Category Archives: Skin

Why You Need A Facial Oil

Facial Oils are making a huge comeback! For years, people have believed oils cause acne but the truth is, oils are good for all skin types!

Oils have come a long way! Dating back to Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, they were used back then to keep skin soft and supple. Facial Oils complement the skin’s natural oil production while providing hydration and nutrients.

The benefits of Facial Oils go on and on! They create a protective barrier that locks moisture in! In turn it visibly plumps the skin, targets fine lines and wrinkles and relieves dryness.

Facials Oils are made to target dehydration and dryness. They can also address skin concerns like acne and dull skin. Eminence’s Facial Recovery Oil does just that! We call it gold in a bottle! The combination of ylang ylang, sage leaf and olive oil calm the skin while brightening and moisturizing!

You can incorporate a facial oil in any skin care routine by using a few drops before or after your moisturizer application.

You can purchase Eminence Facial Recovery Oil on our website or in store at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove.

5 Reasons Why Spa Facials Are the Ultimate Pampering for Your Skin

Spa facials are a great way to take care of your skin and give it the pampering it deserves! Why are spa facials great for your skin? See this list below to find out!

Customized treatments: At a spa, (Calm Spa in particular) facials are tailored to your specific skin type and concerns. This means that your esthetician will choose the right products and techniques to address your individual needs, whether it’s treating acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, or improving overall skin tone and texture.

Deep cleaning: One of the key benefits of a spa facial is the deep cleaning it provides. The esthetician uses specialized tools and techniques to remove impurities and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, leaving it clean, refreshed, and glowing.

Relaxation: Getting a facial at a spa is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The soothing atmosphere, calming music, and skilled hands of an esthetician all contribute to a feeling of relaxation and well-being. This relaxation can help to reduce stress, which can in turn benefit the health of your skin.

Product knowledge: All Estheticians at Calm spa and salon are trained in the latest skin care products and ingredients, and can recommend the right products for your skin type and concerns. They can also teach you how to properly use these products at home to maintain the benefits of your facial.

Overall skin health: Regular facials can improve the overall health of your skin by removing impurities and dead skin cells, promoting cell turnover, and providing deep hydration. This can result in a more radiant, youthful, and healthy-looking complexion.

In conclusion, spa facials are a great way to take care of your skin, give it the attention and pampering it deserves and are a worthwhile investment in your skin’s health and appearance.

🤫 Want to know a SECRET?


One of our very own Calm Spa and Salon stylists, Alyssa, has been so diligent in her home care the last few months. She has been experiencing redness in her cheek area. After our Master Estheticians consulted with her, they prescribed Jan Marini RosaLieve. She has been very diligent for two months, using it consistently. Look at these results! This is the only product she has been using. 

Do you experience redness? Schedule a skin consultation with one of our Master Estheticians at Calm here in Pleasant Grove to see if RosaLieve would be good for you! 

Chemical peels

Everything you should know about chemical peels

So you want to get a chemical peel and you don’t know where to start? This post will tell you everything you need to know to determine if a chemical peel is right for you.
A chemical peel is a removal of skin cells from the skin’s surface. With different solutions, we can get mild, almost invisible peeling, all the way to deep shedding of skin cells. We also use different blends of acids to target concerns in the skin such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. When the chemical solution is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of skin to die and shed off the skin quicker. This shedding promotes new healthy skin growth and exposes fresh new healthy skin beneath layers of damaged skin cells. 
Since chemical peels come in different intensity levels and formulations, they can be great for anyone! Someone wanting to prevent future signs of aging, could receive a mild peel that tightens and brightens the skin. Someone with very oily skin and persistent acne would benefit from a deeper peel that targets cleansing out the pores. There truly is something for everyone within the world of chemical peels! 
Here at Calm Spa and Salon, we offer a wide variety of chemical peels. On our menu, however, we have simplified our options to make booking your appointment easy. You can book either a level 1, level 2, or level 3 chemical peel. These levels refer to how many layers of solution we apply to the skin. The more layers, the more intense the treatment will be. But don’t worry, no matter what you book, we can make adjustments at the time of your appointment depending on how your skin is reacting to the treatment. Then, the type of chemical peel we use will be determined when you arrive at your appointment and we consult about your skin’s needs. 
Before your appointment, you should 
– come with cleansed skin if possible
– make sure you don’t have any events or outdoor activities scheduled in the week after your treatment
– discontinue use of any active skincare products at home 2 days before your appointment (active products would consist of retinol/retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc.) if you are unsure if your products include active ingredients, please call or text us at Calm Spa and Salon 
When you arrive for your appointment at Calm Spa and Salon, you and your esthetician will consult about what you are looking to change about your skin. Your esthetician will determine what treatment will be best. We will start with two thorough cleanses to prep the skin for the peel. Then the chemical solution is applied on. At this point, it’s normal to feel some activity in the skin. You might have warm, tingly, itchy or burning sensations. This is all normal and your esthetician will be monitoring your skins’s reaction closely to avoid potential damage. 
Once the chemical peel has had time to neutralize on the skin, your esthetician will apply finishing products to help aid in your skin healing, finish with an SPF on your skin, and they will give you aftercare instructions and that’s pretty much it! 
After your treatment, your skin will feel rather tight and dry. You may feel a little warmth, but most of the activity should be calmed down by the time you leave the spa. Visible peeling does not always occur after a chemical peel. You skin may not peel visibly at all, you make experience some mild flaking, or your skin might peel in larger sheets of skin all over your face.
If you do experience peeling, it typically lasts for about 3-5 day, but it can last anywhere from 7-10 with deeper treatments. 
What to do after your chemical peel:
– avoid your active products for 3-4 days after your peel, or until peeling is completely finished
– avoid heat in the skin (like hot showers, sweating, saunas, hot stoves) for the first 24 hrs especially to avoid reactivating the peel 
– DO NOT pick at or scrub your skin as it is peeling. You must let the peeling happen naturally so as to avoid tearing and scarring your skin
– use sun protection everyday
– use proper home care products to give you the best results and support the progress made from your chemical peel
– continue to consult with your esthetician at Calm Spa and Salon to receive the appropriate treatments and skincare products for your healthiest skin 
We at Calm Spa and Salon are devoted to helping you achieve your best skin. Chemical peels are a great step to reaching so many skin goals. No matter your skin concerns, you can benefit from a chemical peel. Book an appointment with us today and we will help you on your way to clear and youthful skin. 

How to avoid “MASKNE” this fall

Skin care for face mask problems
Are you suffering from MASKNE? Yah, we are too and we aren’t loving the breaouts we’re seeing caused by long hours of wearing masks.
Here are a few tips to clear up those breakouts under that mask:
1. Double Cleanse
We recommend starting with an oil cleanser like 
Eminence’s Stone Crop Cleansing Oil to loosen all makeup and grime. You then can follow with your favorite Eminence cleanser that suits your skin type.
2. Masque after you mask
Keep flare-ups to a minimal using Eminence’s Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. Ingredients like cucumber and shea butter will calm irritated skin, while lactic acid from yogurt prevents breakouts.
3. Exfoliate
Exfoliating regularly is more important than ever as masks trap dead skin cells, dirt and debris. Eminence’s  Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant removes impurities while adzuki powder exfoliates leaving skin glowing!
4. Use a spot treatment as needed
Sometimes you can still end up with a pimple or two. Eminence’s Clear Skin Target spot treatment will help heal quicker and help fade dark spots. Spot treat anytime of day!


CHARCOAL has SO many benefits for the skin and has been around for ages! More recently, charcoal has made it’s way back around and has been the talk lately! From charcoal toothpaste to charcoal masques, it seems to be the BIG craze! As Master Estheticians at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah, we have a few favorite charcoal products we use from Eminence Organic Skin Care. 

 Let’s talk about a few benefits charcoal has on the skin and why everyone is going crazy about it! When Charcoal and Kaolin clay are mixed together it detoxifies the skin, drawing out oil, dirt and bacteria that cause excess sebum making it incredible for congested, oily and combination skin types. When using charcoal based products, your pores will appear refined and minimized. The look of sebum on the skin is reduced. Skin surface appears clarified and less irritated. The skin will be hydrated and nourished. Skin looks soft and noticeably smoother. 

One of our very favorite masques from Eminence Organics is the CHARCOAL T-ZONE PURIFIER MASQUE. We love it for it’s deep cleaning and pore refining benefits for combination and oily skin types. This is a great one for problem skin types. 
A few ingredients in this masque and ingredients we encourage all oily t zone skin types to use are: 
Buchu Leaf Extract: mattifies the skin.    Kaolin Clay: draws out impurities without stripping the skin. Charcoal: draws out oil, dirt and bacteria.Willow Bark: anti-inflammatory. Tea Tree Oil: soothing anti-inflammatory. Salicylic Acid: evens complexion and smooths. Eucalyptus Oil: anti-fungal and antibacterial.

If you are wanting to reduce the appearance of large pores, oily t zone and breakouts we suggest scheduling a Targeted Facial at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah and letting one of our Master Estheticians help you achieve your skin care goals and help with your at home skin care routine.


Let’s talk about exfoliation of the skin. Did you know there are two types of exfoliants? Physical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants. As we age our cell turn over rate slows down drastically making our skin not feel and look smooth. In turn, we should be exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week to help slough off dead skin. Physical exfoliants are very popular for at home use. Chemical exfoliants are usually done by a professional in a spa setting. Here at Calm Spa and Salon, we offer several professional chemical and physical exfoliation treatments. For at home use, we recommend Eminence Organics Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher. It’s an aggressive physical exfoliant. The ground up walnut and poppy seeds polish the skin giving a smooth texture and the apricot oil leaves a glow you cant resist.  This is a great one for all you with oily skin! It is our Product of the Month giving you 20% off all January 2019. ($10 savings.)


There are many factors that cause our skin to become dry. One example is age. As we age, our cell turnover rate slows down and we don’t produce as much oil. We are not able to slough off our dead skin cells like we were able to do when we were younger resulting to dry rough skin. Another example is environment. Here in Utah we live in a dry environment causing our skin to become very dry. Because of these things, we have to exfoliate more often especially during the winter season in Utah.

One form of exfoliation is dry brushing. Not only does dry brushing exfoliate our skin, it has many other benefits.
•helps eliminate cellulite by detoxifying the body
•helps stimulate the nervous system by improving muscle tone

  • helps blood flow increase causing toxins to release from the body
  • helps improve the lymphatic system making our immune system stronger

This is a very simple task that only takes 30 seconds. It can be done every day before showering. While your body is dry, brush your entire body. When brushing, always brush towards the heart. Once a week you can clean your dry brush with hot soapy water. Calm Spa and Salon has several different dry brushes to choose from ranging from $10 to $12.

You can get yours by coming into Calm Spa and Salon located at 573 West State Street suite B,  Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062.