February 19th, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
you're trying to eat healthy, you'll want to watch out for foods that can ruin
your diet. Don't be tricked by diet-deviants. Check out the top three foods
many people assume are contributing to their healthy lifestyle, but in reality,
they're reversing it.
It's true, nuts contain antioxidants that are healthy, but these
salty treats should be consumed in small doses. The problem with trail mix is
that it's easy to devour. You can easily add 500 calories to your daily intake
by blindly eating a few handfuls. Like all foods, trail mix is okay in
moderation, but don't assume it's decreasing your waistline.
Many people assume an energy bar is a great snack before a
workout, but in reality, many are packed with high fructose corn syrup and fat.
Some energy bars pack a 350-calorie punch. They are a good source of protein,
but be sure to check the nutrition label before ripping into one.
Store bought smoothies
A smoothie seems like a great way to curb calories,
after all, it's just fruit right? Wrong. Pre-made smoothies usually contain
sugars and syrups to make them taste sweet. Don't assume that switching from a
chocolate-induced coffee to a smoothie is any better either. In some cases,
smoothies contain 600 calories.
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It's not easy to arm yourself with the vast array of nutritional knowledge
that's out there, but it's always a good idea to check nutrition labels. If
you're eating out, go online and look up nutritional information before you
January 24th, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
You notice lines on your face that
weren’t there yesterday. Or someone asks you if you’re feeling OK
because you’ve been looking tired lately. You check yourself out in
the mirror and you hardly recognize yourself. Who is that old person
peering back at you? While it’s inevitable that we all get
older, maybe you’re not ready to look older. However, you’re also
not ready for plastic surgery. There are a
variety of treatments at your disposal that can address wrinkles,
uneven skin tone or whatever it is that's making you look older than you are. Take a look at some of the spa treatment you can have, so you can recapture the fresh look you had when you were
younger -- without going under the knife.
your complexion looks dull and lifeless, dead skin cells or sluggish
circulation may be to blame. Even if you wash your face regularly,
debris and slow skin turnover rates can result in a fatigued
appearance. Clear your pores of blemish-triggering debris with a
facial geared to your particular skin type – dry, oily, normal,
combination or sensitive – combined with a massage designed to perk
up facial blood flow. The effect is immediate and there is absolutely
no down time involved. Combined with a few extra hours’ sleep for a
few nights, a facial may be all you need to revive a youthful
For breakouts, uneven
skin tone and large pores, microdermabrasion treatment can be just
the ticket. Trained aestheticians use a special tool to apply a fine
layer of aluminum oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate
crystals to your skin, and then gently buff the crystals away,
sweeping away debris and dead skin in the process. Afterward, you’re
left with smooth, more evenly toned skin with little or no down
It’s true that many department stores or even drug
store and grocery stores sell microdermabrasion treatments to use at
home. However, the chemicals included in home microdermabrasion
treatments are less concentrated than the formulations available to
professionals. As a result, a spa treatment can often produce more
satisfactory results with microdermabrasion than you can on your
Chemical peels are designed to
remove the top layer of skin, which often reveals clearer skin with
fewer or no wrinkles. Aestheticians use their training and experience
to choose a light peel of glycolic or salicylic acid, a medium peel
of trichloroacetic acid or a deep peel of Retin A followed by phenol
– depending on the condition of your skin. Depending on whether you
receive a light, medium or deep peel, you may require anywhere from a
few hours to several days of down time after receiving a chemical
Creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and
similar compounds designed for home use often promise to activate
skin renewal by sloughing off dead skin. These products use a similar
process as that of a chemical peel. However, the concentration of
active ingredients in products designed for home use is lower and
often less effective than chemical peels that are available to
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None of the treatments
described here is designed to replace a facelift. If you have serious
skin sagging or deep wrinkles, a facelift may be your only option if
you’re determined to regain the looks you had 15 or 20 years ago.
However, if you’ve just begun to show the signs of aging, any one
of these procedures could allow us to help you to turn back the clock
five or even 10 years.
January 23rd, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
When you look in the mirror, are you shocked by that tired, harried-looking person you see looking back at you? Do you look older than you feel? In trying to keep up with a busy household, a demanding job, as well as an active social life, it’s easy to let self-care go by the wayside. One way to instantly renew your complexion -- while giving yourself a mini-break from the hustle of your regular routine – is to take an hour or so to indulge in a facial.
Cleansing Away Skin Impurities
Even if you wash your face regularly, your complexion may look dull and drab. The solution is not to pile on the makeup, but to deal with the source of the problem, which are blocked pores from excess oil and debris. A facial will gently clear your pores and stimulate your circulation, to promote a healthy attractive glow that makes you look younger and more vibrant, whether you’re wearing makeup or not.
Revitalizing Skin Renewal
As you age, the natural process of skin cell turnover and renewal naturally slows down. The result can be a buildup of excess skin cells that can promote the look of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. However, a facial treatment can not only eliminate excess dead skin cells, but can also stimulate the process of skin-renewing collagen. With regular facial treatments, your skin will look and behave more like the skin you had when you were younger.
You – Looking and Feeling Great!
In addition to all the practical benefits you gain from receiving a professional facial, the process just feels great. As you lean back and close your eyes, the action of our esthetician massaging your face can ease tensions and put you into a relaxed state. You may even be tempted to fall asleep. Whether you doze off or not, once the work is finished, you will emerge looking fresh and renewed – and feeling just as great as you look!
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