Introducing… the AMAZING Non-Chemical Peel

Non-Chemical PeelWe want your skin to look and feel BEAUTIFUL!

Just a quick note from Spa 10 to share some exciting news! We have recently discovered an amazing new approach to “chemical peels”!

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
– NO DOWN TIME
– NO CHEMICALS
– AVOIDS OVERLY AGGRESSIVE EXFOLIATION
– HEALING AND CORRECTION of ACNE, SIGNS OF AGING,
and SUN DAMAGE.

Why are we so excited to offer this to you? Clients are achieving unbelievable “skin correcting” results. There is no down time involved.

Skin instantly looks and feels youthful and refreshed. All you have to do is show up ready to relax and we use our expertise to determine what your skin needs the most.

“The all natural Vermont gal in me has never loved the ‘aggressive’ chemical peel approach to skin care… so I am thrilled that I can offer you this results-based non-chemical peel treatment.” ~ Lori

SEE COUPON BELOW and… get ready for happy healthy “end of summer” skin.

Here’s to looking and feeling beautiful and vibrant!

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Image courtesy of Marin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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”   😉

Book your appointment now!

 

Spring Spray Tan Special Sale

Live Beautifully ~ Beautifully Bronzed!

As you know, Spa 10 offers a pretty amazing airbrush tan!

We have a client who will drive 70 miles in LA traffic just to get our perfect bronze…

And…

I very rarely discount this service!

So…

This is a once a year opportunity for you to get your happy, healthy glow at a discounted price.

Why am I offering this generous discount?

1. It’s spring break

2. Everyone’s headed on vacation

3.  And – I REALLY don’t want you to put your bathing suit on and look like the gal in the background of the picture above! LOL 🙂

Book your appointment now!

Change in Seasons…Changes in Your Skin!

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).

“As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out,” Bonnie LaPlante, an esthetician with the Canyon Ranch resort in Lenox, Mass., tells WebMD. “It doesn’t matter if you heat your home using oil, wood, or electricity. The skin gets dry.”

Sound familiar? Read on to get WebMD’s top 10 tips for boosting your winter skin care regimen, so that your skin stays moist and healthy through the winter months.

1. Seek a Specialist

If you go to your local drugstore, you’ll be hard put to find a salesperson who can give you good advice. That’s why going to an esthetician or dermatologist even once is a good investment. Such a specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skin care products you should be using.

But that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck buying high-end products. “Inexpensive products work just as well as high-end ones,” says David Voron, MD, a dermatologist in Arcadia, Calif. “In fact, the extra price you pay for the expensive stuff is often just for packaging and marketing. What’s most important is how your skin responds to the product — and how you like its feel, not how much money you paid for it.”

2. Moisturize More

You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer.  But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine.  Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based.)

But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for “nonclogging” oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil. Shea oil — or butter — is controversial, because it can clog facial pores. And vegetable shortening, LaPlante says, is a really bad idea. “It would just sit on the skin,” she says. “And it would be really greasy.”

You can also look for lotions containing “humectants,” a class of substances (including glycerine, sorbitol, and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to your skin.

3. Slather on the Sunscreen

No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun — combined with snow glare — can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time

4. Give Your Hands a Hand

The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves when you go outside; if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause.

5. Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks

Wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.

6. Hook Up the Humidifier

Central heating systems (as well as space heaters) blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Place several small humidifiers throughout your home; they help disperse the moisture more evenly.

7. Hydrate for Your Health, Not for Your Skin

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Drinking water helps your skin stay young looking. In fact, it’s a myth. Water is good for your overall health and “the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from fluids. But the average person’s skin does not reflect the amount of water being drunk,” Kenneth Bielinski, MD, a dermatologist in Oak Lawn, Ill., tells WebMD “It’s a very common misconception.”

LaPlante agrees. “I see clients at the spa who drink their 10 to 12 glasses of water a day and still have superdry skin. It just doesn’t do that much.”

8. Grease Up Your Feet

Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during the winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerine instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.

9. Pace the Peels

If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. And use them a little less often.

10. Ban Superhot Baths

Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after frolicking out in the cold. But the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. “You’re better off with just warm water,” LaPlante advises, “and staying in the water a shorter amount of time.”

A lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda, can help relieve skin that is so dry it has become itchy, Bielinski notes. So, too, can periodically reapplying your moisturizer. If those techniques don’t work, go see a dermatologist. “You may need a prescription lotion to combat the dry skin,” Bielinski says. “Or you may have a condition that isn’t simply dry skin and that requires different treatment.”

References:  Web MD by Susan Davis -Freelance journalist Susan Davis specializes in writing about health, fitness, and family issues. Her work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and Parenting. She is the author of 365 Activities You and Your Baby Will Love and the co-author of Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Sexiest New Fall Makeup Trends

Sparkling dramatic eyes!

Jay Lo often wears a combination of these eye colors for that natural, but sultry look she always seems to be sporting!  She was just voted Sexiest Woman Alive by People Magazine!

This amazing shadow kit takes you from soft to sultry, each of the shadows has something different to offer so that you can pull off any look where and when you like.  We have heard Steamy one of the shadows in the kit, can also be used as a blush (an almost exact match to Nars best selling Orgasm blush).

Use each shade alone, layer or blend together.

Worried about how to apply your makeup?  Fear no more we offer makeup lessons at Spa 10 and once you know what you’re doing  it  is easier than you think!

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.

© Spa 10 2011

Skin Saving Sun Care Tips

It seems like the perfect time of year to remind you all of some important ways to care for you skin this summer.  One of my favorite industry reads is,  “Return to Beautiful Skin” by Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella, so I am sharing some tips  from the book that will help you and your skin look and feel beautiful this summer.

1.  Too much sun can and will accelerate aging and cause skin cancer

2. Use nontoxic, safe sunless tanning products and healthy alternatives to sunbathing  and tanning booths – Spa 10’s sunless airbrush spray tan is a perfect alternative!

3.  The best way to protect your skin is with a quality nontoxic sunblock that offers BOTH UVA and UVB protection.  Working out –  Spa 10 now offers an amazing  lightweight, powder sunblock for complete UVA and UVB protection that will not slide into and irritate your eyes.

4. When you use a sunscreen, no matter what the SPF, you have to reapply it frequently.

5. Sunblock is no different than your other body care products- it should contain, healing, therapeutic ingredients that are nontoxic yet effective.  Spa 10 now carries a non-chemical physical sunblock SPF 30 – give us a call for more information.

Take care of your skin by protecting it from the sun!  Sunblock should be in a part of your daily routine, make sure your moisturizer or Make up has an SPF in it – even if the sun is not out!  I notice that 90% of my clients facial sun damage is on the left side of their face- the side exposed to the sun while driving.

Spa 10’s licensed skin care estheticans have plenty of advise and product to offer you on how to care for you skin during the summer months.   Come in or give us a call www.thespa10.com.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

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.

Save Your Skin and Some $ On Your Next Healthy Tan!

I found this article in Women’s Health and felt it was important enough to share with you.

In a study published in the journal Archives of Dermatology, nearly 40 percent of  women ages 18-30 said their mom introduced them to indoor tanning (which can increase the risk of skin cancer by 74%!)

These same young women started tanning two years earlier than other fake bakers, and where five times more likely to be “heavy tanners” (logging 25 or more appointments a year) as college students.

Craving some color?  Come in for a skin-saving airbrush sunless tan.  Spa 10’s airbrush sunless spray tanning solution is customized for your specific skin tone to avoid that  “orange tint” and provide you with a streak free tan!   Our solution is formulated with 100% organic DHA,  95% natural ingredients, and also includes a dose of skin healing and anti aging antioxidants that provide additional free-radical protection.

Sign up for our newsletter at www.thespa10.com and receive $5 off on your 1st airbrush sunless tan!  All of Spa 10’s airbrush tanning technicians are licensed estheticians with years of training and experience in airbrush sunless tanning, and the ever changing world of skin care .

References:

Women’s Health  May 2011

Skin Cancer and the Importance of Self-exams

Checking the skin regularly for any signs of the disease increases the chance of finding melanoma early. A monthly skin self-exam is very important for people who have any of the known risk factors, but doing skin self-exams routinely is a good idea for everyone.

Here is how to do a skin self-exam:

  1. After a bath or shower, stand in front of a full-length mirror in a well-lighted room. Use a hand-held mirror to look at hard-to-see areas.
  2. Begin with the face and scalp and work downward, checking the head, neck, shoulders, back, chest, and so on. Be sure to check the front, back, and sides of the arms and legs. Also, check the groin, the palms, the fingernails, and the soles of the feet, the toenails, and the area between the toes.
  3. Be sure to check the hard-to-see areas of the body, such as the scalp and neck. A friend or relative may be able to help inspect these areas. Use a comb or a blow dryer to help move hair so you can see the scalp and neck better.
  4. Be aware of where your moles are and how they look. By checking your skin regularly, you will become familiar with what your moles look like. Look for any signs of change, particularly a new black mole or a change in outline, shape, size, color (especially a new black area), or feel of an existing mole. Also, note any new, unusual, or “ugly-looking” moles. If your doctor has taken photos of your skin, compare these pictures with the way your skin looks on self-examination.
  5. Check moles carefully during times of hormone changes, such as adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause. As hormone levels change, moles may change.
  6. It may be helpful to record the dates of your skin exams and to write notes about the way your skin looks. If you find anything unusual, see your doctor right away. Remember, the earlier a melanoma is found, the better the chance for a cure.

In addition to doing routine skin self-exams, people should have their skin checked regularly by a doctor or nurse specialist. A doctor can do a skin exam during visits for regular checkups. People who think they have dysplastic nevi should point them out to the doctor. It is also important to tell the doctor about any new, changing, or “ugly-looking” moles.

Sometimes it is necessary to see a specialist. A dermatologist (skin doctor) is likely to have the most training in diseases of the skin. Some plastic surgeons, general surgeons, oncologist, internists, and family doctors also have a special interest and training in moles and melanoma.

Melanoma may run in families, and members of these families are at high risk for the disease. In some of these families, certain members also have a large number (usually over 100) of dysplastic nevi. These people have an especially high risk of developing melanoma. When two or more family members develop melanoma, it is important for all of the patients’ close relatives (parents, brothers, sisters, and children above the age of 10) to see a doctor and be examined carefully for dysplastic nevi or any signs of melanoma. The doctor can then decide how often each person needs to be seen. (Doctors may recommend that these family members have checkups every 6 months.) Anyone who has a large number of dysplastic nevi also should be examined regularly.

A doctor may want to watch a slightly abnormal mole closely to see whether it changes over time. Pictures taken at one visit may be compared with the appearance of the mole at the next visit. Sometimes a doctor decides that a mole should be removed so that the tissue can be examined under a microscope. The removal of a mole, called a biopsy, is usually done in the doctor’s office using a local anesthetic. It generally takes only a few minutes. The patient may require stitches, and a small scar will remain after healing. A pathologist examines the tissue under a microscope to see whether the melanocytes are normal, dysplastic, or cancerous.

Because most moles, including most dysplastic nevi, do not develop into melanoma, removing all of them is not necessary. A doctor can recommend when and when not to remove moles. Usually, only moles that look like melanoma, those that change, or those that are both new and look abnormal need to be removed.

We recommend that you protect you skin with SPF every day and our favorite product is PCA’s Hydrator Plus with SPF 30 available at Spa 10 Encino and Palm Desert location.

PCA SKIN Hydrator Plus SPF 30 Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB Sunscreen
PCA SKIN Hydrator Plus SPF 30 Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Reference:

National Cancer Institute

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/moles-and-dysplastic-nevi/page6

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.

THE DRESS REHEARSAL $75, 50 min
-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  https://www.facebook.com/Spa10?ref=ts 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”

Ladybug Fortune Favors https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ladybug-Fortune-Cookie-Company/109406629133021

Jen O’Sullivan Photograhy  http://www.jenosullivan.com

Fantasy Frostings http://www.fantasyfrostings.com/