Correction, Prevention and Nutrition

If you’re looking for a facial that brightens, tightens and give the skin an over all much fresh appearance, I highly recommend The Max Stem Cell Facial. This facial is all about correction and nutrition. Products and techniques used in this facial are specially formulated pure, active ingredients that provide protection at the cellular level against nutritional imbalance, oxidative stress and UV damage. This facial delivers unsurpassed preventive measures against the effects of aging, with a unique blend of plant derived stem cell technology and nutripeptides® to help plump the skin.

To continue the benefits of your facial at home I carry the full line of The Max products.

The MAX™ range employs Images three-phase CPN System of Correction, Prevention and Nutrition. Specially formulated pure, active ingredients provide protection at the cellular level against nutritional imbalance, oxidative stress and UV damage. It delivers unsurpassed preventive measures against the effects of aging, with a unique blend of plant derived stem cell technology and nutripeptides® to help plump your skin.

The MAX™ range employs Images three-phase CPN System of Correction, Prevention and Nutrition. Specially formulated pure, active ingredients provide protection at the cellular level against nutritional imbalance, oxidative stress and UV damage. It delivers unsurpassed preventive measures against the effects of aging, with a unique blend of plant derived stem cell technology and nutripeptides® to help plump your skin.

Diminish Acne Scar Discoloration, Inflammation and Pigmentation

When I ask my clients about their skin concerns at the top of the list are pigmentation, scarring and inflammation. There are viable solutions.

In the treatment room I recommend:

  • The Illuminating Facial which combines the latest innovations in skin lightening to calm the skin and correct hyperpigmentation. or
  • the Signature Advanced Repair Facial which is rich in vitamin C, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids and enzymes which increase cell turn over while lightening, and brightening the skin.

For at home maintenance, I recommend and sell Image Skin Care products. In fact, Image has developed an entire line devoted to calming, lightening and brightening. ILUMA™

IIluma is an entire line devoted to lightening and brightening

IIluma is an entire line devoted to lightening and brightening

Introducing the next generation of powerful skin lightening ingredients . Quickly diminishes all forms of pigmentation from sun spots to melasma. Formulated by plastic surgeons, this revolutionary intense lightening line utilizes Vectorize –TechnologyTM to deliver potent encapsulated lightening agents to correct and prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Make an appointment and let’s get those top 3 concerns – gone.

Iluma Lightening Serum

A blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract gently reduces inflammation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion.

A blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract gently reduces inflammation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion.

An Esthetician Can Lead You To Proper Products

Featured Image -- 220After a facial, the skin appears fresh and clean. It has been cleared of clogged pores and dead skin cells, skin pigmentations have been buffed and diminished, and dehydrated skin has been rehydrated.

But facials and skin-rejuvenating treatments aren’t the only services your skin care specialist can offer. She also can guide you through the maze of “beauty” gimmicks and trends in an attempt to create manageable skin care goals you can easily continue at home.

Your diet, water consumption, daily oil production, and long- and short-term goals help skin care specialists (also known as estheticians) formulate your home skin care regimes. “To get better skin, you have to choose better products, and you need the help of a professional more and more,” says Dennis Gross, a New York dermatologist. “It’s a quandary. My clients are smart, intellectual people, and they were clueless about which skin care line to use.” 

And it’s no wonder. Some promises are difficult to discern from truths. 

Antioxidants, fatty acids, and bioflavenoids improve the skin from the inside out by bolstering cellular membranes and producing clear, glowing skin, professionals say. Minerals and vitamins A, C, and E affect the connective tissues of the skin, which translates to overall health and the minimization of pores. For those who do not eat vitamin-rich foods, some companies make supplements to address a variety of needs from moisture and antioxidant replenishment to acne. 

There is a lot of information and knowledge an esthetician can offer when it comes to healthy and logical skin care.

Home Skin Care

faceEveryone has unique skin care needs that change according to season, time of life, and personal goals.  The key is to finding at home skin care products that suit both your climate and age. For that you need a trained skin care professional (esthetician)

Try different systems; mix and match,but don’t settle. If you don’t see a benefit in a month, change. You should be happy with your home skin care and with the way your face looks. There is not be one magic bullet for everyone, but there are some rules of thumb. 

Cleansers come in different shapes, sizes, formulations, and strengths. Some products can strip the skin of natural oils while others don’t scratch the surface of makeup, oil, and pollution build-up. As a rule, the longer you leave a cleanser on, the more it will do. If you have sensitive skin, splash your face with water, lather, and rinse. For a concentrated clean, let the lather linger.

When you exfoliate, find a median between frequency and ferocity. Don’t over-do it. Exfoliation occurs with washcloths, toners, and scrubs. A common mistake made at home is over-scrubbing, which leads to dry, irritated and even inflamed skin. Rule of thumb – take it easy.

Masks are described as great home remedies, but they’re not for everyone,they can be drying or harsh.

Generally, I suggest exfoliating three times a week and masking twice a week in-between facials. Those with acne and sensitive skin should not be using anything abrasive and always always use mild, gentle products like surface peel masks that slough off after they have dried on the skin.

Excerpted from an article originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2004.
Copyright 2004. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

Tips for Radiant Winter Skin

winter skinWinter is here. Time to pack away your shorts, flip-flops and bathing suits and make room for oversized jackets, boots and lip balm—lots and lots of lip balm. That dry crisp winter air can leave your skin feeling chapped, dehydrated and flaky—an annoying side effect of an otherwise nostalgically joyful season. But never fear, here is a list of dos and don’ts that will leave your skin looking radiant this winter season.

DO

Drink a lot of water. Your skin is your largest organ, and just like any other organ in your body, the cells are made up of water. When you are not getting enough water, your skin will become dehydrated, because the water you do drink travels to all other organs first before it even reaches your skin. So drink up!

Choose the right cleanser. Washing your face twice daily with a good moisturizing cleanser will prevent your skin from drying out. At Tamara’s Skin Care we carry Image Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser because incorporates nourishing anti-oxidants and Vitamin C to gently clean, repair and sooth.

Moisturize daily. Apply an SPF moisturizer in the morning and a hydrating crème before you go to bed. At Tamara’s, we carry Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme, Prevention + Daily Hydrating Moisturizer with SPF 30+ as well as Image Body Spa Rejuvenating Body Lotion. These are a well-balanced trio to keep not just your face, but entire body looking radiant.

Use a humidifier. The drastic change from dry heat used to warm your home, and the cold outside air, will cause your skin to dry out faster. Using a humidifier will allow you to stay warm and retain your skin’s moisture.

DON’T

Take hot showers. Even though a long relaxing shower seems like the best idea on a cold day, your skin will not thank you for it. Your body produces a thin layer of oil to protect the skin and help retain moisture. The hot water causes that oil barrier to soften, allowing moisture to escape, and leaving your skin vulnerable to harsh environmental elements.

Use bar soap. As mentioned above, the skin is covered in a thin layer of oil, and bar soap will only strip the barrier leaving your skin irritated and dry. Instead of bar soap, use a body cleanser designed to gently exfoliate and moisturize such as the Image Body Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub.

Rub your skin dry. When you get out of the shower, gently pat your skin with a towel. Rubbing will only cause irritation or exasperate other skin conditions such as eczema.

How Oxygen Can Get You the Hollywood Glow for Holiday Parties

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Image Skin Care

IMG_7638 - CopyWhen a celebrity steps out onto the red carpet we expect a flawless appearance, high fashion, a well-toned physique and a glowing, seemingly never aging, complexion. After all, behind every A-List celebrity is a team of stylists working together to achieve what looks effortlessly beautiful. But most people can’t afford their own glam squad (wouldn’t that be nice though!). However, it is possible to achieve that Hollywood glow on your own, and have your skin looking radiant for your next holiday party.

What is this Hollywood secret? It’s simple: a single element that surrounds you daily—oxygen. When oxygen is applied topically, it immediately plumps, hydrates and firms your skin, giving you that healthy, youthful, glow. Oxygen-infused skin treatment will reduce the signs of aging by supplying the skin with nourishing vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that strengthen the collagen. It also kills bacteria and softens fine lines, giving a smoother skin tone, which allows for easier makeup application.

You may be wondering why you still have unwelcome fine lines, wrinkles and a dull complexion when you are surrounded by oxygen. But the truth is, you aren’t. The air we breathe, depending on where you live, is made up of Nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, argon, neon and other gases, while only about 18% is actual oxygen. This is why many of Hollywood’s biggest stars rely on oxygen facials to get all the benefits of oxygen propelled directly into their skin, without the pore-clogging environmental elements along with it.

Now, what exactly is an oxygen facial? Our O2 Lift is a professional treatment given by an esthetician. The treatment starts with a milk cleanser that gently and effectively cleanses, removing all surface impurities and restoring the skin’s pH balance. Next, an enzymatic peel formulated to digest dead skin cells, soothing botanicals, powerful antioxidants and lighteners is massaged onto the skin. Afterwards, the oxygenating masque is applied. This masque is designed to work in just minutes, and improves circulation, eliminates toxins and is packed with powerful antioxidants to hinder aging and a potent lightening blend that reduces pigmentation and illuminates the skin. The plant-derived skin cell facial enhancer is then applied. This powerful serum will hydrate and extend cell life while correcting uneven skin tones. The facial is topped off with an SPF 30 moisturizer to preserve that healthy glow while protecting against further damage.

Once finished, your skin will look healthier, firmer and more radiant—giving you that “Hollywood glow” for any upcoming holiday parties.

Get Glowing for the Holidays!

This holiday season show your friends and family how well you have been doing this past year by showing up with the healthiest, most radiant skin you have ever had! Out of all of the amazing products found in  Image Skin Care’s line, there is one that deserves special accolades when it comes to lightening and brightening the skin skin: Iluma.

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Introducing the next generation of powerful skin lightening ingredients that quickly diminish all forms of pigmentation from sun spots to melasma. Formulated by plastic surgeons, this revolutionary intense lightening line utilizes Vectorize –TechnologyTM to deliver potent encapsulated lightening agents to correct and prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Get lightening and brightening now so you can be the most radiant, confident you when it comes time for the holidays. Try Image Skin Care’s Iluma line for that lightening brightening holiday glow. Call today at 714-470-2329 today for your one stop skin care solution!

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