April 8th, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
Prepare your body for summer with TruSculpt!
We just booked our annual trip to the beach in South Texas this summer. I really look forward to the family time and relaxed pace of the days. What I really DON’T look forward to is bathing suit shopping or exposing my lumps and bumps! I always start a diet and exercise regimen in preparation, but no matter how hard I try, there are still those stubborn spots that my eye is drawn to in the dressing room mirror.
Our newest technology, TruSculpt, is changing my outlook this year; I’ll feel much more comfortable about hitting the beach after I finish my treatments! TruSculpt is a non-surgical way to sculpt those annoying bumps and bulges. This revolutionary technology targets and heats unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. There are no needles, surgery, or downtime. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.
Of course, I will also load up on my Elta MD sunscreen, my NeoCutis Journee & Hyalis (for replenishing moisture loss), lots of water, my biggest, floppiest hat, sunglasses and an easy read to wile away those relaxing days! Whatever your summer plans are, Flawless Skin Spa has the treatments and products to make your days FLAWLESS!
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April 2nd, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
Tips for prepping your skin for warmer weather
Spring has sprung! It’s hard not to get caught up in the desire to spend more time outside than in! Just like we prep our gardens and yards for the warm months ahead, we should be prepping our skin, too.
Moisturizer that attracts water molecules in winter can clog pores in warmer weather, so it is important that if your skin is a bit oily or acne-prone, you look for one that is lighter, water-based and preferably contains SPF and moisturizer in one. Zinc and Titanium-based products are best to reduce oil; our Elta MD products are a perfect choice. Additionally, our laser facial packages can help to keep breakouts at bay by helping to kill the bacteria that accumulate in our pores because of increased perspiration and oil glands that are more active during warmer weather. Make sure to drink plenty of water each day, too. This can help to hydrate your body and skin and reduce redness.
Remember the rest of your skin as well; make sure to exfoliate arms and legs with a mild scrub or a mechanical tool like the Clarisonic Pro at least 2 or 3 times per week. This helps to slough off dead skin cells and to keep skin glowing. Remember to use sunscreen and to regularly re-apply to keep skin healthy. Finally, don’t forget those feet and toes! Bright colors like Coral and Turquoise are big for summer pedicures; keep skin well moisturized and use lactic or glycolic-acid based products to aid in penetration of dead layers of skin to dissolve them.
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March 25th, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
Who said that?!
I’ve decided that in my spare time (what spare time?!) I am going to write a book. It will be full of anecdotes about the things that go through my head when I wake up, get ready for work, get home at night and before I fall asleep.
One of those things is this… It’s a lot easier to decide to go on a diet than it is to decide to stop being fat! I decide to go on a diet just about every day; unfortunately, deciding to stop being fat is a puzzle that seems to elude me. I DON’T like being fat—in fact, for most of my life, this hasn’t been my “state of being”. It doesn’t feel good, the clothes that I want to wear don’t fit and frankly, it requires me to wear Spanx on a daily basis (does anyone behind me hear my thighs rubbing together?!)
Unfortunately, the list of things that I DO like includes wine, beer, chips, cheese, crackers and a lot of other foods high in calories and low in nutrition. Then I start thinking about why that is—why don’t we crave quinoa? Or kale? And if you are one of those rare individuals that DO—you’re probably thin and I can’t relate to you. I think about how great it would be if I could find the “magic pill” that would require minimum effort and maximum results—even though I know that what it really requires is diet and exercise… on a regular basis. What a pain… maybe I could go into a coma for 6 months? No, that won’t work; I’ve got too much to do. Well, make that “I’ve got too much to put on a list and then NOT get around to doing”, which is almost the same thing, right? This is usually where I get annoyed with myself and stop thinking about it…again.
I’m working on making better decisions; to stop being fat is the big one this week! I’ve got more thoughts where those came from—so watch out!
Have a Flawless day! Marci
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