Skin Care Schedule/Checklist for Brides to Be!

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Spa 10 wants to help you look and feel beautiful on your specials day – here are a few tips on how to plan ahead and enjoy your beauty treatments stress free!  Below are the services we recommend and how to book accordingly.

1 Month before the big day

Deep Pore Facial – 1 month before

Airbrush Spray Tan Trial – 1 month before we recommend a trial if you haven’t had a spray tan before so we can assure the right tone for you.

Brazilian Bikini Wax–  Best if you have a routine going to avoid super sensitive skin right before wedding day and honeymoon.

-Try on your make-up before your special day! The colors used on your pallete will be kept on record to recreate the photo perfect look just for you.

1-3 days Prior

Oxygen Infusion Facial–  Clear any “stress break outs”, plump, rejuvenate and get the glow for your day with this amazing facial!

Eyebrow and Brazilian Wax

Airbrush Spray Tan-  If your wedding is on a Saturday we recommend a Thursday night tanning appointment- this will have you looking healthy, beautiful and glowing for all your upcoming events.

The Big Day

THE WEDDING DAY $125, 75 min / $155, 90 min with eyebrow arch*
-Your ‘Main Event’ look for your special day. This application also includes individual eyelash application.
*may have brow arch done a few days before to reduce the appearance of any redness.

Visit to look at some of our bridal event photos and to book your appointments ahead of time.

Some of our favorite bridal vendors that we met at “POP, The Bridal Event”

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Concealer made specifically for body skin

I get asked a lot about how to cover sun spots and veins on the legs so I thought I would share this blog about a  new product with you all!

If I cut myself while shaving my legs, you can see the evidence for months. Being so fair-skinned, the dark marks left by nicks are unusually obvious, and it makes me pretty self-conscious. For a while, shaving my legs at all seemed pointless because I didn’t want to wear skirts and let everyone see all those little scars previously left by my razor.

Recently, however, I came upon CM Beauty Leg Magic. This creamy makeup may be too heavy for the face, but it’s perfect for the thicker skin of the body.

After spreading it over the unsightly dark spots on my shins and calves, the water- and smudge-resistant concealer sets quickly and stays on throughout the day.

If what you need to cover is a little more challenging than my little scars, worry not. Leg Magic covers veins, stretch marks, bruises, birthmarks, and even tattoos. And it comes in nine different shades that match a wide range of skin colors, so even the not-so-pale can conceal convincingly.

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Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2011 by Marci Robin, Senior Online Editor

Surprise – What maybe causing your brown spots!

I just found this information in Prevention Magazine and thought it was interesting.  Most of us have “brown spots” and they really are the hardest skin care concern to treat.  Studies have shown that these spots are most common in women who are pregnant, taking oral contraceptives or undergoing hormone replacement therapy.  Genetic predisposition can also play a role in the appearance of brown spots.

A surprising cause of hyperpigmentation (aka brown spots) has surfaced:

Women exposed to higher concentrations of traffic-related particles had 20% more age spots.  A study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests these particles may ramp up melanin production.  If you live near traffic- or spend a lot of time in it-, are experiencing  any type of hormonal fluctuation, or have a family history of hyperpigmentation/melasma use lotion with ingredients such as licorice root extract, kojic acid and niacinamide.   Try PCA Skin Perfection Protection SPF 30 – available at Spa 10’s Encino and Palm Desert locations.


Prevention Magazine March 2011

Return to Beautiful Skin- Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella

How Does PMS affect your life?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (also called PMT or premenstrual tension) is a collection of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Spa 10 has designed an exclusive line of treatments to ease your tension, reduce your bloating, and make you feel beautiful during this often-dreaded time of the month.

More than 200 different symptoms have been associated with PMS, but the three most prominent symptoms are irritability, tension, and unhappiness. Common emotional symptoms include stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, and changes in libido.

Here are a few recommendations to help reduce the symptoms of PMS:

1. Research has proven that you can reduce up to almost half of all symptoms (including mood swings, depression, and menstrual cramps) of PMS by simply consuming 1200 mg of calcium daily.

2. One of the best ways to reduce PMS is through regular exercise. Not only does exercise reduce, or sometimes eliminate premenstrual syndrome, it also is an excellent way to reduce stress and lower your risk of diseases including heart disease and cancer.

Try Spa 10’s Belly Bloating and Lower Back Tension Treatment that may

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help to reduce the average 2-6 pounds that a woman may gain during PMS. Detoxify, de-bloat, firm the belly, release positive endorphins and relax the back. We are sure you will leave Spa 10 feeling like a new person after this treatment.

3. Studies have shown that women do, indeed, have a pre-menstrual flare of their acne. About a week before and sometimes during a woman’s period, fluctuations in hormone levels may stimulate oil glands causing disruption/breakouts. Spa 10’s Hormonal Balancing Facial will help heal and calm breakouts caused by hormonal fluctuations during the time of PMS. All products used during this facial are customized for your specific skin type (during your hormonal time) to ensure amazing results.

Don’t worry you are not alone studies show that 80% of women are affected by PMS!

Spa 10 is here to help you look and feel beautiful so be sure to take a peek at our PMS Pampering Page and prepare for a blissful experience.


Anatomy 101- What is the body's largest organ and is yours healthy?

The answer – our skin is the body’s largest organ, and there are some pretty easy ways to be sure yours is healthy and has a youthful appearance.

Last December while I was working at the 18th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging, I got to meet Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph,D., D.O., FAASP,  physician, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Goldman is full of information on how to slow our aging process and grow old gracefully.

To delay the aging process of your skin please take a  few minutes to listen as Dr. Goldman as he  shares insightful predictions and tips about keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.


How to Create a "Red Carpet Look" on a Working Girls Salary

Excitement is building for the Oscars, the biggest date in the film calender.  Living in LA there maybe a chance to mix and mingle at a fabulous party, where you will want to look and feel like a million bucks!  Here are a few tips on how the achieve that red carpet look even if you don’t earn a film stars salary.

One of our clients at Spa 10 has a very successful business raiding the closets of CELEBRITES and MAJOR HOLLYWOOD WIVES! She’s got the VERY LATEST, HOTTEST, TRENDIEST SHOES, CLOTHES and HANDBAGS — designers like CHANEL, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, DOLCE & GABBANA, GUCCI, MANOLO BLAHNIK, JIMMY CHOO, LOUIS VUITTON — the list is ENDLESS!!!!Everything is 50-90% off Retail and BRAND NEW with TAGS or BARELY USED!!! Gals, this is one KILLER deal you just don’t want to miss*style!_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_ipgZ!!

Make up trends change directly with fashion trends, and choosing the right makeup colors as well as adapting the style of the makeup to suit your facial features is a must if you want the updated stylish look of the 2011 Oscar stars.  Here are a few tips to help you achieve that look:

Bold lips- This springs hot colors are red, orange and hot pink

Natural Make up- Concealer, small amount of blush for the look of a flawless skin tone

Smokey Eyes for evening- try a dark blue or gray eyeshadow and look for tips on you tube on how to create your own smokey eye look.

At Spa 10 the two most requested treatments we provide to our clients attending this event are:

Oxygen Infusion Facial Spa 10’s February special of the month for only $99!  Revitalizes your skin by deeply infusing medical-grade oxygen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and nutrients. The oxygen infusion works to kill bacteria, add antioxidants and repair free radical damage. This treatment plumps the skin by adding hyaluronic acid, a whitening agent is added to brighten and lighten the skin and has a Botox like effect on wrinkles! Your skin will be radiant for days. Perfect rebalancing facial for dry/dehydrated skin!

Organic Airbrush Tanning- Whether you are looking for a sun kissed glow or a deep tropical tan we will customize the color to fit your specific needs. Treat yourself to a healthy, safe, and natural airbrush bronze to make you look and feel like a celebrity!


3 ways to look and feel sexy on Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is the season of love, romance, and more love.  Spa 10 would love to help you prep for this special occasion by giving you some tips on the most requested Valentine’s Day spa treatments that we provide.  Whether you are taken or looking for love we want you to look and feel beautiful for this special day of love.  BTW single ladies- there are 119 single men—never married, widowed or divorced—in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same age so always be prepared for Mr. Right.

Treatment #1 Brazilian Bikini Waxing

  1. No caffeine before your wax- it enhances your pain receptors.
  2. Plan to wax after your period. Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. About an hour before your appointment, take an Advil, Tylenol or other pain reliever.
  4. NO Scream Cream will help to reduce sensitivity –some of our clients say about 80%.  Advanced planning is required, as the lotion has to be applied 20-30 minutes prior to appointment.
  5. Plan ahead. Especially if this is your 1st wax or you haven’t been waxed in a while. Your skin will be sensitive for a few days after the appointment.  We recommend waxing 2-3 days prior to any special occasion.

Treatment #2 Airbrush Spray Tanning

Guidelines to follow for a beautiful sunless spray tan

  1. Shower, exfoliate, and shave before airbrush tanning
  2. Waxing should be done at least 24 hours prior to spray tanning
  3. Wear NO moisturizer, deodorant or jewelry to your appointmentWear loose fitting, dark clothing after your tanning appointment
  4. Do NOT shower, exercise, moisturize or get wet for recommended hours after your spray tan (no manicures, pedicures or massage until after your 1st post tan shower)
  5. After 1st shower, remember to Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize this will maintain and extend the life of your amazing airbrush sunless tan

Treatment #3 Chocolate Enzyme Facial

Believe it or not there is a guilt free way to enjoy rich creamy chocolate!  A chocolate enzyme facial will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy, refreshed and beautiful for your special night out.  This facial is a perfect pampering gift for yourself or a friend who is still looking for that special someone. Check out to purchase gift cards directly from our website.

We do get very busy before this special day so call ahead to make your appointments!  Gift cards are now available on line and can be emailed directly to you or to that special someone!

It's OK To BE A Metrosexual Male

Metrosexual- A new name for something quite old. Men with taste & style who know about fashion, art, and culture have always existed. In past centuries, these kinds of men were in the uppercrust of society (more leisure time). Technology has enabled men with more leisure time, so all males can now fuss over their looks and aesthetics almost as much as women.  Male spa services are on the rise, and I find most men to be a bit shy about the where, what and when of how they should go about being groomed.

Not only does a lady likes a man who takes care of himself and looks well groomed, but spa treatments are meant to be relaxing, make you feel amazing and provide wellness benefits!  It’s ok to make a spa appointment- we welcome your business, we wont judge, and a good Esthetican (a fancy name for your facial and waxing technician) can and will answer all your questions.

Men have approximately 15% oilier skin and significantly larger pores than women do. Basically, this means you get dirtier. It is very important; no matter what skin type you have, to get regular facials, and have a home skin care regime that is beneficial for the health of your skin.

Think about it. What is the first thing people notice about you? It’s your face. Healthy skin is the most important element of a great looking face. At Spa 10 we customize your skin care to be sure you leave looking your best.

Check out Spa 10’s For Men web page and know that we welcome the opportunity to earn your business!  If you know a gentleman who would benefit from a spa treatment gift cards are now conveniently available online and can be emailed to you or directly to the person receiving the gift!

5 Benefits of B12 Shots

I found this article on B12 at Sublingual B12 Report and thought it was an informative read on how beneficial these shots can be.

More and more, vitamin B12 shots are becoming a health fad. Not too long ago, they came recommended by the doctor and then only for serious B12 deficiencies. Now, with the discovery of the multiple benefits of B12 for the body and overall health, people are opting them into their wellness routine. High energy people, politicians, stars and anyone who is constantly in the public eye and has to look energetic all the time has probably tried them.

Why are vitamin B12 shots getting so popular?

B12 is a great energy boosters. It works through the red blood cells, by enabling them to carry oxygen more efficiently. An oxygenated cell is a cell that is at its optimum, full of energy and won’t tire easily. B12 is also great for the skin. These are just some of the benefits – overall, it’s an essential vitamin that the body must have to stay in balance. The only problem is that it is not that easily found in food – very few foods are B12 rich and these are essentially meat and eggs. This leaves especially vegans to look for sources elsewhere, in fortified foods, supplements or vitamin B12 shots. Shots are a preferred option because of their direct and immediate absorption into the bloodstream.

So what are the benefits of B12 shots?

  1. B12 increases metabolism, the side effect of which can be weight loss. With regular B12 shots and a combination of other weight loss regimens, people have reported to lose weight much faster and they attribute it to the shot.
  2. B12, as we said earlier is a great energy booster. What better way to deliver an energy booster than directly into the bloodstream? The other option would be to take a supplement, which would take many hours in the digestive process and would lose much value along the way.
  3. Speaking of value, with a B12 shot, you retain almost all the B12 – none of it gets lost in the digestive process. For comparisons sake, a B12 tablet leaves you with only 1.2% of B12 in the tablet. A shot will lose very little, if any.
  4. b12 Shots are highly recommended mood boosters as well. B12 is essential for a properly functioning central nervous system – we know that dysfunction can lead to depression. If you suffer from mild depression once in a while, you can try a B12 shot as a mood booster – some people have reported feeling happily giddy afterwards, but not for long. In a few hours, it settles and you are just happy!
  5. B12 is essential for a properly functioning cardiovascular system. It thins the blood and prevents blood stickiness. Blood cells sticking together is what leads to a blood clot which can cause a stroke.

If you are getting vitamin B12 shots regularly, you’re probably already feeling the tremendous changes it can have on your body. If you’re not yet taking in B12 to boost your diet, or are taking supplements, you should consider the shot. It’s quick, painless and has multiple benefits.


7 Plastic Surgery Trends In 2011

I found this blog by RealSelf very interesting so I decided to share it with my readers.

Expect to see bigger rears, fewer wrinkles, and unfortunate botched jobs in the New Year, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). They’ve made a number of plastic surgery predictions for 2011:

1. Brighter financial times lift faces

ASAPS cites the economy improving as stimulating demand for facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgery (procedures people put off due to the recession).

2. More fillers, Botox, and Injectables

The growth and popularity of cosmetic injectables (Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Radiesse, Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane etc.) will continue to increase as products continue to evolve and new players enter the market.

3. Massive weight loss leads to more skin tightening

ASAPS says the number of patients seeking plastic surgery procedures for body contouring after dramatic weight loss (abdominoplasty, lower body lift, upper arm lift, etc.) will rise in 2011.  Check out Spa 10’s body toning treatments for improvements in skin tightening and toning.

4. Changing out the breast implants

As the boomer women age, so do their breast implants, points out ASAPS.  Breast implants will get replaced in 2011 and breast lifting will also be a trend.

5. More botched plastic surgery cases

ASAPS routinely reports terrible experiences consumers have with buying injectables overseas or on the web.  Additionally, they point to poor training and unqualified injectors causing harm. “Consumers looking for a bargain on cosmetic procedures will unfortunately lead to an increase in horror stories about ‘discount injectables’ bought offshore and cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained or poorly trained practitioners,” predicts ASAPS.

6. New ways to zap fat

Consumers will increasingly seek out alternatives to liposuction that are non-invasive techniques for fat removal (freezing, zapping, lasering)

7. Getting that celebrity buttocks

ASAPS sees the influence of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez on women who want a shapely rear-end. “In the coming year patients will be seeking posterior body lifts, buttock lifts, surgical and nonsurgical buttock augmentations to shape and augment their buttocks,” explains ASAPS.