Try Our New Deluxe Stem Cell Facelift Treatment

Spa 10 is excited and proud to announce this regenerating facial treatment.

Stemcell-Facelift

Who’s it for?

You…

If you are looking to:

1. Slow Cellular Aging

2. Plump and Firm the Skin

3. Increase Hydration Levels

4. Increase Circulation (this detoxifies and brings life back to dull looking skin)

This facial incorporates the appropriate anti-aging modality to insure proper product penetration. Your licensed esthetician will customize this segment of the treatment to fit your skin care needs.

Regular Price: $150.00

September & October Intro Price: $125.00

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P.S. – Lori will be on vacation from September 16 – 27. Jordan and Maranda will be available for all your skin care needs.

Introducing… The Spa 10 Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial

We want you to look and feel ‘Forever Young’!

Just a quick note from Spa 10 to share some exciting news!

We have recently added the Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial to our spa menu!

Why are we so excited to offer this to you?
1. Clients are achieving unbelievable “look younger immediately” results.
2. No down time involved – skin instantly looks and feels youthful and refreshed.
3. All you have to do is show up ready to relax and we use our expertise to determine what  your skin needs the most.

SEE COUPON BELOW and…

Enjoy a short video 🙂

Yes, I have been in love with Rod Stewart since I was born so I thought I would share a clip of his concert that I recently attended!  Hope it brings a smile to your beautiful face!

Here’s to looking and feeling “Forever Young”   😉

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6 Steps to Healthy Winter Lips

So many of my clients suffer from chapped lips this time of year.  The skin on our lips is very thin and there are no oil glands to help protect them. So, it’s up to you to provide them with the nutrients they need to stay soft and supple through the winter months.

2 Reasons our lips suffer in the winter

1. Heat and cold contribute to chapped lips

2. Aging …the older you get the more likely you will suffer from dry chapped lips.

2 Ways to avoid chapped lips:

1. Stay away from licking your lips – this actually leaves them dryer than they were before

2. Always protect them with an SPF – lips exposed to environmental damage can take days to heal

2 Ways to treat dry lips:

1. Try a vitamin B supplement – dry lips can be a sign of a B deficiency

2. Avoid petroleum-based lip balms -people who are regular users of petroleum-based lip balms are on a continual drying cycle—the more they use, the drier their lips become.   I recommend trying Jane Iredale’s lip drink, which has  a base of macadamia nut oil with an added active sunscreen ingredient of edible zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

Are Your Hands Telling Your Age?

As a licensed esthetician I get asked by a large number of clients how to keep our hands from showing the signs of aging.  I found this article by Jennifer Linder, M.D., Chief Scientific Offer at PCA Skin Care to be very informative so I thought I would share it with you.

“Our hands are a dead give-away of our age.  The face lift used to be considered the gold standard for facial rejuvenation, but now superficial chemical peels and injectables are sometimes touted as the best and least invasive ways to achieve dramatic, visible results.  This strategy can be applied successfully to the hands as well.  Some volume-replacing injectable options are Radiesse, Restyland and Juverderm.  These are temporary, yet effective solutions for the sunken look that is so common in older hands.  But, although effective in restoring volume, it is also critical to improve hydration levels pigmentation and collagen production to get the best, lasting results.  Chemical peels applied to the hands will help reduce hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen deposition and increase exfoliation.

The most critical step in keeping hands young is to apply broad-spectrum sun protection with at least an SPF of 30 every day.  Additionally the hydrating and collagen-building benefits of Hydrating Serum and C-Quench Antioxidant Serum have  dramatic benefits for the hands.  An easy way to get in the habit of protecting your hands is to take whatever is left over on your fingers after applying to your face. ”

At Spa 10 in Encino and Palm Desert we offer some wonderful anti-aging hand treatments and a bit of education on how to care for your hands every day to keep them looking and feeling young!

Please call for more information

Encino 818-481-6095

Palm Desert 760-809-9792

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori 2011

Cutting-Edge Skin Care – What You Need to Know

Here is a quote from Myra Michelle Eby Author of “Return to Beautiful Skin” (and I couldn’t agree more), “Stop putting the same cheap, toxic ingredients on your skin.  Stop using artificial coloring and fragrances when the natural alternatives look and smell better anyway.  Stop ignoring cutting-edge technology.  And stop thinking of your skin as an inanimate object rather than the living, complex organ that it is!”

So many ingredients in our skin care products are actually contributing to inflammation which is the cause of acne and hyperpigmentation in the 1st place.

INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS:

-Peptides –  A protein shown tho stimulate and repair skin which will in turn slow the aging process

-Plant Extracts and Marine ingredients- Nontoxic and natural healing ingredients

-Vitamins – Packed full of anti-oxidants which can help to lighten, brighten and tighten the skin.  Look for products containing vitamin A, C and E in your skin care.

INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:

Benzoyl peroxide –  over use can make the skin sensitive and vulnerable to environmental damage.

Synthetic Fragrances – Allergy causing and irritating to the skin

Parabens – A chemical based preservative that is “considered” to be dangerous and trigger inflammation, which is enough said for me.  There are plenty of amazing skin care products out there that are paraben free so why take the chance.

We offer a complimentary skin care consultation at Spa 10 so if you have any questions or concerns about what’s in your skin care products come in and we will go over them with you.

To set up your appointment just click the link below.

http://www.schedulicity.com/Scheduling/SelectProvider.aspx?business=S14D9L&service_id=213288

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori, Inc. All rights reserved

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

How to STOP Breakouts Before Your Period!

5 Simple Steps to Controlling  Hormonal Acne

As a skin care specialist who spends a lot of time working with clients who suffer from acne I get asked the same set of questions on a daily basis.  What causes acne and breakouts, and WHAT can I do to have healthy skin?   I am going to focus on one of the 5 major causes of acne in this blog…HORMONES.

A hormonal imbalance can lead to chronic acne or that once-a-month flare-up. What is it about hormones that create such havoc with the skin? Androgen and estrogen balance creates harmony for the skin, sort of a biochemical Yin and Yang.  Upset this delicate balancing act can lead to blemishes, galore.

Genetically, acne sufferers are pre-disposed to having stickier sebum (natural oil from your sebaceous glands). They inherit an androgen hormone receptor that receives the testosterone hormone (male and female) and this hormone is then turned into dihydro-testosterone by a little enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. The result is that their sebum becomes more sticky than normal. This results in a greatly increased potential for pores to get blocked up. On top of that, dead skin cells that should naturally exfoliate off the skin, tend to stick to the sticky sebum and therefore cause even greater blockages in the pore.

I have recently been educated on the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase mentioned above, and as a result of this information I have provided clients with a new approach to healing their acne.  What I have learned is that if you can inhibit this enzyme with certain products the skin will immediately thank you by looking and feeling amazing!

Here are 5 simple steps to controlling hormonal acne flair-ups:

1. Use the right products for your skin type look for natural ingredients to control production of sebum, inflammation, bacteria, and cellular buildup.

2. Find an educated skin care therapist who can coach you through this journey.  In the end you will have saved hundreds of dollars on unnecessary products and treatments if you let a licensed professional educate you on the proper way to heal your skin.

3. Stick to your regime! Yes, you must commit to using the right products twice a day, giving these products at least 3 weeks to start working on your skin and getting monthly facial treatments that focus on pore cleansing.

4. Clean up your diet and start exercising.  Living a healthy lifestyle can help our hormones stay in balance.

5. Do not pick, as this will cause damage to your skin.  I know it’s hard to walk around with a puss-filled pimple, but if you traumatize your skin by picking it will surely be around a lot longer. Getting your monthly facials will help prevent these pimples from appearing as a licensed esthetian is trained to extract the proper way for you.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  Are you looking for a skin rejuvenating facial treatment, a beautiful and natural looking airbrush spray tan or a clean and friendly environment for a waxing service…if so give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori, Inc. 2011

References:

http://www.dermadoctor.com/article-print.asp?ArticleID=225

ACNE Strategies: By Andrew Scoular www.blueturtlespa.com

Acne At Any Age & How to Control it!

Long before a blemish appears on your skin, it has been forming deep below the surface.
When we look to treat acne-prone skin, from puberty through menopause, there are five areas of concern that must be addressed in order to experience actual improvement in the skin.

1.   Sebaceous (oil) Glands sit deep within your skin.  These glands are always affected when acne is present and are usually over-producing oil, even if your skin does not feel oily.

2.   Inflammation. The more profound the acne the more inflammation is present within the skin.  Inflammation is a major driving force behind acne and must be addressed both topically and internally.

3.  Slowed skin cell turnover rate. As new cells grow beneath the skin the dead cells on the surface do not shed adequately enough to allow the oil from below to escape out of the skin’s pores, causing it to become trapped.

4. Bacteria found on and in the skin multiplies at a rapid rate due to a perfect environment of dead skin cell build-up and excess oil.

5. Enzymes located in the skin are triggered by an acneic skin condition.  5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that binds with testosterone, causing sebum to become sticky.  Lipase is secreted by bacteria and contributes to inflammation (oftentimes causing scarring).

The best way to treat an acne type skin condition is by the use of proper skin care products and clinical facial treatments.  Spa 10 Estheticians will set you up on a protocol that contains all the necessary ingredients to exfoliate, calm inflammation, reduce oil production, address bacteria, and target the 5-alpha reductase and lipase enzymes.

Click Here to Book A Customized Corrective Facial Now!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori, Inc.

Reference:  Societe Skin Care, Denise Byrnes  http://societeskincare.org/

Invest in a facial or body treatment that WILL change your skin!

Healthy Cells = Healthy younger looking skin….it’s a fact!

Microcurrent Facial Toning

This is great information on Spa 10’s #1 anti-aging facial and body toning treatment! A lot of you have had these amazing treatments and here is clinical information on all the benefits you receive during your hour-long appointment.

Muscle re–education is most related to the term “facial toning”. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.

Aside from muscle re-education and massive increases in ATP levels, microcurrent has other proven benefits for esthetic applications. Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of the University Of Washington‘s department of pathology, performed clinical studies using microcurrent equipment. He notes,” The fact that technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of the skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibres in the dermis, and the length if the fibres on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissues increased 10%, and the numbers of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.

Many of the studies detailing the massive increase in speed regarding wound healing refer to ATP as one of the attributing factors. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin, as underlying tissue.

Chi’s 2003 study performed at the University of Washington further notes a 35% increase In blood circulation Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation, and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent. Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be 3 to 5 times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scar tissue when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery, you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post-surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

In terms of product penetration, microcurrent offers specific Iontophoresis that allows superior penetration of water based products into the skin. The idea that the electrical current emits from one probe and returns to the other allows specific focus on products penetration, Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent.

Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be three times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scars when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post- surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

To book a Microcurrent Facial Toning Treatment just click here   BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or a member of her team please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori, Inc 2011 All Rights Reserved.  Reproduction without permission prohibited.

Reference:   http://www.microcurrent.net/

Physical vs Chemical Sunblocks

There has been a lot of concern about ingredients in sunblock and whether we should  be protecting our skin with it.  My clients are very smart and always looking for the correct way to protect their skin…as they know this will not only provide them with a great looking complexion, but will help them age gracefully.

As a professional skin care therapist I believe that we need to protect our skin from the sun for a few different reasons:

1.  Environmental damage DOES cause premature aging!

2. Skin cancer is on the rise and NOBODY should have to deal with what is involved in the treatment of this type of cancer.

3. Most women suffer from sun spots on their face starting in their 20’s and once you have them…they are hard to get rid of….so why not prevent them?  I wish I would have known about sunblock when I was a kid.

There are different types of sunblock – Physical and Chemical.  Physical sunblock sits on the skin, reflects the harmful rays and works immediately after application to the skin.  This is the type of sunblock I recommend to all my clients.

Chemical sunblock has to absorb into the blood stream and takes about 1/2 hour after applying to start protecting your skin.  This is the type of sunblock I try to avoid.

No Matter which sunblock you decide to use the important thing to remember is to REAPPLY!

Physical Sunblock                                                   Chemical Sunblock
How it Works How it works
Physical sunscreens protect your skin from the sun by deflecting or blocking the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun’s rays. Some chemical filters can scatter sun rays, but still mostly just absorb them.
Active Ingredients Active Ingredients
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) Octylcrylene, Avobenzone, Octinoxate,
Zinc oxide (ZnO) Octisalate, Oxybenzone, Homosalate,
4-MBC, Mexoryl SX & XL, Tinosorb S, M
Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A Plus
Safety
Pretty safe, FDA approved. Generally safe, however some chemical filters generate free radicals which can make your skin age.
Don’t cause free radicals Many chemical UV filters have not been FDA approved in the States, but are in sunscreens sold in Europe and Asia.

If you would like to book a skin care consultation visit www.thespa10.com and just click on the schedule now button and I will be happy to help you find the right sunblock for you and your family!

© Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

References:http://www.skinacea.com/sunscreen/physical-vs-chemical-sunscreen.html

12 Hidden Beauty Robbers

I found this list of “Beauty Robbers” written by Jennifer Devlin in one of my trade magazines, and thought the information was valuable and well worth sharing!

The following ingredients, which are found in most personal care products, should be avoided at all costs.  Clients with skin sensitivity issues often see a significant improvement in their condition when they stop using these ingredients.

  1. Benzoyl peroxide
  2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
  3. Dioxin
  4. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)

    Ingredients to Avoid!
  5. FD&C Color & Pigments
  6. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
  7. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
  8. Phthalates
  9. Propylene Glycon (PG) and Butylene Glycol
  10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  11. Sunscreen chemicals
  12. Triclosan

Although there have been few clinical studies on what these ingredients actually do to the skin, I have personally seen incredible healing when clients at Spa 10 start using  product lines we offer that DO NOT contain these ingredients.   Our licensed estheticans have watched acne heal, sun spots diminish and redness and skin sensitivity simply just disappear!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin