Get Slim with Epicuren Espresso Limón Slimming Body Treatment

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Did you know coffee essential oil reduces cellulite? It does! Coffee is know for it’s detoxifying and firming effects and now it’s available to smooth and slim your body in our new Epicuren Espresso Limón Slimming Body Treatment. This treatment begins with a dual action euro body brushing technique that has been used for centuries to assist in stimulating the lymph and detoxifying stagnant toxins, which contribute to cellulite. Next, your body will be lathered in warm Espresso Limón Slimming Body Oil and wrapped in a mylar layered body wrap. Peptides can be applied to to specific areas of concern to stimulate collagen production and improve the texture of the skin. Soon your body will feel more toned, purified, and firm after absorbing the Espresso Limón Oil. In addition, the lemon stimulates the mind and has been effective in lifting spirits and fatigue! For best results, perform the dry brush lymph stimulation and apply the Espresso Limón Slimming Body Oil at home. For more questions on our favorite new body treatment, call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923.

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It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Skincare

teen-acneHow to get your teenager to treat their skin right can be a challenge but the results are well worth the commitment. Educating your teen on the benefits of proper skincare can not only clear up acne but prevent scarring, hyperpigmentation, prevent skin cancer and premature aging. The best way to start is with a healthy home care routine, learning how to cleanse, exfoliate, apply sunscreen, and maintain a healthy pH. Learn the “don’ts ” of no picking, touching, squeezing, and the basics of what products are appropriate for your specific skincare needs. A little knowledge in skincare can drastically improve the appearance of your skin. It’s a perfect time of year to get clear skin before school starts. To book a Teen Facial, call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara for appointments and consultations (805) 569-1923.

 

Look Sun Kissed with a South Seas Airbrush Tan

Get sun kissed skin without the risk! Skin Resolutions is excited to introduce our new airbrush tanning by South Seas, the official tan sponsor for ABS’s Dancing With The Stars. Paraben free and made from organic ingredients, we discovered South Seas while at a skincare and esthetics conference this fall in New York. In just a quick 15 minute appointment you can achieve a bikini-ready body without the risk of damaging your skin in the sun. Traveling? Keep your tan lasting up to two weeks longer with the South Seas Tahitian Tan Extender. For self-tanning at home,  the Tahitian Glow self tanner is user-friendly and contains firming and tightening ingredients! For an extra shimmery glow, use the Island Glow Body Bronzer- dries immediately without streaking or rubbing off. For more details and product information, and to book your next airbrush tan appointment call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923.

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Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting

Most Christmas mornings result in pajamas, bed head, and impromptu photo ops with the family and what feels like every single present you unwrap! This year, be sure to prepare yourself for these holiday moments with a fresh face, complete with eyelash and brow tinting.

How It Works: Brow Tinting

During an eyebrow tinting service, an aesthetician first applies Vaseline to the skin surrounding the hair. This protects the skin and prevents the dye from bleeding onto it. Then the tint is painted directly onto the brows. The dye is left to penetrate the hair for up to 10 minutes, and any residue is gently removed with a cool, wet cloth.

For the eyebrows, the dye semi-permanently darkens the brows, and gives fast, effective results in just minutes. There are a variety of dye-colors to best match your skin tone and hair color. Similar to dying your head of hair, these dyes are semi-permanent and can last up to four-six weeks. Tinting gives fast, effective results in just minutes, and replaces the need to pencil in brows while applying makeup. It helps fair-haired brows appear fuller and more defined, while also adding definition to your face. Tinting also works great on dark colored brows, especially for helping to match light colored or highlighted hair. It’s an easy way to enhance your natural beauty.

For those of us with thin brows, we love to combine this service with the RevitaBrow strengthening eyebrow conditioner. Check out our review of this product.

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How It Works: Eyelash Tinting

Similar to eyebrow tinting, lash tinting takes a little bit longer to absorb all of the color from the vegetable-based dye. In addition to applying Vaseline to the skin area around each eye, a protective cotton pad is placed beneath the lower lashes to cover the skin below from absorbing the dye. The dye is applied to the bottom lashes, and then to the top lashes. The aesthetician will apply a few coats to the lashes, and then the lashes are left to absorb the color. After about five to ten minutes, the cotton pad beneath the eye is removed, and the eyes are gently wiped clean with a cool, wet cotton pad. Should any eye irritation arise from the dye, the eye area is rinsed with cool water or a saline solution.

Eyelash tinting allows you to get away with skipping mascara – this is extremely helpful when you’re on the go, traveling, and even during those sweaty gym sessions. Lash tinting is especially helpful for defining light-colored lashes, and making dark-colored lashes appear more full. To make the most of your dark lashes, we suggest using RevitaLash’s Eyelash Conditioner. Learn more about this amazing product here.

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We love the au natural look it gives – and really love the fact that it replaces the need for makeup! And the brow tinting is ideal for those of us with blonde or light eyebrows. Be sure to schedule your appointment with Skin Resolutions in time to enjoy the beauty benefits before the holidays!

Oxylight Treatment

The Oxylight by Sapphire 3 is brightening up the rooms at Skin Resolutions! We love the revolutionary treatment that this miracle tool provides.

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The Oxylight integrates the most requested applications into one system. This innovative technology delivers a combination of light and oxygen simultaneously, while increasing the benefits and shortening the treatment time. The entire treatment takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, and includes the Diamond Microdermabrasion, followed by Lymphatic Drainage, LED Light Therapy together with Micro-Current muscle toning, Oxygen Therapy, and finished with a full LED Light Panel on the face and décolleté that targets specific skincare concerns and issues.

Diamond Microdermabrasion

The diamond microdermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive resurfacing treatment that removes the dull, rough, outer most layer of the skin using a diamond tipped wand to reveal more supple, vibrant skin underneath. The wand is quickly moved over the resurface of the skin, using suction that gently draws up dead skin thus aiding in the exfoliation of the skin. Microdermabrasion will assist in cleansing the pores, stimulating collagen production and aids in evening out the skin’s texture and overall tone. It will enhance the skin’s absorptive abilities and maximize the beneficial effects of other professional skin care services.

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Micro-Current Stimulation with Light Therapy

Working on a cellular level to help stimulate the healing process, Micro-current Therapy relieves pain, stimulates lymphatic flow, wound and tissue healing, provides relief to myofascial trigger points, and increases protein synthesis. The device produces a micro- current strength comparable to the body’s own thereby restoring the body’s natural current. It increases Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) production (ATP, found in every cell of the body, is the primary molecule used to produce energy in all of us) and increases protein synthesis and amino acid transport.

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Oxygen Therapy

The oxygen component to the Oxylight is well suited for post-surgery and laser procedures, acne, and anti-aging treatments. The Oxygen Therapy extracts oxygen from ambient air producing a continuous stream of highly concentrated, pure oxygen. The oxygen improves the overall appearance of skin through the high-pressure infusion of pure oxygen to the basal layer of skin using light pressure. When used with the High Pressure Sprayer, it infuses pure oxygen and active products (serums and vitamins) into the skin. When used with the LED Light Panel, pure oxygen flows through 12 nozzles on the Light Panel, exposing patients to LED and Oxygen simultaneously. The Inhaler achieves relaxation through a combination of oxygen and essential oils and Pure Oxygen Mask maximizes the effects of oxygen and product infusion.

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LED Light Therapy

This treatment is a light, energy, and oxygen based device with multiple treatment options comprised of five effective modalities, a multi-colored Photo Therapy Panel, and oxygen components. The Photo Therapy Panel combines red, blue, yellow, and green light waves together with micro-current, pure oxygen spray nozzles, and highly beneficial vitamin exfoliation. The results help to dramatically improve the skin’s health and appearance, resulting in a more youthful looking complexion. The light emitting diodes (LED) of this machine offers a totally natural, non-abrasive method for skin rejuvenation. Wavelengths of light are used to help promote collagen production, eliminate harmful bacteria, and together with radio frequency waves, oxygenating and tightening the skin.

  • Red LED light interacts with the cells and stimulates them to produce new collagen and elastin, helping to firm and heal the skin from the inside out. This aids in the stimulation of skin cells by helping to trigger the release of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), a major energy source for human cells. Increasing the rate of RNA and DNA synthesis which aids in the regeneration of aged and damaged cells, and stimulating fibroblasts in the connective tissue which are responsible for collagen production, the essential protein that functions to hold cells together and promote skin elasticity and firmness. Over time, the skin begins to radiate a healthier and more youthful appearance and skin becomes firmer with each session.
  • The Blue LED light is beneficial for those who suffer from rosacea or acne. The blue LED aids in eliminating the acne bacteria that harbors and grows within the follicles and causes minor to major breakouts on the skin’s surface.
  • The Green LED light alleviates hyper-pigmentation, also inhibits melanin production in the basal layer of the skin, and helps to reduce inflammation and irritation improving the overall skin complexion.
  • The Yellow LED light permeates the dermis layer by the body’s fluids in the lymph and blood circulatory systems. This helps to improve cell elasticity through increased collagen production, restoring normal levels and increasing lymphatic flow to clear toxins and waste products.

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In combination with the LED light therapy panel, oxygen is infused onto the face at the same time. When inhaled through the nose, the oxygen is taken into the lungs, where the blood carries it throughout the body and helps to give your cells a boost. Plus, for those who use injectables for unwanted wrinkles, the LED light component of the device works to enhance overall appearance and will compliment the effects of more invasive procedures. It is a wonderful service to add to any skin care treatment!

The Oxylight service is an effective treatment for managing and battling:

  • Anti-aging
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Hyper-pigmentation and brown spots
  • Enlarged and clogged pores
  • Sagging skin and muscle tone
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Post-laser procedures

Skin Resolutions is offering a series of three Oxylight Treatments for a steal! Be sure to book your appointment today and take advantage of this great deal by December 10, 2013.

MangoBrite Resurfacer

The MangoBrite Resurfacer by Dermaquest Skin Therapy, is an excellent follow up service 10-12 days after the Power Pumpkin Resurfacer Peel, or on its own. This resurfacer is a brilliant treatment for age management and adult acne. Rich in enzymes and Vitamin C, Mango Pulp and Orange Stem Cells work together to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin. Mango Pulp contains high amounts of Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene, a potent antioxidant that fights premature aging. This pulp works to promote cell turnover, and enhance overall appearance by increasing the skin’s suppleness. Orange Stem Cells uphold notable anti-inflammatory and anti-aging qualities, helping to reduce puffiness while also increasing collagen production.

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The performance ingredients in this resurfacing peel are Lactic Acid and Kojic Acid, which work together to increase hydration and improve skin’s texture and appearance. Lactic Acid is an extreme hydrator, offering gentle exfoliation. Lactic Acid is a non-abrasive Alpha Hydroxy Acid, that helps to improve skin tone and texture, decreases the size of pores, and upholds antibacterial properties to address acne concerns. While the Kojic Acid functions as a skin-brightener which will even skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation (like those pesky dark spots).

Schedule your treatment with Skin Resolutions by November 16, 2013, and save $75 off of the Pumpkin and MangoBrite Resurfacing Peels.

Power Pumpkin Peel

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we’re all about the Power Pumpkin Resurfacer Peel! Created by Dermaquest Skin Therapy, one of the skincare leaders in treatments for various skin concerns such as aging, acne, and sun damage.

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This unique peel is great for age management and acne care, and is fortified with Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Pumpkin Pulp (a derivative of Vitamin A), and other plant extracts. The plant extracts provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Some of the other features include: increase of cellular turnover, epidermal and dermal hydration, prevents acne breakouts, stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and GAGs in the dermal matrix, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, lightens pigmentation.

What can you expect?

Results vary between each person, however, some commonalities we’ve noticed among our Clientele included dryness and flakiness during the 3-5 days following the service. Treated skin might also be flushed (pink or red), and sensitive or mildly irritated.

What we recommend afterwards?

If possible, avoid wearing face makeup following the service to allow your skin to fully absorb, and work together with the peel. Keep face makeup to a minimum during the next 3-5 days as the skin will most likely appear flakey while the new skin turns over, sloughing off the old layer.

Since new skin is turning over, SPF face lotion is a must! Be sure to avoid direct sunlight, and steer clear of the pool and beach as the water acts as a reflective surface between the sun and your skin. We recommend the Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense face lotion from Peter Thomas Roth. Read our thoughts on this product here.

Cleanse with face wash in the morning and at night, followed by a soothing toner and a hydrating face cream. If you feel dry (like around your nose and the crease of your chin), be sure to hydrate those areas with a hydrating ointment or cream, as needed. Check out the review of our favorite after-peel cream – Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic.

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Skin Resolutions is currently featuring a Halloween promotion, which includes one Pumpkin Peel with a follow up MangoBrite Resurfacing treatment to prolong the results (through November 16, 2013). Read our review on the MangoBrite Resurfacer here. No tricks. All treats!