Winter can be unkind to your skin. Whether you have dry skin , oily or a little of both, this time of year requires a change in protocol.
To combat all the different ways in which artificial heating sources can dry and confuse the skin, I recommend a monthly spa facial with extractions and deep massage.
Steam and hot towels combined with aromatherapy and professional products rebalance and nourish your delicate facial skin.
Now through March at Parkside, enjoy a customized spa facial for only $40.
This treatment includes a double cleanse , exfoliatation, steam , massage extractions and a masque.
Your skin is the largest organ of the body, taking care of your facial area will purge toxins and facial steam helps clear sinuses. Stop neglecting yourself and start feeling balanced and beautiful this year!
When I’m on the road, I don’t like to neglect my skin care and health. I also don’t like to compromise on convenience while I travel. Having too many items in your bags is burdensome so narrowing down your must haves is important.
Here are my must haves and they each play an important role:
LAVENDER-Always along for the ride this oil keeps me calm while I’m rushing through the airports.
MELALUCA-This power player takes a place in my bag because it keeps my skin clear and bacteria free. If I’m on an extra long trip, I’ll dab some under my arms to keep me feeling clean.
BREATHE-I have respitory issues and allergies galore so this oil goes a long way in keeping my symptoms under control. I hate taking decongestants , they make me feel disconnected, so this oil is my best friend!
DIGESTZEN-I’m one of those girls that LOVES coffee, however, my tummy does not and since I’m not a quitter, coffee stays. I’ve improved my diet, and my yoga game but my stomach needs extra support so this blended oil is part of my daily health routine at home and on the road.
Last but not least, I pack my fractionated coconut oil and my plant based estrogen supplements. The coconut oil I use as my all over skin conditioner and carrier oil. The supplements help support hormone balance and mood.
Dyan, untouched and pictured above, on left from July 2016 and on right February 2017 after six microneedling treatments.
A 2015 study published by The International Journal of Dermatology confirmed that microneedling is in fact an effective way to achieve skin tightening. Collagen forms around the pore and plumps it, and because this treatment causes the skin to create collagen, pore size is reduced and the skin’s appearance becomes more youthful. Some experts even say that microneedling actually slows the aging process by causing the skin to thicken in response to the treatment. For more information on the cited article, check out http://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com or read http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijd.12761/full
BROWN SPOTS BE GONE
Because microneedling breaks up pigment without using heat, it is the ideal treatment for those of us with age spots from sunny days gone by. Melasma, which is what I had in the pictures above, is characterized by large brown spots and patches of discoloration. As you can see from my photos above, results are amazing. I had six treatments over the course of seven months, about once every four weeks, and used a combination of Vitiamin C and Hyaluronic Acid serums to penetrate the micro channels created by the needles.
Collagen Induction Therapy, which is microneedling, is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate, tighten and tone the skin. It is fast becoming the favored modality by skin care professionals because it is cost effective and delivers superior results. It can be used to correct a variety of skin issues such as scars, wrinkles, age spots and stretch marks. The results appear natural because the body’s own healing response is activated.
I started using doTERRA oils a few years ago when I was in esthetics school with amazing results. Lavender, Melaluca and Frankincense are my main staples and I also use a lot of Hawaiian Sandalwood , Roman Chamomile and Cedarwood. These oils have been proven effective in supporting variety of health issues as well as topical benefits to the skin such as: tightening, soothing, calming, and cellular turnover.
In my treatment room, I use a variety of these oils to enhance your facial. And with all the positive feedback I’ve been getting from clients, I decided to create an essential oil facial with steam.
Using steam to open pores, I then do a deep tissue facial massage with selected oils added into a deep exfoliating product to relieve congested skin and sinuses. Oils are added to the cleanser , exfoliator, and finishing moisturizers to create a healing facial that will have you glowing.
Call for special pricing on this new service at 206-855-8193