Why Can’t I Use My Facial Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

Why Can’t I Use My Facial Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

Why Can’t I Use My Facial
Moisturizer Around My Eyes?

It would seem only logical to use just your facial moisturiser, doesn’t it? But as we discussed last time, this area has the thinnest skin on the body and is also the most sensitive.

If you’ve ever experienced stinging, burning, or watery eyes after applying a facial moisturizer around your eye area, then you already know what we’re talking about. It’s just too irritating!

Only ophthalmologists tested and approved eye cremes should be applied to this delicate area. Just like facial moisturizers, eye cremes were created to tackle specific problems like dark circles, puffiness and to reduce fine eye lines and wrinkles.

But there is another reason to steer clear of heavy facial moisturizers. Have you ever experienced little bumps around your eyes? These are called milia, skin cells that are trapped in small pockets near the surface of the skin.

This happens because the eye area has very few oil glands. If your facial products are too rich, they can greatly contribute to this nasty little problem. Very hard and seed-like, milia are also very difficult to remove.

That’s why using products especially formulated for this sensitive area just makes sense. It’s the key to preventing this unsightly problem.

Got questions? We’re happy to answer them!

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Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Why We Will Never, EVER Cut Your Cuticles!

Have you ever heard of a nail salon cutting a person’s cuticles? Yes, sadly, it happens all too often.

The truth is you should never cut them! Why?

Cuticles have an extremely important function. They protect you from infection by preventing bacteria and fungus from getting into your body.

When cuticles are cut that barrier is gone.

Don’t cut them!

With our professional manicures, we will push back your cuticles, but we won’t cut them. It’s just not safe.

For dry, rough cuticles, which are an indication of dry hands, we will apply cuticle oil while filing your nails to soften them. Or, if your hands are very dry, we may encourage you to add a paraffin dip to your service.

Regular manicures and follow up home care are the best ways to keep your cuticles from becoming a problem.

To prevent hangnails and promote the health of your hands, get regular professional manicures. They will keep your hands and nails healthy, while making you feel more confident and prettier!

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When Your Legs Hurt During Pregnancy (And What To Do About It)

When Your Legs Hurt During Pregnancy (And What To Do About It)

When Your Legs Hurt During Pregnancy
(And What To Do About It)

In the later stages of pregnancy it’s not uncommon for women to experience leg pain, as well as swelling hands, feet, and ankles.

That’s because there is an enormous demand placed on a woman’s circulatory system. Blood volume can increase by as much as 50%! But blood flow to her legs becomes sluggish, putting her at risk for blood clots.

Legs can also hurt because of an expanded uterus and a growing baby resting on the sciatic nerve. Warm baths, swimming, and pelvic tilts ease the discomfort, but turn to pregnancy massage for greater relief.

As certified pregnancy massage therapists, we love impending motherhood so much we took advanced training beyond the national massage certification.

It’s our passion to safely ease the common discomforts of pregnancy, like hurting legs, an aching back, and swelled hands, feet, and ankles.

In our safe, loving hands, pregnancy massage reduces leg pain, and many other discomforts of pregnancy. It also increases oxygen in your blood, which delivers more nutrients to you and your baby.

Pregnancy massage also stimulates your body’s natural painkillers, endorphins. It helps relieve anxiety or depression, and tones muscles. There are so many benefits to pregnancy massage that we can’t list them all here.

You can be assured that under the experienced hands of one of our certified pregnancy massage therapists you and your baby are receiving nurturing, physical support for a healthy birth, while easing the discomforts of a dramatically changing body.

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Skin Care Excuse Hall Of Fame

Excuse #3: “It’s Too Late For Me To Do Anything About My Wrinkles!”

Excuse #3: “It’s Too Late For Me
To Do Anything About My Wrinkles!”

Excuse #3: “It’s Too Late For Me To Do Anything About My Wrinkles!”

Okay, this excuse has our knickers in a twist! Why?

Well, that’s easy. We live in a world with incredible advancements in absolutely everything from computers to skin care. That’s why our ability to rejuvenate skin that’s “too late” for any help is remarkable.

The products we offer, as well as our treatments, are living proof that you can look younger at any age!

Bottom line: It’s never too late to turn back the hands of time.

Even if you’ve spent a lifetime neglecting your skin, it’s very quick to respond to the right care. It’s a lot like watering a wilted flower. That certainly doesn’t mean you have to spend hours on your skin each day.

You do, however, need to spend a few minutes each day nurturing it with products that were made for your specific skin type. And if you want more advanced treatments to complement your skin care, we have them.

The last thing you want to do is give up! So, don’t. We can tailor a skincare regimen just for your busy lifestyle. It’s never too late to look and feel beautiful!

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How To Get Your Skin To Take A Deep Breath!

Sun, fun, and getting tipsy are all part of the holiday season. That also means it places additional stress on your skin.

Dehydration, dead skin build up and breakouts can be particularly troublesome causing your skin to lose its glow, and dare we say, add a few lines and wrinkles?

Well, we can’t let such a busy time of year do that! First, we recommend that you take time to breathe! Stress can cause you to breathe very shallow, and that means dull skin.

Next, get a series of facials that infuse oxygen into your skin. This little miracle worker works wonders!

Oxygen fights those nasty free radicals that sun exposure, stress, and aging produce. It also plumps up your skin so that it looks and feels smoother.

Oxygen facials also infuse your skin with vitamins and minerals, which help to protect and actually improve the look of your skin.

While on the beach or by the pool, enjoy it with antioxidant, sunscreen protection, and a hat please.

Then schedule regular oxygen facials to counteract the sun’s aging effects. (There’s absolutely no reason to look like a prune face!)

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Dealing With Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is the hardest to maintain.

Medical conditions like lupus, rosacea, eczema and more can cause skin to be extremely sensitive. The skin becomes easily irritated, gets redness and lumps.

Furthermore, sensitive skin can also be oily. This makes it difficult to reduce oil, and acne without causing irritation.

But the good news is, it can be done!

If your sensitive skin is causing you problems, come in for a professional skin diagnosis. One of our highly trained aestheticians will gently and thoroughly examine your skin.

She will talk to you about your everyday routine, the challenges you have had to deal with, and take a look at what’s going on beneath the surface. Along with her professional expertise. she will give you a clearer picture of your skin’s true condition.

From there, your aesthetician can make product and treatment recommendations to help decrease sensitivity.

Having sensitive skin can bring a lot of heartache and expense. The best way to start dealing with it is by getting a professional skin analysis.

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Have You Heard About This?

Have You Heard About This?

Have You Heard About This?

Everyone thought tanning beds were a safe alternative as compared to lying out in the sun. But now we know better.

Malignant melanoma, the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer, is an established risk factor with tanning beds. It seems that this dangerous method for getting an even, bronzed glow also increases the risk of non-melanoma cancers.

That’s why we’re glad to see so many of our clients turning away from artificial and sun baking. Our safe, natural spray tan has no:

– Deadly chemicals
– Alcohols
– Perfumes
– Oils
– Nasty parabens

It’s a lovely, safe way to get just the right amount of golden glow you want without the worry.

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Is There A Link Between Diet And Acne?

Is There A Link Between Diet And Acne?

Is There A Link Between Diet And Acne?

Acne is considered to be the disease of our Western culture. It is virtually non-existent in non-westernized societies where refined carbohydrates and sugar are rarely eaten. Findings from many studies make a strong case for the major role of environmental factors such as diet in creating acne.

How To Treat The Root Cause Of Your Acne

First of all, diet has EVERYTHING to do with your acne. Commonsense will tell you that if all you eat is junk food, then you’re going to have poor health. Garbage in, garbage out.

If you’re already predisposed to acne and eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar, then you will most likely have acne. Refined carbohydrates and sugar (think burgers, fries and a shake) causes a surge of insulin and insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1 in your body.

This surge can lead to an excessive male hormones, which causes your pores to secrete sebum (oil) that attracts acne-promoting bacteria. IGF-1 also causes skin cells known as keratinocytes to multiply. That, too, is a process associated with acne.

What Can You Do?

Sugar in all its many forms is the problem. Radically reducing ALL foods that cause your body to make insulin is the key. That also means grain carbohydrates because they are converted into sugar in your body.

Even if you are consuming healthy, high quality grains, you must remember, they are still a carbohydrate, converting to sugar and raising insulin levels in your body. The point is to replace carbohydrates with vegetable carbohydrates that metabolize more slowly.

Food culprits for growing acne are: bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes and corn.

Other Factors To Consider When Treating Acne

If you’ve been treating your acne with conventional methods like antibiotics, it’s very important to take a probiotic supplement. Antibiotics are well known for killing off ALL bacteria in the gut, and that’s not good. Re-establish a balance by taking a high quality probiotic.

Optimize vitamin D levels. This may come as a surprise but vitamin D is critical to establishing a healthy immune system. And a healthy immune system means virtually controlling any type of infection.

Getting enough sun to turn your skin a very light pink will produce as much as 20,000 IU’s of vitamin D, more than that causes damage to your skin and does NOT produce any more vitamin D.

Professional skin care products and facials designed to assist with the treatment of acne are a must.

There is no comparison between a drug store brand of skin care and the line carried by your esthetician. These products have more active ingredients than drug store brands or multi-level marketing brands, ie, Mary Kay, BeautiControl, Avon. That means results are quicker and longer lasting.

Pair your skin care with facials designed to clear acne. Or rotate facials with lactic acid soft peels. You’ll be amazed at the results.

Reducing carbohydrates, sugar, refined foods and stepping up the quality of your skin care will lead to clear, beautiful skin.

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When Your Skin Is Gasping For Help

Life can be a bit of a whirlwind at times. Family, work, kids, can take up all 24 hours of your day.

And at the end of the day, when you’re all stressed and utterly exhausted, one of the things greatly affected is your skin.

Stress chokes everything about your life, especially your skin. If you see these signs:

  • Deep, dark circles
  • Dull, lifeless skin
  • Gray or sallow skin
  • Blackheads
  • Sudden redness to your skin

You need some time to yourself to relax and take care of your skin.

Even though you’ve heard it time and time again, getting eight hours of good rest is important. That’s when your skin rejuvenates.

Use the right skin care and do use it as prescribed. Don’t let anything keep you from this essential wellness habit.

Get a facial regularly. This will ensure that your skin is obtaining the treatment it needs.

Exfoliate regularly to get rid of the dead skin build up; add vitamin C and peptides to combat stress. It will also lift, brighten, and tone your skin.

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A Saturated Fat That Flattens Your Stomach

A Saturated Fat That Flattens Your Stomach

A Saturated Fat That Flattens Your Stomach

Ugh! It’s the one area that’s the toughest for weight loss—your stomach!

Enter coconut oil. Yes, it’s a saturated fat, but this so-called “bad fat” has a very healthy place for you in your diet.

• It promotes weight loss
• Boosts your metabolism
• Helps you burn fat
• Helps raise the levels of good cholesterol

Coconut oil has been found to lower total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and bad cholesterol. It also contains lauric acid, which converts into monolaurin in your body, a fantastic fungal and bacterial fighting substance.

Look for unrefined virgin or extra virgin coconut oils to get the weight loss and health benefits above.

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