Hello my beautiful friends!
Summer has hit us with full force this year, and I hope you are staying cool and hydrated during your fun outdoor activities. While you do need to make sure you are protecting your skin every day, it’s especially important during the summer months, when the sun’s rays are the strongest (here in Idaho, we get almost twice as many hours of sunshine on summer days than we do in the winter). Be sure you are layering your sunscreen under your makeup with sunscreen. It’s always good to start with that extra layer, and be sure to reapply after you’ve been in the sun for more than two hours, no matter what the SPF rating is on your sunscreen. Trust me: that SPF 50 will be long gone by 3:00 if your only application was at 9:00 in the morning.
I was recently invited to be a guest on the KBOI show Idaho Living, with Johnna Johnson and Rebecca Evans, to talk about sunscreen safety. Despite all the improvements in sunscreen formulas, the incidence of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) has more than doubled in the last 30 years, and that is a frightening fact. Idaho was rated as the #1 city in the United States for skin cancer risk in 2011. If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at my Idaho Living video clip here: http://www.kboi2.com/idaholiving/Protecting-your-skin-with-Face-Perfection-308436071.html
Other important points about sunscreen:
- It is your ABSOLUTE NUMBER ONE anti-aging and skin cancer prevention cream! Contact me to help you choose a sunscreen that is not only good for your skin but also easy to wear and affordable.
- If you are prone to melasma (a symmetrical light brown “staining” that appears on your cheekbones, jawline, upper lip, or forehead during the summer or when you are taking hormones, birth control included), you MUST choose a sunscreen that is reflective, i.e. one with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. The ingredients used now are made with excellent transparency so that there is no “whitening” of the skin when applied. If you check the Drug Facts label on the back of the sunscreen and don’t see either of these ingredients, keep looking for one that has them. I have several to choose from at the medspa that include one or both of these ingredients.
- Wear it! Wear it! Wear it! I cannot stress this point enough. No matter if you will be inside or outside, you need to wear your sunscreen, because UVA rays are EVERYWHERE … and you can’t feel when you are being exposed to them.
I’m definitely not saying to avoid the sun – nobody likes playing in the sunshine more than this former beach gal … but just enjoy the sun with proper precautions. P.S. You will still get a little tan even when you wear sunscreen because nothing protects 100% …. Applying sunscreen correctly will help protect you from future sagging and wrinkling and dark spots and skin cancer (as well as protect the investment you have made in repairing all the damage you already had)!
We’ve got a great spray tan system that uses a sugar formula at Beauty Anew. I’ve tried it a few times now, and it’s a wonderful alternative to the real thing, without looking blotchy or orange-y!
For those of you who want to try it, single tans are $25 and last about 5 to 7 days. Package pricing for a month’s worth (1 tan per week/4 tans total) is $80. Ask about it when you come in, or you can schedule your tan session online at https://www.styleseat.com/HealthyGlowBoise.
Summer Camping Clean-Up Express Facial: SAVE $20!
Clear off the dirt and grime from your weekend camping trip with a quick, easy 30-minute Express facial!
I’m running a summer special right now that includes a deep cleanse, plus a light enzyme, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion for only $25 (normally $45) until August 22 (you must use the facial voucher by August 30, and it cannot be combined with other offers or gift certificates). It’s also a wonderful service for my on-the-go clients who need a quick service in under an hour. You will find it on http://Vagaro.com/FacePerfectionLLC or book from my website at http://www.faceperfection.net or my Facebook page.
NEW GOODIES at Face Perfection
For those of you who prefer waxing over shaving, body Waxing Services is now available with me or Christina at Get Lashed (inside the Medspa). Waxing is a quick, easy way to stay smooth and hair-free for 2 to 4 weeks. It’s great to not have to think about shaving your stubbly underarms and legs while you’re on your honeymoon or annual vacation. Waxing is suitable for nearly everyone – except for those undergoing a laser hair removal series (no waxing allowed until your laser series is completed). Check out my pricing and schedule an appointment on Vagaro.com/FacePerfectionLLC.
I’m thrilled to offer this beautifully-formulated, bismuth oxychloride-free, mineral make up line, called Priia Minerale-derm. It’s got great coverage, goes on silky smooth, and is 100% acne-safe. There are two different foundation formulas from which to choose: a traditional mineral powder or a cream-to-powder foundation stick (Nerissa’s favorite). I offer complimentary color-matching with any facial service, or you can schedule a 30-minute consultation and apply the consultation fee to your product purchase. I’ve heard nothing but raves about this product, and I’m so excited to bring it in to share with all of you!
Service Pricing Updates
Pricing has been adjusted on several different treatments. Those who have purchased packages will still receive the same benefit with the new pricing. Anyone who wishes to pre-pay for a series of treatments will SAVE 10%. For clinical facials and micro needling, a series is 4 or more. For those of you who want the benefit of series pricing but don’t want to make a large payment, I do accept PayPal, which offers a 6 month same-as-cash option to pay.
|Micro Needling Services||Old Price||NEW Price|
|Micro Needling Face & Neck – Single Treatment||$225||$195|
|Micro Needling Face Only (NEW)||$175|
|Micro Needling Décolleté Only||$225||$150|
|Micro Needling Décolleté Add-on (to Face & Neck, or Hands)||$150||$100|
|Micro Needling Series (4)||$700|
|Clinical Facials||Single Price||Series (4 or more)|
|Rejuvenate: 90 Minute Face & Neck||$95||$85 ea.|
|Revive: 65 Minute Face & Neck||$75||$67 ea.|
|Restore: 45 Minute Face & Neck||$60||$54 ea.|
|LED Facial (NEW Price)||$65||$52 ea.(*8)|
|Acne Treatments||Old Price||NEW Price|
|Enzyme Treatment or Chemical Peel, Face or Chest||$75||$65|
|Enzyme Treatment or Chemical Peel, Back||$85||$75|
Have a wonderful July — and I hope to see you in the Medspa soon!