Category Archives: Blog

  • 26
  • Mar
Colder Weather means it’s ACNE Season!

Colder Weather means it’s ACNE Season!

As the seasons change, and Autumn is here, we enter into the most common time for Acne. The change in weather means dryer air and less humidity which can dehydrate the skin and cause a build up of dead skin cells and an over production of oil. This means you’re more likely to break out this time of year than any other! But don’t worry! At Skin Cleaners, we’re Acne Experts! We provide the best and most thorough approach to Acne Treatment that Westminster, Denver, and Colorado have to offer! Our Specialized and targeted Acne approach goes deeper than just the surface. We attack breakouts from every angle, and from the inside out. We view Acne as not just a surface problem, so our proven medical approach is guaranteed to work. Once on our Acne Program, we work with you and your specific needs to clear your skin! No two cases of Ace are the same, so why should your Acne treatment be that way?   Our products are designed to fit any budget, and our treatments are aimed at pinpointing the cause of each person’s individual case. We understand just how important skin can be, and how frustrating acne can be as well. At Skin Cleaners, you and your skin are in expert hands. Just check out our reviews and results! Take the time to put your skin first, and come in for a FREE acne consultation today!

  • 26
  • Mar
Are you Lashes Ready for the Holidays?

Are you Lashes Ready for the Holidays?

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignnone" width="800"] We offer best eyelash extensions services in the denver metro area. Beautiful eyelash extensions set for Westminster CO.[/caption] Let’s face it. With the approaching Holidays, we’re entering one of the busiest and most stressful times of the whole year. So why worry about your lashes? Eyelash extensions are an amazing, hassle free addition to your beauty routine. Wake up every morning and just go! With eyelash extensions you don’t have to worry about messy mascara and makeup ever again! At Skin Cleaners, we are Denver’s  premier Lash Experts. Our team is comprised of Lash Geniuses who put the health and safety of each client first and foremost, providing you with the most expert, and beautifully designed Lash Extensions that Westminster has to offer. We value each and every client and know that each person has unique and special desires for their lashes. From natural and fluffy to bold and dramatic, we’re not a quick, one size fits all lash shop! At Skin Cleaners you can be certain that our Lash Artist’s are providing you with the absolute best service available. We are Colorado’s number One Lash Extension Spa. So take the plunge, and treat yourself this holiday season with full sets starting at only $150. Meet with one of our Expert Lash Artists to design you your perfect set of hassle free eyelash extensions. You’ll be the Belle of the Ball with flirty, bat-able lashes this winter! Eyelash Extensions Denver!

  • 14
  • Nov
Brazilian Waxing Westminster, CO

Brazilian Waxing Westminster, CO

What to Expect from your Brazilian Waxing Appointment How would you like to go Weeks without having to shave? Brazilian Waxing has many benefits, whether you want to bare all for appearance, comfort or for simplicity, Brazillian Waxing can provide. At Skin Cleaners, you’re not just another potential contract, rushed in an out in an effort to get as many people in as possible. We put every client’s comfort first, providing you with the most relaxing Waxing Services Denver has to offer! You’re not just a number to us! Our no-pressure sales approach lets you get your services done without pushy salespeople pressuring you into contracts. When you come to Skin Cleaners for a Brazillian Wax, one of our highly skilled waxing experts will escort you to a private waxing room where we use a specially formulated “hard wax,” designed for your comfort. This special type of wax “shrink-wraps,” around the hair rather than sticking to the skin to safely, and more comfortably remove every hair. Because it does not rip the skin off, as some strip waxes can do, ingrown hairs and irritations are less common, providing you with the most pain-free waxing experience possible. We quickly, but thoroughly complete your appointment with your comfort and needs in mind, ending every treatment with customized soothing Skin Care designed for your needs. Just because colder weather is on the way doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your waxing! Book today, and new client’s will receive %20 off their first appointment!

  • 29
  • Jan
Do You Crave Clear Skin? Here are the Foods You Should be Eating

Do You Crave Clear Skin? Here are the Foods You Should be Eating

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” and this couldn’t ring more true when it comes to skin care. Although everyone loves a piece of candy here or a helping of french fries there, we need to understand that every food we eat will have an effect on our bodies, skin, and overall health. Once food is ingested, our bodies break it down into its essential nutrients, vitamins and amino acids— the majority of which are then used as the building blocks for our bodily organs and… you guessed it, skin. So, if you aren’t providing your body with the best ingredients for clear skin, you probably won’t have the skin tone you could. For example, grease and processed sugars aren’t just undesirable for their fat-producing properties, but they can cause oily skin, uneven complexions, and acne breakouts as well. But fear not, it isn’t all doom and gloom. There are plenty of healthy foods to eat that while beneficial for clear skin, taste great as well. Avocados Not only are avocados known for being a great source of healthy fats and nutrients, they also contain Vitamin E— a substance known for boosting the luminosity of one’s complexion. Other research has been conducted to prove avocado oil’s ability to increase collagen production as well as citing vitamin C’s anti-inflammatory effects. So whether your next serving of avocado is in a side of guacamole or on your turkey sandwich, rest assured it will be doing great things for your skin. Berries More specifically, dark berries that contain more antioxidants. While all fruit is no doubt great for your health, it is the darker colors, like blueberries or blackberries, that contain the most skin-clearing properties. Besides just eating them plain though, try incorporating them into a green smoothie to start off your morning with a healthy energy boost. Mint Perfect for flavoring smoothies, teas, and other drinks, mint leaves are also a great product to add to your daily diet. We highly recommend peppermint tea as its calming and healing properties are going to leave you with more than just clear skin! Especially as we approach the dead of winter, you will appreciate the steaming cup of tea when temperatures are frigid outside. Nuts There are so many health benefits from eating nuts that it is hard to focus on just one, but the high mineral content (especially in zinc and selenium) are believed to be linked to acne. Selenium will also increase your white blood cell count and as a result, enhance your ability to fight infections and strengthen your immune system. Water Yes, we know it’s simple, but water is honestly one of the best (and cheapest) ways to get clear skin. Not only will it help rid your body of unwanted toxins, but high water intake has been linked to clearer, more hydrated skin and a better functioning brain. While there is no required amount of water to drink per day, studies show that your body will let you know when it is dehydrated, and as a result, you should always keep a glass of water nearby— either on a desk at work or in a bottle in your purse. As an added benefit, replacing the soda products or sugary drinks from your daily routine with a simple glass of water will significantly improve your health by eliminating the unnatural sugars and chemicals present in most processed drinks. Tofu While vegetarians and vegans are extremely familiar with this soybean-based product, the carnivorous portion of the population is probably less keen on trying a meat replacement product. But in all seriousness, there is no better way to increase your daily serving of protein in a healthy way and tofu absorbs the flavor of anything it’s cooked with— making it perfect for salads, a filling for lasagna or casseroles, and even tacos. In addition to a high protein content, tofu is also packed with calcium and healthy unsaturated fats; the perfect building blocks for clear skin. We also recommend brown rice, any sort of green vegetable, garlic, eggs, and acai, but the list could go on for days. Because we have only listed a few of the numerous foods you can eat to improve your skin tone, conduct a bit of research to further your knowledge on the subject if you are interested in pursuing a healthy, skincare focused diet.

  • 13
  • Jan
How to Care for Your Skin in High Altitude Climates

How to Care for Your Skin in High Altitude Climates

If, like us, you live at a high altitude, you have probably noticed the negative toll it takes on your skin. But at Skin Cleaners in Westminster, Colorado, we found a solution. We have learned to accommodate our nickname, “The Mile High City,” and simply incorporate products into our daily routine that ensure our skin is never dried out or flaky.  If you’re interested in hearing more about our specific recommendations, make sure to read on! Essential Products Hyaluronic acid is used for a variety of reasons because it is a naturally occurring substance in the body and therefore has little, if any, negative side effects. More specifically, it can treat arthritis, burns, or skin-related issues— such as those one might experience at high altitudes. For these reasons, we highly recommend receiving a hyaluronic filler that not only supports your facial structure but also softens the effects of aging. Coupling this treatment with Iluma’s Intense Brightening Créme with Vectorize-Technology will ensure you are no longer the victim of premature age spots or hyperpigmentation that can occur in climates with less oxygen available. Skincare products containing Vitamin C can also be a valuable addition to your regimen, as it is widely known to support the production of healthy collagen, a substance found in connective tissue that is great at filling wrinkles. Stay Hydrated After choosing the products for a regular skincare routine, ensure that you are always hydrated. Drinking the proper amount of water for your body will aid in digestion, circulation, and skin health by ridding your body of toxins and producing that desired radiant complexion. It is important to realize though that ingested water will be delivered to other organs before the skin, so you should also supplement your daily glasses of water with a moisturizer and other hydrating products. For example, the hyaluronic acid mentioned above holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, and when applied, will allow your skin to retain more moisture and prevent unwanted dryness. Other Helpful Tips

  •      Apply your skincare products immediately after you have showered. The heat and steam will have opened your pores, leaving them more able to benefit from your moisturizer, toner, or cream.
  •      Always wear sunscreen. Just because it’s snowing outside doesn’t mean that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can’t damage your skin. Sunburn is still possible in the winter months! You can also throw on a cute knit hat to further prevent sun damage.
  •      Exfoliate at least two-three times per week to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells— something that could block your pores and lead to acne.
  •      Generously moisturize. We cannot stress this point enough considering high altitudes almost always lead to dry and flaky skin.
Armed with a few new secrets to living at high altitudes, we hope that your skin stays healthy and glowing for the coming months. If you have discovered other promising products and methods to prevent dryness, especially in Colorado, be sure to let us know.

  • 21
  • Apr
Skin Care at Home: 3 Remedies to Unclog and Minimize Pores

Skin Care at Home: 3 Remedies to Unclog and Minimize Pores

  Keeping pores clear is important when it comes to maintaining a clear, glowing complexion, and while there are many professional skin care options available that can help greatly (such as our micro-needling service!), it’s always beneficial to have a go-to home treatment option if you don’t have the time or resources to schedule an appointment. Keep in mind that what works for someone else might not be the right solution for you, but here are a few pore-cleansing remedies to try out so that you can bring the spa right to your home.

  • Dry Brushing
Dry brushing has become a popular DIY method of exfoliating the skin; it involves using a dry brush to gently remove dead skin cells and toxins from the surface, helping to unclog pores and let new, healthy cells emerge. How does it work? First off, wash your face and let it dry. Then take your dry brush and slowly and gently make circular movements, starting with your neck and moving upwards; apply enough pressure that you feel a tingling sensation but not enough so that it scratches or irritates your skin. After you do this for about a minute, wash the dead skin cells off with lukewarm water, and finish the process by applying a pore-cleansing moisturizer. For best results, do this at least once a week.
  1. Icing the Face
People have been icing their faces in the name of beauty for years, and many individuals testify that the cold temperature helps rejuvenate dull looking skin and tighten up the appearance of large pores. How does it work? Simply take one or two ice cubes and wrap them in a thin wash cloth (applying ice straight to your face can dry out and irritate the skin). Allow the ice cubes to melt a little bit and massage the cloth over your face for one or two minutes. You’re done; it doesn’t get more cost-effective than that! Try to incorporate this into your daily skin care routine.
  1. Steaming from Home
Much like how a sauna works, steaming your face at home helps you sweat out impurities and toxins that are rooted in your skin and contribute to clogged pores, and therefore, it also allows products to penetrate your skin more easily and be more effective. The best part is that no special products or materials are needed, but feel free to add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to the water to increase the benefits of this process; tea tree and peppermint oil would be good additions to help reduce the size of pores. How does it work? Start by bringing a medium sized pot to a boil, and either let the water sit for a few minutes to cool down or transfer it to another pot. Then, carefully take the hot water to a table and bring a towel with you. Arrange your seating so that you are comfortable, and lean over the water so that you feel the heat without being overwhelmed by it. Place the towel over your head and the pot of water and “steam” your face for about ten minutes (doing this for too long can dry out your complexion). Finally, cleanse your face to rinse off any sweat or impurities and apply your choice of moisturizer. Limit this remedy to one time per week to avoid dehydrating your skin. Balancing home remedies with professional treatments can be an effective way to reduce the size of pores and keep your skin looking smooth and radiant. Have fun giving these methods a try, and always feel free to get in touch with us if you’re looking for advanced skin care solutions! [social_share/]  

  • 05
  • Mar
Clearing Up Anti-Aging Myths

Clearing Up Anti-Aging Myths

As a society, we focus heavily on anti-aging methods, and with so much information on the subject circulating at once, it’s no wonder why so many of the facts get easily misconstrued. It’s natural to want to preserve your youth as long as possible, and you’ll be a lot more successful in your efforts to do so if you can separate the myth from the truth. To help you do that, we’re here to clear up some of the most common misconceptions about aging.   Sunscreen Is Only Needed for Bright Summer Days Many people only apply sunscreen when the sun is bright and unconcealed, but the majority of skin care experts agree that to effectively prevent age spots and fine lines to form (not to mention skin cancer), a broad spectrum sunblock is needed daily. The sun’s UV rays can still be harmful during colder, dimmer months, and since sun damage is the leading cause of early aging, it’s vital to incorporate sunblock into your morning routine and make no exceptions.   The Pricier the Product, the More Effective It Is We’re trained to associate quality with cost, but that’s not always the case. When it comes to anti-aging products, the ingredients matter much more than the price does, so ask your esthetician for experienced recommendations. Everyone’s skin is unique, but typically speaking, products containing retinol, hyaluronic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, and antioxidants, are going to be your best bet for over-the-counter remedies.   Water Prevents Wrinkles While drinking enough water is critical to having healthy skin, water itself cannot prevent the formation of wrinkles. Adequate hydration can help remove toxins out of your body and promote healthy cell repair in your complexion, but it won’t act as a shield against sun exposure, tobacco use, poor diet, or other factors that contribute to premature aging.   The Secret to Anti-Aging Success Is a One-Time Fix Unfortunately, there is no overnight solution to slowing down the aging process, and anyone who preaches that there is shouldn’t be trusted. Whether your approach is through facials and spa treatments, topical products, or more invasive surgical procedures, nothing works as a literal fountain of youth. All efforts require commitment, dedication, and follow-ups, and it’s important to understand that maintaining a younger appearance in your later years is an ongoing process that also involves swapping unhealthy lifestyle habits for more beneficial ones.   You’re Less Beautiful If You Show Signs of Aging No matter how drastic you’re willing to go to slow the aging process, at some point it’s going to be apparent that you’re no longer in your twenties, but this doesn’t mean you should feel any less beautiful. It’s an unavoidable process, so it’s better to accept growing older than it is to fight it. There are many treatment options and products available that keep you looking years younger than you really are, but remember that having a few wrinkles doesn’t mean you can’t still be radiant, stylish, and self-assured.   When it comes to preventing premature aging, it’s important to get the facts straight and set realistic expectations. There are many measures that you can take to help fight the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots, and knowing the accurate information is the first step in discovering the youth-extending skin care routine that’s right for you.  

  • 29
  • Jan
5 Questions to Ask Your Esthetician Before Treatment

5 Questions to Ask Your Esthetician Before Treatment

If you’re ready to receive your first professional skin treatment, whether it’s to help treat a pre-existing condition or just to give your skin some healthy rejuvenation, it can be a bit intimidating when you’re not sure what to expect. It’s important to create a dialogue with your skin expert so that any and all of your concerns are acknowledged beforehand and so you can establish trust with your professional. Once your esthetician verifies your skin type and recommends a treatment option, here are a few questions to ask that will help you get that conversation started:   Have You Given This Treatment to Many People with My Skin Type? Asking this will not only confirm whether it’s common practice to give the recommended treatment to individuals with a similar skin type as you, but it’s a roundabout, non-confrontational way to gauge your esthetician’s experience in general. You want to feel that you’re in skillful, qualified hands instead of someone who is just starting out or may not have much practice with helping others overcome the skin-related issues you’re trying to heal.   What Can I Realistically Expect? It’s extremely important that you have realistic expectations when going in for any treatment. There is no magic wand that can cause wrinkles or acne to disappear in an instant, so make sure you get a clear understanding of what you can reasonably look forward to; your esthetician should be direct and honest instead of leading you to believe that the solution to perfect skin is a one-time fix.   Is There Any Discomfort Associated with This Treatment? To help you mentally prepare for what the treatment will feel like, it’s always a good idea to get a firm grasp on any pain or uneasiness you might experience. Certain types of chemical peels and acne extractions can feel a bit unpleasant at times, and while the benefits tend to outweigh the temporary discomfort, clearly communicating with your skincare professional beforehand will eliminate the element of surprise and allow you to know what to anticipate.   Are There Any Possible Side Effects I Should Be Aware Of? Most non-surgical and non-invasive procedures have a relatively low long-term risk associated with them, but you still want to get an accurate idea on if an allergic reaction or other irritation is possible before committing to the treatment. Also, it’s important not to mistake a normal response for something worse. For example, some people find that they break out after a pore-cleansing facial, and they may worry their skin didn’t take well to the treatment; however, many times after excess grime and debris are removed, the build-up underneath your skin comes to the surface. In other words, the breakout is actually a sign that your acne is clearing out. Talking through all of the possibilities first can prevent panic later.   Can I Go About My Regular Activities Afterwards? Are Any Follow-Ups Necessary? Always ask as many questions as you can about follow-up measures; the more knowledge you have about caring for your skin post-treatment, the more desirable the results will be. Find out if it’s safe to use your everyday skincare products and cosmetics while your complexion is healing, how long you should avoid direct sunlight for, etc. Inquire about the duration of the recovery process as some procedures can leave your face red for a couple of days, and you should try to plan your treatment when you have some downtime available and avoid scheduling any special events until you’ve fully recouped. Lastly, get a good idea on how many follow up treatments, if any, are required until you should start to see the ideal benefits.   Effectively communicating with your esthetician plays a big role in reaching your skincare goals, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and really involve yourself with the process. A reputable and trustworthy skin expert will be happy to address your concerns and provide you with all the necessary information regarding your treatment. The more educated you are, the better decisions you’ll make, and you’ll feel a greater peace of mind that you can achieve your optimal complexion.  

  • 23
  • Jan
Adult Acne: Understanding the Causes and Moving Forward

Adult Acne: Understanding the Causes and Moving Forward

When we hear the term acne, most of us flashback to those dreaded teenage years when a cluster of unsightly pimples would pop up, and we'd try anything and everything to conceal and treat them before we showed our faces to the world. However, while most adults claim victory over their battle with acne by their mid-twenties, others suffer from it well past their youth. There are many different causes of acne on mature skin, and understanding where it comes from is the first step to learning how to heal it.   Poor Skin Hygiene Sometimes the cause of acne, in both youthful and mature skin, results from a poor skin care routine. It's important to make sure you wash your face thoroughly and daily, preferably in the morning and night; cleansing your face of the everyday buildup of sweat, dirt, cosmetics, etc. helps to unclog your pores and clear up your skin.   Treating All Complexions the Same All complexions are not created equal, so it's important to understand your own unique skin type and customize your selection of beauty products around it. Skin can be naturally oily, dry, sensitive, blemish-prone, etc., but many adults never break the habit of buying generic one-size-fits-all beauty aids. For example, if you have sensitive skin that breaks out easily, you're going to want to seek out gentle/hypoallergenic facial cleansers, wipes, foundations, and powders.   Also, keep in mind that as much as you might hate to admit it, the texture and tone of your skin changes as you grow older. Just because you were buying products for oily skin in your twenties, doesn't mean you shouldn't reevaluate your complexion fifteen years later. If you're unsure how to classify yourself, always seek out an esthetician's opinion.   Change in Hormones As women age, there are a variety of reasons why our hormones fluctuate. Many women make the decision to either stop taking their birth control altogether because they're ready to think about pregnancy(which can be another catalyst for hormone shifts), or they decide to try another form of contraceptive. This can cause you to experience more outbreaks while your body adjusts to the switch in hormone intake.   Menopause is another dance with hormones as the estrogen levels a woman has decrease while the amount of testosterone in her system becomes more prominent. This triggers an influx of sebum to be produced and can result in a greater amount of adult acne to appear. While it might seem like time is the only solution to this problem, there are many topical solutions and prescription medications to help treat severe cases, so don't be afraid to talk with your dermatologist or esthetician.   Dietary Habits When it comes to outbreaks, dieticians have warned against excessive salt, refined sugars/carbohydrates, and dairy intake for years, so pay attention to how much of these you're consuming. Swapping them out with low-sodium alternatives, raw sugar, whole wheat, or almond/soy milk may help you get the radiant, clear skin you've been wanting.   If you're one of the many adults still struggling with acne, don't be discouraged. There are just as many treatments as there are causes, so if you're willing to put in the time to discover what's provoking yours, you're well on your way to having the beautiful skin you deserve.

  • 15
  • Jan
Cleansing Your Face: 5 Ways to Do It Better

Cleansing Your Face: 5 Ways to Do It Better

We all know that routinely cleansing the face plays a vital part in maintaining a clear complexion, but what’s not as commonly understood is that there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to face cleansing. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as lathering some soap on your face and rinsing it off, but it’s also not rocket science; we’re here to help stress the important parts to help keep your skin healthy, clear, and radiant.   Keep It Cool It’s a frequent misconception that cleansing your face with hot water helps open up your pores, but we recommend otherwise. Too hot of water can deplete the healthy oils on your skin making your complexion more prone to redness and irritation. Instead of turning your faucet to piping hot, play it safe and keep it somewhere in the middle; slightly cool to lukewarm water will rinse off any dirt and bacteria without harming your skin.   Pick Your Facial Cleanser Wisely Many facial cleansers are marketed broadly and generically, but that doesn’t mean they are safe or beneficial for all skin types. Before you start shopping for the right cleanser, make sure you have an accurate idea of what your unique skin type is, and if you’re not certain how to find out for yourself, reach out and ask for a professional’s opinion. Picking out a face cleanser that contains proven ingredients designed for your tone and texture will help you minimize breakouts and avoid adverse reactions.   Don’t Forget About Your Makeup Most facial cleansers don’t play double duty as makeup removers, so make sure you’re thoroughly taking off your cosmetics before you cleanse your face (wipes tend to work the best when it comes to removing waterproof eye makeup). Foundation, concealer, and powder residue can lead to clogged pores and blemishes, and it’s healthy for your skin to have some time to breathe after a long day of being covered up.   More Isn’t Always Better Most professionals recommend cleansing your face in the morning and before you go to bed at night; any more than that can leave your face looking dull, dry, and inflamed, so it’s important to find the right products and stick to a consistent routine twice a day. If you’re suffering from overly oily skin or severe breakouts, it can be tempting to try and “wash” away the problem, but cleansing your face too much can make matters worse. It might be time to seek out an acne specialist if you’re experiencing regular issues with your complexion.   Scrub Gently and Sparingly While there are tremendous benefits to exfoliating the skin, avoid making it a daily habit as excessive scrubbing can strip away natural oils, and if you scrub rigorously enough, even rub your skin raw resulting in long-lasting irritation. Once to twice a week seems to be a safe bet, and just as with all facial products, it’s critical to match your exfoliating regimen with your skin type; typically, those with oily skin can benefit from stronger and more frequent exfoliations than those with sensitive skin, but always speak with your esthetician for professional advice.   On a similar note, avoid abrasively rubbing a towel over your face after you cleanse it, and instead, try gently patting it dry with a clean towel in order to keep your skin smooth and undisturbed.   When it comes to avoiding breakouts and keeping your skin fresh and blemish-free, make sure your cleansing regimen is more beneficial than it is destructive. As long as you keep these key points in mind, you’ll be on the right track to your ideal complexion.