We all look for the fountain of youth at some point in our lives. And along the way do our best to take care of our body so we don’t fall apart prematurely. But will we ever find that miracle cream that will keep our complexion looking younger than it is? I have found a few pretty amazing products over the years and today I will share one with you.
People ask me often what I use on my skin because they think I don’t look as old as I am. Who knows why, I have done my fair share of abusing my skin. I do think using great skincare products make a difference. I am not super vain but vain enough to do what it is my control to help my complexion. I always say, “A beautiful complexion begins with prevention and preservation!” You can’t just wait until you look in the mirror one day and think to yourself, “Holly crap I am looking old.” You have to be kind to your skin so you can look in the mirror and think, “I look pretty good for my age.”
I use products from 2 skincare lines, Glotherapeutics and Esthetic Skin Institute. Esthetic Skin Institute uses the highest quality and quantity of active ingredients allowed by law before having to see a dermatologist. My favorite product from Esthetic Skin Institute is Venom. It is a wrinkle anti-dote and topical Botox that can decrease the depth of your wrinkles by 65%. Results can vary and the product should be applied twice a day and the first thing your put on your skin in your skincare routine. The active ingredient in Venom is Syn-ake, a Dipeptide that mimics the paralytic effect of snake venom. It also contains Natriance that will reduce wrinkle depth and length. Liftonin Xpress provides a physical tightening effect which is intense, immediately noticeable and lasts for several hours. And Blue Algae Extract is a natural retinoid alternative without the unwanted side effects.
I have been very happy with what it does for my skin. It is expensive but it works. For 1.25oz the cost is $160 and will last a little over a month, the .65oz is $110. You can make it last longer by using it only on the areas that drive you crazy or only using it in the morning. We have put the products on special this month. You can order from the website and get 20% off. When you order from the website it will take about 10 days to get your products because we might have to order from the manufacturer and then ship them to you.
So you can decide what is best for you and your complexion. I highly recommend the Venom and other products from Esthetic Skin Institute. Browse our site to see what other products you can add to your skincare routine to minimize your aging process.
Generating new skin cells is the answer for diminishing lines and wrinkles
Aging isn’t that bad, but looking old sucks! I know, it happens to everyone, but no one likes it! People are always looking for a way to improve the appearance of these lines and wrinkles. Applying some kind of cream or serum to the skin seems to help for the superficial stuff. But what about when the lines start moving and getting deeper! Maybe we consider getting a peel, laser treatment or even something a little more invasive like Botox or some kind of inject able. Maybe we even fantasize about getting a facelift someday when we just can’t take it anymore. But should we really just wait for it to get so bad we can’t take it?
I want to explain a little in layman’s terms why the skin on our face gets older looking in the first place. There are layers in the skin that skin cells move up through until they reach the surface of our face. They are produced in the basal layer every 3 weeks when we are young and in our 20’s. The surface layer sheds every three weeks and is replaced by the underlying layer on a regular basis. Replacing the surface layer that often results in great looking skin! When we are in our 30’s it takes about 5 weeks for the basal layer to reach the surface. So the surface layer is older and shows subtle signs of aging. When we are in our 40’s it takes about 6 weeks for the skin to regenerate and each decade it slows down more and more. When the skin cell regeneration slows down so does the production of collagen and elastin, the two things responsible for the tightness and thickness of our skin. So in addition to the skin on the surface being older and not being replaced as often it starts to droop a little and feel thinner.
So how do we get our skin to start regenerating faster like it used to? In order to regenerate, the cell needs a certain amount of energy. The total energy of the cell can be estimated chemically from the amount of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) available. This molecule is the basic energy source of all cell activities, including protein synthesis such as Collagen and Elastin and the synthesis of DNA. ATP also serves a direct vital function in the active transport mechanism known as the sodium pump that is responsible for the movement of sodium, potassium, and calcium across the cell’s membranes. When the pump is not functioning, cellular metabolic waste builds up in toxic concentrations while the cell is starving. Several studies have shown that a Perfector treatment significantly increases ATP up to 500%. Allowing the cells to regenerate like they were 20 years old again. So what is a Perfector treatment and where can you get it you ask?
The Perfector is an amazing piece of technology used to turn back time. It is a high tech computer with software that has eight programs. Three programs enhance cell regeneration and muscle toning. These programs build, lift and firm tissue. Two are high frequency lymphatic drainage programs to treat Rosacea and provide instant reduction of pigmentation problems. And three others that help heal the skin. The Perfector uses a signal to communicate with the cells in the basal layer to make them think they are 20 years old again! This communication unlocks a number of biological processes such as increasing collagen, elastin, cell proliferation, blood circulation and regeneration of new tissue. It builds new tissue, lifts sagging muscles and gives you younger looking skin. Wrinkles fade, acne heals, discoloration and scars diminish. Perfector’s non-abrasive skin resurfacing process detoxifies and deep cleanses the skin from dead cells and impurities without thinning the skin as microdermabrasion and laser can eventually do. It is the perfect solution for aging skin without having to resort to other more expensive and invasive procedures. We are so sure you will be amazed by this treatment that we offer a free mini session just so you can see the results for yourself. Results are dramatic in just one treatment. And because the body has actually created new skin cells it isn’t a treatment that wears off. If you only have one treatment, the results don’t just go away. You will age like you normally would from that point forward.
The Perfector is truly the best alternative to plastic surgery. There is no downtime, redness or pain. It is able to reconstruct the muscle tissue to strengthen and tone loose and slack skin, giving a firmer appearance to the face. It stimulates and speeds up the rate at which the body produces its own muscle protein and adenosine triphosphate synthesis (ATP) to reduce the aging effects on muscle tissue. It is able to stimulate and speed up the rate at which the skin produces its own connective tissue fibers, collagen and elastin, so increasing the supportive framework of the dermis.
If you want to turn back the hand of time to see the younger you in the mirror again, you should have a few of these treatments. We guarantee it works and guarantee you will be pleased with the results. Call today to make your appointment for a free mini session and to take advantage of our special linked to this article. Regular priced session is $135, you can get three sessions for $300 when you mention reading this article. We look forward to hearing from you, 734-944-9363.
Here is one before photo. You can pick any line on her face and see that it is better in the after photo. You can also see her eyelid is lifted. This was just one visit.
Salon sanitation is imperative in all salon services. But the one service people worry about the most is having a pedicure. We have all heard horror stories from friends or read about one online. A terrible experience that started with a little voice in their head that told them to turn and leave. But they didn’t and in retrospect, they should have listened to their instinct.
You should always make sure the salon you choose to have your pedicure in follows proper sanitation and sterilization guides set by the State of Michigan. Don’t be afraid to ask how often they clean their tub and what germicide they use to do it. You should also ask if the tub has pipes or tubes the water is circulated through to create the bubbles. These tubs have a much greater risk of bacteria being stored in them and should be avoided. If it isn’t avoidable make sure they run a sterilization agent through the pipes at least once a week.
The goal from our salon’s perspective is 100% patron protection and to guarantee there is no transfer of any communicable virus or bacteria during the pedicure service. Here at Voila Salon & Spa we want you to know we guarantee our standards are above and beyond Michigan’s requirements. (Which are placing washed equipment in a container holding a chemical sanitizing agent. Acceptable agents are those registered for use in interstate commerce by the USDA. Sharp edged tools mush be wiped with a 70% alcohol solution.) We insure that all implements are either single use or sterilized in between every client, not just sanitized. We use 99% alcohol on surfaces and Citricide II to clean the tub in between each client. This chemical sterilizer kills all bacteria and even kills the AIDS virus. Our pedicure tub is pipeless so there is no risk of bacteria being trapped anywhere in the equipment.
So with all this information we hope you know your health and safety is just as important to us as a beautiful pedicure experience. And we hope to see you and your friends soon. Voila Salon & Spa, 151 Keveling Drive, Saline, MI (734) 944-9363.
It is always good to remind people of terms and definitions commonly used in the beauty industry. These definitions are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sanitation – to wash with soap and water to remove dirt and debris and to reduce the levels of microorganisms to a safe, acceptable level. Before implements or equipment can be disinfected, they must first be sanitized.
Disinfection – the use of a chemical procedure that eliminates virtually all recognized pathogenic microorganisms but not necessarily all microbial forms. (Microorganisms are living organisms, good and bad, that are invisible to the naked eye.) All implements and equipment used on clients must be disinfected before use.
Sterilization – the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all microbial life, including highly resistant bacterial endospores. (Endospores are thick walled bodies formed within the vegetative cells of certain bacteria. They are able to withstand adverse environmental conditions for prolonged periods.)
So I want to share with you some top ingredients to look for in skin care products that will help EVERYTHING. And one of our products that has all these amazing ingredients in it, Anti Oxidant Infusion Creme. It is AMAZING and it works. I especially LOVE it because I am allergic to everything! And I am NOT allergic to this…happy dance. I don’t know anyone that has tried it and didn’t love it. It is one of those products that when you are getting to the bottom of the jar, you make sure to get another so you don’t run out. Next time I will share with you how I can’t live without Venom, a topical Botox! Ok so here is all the good stuff.
Retinoic Acid (vitamin A) Topical vitamin A is shown to increase cellular turnover, so that dull surface cells are shed more rapidly. It thickens the epidermis, improves skin texture and elasticity and evens out skin tone. Retinoid products help your skin retain collagen, which is lost as we age – and more collagen means fewer wrinkles and dark spots. Retinoid products are derived from vitamin A and are available with a prescription or over the counter. They can dry the skin even as they encourage skin-cell renewal, so it makes sense to use a retinoid product with a moisturizer. Retinoids are well matched with nighttime moisturizers because sunlight can weaken retinoid effects.
The aging process is a culmination of many factors. We begin the true aging process in our late twenties so the earlier that you begin to care for your skin the younger you will look in the long run. Signs of aging in the twenties are minimal but when we hit our mid-thirties this is when we truly begin to see the hints of the aging process. The older we get, the rate of speed our bodies re-generate slows down. It produces less moisture, less collagen, and less elastin, which are the simple building blocks of our skin. The good news is we can combat these things by applying clinical products, and always wearing sunblock.
Inyline is proven to diminish the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial expression.