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Exhale. The kid(s) are back in school. The family reunion is done. The big family vacation has been had and memories were made.
That PAUSE? That’s the greatest gift! Now you get to decide what to do with some of that “extra” time you have.
Now what, again? PAMPER!
Take care of yourself, put your best face forward as we go in to the fall and soon *cough cough* the holidays. Here are just a few of our favorite ideas for how to PAMPER:
You deserve to take a few minutes and we would love to help you make the most of that time!
PAUSE & PAMPER
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know? With 5.4 million cases and more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early. These are the most recent statistics from The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Jane Iredale has seven SPF products approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation. Here are some tips and tricks:
PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, SPF 20 or SPF 15: For a soft natural matte bronzing powder with an SPF, choose a deeper shade of PurePressed Base. You will achieve a natural sun-kissed complexion, without the harmful effects of the sun.
Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, SPF 20: By adding a mist of POMMIST Hydration Spray, you will provide a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radical production caused by sun exposure.
Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, SPF 25 or SPF 17: Achieve paparazzi ready complexion, for any indoor or outdoor event with our new Blending/Contouring Brush for a velvety finish. Extremely water-resistant, making this the perfect wedding foundation.
Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 15: For complexion, so smooth it glows, mix Dream Tint and a dime size amount of Golden Shimmer, apply with Blending Brush for a sophisticated radiant effect.
* Are you beach ready? Not unless Powder-Me SPF is in your tote bag! Protect your skin from the harmful sun rays, and enjoy your swim knowing it is water resistant up to 40 minutes *
Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen, SPF 30: Make the application of your sunscreen fun and more glamorous. Add some 24-Karat Gold Dust into the powder to achieve an all-over glistening effect or mix with Tantasia for an instant bronzing to your skin.
Your moisturizer or body lotion has no SPF? Create it by adding a little Powder-Me SPF into your moisturizer or body lotion. Your skin will appear smoother.
Forgot to apply sunscreen, and now you are sunburned? Apply Powder-Me SPF to help calm and soothe the skin.
HandDrink Hand Cream, SPF 15: It is the perfect companion for your handbag, especially when getting your manicure. Let the nail technician perform the hand massage with only the best.
Looking to show off those fabulous sandals or stilettos? Let HandDrink do more than just hands; it is also great for your feet. Next time you are due for a pedicure, have your nail technician massage the cream with a little 24-Karat Gold Dust. The result is an elegant visual effect to your legs and feet.
Lip Drink Lip Balm, SPF 15: Did you know? Lips have no oil-producing glands, which leaves them unprotected against the elements, causing dryness and aging effects.
In love with a particular shade of eyeshadow or blush, and wish, you could find it in a PureMoist Lipstick? Let LipDrink transform any eyeshadow or blush into a long-lasting SPF lip shade. Apply LipDrink in Sheer and lightly tap the color of your choice on top, seal it with a touch of lipgloss. Our personal favorite is Violet Eyes as a lip shade topped with Kir Royale PureGloss Lip Gloss, for a sparkling effect.
PureMoist Lipstick: Did you know? The average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime- and of that amount, $1,780 goes toward lipstick. From lipsource.com, women will use up to 9 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime.
When choosing the perfect shade for spring, base it on your natural lip color, not your skin tone.
You can make your lipstick last longer if you blot with a tissue and reapply the lipstick again. A second coat will add shine and coverage.
Our aesthetician’s are always happy to do a complimentary color match for you to find a foundation, lipstick or gloss that you will want to wear all summer long! Stop in to try something new, or to pick up more of your summer makeup favorites!
Our theme for the month of February is RESTORING CONFIDENCE, so we asked the question to our very own staff members, “How do YOU restore your confidence?”. So many great ideas to utilize!
Paula (Patient Coordinator): “I find I do better when I get up early. I like to “do” and that makes my day and life go much better when I get going and keep going. I also like to think of the positive. Life is filled with hard things, but as long as I focus on the good, I can handle it all much better.”
Kylie (Master Esthetician): “I need good music and exercise! It makes me feel better and stronger. Also, I can’t live without my monthly chemical peels and laser hair removal!”
Allie (Master Esthetician): “I restore confidence by going on a run outside, the fresh air makes me feel sooo free and amazing, I also love receiving spa treatments such as facials and massages and that make me feel like new!!”
Marci (Medical Assistant): “I restore confidence by trying my best to be present in the moment, doing yoga, getting outside for a hike or walk, and cooking healthy meals.”
Mallory (Master Esthetician): “I feel like I can take on anything that comes my way when I get up and get a good workout done. I feel stronger, clearer in my thoughts, and happier. My confidence is boosted when I get a facial, too! I feel like the relaxation, pampering, and skin treatment I get makes me less anxious and tense.”
Amy (Patient Coordinator): “I restore confidence by treating myself to
Who here has felt personally victimized by New Year’s resolutions?
They hold all this promise of the ability to change, as if simply entering a new month will magically kick start our ability to stick to our goals.
So yeah, we’ve been jaded by failed resolutions too, (as with 1/3 of other good-intentioned goal-makers) but this year we’ve got one trick that’s a game changer for your change game.
When you look at lists of how to keep resolutions, they include worthy tips like being specific, breaking goals down into smaller steps, planning rewards and even remembering to forgive yourself when you have set-backs. These are all true and worthwhile, but we think the one common factor that all this advice for achieving goals is simply this: WRITE.
Write it all down.
Writing your way through all of these recommended resolution-keeping strategies will help to seal the deal. Write your goals, write your plan, write your assessments of what is working and what isn’t, and if changes need to be made. Write down your planned rewards. Write your positive thoughts to counter your negative. Write it all! Feel the satisfaction as you physically cross out what you have accomplished, and look back to see just how far you’ve come. Talk about motivation.
Don’t like writing by hand? Not a problem. Use your Notes app, or one of the many popular note-taking or journal apps available. Take it a step further and you can even invest in dictation software, so you can simply voice your thoughts out loud and let the computer do the writing for you. Make it work for you.
It doesn’t have to be paragraph upon paragraph of “Dear Diary” dribble from angsty adolescent days, it can simply be bullet point thoughts and lists. The benefit of writing and making your goals concrete will remain just as powerful.
For example if you have a common resolution like “exercise more,” a simple writing entry might look something like this:
Run Monday Wednesday Friday
Yoga Tuesday and Sat
Rest Thurs and Sun
Back up plan: swap walking, hiking, or trying a new class at the gym for any of these days.
Feeling tired this week, I think I ran a little too much, I’ll take an extra rest day on Saturday or go do an easy walk. Maybe call a friend to go with me?
There you go. Write the goal, a simple schedule, a few contingency plans, and a quick assessment of how it’s going with necessary adjustments. Write it, live it, and love 2018.
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Should I Invest in a Detox Cleanse?
Short answer: No.
Now for the details.
Detox diets are all the rage these days, with many celebrities touting a “Master Cleanse” or a similar juice fast designed to clear the body of toxins. Many people turn to these diets as a means of rapidly losing weight.
However, there is absolutely no evidence that these types of diets do any detoxification at all. We humans already have a special organ that knows how to deal with toxins and remove them efficiently from the body. It’s called the liver.
Furthermore, juice fasts don’t really help you lose weight beyond the first few pounds of water weight, which you can lose with any type of caloric reduction. The problem with detox diets is that they are extremely low on macro-nutrients and may actually contribute to the loss of lean muscle tissue!
Going on a liquid-only, extremely low-calorie diet will also lead to light-headedness, inability to concentrate at work, and low energy levels which will make it hard for you to exercise.
Lastly, after a few days of a detox fast, you will be so hungry, that your rebound will surely lead to overeating.Bottom LineIf you truly want to detoxify your body, start by reducing your processed food intake. Then double down on your fruit and vegetable intake. You’ll be amazed how wonderful you’ll start to feel.
Navigating summer barbecues may seem like a daunting task when you’re trying not to undo all the healthy eating you’ve been doing all winter long. Yes, you can still be swimsuit-ready and enjoy poolside parties without going overboard on calories. Below you’ll find examples of what a healthy, but satisfying, summer cookout plate looks like at four different calorie counts.
First, some quick tips: Make sure at least half your plate is filled with fruits and veggies, then add protein and a whole grain or starchy vegetable if you’d like. Grilled chicken and fish are great lean protein options, too, but don’t deny yourself that hot dog or burger if you’re craving it. Most important, pay attention to portion sizes. We won’t tell you to avoid potato salad at all costs or swear off any food you really love; just stick to reasonable portions and make sure you’ve got veggies and protein mixed in.