Gratitude, well-being and giving thanks to my clients during the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to say thank you to all of my clients who have supported my business over the last 10 years.   Most of my clients have heard me talk about “The Secret”, and how important I believe it is to live your life thinking positively, feeling grateful and putting out to the universe what you would like to happen in your life.  I found this bit of information online and hope you all take a moment to read it as you will see how being grateful can make you look and feel amazing!

A large body of recent work has suggested that people who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being. Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships.  Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self-acceptance. Grateful people have more positive ways of coping with the difficulties they experience in life, being more likely to seek support from other people, reinterpreted and grow from the experience, and spend more time planning how to deal with the problem. Grateful people also have less negative coping strategies, being less likely to try to avoid the problem, deny there is a problem, blame themselves, or cope through substance use. Grateful people sleep better, and this seems to be because they think less negative and more positive thoughts just before going to sleep.  Gratitude had been said to have one of the strongest links with mental health of any character trait.  Numerous studies suggest that grateful people are more likely to have higher levels of happiness and lower levels of stress and depression.”

Please visit www.thespa10.com between 10am-5pm on  Friday November 25th to purchase any one  of Spa 10’s facials for $75.00. (This is available ONLINE ONLY) Click the Services option and you will see the Thanksgiving specials!   This includes all facials!  This is my way of saying thank you for all you have done to help my business grow and succeed!   You will have the option to  purchase 1, 2 or 3 facials to use anytime   (** please note limit 3 facials per client and are available online only).

*New clients are welcome to receive this special offer

This is a one-day gratitude event taking place online only – on Friday November 25th only.  Limit 3 per client.


Thank You and I wish you the best holiday season filled with lots of love, peace and happiness!

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude

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

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

Spa 10’s #1 anti-aging facial and body toning treatment!

Many of you have experienced these amazing treatments and often ask me how it works.  Here is clinical information on all the benefits you receive during your appointment.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4.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.

5.In terms of product penetration, microcurrent allows superior penetration of products into the skin. At Spa 10 we customized the products used during this facial specifically to what your skin needs at the time of your treatment to ensure the best possible anti-aging results!

6. Post- surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work. It’s the same theory as wearing a retainer after braces – you want to keep everything in post surgery place!

P.S.- Suffering from any post injection bruising…call Spa 10 for help!  We have had amazing results just by applying a quick amount of microcurrent to bruised area!  Clients are telling us it healed almost overnight!

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!  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  All Rights Reserved

References:  Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of Washington’s Department of Pathology

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

Looking For the Perfect Red Lipstick?

Passion Lip Fixation

Sexy daring lips!

Passion – a cool cherry red with a clear gloss.

Get double-beauty duty with two products in one. Each Lip Fixation™ boasts a lip stain and lip gloss in complimentary colors.

Packed with botanicals, unlike other lip stains on the market this stain actually soothes and pampers lips for comfortable, buildable coverage without feathering or drying.

This is Spa 10’s best selling fall lipstick color because it doesn’t feather or dry out your lips!

© Spa 10 2011

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.

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

A Great Way to Start the Day…Be Thankful!

I hope this helps you start your day realizing how much you have to be thankful for.

Being thankful will remove stress from your life and that is the most anti-aging gift you can give yourself.

Removing stress can also help to heal acne breakouts!

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/

5 Ways to Look & Feel Younger in 7 Days!

1.  Replace one meal a day for 7 days with a low sugar detoxifying juice – there are some great recipes online if you own your own juicer.  Be sure to add cucumber, lemon and blueberries to your juice as they all have properties that  delay the effects of aging, improve our skin elasticity, stave off wrinkles and get rid of bad skin problems.

2. Up your exercise routine and commit to working out for AT LEAST 5 of the 7 day anti-aging regime!  If you are already going to the gym faithfully then push yourself a little harder – if you can do it for 5-7 days you have a good chance  of  making this a new habit.  Physically active people have cells that look younger on a molecular level than those of couch potatoes, according to new research that offers a fundamental new clue into how exercise may help stave off aging.

3. Allow 10 minutes a day for  some stress-free “me” time.  A few nice ways to spend this time would be to pick up a magazine that you love,  just sit and listen to your ipod, or take your pooch for a walk around the block.  I always tell my clients that if I can take stress out of their lives during a one hour facial then that is the best anti-aging gift I can give them.

4. Make a lunch date with a family member or friend who makes you happy – preferably someone with a happy positive attitude because studies show that laughter is good for your heart – it increases blood flow by 22 percent, per Good Housekeeping October 2010 issue and it’s a stress buster.

5. Drink one cup of green tea a day – One cup of green tea provides more antioxidants than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries. This activity reduces the harsh aging effects of environmental damage.

© 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.