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How to get the most from your Tria 4X Hair Removal Laser

Hearing about an at-home hair removal laser for the first time could sound too good to be true. With so many beauty devices claiming to do everything from plumping your lips to reducing cellulite, it’s hard to decide where to direct your attention! If you’re in the market for a laser hair removal device at the fraction of the cost at a clinic, then you’ve come to the right place. Tria has done extensive clinical research on their hair removal laser devices like the 4X and Precision lasers, and they are all FDA-cleared.

Sound good so far? Keep reading to find out how to take care of your hair removal laser once you’ve made the purchase.

Keep it clean

The laser window of your Tria laser needs to be cleaned before every use with an alcohol wipe or alcohol on a cotton round. Oils from the body or residue from our Phytograph Soothing Gel can block the laser light from penetrating through the glass if the window is dirty.

Tria 4X Hair Removal Laser

Juice the battery

There is an internal lithium battery housed inside of both the Precision and 4X hair removal lasers. This means there are no cords plugged into the wall while you are using the device, but you will need to charge it up when the battery gets low. Make sure you fully charge your Tria laser before using it to make sure you have enough power to get through your session. Also, it is very important that you do not store your Tria laser away in the closet for a few years. The battery will drain, and you might not be able to turn it on again! Make sure you charge your devices at least once every three months to keep that battery active!

Watch customer and influencer reviews on the Tria 4X on YouTube!

Overlapping pattern

A useful tip when using your device is to make sure you get EVERY hair follicle. An easy way to do that is to overlap your treatment pattern. As you lift your device to move onto the next treatment area, don’t jump far ahead. Move it very slightly into the next direction, overlapping the section you just treated. This will ensure you don’t miss any spots!

Soothing gel

If you feel that your treatments are a little too “zappy”, you can use the Phytograph Soothing Gel to help soothe the treatment areas beforehand. You will have to purchase this gel at the same time that you buy your laser, so keep that in mind!

Don’t miss a treatment

Consistency is key when using your hair removal laser. Tria recommends using the laser once every two weeks until the hair has stopped growing. Some customers have reported hair loss after three treatments, some take twelve. Don’t waste your time doing treatments more frequently than every two weeks; your hair growth cycle will affect each hair on your body, and every hair is in a different phase! You’ll notice that there are hairs that will not grow back, but others will still persist after treatments. Those growing hairs will eventually cease to grow back, but they possibly will keep popping up until they are treated during a certain growth phase. Set a calendar reminder so that you won’t miss a treatment!

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Laser hair removal summer safety tips

Laser Hair Removal Summer Tips

Waiting all year for the glory of the summer sun is definitely a highlight for those finally coming out of quarantine. While some of us are still waiting for our community pools and beaches to open, there are a lot of people wondering how to tame hair growth before stepping out in their short shorts. There are many customers coming to us saying they’ve been waiting forever to get into a laser hair removal clinic, and turned to Tria Beauty for their at-home hair removal needs while on lockdown. (Thank you!) Now that the sun has made its appearance, there are a few tidbits you should know about before starting your laser hair removal journey for the summer.

We’ve wrangled some handy guidelines from our wonderful customer care team here at Tria as well as tips from the experts at Boomboombrowbar.com.

TIP #1 – Minimize or avoid sun exposure

As we all know, sun exposure makes your skin more sensitive, especially during the summer months. When you are frolicking about on the beaches in Hawaii, your skin will become more sensitive to heat than ever–think about that time when you had a sunburn and took a hot shower–ouch!! Since hair removal lasers use heat, the treatment will not only sting, but it may cause burns and even scarring. Not worth the risk! Avoid the sun at least 24 to 48 hours before and after sun exposure, and definitely do not treat any areas with a sunburn.

Keep in mind that the areas that could be the most sensitive to the sun are the face, arms, hands, feet, and legs. For men that worship the sun, that could possibly be the chest and back area.

To help minimize sun exposure, always wear sunscreen! Use a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen that shields you from both UVB and UVA rays. To keep your skin hydrated while using your laser, use the pre-treatment Soothing Gel, available in the 4X and Precision Laser Deluxe Kits.

TIP #2 – Avoid tanning

In order to effectively use our at-home hair removal lasers, there needs to be contrast between your skin tone and the body hair in order for the laser to target the melanin in the hair. Tanning the skin, whether you are doing sunless self-tanner, spray tanning, tanning beds, or tanning with the natural sun, your skin tone may become darker than your body hair color.

To find see if you are a candidate for at-home laser hair removal with Tria, you can scroll down on this page to see our skin tone and body hair color chart.

TIP #3 – Use caution when exfoliating

Because laser hair removal will cause your pores to open, you want to let your skin heal for at least 48 hours. Try to avoid the sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, or ocean swimming. You also want to avoid exfoliating your skin for about 5 days following your treatment. No loofah or scrubby sponges, salt or sugar scrubs for at least 5 days.

What do you think of these summer tips for laser hair removal? Drop us a message or question on our Instagram or Facebook page!

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Best legs of your life

How to get the smoothest legs of your life

With summer on the horizon, we’re sure you’ve thought about how you will be shifting your seasonal wardrobe to accommodate for warmer weather. Of course, this means showing more skin! Showing more skin also means, for some of us, shaving daily–and that can be quite tedious especially if you are on vacation. What if you didn’t have to worry about touching another razor again? Wouldn’t that be liberating? Having the freedom to bare our legs without the worry of razor burn or ingrown hairs sounds like paradise! We’re going to show you a couple of products that will make this summer’s legs the best of your life!

EXFOLIATE YOUR LEGS

Cactus Brush from The Body Shop
We wish we would have learned of this product earlier! The Body Shop’s Cactus Long Handle Body Brush ($15) can be used to dry brush the body or use wet with your favorite shower gel. Using this brush is invigorating and exfoliating, and it also unclogs pores! If the brush seems too harsh, The Body Shop also offers many other exfoliating options: The Body Polisher nylon towel ($5) and the 100% Hemp Body Mitt ($10) is just a few more options.

If you are not into exfoliating accessories, or you have sensitive skin, you might love a fruit enzyme peel. The Bliss Jelly Glow Peel ($12) is a non-abrasive exfoliator that uses plant-based fibers to roll off dead skin. You can see the unwanted skin gently roll off your legs–without scrubbing or using any force. It’s perfect on the face, too!

PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

Tria 4X Hair Removal Laser
Next, let’s worry about getting rid of your cactus legs–for good! Laser hair removal can cost several thousands of dollars if you opt to have it done at a laser clinic. If you’re a celebrity, disposable income might not be an issue for you, but if you are like the rest of us, we yearn for some affordable options. Thankfully, Tria Beauty’s Hair Removal Laser 4X ($449) is just the thing to evict those unwanted hairs from the legs and body. At a fraction of the cost that a clinic charges for hair removal, the 4X is the first and only FDA-approved device for use at home, and is backed by a 60-day money back guarantee.

In a recent article from Marie Claire, Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group, gives us a valuable preparation tip before using the Tria 4X: “As with all laser hair removal devices, I recommend working with clean, freshly shaven skin. Make sure that you aren’t able to see hair above skin level,” Dr. Nazarian says. Yes! It is completely important to start off will clean, freshly shaven legs before performing your laser treatments. Also, make sure the treatment window is free of any debris that would block the laser light. You can clean the window with an alcohol-based wipe to ensure it’s ready for use.

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BEST SELF TANNERS FOR THE LEGS

Best Self Tanners of 2019
Showing off your legs like the beach babe that you are is beautiful–but some of us need a little assistance with our summer glow. A self-tanner can give the legs a nice bronze slimming effect without harmful UV rays and sun damage. You do need to try a spot test to make sure that the color you choose is right for your skin tone, and that you don’t end up an unsightly shade of orange.

The St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Mousse ($42 for 8 oz.) paired with an applicator mitt is your best bet for a long-lasting tan that doesn’t have that weird self-tanner smell. The tinted mousse is definitely not streaky, so you can confidently apply a few moments before heading out.

For tanning on-the-go, Dr. Dennis Gross delivers self-tanning power to the palm of your hand with the Alpha Beta Glow Peel Self-Tanner for the Body ($45). This tan towel firms and exfoliates the skin as you wear it–a total added bonus to the amazing tan you will get!

If you don’t want to go the gradual self-tanner route, there are several “one night only” spray-on bronzers that will give your legs a moment to glow. To give some instant glam to your gams, the HAMPTON SUN Airbrush Bronzing Mist ($42) is a fine mist spray that you wash easily wash off with soap and water.

MOISTURIZER YOUR LEGS WILL LOVE

Bronzed Legs
It’s important to keep your skin and legs hydrated, especially if you want them looking and feeling their best. Applying these lotions to your legs will not only keep your self-tanner going strong, but will combat dry and flaky skin as well. A great overall body lotion is Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer ($11 for 17 oz.) with a delicious banana scent to boot! It nourishes dry, scaly legs with shea butter and ginseng, along with crucial antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E.

To benefit from wonderful ingredients like Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil and anti-aging Coconut Oil, and a bit of shimmer, you need the Sol De Janeiro Glowmotions ($35) illuminating skin oil. The shimmer oil will give your legs a slimming effect if concentrated on the middle bone area with an added bonus of luxurious moisture.

To moisturize without a slick feeling on your body, the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer ($7) is an awesome drugstore find that is formulated for use right after you step out of the shower. This product ranks high on Amazon.com and has received multiple Allure Best of Beauty Awards. There are five different formulas to choose from, depending on what type of skin issue you need to address.

Hopefully, you’ve learned a lot from this guide all about beautifying your legs for the summer! Stay tuned this season for more summer beauty tips!

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TSA travel rules for beauty products

TSA-Friendly Beauty Essentials For Summer Travel

Planning what beauty products to take on a big summer trip can be as much of a nightmare as trying on bathing suits in a florescent-lighted dressing room. TSA’s rules state that you can only bring liquid or gel-like items in your carry on bag if they are 3.4 ounces or less and placed in a quart-sized plastic bag. These rules can be hard to remember and a pain to plan for during the chaos of packing.

Just relax! You’re in luck! We are here to help you pack for your trip with some suggestions on beauty items that are must-haves for your summer getaway.

Traveling on a plane with liquids & gels

Your hairspray, foundation, and shampoos all fall into the ‘liquids and gels’ category. All of these items need to be under 3.4 ounces and placed carefully inside of a quart-size zipped plastic bags, such as Ziploc bags or a clear TSA-approved toiletry bags. For instance, if your spray tan bottle is larger than 3.4 ounces, all you need to do is place that inside of your checked luggage.

If you don’t need your entire bottle of shampoo for a trip, you can purchase travel-sized bottles and pour the liquid into them to carry on the plane or to store in your luggage.

Traveler Tip: I purchased all of my toiletries ahead of time and had them shipped to my hotel. I called to make sure they would secure the items for me, and they did! Each hotel can vary, so always call to make sure they’ll take care of your items.

Recommended Liquid & Gel Travel Items:
R+CO Time Travel Set Shampoo and Conditioner
R+CO Time Travel Set $39

This complete collection for the hair includes:

Television Perfect Hair Shampoo Travel Size
Television Perfect Hair Conditioner Travel Size
Death Valley Dry Shampoo Travel Size
High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème Travel Size

 

Can I bring makeup on the plane?

Can I bring makeup on a plane?
I think we’ve all been that girl who does their face on public transportation before they reach their destination. There are a few rules for bringing makeup on a plane. Mascara, foundation, liquid highlighters and lip gloss items will go into that lovely quart-sized plastic bag we talked about earlier. Fortunately, your lipsticks, lip balms, lip liners, eyeliners (think solid and waxy products) and compact powders can be carried on the plane with no issues. Yup, makeup brushes are all fine to bring aboard!

Listen up! There is a little caveat with bringing large powder products on the plane. The new TSA powder rule states that any powder-like substances over 12 ounces could be subject to further screening. If you are planning to carry THAT much setting powder on the plane, you need to be prepared! Twelve ounces of setting powder would equal to twelve Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powders. I know I get oily during a flight, but I’m pretty sure you would only need just one jar.

Recommended Travel Makeup Items:

Tarte Never Not Busy Travel Makeup Set

Tarte ‘Never Not Busy’ Beauty Set $29
This travel-sized makeup kit includes:
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lipstick in Lively
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lip gloss in Lively
Double Duty Beauty blush in Moment
Sweet Tarte fragrance
Deluxe Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
Shape Tape contour concealer blister card in light, light-medium, medium, and tan

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit $129
Glow on the go with this complexion perfection kit that includes:

Magic Away Concealer
Light Wonder Foundation
Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder
Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream

 

How to Avoid Dehydration on a Plane

Dehydration can worsen not only jet lag, but also take a toll on your skin. At home, your humidity levels can fall between 40 to 70 percent–on a flight, that level drops down to 20 percent. There are a couple of things you can do to combat dehydration: Stay away from caffeine and alcohol, and drink electrolytes to keep your hydration levels up. Want to look refreshed like you’ve just had a pro facial when stepping off of the plane?  Nuvesse’s serum-infused masks and rollerball are packed full of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to plump up and brighten dry skin while coasting at 35,000 feet.

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit  $84

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This set includes:

Four Nuvesse weekly Deep Hydrating & Brightening Masks

Nuvesse Deep Hydrating and Firming Daily Serum Roller

 

Can I bring perfume on the plane?

You definitely need to follow the 3.4 ounces rule when bringing a bottle of Chanel No. 5 on the plane. If you are paranoid about breaking your favorite scent, think about all of the fun rollerball fragrances or solid perfume options you can find! Don’t forget—this fragrance may bring back memories (good and bad!) of your trip, so choose wisely!

Recommended Travel-Sized Fragrances:
Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance

Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance $27
Chanel Tendre Solid
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Solid Perfume $70

 

Is nail care okay to bring on a plane?

Can I bring a nail file on a plane?

You can definitely bring a nail file—but just to be safe, leave the metal ones at home or in your checked in luggage. Same with nail clippers—just leave those in your luggage. You may be surprised to learn that tweezers are okay to bring on the plane!

When it comes to nail polish, you have to follow the rules and put it in the quart-sized plastic bag with your other liquids—but please do not paint your nails on the plane! The vapor would fill the entire cabin and it’s not polite.

Recommended Nail Care Items:
Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set

Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set $6
This travel manicure set includes diamond shaped case, pointed tip tweezer, nail file, slant tip tweezer, cuticle pusher, nail scissors, and a nail clipper.
OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish

OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish $10

This on-trend nail color set from OPI includes:
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines (electric pink)
Another Ramen-tic Evening (dusty rose)
Arigato From Tokyo (pink)
Rice Rice Baby (mauve)

 

Hair Removal On-The-Go

Tria Laser Hair Removal Precision

Never miss a hair removal laser treatment while away from home with Tria’s travel-sized Hair Removal Laser Precision. The Precision laser is your perfect travel mate to permanently remove unwanted hair from your bikini line, underarms, legs, face and other areas where unsightly hair grows. It’s so easy to use, you can drink your morning coffee in your hotel while lasering!
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Mother's Day Gift Guide from Tria Beauty

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We’re heading into May at lightning speed–and Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away! Gasp! Don’t worry about what to get Mom on her special day because we did all of the work for you! Every mom wants beautiful, ageless skin, and Tria has the right tools to get her on the path to a glowing future.SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

Our best-selling SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser treats fine lines and wrinkles all over the face, resulting in more youthful, radiant, and refreshed skin. FDA-cleared to be safe and effective for the entire face on all skin tones and types.

Mom will love the luxurious Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Mask and Serum Roller in conjunction with her laser treatments. Mom only needs to use the mask once per month, and the serum roller can be used daily. The serum-infused mask and serum roller are uniquely formulated to infuse potent key nutrients like Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera deeper into the skin to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. Each facial mask applies 35mL of serum—the equivalent of a full bottle of serum—in as little as 20 minutes.

Buy during our 20% off promotion and also receive a free Eye Renewal Cream ($65 value!) Ends 5/12ShopULLA JOHNSON - THE YNEZ CHEEK PALETTE

Bobbi Brown/Ulla Johnson – The Ynez Cheek Palette

If Mom is lacking a little color and glow in her visage, this is the perfect palette to give her just the right amount of cheek flush and glow to wear on a daily basis. This nude-beige multi-tasking pot cheek and lip rouge are fast and easy to dab on with a finger for the on-the-go Mom. For a little extra highlight, the golden pink cream highlighter will look beautiful dabbed on the cheekbones and anywhere else a “glow from within” moment is desired! To top it all off, the Mini Extra Face Oil works wonders on parched skin and can be dabbed anywhere extra moisture is needed. Shop
SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

If mom’s issue is just around her eyes, or she needs to maintain her perfect peepers, this is the kit she will love! This gentle combination of the SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser and our Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream will give Mom the ultimate at-home skincare experience. This kit helps to rebuild collagen and reveals younger-looking skin around the eyes in as little as two weeks.

Mom can use the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream to soothe skin while replenishing moisture and reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Ginger Extract, and Retinol, it helps to soothe and hydrate laser-treated skin while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

For best results, it is best to treat each eye area every night for 8 weeks–and it only takes a few minutes!

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Williams Sonoma Mother's Day Gift Crate

Williams Sonoma Mother’s Day Gift Crate

If beauty products aren’t Mom’s thing, or her bathroom looks like a mini Sephora store, you’ll bet she’ll appreciate a little bit of artisanal treats and soothing sundries from Williams Sonoma. This beautifully curated keepsake box is filled with the following decadent products that will help Mom get that much-deserved R&R:

  • CC Made Rosemary Caramel Corn (8 oz.)
  • Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Lavender Preserves (7.75 oz.)
  • Jasmine Pearl Lavender Rose Loose White Tea (2.4 oz.)
  • Paddywax Salted Grapefruit Candle (3 oz.)
  • Rosemary Bundle (.25g)
  • Decker Chamomile Seed Packet (.125g)
  • Formulary 55 Grapefruit + Rosemary Sea Mineral Body Polish (2 oz.)
  • Clean Wit Industries Oatmeal, Milk + Honey Gardener’s Soap (5 oz.)

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TREASURE & BOND Luca Grainy Leather Backpack

Leather Drawstring Backpack by Treasure & Bond

If Mom is planning a bit of travel this summer, we found the perfect bag to take while she’s exploring the world. This beautifully grained leather drawstring backpack (available in Country Blue, Ivory, and Black) will be the best travel companion to hold her necessities. With an outside and inside pocket, she can store away the little things and access them easily. A cool tidbit about the brand, Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom will donate 2.5% of net sales (that’s 5% of net profits) to organizations that work to empower youth. This is a gift you can feel good about giving!

ShopNourishing & Firming Deluxe Kit

Nourishing & Firming Deluxe Kit

If Mom already owns our powerful anti-aging lasers, she will love this skincare kit to help maximize the performance of her favorite devices. This skincare set includes the Priming Cleanser to remove makeup & impurities, the Super C Brightening Moisturizer with a unique oil-based form of Vitamin C, & Nuvesse Firming & Anti-Aging serum-infused masks + a serum roller to stimulate collagen production.

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Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

If you’re looking for a gift that is a bit more personal, this gorgeous hidden message necklace not only looks sleek, but it will remind Mom of the people that she holds dear to her heart. Get creative with your message–this necklace allows you to personalize up to 20 characters on rose gold, 18k gold plated or silver. This beautiful necklace also makes a perfect gift for a new mom or even a dog mom!

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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Would Mom love the gift of an eternal smooth body? Our best-selling Hair Removal Laser 4X is powered by the same in-office Diode Laser Technology used by dermatologists and is the first and only FDA-cleared at-home laser to remove unwanted hair at a fraction of the in-office treatment. It’s so safe and effective, Mom will be amazed at what she can do all by herself.

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on the body for permanent results, and even gentle enough to remove unwanted hair on the face for women. Mom will have to commit to using her device every two weeks until permanent results are achieved.

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