Everything listed under: Skincare

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    Does my moisturizer need a primer?

    The secrets of skin care regimens in Asia are treatment lotions. Where they are known as essences, softening lotions, conditioning lotions or watery lotions. Light yet powerful, these formulas rehydrate, re-plump and restore lost nutrients....

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    Tulasara, Aveda's new skin care

    The Aveda skin care line is being completely revamped and simplified! Tulasara means moving toward balance in Sanskrit, and is a family of advanced performance skin care inspired by Ayurveda. The ancient healing art of India—that helps accelerate skin’s natural ability to restore itself.

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    Aveda's got you UVA/UVB covered!

    Don't go swimming for 30 minutes after you eat. Do as I say, not as I do. Don't cross your eyes, they'll get stuck like that.

  • When you exfoliate, what are you putting down the drain?

    Exfoliating could cause serious harm to the environment! If you are a fan of exfoliants and scrubs please check your product labels. Some cosmetic  companies are using "microbeads" in their products to help consumers slough off dead flaky skin. Unfortunately, micro beads are made of PLASTIC!

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    Could a visit to the salon save your life?

    How a salon visit could save your life? I'm going to hazard a guess that you see your stylist more frequently than your dermatologist. If so, I want you to do a favor for me and yourself.

  • Say Goodbye to Puffy Eyes & Hello! BK Energizing Eye Cream!

    Rid yourself of tired puffy eyes and dark circles—keep those peepers looking bright!Many of us battle dark circles and puffiness around our eyes—this can make us appear tired and old.  Having bright and refreshed eyes will make us look more youthful and alert…and who doesn’t want that?Dark circles can be categorized as blue circles or brown circles. Blue circles are caused by oxygenated blood pooled beneath your eye skin; and brown circles are caused from hyperpigmentation, triggered by chr...

  • Aveda's New Luxurious Face Cream

    Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Crème This is one of the newest products on our shelves, and I wanted to get the word out that we LOVE IT! It’s a seriously luscious crème that has the staying power to really replenish your skin. With the Hydrating Soft Crème coming out at the same time, I wanted everyone to be sure who these products are for, and which is right for them.

  • What SPF moisturizer do you use?

    Throughout my 12 years as an Aesthetician for MFX Salon, I am often asked about product recommendations for skin and body care.  I stand by Aveda 100% because I truly believe in the company as a whole and that they strive to produce the best products on the market. One of the most requested product recommendations that I get is which SPF, Oil-Free Moisturizer I use or can't stand to not have on my bathroom counter.  At the present ...

  • Winter Weather and your Skin

    Now that winter is slowly creeping up on us, it's time to change your skin care routine... It's always around this time of year that I notice the skin on my face and hands are noticeably flaky and drier to the touch. There are several factors to take into consideration, less humidity in the air, indoor heating can really affect the skin, and excessive hand washing to ward of cold and flu germs.

  • Don't miss our Newest Aveda Spa Experience!

    Aveda's Dual Exfoliation Treatment I recently had the opportunity to take an advanced skin care class to learn all about Aveda's newest facial, The Dual Exfoliation Treatment. I was amazed at how immediate, and visible the results were with just one treatment. The treatment combines Aveda's naturally derived mechanical and biochemical exfoliation methods into one facial that visibly transforms the skin through the process of dual exfoliation.

  • Why Men Should Know Salons Are NOT For Women Only

    There seems to be some stigma associated with men attending salons; so I'm here to tell you it is totally acceptable for men to go to a salon to get their hair cut.  Stylists are trained in all aspects of hair including men's cuts, and men deserve the same attention to hair as their counterparts.  In my experience men often have haircutting needs that cannot be met by their current discount haircut providers.

  • May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

    We've said good-bye to winter and spring, and now summer is finally here!  May is skin cancer awareness month and now is the time to get tested for skin cancer!   There are many resources that offer free skin cancer screenings this month.

  • I'm Engaged - What NOW?! A Salon FAQ for Brides

    As Maximum FX's wedding planner I have a lot of brides ask me a lot of questions!  Here are a few of the most common questions brides have about their wedding hair, skin, and makeup. When should I call to make my appointment?

  • Touched: A Sensory Experience

    By:  Linda Weisman The sense of touch is just one of our five senses and arguably the most personal. We come in contact with each other on a daily basis in many different ways and for many different reasons. Touch can be relaxing, therapeutic, reassuring, comforting, healing and energizing; the stylists in our salon use touch in a variety of positive ways on a daily basis.

  • 10 Superfoods For Healthier Skin & Hair

    Caring for your hair isn't always about what you use on it to make it stronger and shinier; what goes into our bodies also directly impacts the health of our skin and hair.  So it should not come as any surprise that healthy hair like anything else that concerns our bodies starts with good nutrition.  Listed below are ten superfoods that can aid in your quest for healthier skin and hair, try incorporating some of these superfoods into your diets. Blueberries were ranked number one in a...

  • Nighttime: scrub; morning: glow!

    We all want our skin to glow and have that fresh look, but it really starts with your nighttime routine! I know, the last thing we want to before climbing into bed, is to spend any more time scrubbing off all of the make-up and grime from the day. Our moms drove us crazy growing up stressing the importance of brushing our teeth and taking off our make-up...all of that nagging made us want to rebel and just go to sleep.

  • Gluten-free Aveda Products: A Guide To Healthier Living (Updated)

    By: Lilla Glaeser, Director Of Human Resources If you’re like me, living with a gluten sensitivity, it can be hard to find beauty products that are gluten-free and give you the desired results. Between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the United States are sensitive to gluten due to Celiac disease**. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).

  • Help! I just had the worst brow wax of my life! Now what?

    I know first hand of that experience...we've all had a bad brow wax at some point in our lives, and it's very upsetting and frustrating. It also makes you wary of just anybody waxing them again. First of all, I recommend that you do some brow wax research in your city.

  • A Love Affair With Aveda Beautifying Oil | 4 Tips To Staying Hydrated | Body Care

    I love products! Hair care, skin care, makeup, you name it and I probably have it, but there is one product I don’t love and that is body lotion! Of course, my legs and arms suffered from a lack of hydration, especially in the summer.

  • With warmer temperatures coming, is an Aveda Essential Back Treatment needed?

    Clocks have sprung forward, trees and flowers are blooming...Ahh, Spring is finally here! My favorite time of year to spend as much time outdoors in tank tops and sundresses before the dreaded summer heat takes the life out me and my dog, Celis. I always look forward to packing away my winter clothes and bringing out my spring and summer treasures from hibernation and it's like I have a completely new wardrobe!

  • How about $20 Facials During Your Hair Color Processing Time?

    Between time spent at work, running at Town Lake, picking the kids up from soccer practice, and attending all of our favorite Austin extracurricular activities, it is hard to find time for rest and relaxation! However, as you know finding time for your hair color is a must, and many clients will rearrange an entire work day in order to see one of our color specialists. Your skin is just as important!

  • How often should I exfoliate my face and body?

    Facial and body exfoliation...we all know how important it is, but how, and how often do we all actually do it?? For face, all skin types can benefit year round from exfoliating. It's a great way to treat break outs, wrinkles, and that rough, ashy texture.

  • Why should I continue waxing throughout the winter months?

    Wax, wax, wax...we all have a love/hate relationship with it... Keeping a continuous, long term relationship with waxing will give you the smooth results that we all desire. During winter months, it's especially important to keep up with your monthly waxing.

  • America's #1 resolution is good for your skin too

    According to PRweb and Yahoo!, the number one resolution for 2012 is “getting in shape.”  The best way to achieve this goal is with a balanced diet and exercise. Exercise helps to control weight, combat health conditions, improve your mood, increase energy, and promote better sleep (Mayoclinic.com). It also helps to improve your skin!

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    4 ways to determine your skin's undertone and how it affects hair color

    Here is a quick guide to help you determine if your skin has cool or warm undertones and what hair colors work best with each. 1. In natural light, hold out your arm.

  • Should I change my skin care routine when seasons change?

    By: Tess Rodriguez, Best Esthetician, Austin Chronicle 2010 Photo: mimitaylor.blogspot.com Mister winter is upon us. We all our change routines, like switching out our wardrobes to prepare for the colder air and unpredictable weather. One of the things we all forget to change is our skin care routine.

  • A Cup Of Hot Tea = A Cup Good Health

    Steep yourself in comfort—wherever or whenever—with our soothing herbal infusion of licorice root and peppermint, in convenient tea bags. Calms your senses, promoting a sense of well-being. $26.00 Tea Consumption Linked to Numerous Body Benefits A hot cup of tea may do more than relax you.

  • Wanna save some money?

    By Erica Colon, Director Of Color Education We just had our monthly team meetings at both salons this week and one of the topics we covered was ways our clients can save money.  As we began to list off all of our promotions, memberships, apps, etc., we quickly realized that one could get confused easily.   So, we did the work for you and put together this quick and easy list of all the ways you can save money when you visit Maximum FX.

  • Why do I always get those red bumps after waxing?

    By: Tess Rodriguez, Best Of Austin Chronicle Esthetician - 2010 We all enjoy the smooth benefits of waxing rather than the feeling of stubble after shaving. There are plenty of benefits to waxing, but there also comes the downside to it as well. Sometimes we can experience red bumps, or small pimples after a wax.

  • 12 Ways To Use Eucalyptus Oil

    Find clarity with this strong, fresh, herbal top note—with cool, menthol undertones—derived from partially dried eucalyptus leaves. Refreshes the senses. Enhances muscle massage.

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  • Five must-haves for an “at-home spa night” with Aveda

    We all love to be pampered… but probably don’t love the hefty bill that comes along with it.   And while you can’t exactly replicate an elemental nature facial at home (no matter how bad you want to!), you can make it an at-home spa night anyway!  Sometimes you're short on time and just can't make it to the spa?

  • Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner

     Introducing the new Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner by Aveda! Photo: aveda.comAveda has recently introduced its all-new Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner as part of the Tourmaline skin care line. By harnessing the powerful effects of Tourmaline, a natural gem grinded down for use, and combining it with other antioxidants and vitamins, this product line will leave your skin smooth and radiant.This particular product, the Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner, is a creamy, cl...

  • Aveda's alternatives for damaging skin procedures

    Samantha after her infamous chemical peel. Funny, but sadly true too! Photo: HBO Microdermabrasion was named the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure in America for 2010 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

  • Beautiful Skin

    Beautiful skin starts from within. If you are prone to acne, it can sometimes be caused by too much acid in your diet. Orange juice, vinegar, and red wine are examples of foods that can disrupt the PH balance of your skin.

  • The four steps of proper skin care using Aveda's Botanical Kinetics

    Aveda's Botanical Kinetics skin care line     Photo: www.beautystore.comWhile many of us understand the importance of washing our faces daily, only few of us know the four daily facial cleansing steps and their importance. For example, did you know you should tone in the morning and exfoliate at night? That washing your face twice a day is always important, regardless of your skin type?

  • Aveda Lip Saver - Won't Melt In Your Car!

    Nurture your lips with our soothing, moisturizing, botanical balm. Water-proof formula contains an SPF 15 sun-screen and anti-oxidants to protect lips from UV exposure and other harsh environmental factors. Natural waxes seal in moisture for lasting protection.Delivers lasting moisture relief to dry lipsRefreshes with cinnamon leaf, clove and anise oilsWon't melt in your car.Here's what Yancey had to say about Lip Saver, "This is the best protector for lips in any weather, especially in the summ...

  • Aveda Men Pure-Formance Skin and Shave Products

    It's back!   The newly formulated Shave Cream and After-Shave balm is almost here.   Shipping late Spring, we thought we would be the first to share with you, some information about the arrival of the new Aveda Men Pure-Formance Skin and Shave products!