Monica’s Beauty Tips


Over the past year, we’ve divulged some of our greatest hair and makeup tips to help you all feel and look your best. Not only does Ivy Salon offer premier hair care and makeup services, but we offer the most rejuvenating skin care services as well! We asked our in-house Esthetician, Monica Arias, some of her best skin care tips so that you can keep your skin in tip-top shape!


We all know washing your face is important. Let’s not lie to ourselves though, how often do you actually do it? I will admit, there are times when I have mistakenly fallen asleep with my makeup on — but that’s ok. Just as long as it’s not an every night occurrence. Even if you don’t wear makeup, it is important to keep up with your skin care routine for best results. Here’s why I stress about washing your face daily—throughout the day your skin gathers bacteria, pollutants, dirt and dead skin cells. Cleansing your skin helps to remove the surface dirt, oil, and other impurities. Be good to your skin, it deserves to be well taken care of!


Regardless of your skin type, the most you want to exfoliate is two to three times per week. Doing more than this recommended amount can make your skin feel tighter from excessive scrubbing and become sensitive or red. When exfoliating, use light pressure in upward and outward circular motions. Using too much pressure can also cause irritation and redness.

Drink Up!

Seems simple enough to drink the recommended amount of water each day, but that’s easier said than done! Water has fantastic benefits for your skin, such as keeping your skin cells hydrated, working to keep wrinkles away, and plumping the skin giving it a natural radiant glow. Drinking water also helps flush impurities and toxins out of the system, keeping your face fresh, clean, and helping to reduce breakouts and acne. Try to add water to your daily lifestyle, trust me, your skin and body will thank you!

Interested in a facial? Call and schedule an appointment with Monica at our Eastside location at 864-288-1489 today!

Ivy Salon And Spa
Hair styling is more than a career for Dreama Kees, it’s a calling. Dreama opened Ivy Salon in 2004 and has been transforming clients from the inside out as well as the outside in, helping instill higher self-confidence and self-respect by helping people feel beautiful and recognizing their beauty. As an Aveda salon, Dreama and the Ivy Salon staff have heavily invested in professional training and development, undergoing intensive classes and workshops. Dreama resides in Greenville with her husband, Steve, and has two children, Jacob, a senior engineering student at Clemson University, and McKenna, a junior at Eastside High School.

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