Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Heat Wave

Where has the time gone? I can't believe I haven't blogged since May! Its been busy busy around here. My summer ad came out and I've been bombarded with appointments. Can't complain about that! The hot ticket seems to be brazilian bikini waxes. For $35, who can beat that deal. And with the heat wave we're having in the desert, I can see why. I'm headed off to the beach myself this weekend for a little r&r. I'll be loading up on the sunscreen and my favorite SPF hat. I still do chemical peels on my skin in the summer so I have to make sure I cover my face. Looking forward to playing in the water and squishing my feet in the sand (a great exfoliator, especially for your heels!)Stay cool and stay protected from the sun. Remember the biggest cause of aging is sun damage.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eat Your Wrinkles Away

Click on this great article below I came across about which foods and drinks can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Eat Your Wrinkles Away

An esthetician can only do so much for a person's skin in the treatment room. The use of good products suitable for your specific skin type and condition are key to healthy skin, but so is your diet. During a skin consultation where you fill out a form about your skin and eating habits, be honest. We can tell by looking through our 5x magnifying glass if you really do drink as much water as you say.
There are some great skin care products out there that can help improve the condition of your skin, but that is only part of it. We need you to do your part too. Eat and drink healthy, follow your skin care protocol, and come in for maintenance facials. With the combination of these three things, your skin will look and feel younger. And who wouldn't want that!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crazy for Quinoa

Quinoa ( Say:Keen-wa)
I've been telling everyone I know about my new favorite thing to eat, Quinoa. I eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It can be eaten cold or hot, by itself or in an entree.
Quinoa is high in fiber, a good source of iron, and has all eight essential amino acids. This whole grain has 7g of protein in just 1/4 cup, which is a great substitution for vegetarians and is naturally gluten free.
Quinoa has been called the "Mother Grain of the Andes." It comes from Bolivia, grown in the high altitudes and has been the Inca's main source of food.
You can get Quinoa at most major markets and health stores. Costco also now sells it in 64oz. bags.

Try this dish for a satisfying breakfast:
Boil 2 cups water then add 1c. Quinoa and cover and simmer for 10-15 min.
When finished place 1 c. cooked Quinoa in a bowl, add your desired amount of milk, dried fruit (optional) ,and sweetener (honey or agave nectar are good choices). And enjoy!

healthy eating=healthy skin

Monday, May 10, 2010

Revamp Your Products

The Specials of the Month features PCA skincare products. Purchase a buy one get one free facial and receive 20% off all skin care products. This is the perfect opportunity to revamp that dull, lifeless, skin. A facial will increase circulation and stimulate the skin. Your skin will be more hydrated and your skincare products will work more effectively. Getting on a proper skin care regimen will help improve your skin's tone and texture. I find that so many clients are using the wrong products for their skin type. With this months special, you can get the proper treatment for your skin without breaking the bank.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May/June Specials

My new ad just arrived in Clipper Magazine! A new waxing special was added for these upcoming hot summer days! Buy two waxings and get one free. Can't beat that. Maybe its time to try out a Brazilian bikini wax or how about shaping those unruly eyebrows. And still a great deal for facials. Buy one get one free. $100 off permanent makeup. Imagine getting out of the pool, lake, or ocean with your makeup still on. Look fabulous without even trying!
No coupon needed. So get out your phones and start dialing. Make your appointment today!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SPF Hats

Even with sunscreen on, we still need that added protection. Living in the desert, a hat is a must have for me. I love all the SPF clothing that is out now. Its becoming more and more stylish. Check out these websites for some great SPF 30 sun hats:

Many of the hats are even physician endorsed, which means the hats block up to 98% of the harmful UVA and UVB rays and are UPF 50+ rated (equivalent to SPF 30)

You can also check your local sports shops (Sports Chalet, Sports Authority) for SPF hats and clothing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sun Savvy

As I finished giving one of my clients a chemical peel, I began to go over the after care protocol with her. My one thing I stressed to her was SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN. She told me she doesn't wear it during the week because she works indoors. Unfortunately I've heard this excuse before. We need sunscreen every day, even if we work indoors. When you're driving to your job or school ,you're being exposed. When you run outside to grab the mail ,you're being exposed. Even on cloudy days, your skin is exposed to UV rays. Unless you're home sick and won't be leaving the house all day, make sure you apply your sunscreen. Makeup that contains an SPF is not enough for those sunny days either.
Some tips for applying sunscreen:
  • Apply a generous amount(about the size of a quarter)

  • Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before exposure to sun

  • Don't forget your neck, declotte and ears

  • Reapply 2-4 hours after you're in the sun

  • Reapply immediately after swimming or excessive sweating

For those of you who drive, don't forget about applying sunscreen to your hands and arms. Who wants sunspots on our hands! After applying sunscreen, wearing a hat is still a good idea.Preferably a wide brimmed hat that covers your entire face and neck. Sunglasses are also a must have to prevent crows feet around the eyes.

Remember sun damage is the biggest cause of aging. So lets lather up!