Ok so I have a New Year's Resolution (better late than never huh?): to SART BLOGGING MORE! to share all the great information I collect in my virtual library that helps with Nutrition which leads to a healthy body, great skin, & better quality of life. It only seemed fitting to start with Digestive Disorders because it's still January and alot of us are still attempting to get rid of some excess pounds from all the yummy, heavy, rich eating we participated in during the Holidays. Heart burn, contipation, bloating, gas, and nausea are just a few symptoms that occur from overindulging and having one of these green smoothies a day will help with imbalances and improve your digestive tract.
With all the talk lately about probiotic health for our digestive tract it just makes sense that we provide the same benefits to the outer organ as well: OUR SKIN!
In the next few paragraphs I've incerted from Dr. Ben Johnson's monthly newsletter at Osmosis, you will learn of a key ingredient in the Osmosis product line that is a natural probiotic for the skin and is also a good source of collagen stimulation and antioxidant protection. Read on...
Quoted text: "It was once thought that all bacteria were harmful. With modern science we now know better and most of us take our probiotics to help maintain healthy gut flora which improves our immunity. What about our skin though? People go to great lengths to rid their skin of bacteria with anti-bacterial face soaps, peroxide based solutions and even prescriptive antibiotics. There are estimated to be around 1,000 different types of bacteria on our skin. Some of them can be harmful to us by causing an infection but most are beneficial and help improve our immune system.
Chlorella Vulgaris, green algae, is a probiotic thatmaintains the good bacteria helping keep balanced and healthy skin. We use Chlorella Vulgaris throughout the Osmosis line not only for its promotion of healthy bacteria but also for its antioxidant and collagen production abilities. It can be found in our Treatment A Serums, Replenish, Repair and Facial Infusion Dermal Therapy. We also use Lactic acid at gentle doses that encourages a healthy pH for good bacteria to thrive. Get healthier skin by encouraging the presence of good bacteria which strengthens and protects the skin. "
So come on in and get your "Probiotic Facial" today and keep your good skin surface bacteria in check. =)
Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend.
Your partner in Skin Wellness ~
A Different Type of “Fitness”Program –
“90 DAYS TO SKIN FITNESS”
It’s a new year, and there’s no better time to take some time out for fitness. So many times we pay attention to our diets and our exercise regimens, but we tend to stop there. The “fitness” of your skin is an ongoing process that is every bit as important the fitness of your body. Taking time out to get on a good “skin
fitness”program will benefit you for the rest of your life. Beautiful skin gives a great first impression – and you only get one chance at a first impression.
The total investment is small compared to the
results. Here’s a plan that can get you can get started on great,“fit” skin.
APPOINTMENT #1 (week one):
*Consultation & Skin Care Assessment
* At Home Products purchased w/ specific regimen for your skin
Double cleansing, light exfoliation with Ultrasonic Spatula and light extractions, pressure point facial massage, deep penetration of corrective serum application and two to three booster powders with Ultrasonic Spatula lifting technique, mask treatment and final moisturizer/SPF)
~Follow-up phone call/email to discuss progress or address
APPOINTMENT #2 (3 weeks later): $90
Facial Infusion #1
Osmosis Facial Fusion is the first non-acid peel in the skincare industry that is safe for every skin type. This deep infusion of active vitamins and nutrients from plants, herbs and fruit will remodel your skin by activating fibroblast activity deep within the dermal layers. There is minimal downtime, no discomfort, and it will not inflame your skin. A series of five treatments is recommended for optimal results and can be combined with facial treatments.
*(We may add or delete products at this point, depending on progress; we may also add internal products to help boost results).
*Follow-up phone call/email to discuss progress or address concerns
APPOINTMENT #3 (3 -4 weeks later): $90
Facial Infusion #2
This is the second of the three recommended Osmosis Facial Infusion treatments as described above.
*Follow-up phone call/email to discuss progress or address concerns
APPOINTMENT #4 (4 weeks later): $90
Facial Infusion #3
This is the third of three recommended Osmosis Facial Infusion
treatments as described above.
*(We can add on other services at this time if faster results are desired and skin is cleared to handle extra stimulation).
Radiancy is a Microtherapy treatment that gently reinvigorate your skin and recapture yesterday’s glow. With the healing power of LHE (light and heat energy) this treatment works deep beneath the surface of the skin giving it a younger, healthier looking appearance. Soothing pulses of heat work together with light to fade sun spots, even out skin tone and smooth the texture of your skin with virtually no down time and no discomfort.
This non-surgical face lift increases microcirculation and ATP energy in skin cells, increases collage/elastin production, tightens, firms and sculpts muscle tissue, encourages healthy cell production, improves and prevents sun damage, evens skin tone, increases hydration and helps calm and balance acne/rosacea.
Combination of both services listed above: $90
The Christmas season is upon us. What an exciting time of year! With the hustle and bustle of the holdiday season often come fatitgue and over indulgence, and Bella Skin and Makeup has the perfect solutions. Take a little time out for yourself this year as you prepare to celerate.
Hello Everyone! Wow it has really been a FAST start for 2012! Lot's of new & great things are happening here in my studio. While I always want to give YOU... my clients what I believe is the BEST service along with the BEST products, I still like to change things up a bit so it doesn't seem like the same ol' same ol' routine.
Sooo, I've been keeping up with all my brands I like to use that always make such a huge improvement, and here are some of the newest products available to you for overall health improvement NOW!
1. Osmosis~ Restore Immune Repair
(Internal & Topical) $60 ea/$110 kit
Restore is designed to improve and strengthen the body and skin for overall wellness. It will assist in treating and preventing disease thus enabling a healthy life. Should you be experiencing any of the below conditions, it is recommended to use Restore daily.
*Click on this link for detailed info:
2. Motives for La La ~
A Mineral based cosmetics line that works beautifully with medium - dark skin tones. Lighter skin tones will also benefit from the mascara, lipshines, blushes, & eye colors for a more dramatic look.
Chrck more of theses products at this link:
Click here =)
Well folks, that is quite enough for any brain to absorb for the time being. remember, I am here to help if you have any questions or concerns.
In the mean time... here's to your health, wellness, & beauty! =)
Who out there leads a pretty busy lifestyle? Who of you also gets tired of cooking/ eating the "same ol' thing" week after week becuase there is little time left to meal plan?: ie... Spaghetti, taco soup, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, canned soup, or cereal for dinner? Well while these dishes are easy and fast to prepare I sometimes want something different that is good for me, takes regular ingredients that I would normally have in my kitchen, and that wakes up my tastes buds. Well, I found an awesome recipe that takes less than 30 min. to prepare & it's ready by the time you come home! So if you like Crock Pot cooking this one will be a HIT! Enjoy =)
CRANAPPLE CHICKEN BREAST BAKE/CROCK POT
4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
4 to 6 green onions
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 cup chopped dried apple
1 clove garlic very thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons butter
1. Place chicken breasts in a 2-quart (or larger) crockpot.
2. Add remaining ingredients in the order given, dotting evenly with the butter last.
3. Cover and cook on low for 6to 7 hours. Serve over rice.
Pasted from <http://www.momswhothink.com/crock-pot-recipes/crock-pot-chicken/2.html>
Summertime, Summertime, Sun & Fun Summertime! July 4th is just around the corner and what better way to start of the mid-summer fun festivities than to slice up a BIG JUICY WATERMELON. It is one of the many staples in our fridge for summertime and packs a whopping amount of nutritional benefits both inside and out. Here are just some of the many cool thing we get from watermelons:
93% water, 0% fat
Rich in electrolytes (sodium & potassium)
Rich in iron
High in fiber
Loaded with antioxidant rich vitamins A, B6, & C (to fight free radicals)
Higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fruit/veggie & is associated with a decrease risk of prostate & cervical cancer.
Pulp helps to rid body of toxins (eat 2 cups 1st thing in a.m. to help with digestion)
mild exfoliating properties
anti-inflammatory to help with puffiness/ sunburns/ angry blemishes
anti-bacterial to help heal blemishes
lycopene has skin protecting properties
helps with tightening, toning, & skin elasticity
antioxidant benefits to repair & restore nutrition to skin cells
hydrating to help retain a balanced moisture level
Now that you know all the benefits of WATERMELON, go pick one up at your local grocery store or farmer's market, slice it up and have a few bites or more! Then if your face has seen too much of the sun lately call me for a yummy CHILLIN' MELON SUN REPAIR treatment to help with any damage incurred. Jump over to my MONTHLY SPECIALS page and view the details of this wonderful watermelon cooldown. =)
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I'm sure by now you have heard the term esthetician, had a facial (good or bad), or have just wondered if seeing an esthetician would be beneficial outside of the occassional "GIFT CERTIFICATE" visit. Well, part of my job is to educate you on the reasons it is good to have an esthetician available to help keep your skin in its BEST condition.
As an esthetician, I am trained in the area of corrective & prevenative cosmetic skin care. My job is to determine skin types, recognize cosmetic disorders, the possiblilites of why they might occur, and how to treat them cosmetically. So, in a nutshell I can help you in the following ways:
*Help determine what condition your skin is currently in
*Possibly find out the source of why your skin is malfunctioning
*Implement a home regime and skin care treatment plan to correct and balance out your condition
*Work with you on changing certain HABITS that may be the culprit
*Encourage you when you "think" you cannot change it... because YOU CAN!!!
*Help educate you on other resources that will help your body as a WHOLE person and not just your skin
*Do my BEST to make caring for yourselft and your skin something FUN that you LOOK FORWARD TO so you can RELAX and enjoy the rest of your life =)
You are the only you you have! So take the time to pamper and care for yourself...
YOU DESERVE TO LET YOUR TRUE BEAUTY SHINE!
Stay tuned and visit our site regulary to see upcoming aricles on HOME CARE ROUTINES AND WHAT INGREDIENTS TO AVOID!
Bella Skin to you ~
Hi! My name is Christy and I am the owner & esthetician of Bella Skin & Makeup Design Studio. My goal for this Blog site is to help inform you about what I have learned about different aspects of our skin & how to treat it the most effective way. My specialties lie in corrective treatments for various skin issues & helpful hints on nutrition as well.