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
Hope your back to school season is going off without a hitch! There is nothing I love more than a freshly sharpened pencil. When I was little my momma didn't take me to the doll aisle as a reward she took me to the office supply aisle. Maybe it is my accounting background or just my type-A personality, but I am pretty sure I love school supply shopping way more the average bear. Seriously, Staples is like one of my favorite places...anyway. The summer at Oasis was full of joy, vacation and lessons learned. The joy of doing something I love and offering it to people in my community has yet to be matched. And the lesson that not everything works out... it sucks..., but I am really learning to go with my gut on the things that matter most and it has yet to fail me, so I guess that muscle is getting stronger ?!?. I hope you were able to check out my personal Instagram page to catch a rare glimpse of #vacationdavid dancing; if you need a good laugh please watch the video of him dancing with Abby (AKA #nugget) in Atlanta. It is like watching a live version of "How You think You look Vs. What you Actually Look Like".
I want to give a huge shout out to Ms. Martha Peebles and Ms. Joan Sherwood for being our Summer Yoga Instructors. They were absolutely amazing and we would love to have them back to teach anytime!! We have so much coming up in the next few months....not to mention Apple Festival is upon us. It is so weird how much I love the chaos in Murphysoboro that comes with this time of the year. Who is ready to put out some chairs? >>This Girl<<!
Here at the Oasis... Chantelle is kicking butt as Office Manager, Alex survived yet another Crimson Express Band Camp, and we are thrilled to welcome Ms. Kennedy back into the fold! Now that Kennedy is done saving the world one Touch of Nature hike at a time she will be back teaching in our little Zen Zone. Come join our Small Group Yoga sessions where you are encouraged to ask questions and learn in an accepting, calm and hands-one environment.
Register for Yoga with Kennedy!
To Register for an Oasis Yoga Class please click here or call/text us at 618-207-4404. The Fee is $12 per class or $40 a month for a Zen Zone Membership to sign up for as many sessions as you can fit into your schedule.
Other Community Yoga Options:
We are actively looking for a Yoga Instructor to teach in the evenings but in the meantime, the beloved Ms. Martha Peebles is offering a John A. Logan Continuing Education Strength and Stretching w/ Gentle Yoga Class at 4:30 pm at the Murphysboro Youth Center on Wednesdays starting at September 4th. Register on the 1st day of class.
Nails by Alex Imhoff
Our Alex will be officially leaving us at the end of this month. But don't worry you can still see her by taking advantage of her 50% Off a Gel Nail Set deal. There are still some openings; she provides a wonderful service and great conversation in a quaint one-on-one environment at All Dolled Up Salon in DeSoto. If time is something you value, she is prompt and even sends reminders about your appointments with her. To take advantage of this offer please text or call Alex Imhoff directly at 618-303-9244.
Be out the Look Out for The Following!
We have a couple of things on the radar for the upcoming 4th quarter including a Sip & Sample, our 3rd Annual Holiday Open House, a new Massage service offerings and we will start to actively look for another Esthetician to join our team. Stay tuned and stay well!
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Lilly Cook - Owner & Licensed Esthetician
I am an esthetician, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Cosmetics.