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Saturday, April 20, 2013
12:16 PM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
Tea Tree Oil uses:
- Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete's foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations.
- Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis.
- I use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil for so many things. One of my personal favorites is adding five-ten drops to a hot bath with a dab of coconut oil. Try it, you will love it!
One of my clients told me of this Lake that is now on my bucket list to visit….. It’s a lake in Lennox Head, Australia, known for being “a lake of tea” because of the trees that surround it and the brown fresh water is supposed to be healthy and invigorating. The locals encourage a swim to enjoy the restorative and rejuvenating health benefits that they believe about the lake.
Within my spa treatment room, I use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree oil as a serum to kill off acne and I explain to my clients how to use it as a home remedy.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
11:41 AM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
Your skin is exposed to environmental elements every day. Over the years, the sun's rays, pollution, and other damaging agents can take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, "crow's feet," age spots, light acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time.
What Is Microdermabrasion ?
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance.
What to Expect Following Microdermabrasion Treatment
After the first microdermabrasion treatment, the complexion will have a pink or red glow, which typically fades after a day. Redness may last slightly longer after more aggressive micodermabrasion treatments. The skin may feel as though it were sun- or wind-burned, but this sensation should subside fairly quickly.
Post Microdermabrasion Skin Care
To maximize microdermabrasion recovery and results, it is important to follow all post-procedure instructions, which will include keeping the new skin clean and moisturized. It is also important to avoid sun exposure and wearing make-up immediately after a microdermabrasion treatment in order to allow the skin to heal. Although some peeling may occur in the treated areas, moisturizer should help to minimize this effect. Patients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
Additional Treatment Sessions
Most patients require more than one microdermabrasion treatment session to achieve the most beneficial results. Sessions are generally performed one to two weeks apart, and about five to twelve treatments are typically necessary. Some patients may need additional maintenance, or "touch-up," microdermabrasion sessions after the initial treatment cycle is complete.
Microdermabrasion results are usually immediate and noticeable. Fine lines, enlarged or clogged pores, mild acne and complexion issues, and a host of other skin problems can be treated with microdermabrasion. In addition, most patients experience dramatic improvements in the color, tone, and texture of treated areas.
In general, microdermabrasion results in thicker, healthier, more youthful looking skin. Over the course of a full set of treatments, the body will produce new layers of skin containing higher levels of elastin and collagen. This, in turn, improves the complexion and gives the skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
3:44 PM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
Often I get the question “which sunscreen is best”. Like most skin care products there is an abundance of brands. What you want within a sunscreen is a “Broad-Spectrum water-resistant sunscreen” “Broad-spectrum” provides protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
in San Ramon, California (925) 837-2060 carries Ayur-Medic’s Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Block SPF 30+ water resistant sunscreen. This distinctive formulation has the latest technology to protect the skin from premature aging caused by exposure to UV light. New silky silicone base.
Wear Protective Clothing
When you are going to have long exposure to the sun, protect your face by wearing a hat that gives you protection. Know that the sun’s rays are at its strongest between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm. Be aware that when around water, snow and sand that these elements can reflect the sun increasing the intensity of the sun’s rays and your chances of sunburn are much greater.
Ask your Pharmacist about your current medication
Be aware that some medications can make your skin more sun sensitive. Ask your pharmacist if your medication is one of those. If so, take extra care in protecting yourself.
The season is approaching where you will be using an excessive amount of sunscreen. It’s important to protect your skin from harmful rays and here are a few ways how:
6:18 AM | Posted by Suzan Petersen | | Edit Post
I love it when I see the simplest items go viral. NEW TREND = Kitsch Are you one of those individuals that where a black hair tie around your wrist for that last minute hair-out-of-the-way tie up? KITSCH has come up with designer bands in all sorts of looks to go with whatever outfit you are wearing. Check out the different varieties and retail locations where you can purchase your designer hairband:
Great gift idea! hint hint, Easter Basket time
“Now why didn’t I think of this?!”