Blog

What Facial Cleanser is Right For Me?

There are so many different types of cleansers out there it can be hard to know what is right for you. Also, everyone’s skin is different. Some people are more oily and other’s are more dry. Some people have very sensitive skin and other’s do not. So, how do you figure out what cleanser will suit your skin best? Let’s start by figuring out what type of skin you have.

There are four different categories for skin composition: dry, oily, normal and combination. Most people will be one skin type as a young adult and change as they age. These skin types can be affected by how much water is in your skin, how sensitive your skin is and how oily your skin is.

Oily: These people are more prone to blemishes, have larger pores and their skin will appear to be shiny.

Dry: Barely visible pores, red patches, rough skin and visible lines.

Normal: People with a normal skin type will have almost no blemishes, barely visible pores, no sensitivity and a radiant complexion.

Combination: Some people will have dry and oily skin on different parts of their face. You will recognize this skin type by large pores, shiny skin and excessive blackheads.

So, now that you know what the skin types are, what cleanser will work best for you?

For a person with oily skin, the best cleanser to use will be gentle foams and gels. Some people with oily skin decide to use an oil to cleanse their skin and that is okay, too. If your skin feels tight or very dry after cleansing, that is the sign that you should not be using an oily skin cleanser. Switch to something more hydrating or gentle.

If your skin is more dry or sensitive try using creams, lotions or milks for your cleanser. Another tip for dry skin is too avoid hot showers and baths and to try to wash your face as little as possible. Try to avoid anything too irritating to your skin; never scrub! If you don’t feel fully cleansed after washing your face with this type of cleanser, try switching to something a bit heavier.

Normal skin types are easy. Any type of cleanser that keeps you blemish free is fine. However, it is never a bad idea to switch up your cleanser once in a while to keep your skin guessing.

If you have a combination skin type then you need something that is non-irritating. The best cleanser for you would be something that is light but effective on the skin. Anything too heavy will clog your pores and leave your skin irritated.

Have more questions? Give us a call at 651-222-3127.

What is Intense Pulsed Light Treatment(IPL)?

While there are many different services out there to help people with their damaged skin, there is something special about Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. If you are trying to get rid of any type of damaged skin, discoloration, unwanted hair, etc then look no further. IPL will do it all. Not only that, but IPL can be used as a spot treatment rather than doing whole areas. This eliminates excessive cost and unnecessary treatments on perfectly fine skin.

People usually group IPL with other lasers that dermatologists and spa’s use for damaged skin, but IPL is not a laser at all. IPL uses light to fix skin that has been damaged by the sun or other irritants. IPL works to get rid of brown spots and sun spots, thick freckles, acne and broken capillaries. By being able to do all of this, IPL is your one stop treatment to fix all your skin issues.

IPL is a favorite to use for pigmentation because it attacks melanin in the skin. Melanin gets into the skin through prolonged sun exposure. Once you have been in the sun too long, pigmentation and freckling can occur. IPL works to reverse that process.

Even after all of these benefits, IPL does even more. When people use IPL on their skin, their desire is exclusively to get rid of sun spots, pigmentation and more. However, many people reported that after using IPL their skin became tighter and smoother thus showing that IPL can be used as an anti-aging treatment as well. After hearing all of the benefits of using IPL, why wait?

If you want to know more or set up an appointment to talk to an Esthetician about IPL, call us at 651-222-3127.

Or visit us at 750 Main St. #109, Mendota Heights, MN, 55118

 

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Why should I get a facial?

It is so often that I hear women raving about the facial that they just got and persuading their friends to get one, too. This is usually met with skepticism. Why spend $100 for a facial? Seems like a waste of time and money.

This is a common thought that people have when they consider getting a facial. This is because a lot of people don’t see the positive changes a facial can do to their skin until after they have one performed on them. If you are on the fence about this service, here are all the benefits that you can get from facials:

-Cleanses the skin: Facials will get rid of makeup, dirt, and toxins from the skin by deeply cleaning into the pores.

-Anti Aging: Usually, your Esthetician will use products and perform services during your facial that aids in slowing down the aging process of your skin. Many facials have the benefit of getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles(for about a month).

-Increased Circulation: After a facial, your circulation increases which brings more blood to your face. This helps you get the “glow” that so many women get after a facial.

-Relaxation: Facials are supposed to be a very relaxing and therapeutic experience. Afterwards, you should feel relaxed, stress free and at ease.

 

These are just a few of the amazing benefits of getting a facial. At Andros Medspa, we have many different facials to choose from. If you want to know more, please give us a call at 651-222-3127.

Or come and visit us at 750 Main St, Mendota Heights, MN, 55118

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Skin Care, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Laser Services: Exposed

Laser services can sometimes sound intimidating. People can imagine a major procedure in which a dangerous laser is used to sear fat off of the body. That is not at all how laser services work. Majority of the time, the service is pain free and is extremely minor. Mostly, lasers are used to try to force the skin to become smoother and tighter naturally. This can be achieved in a multitude of ways. At Andros Medspa, we have many different types of lasers and we get a lot of questions about them. So, I am going to try to explain all of them individually and hopefully dispel some concerns people have with them.

Microneedling: This procedure is used for people who have aging skin or skin with scarring. When an Esthetician uses this laser on you, there are very small fine needles that they use to puncture your skin. By doing this, the needles help your skin to naturally create more collagen in your body. Collagen is a protein that makes skin smooth, firm and glowing which will help people who have undesirable aging  skin. This treatment is recommended for a series of uses to create the desired effect.

Venus Legacy: The Venus Legacy is a very exciting laser to turn to because it is non-invasive and virtually pain free. By sending radio frequency under the skins surface, it provides heat which causes a thermal reaction in the tissue and promotes the healing process in the skin. By doing this, this laser also helps to create more collagen and elastin just like microneedling. Same as before, this laser will force the skin to become smoother and tighter. This laser also will work to break down fat cells which will create a more contoured look on the body. The main thing that sets this laser above the rest is that it pulls the skin upward which helps the radio frequency to get deeper into the skin. This triggers better cellulite reduction, body contouring and also stimulates healthy circulation.

TruSculpt: The nice thing about the TruSculpt laser is there is no down time. This laser will give you a customized look anywhere on your body. This laser is used for tightening the skin, melting away fat and reducing cellulite. This laser also uses the same technology as the Venus Legacy. It uses radio frequency to produce heat below the skin’s surface. By doing this, the heat penetrates deep into the skin and works to reduce fat and promote body contouring. The desired look can be obtained in just 3 treatments.

If you are someone who is interested in a laser service and would like to know more, call us at 651-222-3127.

Andros Medspa: 750 Main St #109, Mendota Heights, MN, 55118

Categories: Andros MedSpa, microneedling, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Massage Packages

At Andros Medspa, we have packages for almost everything we offer. You can get a package for facials, micro-needling, laser services, waxing and more.By doing this, we save our loyal and frequent customers money! However, until now we have never had packages for massage! Packages for massages work out well for people who are getting over an injury or are just stressed out often. These people can come to the spa and pay a one time fee for up to 6 massages! Here is what we offer:

Massage Package of 3

Massage Package of 6

If you are someone who is interested in something like this or know someone who might be interested, or would like to know pricing, call us!

651-222-3127

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Massage, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Behind The Scenes- Facials

At Andros Medspa, we get a lot of questions about the details of facials; how long in between each facial, skin sensitivity, wearing make-up afterward, and more. In fact, I have often wondered about the aftermath of getting a facial as well. In this post, I will attempt to educate all of us as I unravel the mystery of what to do once you leave the spa.

First, expect to be slightly sensitive for the first couple days. Your skin has been poked and prodded and is going to be slightly uncomfortable. This is totally normal. Because of this, it is not wise to be exposed to the sun, wear makeup or wash your face for the first 24 hours. Doing any of these things can make your face irritated and decrease the effects of the facial.

Second, drink lots of water. Your body is in the process of ridding itself of the toxins that the facial tried to extract, in order to help your body out, drink water! This can help a lot with people who break out after facials. By not touching the infected area and drinking lots of water, you can clear up the blemishes faster.

Finally, when scheduling another facial wait about 30 days to come back. This is important for many reasons. For one, facials can be expensive and you don’t want to waste your money if you don’t need a facial that badly. Also, during facials, it is common to remove the top layer of the skin in order to get rid of wrinkles and fine hairs. It will take a few weeks for your skin to grow back the top layer again and you do not want to get another facial when your skin is not ready.

Remembering all of these tips for after a facial can help you get the most of the experience and hopefully, clear up some questions!

Come to Andros Medspa and we can help you get the best facial for your skin!

651-222-3127

 

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Essential Oils

Quite recently, we have brought essential oils into the spa. An essential oil is a substance created in a plant that can evaporate and can be mixed with oils and fats. These oils are 100% natural and extracted from plants. The oil does not contain any chemicals or unnatural ingredients. These oils can be incorporated into the body in a number of ways such as topically, added to water or smelled. Each oil does something different when ingested in the body.

The great thing about essential oils is that they are good to use in many situations. Essential oils are very popular to use during massage. The oil can be sprayed into the air to be smelled by the person receiving the massage, they can be rubbed onto the skin during the massage or some of the oil can be added to a damp wash cloth and then put over the body. All of these ways would created the desired effect by the oil. Essential oils can also be used on an ordinary day. If you are feeling stressed or feel a sickness coming on, using an essential oil can combat that feeling.

Here are some of the oils we have currently at Andros Medspa!

-Wild Orange: Apply topically or use aromatically to uplift mood. Apply topically to the face to reduce the signs of aging and target fine lines and wrinkles. Add to water for a refreshing drink or to help with digestion.

-Deep Blue: Helps reduce discomfort and soreness when applied topically. Helps relieve tension, discomfort and sore muscles. Great in combination with exercise to reduce soreness.

-Slim and Sassy: Add a few drops to water to help aid in digestion and promote healthy energy levels. Helps dissolve toxins in fat cells and aids the fat breakdown process. Free of stimulants, sugars, calories and side effects.

By adding these oils to water or applying them topically, you can get the desired effect you want from any of our oils! We have many more than the ones stated here so come by Andros Medspa and check them out!

651-222-3127

Categories: Andros MedSpa
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Sunscreen in the Winter is a Must!

Sunscreen-Guide

For most people, it is common to not apply sunscreen in the winter or even as the temperatures drop. However, it is important to know that even when it is cooler out, the sun’s rays can still be very harmful. In fact, they are just as powerful and damaging to your skin on cooler days as they are in the summer. Not only that, but the particular rays that are responsible for aging skin become even more powerful on cooler days. It is important to always remember to apply your sunscreen and at Andros Medspa we have a variety of different types of sunscreen to choose from. Here are a few sunscreens we carry:

-Naturopathica’s Lavender Protective Cream SPF 17 or 30: This is a daily-use cream that contains SPF. It is meant for the face and neck and should be applied daily. This cream also works as a moisturizer.

-Skin Ceutical’s Physical Fusion SPF 30 or 50: This is our chemical free sunscreen that is intended for strong protection of the skin. This sunscreen comes as a serum which is a liquid that will be absorbed into the skin after being rubbed in. Physical Fusion comes as regular or matte.

Skin Medica’s Total Defense + repair SPF 34 or 50: This serum will protect your skin from UV rays as well as repair it in the process. It is antioxidant rich and helps fight wrinkles and fine lines. This serum comes as regular or tinted to cover up any blemishes.

While many stores sell sunscreen, Andros Medspa offers a variety of different options from many different brands. Your skin is important and we know that! Come to Andros Medspa to see which sunscreen is right for you, or go to our website and check us out.

651.222.3127

750 Main St. #109, Mendota Heights, MN, 55118

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Skin Care, Skin Care Products
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

The Do’s and Dont’s When Buying Make-up

makeup-circle

Sometime’s buying the right make-up for you can be tricky. Sometime’s something will look amazing in the store but once you take it home you aren’t in love with it anymore. Luckily, I have a few tips that will make testing and then buying make-up a breeze.

DON’T trust the light in your bathroom! Sometimes after buying make-up from a boutique, the make-up you chose will look off. Your mirror is lying! Yellow or bright white light can alter how make-up looks on your skin. Boutique’s will provide the most accurate lighting for make-up(other than natural light from the sun).

DO match the shade of your make-up to the skin on your neck as well as your decolletage. The skin on your neck and decolletage is sometimes darker than the skin on your face. By matching your make-up to all areas, you will avoid multiple shades on your face, neck and decolletage.

DON’T go cheap! Cheap concealers can end up drying out your skin, giving a strange color and not covering up as much as you want it to. Instead of going out and buying lots of make-up that doesn’t work, just go with the expensive stuff and save yourself time and energy.

DO test many colors. There are always our “safe” colors whether it comes to lipstick or eye shadow. These are the browns or muted reds. Try something fun and interesting and you just might find the right color that will make you pop!

DON’T let the sale’s person talk you into anything! If you do not absolutely love the color, don’t waste your time and money buying it. It is better to continue looking for the perfect make-up than settling with something that is mediocre.

DO come to Andros Medspa for your make-up needs! We carry many brands that are all top quality. We have a shade for everyone! Just stop in and see for yourself!

 

750 Main St. #109, Mendota Heights, MN, 55118

651-222-3127

 

Categories: Andros MedSpa, Spa Mendota Heights
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments

Feel the Dryness with Winter Approaching?

Winter woman looking up happy and smiling

It is no secret that Winter will make your skin dry out. It is a fact of life. Luckily, at Andros Medspa we can help you fight winter. While we have many skin care products that will help moisturize your skin, we also have a variety of services that will help, too. Here are a few examples of products and services that can help you beat dry skin.

Naturopathica’s Beech Tree Moisturizer: This moisturizer comes with a nice ginseng scent and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when used morning and night.

Naturopathica’s Calendula Hydrating Cream: This cream will nourish deep into the skin to soothe dry and irritated skin. It also helps to soften the skin.

One Love’s Skin Savior: This compact and all in one balm will take the hassle out of your morning routine by doing it all. This balm removes make-up, moisturizes the skin, and illuminates the skin. It is an antioxidant rich balm for you.

Facials: The positive results from getting facials are endless but one of them happens to be moisturizing the skin and fighting dryness. With almost all facials, the top layer of the old, wrinkly and dry skin is removed and the lower level comes to the surface. Any of the facials we offer here will keep your skin moisturized weeks after the facial is over.

 

Stop by Andros Medspa or give us a call and we will help you fight winter in a variety of ways!

750 Main Street #109 Mendota Heights, MN 55118

651-222-3127

Categories: Uncategorized
Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/androsme/public_html/wp-content/themes/androsMedSpa/functions.php on line 74
| Comments