Monday, July 20, 2015

Get Your Skin Baby Smooth...

Q&A with Meisha:

Q.  What exactly is Dermaplaning and how can it help my skin?

A.  Are you a woman that suffers from what we affectionately call "peach fuzz" on the sides of your face? Well, there is a solution for us gals who don't want to feel like we have a furry animal residing on your cheeks. So what can be done? One word – Dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure that will exfoliate the top layer of your skin and gets rid of vellus hair at the same time. Surprisingly, this procedure has been around for decades. Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe both had dermaplaning treatments regularly!

Dermaplaning can be considered a "lunchtime" procedure because it's done quickly with few-to-no side effects. When done correctly, the removal of this hair can feel like your clinician is brushing a feather along your skin. Not to worry ladies, your hair will not grow back darker or thicker afterwards. The vellus hairs are so fine and soft, you cannot do anything to make them thicker – including shaving them. You'll benefit from healthier looking that is as smooth as a baby's bottom! This will also allow for the products you are using to penetrate the skin easier and make sure you are receiving optimal results. This can be coupled with other procedures such as facials, chemical peels, and/or lasers for a more luxurious and pampering experience.

Delicious Recipes for Radiant Skin
Chia Seed Pudding:  1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 packet Stevia. Mix almond milk, chia seeds, and Stevia in a small bowl or jar. Let set in refrigerator overnight. Next day remove from fridge and make sure it's thick like pudding. Top with blueberries, coconut flakes and cinnamon. Makes a great snack or dessert!

Selika's Mean Green Vegetable Juice: 1-1/2 cups spinach, 2 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 1 apple, 1/2 lime, and 1 small piece of ginger. Put all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!

Kale Salad: 2 cups of kale massaged with 1/2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp hemp seed, 1/4 cup avocado, 1/2 cup grated raw beets, wild salmon, and 1 small roasted sweet potato. Great meal after a workout!

Glowing Skin Salad: 2 cooked beets, 1 radish, 1 tbsp red onion, 1 tbsp Italian parsley, 1 lemon juiced, 1/2 cup red cabbage, 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, 1/4 avocado, pinch of sea salt. Toss together all ingredients except lemon juice and sea salt. Drizzle with lemon juice and add salt. This pairs perfectly with white fish!

––––––––––  Fact or Fiction?  ––––––––––

Dermaplaning can only be done on lighter skin types.Fiction! Dermaplaning can be done on all skin types and actually benefits darker skin types.

Dermaplaning hurts. Fiction! It is performed very quickly and can be very relaxing.

I don't have to wear sunscreen after dermaplaning.Fiction! Sunscreen is always a good idea.

Dermaplaning is just like shaving your face. Fiction! Men shave their faces – women plane theirs 

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