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Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in General | 0 comments

‘Tis the Season to be Beautiful

Winter Skin

Dave Waggoner

As you embrace the holiday season, explore new products and services and nurture your skin during these cold months.

Let It Snow

Cold temperatures, windy weather, and low humidity all make it harder for the skin to retain moisture–and that’s only half of the problem. Indoors, the heating systems we use to warm our homes make the skin even dryer, further compounding the issue.

The mainstay of winter skin care is increased use of moisturizers. Your goal

heated pools, so appealing in the chillier months, are especially drying because of their chlorine and bromine content. Similarly, you should avoid taking too many long, hot showers, which will also dehydrate your skin even further.

We wash our hands multiple times a day, and the skin on the hands is thinner than on most parts of the body, so moisturizer needs to be applied more frequently to them than to the rest of the body. A good hand cream is essential in winter.

Red-Nosed Reindeer

Joy is the best makeup.

-Anne Lamott

Follow these cold-weather tips for beautiful skin.

should be to keep the skin hydrated. If you don’t already use a creamy daily cleanser, now’s the time to start.

The Drying Effects of Water

Each time we wash, we strip moisture and natural oils from the skin. Harsh soaps increase the damage. Hot tubs and

Many winter woes are simply a result of skin irritation from the weather and can be solved with proper hydration and protection, but others may need to be medically managed. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and xerosis (extreme skin dryness) are all worsened by cold, dry weather. Rosacea flare-ups

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can be caused by emotional changes, such as depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and stress⎯all common this time of year. Though there’s no way to eliminate rosacea, lifestyle changes and prescription medication can relieve the symptoms.

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Look for anti-inflammatory moisturizing ingredients when building a winter skin care routine. Some good, natural ingredients to consider include beeswax, calendula, comfrey, marshmallow root, and olive oil. What else is good for skin hydration and protection? These are a few of my favorite things:


Glycerin, also called glycerine or glycerol, is a humectant (an ingredient that helps your skin retain moisture). It is a sugar alcohol and is also used in foods like sweeteners or thickeners. Skin care products that contain glycerin will be goopier and heavier than those that don’t. Give the skin a couple of weeks to get used to the consistency and the heaviness will soon be unnoticeable.

Hyaluronic Acid

If you prefer gentle, natural ingredients, don’t be frightened away by the “acid” part. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin. It is a great plumper, capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. The amount our bodies produce declines with age, so topical products with this ingredient can have a great effect on aging skin.

Shea Butter

Naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F, this natural nut oil moisturizes, revitalizes, and softens skin.


Perhaps the most common skin care myth during winter months is that you don’t need to consider ultraviolet (UV)

protection. But UV exposure is UV exposure, regardless of the season. Winter sports enthusiasts should always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen on the slopes. Apply generously, using enough to create a barrier between the sun and your skin, and be sure to reapply frequently if you stay outside for a long time.

Skip the Scents

Perfumes with alcohol content can irritate the skin and disrupt your body’s natural ability to maintain appropriate moisture levels. Best to keep the application of perfume to a minimum in the winter months.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The end of a calendar year is a traditional time to reflect and revitalize. There’s a natural tendency to review where you are and where you want to go. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here’s to a safe, happy, and successful holiday season for all of us.

Dave Waggoner is director of education and public relations at Skin Script Skin Care in Tempe, Arizona. He is a licensed esthetician with experience as both an educator and a practitioner.

Apply moisturizer frequently in the winter months.

What is LED Therapy?

Carrie Patrick

LED therapy is a skin care treatment that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) of various colors, normally red, blue, and infrared, to maintain healthy skin. LEDs produce a low-powered glowing light, which is positioned to shine onto the face or other area being treated. No heat is produced by the LEDs, and it should not be confused with laser therapy.

T he skin benefits of different colors of LED light have been identified through a broad array of studies. The most often cited study is the Whelan study, published in 2001 by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which found that LED light helped speed up wound healing.

Red light is most often used for general skin improvement and to reduce the visible signs of aging. Blue light has been shown to destroy acne bacteria. Infrared light may have beneficial effects on the skin’s natural supply of collagen

and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining skin firmness and resilience. A series of regular treatments will provide the best results.

What Can I Expect?

No special preparation is necessary. Simply arrive to your appointment on time, relax, and enjoy the treatment. Your skin care professional will cleanse your skin and may also apply a serum or other facial products to enhance the benefits of your session, depending on your goals and the range of treatments offered.

The LED device will be positioned on your skin, or up to a few inches away. Your eyes will be covered so that the light does not bother you. Relax and rest while the glow of the LEDs bathes your skin.

T ypically, no sensation is felt. Some

people may feel a slight tingling, or see flashes in their vision temporarily as a result of having a light source close to their face. Keeping your eyes closed and covered during the treatment will help avoid this.

LED therapy can help maintain healthy skin.

Try This Breathing Exercise

Anne Williams

Do you ever find yourself unconsciously holding your breath when you’re tense? This can cause tension to build in your body and may let the chest collapse, leading to misalignment.

Proper breathing provides oxygen to the muscles and body, helps you stay relaxed and centered, and even helps you maintain correct body alignment throughout your day.

You can also use breathwork as part of a stress-reduction program by following this progressive relaxation exercise.

1. Begin by lying in a comfortable position without crossing your arms or legs, and focus on your breathing to

create a slow, deep pattern. Inhale through your nose while counting to 10 and expanding your abdomen. Hold the breath for one second, and exhale through your nose on the count of 10. Inhale and exhale in this pattern five times.

2. Beginning with your head, tense your facial muscles as tightly as possible and count to five. Release the muscles completely, and sense the muscles feeling heavy and still. Work down your entire body, tensing muscle groups and then relaxing them. After the head, move to the neck, chest, arms and hands, abdomen, back, thighs and gluteals, lower legs, and feet.

3. After relaxing each set of muscles,

mentally scan your body for any areas of remaining tension and ask those areas to relax completely.

4. Repeat the slow breathing exercise.

5. Gently begin to move your body to come out of the deeply relaxed state.

Try using progressive relaxation directly before or after your sessions, directly before bed, or at any time during the day as a pick-me-up. Focus on taking full, deep, even, rhythmic breaths. With a little practice, you can become more aware of your own breathing patterns and use breathwork effectively as you move throughout your day.

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Welcome to Today

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Health, Helping One Another | Comments Off on Welcome to Today

From Lori Gosselin

“Here you are – 24 pristine hours – just for you! You are free to do with them what you will. You can enjoy this day or you can miss it completely. You can carry into it bad memories of the past and nurse them, or you can fill it with dreams for the future, painting them in all their glory. You can submerge yourself into the Gift of the present; just being alive! You enter into the day without any awareness at all that this could be the day you change someone’s life with a smile or word, this could be the day you turn a corner you’ve wanted to turn, or the day you learn something that will fill your life with a whole new excitement and enthusiasm. This could be an ordinary day when you need an ordinary day, or it could be an extraordinary one [those are good too]. Even though you may believe you know what the day will bring, you do not know, not for sure. All you can know at its dawning is what you Intend for it. All you can decide now is whether to enjoy or squander it. Both choices are acceptable, though in any certain day, one choice will bring you more joy than the other. You get to decide. But when it’s over it’s over and Saturday April 5, 2015 will never ever BE for you or I again. No renewals, no rain checks, no extensions!”

So what is Tyrosinase Anyway?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Products, Skin Care | Comments Off on So what is Tyrosinase Anyway?

Seems to me that everywhere you turn there is a product claiming lots of tyrosinase inhibitors. Ever wonder what tyrosinase is and why it needs inhibiting?

Tyrosinase is an enzyme[1] held in the skin of mammals. It is the only enzyme absolutely required for melanin[2] production.

The more active the tyrosinase, the more melanin production. This is good for our natural skin color. In fact, the condition of albinism is caused by a lack of tyrosinase.

It’s also nice when tanning. However, as the skin damages from the effects of the sun or hormones then skin coloring becomes uneven. We get “age spots”. In fact, UV-exposure can increase melanin and thus tyrosinase activity up to 100 fold.

Bottom line, by inhibiting the tyrosinase the signs of sun damage in the form of discolored skin can be reversed.

Products to look for that are good tyrosinase inhibitors are: Arbutin, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Scutellaria Extract, Mulberry Extract, Burner Root Extract, and Melanostat in addition to peeling actions of Glycolic Acid, Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids, and Retinol.

AND, most of all protect yourself from UV rays.

[1] Enzymes are molecules that increase the rate of chemical reactions.

[2] Melanin is what gives us our natural color, our tan and those age spots.

More About Sunscreen

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Health, Products, Skin Care | Comments Off on More About Sunscreen

With summer approaching (summer solstice is June 21st) we need to be particularly mindful of the damage the sun can do while it creates the most pleasurable of days. So I plan on being a nag for a while.

Here are some fun facts:

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor – the higher a sunscreen’s
SPF value, the more it protects against the UV rays that cause the dreaded leathering of the skin, wrinkles, discoloration and other undesirable effects. An SPF 15 may absorb more than 93% of UVB radiation, and SPF 30 may protect you from 97%. There is no requirement at this time for products to rate their protection from UBA radiation.

Sunscreens are as good as it gets. There’s no such thing as a total sun block – Some UV rays will sneak through whatever is applied. So use good sense when going out in the sun.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that sunscreens contain oxybenzone, cinnamates, sulisobenzone, salicylates titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and avobenzone (Parsol 1789). Except for the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, these are chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the UV rays or radiation that hit them. Physical sunscreens reflect and scatter UV radiation. The following chart by researcher, Virginia Culler of Bryn Mawr College, provides information on how each type of sunscreen performs:

(Parsol 1789)
(para-aminobenzoic acid)
(Octyl dimethyl paba)
Titanium Dioxide
Zinc oxide
(including transparent)

From this chart you can see that physical sunscreens are more effective as overall sun protection. Also, there is evidence the very chemical sunscreens recommended by the AAD, are not only less effective than their physical counterparts, but may be harmful as carcinogens (the chemicals are absorbed into the body) and other health problems.

So here’s what I think – get a good sunscreen that is high in titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide and has some of the chemical absorbers also. I haven’t been out just to bask in the sun in over a decade. When my 5-year old granddaughter came for a visit, she wanted to go to the beach (with a 5-year old you know that we spent the day). Off we went after a liberal application of an SPF30 with 20.5% zinc oxide and hats. I reapplied the sunscreen every 2 hours. We were at the beach (you get 25% more sun magnification from the sand) from 10 a.m. until 3. Neither one of us were burned excepting for a spot on my back that I missed and there I was really burned (ouch).

The good news there was no damage to our skin, the bad news this stuff tends to white you out and is difficult to spread and work into the skin. The good news is that my skin and the baby skin of my granddaughter was saved!!

Hydra-brasion is Great For All Skin Types

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Corrective Treatments, HydraDermabrasion, Microdermabrasion | Comments Off on Hydra-brasion is Great For All Skin Types

Microdermabrasion exfoliation with hydrating results

Microdermabrasion exfoliation with hydrating results

Hydra-brasion (wet/dry microdermabrasion) is ideal for all skin types. This ‘state of the art’ process targets hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, congested pores, and mild acne. The service takes 30 – 45 minutes and you leave with a natural glow and no redness.

Wet/Dry Microdermabrasion (Hydra-brasion) combines crystal free microdermabrasion for gentle and effective exfoliation to remove makeup, debris and dead skin cells. Vacuum technology for increased circulation and pore cleansing. And, strategic application of a gentle peel and serums for soft, radiant, hydrated and glowing skin.

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The Perfect 10 (Minute Skincare Routine

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Products, Skin Care | Comments Off on The Perfect 10 (Minute Skincare Routine

(null)Every woman wants flawless skin. However, some believe they don’t have the time to dedicate to a proper skincare routine. Instead, they may rely on using an abundance of makeup to cover up problem areas. Of course, this is just a “band aid” that doesn’t address underlying skin concerns.

Sound familiar?

The good news is that achieving beautiful skin doesn’t have to take forever. As a matter of fact, it can take only minutes—ten to be exact. Five minutes at night and five minutes in the morning is all the time you need. So get your stopwatch ready and be prepared to marvel at your skin, because we’re about to tell you how you can have the perfect skincare routine in just 10 minutes a day.

Ready, set, go!

Cleanse and Exfoliate: 1 Minute
Start your routine off by cleansing and exfoliating your skin. Luckily, most cleansers will both clean and exfoliate, thus eliminating an entire step. For acne prone skin, use the Clear Cell salicylic gel cleanser to eliminate excess oil and gently exfoliate dead skin cells. For dull and aging skin, you’ll want to use the Ageless total facial cleanser that uses glycolic acid to exfoliate, along with pH balancing elements to tone. Whichever cleanser you decide to use, just be sure to choose one that is specific to your skin type and gently massage it in for a full minute.

Treat: 3 minutes
Next, you will apply a treatment(s) specific to your skin concern and allow time for the product to penetrate the skin before proceeding. For acne prone skin, you can use the Clear Cell salicylic clarifying tonic, a skin clarifier designed to remove excess oil and bacteria, while using natural elements to reduce inflammation. For aging or sun-damaged skin, apply the Ageless total anti-aging serum with vectorize-technology to smooth out fine lines while illuminating the skin. There is also the Ageless total pure hyaluronic filler, which will plump and fill those fine lines and wrinkles. Just remember, IMAGE products are designed to work together, so don’t be afraid to use more than one treatment.

Moisturize and Protect: 1 minutes
Whether you are off to work, or getting ready to hit the sheets, you’ll want to make sure your face is moisturized. In the morning, use the Prevention + daily matte moisturizer SPF 32 as a means to not only moisturize and protect your skin, but also as an excellent primer before makeup application. At night, use the Ageless total repair crème, which exfoliates and repairs while you sleep. Be sure to fully rub in the moisturizer, and if you’re fast, then you may just have a few seconds to spare.
Get into the habit of following the above steps each day — both once in the morning and once in the evening (10 minutes total) — for a solid and effective skincare routine.

blog courtesy of Image Skin Care

Day Time Moisturizers

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Products, Skin Care | Comments Off on Day Time Moisturizers

Its morning and you’re getting ready for a busy day. You’ve cleansed, toned, applied the appropriate serum(s) – Now it’s time for the finishing touch – the moisturizer.

Day moisturizers, although lighter, function similarly to evening moisturizers. They seal in all that good treatment while adding hydration. However, day moisturizers must perform one more important function – protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. These rays come from the direct sunlight as well as through windows and indoor lighting particularly fluorescent lighting.

Your hydrator/moisturizer/sunscreen should be applied every day, rain or shine. Be sure to catch the ears, neck and décolleté.

As a side note: did you know that applying cologne or perfume to the décolleté can make that area sun sensitive causing hyperpigmentation and other sun damage? So spray your fragrance where the sun doesn’t shine.

I carry 3 day moisturizers, all with sunscreen. Two have an SPF 25 and one is an SPF 30.

pHaze 6+ is for normal to dry and mature skin. pHaze 7 is less heavy for normal to oily skin. Both of those are SPF 25.

pHaze 30 is a face and body hydrator with SPF 30. It is great for using on the face when you’re going to be out in the sun for a while, say at the soccer game.

Evening Moisturizers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Products, Skin Care | Comments Off on Evening Moisturizers

Now you know how to cleanse, tone, scrub and mask your skin. You know the value of serums. Now its time for the finishing touch – the moisturizer.

Let’s begin with the evening moisturizer. You’ve cleansed, toned and applied the appropriate serum(s) now you want to seal in all that good treatment while adding hydration. Enter the evening moisturizer.

Evening moisturizers are generally heavier than those for day wear. While sleeping the skin temperature is cooler, skin cells are recovering and renewing themselves. All this activity makes the skin more receptive to richer more emollient products. The evening moisturizer is there to feed and hydrate the skin while in the recovery mode.

In addition to humectants the evening moisturizer should contain antioxidants.

I carry 6 evening moisturizers so that all skin conditions can be addressed from dryness, to a need for plumping and collagen building, to lighter moisturizers for oily skin or skin that needs healing and, of course, there are evening products for mature skin or skin that is exposed to harsh or cold climates.

Remember it only takes a little bit, but the results over time can be impressive.

As a side note: scientific study published in 2001 Journal of Investigative Dermatology* shows that sleep deprivation disrupts skin barrier function homeostasis making the skin vulnerable to premature aging and some skin diseases.

Eat Right To Look Beautiful

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in General, Health, Skin Care | Comments Off on Eat Right To Look Beautiful















The next time you find yourself staring mindlessly into the fridge, why not let your skin, rather than your stomach, inspire your snacking decision. Celeste Naude, researcher and dietician at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, suggests you pay as much attention to your overall nutrition as you do to stocking up on beauty products. “Beauty isn’t all about going to a beauty clinic or getting a facial. It has a more holistic approach-the treatment needs to be from the outside as well as the inside,” adds Mumbai-based dermatologist, Dr Rohini Wadhwani.

However, “There are no specific foods that result in healthy, glowing skin,” says Naude. “It’s better to look at nutrient intake as part of your total diet. By focussing on single nutrients, you’re ignoring the complexity of the role of food.” Nutrients, she explains, work in unison and are often dependent on one another to function effectively-so for you to reap the real benefits you need to bag the full monty.

Some important nutrients for skin health: Vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C and E, zinc and selenium. Deficiencies in these have been shown to cause skin problems, but we can get enough of them in a varied diet. So we’ve dished up a pantry full of suggestions to help solve all your skin worries.

Acne is one of those skin issues that often accompanies you beyond high school and can haunt you well into your 30s. And when it pops up, it often raises some questions about how balanced your diet really is. A healthy diet is vital for your skin to function at its best. However, it’s more likely to be your hormones that are producing excess androgen (the breakout culprits), not just the food you eat.

Your mantra: Watch your hormones and your diet.
While chocolates and sugary foods have a bad rep, they alone don’t cause breakouts. That doesn’t mean something else you’re snacking on isn’t to blame. If you have recurrent breakouts, keep a food diary to try and pinpoint what might be triggering the problem and share this with your dermatologist. “Dairy products, more than any other food, are linked to acne. But any food, which is high in glycaemic index like sugary treats, fats and carbohydrates can also potentially trigger acne,” says Dr Rashmi Shetty, founder of RA Skin and Aesthetics, Mumbai. So, what about the added hormones in the food we consume? “Growth hormones and oestrogen can affect the skin’s condition. It’s speculated that these additives contribute to the development of acne caused by hormonal imbalances,” says Dr Dagmar Whitaker, a Cape Town dermatologist. Where possible, eat freerange and organic food and research on your butcher’s meat source.

Dullness and tired looking skin often go hand in hand, but it’s dark circles, puffy bags and bloodshot eyes that really make you want to call a duvet day. And maybe that’s just what you need. “Research has shown that an overload of stress can affect our skin’s health leading to an uneven skin tone, dark circles and accelerated ageing,” says Dr Jamuna Pai, a Mumbai-based cosmetologist.

Your mantra: Drink more water, eat less salt and avoid smoking.
Get enough rest (at least 7-8 hours of sound sleep every day) to help prevent puffy and/or bloodshot eyes, dark circles and a pale, drab complexion. Snoozing aside, something as benign as salt could be the culprit here. It’s time to retrain your taste buds. “Avoid too much salt in your diet and keep your body well-hydrated by drinking enough water regularly. This maintains the balanced hydration needed for efficient removal of waste products-a process that will also help prevent puffiness,” says Naude. “Don’t deprive the skin of vital nutrients and oxygen making it dull and lifeless by smoking. Smoking releases harmful free radicals that weaken the collagen and elastin fibres of the skin structure leading to premature wrinkles,” warns Pai.

If you’re looking a little rosier and more sensitive than usual, take stock of your last meal and alcohol intake. “Rosacea, is a form of skin sensitivity that causes a persistent redness on the face, can be worsened by certain foods like caffeine, prawns, sweeteners, preservatives, food colouring, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and foods high in histamine which trigger an inflammatory response like tomatoes, sauerkraut, tofu, Parmesan cheese, egg plant, champagne and beer,” explains Dr Rekha Sheth, the founder of Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India.

Your mantra: Listen to your body; lose the additives.
So, apart from the obvious flushing of your skin, what are the other symptoms to watch for? “An itching sensation in the mouth and difficulty swallowing and breathing are other sure-fire clues that you have a particular food allergy,” says Dr Anushka Reddy, owner of Medi-Sculpt Clinic, Johannesburg. Other symptoms of allergies and intolerances include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Food preservatives, colouring, MSG and some sweeteners increase skin sensitivity for those already battling with rosacea. “Some sugar replacement products can cause noticeable flushing in 30 per cent of people who suffer from rosacea,” says Reddy.

A lacklustre complexion has the same effect as dressing like your mother-it makes you look a lot older than you really are. Unfortunately, as we mature, that youthful glow inevitably begins to fade. To brighten up, Naudé recommends you enlist the help of nutrient-dense and wholefoods. Nutrient-dense foods are those that provide us with significant amounts of vitamins and minerals and relatively fewer calories, such as fruits and vegetables or low-fat and fat-free dairy. Vegetables and fruits are also super sources of anti-oxidants that have been proven to help protect and repair our skin.

Your mantra: Eat more real food, pop fewer pills.
If your skin is as dull as (The Curious Case of) Benjamin Button, it’s clear you need to spend more time in the fresh-produce aisle. “Anti-oxidants are substances in food which prevent free radical destruction of cells and the oxidative damage that promotes ageing,” says Wadhwani. So, what should you add to your shopping list? Look out for pomegranates, prunes, blueberries, blackberries, purple cabbage, kale, sprouts, kiwi fruit, asparagus, spinach, oranges, apples and watercress that have anti-oxidants. Naude also recommends you derive anti-oxidants from natural food sources, rather than in supplement form. “Studies have found that certain supplements may actually have a negative impact on health. Supplemental beta-carotene, Vitamin A and E may increase mortality, while the potential roles of Vitamin C and selenium on mortality need further study.”

Parched skin

That dry, crepe-like feeling is a common cause of premature ageing. To turn back the clock you need to tackle it on two levels: make sure you’re drinking enough water and take a careful look at your diet. “Eating healthy and drinking fluids frequently, even if you aren’t particularly thirsty. It is the most effective way to promote skin health and prevent pre-mature ageing,” says Sheth.

Your mantra: More good fluids, less bad booze.
Green with envy over Deepika Padukone’s porcelain complexion? The odds are that she listens to the beauty experts’ number one rule and hits the H2O often.

Fluids promote optimal cell renewal for a dewy look and help to clear the body of waste products. “Aim for at least eight glasses of plain water every day and then top up with more water or other fluids and hydrating foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.” says Naude. If you struggle to get glasses of plain water down, try sipping unsweetened herbal tea or add orange, lemon, sliced berries or fresh mint to your water to add the flavour. And before you start celebrating your new skin strategy with a bottle of bubbly, remember that too much alcohol will further cause dehydrated skin. You’d rather replenish it.

Anti-oxidant 101
Need inspiration to up your anti-oxidant intake? Add these ingredient swaps to your shopping list.

If you love: red berries such as strawberries and raspberries Switch to: cherries, plums and blackcurrants

Dried fruits
If you love: apricots Switch to: dates and prunes

If you love: red peppers and beetroot Switch to: artichokes, red cabbage and ginger

Nuts & seeds
If you love: peanuts and walnuts Switch to: pecans, pistachios and sunflower seeds

If you love: cinnamon Switch to: cloves and oregano

Thanks to for the original posting of this article, we really loved it!


You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Corrective Treatments, Facials, Products, Services | 0 comments

Results in 2 weeks with in studio treatment and at home products

* Results in 2 weeks with in studio treatment and at home products


Visible signs of aging can show up around the eyes with wrinkles, sagging, puffiness and dehydration. An aged eye area can make a person look much older than they truly are, making it an area many are looking to correct.

Correcting the  visible signs of aging in the eye area requires addressing multiple conditions at once. Including:

dark circles
sagging upper eyelids

Most products address only one or two of these concerns. However, I offer in studio multifaceted treatments that when coupled with at home care products from my product bar will deliver excellent visible results.

*article excerpted from PCA Skin

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