Flowers for Beautiful Skin: Hibiscus

Ruth Swissa likes to call this the elixir of youth. Hibiscus is nature’s anti-aging gift to you. It contains a natural source of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) which is the leading compound found in anti-aging products. You can utilize this flower by mixing it with other skincare products, such as milk, honey, turmeric, or rose water. Simply blend the ingredients and watch hibiscus work its magic. Bot only does it improve your complexion by tightening your skin, but it has other benefits such as reducing dark circles / eye-bags and reducing suntan.


Flowers for Beautiful Skin: Lavender

Lavender is amongst one of the flower MVPs. It is the it-boy in the flower squad. Not only is it great for skincare, but the list goes on from hair-care to headache remedies. Lavender has antiseptic and antifungal properties which helps reduce scarring and speeds up the healing process. The conventional use of lavender comes in the form of Lavender essential oil — with this you can treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, wrinkles, heal burns, insect bites, chapped lips, and even as a toner.
This magical bloom is the jackpot in the skin-care industry.


Free Finance Permanent Makeup !

August Week 4 Ruth Swissa special

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  • You can schedule your medical procedure as soon as you are approved.
  • Approved applicants may receive 6 or 14 months interest free financing and competitive interest rates.
  • No prepayment penalties and no punitive late fees.
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This card covers Permanent Makeup @ Ruth Swissa. Apply today and give us a call ❤

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Flowers for Beautiful Skin: Rose

Unlike most skincare remedies, the Rose is a solution for all skin types. It can be used to cure chronic oily skin, tone normal / dry skin, soothe irritated / inflamed skin, and prevent wrinkles with its hydration properties. Utilizing the power of this flower can be as easy as throwing a handful of petals in your bath.
It’s okay to be romantic — your skin deserves it.


What is the Oily-T?

The Oily-T is the region where people tend to have problematic/oily skin.

With the shape of a T, the skin oil is concentrated at the forehead, nose and chin. Ruth Swissa explains that the forehead oil is mainly caused by diet (greasy food). Swissa clarifies that cheek breakouts are caused by air-quality (you will notice cheek pimples usually form after airplane rides or areas of high smog). Lastly, she explains chin acne is caused by hormones (PMS menstral breakouts usually inhibit chin area).


You’ll Never Guess What the New VI Peel Can Do


A new peel has gained lots of attention by media and the medical field: VI Peel!
This peel has astounding results for all skin types. This peel has gained so much praise for its ability to treat hyper pigmentation (darkening of the skin). Hyperpigmentation is often caused by sun damage, melasma, acne, acne scars, and rosacea. This peel isn’t only limited to the facial region, it can also be used around the eye area, chest, arms, back, and hands.
The peel is also formulated to meet the most of your comforts. Created with a numbing agent, the peel is virtually painless. Not to mention it shouldn’t even take more than 20 minutes.


Goals of the Peel:

  • Improve the tone, texture and clarity of skin
  • Diminish the appearance of skin discolorations
  • Reduce the appearance of pore size
  • Soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve acneic skin conditions by reducing inflammation, post-inflammatory marks, bacteria and excessive cell build-up
  • Stimulate fibroblast activity, increasing collagen and elastin production for firmer skin

To get this fabulous peel done, schedule an appointment at Ruth Swissa by visiting or call (818) 735-8818

How to Get Rid of the Unsightly Side-Effects of Razor Hair Removal

When trying to achieve that sleek and suave skin, salon waxing and laser hair removal is the prime decision. However, women often turn to razors for the quick and inexpensive remedy you could do in the comfort of your home. Nevertheless, what women don’t know is if they are not careful with their conduct, nixing stubble can become a jeopardizing skin problem. Here are some tips on how to avoid this undesirable end result.

1. Look for razors that have fine blades and low-resistance coating glide such as Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor.


Although this razor is designer for men, the fact that it has a heavier handle and five blades results in effortless gliding of the razor. This essentially gives you a really close crop in half the amount of passes.

2. Shave after your hot shower.

After a hot shower your blood vessels become dilated. This causes your skin to plump and expose the entire base of your hair follicle. Not only will this allow you to get a super-close crop, but warm water also softens your hair which will prevent snapping and lessen the risk of ingrown hair.

3. Avoid skin infections and rust, switch your blade every five to ten shaves.


4. Use moisturizing shaving cream if you plan on shaving everyday


5. Apply moisturizer over freshly shaved skin


Although it sounds painful, bear the burn and apply moisturizer (especially during the summer). This will minimize flakes and razor rash

7 Tips on How to Shape Your Brows!

1. Don’t wax underneath your brow


Waxing can limit regrowth and thin out your eyebrows. If you have stubborn hairs in the area, try threading, so you won’t run the risk of someone who is inexperienced waxing off too large an area in one go!

2. Don’t pluck or wax above your eyebrow


This can cause your eyebrows to either be too thin or to slant downwards, neither of which will accentuate your face shape!

3. Find a pencil that is the right color for your skin tone and hair color


If you have dark hair, look for a pencil 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color. If you have light hair, try a shade darker. You should also consider whether you have warm or cool tones in your skin! If you have warm reddish tones to your skin, always go with an ashy colored pencil to combat redness.

4. Learn your shape


Hold a pencil up to one side of the bridge of your nose. Your eyebrow should start at this line. The arch should begin above the outer edge of your iris. The tip, or outside of your eyebrow, should follow the curve of your eye and taper gradually from the arch.

5. Brush up


This is a great tip to follow to avoid making your eyebrows too thick or too thin. If you have over plucked your eyebrows, or feel they are a little thin, try brushing the hairs upwards before using brow pencil. This will give the appearance of thicker brows, and give a better line to follow with a pencil when filling your brows in. If your eyebrows are too thick, brush the hairs upwards before plucking to ensure you only pluck the hairs below.

6. Follow the natural angle of the hairs


This sounds obvious, but quite often your eyebrow hair does not all angle the same way. Usually, the hair near the bridge of your nose will angle upwards, while the hair on the center of your brow will angle outwards towards the side of your face. Follow these lines in a hair stroke pattern with your eyebrow pencil for a much more natural looking brow.

7. Set your eyebrow pencil or powder with finishing powder or brow gel (optional)


While eyebrow makeup is usually not waterproof, setting your makeup will at least stop the everyday oils and moisture from your skin affecting your beautifully made up brows!

3 Reasons Why Permanet Makeup Could Go Wrong

You’ve probably been exposed to at least one instance of horrific permanent makeup jobs; whether it be your great-aunt with her blueish permanent eyeliner or the lady down the street with stark, black brows. Modern day permanent makeup has been completely reinvented itself, but people very too exposed to it for a couple of reasons:

Good permanent makeup jobs are the ones people don’t notice!

3 reasons why people would notice permanent makeup:

Weird Colors


Blue-green permanent makeup due to choosing the wrong colors for the specific skin-type. Also, the quality of the ink has a lot to do with this color change.

Pigment Migration


When permanent makeup artists use invasive tools like tattoo guns, the ink penetrates the deepest layer of your skin and since its so powerful, the skin becomes traumatized and the ink travels to areas that weren’t intended to be marked.

Wrong Shapes


When one eyebrow is higher than the other, when the eyeliner isn’t even, etc. This is all determined by skill of the permanent makeup artist. When they don’t spend enough time perfecting the shape, bad results show.

Good permanent makeup is the permanent makeup that goes unnoticed. The natural look is what’s trending today!


Q: Do I Have to Get Rid of All the Hair on My Brows Before I Do Permanent Eyebrows?

A: When getting permanent eyebrows done, there is an ongoing misconception that one would have to get rid of all current eyebrow hair. Ruth Swissa is here to clear up this myth and provide you with information that’s actually quite the contrary. At Ruth Swissa Professional Permanent Makeup and Skin, we put the utmost importance to eyebrow hair, looking to preserve each strand. Many customers have asked Ruth if they would need to shave their eyebrows clean in order to get permanent eyebrows but this is a false idea. Ruth Swissa uses the eyebrow hair as a simple add-on to the already 3-d looking pigment she applies just to provide you with realistic and natural result.

            On the other hand, there are many customers who come to Ruth Swissa who suffer from hair-loss diseases such as alopecia or trichotillomania and don’t have any eyebrow hair for Ruth to work with. Not to worry, Ruth has an artistic eye and skillful technique, she is able to apply permanent makeup pigment in a way where the strokes look like real hair. Ruth never uses generic stencils that were in style twenty years ago. Each of our clients leave with natural-looking eyebrows that suit and enhance their individual facial expression.