Thursday, October 28, 2010

Galvanic Anti Aging Party

Last Thursday Skindulgence hosted a fabulous AgeLOC Galvanic Party. We had an amazing time seeing old and new faces and getting our fantastic clients together to celebrate and explore this incredible product. All guests received a complimentary half-face demo of the Galvanic Spa system... The results were amazing! You could literally see the difference in their faces -- the skin was more contoured and lifted around the cheekbones, jaws and eyes! After only one session!

If you're interested in having your own half-face demo give the spa a call to arrange an appointment as 604.469.2688.

Don't forget that you can add it on to your facial!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Is it Safe or Beneficial to Make my Own Skincare Products?

In a nutshell …Not really. It can seem like a good idea to whip up your own face mask, exfoliant or moisturizer but in reality you're doing yourself a disservice. When you use raw foods from the grocery store there is often cross contamination or bacteria that you wouldn’t want to have as part of your homemade product. You are also using an entire raw food instead of just the beneficial ingredients. For example, many fruits have wonderful properties (like strawberries) but the beneficial ingredients are in such a low amount in an individual berry that you’re not really receiving any of the rejuvenating effects. In professional-grade products, fruit extracts are a concentrated form of the active ingredient and they are combined with other ingredients to maximize the benefits. In short, it won’t kill you to rub some mushy berries on your face, but it’s probably not going to help you either. If you’re interested in using organic, paraben-free products, GM Collin’s Bio-Organique line is a perfect alternative to DIY concoctions.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tips to Every Day Calm

Everyone's job drives them a little crazy at times but if you find you're getting stressed out at work frequently then it's time to make some changes.

1) Get yourself organized! Nothing starts a day off on a bad note like running behind schedule in the morning. Take fifteen minutes before bed to think about what you have to do the next morning. Consider what clothes you might wear, what you'll pack for lunch and if there are any work-related items you need to bring. Mentally located them all in your head for a smoother morning.

2) Set your alarm to go off fifteen minutes before you have to get up. Not many people are able to leap out of bed in the morning and hitting the snooze 5 times will leave you rushing to catch up once you do get out of bed. By setting your alarm early you'll still get to hit snooze but you'll be able to get up when you're actually supposed to.

3) If you pack a lunch for work (and you should! It's healthier for you and cost effective) put it together the night before if possible and leave it in a spot you'll remember to bring it. Aim for a nutritious, filling meal.

4) Bring healthy snacks. A handful of nuts, some dried fruit and carrot sticks are easy to bring to work and will help keep that 3:00 hunger at bay.

5) Take short breaks. If you work at a computer or have to read a lot your eyes will get strained and cause headaches. Every half an hour take some deep breaths, close your eyes for a few seconds and stretch. Not only will your body thank you for the increased oxygen and tense-releasing exercise but you're head will be clearer leaving you in a better mental state to tackle tasks.

6) Time manage. As rudimentary as it might seem, writing out a task-completion chart is a great way to keep yourself on track and prioritize. With so many things buzzing through our heads each day it's easy to lose sight of your work. Write out all of your tasks and how much time should be devoted to each. It feels great to tick things off a to-do list!

By staying organized and calm you will find that your work days will become a lot less stressful and easier to manage.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Specialty: Age Management Facials

Keeping your skin looking young, vibrant and smooth doesn't have to be a chore. While at-home skincare is very important, you can maximize the benefits of your products by visiting the spa at least once a month.

Not only do facials relax you from head to toe but they actually improve your circulation. Facial massage is a very important part of facials because it stimulates the blood cells encouraging them to pump faster. Most people just slap on their moisturizer or facial cleanser but by gently and slowly rubbing in your products not only does your skin absorb the product better but it increases blood flow (which in turn increases cell regeneration!). At the spa every facial includes a facial, decolletage and arm massage.

We also use potent, result-oriented products that would not be suitable for the average person to be using at home... Do you really feel comfortable giving yourself an alphahydroxy acid treatment?! Probably not. But our trained professionals are more than happy to offer you clinical facials.

By having regular facials you also start to develop a "skin history". We are able to help you monitor your skin and keep on top of potential problem areas (wrinkles, redness, dryness, etc) before they become an issue. We offer a wide selection of clinical facials that can address all of your concerns.

Because we use the same brands (GM Collin and Yonka) for our facials and for our skincare line we can match your in-spa treatments to your at-home skincare regimen. You'll find that your skin repairs and rejuvenates much faster with this skincare plan because the products target the same areas.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Galvanic Spa!

Galvanic Technology has been used for decades in the spa industry but the in-spa machines were cumbersome to use; however, with the new hand held device the power of Galvanic is right at your fingertips
 to either enjoy as an add on to a treatment or you can buy the machine to use in the comfort of your own home!
The patented hand held device uses low level galvanic (electric) currents to transport key nutrients to the skin to dramatically smooth wrinkles and lift sagging skin. It also improves the process of cleansing the skin while increasing hydration, circulation and radiance. The galvanic only works with specially charged positive & negative ion products that were created to be used with the device.      We are proud to offer the Galvanic Spa Treatment to our clients. You can do it as an add-on to super charge the results of your treatment or buy the machine and use it at home for cumulative results! The Galvanic Spa Treatment does not replace facials or a daily skincare regimen, but was created tofurther enhance the penetration and effectiveness of your products and treatments by up to 70%!
     As an experiment Skindulgence's Spa Director, Tazeem, had half of her face treated with the Galvanic Spa Treatment and saw changes immediately: "I noticed a difference in the depth of my smile lines around my mouth! I also noticed the treated skin was much less oily. Bonus! I am really looking forward to using the machine at home!"     

     We are certain you will be thrilled with the results,try it today and see the amazing results for yourself!  We are quite stunned at the results we have seen so far.
Call us to book your appointment 604.469.2688

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Nail Trends

It's time to put away the hot pinks and bright blues of summer and dust off the autumn shades. China Glaze offers a wide variety of hues that will make your nails pop!

A slightly deeper, darker alternative to the classic cherry red is China Glaze's "Masai Red". This gorgeous polish is elegant on it's own... But swipe a layer of the red-glitter polish "Ruby Pumps" on top and you've got the perfect nails for a night out!

If red is just a bit too bold, try "Secrets" by China Glaze. This deep plum has red undertones and a soft shimmery finish. It'd look fantastic on darker skin tones but will look quite striking on fairer skin as well.

Nudes and neutrals are totally in this fall but they can be hard to pull off if they are pure beige hues. Instead opt for shades with a strong undertone like China Glaze's "Channelesque" that leans towards a purple-grey base. It's very modern!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We at Skindulgence would just like to take this time to thank our loyal clients. Over the past twenty years we have developed a lasting bond with all of you and we enjoy getting to know the wonderful women and men that come into Skindulgence for ultimate relaxation. You are the reason we are leaders in the innovative spa industry; we want to offer our clients the very best in spaah-ing! We look forward to another twenty years of giving you exactly what you want and need: an intimate full-service spa that caters to individuals who believe that relaxation and rejuvenation are key for maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

Thank you,

Tazeem Jamal & Team Skindulgence

Friday, October 8, 2010

Anti-Aging S'party

We at Skindulgence love a good party and what better reason then to celebrate your skin! Come & get the latest Scoop on whats hot in antiaging now....
Who: You! We invite you to bring a friend
What: A fabulous anti-aging party featuring the AgeLOC Galvanic Spa Treatment and their brand-new AgeLOC Vitality supplements. Complimentary Skin Consultations
Where: At the Spa, of course!
When: Thursday, October 21st from 6PM-9PM
Why: To share our passion for innovative age management solutions with our fabulous clients.

We'll be doing demos with the Galvanic Spa so you can see just how amazing it is for yourself. Of course, there will be wine and cheese, door prizes, goodie bags, and in-store specials!
Tickets are only $10 each, Please pre-registerfor this event, and your $10 can be used as a credit the night of the event. We'll be sending out a separate email with more details about the event. Please give us a call at 604.469.2688 and we'll reserve you a spot space is limited!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Promotions

Our October Promotions begin the final quarter of this year which means we're gearing up for the holiday season! We have some excellent offers for you this month...

1. 25% off a 90-Minute Spa Escape!
45 minute body exfoliation and 45 minute customized Vitalift Facial for only $155! Reg $207

2. FREE GM Collin Eye Contour Corrector ($77 Value)
With the purchase of an anti-aging serum (Vit-C 4 pack, H50, Visible Lifting or Bota-Peptide Concentrate) and an anti-aging cream (H50, Visible Lifting, AGE or Retinol Advance)

GM Collin will donate $2 of this purchase to breast cancer research! Last year GM Collin raised $14,000 in a similar promotion

3. AgeLOC Galvanic Special Pricing!
As an add-on to a clinical facial...
$29 for face (Reg $59)
$45 for face and neck (Reg $79)
$59 for face, neck and back of hands (Reg $99)

Not valid with other promotions or gift certificates. While quantities last.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Factors that Age you Faster

The first step to staying young is prevention. People do harmful things to themselves that don't seem damaging at the time but often have long term effects. Below are the top factors that age you faster with some tips on how to manage them:

1) Smoking. You should quit. Do we even need to explain this? Besides the obvious (lung and mouth cancer not to mention emphysema!) it makes your hair brittle, your nails yellow, your skin smell and causes premature wrinkles. Gross! Make a pact with a friend, get the gum or the patch, throw out your cigarettes and force yourself to quit such a damaging habit.

2) Drinking. Who doesn't like relaxing at the end of a long work day with a glass of wine? Or two? Or three? Alcohol dehydrates the skin, causes lethargy, nasty hang overs and puffy eyes. It also takes a toll on your liver and other organs. Take it easy on the drinking and make sure you're drinking a glass of water for every glass of alcohol you have to keep your hydrated.

3) Poor diet. Eating junk food, skipping veggies or having an irregular eating schedule throws your body out of equilibrium. Eating a nutritious, balanced diet is probably one of the hardest things to do with the amount of convenience food and snack options available. If you're finding it difficult to get all your servings of fruits and veggies, investing in vitamins to supplement your diet is a good way to kick-start your road to balanced meals.

4) Being inactive. Nobody likes a couch potato! Exercise is great for boosting the metabolism, increasing energy levels, working off excess steam and sweating out toxins. Get a gym-buddy or join some classes.

5) Not detoxing or eliminating properly. Even those of us who eat relatively healthy and exercise build up toxins that can cause bloating, irritability, irregular bowel movements and fatigue... to name a few. GliSODin Skin Nutrients has an amazing Detoxification formula (laxative free!) that'll help you feeling great. Lipomassage and our new Universal Contour Wraps are also great ways to release toxins from the inside out!

6) Poor or non-existent skincare routine. Whether you're forgetting to cleanse your face or exfoliating too much, you're doing your skin a disservice. The delicate skin on your face must be taken care of properly to maintain elasticity, tone and radiance. Visiting your skincare professional is an easy way to find out how best to care for your unique skin -- at Skindulgence we offer complimentary skincare consultations!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Can I Use Body Lotion on my Face?

We know it’s tempting to rub your vanilla-coconut body lotion on your face… it just smells so darn good… but please refrain! As the name would suggest, body lotions are made for your body which is covered in skin that is much tougher than your thin, sensitive facial skin. Here are three reasons why you should invest in a quality facial moisturizer:
  • Any sort of perfume or scent in your lotion can sting the eyes or cause a skin reaction 
  • The ingredients are much too heavy for the face and are likely to clog pores (AKA non-comodogenic) and will make your face appear quite oily
  • They are not designed to treat or prevent any skin problems and are likely to make them worse
            Of course, in a pinch, a teeny-tiny bit of body lotion applied lightly to the dry areas isn’t going to permanently damage your skin but don’t be surprised if you wake up with a little “skin activity”! Think ahead and make sure you get a new facial moisturizer before your old one runs out and, if possible, keep a travel sized container of it in your purse.