Hello beautiful babes! I am thrilled to share this post because now that we are finally open again, you can actually come in and use the add-ons that I will be sharing today! Here at Oasis, we have five targeted treatment facials meant for you specific skin type, but did you also know that we offer additional services to give your facial some extra sparkle? For just ten extra dollars, you can add one or more of the following services - dermaplane, LED mask, Cannuka products, jelly mask, extractions, face lift massage or a chemical peel. You can combine one or more of these to your facial to create a more customized experience.
You've probably seen videos of this one before or at least have heard someone raving about it (it totally lives up to the hype). When we dermaplane, we use a scalpel to gently scrape the skin, freeing it from about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin build up and the vellus hair (peach fuzz). Here are the benefits:
Once the dead skin and peach fuzz is removed, it leaves a perfectly blank canvas for your products to penetrate deeper into your skin, rendering them more effective.
If you're a makeup wearer, you will love the way your foundation will sit on your skin. It creates a dewy, airbrushed makeup look.
Removes all of the facial hair that can trap dirt and oils.
Skin will look and feel smoother, softer and brighter
Instant results with no downtime
Because it is completely painless, it is a great option for those of you who prefer to have a hairless face, but waxing is too painful or maybe you're even allergic to wax. This add-on is recommended to be done every 3-4 weeks, but if you want to try it once and decide to not continue, you don't have to worry about your vellus hair coming back thicker and darker. Because of the type of hair it is, it will grow back the exact same size and color as it was before. Bonus: it is suitable for all skin types!
Make sure to wear SPF, as your fresh skin will need to be protected of damage caused by the sun's rays.
Hold off on exfoliating at home for the next week.
Dermaplane is included in our Smooth facial, but add it on to any facial to give your skin that extra fresh and dewy look.
We all get breakouts and-if we're being honest-most of us get satisfaction out of popping them ourselves. But, do yourself a favor and let your esthetician do it for you because we have been trained how to do it correctly without causing a scar. Sometimes if we try to pop our own zits, we end up squeezing too hard and before it's ready. Extracting incorrectly usually makes it worse and it can leave an angry red scar. Remember, a pimple is much easier to get rid of than an acne scar.
When we perform extractions on our clients, we will either use our gloved fingers or a tool designed for extractions. We also use a magnifying light so we will be able to see blemishes that you may not have noticed before. During extractions, we gently dislodge the buildup inside of the pore caused by oil and dirt; by clearing out the pores, it gives us a clean canvas to work with, allowing products to be more effective. If you have never had extractions done before, it is a good idea to book your facial at the end of the day or when you don't have to go anywhere after, as extractions can sometimes leave your face a little red or swollen in areas depending on your skin type and how many extractions you need done.
Extractions are included in our Clear facial, but it is a great add-on to try with other facials, especially if you are someone who is wearing a mask for most of the day.
LED Light Therapy Mask
The LED mask has multiple benefits and it can be used to treat a number of different skin conditions as well as prevent others. It is a mask that we set on your face for about 7-8 minutes. It can regulate oil production, stimulate collagen and elastin, and minimize redness and wrinkles. Here's how it works: the light is absorbed by special receptors in the skin which then stimulates a response.
Blue light: Offers anti-inflammatory benefits, so it treats redness and irritation. If you've spent a little too much time outside and have a sunburn, come in and try the blue light to soothe the burn. Additionally, it kills acne causing bacteria.
Green light: Normalizes oil production, reduces blackheads, heals sores, helps oil vs. moisture production and reduces hyperpigmentation.
Red light: This is the only one that has wavelengths that are able to pass through the tissue up to one inch deep, so it's very effective. It increases collagen production, restores cell function, provides essential energy for cellular renewal, and is great for treating sun-damaged skin and rosacea.
Because the results from the mask are cumulative, add this on to your monthly facial to see visible results over time. The more you use it, the more you will see changes in your skin.
Face Lift Massage
This one is one of my favorite add-ons because who doesn't love a good face massage?! A face lift massage uses certain techniques and manipulations designed to:
Help elevate sagging skin
Provide a more youthful appearance
Target the under eye area, smile lines and forehead lines
Invigorate the facial muscles
Tighten the skin
Improve lymphatic drainage
Suitable for all skin types, especially to prolong the process of aging and for currently aging skin
Just like the LED mask, this add-on is one you should add to every facial to reap the benefits over time. Plus, it feels amazing to get tension massaged out of your muscles.
Our Cannuka products come with our Soothe facial, but if your skin is feeling dry or sensitive, try adding it on to your next facial to feel what it's like to have an angel kiss your face. This stuff is heaven in a tub, and here's why:
CBD: Has amazing calming benefits for the skin, soothing reactive and sensitive skin. It rejuvenates the complexion and reduces redness and irritation.
Manuka honey: It is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air and pulls it directly into your skin. The honey is also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, meaning it fights acne causing bacteria and soothes irritation (this is a great add-on if you also had extractions during your facial).
The Cannuka skin balm puts a moisturizing barrier between your skin and the environment. It creates a "seal" to keep moisture in your skin from being lost. Personally, I love to use this before I go to bed so it can be absorbed by my skin while I sleep. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks and feels extremely hydrated, fresh, and dewy.
The other Cannuka products included in this add-on are the lip balm and the eye cream. Bonus: all of the products are available for purchase at any of our locations!
I rave about chemical peels to everyone. Pretty much any skin concern you have can be addressed with a peel because there are sooo many benefits! They may seem scary and intimating to those who have never had one before, but I promise, give it a try and you will probably (definitely) love it. At Oasis we use the MandeliClear peel which has 7% salicylic acid, 7% lactic acid, 7% resorcinol, and 7% mandelic acid. Here are the wonderful benefits of a chemical peel:
Improves skin's clarity tone and texture
Stimulates new collagen production
Reduces discoloration caused by sun damage
Helps clear up breakouts and prevents new ones
Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
Fades acne scars
Allows skincare products to penetrate deeper
If you want to see a significant difference in your skin, I recommend a series of three or more peels spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Here's how it works: at the end of your facial, we apply the peel to a 4x4 and gently sweep it across your face. If it is your first time getting a peel, we will probably only do one pass of the peel, but if you are able to tolerate it, we can build up the peel with additional passes. Immediately after the peel, your face will feel "tight and shiny" for the remainder of the day. On day three or four, you may notice your skin begin to get flaky or peel. Depending on your skin type, you may not even peel at all! 'If you don't experience any peeling it doesn't mean it didn't work, it just means your skin is not sensitive or reactive. If you do peel, it will be fairly minimal, kind of like a light sunburn. To help with the peeling, use some Aquaphor or our Cannuka skin balm to keep your skin hydrated. Whatever you do, don't use your fingers to peel the skin off! When your old skin is ready to come off, it will do it's thing. If you know that you would like to get a peel, stop using your retinol 2-3 days before your peel and don't exfoliate the day before.
Here are some after care instructions:
Do not get your skin wet for the next 12 hours following your peel. If you get your peel in the evening, leave your skin alone overnight and continue your normal routine in the morning
Do not use a retinol, AHAs or BHAs for 1 week following your peel
Wear SPF if going outside and avoid the sun like Covid-19
Wait to exfoliate again after about 2 weeks or when your skin feels like it's back to "normal"
On the day you get your peel, avoid strenuous workouts, saunas and steam
Be gentle with your face! I tell my clients to act as thought their skin is sunburned
I firmly believe that chemical peels work when you do them over time, and you can expect to see your best skin 1-2 weeks after you receive your peel. This peel comes with our Clear facial, but add it on to any facial (except Enlighten) to add some oomph to your facial.
If you need some extra hydration, definitely try our limited edition jelly mask. These masks start out in powder form and when mixed with water, it becomes a liquid jelly. When it's applied to the skin, it creates a vacuum seal on the skin, allowing the ingredients to penetrate deep into the pores. After it solidifies, it is peeled off the skin in one piece (seriously so satisfying). Each jelly mask is infused with electrolytes that are derived from algae, which benefit your skin by achieving a natural moisture balance and healthy, hydrated, and supple skin.This mask is great for all skin types, but especially helpful for dry, sensitive skin. Here are some of the great ingredients in the jelly:
Algae: Enhances the skin barrier function, replenishes natural moisture, increases moisture retention capabilities, detoxifies, and boosts your skin's defense against a variety of environmental stressors.
Organic white grain oat flour: Skin soothing properties, can alleviate rashes, allergic reactions, sunburn and other irritations.
Organic white rice flour: Cleansing, exfoliating, and conditioning properties.
White willow bark: An astringent rich in antioxidants, helps tone and reduce inflammation caused by rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
Even though we have our main five targeted facials, here are some new facial ideas to give your skin some extra love:
The "Turn Back the Clock" facial: Sculpt facial + LED mask + face lift massage
The "My Face is the Sahara Desert" facial: Smooth facial + jelly mask + Cannuka
The "I Wear a Mask the Majority of My Day" facial: Clear facial + LED mask + Cannuka
The "I'm In My 20's and I Want to Look Like It Forever" facial": Sculpt facial + dermaplane + chemical peel + face lift massage
The "I've Been in Quarantine With My Kids For Three Months and I'm Exhausted" facial: Enlighten facial + dermaplane + face lift massage + extractions
The "I Want To Leave Looking Like A New Person" facial: Smooth facial + face lift massage + brow wax and tint
The "I Just Want To Relax" facial: Soothe facial + jelly mask + face lift massage