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New Pampering Packages at Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

picsfor blogIf you are looking to really pamper and indulge yourself, or you want to treat a partner or friend with the perfect gift, our new Pampering Packages at Pearl Beauty Salon are ideal.

We are offering three types of Pampering Packages at present, which are varied to suit your preference.

Package One- The Facial Package (€150) -consists of a Dermalogica Prescriptive Facial, a relaxing Back, Neck and Shoulder massage followed by a Deluxe Jessica Manicure with paraffin wax. This three and a half hour treat is the perfect way to relax.

Package Two- The Pedicure Package (€120) – includes a Dermalogica Express Facial and a Hot Stone Back Massage, finishing with a Deluxe Jessica Pedicure with paraffin wax. The ultimate way to spend three hours and to unwind on your day off!

Package Three- The Body Scrub Package (€120)– Relax for three hours and leave everything to us with this pampering package consisting of a Full Body Scrub, a Full Body Swedish Massage and a Dermalogica Express Facial.

In addition to our pampering packages, we are providing great Debs Packages and a lovely Wedding Package, of which details can also be found on our blog.

If you would like any more information on our packages or would like to book an appointment with us, please call us on 01- 6790625 or e-mail us at reception@pearltreatments.ie

Treat your Feet between Pedicures

The feet are an important part of the body which we can neglect at times. They support us all day long and we definitely do not look after them enough.

Here are some tips on how to look after your feet at home between your Pedicure appointments at Pearl Beauty Salon.

  1. Bath your feet at least once a week. Add some tea tree oil/ wash to the warm water as it is naturally anti- bacterial and cleansing. Or add Epsom salts if you find your feet are prone to swelling.
  2. After the feet are cleansed use a foot scrub to get rid of any flaky, dry skin, leaving the feet refreshed and smooth. You can mix up your own scrub at home with coffee grains/ brown sugar and olive oil. For a more luxurious treat for your feet, buy Jessica Zen Spa foot scrub at Pearl Beauty Salon.
  3. For the next step, you will need a hydrating and softening cream to massage into the feet. This will work to hydrate the skin. Pay particular attention to the skin around the ankles and the soles of the feet. You can mix up your own foot cream with honey, almond oil and cocoa butter. This can also be left on overnight with cotton socks for a more intensive effect.
  4. Your feet should now be nice and soft, which is perfect for doing cuticle work. Rub some oil around your cuticles, gently pushing them back. You can choose from a range of oils, lavander, peppermint etc. Try to carry out this step at least twice a week, leaving your oil in a convenient place to use. 
  5. Try to cut/ file your toe nails once a week, always cutting and filing in a straight line across to prevent ingrown nails.
  6. If you are suffering from fungal toe nail infections, ingrown toe nails, verrucaes or anything on the feet you are not sure of, please visit a chiropodist sooner rather than later.
  7. Always wear shoes that are the correct size and that support your feet properly.
  8. When painting your nails always use a base coat before colour to prevent discolouration of the nail plate, and never leave your colour on for more than two weeks.
  9. Try not to walk often in your bare feet as this can harden the skin on the soles of the feet, and always walk from heel to toe. 

Facial Aesthetics at Pearl Dental and Beauty, Dublin 2, and also Newbridge, Co. Kildare

As many of you are aware, here at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, we aim to please, and are committed to bringing you as complete a service as possible under one roof, making it possible for you to arrange just one visit to source all your dental, beauty, skincare and product needs. In addition to this, we also offer a facial aesthetic service, allowing you to say goodbye to those lines and wrinkles with the minimum of fuss.

Following a consultation with our Facial Aesthetician, and Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Paul Redbond, your concerns and requirements can be assessed, and appropriate options discussed and prescribed as required. As injectable line and wrinkle treatments are a prescription only product, it can only be prescribed and administered by a suitably trained and qualified professional, and for optimum results, appropriate dosage and use is imperative. In some cases, injectable treatments are not an appropriate treatment option, and in these circumstances, we will advise of other possible treatment options that may address your concerns and requirements.

You have all heard of some of the procedures and products used for the management of lines and wrinkles, which include muscle relaxing injections, Collagen based fillers and more. We can provide any of these where appropriate, and can advise as to the best treatment option for your specific case.

In simple terms, the treatment options are grouped into 2 categories- Dermal Fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Softline and Teosyal, and Muscle Relaxants, or ‘muscle freezing injections’.

The Dermal fillers are exactly that, and are usually based on Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in almost all animals. The product is injected into the skin, just underneath the region of the line/ wrinkle, and immediately ‘fills’ the area to lift the line and reduce it. The muscles in the area are still fully functional after filler treatments. The treatment can sometimes be undertaken with topical anaesthesia only, but for more complex cases, dental anaesthetic injections are used to numb the area before treatment commences.

Generally these products are used for the lower part of the face around the nose and mouth, but other areas can also benefit from this type of treatment. Most dermal filler treatments would last between 6- 18 months, and can be repeated as required.

The Dermal filler treatments can also be used for enhancement and recontouring of the lips, and reshaping of the nose and other facial areas, and because the products are naturally broken down in the body over time, you cannot be left misshapen or disfigured as a result of this treatment.

Muscle relaxing or freezing injections act directly on the muscles responsible for most lines in the upper section of the face (forehead, between and around the eyes), and block the nerve endings which cause the muscle to contract.  The active product is a toxin, but in the doses required for aesthetic treatments, is considered completely safe, and much larger doses are used for medical procedures than we would ever be using.

The treatment is not instant, but takes effect over a period of approximately 2 weeks, after which it will generally last between 3- 6 months before a top-up is required. Usually, no anaesthesia is required for the administration of muscle relaxing injections.

For more information, you can contact us at 01 679 0625 in Dublin, or in Newbridge 045 431 676, or via email at reception@pearltreatments.ie.

Easy to make Homemade Facial Masks!

Home and Professional Facials at Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Face masks play a vital role in your regular skin care regime and should be used once or twice a week, depending on the condition of your skin and the type of mask used. After thoroughly cleansing and using a scrub on your skin, your mask should be applied to the neck and face area.

Here at Pearl Beauty Salon, we believe that a combination of professional facial treatments, along with diligent home care makes for the best skin care regime for everyone. All of our professional Dermalogica facial treatments, including the highly regarded Prescriptive Facial, are currently available with 50% off. Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion, a favourite treatment of many celebrities and popular figures, is also available at 50% off, so give us a call on 01 679 0625 to make your booking. Follow the links for more information on these treatments.

Not everybody has the same skin type on all areas of their face, so you do not have to use the same mask all over if this is so, i.e.- an oily t-zone will need a deep cleansing type of mask whereas if the rest of your face is dry you will need to use a more moisturising mask there.

Homemade facial masks provide essential nutrients and vitamins to dull, lifeless, and aging skin, and skin with excess oil production, by using ingredients easily available at home. These homemade masks can unclog pores and hydrate facial skin, providing the crucial moisture needed to combat aging and dry skin. Some can exfoliate in addition to supplying moisture, providing nutrients, aiding in conditioning, and cleansing the skin.

Homemade facial masks use ingredients with antioxidant, demulcent and emollient properties. They work by drawing blood to the surface of the skin and stimulating the skin’s circulation to the face and neck, replacing moisture lost due to aging, dryness, and other factors, deep cleansing and absorbing excess oil on the skin and also by encouraging beautiful skin tone, skin firming and cell renewal. Using different ingredients you can customize your own facial masks at home to suit your skin type. 

Making a homemade facial mask is extremely easy with natural skin care recipes. You just need to open your kitchen cabinet to mix up a natural homemade facial skin care delight. A homemade facial mask, using natural ingredients from your refrigerator, pantry, or even from your garden, is a beneficial, enriching and relaxing anti-aging skin rejuvenation treat. Here are a few suggestions for some facial masks for you to rustle up and use at home. And don’t forget there are many more ingredient’s out there, experiment with them and see which homemade facial mask suits your skin the best!

Masks for Dry Skin

1.

  • ½ avocado
  •  ¼ cup honey
  • plain olive oil

Mix these ingredients together (make sure to mash into a creamy pulp) and apply to the face for approx 20 minutes, and rinse off with a warm cloth. The fat from the avocado is very hydrating, as is the natural honey.

2.

  • egg yolk
  • 1 banana
  • 2tsp olive oil/ honey

Mix the ingredients together until a paste is formed. Apply to the face and neck and leave for 15minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Masks for Oily Skin
1.

  •  tsp lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 cup strawberries ( test behind your ear first- waiting for 24hrs to make sure no reaction occurs- because many people are allergic to strawberies used this way even thougth they can eat them just fine)Mix these ingredients and leave on for about 10 minutes, and rinse off with a warm cloth. Lemon and Strawberries both work as astringents, helping to absorb excess oil on the skin.   

2.

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tbsp natural yogurt
  • few drops of lemon/ lime/ orange

Puree the cucumber in a blender then mix in the yogurt and the few drops of juice and apply to face. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off with a clean warm cloth.

3.

  •  1½  tomato
  • potato flour

Puree the flesh of the tomato and mix with some potato flour to a spreadable paste and apply to the skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse off with warm water.

Masks for Ageing Skin

1.

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp warm water
  • ¼ avocado
    Dissolve the sugar in the warm water and avocado, and do not use until done. Sugar can be harsh for thinning skin, so make sure it is completely mixed in with the water and avocado. Apply the mixture and massage in small upward cicles for about 5 minutes, then leaving the mask sit on the skin for a further 5 minutes. When you are done, rinse the face and pat dry. Since sugar is used to gently exfoliate, it works best with maturing skin, as well as the mixture softening and hydrating the lines caused by ageing.

2.

  • 1 tbsp finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp avocado/ almond oil
  • 1 tbsp rose clay

Mix enough water with the ingredients to make a paste. Leave on skin for 15-20mins. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Masks for Sensitive Skin

1.

  • 1 cup natural yogurt (just-out-of-the-fridge cold)
  • ½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)

Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off mask with a washcloth steamed in the microwave (careful that it’s not too hot). This mask is great for soothing chapped, sunburned or otherwise irritated skin. 
It also works well for other skin types. For oily skin, add a couple drops of lemon or lime juice. For dry skin, mix in a couple tablespoons of honey.

2.

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mix the banana and honey together. You can add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon if your skin is slightly oily. 
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth/steaming warm washcloth.

Masks for the Eyes

1. To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream.

2. Slice cucumber and put on your eyes for half an hour everyday for 15 days to lighten dark circles.

3. To help diminish dark under-eye circles and puffy eye’s, apply damp tea-bags over the eyes and leave for 15-20minutes before removing them.

10 Simple Tips on Beating That Cellulite Just in Time for Summer, with a little help from Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Inch loss body wraps 50% off at Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Are you sick and tired of that “orange peel” look? Unfortunately for us women, (yes, it’s quite a rare thing to see a man with dimpled quads and glutes- and I will explain why later), we are cursed with the “cellulite genes”.

 So, if a woman eats healthily, exercises etc, cellulite can be prevented from forming and can be kept at bay. But in this day and age, in our unhealthy fast food and junk food comsuming Irish society, statistics show 95% of women are suffering with the disorder. Yes suffering! You do not have to be overweight either to have cellulite, even on the thinnest of models it can sometimes be seen. So what is cellulite? And why do we get it?

Cellulite is a disorder of the connective tissue in the subcutaneous fatty layer of the skin. Our connective tissue contains fat cells which store the fat we eat and the toxins from our intake. In a woman’s body, fat cells are arranged in large upright chambers, allowing for large amounts of fat to be stored. In a man’s body, fat cells are arranged in small slanted chambers, therefore allowing small quantities of fat to be stored. A man’s body is also made up of more muscle to fat ratio, as opposed to a woman’s composition. Anyway, if you eat very unhealthily, do not exercise and intake quantities of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine etc, where do you think all this fat is stored? Yes, in the large fat cells partly composing our bodies! Over time the fat and toxins in these cells build up and start to harden giving the dimpled effect.

Not only does an unhealthy body contribute to a woman’s cellulite problem, but we also have a helping hand with the hormone Oestrogen. The joys!   

The good thing is though, if we put our minds to it and decide we want to beat this awful “orange peel” look, we can! And in this recession time, I have put together a few simple low- cost tips on how you can banish your cellulite, in a matter of weeks or months(depending on the severity).

1 ) Firstly, the most important rule of the process is??? Drink plenty of water. You need to be drinking two litres of water a day to flush out all of those fat cells of fatty deposits and toxins, and also to keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy and smooth.

2 ) Everyday whilst having your shower, exfoliate for five minutes on the affected areas to soften the fat cells under the skin and to increase the circulation of blood and waste. Always scrub in upward motions towards the heart. You can make your own scrub at home with olive oil and coffee grains, it works wonders!

3 ) Cut out any bad foods (especially caffeine) and start eating more vegetables, fruit, fibre and fish, especially green veg, which contains enormous amounts of antioxidants. These types of foods won’t get trapped or harden in fat cells.

4 ) Excercise! Not only will it keep your body youthful, slim and toned, it will speed up your metabolism and waste flow out of the body and prevent fat from storing and hardening.

5 ) Cut out cigarettes and alcohol. These are the worst offenders! They are full of nasty toxins which accumulate in the body and help cellulite take over. Never mind all of the other health risks involved!

6 ) Buy yourself a body brush. They don’t cost much and using it on the affected areas twice a day, before showering if possible, will help you no end in banishing the cellulite. Use in upward stokes towards the heart and make sure to brush about 50 strokes on each area, each time. Try to get a brush with quite strong bristles. You may find it stings to begin with but this will lessen as you get used to it.

7 ) The second thing you need after your shower to apply to the affected areas is a cellulite cream/ gel. Massage this firmly into the skin twice a day, again in upward strokes.

8 ) When in the shower, alternate the temperature of the water from hot to cold , back again and so forth. Doing this is great for the circulation and getting everything moving under the skin.

9 ) When you are on the way to beating your cellulite why don’t you reward all your hard work with a nice treat. Body Wraps are an excellent way to help banish cellulite and they are pampering as well! Here at Pearl Beauty Salon we offer a fantastic anti-cellulite inch loss body wrap, which will boost your confidence even more and definitely have you ready for the summer. At a low cost of only €22.50 at the moment, it is the perfect treat for your new programme.

10) A glass of hot water and lemon each morning or herbal tea is a great anti-oxidant and will help you get rid of those toxins and nasty fats even quicker. They aid digestion and a few cups/glasses a day will not only detox your body but can actually stoke up your metabolism.  Plus there are so many delicious and tasty flavours out there at the moment.

Finally, get them legs waxed and grab your bikini because you are now ready for a cellulite free summer!

Cellulite reducing body wraps at Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Special offer on Professional Portrait Photographs via Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2.

As part of our committment to creating the perfect smile via a combination of our cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics services and beauty salon, we are now delighted to announce a new partnership with D Studios, Dublin 2.

We currently have a limited number of complimentary vouchers available entitling the bearer to a free professional portrait shoot, including one framed print, with D Studios.

Be it a chance to record your new smile for self admiration, or simply a chance to indulge yourself in a little pampering, this offer is too good to miss.

To be in with a chance of receiving one of these limited vouchers, simply book an appointment with our beautician for a Jane Iredale makeover, or a Microdermabrasion session for rejuvenated skin, and you will be entered into a random draw for a limited number of the vouchers at the end of April.

Also, remember that all the beauty treatments and massage at Pearl are currently at 50% off, so book now to make the most of this fabulous offer.

More information on Pearl Beauty and Dental services can be found at www.pearltreatments.ie, and for information on D Studios and their services, go to www.dstudiosphotography.com.

Accupuncture now available via Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl, we are delighted to introduce another complementary service alongside our dental practice and beauty salon on Nassau Street, Dublin 2.

Anne Hughes, a highly qualified and experienced Accupuncturist, is now available to offer her talents to Pearl customers at a reduced rate of 10% off normal fees. Generally she offers her services from her treatment rooms on Wicklow Street, a couple of minutes walk from our premises on Nassau Street, but she is also available to see patients in our own treatment rooms by prior arrangement.

Accupuncture is an ancient form of oriental medicine, which has been practised and studied for centuries. It can effectively treat many conditions as a standalone therapy, or is often beneficial as a complementary treatment alongside modern medicine. More information on the origins of accupuncture can be found via this link: www.well-being-dublin.com/

Accupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for many conditions, and a basic approved World Health Organisation list of some of these can be found here: www.well-being-dublin.com/

Contact details for Anne Hughes Accupuncture Clinic are included below, and to avail of the 10% offer, please print the introduction note below, contact us at www.pearltreatments.ie, or mention Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon when making your appointment with Anne.

10% off Accupuncture via Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Treatment, beauty or therapy room, or fully fitted salon available for rent at Pearl Beauty Salon and Dental Practice, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl, we are keen to expand the services and therapies we provide, to offer a broad and comprehensive range of treatments to our clients. We are located on Nassau Street, opposite Trinity college, in a landmark building, Morrison Chambers, and have established a modern, stylish treatment facility to accomodate our dental practice and beauty salon, and are now offering rooms to rent to other complementary health and beauty practitioners. We currently have treatment rooms available to rent on a sessional, daily or weekly basis, with or without the use of our support services, such as receptionist, telephone, internet and payment systems. Fees are negotiable and include all rates, electricity, and use of the waiting areas etc, with additional fees for reception services or the like, which can be discussed if required.

The rooms are fitted with hydraulic treatment beds, and have hot and cold water supplies, and are simply finished in white, with wood floors for a clean, hygienic and tranquil appearance. Dimmer control spotlights allow for total control of the ambience required in the rooms. Shower facilities are also available, as is a massage pedicure chair. The rooms would possibly suit reflexologists, accupuncturists, physiotherapists, holistic practitioners, chiropodists or the like.

If you wish to find out more details, or would like to arrange a viewing, please contact Paul at 083 345 3004, 01 679 0625, or at paul@pearltreatments.ie.

Treatment/ therapy room at Pearl Treatment Centre

Reception area at Pearl Treatment Centre

30% off Incredible Inch Loss Body Wraps at Pearl Dental and Beauty Clinic, Dublin 2

Our Harley Inch Loss Body Wrap System consists of wrapping the body in elastic and cotton wrap bandages, which have been soaking in an Aloe Vera formula before wrapping. They are then warmed gently. The warmth of the wraps opens the pores of the skin allowing the solution to penetrate into the dermal layer.
Before the bandages are applied, a detoxifying anti- cellulite gel is applied to the problematic areas to enhance the treatment even further.
After you are completely wrapped you will put on a sauna suit that will keep the wraps moist with our aloe/mineral/vitamin/herb solution. This suit keeps the warmth in, allowing the pores to absorb the solution while you are resting for 1 hour.

Body Wrapping eliminates toxins and poisons, reduces cellulite, increases skin elasticity, it firms and tones, can sooth aching muscles and it aids inch loss. A truly gentle detoxifying treatment with additional health benefits.

The pure Aloe Vera works as a carrier to take the vitamins, minerals and herbs to the third layer of skin, called the adipose “fat” layer, and therefore helps break-up fat cells. Once these tissues have broken down they are then flushed out through the body’s natural waste system, and to encourage this cleansing process it is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day to help flush out further toxins and impurities after the wrap.

Follow this link for more information on body wrap techniques.

The entire wrap process takes approximately two hours,. Thirty minutes is spent on measuring and wrapping, one hour is spent in the wraps, with thirty minutes post measuring. With our Inch Loss Body Wraps you can expect to lose between six and fifteen inches in one visit!
The number of wraps you will need depends on the amount of inches that you want to lose. Inch loss will vary from wrap to wrap for several reasons: Percentage of body fat, elasticity of skin, and the inches will stay off if you follow our recommendations and homecare advice.

The Inch Loss Body Wrap at Pearl Beauty Salon is also great for reducing cellulite.

 
So if you are feeling the extra few pounds before Summer Season arrives and are looking for an easy way to shed them, give us a call at Pearl Dental and Beauty Clinic on 01 679 0625, or e-mail us at reception@pearltreatments.ie for your incredible Inch Loss Body Wrap!

 We also have special offers on many other beauty and massage treatments.

Dermalogica Prescriptive Facials- 30% off at Pearl Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Is your skin feeling dry and tired as a result of the changing weather? Does it need some tlc before the Summer arrives? Here at Pearl Beauty Salon, we are giving you the chance to get your skin in perfect condition for the new season. We are offering you Dermalogica Prescriptive Facials and all other treatments at half price! You can now receive a professional Dermalogica facial for just €52.50!

Our seventy-five minute facials will provide you with a treatment specifically designed to address your personal skin concerns. With targeted results, Dermalogica’s Face Mapping provides a deep look into your skins health. This treatment is truly revoluntionary because it is customized at every step by our skin therapist, based on the Face Mapping analysis. It is targeted skincare for exceptional results and it’s only available from our Dermalogica skin treatment centre.

To help make your personalised Dermalogica Facial at Pearl Beauty Salon that extra bit special, we will also provide you with a complimentary eyebrow trim.

After your treatment is complete, you may also continue the good work by purchasing from our wide range of Dermalogica products, with our therapist able to recommend the most appropriate Dermalogica product for your skin type and requirements.

For a full list of treatments available visit our website at www.pearltreatments.ie or contact us on 01-6790625. Dont forget all prices are reduced by 30%!