According to the American Cancer Society, more than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States each year. There are more than 2,000 over-the-counter sunscreen formulas on the market today. How can you tell which sunscreens are the safest, most effective, and represent the best value for your money? In most cases, the answer comes down to the difference between the two types of filtering ingredients.
CHEMICAL or PHYSICAL? The UV radiation in sunlight consists of UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C rays. UV-A and UV-B are both responsible for photoaging, skin cancer, sunburn, tanning, and wrinkling. UV-C is not a factor in skin health, as it is absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and does not reach us in significant amounts. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both UV-A and UV-B. This protection can work in one of two ways: chemical or physical.
We are proclaiming the first week of August is "Simplify Your Life Week". So here are some things you can do this week to make life a little easier. Lawd knows we need it right now!
1. TO DO LISTS: Often we feel the most overwhelmed by our to-do lists. They sit in the back of our mind and drain our energy. A valuable exercise to eliminate this feeling of overwhelm is to write down everything you want to get done. Writing them down has the psychological impact of getting it out of your head and this will immediately help you feel less stressed. Then pick 1-2 items that you can accomplish without much effort and complete them. Then physically cross them off the list. You will feel a sense of accomplishment. Continue working through your list, a little at a time.
2. CLEAN OUT YOUR EMAIL INBOX: If you have unread messages, delete them or mark them as read, anything older than 30 days. If you haven’t read them in the last 30 days, they probably are not important. Go through the remaining unread emails and unsubscribe from any providers you no longer wish to receive emails from. Set aside one hour for this task. Having a clean inbox will immediately make you feel less anxiety!
3. CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET: Go through your clothes and get rid of anything you no longer wear and donate them to a local charity. It will feel great to have a clean closet and those less fortunate will be grateful for the clothing. Be sure to get a receipt from the charity organization if you itemize your taxes.
4. ELIMINATE THE EXTRAS: Carve out one hour this week to spend time reflecting on what is most important to you and what you can eliminate from your life, or ask for help accomplishing. We often take on too many tasks because many of us find it hard to say no.
Once you have spent time reflecting, make three lists. The first list should be what needs to be done that you enjoy doing. The second list should be what needs to be done that you don’t enjoy doing. The third list should be things that don’t need to be done. Keep the first list for yourself. Recruit help on accomplishing the second list and eliminate the third list!
5. ME TIME: Often we feel stressed and overwhelmed because we feel like there are so many things to get done that we don’t take any down time for ourselves. It is very important to carve out some “me time”. Here are some suggestions on things you can do: watch a favorite movie, take a walk around your neighborhood, call an old friend, take a long bath, schedule a massage. By taking time for yourself, you are creating the space to continue giving to those around you.
We can help with #5, let us serve you. Book Your Appointment here.
HydroDermabrasion Treatment: Exfoliate Extract and Infuse
The Hydroexfoliator is a hydro technology machine that exfoliates, extracts and infuses water based serum solutions pressurized into the skin. As water is being pressurized into the skin while vacuum suction is lifting impurities and surface skin cells.
Your skin is most beautiful when it’s healthy. Hydration, nutrition, and collagen and elastin are the foundation to healthy, radiant skin. UV exposure,dehydration, stress and skin irritants, have been proven to increase signs of aging. With continued exposure over time, both men and women develop discoloration, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that skin has the ability to regenerate and renew itself...with a little help. We have invested in the HydroExfoliation system to help restore your skin to its healthiest state by removing impurities and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients and hydration.
What is a HydroDermabrasion or Hydro Exfoliation?
A HydroExfoilation or HydroDermabrasion is a Wet Microdermabrasion treatment. This non-invasive procedure utilizes hydro-technology to exfoliate, polish, detoxify, rehydrate and replenish your skin. It delivers immediate results without discomfort, irritation, or downtime. This multi-step procedure incorporates all the things you love about an Oasis Facial with the power of water exfoliation using the Hydro-Derm Tip that has an abrasive edge which gently exfoliates and buffs the skin with each pass. The Hydro-Extraction Tip has a unique spiral design that creates a vortex which is effective in dislodging blackheads and flushing impurities to deep clean pores. Water Based Treatment serums that contain vitamins, antioxidants and anti-aging peptides are then massaged into the skin. Due to the supreme level of exfoliation, your treatment serums readily absorb into the skin, healing your skin from the inside out.
This rejuvenating exfoliation treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and delivers immediate results without downtime.
Call or text us at 618-207-44040 to Request to add this treatment to any Oasis Service for an additional cost of $25.00.
We all know stress is the root of accelerated aging. Why? Well, Stress negatively impacts our sleep, mood, diet, appearance, and how we feel. It also impacts our body on a cellular level. Stress has been repeatedly recognized as the precursor to leading disease in the United States, including cancer and heart disease. 7E MyoCalme, is a device we use in our Relaxation Station service. It is an FDA-cleared device that uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation to provide a powerful, predictable and proven stress relief experience. The purpose of this technology is to help you relax, balance hormones and bring order in your life.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a simple non-invasive approach to stress management. It employs mild electrical stimulation through pre-gelled electrodes placed behind the ears. Current flow is limited so that, at most, you will experience a slight tingling sensation during the session. Check out this quick walk-through of the treatment process using the tool below.
Our moods and emotions are controlled through electrochemical signals in the brain. When the signals aren't functioning properly, the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate emotions can become unbalanced. 7E MyoCalme™ works by modulating the brain's electrochemical signals through microcurrent technology so that we can safely and effectively improve mood conditions, and work cumulatively to eliminate symptoms of stress. This is a natural and non-addictive healing method that has been used for years in Chinese culture.
BENEFITS OF CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION
The most immediate impact of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is the reduction of stress. For most people, it is experienced in the course of a single treatment; for others relief may not begin for a few hours, or several days after. CES leaves you feeling simultaneously relaxed and alert.
To summarize, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation using the tool 7E MyoCalme™, a hand-held microcurrent device, helps relieve common stress symptoms like mindful restlessness and tension. It utilizes low levels of microcurrent as cranial electrotherapy stimulation technology to help you relax quicker and more effortlessly.
If you are ready to experience our Relaxation Station please call or text 618-207-4404 today.
Hello Dear Friend,
July 8th is our official day back in a full-time capacity. There has been some trails, tribulations and a few tears getting here but, I am so proud, happy and humbled to say we are hear to serve you.
After some reflection, I really thought about the impact of the last 3 months on our clients.We serve stay at home mothers, mothers that work outside of the home, grandmothers, business owners, and professional volunteers. All of whom in the last 3 months have been wearing all the hats...( and a few face Masks too). You have had to be a teacher, a cook, a house keeper, a bookkeeper, a nurse, a computer technician, a gardener, a repair person, a social activist and all while trying to stay healthy....I know it has been a lot ya'll.
As I was thinking about all of this, I said what could really help you. Beyond showing up and striving to be our best selves, what could really help you recover and prepare for going back to work and getting the kids back to school? Let's face it, the hard part is still to come.
Recently, I saw one of my favorite clients. Normally, she is a spunky gal and when she sets her mind to something, she achieves it..PERIOD. When I saw how this effected her, I knew I had to respond. I have learned from serving you Driven Wellness Conscience Women for over 4 years that if one of you is experiencing something, likely all of you are being challenged with it too.
I started looking into to things we could offer to help you bounce back from the mental fatigue that is 2020, I found CES. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation is a safe, FDA cleared and proven tool in the battle against Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia. You know me, I am a gadget gal! I love anything that will help me be more efficient.
I won't go into all the details yet... but just know coming very soon is a service we are calling the "Rest & Rejuvenation Station". It is designed to allow you to experience brain wave calming therapy while having your skin nourished and healed from the inside out.
Guidelines For Your Next Appointment
We have texted 100% of everyone who previously were scheduled in April, May & June. If you have not responded to our text messages we will be working on calling you this week, just to make sure we have all of our basis covered.
Knowing there has been alot of change over the last few months, we wanted to remind you of what you can expect at your upcoming visit.
I am an esthetician. spa owner, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Wellness.