Does your skin have the winter blues?

So the weather outside may be frightful and freezing but don’t fret because we have some tips for you!

Number one rule of winter- do not take super hot showers!

I will repeat that, do not take super hot showers. I am the queen of taking them myself, but a really hot shower can dry out your skin more. The nerdy science of it is that in the winter the air is much dryer and there is less moisture in the air. A hot shower can further help to dehydrate your skin.

Next, let’s talk about products.

What you use on your skin in the summertime may not be what you will want to use on your skin in the winter. In the cold months, change your facial cleanser to a milder one and use a more rich moisturizer. We love Dermalogica’s Super Rich Repair. This product helps to replenish thirsty skin while also acting to as a salve to combat extreme cold and environmental conditions.

Number two rule of winter- moisturizer is a girl’s best friend.

Load up on it! The best time to moisturize your body is right after your not so hot shower when your skin is still wet. If your skin is dry and cracking bust out the Vaseline for a few days.

Finally, let’s not forget about our poor cracking cuticles.

Winter season we are less stressed about getting our pedicures but our nails still need some TLC. Applying solar oil to your finger and toenail cuticles in the morning and evening will help to keep them from cracking. If you really have some dry cracked hands or feet again, bust out the Vaseline and wear cotton gloves/socks to bed.

Luckily, we don’t have too much of a winter here in the Carolina’s but we still need to protect and nourish our skin for those few months.

Welcome Vordai!

There is something about new art hanging on the walls that makes us feel all giddy inside!  This month we have an artist from Charleston, South Carolina grace our walls with her modern abstract creations.  Vordai’s main influence in her pieces are Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.  Her creativity seems to shine in each piece and adds a little more light to Groove Jet Salon.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out our new art shame on you!  Come check it out.

Plythera by Vordai

Want more Vordai?  Check out her website

The Radiant Bride

Wedding dress, check.
Photographer, check.
Venue reserved, check.
Glowing blissful bridal skin, ugh!

What girl doesn’t want to be glowing on her wedding day?
It is important for the bride to be to take special care of her skin at least one month prior to the wedding day. Achieving an outer glow can be as simple as drinking plenty of water and eating as much fresh fruits and vegetables as humanly possible. (Fruit roll-ups don’t count)
A bride to be should also schedule a facial at least one month prior to the big day. A visit to the spa can allow you the opportunity to have a professional advise you on special skin care tips for your skin type.
I know this one is easier said than done but try to stress less. Stress not only effects your emotional well being but it can effect your skin as well. Go for walks, take a yoga class or read. Refer back to tip number two, go get a facial or any spa service, just relax! Make time for yourself and smile, after all what’s there not to be happy about? Your getting married silly!