemical Peels. Ask your Bare Envy Esthetician to answer all your questions and offer recommendations. Following a Dermaplaning treatment, you may

see some redness, however, there is no downtime and can be done in under an hour. Clients should expect their skin to be sensitive 1-2 days following the treatments and to minimize sun exposure during this period. It is also important during your post-treatment period that you protect your skin with gentle hydrating products, especially those that protect your skin from the sun containing SPF.

Dermaplaning has its pros and cons but this procedure is NOT recommended if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Acne currently inflamed or excessively oily skin
  • Women who are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating
  • Severe Melasma (Hyperpigmentation thought to be caused by UV exposure, sun damage or hormones)
  • Cancer patients especially those with skin cancer on the face
  • Cold sores and HSV-1 active sores (wait 2 weeks until they are complete their contagious stage)
  • Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes
  • Dermatitis such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Use of Accutane within the last 6-12 months
  • Use of Prescribed Retinol within the last 7 days

Dermaplaning removes all your tiny hairs and makes your skin smoother, allowing your makeup to sit on your face smoother and more evenly. Your foundation will adhere to your face without the tiny little hairs making your skin look powdery. Cleopatra, an icon of beauty, boasted about the benefits of shaving unwanted facial hair thousands of years ago and this procedure has developed ever since. Bare Envy is confident Dermaplaning is not a fleeting trend, but a traditional method of hair removal and exfoliation making it a revolutionary medical skin treatment.

ClearLift Skin Resurfacing

All Skin Resurfacing lasers work differently, depending on your desired results and how fast or drastically the treatment effects are on your skin. At Bare Envy, we offer a variety of different medical skin treatment options in order to treat all types of skin and blemishes, problems, etc. If you are seeking skin resurfacing and facial rejuvenation with no downtime, our ClearLift laser comes highly recommended. It is important to know what the ClearLift treatment does to your skin so we want to share with you how this laser works on your skin, and what kinds of results you can expect. Bare Envy Laser & Massage wants to demonstrate our confidence in the treatments we provide by informing our clients thoroughly prior to their purchase.

ClearLift works gradually over several treatment sessions resulting in improved skin quality, texture, and appearance. This laser is safe for all skin types, especially darker skin tones – this is because of the non-invasive laser we use. Results are achieved without peeling or flaking, and the skin is tightened while pores are reduced. ClearLift skin resurfacing also promotes the development of collagen – this is why we book sessions every 3-4 weeks, scheduled around the skin’s collagen production cycles so that our clients achieve optimal results. Collagen is the protein that makes up almost 80% of your skin, along with Elastin and Keratin. While our skin regenerates itself in a 27-day cycle, our collagen production peaks around the age of 20 and then degradation begins. You can take supplements and follow a diet to help collagen production, but with only a few treatments of ClearLift Skin Resurfacing, you can mitigate the structural changes of your face during the aging process.

The reason that ClearLift is highly renowned for its skin tightening is because it works using a Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd:YAG), a crystal that is used as a non-ablative lasing medium for solid-state lasers. Non-ablative lasers are less-invasive than ablative lasers, and work by heating up targeted tissues without actually destroying the tissues. Ablative lasers vaporize the outer layer of skin and produce the best results, but have some downtime. This is

why there is no harm or pain, but suitable for sensitive areas such as around the mouth and eyes. Using the ClearLift laser ensures that our treatments use only carefully controlled heat as we use Q-switching mode (sometimes also called Q-spoiling mode). This means an optical switch has been inserted in the laser cavity waiting for maximum population inversion in the neodymium ions before it opens and releases the laser, optimizing our clients desired results. ClearLift is developed by Alma Lasers and is an industry leading device trusted by certified dermatologists. This reputable device allows Bare Envy to confidently offer aesthetic solutions for a variety of skin issues.

We offer anti-aging laser treatments on skin issues not specific to the face. ClearLift can reduce small veins, skin redness, photo-damage, and discoloration as well as loose skin and wrinkles of the neck and lines and wrinkles on the chest region. The results achieved through ClearLift Skin Resurfacing treatments have given this service the nickname of “Laser Facelift” or the “Lunchtime Facelift” because the treatments are so quick with immediate, visible results. Skin resurfacing using the ClearLift also improves the condition of your skin, helping improve even the most dry and sun damaged skin. It has been also used to help acne and the scars that acne can leave behind. ClearLift gently lifts the pits acne scars create, ideal for undulations and shallow scarring. All these results achieved by ClearLift leave the skin’s outer layer intact. If you want to learn more, or want a one on one consultation, contact the professional estheticians at Bare Envy. We offer amazing results with competitive pricing!

 

Bare Envy Club VIP

Are you a Bare Envy Club Member? We have three amazing monthly packages created for our loyal customers. Each monthly package offered is customized for three service types: Laser Hair Removal Club, Skin Care Club and Massage Therapy Club. Bare Envy treatments will leave you feeling pampered and ultra-relaxed. Regardless of which monthly package you select, the ultimate goal is to make you feel amazing in your own skin. We are going to leave you feeling as though you incite envy with your bare skin!

Laser Hair Removal Club

People are still choosing traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, and the newest trend, threading, to address their aesthetic goals. The issue with these techniques is that these methods provide only temporary relief. Laser Hair Removal can provide long-term relief with fewer side effects than other semi-permanent options like electrolysis. Laser Hair Removal treatments only work on hair actively growing, and with one treatment, we are able to laser away 80% of the actively growing hairs. We recommend a treatment every 4-6 weeks depending on the area to treat the

new active growth. Because we recommend a treatment every month, we are happy to introduce Laser Hair Removal Club with monthly pricing – an ideal way to get pain-free laser hair removal at an affordable price! Pay monthly and receive 30% off which is broken down on our Laser Hair Removal Pricing Guide. Join the Laser Hair Removal Club* and toss your razors, wax, and tweezers today.

  • There are monthly incentives for Laser Hair Club (ie. For the month of January 2019 you could add underarm treatments to your current regime for only $20/month etc.)
  • There are no hidden fees or costs

Skin Care Club

The skin on your face (and your chest) is thinner than the skin on the rest of your body, but your facial skin works hard every minute of every day. This is why your face requires more attention and care. The internet is full of suggestions, articles, trends, products, techniques, surgeries, you name it, all aimed at improving the skin on your face. This is why Bare Envy created the Skin Care Club so that club members can try many of the professional treatments we offer at discounted prices. Skin Care Club members receive one of the facial treatments outlined on our Skin Care Club Pricing Guide at the discounted club pricing. Members can also choose to have multiple treatments from the list at further discounts off the original price (after your first treatment purchase). Only the first treatment per month is automatically billed on the first of the month and all skin care treatments must be decided the month before. Join the Skin Care Club* at Bare Envy and observe how we can take years off of your face!

  • 30% off your first treatment per month (must purchase one treatment a month to continue on in the club), 40% off your second treatment and 50% off your third for that month
  • Monthly incentives available only to Skin Care Club members (ie. $20 chemical peels)
  • Skin Care Club members get 10% off regular priced skin care products
  • Don’t feel like coming for your treatment one month? Save it and come twice the next month!

Massage Club

Bare Envy offers a variety of massage types customized to what our clients need and we recognize that many customers may require multiple treatments or may want to schedule themselves some time to relax. This is why we created the Massage Club so that we could offer our regular customer and those who require frequent massages discounted pricing. There is a wide range of benefits regular massage therapy offers, from increase circulation, lower blood pressure, improving the range of mobility, and more. Join the Massage Club* and see one of our professional, licensed and registered massage therapists at discounted pricing.

  • Your first massage of the month is $65 for a full hour ($10/off)
  • Every additional massage that month is only $60 for a full hour ($15/off)

*Clients must give 30 days’ notice when they want to leave the Laser Hair Removal Club, the Skin Care Club or the Massage Club.

 

Don’t forget about our Bare Envy Referral Program, for every client that you refer that becomes a Bare Envy client you get rewarded and so do they! They get 25% off on their first visit and you get:

  • 1 person: 10% off one treatment
  • 2 people: 20% off one treatment
  • 3 people: 40% off one treatment
  • 4 people: 60% one treatment
  • 5 people: 80% off one treatment
  • 6 people: A FREE TREATMENT!

*Discounts only apply to full priced treatments and cannot be combined with Club Member pricing discounts.

Whatever your aesthetic goals for your hair, skin, or body, the team at Bare Envy has multiple options so that you feel confident in your own skin! Our club pricing options are a way to reward our client’s loyalty, but also a way of saying thank you for choosing the professionals at Bare Envy. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

ClearLift Tattoo Removal

Bare Envy offers Laser Tattoo Removal. While we often get tattoos to express ourselves, who we are and how we express ourselves is constantly changing. Additionally, there are still industries and jobs with a stigma associated with the art of tattoos. Regardless of what tattoo you have and why you want it removed, Bare Envy can help with our ClearLift Laser technology.

Before Laser Tattoo Removal, getting rid of a tattoos was a difficult process which included exfoliation, dermabrasion and even chemical peels. Even after all the hard work, the pigments were often too deep to remove. However, with laser technology, results are much more favourable. Tattoos are made permanent due to the metals they contain, such as manganese, copper, lead and sometimes mercury. White blood cells will try to remove the metal deposits, but the ink particles are often larger than white blood cells. That’s where our lasers come in – our lasers are extremely hot and operate in a very narrow frequency at incredible speeds. The speed and heat of the lasers break up the ink particles using a process called photo-thermolysis creating a Photo-Acoustic effect. The ink particles are broken up so that white blood cells can transport them to your liver using your body’s lymphatic system. This process can be painful and can create scar tissue. The process requires 4-8 treatments per tattoo, depending on size, location and colors used (as black is much easier to get rid of than say yellow; every color requires a different wavelength of light and energy to be lifted). Now that you have an understanding of how the lasers work, you might take caution when getting a tattoo and need not worry about having them removed, but if you already have an unwanted tattoo, we have the perfect device to get you the results you seek.

The laser we use is called our ClearLift laser, a Nd:Yag non-ablative laser operated in the Q-switching mode. ClearLift is developed by Alma Lasers and is an industry leading device trusted by certified dermatologists.

  • Non-ablative lasers are less-invasive than ablative lasers, they work by heating up targeted tissues without actually destroying the tissues, where ablative laser vaporize the outer layers of skin and produce the best results but have more downtime.
  • Q-switching mode is an optical switch inserted in the laser cavity waiting for a maximum population inversion in the neodymium ions before it opens, optimizing our clients desired results. ClearLift ensures that our treatments use only carefully controlled heat to break up ink pigments.

The ClearLift Laser is not just amazing for tattoo removal, it is also the latest treatment in medical skin treatments featuring laser technology perfect for treating dark circles and puffy eyes but also minimizes pores, wrinkles, and fine lines by stimulating the skin’s production of collagen. Treatments with ClearLift take as little as 30 minutes and often you can see immediate results, including plumping, smoothing and tightening and results will only improve over the following month as your face rebuilds the collagen. For the best results, completing 4-6 treatments is recommended and by doing so every 6-12 months, you can fight off aging.

Bare Envy wants to give you a new image with our medical esthetics. Tattoos have existed for thousands of years, but mom was wrong when she said they are forever. Tattoos are not going away but as the tattoo fads come and go, there is an increase in adults that seek tattoo removal, cover-up or redesign. If you still want a tattoo, you may want to consider a cover-up instead of removal, but if you find yourself embarrassed, self-conscious or limited in what you can wear, then removal is the option for you. Our goal is to remove any barriers in the way of you enjoying your ideal self!