Why You Should Pamper Your Skin

Why should you pamper your skin to a facial? Facials are well known for their simplicity and effectiveness in improving the overall appearance of the facial skin. A facial is a treatment that deeply purifies and exfoliates resulting in smooth and well-hydrated skin. Facials are most often used for minimizing dry skin, acne, wrinkles and skin blemishes. They also work to remove the outer layers of dead skin in order to keep the epidermis toxin free. Receiving facials on a regular basis will cause your pores to remain unclogged and your face to look smooth and healthy. Your skin cells regenerate every six weeks, which is all the more reason to incorporate facials into your life. Facials are a relaxing way to keep your face looking its best.

Now that you know why you should treat your skin to a regular facial, let me give you some reasons why you should get a facial with me! Here goes:

#10 Free Skin Analysis! Get a thorough skin analysis, with more time taken to learn about your skin, tools available to look deeper into the layers of your skin, and a longer term treatment plan defined.

#9 Extractions in a Breeze! Clearing clogged comedones keeps skin healthy and supple while preventing acne. It is recommended to extract those comedones once a week in a SAFE manner. Having a trained professional perform extractions allows a variety of angles and techniques. I also have tools and machines that open pores, hydrate the skin to make it flexible, liquefy impacted material, and protect the surrounding skin while comedones literally slide out.

#8 I LOVE What I Do! I am passionate about your skin and love working with it! I love learning more and putting to use the information I have in making your skin look the best it possibly can!

#7 Not Just For Women! Too many men grow up still washing their face with bar soap and water, wishing their skin was different, yet clueless how to solve it. They still neglect their skin and feel ashamed and embarrassed about their appearance. Facials are not“girly” treatments. EVERYONE deserves to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin. No one thinks to educate teenage boys how to reduce acne or not to pick. Any age group, any gender, any race will benefit from learning totake care of their skin.

#6 Specialized Products! No skin is exactly the same, and no client has the same goals for their skin. That is why a quality esthetician will meet you, talk with you, and learn about you before the procedure so the very best choice of products can be chosen. There is a reason why every good product line has choices and ways to adapt products to individuals and their skin care goals. Your skin receives pampering and ingredients applied just for it!

#5 Massage Isn’t Just For Relaxation! Massage techniques have a variety of purposes. Not only does a massage loosen muscles and lower heart rate and blood pressure (that brings you into a deep state of relaxation!), it can actually heal your skin! Massage stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation and boosts your immune system. It delivers more nutrients to your skin and removes more waste. It can stimulate collagen and elastin to form in the dermis and plump the skin back to healthy levels. It can reactivate the microcurrent impulses in the skin to reduce or prevent sagging skin. Even just a facial massage can work acupuncture meridians to relieve tension, blockages, or imbalances in the entire body. It can even help exfoliate dead skin, loosening acneic debris, or it help drive beneficial, moisturizing ingredients deeper. If you have never had a facial massage, you have no idea what you’re missing!

#4 Because You Can! Many people are afraid of the expense of ‘extras’ like spa treatments, luckily I’m affordable. Especially in a tough economic situation, taking care of our skin is considered an unnecessary expense. Many product lines found in grocery stores feed off of the fear, selling you quick-fixes that don’t actually fix anything. They use cheap fillers that fill your pores with gunk, and ingredients that dry your skin out, insuring you will be back for more soon! They don’t want you to know facials can be the least expensive items on a spa menu! Truly beneficial product lines do not need fillers, and they will last longer than store bought items. Taking care of your skin may cost a little more up front, but it is less than you think and will cost you less in the long term. *Check out my specials: http://shinebeautifully.me/thelilsparoom/specials

#3 Create A Plan! The things we can do in the treatment room are only half of the success of your skin. The other half is a great home-care regime. It is hard to know exactly what to do at home, by yourself, and be the only one celebrating your success! With an esthetician, you have someone as equally excited and invested in your skin as you are! You will have a plan that we can decide together that fits your life, preferences, and skin perfectly! I want to be your partner in creating healthy skin for you!

#2 A Spiritual Experience! Facials involve a lot of physical touch, which can initiate a bond between esthetician and pamperee. The positioning of an esthetician at the head of the bed puts the esthetician’s solar plexus chakra in alignment with the clients crown chakra, creating a unique flow of energy between each life force. A great esthetician realizes this exchange and utilizes it to benefit each person they work with. I like to bring peace, love, and self-fulfillment to my clients, receiving their worries and returning the energy with feelings of confident and peace. There is no greater reward or benefit to my life than to make a new friend and feel them feeling beautiful, powerful, and calm.

#1 YOU DESERVE IT!!! Seriously, when did you last do something to feel good about yourself? That pair of sensible flats you bought to wear to work every day does NOT count. Taking care of yourself, or more importantly, FEELING good about yourself is VITAL to your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. You cannot hope to lead a healthy life if you do not take a few minutes to breathe. Let someone else pamper you. Give your brain a chance to catch up to you! The first step to healing the world is to take care of you first! Hope to hear from you soon! ~April

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Acupressure for Allergies

Allergies, gotta love um! Before you reach for your 100th kleenex, Benedryl, or Zyrtec, why not try some Acupressure to relieve some of that sinus congestion & pressure.

Point 2: Use your thumbs on the upper ridge of your eye socket to press into the slight hollow near the bridge of your nose for one minute. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, letting the weight of your head relax forward onto your thumbs.

Point 1: Place both of your middle fingers beside your nostrils and your index fingers next to them; gradually press up and underneath the cheekbones for one minute.

Try doing this before bedtime, not only will it help clear/loosen sinus congestion, it will also relieve some of the sinus pressure.

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How to Moisturize Your Skin

When applying any moisturizer to face or body it’s mandatory to apply it to “damp” skin. The reason is that any good moisturizer is made to hold and trap moisture inside the skin and for as long as possible. The best way to do this is to make sure the area is damp with water, not wet but simply damp. Apply moisturizer over the dampened skin and let it sit for at least a minute then apply a bit more and massage in.

Also, one must without question apply a sunscreen SPF 15 or above to all exposed areas, especially face. I suggest doing this 2-3 minutes after having applied your regular skin cream or moisturizer to allow it to settle and penetrate. Once your face looks and feels well hydrated and smooth, you may go ahead with your sunscreen! Use sunscreen all year round, from sunset to sundown, on cloudy days as well as sunny, and never forget it.

You could also spritz your face throughout day with your choice of a floral water spritz, carry a travel size with you in your purse.  A simple spritz here and there throughout the day will give your skin an added pickup!

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<3April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my Other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

How to Apply Your Moisturizer

Applying facial moisturizer is not rocket science, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who do it incorrectly or don’t know how to. Moisturizers provide a protective layer from the environment, while keeping your skin hydrated & moist. Applying your moisturizer the correct way helps you to get the most from it.

Instructions: *ALWAYS start any skin care routine with washing your hands. Clean hands prevents contaminating your skin care products and the spread of germs on your skin.

Step 1: Gently wash your face and apply toner if it is part of your routine. Lightly pat the excess water off your face with a clean towel, leaving your skin damp.

Step 2: Open your moisturizer, and put little dabs of cream on your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Beginning at your right or left cheek, gently massage the moisturizer into your skin in small, circular strokes. Continue to your chin, other cheek and forehead, then down to your nose. Massage the moisturizer in until it’s fully absorbed.

Step 3: Apply a small amount of moisturizer to your neck. Massage in an upward stroking motion, until it’s fully absorbed.

Step 4: Allow your facial moisturizer to soak in and dry for two minutes before applying foundation and makeup. Tips: Avoid your eye areas when applying facial moisturizer. Getting it too close to your eyes can cause irritation. Apply a moisturizer in the morning and at night. Use a moisturizer with SPF during the day. Make sure you’re using the right facial moisturizer for your skin type. Don’t overdo it. You only need a few small dabs of moisturizer to effectively hydrate your face.

Help: Not sure what moisturizer to use on your skin? Feel free to contact me. thelilsparoom@gmail.com

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<3April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me