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Transitioning Your Skincare for Arizona’s Dry Winter Months

While Arizona winters are mild compared to other states, the drop in humidity still parches skin. As the desert air becomes increasingly arid, it leaches moisture from the surface of your skin. Without adjustment, your complexion may take on a tight, flaky appearance as you move into the colder months.

Not to worry – with some simple tweaks to your routine, you can defend your skin’s hydration and maintain a supple, glowing complexion all winter long.

Know the Causes

The dip in atmospheric moisture is the main culprit behind winter skin woes, but other factors exacerbate dryness:

Hard Water

  • Hot showers and harsh soaps deplete natural oils

Cold Outdoors

  • Low temps constrict blood vessels, slowing nutrient delivery

Lifestyle Habits

  • Hot tubs, swimming pools, alcohol dehydrate skin

Keeping these causes in mind helps you take targeted action against seasonal dryness.

Adjusting Your Regimen

With a few straightforward changes, you can customize your daily routine for optimal winter hydration:


  • Opt for creamy, milky, or oil-based cleansers rather than foaming or gel types.
  • Look for hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides.
  • Limit washing to once or twice daily max to avoid stripping natural oils.


  • Use richer creams and oils rather than lightweight lotions.
  • Layer a hydrating serum or essence underneath your moisturizer.


  • Scale back on scrubs and peels to avoid dryness and irritation.
  • Try gentle enzymes or lactobionic acid exfoliators instead.

Sun Protection

  • Continue wearing SPF 30+ to defend against sun damage exacerbating dry skin.

In-Spa Hydration Treatments

While an at-home routine adjustment helps immensely, professional spa treatments offer an added layer of protection:

Hydrating Facials

  • Vitamin-infused facials reinforce the skin’s barrier with antioxidants and nourishing oils.

Diamond Glow Facial

  • This 3-in-1 facial cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses skin with hydrating serums.

Banish Winter Dryness at Colair 

Don’t let parched skin put a damper on your winter glow. Colair Beauty Lounge and Medspa in Gilbert, AZ provides advanced skincare and body treatments to remedy dehydration and restore plump, lustrous skin just in time for the holidays.

Call 480-912-5325 today to schedule your hydrating facial or exfoliating treatment today. Our spa professionals will get your skin feeling supple and smooth all season long!

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Getting Rid of Wrinkles: Botox vs. Dysport

Botox and Dysport are both popular injectable anti-wrinkle treatments, but they have some notable differences. Read on as we compare and contrast these two neuromodulators.

How They Work

Both Botox and Dysport are derived from bacteria that produce botulinum toxin types A. When injected, they block nerve signals to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.

They work through the same mechanism of action and have a similar effect. However, there are some variations to consider.

* After Dysport treatments
* After Dysport treatments


The units of measurement are specific to each product and not interchangeable:

  • Botox: 2-5 units per injection site
  • Dysport: 2.5 units per Botox unit

Dysport often requires more units per treatment area to match the efficacy of Botox units. Your provider will determine the ideal dosing for you, as they are medications.

Cost Comparison

Both are priced as medical treatments, not cosmetic:

  • Botox: Approximately $9-14 per unit
  • Dysport: Approximately $4-8 per unit

Pricing varies by region. Given the higher unit requirements, Dysport cost still tends to be slightly lower overall.

Ideal Candidates

Botox and Dysport are broadly interchangeable. Good candidates include:

  • Adults seeking a non-invasive way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
  • Those willing to maintain consistency with touch-up appointments every 3-4 months.
  • Patients who want quick results and may prefer Dysport.

Consult an experienced provider to decide which better matches your treatment goals and preferences.

Get Started with Injectables at Colair

The aesthetic experts at Colair Beauty Lounge & Medspa in Gilbert, AZ offer both Botox and Dysport injectables performed by our skilled nurses.

We will take the time to understand your specific treatment goals, assess your facial muscles and movements, and make an expert recommendation on whether Botox or Dysport better suits your needs.

Call 480-912-5325 today to schedule a consultation to learn more. Let’s get you looking refreshed!

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The Coffee Lover’s Guide to Teeth Whitening

It’s no secret that coffee can stain teeth over time, leaving a yellowish tinge that disrupts your smile’s natural brightness. But just because you love your daily caffeine fix doesn’t mean you have to settle for a dull shade. Read on for the coffee lover’s guide to keeping your teeth pearly white!

Understanding Coffee Stains

Coffee is high in chromogens – pigment particles that adhere to tooth enamel when you drink. This gives coffee its brown color.
Factors that worsen staining include:
  • Drinking coffee daily/frequently
  • Opting for darker roasts
  • Adding milk or creamer
Luckily, with the right whitening techniques, even devoted coffee fans can restore their natural brilliance.

At-Home Whitening for Coffee Drinkers

Making these simple adjustments to your oral care routine helps offset coffee staining between professional whitening treatments:
  • Brush after your morning coffee to remove surface pigment before it settles in.
  • Use whitening toothpaste with ingredients like hydrogen peroxide or baking soda.
  • Rinse with water after coffee and drinks with high chromogen levels.
  • Drink coffee through a straw to minimize contact with teeth.
  • Limit coffee intake to 1-2 cups per day.
However, at-home options alone have limitations in reversing deeper coffee stains.

Professional Whitening Treatments

For dramatic brightening of tooth discoloration from lifelong coffee habits, in-office whitening performed by a professional is the gold standard.

Reasons professional whitening outperforms at-home kits:

  • Uses higher concentrated whitening gels with 10-40% hydrogen peroxide, customized for your sensitivity level and desired results.
  • Incorporates light to accelerate gel activation.
  • Personalized barrier gel is applied to prevent irritation on gums.
  • Removes both surface and intrinsic stains for maximum results.
  • In just one quick session, professional whitening at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa can lighten your smile by up to 8 shades for a transformative effect!

Touch Up Regularly

After your professional whitening treatment, be strategic with your maintenance:

  • Get whitening touch ups every 6-12 months depending on stain recurrence.
  • Use daily whitening toothpaste and rinse water after staining foods and drinks.
  • Eliminate or limit coffee for a few days before important events to maximize whiteness.

With the right maintenance strategy, your smile can maintain its dramatically brighter new shade!

Summon Your Brightest Smile at Colair Beauty Lounge

The teeth whitening experts at Colair provide customized professional treatments to remove stubborn coffee stains for a smile transformation.

Smile brightly at that next event or photograph and schedule your Colair teeth whitening treatment today!