Category Archives: Uncategorized

Be Stunning As You Age

LED light therapy facial treatments can help slow down your skin’s aging process without irritation or inflammation.  (The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age and the more you areprone to skin cancer.)   So to have healthier and younger looking skin, you need to book an appointment with me for a light therapy facial to help repair and rejuvenate your face from the inside out.    

What is it and how does it work?  Well simply — LED is pulsed light that stimulates and regenerates skin cells to promote healing using specific light frequencies.  The spectrum is  between infrared and ultraviolet.  The light is converted to an electrical wave.  Since we are electro energy, the cells absorb the light (same with sunlight).  This light is converted to electro energy which creates more energy for cell division for rebuilding.  So you achieve skin rejuvenation fro within.   

And what happens to the skin when using light therapy —   Softens lines and wrinkles  — Increases firmness and moisture — Helps collagen production — Better blood circulation — Minimizes pores — Promotes faster healing — Reduces broken capillaries — Reduces pigmentation — Reduces redness and acne  and more.It’s great for anti-aging and acne.  At the same time the light helps to relax you, so it is stress relieving along with all the healing properties.     

And how long has it been around?   The Greeks back in 1500 B.C. first recorded the healing properties of light to restore health.   Of course the technology wasn’t there yet until 1903 A.D.  Dr. Niels Finsen, Danish physician, demonstrated the beneficial effects of various wavelengths to treat TB.  Now it is used in dermatology, neurology, physiotherapy, and more. Years of research have shown that light therapy has a powerful therapeutic benefit to living tissue.    Again in the 1960’s more was found out and NASA began using it and that’s how it came to be in Esthetics.  

Even after one treatment you can tell a change in your face.  For the best results to younger looking skin,  full facial treatment using LED and then 1 or 2 treatments a week using just LED for 6 weeks or more, depending on the skin.    

Tagged , , , , , , |

Prevent and Repair Sun Damage

skin care and nutrition
WOW this has been an extremely warm summer.  The sun is getting hotter also, according to scientists, and that means our skin is being damaged and aging faster.  The best way to repair and prevent that is using Pevonia’s Vitamin C Complex.  I have been using this product for years, especially on the golf course and my grandchildren’s baseball games, and it’s really protected my skin.  Sunscreen does not agree with my skin, so have never used it.  My routine before going out into the sun is:  Vitamin C serum, cream over it, and an antioxidant internally.  Using C during the day, prevents sun damage and using it at night repairs sun damage.  Night time is the time for repair of the whole body, skin included.  You need to know that vitamin c is not a stable ingredient unless it is manufactured properly.  Not all C serums are effective for that reason.

Pevonia’s Vitamin C Complex is effective and safe for your skin. I have been using it for years. with great results.
With my wellness facial treatments using vitamin C, your summer sun damage can be reduced so you have younger, healthier looking skin.
Call or text now for an appointment for a treatment at my Boutique Spa or to order the Vitamin C Complex to be shipped, if you need.          630-655-3345
Check out special on Vitamin C Complex under special offers.

Also posted in Anti-aging, Antioxidants, Beauty Tips, Facials, Moisturizers, Natural Skin Care Products, Skin Care, Skin Care Products Tagged , , , , , , , |

Heart-Focused Breathing

Do you want to be more relaxed and at the same time have more energy?
The heart-focused breathing technique from the HeartMath Institute can help that through a breathing technique. The HeartMath Institute is a Center for research of the heart-brain connection and its communication to help us handle stress, have our heart, mind and emotions in alignment, and help to deepen our connection to ourselves and others.
Their breathing technique is simple and easy, yet powerful, and you can do it anytime, any place.  All you need to do is focus on your heart and imagine that you are breathing into your heart and out of your heart.  Breathe in for 5 or 6 seconds,slowly, deeply, smoothly, and evenly and then breathe out for 5 or 6 seconds,slowly, deeply, smoothly, and evenly.  If you choose, you can put your hand on your heart to help you focus better when breathing in slowly and breathing out slowly.  Do this for a few minutes, if you can.  Otherwise only a few breaths to start with and build from there.
That’s all you have to do, simple and easy, yet powerful.  So do this especially when you feel stressed, but also at the start of your day and end of your day.  Anytime you have a couple of minutes is a great time to do this.  I do this when doing facials and my sound therapy with the tuning forks, because I sense it helps clients feel more relaxed and balanced too.
If you want to experience being more peaceful, less rushed, and more alive, I highly recommend this technique.
To find out more about the HeartMath Institute, check out their website.
The research on the intelligence of the heart is really amazing stuff.  I will send more info soon.  And as always if you need more info on this or facials or sound therapy, just call, text, or email me.

                               630 655 3345 

Also posted in Anti-aging, Beauty Tips, Facials, Healing, Health, Skin Care, Wrinkles Tagged , , , , , , , |

Facial Serums Make A Difference

Serums, Cleansers Critical To Healthy Skin

In the past, I’ve talked about skin cleansers and toners. Cleansers are probably the most important product to use on your skin. If they are too acidic or too alkaline, they tear down the skin, making it irritated and more sensitive. Scrubs can cause the same type of skin damage.

The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age and the more you are prone to skin  cancer.

Your skin is a complex organ that serves as a protective barrier. It’s aging not only affects how old you look, but the thinning of the skin exposes you to infections and environmental chemicals and UV radiation.  So you need to know your cleanser. (You can bring it in and I can check it out for you. Know too, that Pevonia’s cleansers are the proper PH.)

Step #2 is skin toner. Toners balance the skin and they also remove tap residue. Depending on your water supply, this residue can cause breakout and problems on the skin.

skin care Geneva

On to the third step in your home care routine which is a serum, (also called intensifiers, concentrates, elixirs, and boosters). Clients ask me if they really need a serum. The answer is YES.  The appropriate serum can make a dramatic difference on your face. It can make your skin look and feel younger, help tighten pores, calm redness, hydrate, diminish wrinkles, help acne, lighten, and more.  The best thing about specialized serums, is that they have powerful, concentrated, active ingredients that absorb quickly to deliver these ingredients.  The gel-like product is usually water based so it doesn’t clog your pores.

When you want to target specific skin concerns, serums are the way to go. Not only do they offer targeted results, but they strengthen your cells and give them nourishment and help repair. The one serum I like best, especially in the sun, is Vitamin C Concentrate by Pevonia. It helps prevent and repair sun damage.

These concentrates need to go on immediately after cleansing and toning. The skin needs to be very moist for the serum to be massaged gently (up and out movements) into the skin of the face, neck, and upper chest. If you don’t have toner, then leave your face moist with water (distilled water if possible). A creamy lotion or cream moisturizer over the top is usually recommended to keep serum from evaporating before it delivers its targeted ingredient.

Whatever your skin care concerns are, you can see faster results using the appropriate serum. Not all serums are created equal since manufacturing practices vary from brand to brand. Pevonia has my serums of choice because they are safe and effective.

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

Geneva Skin care and facial

Also posted in Acne, Anti-aging, Healing, Moisturizers, Natural Skin Care Products, Organic Skin Care Products, Skin Care, Skin Care Products Tagged , , , , , |