Seasons Greetings, Leading Ladies!
I hope you have been enjoying all of the holiday festivities that have been going on in our community - huge shout out to the team that helped put on the Hometown Christmas events! There are a few events that are still going on until Christmas day, check out the details here.
Featured Service Alert!
Spring Yoga Schedule:
"Yoga for Everyone" Community Class: (open/not private)
This class is designed as a foundational flow, meant for beginners and all levels of yoga. We mix a little bit of all styles, and of course, learning to love our own unique practice! This class will continue to be $12 per person and we request that you enroll prior to each class.
Starting Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020, we will be offering our "Yoga for Everyone" Community Class every Wednesday at 9:30 am!
Private Yoga Sessions: (available by appointment)
We are so stoked to be able to offer Private Yoga sessions with Kennedy! These sessions will allow complete customization and the opportunity for steady growth. This is the perfect option if you want to try Couples Yoga, a Gal Pal Yoga Session, or even Mommy Bonding with your teens!
Starting Friday, January 10th we'll have sessions available on Fridays at 9:30 am and Sundays at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 pm.
The cost is $25 for 1 person and $5 per additional person, with up to 5 additional people. To reserve your Private Yoga Session, please call or text us at (618) 207-4404.
Featured Product Alert!
Although the winter season is a great time to exfoliate the skin with fun treatments - like body scrubs and deep enzyme exfoliation, we have to remember that with all of that, we are taking away. To keep our skin strong and function better, we must help the skin rebuild itself.
Antioxidants are truly The Secret to aging gracefully and beautifully.
Antioxidants build-up and protect the skin from the day-to-day causes of accelerated aging. Antioxidant serums are typically going to be easily tolerated by most skin types because they don't have active exfoliates in them. Our favorite serums here, at Oasis, are Replenish Antioxidant Infusion Serum by Osmosis and Intense Defense Antioxidant Serum by Epionce. Both are products are medical-grade and can only be purchased through a licensed professional.
January 11th, 2020
We are looking forward to the Wellness Expo in Murphysboro! This expo takes place on Saturday, 1/11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Details to come soon!
February 29th, 2020
If you are looking for some good wellness information and inspiration, mark your calendar for the Women’s Health Naturally Event! This event takes place on Saturday, 2/29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Register today!
Thank you all for this past year! I cannot tell you how much your support and encouraging words over these last three years have meant. I look forward to growing and sharing more in the New Year!
Baby it’s cold outside... so let's talk about how that affects your face... Dehydration vs. Dryness.
Dehydrated skin occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin. When you are on my table and I begin the process of cleansing the skin, I know immediately if your skin is dehydrated if your skin absorbs all the water I used to lather the cleanser.
There are two primary reasons the skin can become dehydrated... Internal Factors and External Factors.
So if the key to fighting dehydration internally is drinking more water, ingesting water-based foods (Fruits & Veggies), and avoiding diuretics, then the key to fighting external factors of dehydration is to prevent evaporation.
To prevent evaporation in the skin, we must correct and prevent the loss of water by creating a barrier between the skin and the atmosphere with something oil-based, like a moisturizer. The term Moisturizer can be a bit misleading because it leads to the thought that the product adds moisture (water) to the face, when in fact it is designed to prevent TEWL.
Shopping for the right moisturizer can be tough because many factors go into it, including:
If you haven’t taken advantage of our Season’s Sanity’s Massage Special, you are missing out! I cannot say enough about Sam’s commitment to her craft, but you don’t have to take my word for it! Here are what a couple of clients are saying about what she has brought to the table.
"It is sometimes difficult to find a massage therapist that is actually a "therapist" but Sam is certainly one! I can't say enough good things about the way she applies her knowledge and skills to the actual problems you may be experiencing. I highly recommend her!" - P. Slightom
“Sam is the best massage therapist I have ever had. She noticed a condition with my ankle that No therapist has ever mentioned and she even gave me some stretches to do and work with my trainer to make sure I am standing and supporting myself safely.” - C. Korando
As a current client, through the end of the year, you can experience Sam’s gift of massage during the more hectic time of the year for $15 Off. To make your reservation call or text us at 618-207-4404.
Not sure if you can work a massage into your busy schedule? In addition to product discounts and gift card specials, Sam will be offering $1 per minute chair Massages from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at our Holiday Open House Event tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th. Stop in and meet her!
A note from Lilly
There is so much to catch you up on in this tiny town of Murphysboro! There was Homecoming (shout our to Miss Jenna Leaton on her Queendom), the 90-degree weather dip to a Deep Freeze all in one week, and then there were the dark days of the school strike.... but, in the true surviving Murphysborolian spirit, we made it through with only a few bumps and scrapes just to time to see the light at the end of the tunnel...yes I am talking about all the Halloween candy. Sure I don't need it, but after this last month, I think we all deserve a bit of chocolate comfort. The Unique Shops of Murphysboro has heard your battle cry for chocolatey treats! Check out their "Witches Night Out" event to soothe those aching cravings. Visit a few local shops on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 5 PM – 8 PM for some sweet deals
Featured Service Alert
As promised in last month's email, I wanted to highlight a service especially for Pigment, Discoloration, and Melasma. For so long pigmentation has been the Baine of an Esthetician's existence. Both clients and practitioners invest time and money to lighten and brighten up pigment only for it to come right back the minute you step out in the sun. But not anymore! New studies have linked Melasma and Age Spots to hormonal changes and liver function. We now know that if we balance hormone fluctuation and strengthen liver function, we can significantly reduce the chances of rebound pigmentation.
For my gals that are on the front lines of this pigment problem; yes, we still have to invest time and money into lightening pigment that is currently on our skin. But now we have a weapon to reduce the chances of it coming back with a vengeance the minute you bask in the sun or have a stressful life event... because let's face it, sunlight feels great and crazy stress happens daily.
The Diamond Micro Peel facial uses manual, chemical, and enzyme exfoliation to lift away pigmentation. Like all facial at Oasis, LED light is utilized to ensure you leave with calmed skin. The Diamond MicroDermabrasion manually lifts away surface layer pigmented cells, then the Pumpkin-Orange enzyme is applied, loaded with Vitamins A and C and the 15% Pumpkin-Orange Enzyme exfoliates and reduces oil (while you get to enjoy the delightful scent of pumpkin and orange). This Enzyme dissolves dead skin while the Orange provides a beautiful glow to the skin. Afterward, a self-neutralizing brightening solution is applied and absorbed into the skin while you lay under the relaxing Near Infra-Red LED light. This Diamond Micro Peel really packs a punch for pigmentation and to ensure your skin can handle such a robust treatment, your home care routine must be on point!
To truly tackle pigmented acne scarring, melasma, or overall sun damage, you have to not only commit to treatments in the office, but also to a topical skincare regimen and an internal wellness regimen to make sure your hard work is not completely ruined on your next sun-filled vacation or stressful life event. To properly prepare your skin for this wonderful service I highly recommend you use the following products at least 2 weeks before your 1st treatment:
1) Any only based cleanser - We can recommend a few ;)
2) Replenish Antioxidant Serum - To nourish and feed your skin
3) A great moisturizer - We've got you covered here :)
4) Daily Shield Sun Screen SPF 50 or Sheer Protection SPF 30 - To protect your skin from harmful UV rays
5) Skin Defense Supplement - For internal support
1) Any only based cleanser - We can recommend a few ;)
2) Glycolic Retinol Wipes - For mild exfoliation
3) Catalysty AC-11 - For those battling Melasma
4) A great moisturizer - Again we've got you covered ;)
I know what you are thinking.... "dang, Lilly are you trying to break the bank?". Nope, it is a package deal; when you commit to a 4 Week series (1 per week) AND the 7 products needed to experience the absolute best results, you'll get $200 off; that's over 20% off! Four (4) facial treatments with products normally costs $850, but with this offer, you'll pay just $650 (plus tax, gotta pay Uncle Sam), split it into 4 payments of $162.50 (one payment per visit). This special offer is good from now until the end of 2019. It is best to complete your series by the end of February, as to limit that beautiful sun exposure.
As a current client, it is likely that you already use some of these products in your regimen and your skin may be resilient enough to experience this remarkable treatment. At your next appointment, let's discuss if the Diamond Micro Peel is right for you.
Upcoming Events & New Products:
Winter is upon us and all of the things that come along with the season approaching very quickly. Join us at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 16th! Because of our wonderfully unpredictable Southern Illinois weather patterns, at Oasis we are anticipating skin dryness galore. To help ward off the scaliness and overall sensitivity that comes along with frosty weather, we will be featuring products that will help address those concerns in ANY SKIN TYPE.
Here are my tops picks so far!
1) Intense Defense Serum is designed for all skin types, but I recommend it to my sensitive or rosacea gals that cannot tolerate a Retinol or Vitamin C Serum, yet wants to see the change of refreshed, calm skin. With this Intense Defense Serum, you can experience the most complete Multivitamin for your skin, safely and with fast results. It is a highly advanced anti-aging Serum that utilizes botanical sources of Vitamins A, B, C, D and E for healthier-looking skin. This product is perfect for my sun-worshiping goddesses that cannot use traditional exfoliating skincare products due to their "habits". This product will last about 3 months if used twice daily; save $27 when you purchase it at our Open House on Saturday, November 16th.
2) Intensive Nourishing Cream is designed for the skin's unquenchable thirst. Gift this Cream to the person that says "My skin is just so dry". If you have a wood-burning stove, dry skin associated with Thyroid change, dry skin due to Rosceas, Psoriasis, or Eczema, or dry skin due to simple aging, then this is the Night Cream for you! This highly emollient Cream contains maximum levels of key complexes to help reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An ultra-rich cream, Intensive Nourishing Cream provides superior moisturization for photoaged skin on the face, neck and décolleté. This gem will last and satisfy you all winter long; save $20 when you purchase it at our Open House on Saturday, November 16th.
Holiday Open House - Saturday, Nov 16th - Deals of the Day:
In addition to the Featured products, we will also launch our holiday gift card special!
Office Updates & Changes - Season's Sanity Massage Special!
As you may have already heard, we have a new Massage Therapist! I am so stoked to introduce Ms. Samantha (Sam), Massey. Sam is LITERALLY the Bomb Dot Com. She is one of those people that you instantly love, at least me and Elle did when we met her. I always strive to hire for hospitality and skill - Sam hit the nail on the head. We seriously feel like we have known her forever. As a thank you to our current clients, for your continued support (and knowing that the holiday season fun is just getting started) we wanted to offer an easy way to get your essential self-care time in with our Season's Sanity Massage Special! Let's face it, as women (and heads of families), the holiday season can be super stressful because it adds tasks to our already packed schedules. To help keep the season joyful for you too, Sam is offering our loyal clients (visited in the last 9 months) $15 off any Massage service. If you would like to take advantage of this offer and ensure you stay sane through this holiday season, please call or text us at 618-207-4404 or make your reservation on our website at www.oasisskincareclinic.net/appointment.
Thanks again for all your support. We are happy to answering any questions you have!
I hope everyone got to get out and enjoy all the local events that have been going on from the Du Quion State Fair, Blues Festival, the Apple Festival, and all the local Football. games. I feel like fall is Southern Illinois time to shine, particularly Murphysboro and its surrounding communities. And the fall fun doesn't stop there.., do you have your tickets to the Big Muddy Brew Festival; if not, click here to get in on some Craft Beer fun! I seriously have been slowly but surely convincing poor Chantelle to move from her quaint little wooded home in Carbondale to the down town Murphy, now... just to work on her fella :)
New Products & Upcoming Promotions
As you might have heard last August I took a trip to the beloved Face & Body Skin Expo to learn all the latest and greatest things that the skin care profession has to offer. This go around I found a few gems to implement into the Oasis Facial treatment rooms. More than likely you have experienced the awesomeness of the Gel Eye pads and neck treatments as well as the powerful firming and toning Peptides from the Victoria Deanne skin care line.
I was looking for a product that was water soluble meaning I could use it in the Toning & Tightening Microcurrent Facial Treatment that Lifts and Tones Skin and Facial Muscles. These products are light and absorb into the skin effortlessly. They have been seriously improving the results of this already amazing service. My favorite of the bunch so far is the Pepti- Eye product, it is an effective Eye Serum, not a cream. It is very light, has potent ingredients yet is still gentle. It also serves as a great lip plumper, In addition to using this in the Toning & Tightening Facials, I personally have been pairing it with the Osmosis Refresh Eye Cream at night and using the Pepti -Eye serum alone during the day and have been seeing wonderfully lifted more open eyes as well has softened lines. It has a great price point of $38, if you text us to pre-order this little gem, by 9/30 you will get 10% Off. Call or text at 618-207-4404 between now and 9/30 to reserve your Pepti-Eye serum with 10% Off.
I have another little treat that came out of the August visit to the Face & Body Expo, be on the look out for October newsletter that will include a fall protocol for correcting skin discoloration, pigmentation and melasma. That's right, I have a plan to help all my sun worshiping queens and my melasma surving sisters. Please stay tuned...
Evening Yoga Class
Anyway.... HUGE Announcement for the YOGIs....We finally have nailed down an Evening Yoga Class time (thanks for everyone's feed back)! Starting Thursday Oct 3rd, Kennedy will be offering a total of 3 Yoga classes per week. In addition to the current two morning classes she will be adding an evening class on Thursday at 5:30pm starting October 3rd. Here is the class line up below.
Wednesday at 10:30am : Chair & Beginners Yoga
Thursdays at 5:30pm : Yoga for Everyone
Friday at 10:30am Adventurous Beginners & Intermediate Yoga
To register for a class that call/text us at 618-207-4404 or click here to register online. Remember, One class is $12 or take advantage of the ZEN ZONE membership for $40 a month. The membership allows you to register and attend as many classes that you can fit into your schedule!
Growth and Change
We are constantly striving to be better servants to our crafts and to our clients. I always encourage Team Oasis to put thier needs first because that will ensure they are happy and healthy when they come into the office to serve you. Christine recently told me that she will be departing to allow better flexibility to help with her momma and focus on growing her pain management massage business. She is a talent and I am honored to have worked with her; at the end of October, she will be leaving us.
We are currently looking for a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician (or Cosmetologist with Skin Care experience). This is not something we take lightly, at Oasis we are a well oiled machine and we have to have the right butts in the right seats for this all to move along with ease. We have always been blessed with an Amazing staff and I plan to continue that level of excellence. Although it might take a while for us to fill Christine's shoes and to find and train a Skin Therapist, I am willing to be patient to find the right fit for us and you. If you know of someone that is an amazing Licensed Massage Therapist that enjoys being creative with services and protocols and likes to leave work at work, please have them call or text us at 618-207-4404 for an interview.
That's it for this month my beautiful friends! Have a great month and brings on the sweaters and boots weather!!
As promised, we have nailed down an evening Yoga class time.
Kennedy is available to teach on Thursdays at 5:30pm. But before we put it in stone we wanted to ask your opinion.
Please complete the quick survey below :)
If we get great feed back on this time, we plan to start evening classes on Thursday October 3rd at 5:30pm
I am an esthetician, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Cosmetics.