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Summer Skincare Swaps For Glowing, Healthy Skin

Summer Skincare Swaps For Glowing, Healthy Skin

Summer is here and we are feeling the heat! The sweaters have all been packed away and slowly replaced by sandals and sundresses, pedicures are once again a monthly—nay weekly—necessity. But there are other important, yet often overlooked changes that should occur, but don’t. We’re talking about your skincare. Think your creamy, ultra-hydrating night cream is a necessity in the summer? Think again. And how do you plan to deal with the inevitable moisture and makeup buildup that accumulates on your face on those particularly hot, sticky summer days? We’ve got you covered—read on to find out which skincare swaps you need to make as we head our way into summer!

Consider Breaking Up With Your Razor Forever

You are never, ever, ever getting back together with your razor after this summer. Try at home hair removal this season to guarantee smooth, silky skin all year round without the hassle of shaving, waxing or epilating ever again. Not sure where to start? Check out our Hair Removal Lasers to see what device works best for you.

Swap Your Moisturizer For Something Lighter

Unless you live in a literal year-round beach paradise, we’re guessing that you use a thicker, creamier moisturizer to give your skin an extra dose of hydration in the cold winter months. But with climbing temperatures and intense humidity, your skin will start retaining more moisture, meaning that your favorite wintertime moisturizer will leave you feeling swampy—not chic. Instead, opt for a lightweight hyaluronic acid based moisturizer, which will absorb into the skin without leaving an oily sheen.

Say Goodbye To Your Foundation

Remember that bit about your skin retaining more moisture in the summer? The same thing applies with your foundation. Come June and July, your go-to cream and liquid foundations will buildup and cause breakouts. Tinted moisturizer or a lightweight powder foundation will feel much fresher—your skin will thank you.

Stock Up On SPF

Would this be a summer skincare blog without a single mention of sunscreen? A critical step to any skincare routine year-round, sunscreen is particularly important during the summer months when the sun is at its peak strength. Apply generously to your face, neck, hands and any other area of skin that will be exposed during the day.

Give Yourself A Harm-Free Glow

There is nothing more coveted than that “I-Just-Got-Back-From-Vacation” sun-kissed glow, but sunbathing comes at a price. Rather than risk skin cancer and accelerated aging, treat yourself to a gorgeous glow using one of the many self-tanning products on the market. Apply lightly and regularly for a gradual—and natural!—transition that will make you the envy of the office.


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Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Up until now, the advances of at-home hair removal technology have failed to deliver on safe hair removal for dark skin. There are hair removal devices that are safe and effective for pale to tan skin tones, like Tria’s 4X Hair Removal Laser. But, those with darker skin tones have not had access to at-home hair removal until the development of IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light. Let’s take a deeper look into IPL combined with RF technology and how it works on darker skin tones, and for those who are curious about laser, we will talk more about how that works and what skin tones and hair colors it will work for. 

How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Works

How does IPL + RF technology work for effective hair removal on dark skinned beauties?! This technology is safe for usage on dark skin because it brings together Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies. These groundbreaking technologies use the intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors and skin tones, up to Fitzpatrick VI – with impressive results. 

Which IPL device should you choose? Do your research, read reviews, and ask on your social channels. There is an extensive guide to IPL for dark and black skin on which covers at-home devices for skin tones IV to VI on the Fitzpatrick chart.

Laser Hair Removal –Who does it work for?

There are differences in the technology between IPL and Laser Hair Removal, and there are reasons why laser will not work on darker skin tones. Tria’s at-home device 4X Hair Removal Laser effectively targets the pigment in the hair, without touching the surrounding skin. Your hair pigment, called melanin, is what gives your hair its unique color. Every hair follicle—a tube-shaped sac—contains melanin. This hair follicle is also responsible for hair growth. The laser must be able to find the melanin in the hair in order to disable the hair follicle. If the hair is too light, or if the skin is darker than light brown, the laser is unable to target each individual hair.

Once the device identifies the hair melanin (differentiating it from the melanin in the skin by color), it sends highly-concentrated light through it. The light is converted into heat, which disables the hair follicle.

See the skin tone and hair color chart below to see if you are a candidate for laser hair removal:

Hair Color Skin Tone Chart Laser Hair Removal

Now that you know the differences between IPL and Laser hair removal technologies and the way they each work with different skin tones, hopefully you will be able to decide which will work best for you!

Post edited by Krista McAulay

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Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Summer is here which means shaving season is here! One thing we can agree on is that shaving is not one of our favorite activities…at all. As fair hair beauties, we always hear ‘“You can’t even see your hair, it’s so light!” but we still know it’s there and we still want it gone! So what do we do? We can’t just walk through the breezy summer with hairy legs!! Enter: Dual Wave Technology (also known as Intense Pulsed Light + Radio Frequency).


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) + Radio Frequency (RF) Technology

What makes this technology different? How do iluminage devices capture this energy for effective hair removal for fair hair beauties?!

This groundbreaking technology uses two separate energies. Intense pulsed light (IPL) targets and warms the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including light/fair – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks.

The synergy of IPL and RF energies used together means that hair follicles get a double dose of hair removal energy. Because both of these methods are put to use simultaneously during the hair removal process, the overall energy level required is low enough to work safely and effectively for those with fair hair.

Long Lasting Hair Removal for Fair Hair

The following hair removal process will get you on the road toward trading in your fair hair for silky smooth skin. Although you may quickly notice hair reduction, it’s important to stick with the treatments in order to achieve long-term results.

In order to obtain the longest lasting and most successful results, we recommend that fair-haired individuals begin the hair removal process by first epilating or waxing the area you wish to treat. If you are an individual with fair hair, it’s important that you complete this step as it significantly increases the effectiveness hair removal treatments.

How Does the Epilation Process Work for Fair Hair Removal?

  1. Epilate or shave
  2. Power up the device and select an energy level.; it is recommended that you start out on the lowest power setting
  3. Continuously move the device over the area that you wish to remove hair from
  4. Continue for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the time span recommended for the specific area

It’s as simple as that; keep up the good work and prepare to say “Farewell ,” to your fair hair in unwanted places.Try our iluminage hair removal technologies worry free with our 60-day money back guarantee.


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Hair Removal For Red Hair: Why It Works

If you have red hair, you may be a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of hair removal technologies. As a redhead, chances are you’ve endured some pain or frustration in your previous attempts at hair removal. Shaving is time consuming, and waxing can be downright painful. After all, past innovations in hair removal technology haven’t left you any closer to the smooth skin that you desire! So, why don’t most hair removal solutions work for you? Existing methods of hair removal work by targeting and warming the melanin (what gives your hair color!) found in hair follicles, but as someone with red hair, your follicles don’t contain enough melanin for most hair removal solutions to work correctly! Good news, this new innovation in hair removal is effective and safe for you to use!

How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) + Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Works

What makes this technology different? How does iluminage capture this energy for effective hair removal for redheads?! Groundbreaking technology uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including red – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks.

The Removal Process

Permanent hair reduction for red hair can be just weeks away for you! Here’s a quick look at the simple, easy and painless removal process:

In order to achieve the best results possible, it’s recommended that you either wax or epilate the area that you wish to treat prior to using.

  1. Select an energy level
  2. Press the activation button
  3. Hold the applicator against your skin
  4. Slide the device to a new area after each visible flash of light
  5. Continue treatment for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the area of the body that you’re focusing on

The treatments are simple, and the results are safe and clinically confirmed. The nice thing about using the iluminage is that you only treat once a week for the first 7 weeks; then, typically switch to monthly maintenance after that. Plus, treatments may take as little as 2 minutes to complete! Even if you’re removing hair from multiple areas of your body, the overall time commitment is far less than shaving every couple of days – and the results last much longer.


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5 Best Podcasts To Turn Up Your Happiness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, taking place in tradition since 1949, focuses on raising awareness and educating the public about mental illness: the good, the bad, and the truth. Whether you are suffering yourself or know someone who is, mental illness is a real aspect of so many people’s lives. While we would love to help anyone and everyone dealing with any sort of mental illness, we understand it is a constant battle that sometimes is not an easy fix. At Tria, we try to find the good in each day. Easier said than done we know. We know it’s sometimes hard to make your sunshine when you are not feeling yourself. Luckily, we enlist podcasts to help us get through the days, weeks, or months where we need that extra boost of positivity and perspective. We compiled the 5 best podcasts we use to boost our mental morale, whenever, wherever.

5 Best Podcasts To Turn Up Your Happiness

Earn Your Happy | Lori Harder

Lori Harder, self proclaimed self-love junkie & lifestyle entrepreneur uses her podcast as a vehicle to bust your soul wide open. She has incredible guests that talk through working through your fears, being focused, and elevating your life in the process. She says herself to “Stop waiting until you are happy and go out there an earn it! It’s time to fall in love with the process and take back your control!” WOW! We know where to turn when we need that gentle push to remind us that life is beautiful and happiness is for everyone. One of our personal favorites is an amazing episode that focuses on doing what you love each and every day. Give it a listen!! Episode 229: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love with Cathy Heller


Happier | Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin, considered by many to be one of the most influential observers of happiness, uses her podcast ‘Happier’ to team up with her sister and discuss healthy, happy habits as well as how to grow your own happiness. It seems theme is major happiness and that’s something we can get behind. How does it get any better than that? Count us in!  Happier Episodes


The Daily Boost | Motivation to Move

We feel like the name says it all. We all need a daily boost here and there! Even better? They release a free episode every Monday! With their fresh, upbeat and funny content you may wonder what you did before your daily boost!! They are short enough for when you need that quick pick-me-up and also easy to binge. Binging happy, motivational podcasts sounds like our ideal activity for a Monday. Maybe even on the weekends too so we can….Daily Boost & Chill?  The Daily Boost


Magic Lessons | Elizabeth Gilbert

Everyone needs a little magic in their lives. YES, even you!! Elizabeth Gilbert, (who also has an incredible book called Big Magic) takes the podcast world by storm with her effortlessly refreshing, very honest, and motivating words that can transform even the worst of days to a day of glimmering hope. If you ever live in fear, we highly recommend taking a listen to this amazing woman. Magic Lessons


The Lively Show | Jess Lively

Jess Lively wants you to “add a little extra intention to your everyday” so you lead your life with uplifting inspiration. The beauty of listening to this, besides that fact that it lights us up, is that Jess focuses on so many aspects of daily life; business, career, money, health, wellness, relationships, and style just to name a few!! The Lively Show


Wishing positivity, happiness and a healthy minds to everyone out there! Throwing good vibes and intentional energy to the world around us.


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