Beat The Skindemic!

By now it is safe to say we are all pretty tired of wearing our masks right? Of course we are! Since we know this will have to continue until who knows when, we’ve been learning to accept it. Although the masks protects us, they can really irritate our skin and in turn cause acne. This is why a new term has evolved in the name of “maskne” (mask-related acne).

Lets Get Technical

When you breathe or talk, your mask tends to trap in a lot of hot air. Besides being annoying, this air creates a warm, humid environment — and an ideal setting for yeast, bacteria and other flora, such as demodex (types of skin mites that naturally live on our skin), to grow. These bacterial imbalances and friction from your mask can promote acne and rosacea flare-ups as well as something called perioral dermatitis. This is when fine pimples and pustules appear around the nose and mouth.

Makeup or Facial Hair?
As long as you are not heavy handed with your application, applying makeup is fine. Topical treatments and sunscreen can help calm and balance the normal skin flora. A layer of moisturizer (lighter if you are oily or acne prone and thicker if you have sensitive or eczema-prone skin) or even a sunblock that contains zinc or titanium can help your skin by serving as a barrier against any friction or irritation that develops. For the guys with beards or moustaches it can be quite difficult to prevent the warmth from creating moisture under the mask. Thats why we recommend using a toner with alpha hydroxy acid to freshen your skin and prevent problems. Make sure to let your skin and facial hair dry off before putting your mask back on.

Book-In Your Maskne Facial

We are now providing a treatment facial specifically designed to take care of maskne! If this is something that is getting out of control for you or if you simply want to be proactive to prevent maskne, call (5195788898) or email us (reception@pinosalon.com) to book an appointment with one of our professionals.

We Are Here For You


On behalf of our team, I wanted to send out our best wishes in health and safety to all of our clients and community during this time. We understand that there are a lot of over grown hair roots out there and its not because of a purposely done shadow root/balayage. Yikes! 

 I am also here on a much better note…there WILL be hope for your hair! We are offering a Colour Touch Up Kits with free delivery! We are also providing free delivery on products orders over $50. Orders under this amount will be charged $10. Simply email us at reception@pinosalon.com or DM us through Instagram or Facebook.

If the pandemic has given you a bit more time around the house, then this is going to be the “rebirth” of your locks! Especially for those of you that use hot tools regularly – this has been minimized.

Before we get into details there are two very important things to remember:

1. DO NOT CUT YOUR OWN HAIR!!!

2. DO NOT BLEACH/LIGHTEN YOUR OWN HAIR!!

I know its very hard for some people to not give those ends a quick little trim when needed or touch up those roots with a box colour from the store but it will not be worth it in the end. We are here for you and we welcome any types of hair/skin questions to help you through this time via email, direct messaging through Instagram or video chat consultations.

Okay, now we can start with the “rebirth” process. Although, this will most likely work best for colour treated blondes (they deal with the most dryness/damage) it will work for all hair types and hair colours.

Supercharged Hair Mask

After you shampoo and rinse (with sulphate free shampoo) apply a looney size amount to medium-thick Intense Hydrating Mask from MOROCCANOIL in your hand and add a pump of the MOROCCANOIL Treatment (Original or Light). Add this through your hair, comb it through thoroughly and leave in for at least 5 min. The mask by itself is a godsend, creamy deep conditioner improving your hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability. The Treatment oil added is the “supercharge” your hair will receive. Rich in vitamin E and naturally-occurring antioxidants that help battle free radicals. Use this cocktailing method 1-2 times a week. 

Other masks/deep conditioners are applicable to use with the MOROCCANOIL Treatment mixture including:

  • Absolute Recover Mask – KASHMIR
  • Restorative Mask — MOROCCANOIL
  • Hydra Moisturizing Conditioner – KAARAL
  • Reale Intense Nutrition Conditioner – KAARAL


Email reception@pinosalon.com to request product delivery

***OLAPLEX is also on this list but I will be explaining that separately on a post soon to come!

Prevent Aging and Hyperpigmentation with Elta MD

Looking to be gone with aging and hyper pigmentation? Created in Texas, EltaMD is a small but superior sun protection line, designed with maximum efficacy in mind. Best of all, EltaMD can be used on each and every skin type, and even on children! Specially formulated with zinc oxide, EltaMD provides long-lasting UVB and UVA protection. Finding a sunscreen that protects from both wavelengths is important when choosing how best to protect yourself. Most people are satisfied with picking up the typical drugstore brand of sunscreen before going away, however it’s important to know what you’re getting before you throw your money away on a product that is going to leave you looking like a lobster!

UVA Rays

Here’s what you need to know! UVB rays superficially penetrate the outer layer of your skin. This can lead to premature aging, environmentally damaged skin and the development of skin cancer whereas UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer, causing major damage over time and damage. This will lurk about the deepest layers until the aging process leads to further development of cancerous cells. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skins layers, damaging collagen and cells which lead to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity. This is key with preventing aging and hyperpigmentation.

Blocking The Sun!

How do you know which SPF rating to choose? Firstly, you need to know that SPF stands for sun protection factor. This refers to their ability to deflect UVB rays. Without having the outer layer of your skin protected you are leaving the under layers vulnerable to attacks from the sun! Using a product with an SPF 15 or higher limits your chances of developing skin cancer. It also halts premature aging and hyperpigmentation caused by the sun.

EltaMD believes that proper sun protection is essential for every individual, which is why they make their products easy to use, with light, creamy, non-comedogenic lotions and creams.

Cellulite and Skin Tightening

Today we’ll be talking about cellulite and skin tightening. With warmer weather comes less clothing. Picture yourself strolling down the beach while on vacation. You’ve admittedly slacked off on your bikini diet before summer started and you’re not fully comfortable in your own skin. You envisioned yourself having firmer, tighter skin while being exposed. You can’t quite think of a solution. You’re self-conscious because areas of cellulite are becoming apparent on your body. You must remember that you’re not alone and cellulite has many women running for cover. The thing about cellulite is no matter how healthy of a lifestyle you live, it can still sneak up on you when you least expect it. This is because trapped fat cell deposits and toxins have no where to go. They sit right underneath your skin which results in an uneven texture and dimpling effect.

The Machine

Contrary to popular belief: creams, lotions, sprays and massages despite their claims have not  proved to be  an effective way of cellulite removal. This is because none of these methods penetrate deeply enough to cause any physical changes in fat cells. So, you may be wondering “if none of those methods work, how the heck am i supposed to get rid of my cellulite?” The answer is simple: the Accent. The master of cellulite and skin tightening.

This is a machine that has been imported from Israel. The most notable country for designing and manufacturing gold standard equipment. Also the best quality of laser and cosmetic equipment. This system has the ability to alter the shape of fat cells. It also shrinks and remodels connective tissue to make your skin appear firmer and tighter. It doesn’t only promote collagen formation and skin remodelling by stimulating blood circulation but it also helps to flush out all the built up fatty deposits and toxins in your system.

Our Procedure

To ensure best results, it’s important to be well hydrated before and after the procedure for the fat to properly be flushed out of your system. We’ve also found that clients who exercise frequently and practice a healthy diet get even better results. However, this procedure isn’t fit for everyone.  A thorough history of your health will be taken before we proceed with any treatments. Our certified and caring technicians as well as our excellent technology have both proven to enhance the lives and boost confidence. Reducing and/or eliminating cellulite, contouring areas of concern and tightening the skin can make such a difference on how we look and feel; and who doesn’t want to feel and look good?

Testimonials and Proof

“After several treatments, I have even noticed a tighter neck and I have seen a reduction of lines on my face and a more defined jaw line. Even my brows are lifted so my eyes look more refreshed!”. This is just one of many positive feedbacks we’ve received from our clients. The procedure can be performed on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, back of legs and inner thighs. Now you must be thinking, something like this is too good to be true,there must be a catch, it must be an extremely painful procedure. Wrong. The procedure is painless, many people say it feels similar to receiving a warm massage and it’s actually been described as rather relaxing. So what are you waiting for? Now that you know the facts you can decide if this results oriented procedure is the right fit for you.

The video below as shown on “The Doctors” Show.

 

Getting More Than Just a Facial with Vasculyse.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and just cringed at the interesting things that seem to appear from time to time? Sometimes there are just some things that makeup cannot cover up! We will be talking about a facial with Vasculyse.

Gentlemen, we know that you would love to look good as well! Not very many of us are blessed with perfect, flawless, so called “celebrity” skin. Often times the first thing that people notice in others is their face. Considering it is the first thing people look at, it often has an effect on the quality of our lives, self-esteem and our confidence.

The Young Man

A young man, in his early twenties, had his whole life turn around with the new Vasculyse Treatments. Coming in for treatments initially, he was a young man with very little self-confidence, shy and in despair. He came in with his head down, wearing a hoodie was just, “his way”. After several treatments and many skin tags later, he walked with his head up, proud and no hoodie was to be seen. The young man went from being miserable, to being joyful. The transformation was extremely inspiring and very rewarding. This man’s life has changed for the better.

Our faces should be considered as a window to the world. A lot of skin conditions can be treated quickly and efficiently. So say goodbye to stressing about your skin and hello to quick solutions with our wonderful new technologies.

With Vasculyse now available, these treatments can be done quickly, efficiently and virtually painlessly! Broken capillaries, ruby points, milia, cholesterol deposits around the eyes and skin tags (Whether they are on our face, neck, or body) can be treated easily. One of the best technologies available today, is the Vasculyse Machine.

The Machine

The Vasculyse Machine is a computerized system that is non-invasive and uses mild currents to the area of concern. This treatment is called Capillary Coalysis or Coagulation. The technician works around works the area with the tip which is used only once per client-in order to maintain strict and proper sanitation procedures. You might feel a slight pricking sensation during the treatment, although, it is over so fast that it’s hardly a noticeable concern. Since we are cutting off blood flow to the distended area, skin tags and broken capillaries will not return. You may find that you are developing skin tags and broken capillaries in other areas if you are prone to these conditions. Some of them may also be genetic but using good skin care and sunscreen is very important for healthy skin.

The technician using the system must be trained and knowledgeable with a good understating of the skin. A good consultation is always paramount with any skin treatment. We need to know what concerns you have because we all require different needs.

The pictures at https://www.pinosalon.com/medispa/vasculyse-treatment/  are helpful in identifying what conditions you may have.  The photos demonstrate results. Getting more than just a facial will be a wonderful thing.