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Jane Iredale at the Mini Spa VT

The Mini Spa is excited to announce that we will now be carrying Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup.

Jane Iredale Makeup at Mini Spa VTJane Iredale, namesake of the makeup line, is the president and founder. She founded the line in 1994 when she started noticing how the makeup used on sets were causing sensitivities and and skin disorders in the actresses and models Iredale was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with a line of make that has skin care benefits.

This extensive line of products are formulated with the highest quality ingredients and pharmaceutical grade vitamins and antioxidants. The pure mineral pigments that are used provide exceptional coverage the requires minimal touch-ups.

Not only is the Jane Iredale company committed to providing us with the highest quality makeup but they are also committed to keeping our skin healthy. Six of the Jane Iredale products have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. This means that Iredale has provided scientific data showing that these products safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. All of the products are allergy tested, safety tested, clinically tested and dermatologist tested to ensure that ingredients do not cause skin sensitivities.

This week we had a full day of product knowledge and hands on training provided to us by Jane Ireldale, in order to ensure we all can share the excitement and knowledge of this wonderful makeup line to all of our wonderful clients.

So the next time you are in the Mini Spa check out this exciting new line and feel free to ask the girls about anything.

How to Handle the Holiday Rush

Tips To Avoid Holiday StressWe all love the holidays, the lights, the cheer, the food. But there is also the stress and chaos that comes with it all. Here are some tips to stay happy and healthy this holiday season.

Accept the fact that not everything is going to be perfect. Things are going to happen. So what if the dog knocks over the Christmas tree and breaks a few ornaments. At least you have a good story to tell next year.
Try to get some fresh air. Take a break from wrapping and go for a walk. Check out your neighbors decorations. Or if you enjoy singing, gather some friends and go caroling.

Keep healthy snacks handy. When you feel yourself wanting a mid morning or midafternoon snack,try to go for the healthy choice rather then the cookies and cake someone brought to work. The healthier option will provide you with more energy then the cookie or cake, and will not cause a sugar crash like the unhealthy version will cause.

Treat yourself. Take an hour for yourself and relax. Stop worrying about the kids and how your going to get all your shopping done. There is always tomorrow.

Most importantly, make sure you get enough rest! There is a lot to do and little time to do it all but getting adequate rest is crucial for staying happy and healthy.

Benefits of Paraffin Wax Treatments

Doctors and therapist have been using paraffin since the Roman Empire. The Romans would pour the hot wax over the body to prepare it for massage therapy. In later years, the French used it to help accelerate the healing of wounds. Paraffin wax is now commonly used in many salons and spas because of the variety of benefits it provides.

Paraffin Wax Hand TreatmentWhat is paraffin? Paraffin is a petroleum based wax (which makes it great for sealing in moisture!) and is melted in a controlled temperature wax pot for continuous use. Here at Tootsies,  feet and or hands are dipped three times into the warm wax and covered with a plastic glove and towel. After a few minutes the wax is cool and is gently pulled away from the skin, taking dead skin cells away and leaving moisture behind. Paraffin is a natural emollient that helps open the pores and make the skin soft and supple as well as increase skins elasticity and mobility. Paraffin is very beneficial to dry cracked skin because it adds a waterproof coating to the skin that helps retain your body’s natural oils. This coating also offers protection from external elements.

Paraffin wax is not only beneficial to skin, but it also has many other health benefits. It has been known to relax muscles, increase blood flow, relieve joint stiffness and reduce pain. People struggling with arthritis, muscle, tendon and ligament ailments, tendonitis, sprains and pulled muscles may find paraffin treatments very helpful.

The next time you visit your salon or spa, ask about getting a paraffin wax treatment.