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Meet the Newton Estheticians – Candyce & Elena

May 1, 2017

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Introduce yourself!

Hi! I’m Candyce, and I’m one of the aestheticians at the Newton salon location.

How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?
I’ve worked at SalonCapri for 12 wonderful years.

What is your favorite facial that is offered at the salon?
It is so hard to choose – at SalonCapri, we have many amazing facial treatments that cater to different skin conditions and needs. They keep me excited and I never get bored. If I had to pick a favorite, my new go-to is the Rejuvenation treatment. It combines microdermabrasion, chemical peel and ultrasonic technology. It is a terrific value for a non-invasive treatment and requires no extensive recovery process. There is no post-treatment downtime needed, and improvement and results are visible starting with the first session.  It is a great option for aging skin, hyperpigmentation, acne and many other conditions.

What is your favorite skincare product that you use on clients and sell for at-home use?
It definitely has to be an exfoliant. We have several kinds of them available for different skin types. I love the GM Collin Phytoaromatic Gommage because it can be used as an exfoliant or a deep-cleansing mask. It softens and revitalizes the skin for a clear and radiant complexion. Our skin can only absorb very small amounts of any product at one time, and that’s why it is essential to have clean skin to promote penetration of your serum and cream – otherwise you are wasting your products. I’m willing to share, so please come in for a sample and I am sure you will love it as much as I do!

What is the best skincare tip you’d give a client to achieve beautiful skin?
Our skin is a reflection of our internal health, so we need to maintain a healthy mind, adequate sleep and a well-balanced diet; staying active and drinking plenty of water is also vital.  Skin is the largest organ and is an outside organ, so it does requires some extra help to maintain its healthy functions and appearance. Proper cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and sun protection are essential. The aging process starts in our mid 20’s so don’t wait until you are 40; prevention is the key to youthful skin, so I encourage you to start investing in yourself!  We can help you to select products that suit your skin condition, and with regular visits for facials you will be all set. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but as Coco Chanel said, “There are no ugly women in the world, just lazy ones!” Believe me; you will see proof of your investment when you go to your next high school reunion…it’s worth it!

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Introduce yourself!

Hello! My name is Elena, and I am an aesthetician at SalonCapri in Newton.

How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?
I’ve been part of the SalonCapri family for 10 years.

What is your favorite facial that is offered at the salon?
The Advanced Collagen Treatment is my personal favorite. It’s excellent for restoring vitality and moisture levels for the skin, especially during harsh winter months in New England.

What is your favorite skincare product that you use on clients and sell for at-home use?
I really love the Valmont skincare line. Clients benefit from the collection because the active ingredients are based on micro-elements and pure water. One of my favorite products is the Valmont Purifying Pack. It’s a deep-cleansing mask treatment that’s good for any skin type. Clients who travel often, or are just exposed to environmental dust and pollution, can use this mask at home to keep skin super clean and bright.

What is the best skincare tip you’d give a client to achieve beautiful skin?
It’s often difficult to give skincare advice that fits all. My approach is individual-based and tailored to the specific client. It really depends on the age, lifestyle, and effort of the person. I always ask clients about their current routine; what they’ve previously done and what they’re looking to improve. But in general, all clients can benefit by cleansing the skin well, exfoliating twice per week to help speed up cell turnover, and always apply SPF protection to shield sun damage. Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a good diet is always a plus!

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