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Banish summer breakouts

FullSizeRender (1)Summer is in full swing and so is the blazing sun that we all love so much! Boat rides and barbecues demand we protect our skin – here’s our foolproof way to maintain your radiant youthful complexion while enjoying all that the summer has to offer whether at home or in the office!

Prevent icky summer breakouts by following these easy steps:

At Home:

Step 1: Cleanse your skin! Reboot with Revision Brightening Wash ( which helps exfoliate dead skin cells, brightens the skin with Vitamin C and has antioxidant benefits that will get your skin glowing!

Step 2: Mask Time! Sit back and Relax with May Lindstrom’s ( amazing Problem Solver Correcting Masque! Antioxidant rich in raw cacao and healing bamboo charcoal, your tired skin cells will get back to circulating! This mask helps detoxify and open up your pores – it also smells delicious enough to eat!

Step 3: Protection! Now that we’ve cleansed and purified we have to protect ourselves from the sun’s glares! A non-comedogenic sunscreen like Revision Intellishade (SPF 45) ( shields and moisturizes your skin while also giving coverage – this revitalizing sunscreen comes tinted with a mineral base that helps blend and minimize pores!

At Spa:

Depending on your skin needs there are a variety of solutions to keep your skin safe. Our favorite summer time services are below!


Cleaning the skin is of utmost importance! Extractions and steaming help unclog your pores and allow your skin to breathe! Combined with a salicylic peel (which helps slough off all dead skin, leaving behind a smooth beautiful complexion) your skin is ready for the next step! MAX 7 LED Light (link to my site) therapy helps your skin to purify, reduces any redness left behind and relaxes you as pores and sun damage begin to minimize.

Most importantly…

You must remember to take care of yourself both inside and out! Negative dietary habits can have an unpleasant reaction with your skin. Keeping an eye on intake of alcohol along with dairy, wheat and sugar is incredibly important! Both dairy and sugar cause spikes in certain pimple producing hormones. Awaken your diet with antioxidant rich greens like spinach and kale while replenishing with water and green tea!

Enjoy summer & take back your health!

Best Beauty Tip for that Summer Glow

Best Beauty Tip for that Summer Glow

Best Beauty Tip for that Summer GlowWith every beauty article churned out, we know a million and one ways to keep your skin poreless and clean. Oils, masks, serums, moisturizers – the list never ends!

But how do you get that radiant glow?

As time ticks by and we age, the process of cell regeneration starts to slow down. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of your skin, it can leave skin looking rough, dull and dry. To restore that youthful glow you must exfoliate! Read more…

Why Your Acne Is Worse In The Winter and What Treatments May Help

acne treatmentYou’re an adult woman. You shouldn’t have to deal with acne breakouts anymore. You take good care of your complexion. Why is it that whenever the cold air starts moving in and the holidays are just around the corner, your skin decides it’s time for a massive breakout?

Winter Dryness Causes the Skin to Produce More Oil

As the temperature drops and cold weather grips the nation, there is actually less moisture in the air. Your skin starts to dry out from the lack of moisture which causes your sebaceous oil glands to kick into overdrive. The oil is meant to help moisturize the skin and restore its natural balance. However, sometimes as the sebaceous oils move from the glands to the surface, they collect dead skins cells which become trapped in the follicular ducts. The result is the formation of pimples and the inevitable acne breakout.

Steps You Can Take At Home to Help

There are some simple steps at home you can take to help improve your skin in the winter. First, always use a moisturizer on your skin. In addition, change your pillowcase every 2-3 days. As you sleep, oils from your hair and face are transferred to your pillowcase, which in turn transfer back to your skin. Finally, take an oral vitamin everyday such as Omega-3 Fatty Acids or Flax Seed Oil to help level out your skin’s oil production. These vitamins help give your complexion positive oils.  

Seek Professional Help

For many women, the dry stale air of winter simply proves too much for their skin. Despite following a daily moisturizing regimen and carefully caring for their skin, they still find themselves suffering from breakouts. Many women tend to isolate themselves and become extremely unhappy with their appearance during a breakout. There is no reason to needlessly suffer. A doctor or dermatologist can offer many acne treatments to help restore your smooth, radiant skin.

Dr. Leslie Gerstman, is a highly trained professional whose affiliations include the American Holistic Medical Association, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the International Medical Spa Association, the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, and the MedSpa Society. Dr. Gerstman recommends such services as a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, a chemical peel, or microdermabrasion.

To view some of her proven results, visit her before and after page which features pictures of actual women who have undergone treatment. Her caring and compassionate approach to skin care will have you out and about ready to enjoy the holiday season in not time.

The Only 2 Anti-Aging Products You Need

The markets are flooded with thousands of anti-aging  products claiming to be the next great fountain of youth.  Lotions and options with exotic ingredients and  savvy packaging are constantly fighting for our attention.  As tempting as they all are, your anti-aging products should be science based.

1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!!

More than 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun. People who use sunscreen daily show 24% less skin aging then those who do not use daily sunscreen.

 I am continually shocked when my new clients tell me they don’t use sunscreen.  It’s not fancy, it’s not expensive yet it works!

Get yourself a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 45+ and use it daily. You can thank me later:)  My current sunscreen of choice is Intellishade by Revision. It has an SPF of 45 yet feels and smells like a lovely tinted moisturizer.

2. Retinol

Retinol or Vitamin A  is the most powerful and well researched anti-aging ingredient on the market.  It  restores normal cell turnover and builds collagen. The end result is a more even complexion, restoration of dull dehydrated skin,  diminished acne breakouts, wrinkle reduction and gorgeous skin.

The key to using retinol is to slowly build up to an optimal percentage of  0.5-1.0%. (Equivalent to .05-0.1 % Retin-A)  Initial flaking and dryness are normal. Just stay hydrated and go slowly. Your skin will eventually build up a tolerance.

I love the retinols from Cosmedix  . They are encapsulated to minimize irritation and range from  .01-.1%

dangerous ingredients in skin care

Top 5 Dangerous Skin Care Ingredients To Stay Away From

As the body’s biggest organ, the skin constitutes the most important defense against everything nature throws at you. However, sometimes it’s not nature that’s trying to get you, but rather the personal hygiene, beauty and skin care products that you apply on your skin that are responsible for the damage. While you might think they are safe, the truth is that ever since the FDA granted the self-regulatory right to the cosmetic industry, the market has been flooded with products that contain ingredients harmful for your skin and your health. Following is a list of the dangerous chemical ingredients to avoid when shopping for your cosmetic or skin care products.

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Vitamin A information

Retinol And Your Skin – How Does This Miracle Nutrient Help Improve Your Epidermis?

As skin ages, it looses its inherent Vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A’s primary role is to normalize a multitude of skin functions and correct the potential skin conditions that develop as a result of aging. One of Vitamin A’s tasks involves thickening and stimulating the dermis, namely the area where collagen and elastin are secreted. It also helps normalize the topmost layer if skin, the epidermis.  A smooth epidermis allows light to bounce off without scattering. Put simply, Vitamin A creates glowing skin!

Vitamin A treats many conditions

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Tired Of Waking Up With Puffy Eyes? Try Ultherapy, Botox, and Belotero

Irrespective of the fact that some people get plenty of sleep and even stick to the recommended sleeping program, they wake up with puffy and tired looking eyes. Simply put, even though they got their night’s rest, the massively puffed bags under their eyes along with the dreary dark circles scream they’re tired and sleep deprived.


If you’re sick and tired of looking sick and tired you have options. Let’s summarize three of the most efficient non-surgical procedures you can try today, Ultherapy, Botox, Belotero

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Top 3 Beauty Breakthroughs Of 2014: Ultherapy, DermaPen, Coolsculpting

The beauty industry is always trying to accommodate to the modern woman’s needs and deliver products that fit their hectic lifestyles perfectly. From time efficiency to cost and effectiveness, 2014 is off to a good start and promises to be one of the best years yet in the realm of anti-aging. Combining the latest technology with the most effective active ingredients known so far, here are the top three beauty breakthroughs worthy of a spot in the mythical Fountain of Youth.


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Shhhhh…Botox Can Treat More Than Wrinkles –

Botox is the most popular anti aging treatment. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses in a given area in order to relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles and it is especially effective for correcting angry lines, worry lines and crow’s feet. While everyone knows that the purified form of botulinum toxin A is an efficient wrinkle treatment,  Botox treats more than just wrinkles.

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winter protection for the skin

Protect Your Skin From The Cold And Dry Winds Of Old Man Winter!

By now, most of us know that the weather can affect the health and appearance of our skin. Aspects such as lack of moisture in the air and low temperature can wreak havoc on sensitive skin and lead to conditions that can’t be treated unless you follow a lengthy and thorough skin care regimen.

At its worse, the skin exposed to cold temperatures and dry air becomes painful, blotchy, red, itchy and tight. With the central heating cranked up to the max indoors and the freezing temperatures outside, you’re very likely to wake up with chapped lips, flaky skin and red patches. Not to mention that acne breakouts are also very common occurrences in harsh winter weather.

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