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Secret revealed here to maintain your beauty at Indulge Salon, York PA

June 03, 2012 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars, mother of the bride

Alex Acworth was glowing on her wedding day!

Alex Acworth was glowing on her wedding day!

As you know, my daughter Alex Acworth recently married on April 28th, 2012. She looked absolutely radiant in her wedding dress. I have never seen my daughter as beautiful as she was that day.

As for being the mother of the bride, we mothers know how stressful the activities can be leading up to the day. I broke out in a skin rash all over my body that I did not recognize. It looked like little patches of redness and did itch like crazy. It was stress and after it was all over, it started to go away. Now the facial skin I had been working with our skin care specialist for months to make sure I looked good in the photos at the wedding.

We started off with her analyzing my skin. She promptly told me that I had sun damage (from earlier years laying out in the sun being a sun worshiper) was still on my face in spots. I even exfoliate like I’m suppose to. However; that was not enough for a dramatic change in my skin. I started with my first peel that was a little more agressive yet willing to take the chance of looking better than I have lately. I peeled. I looked great. I had a second one a month later and didn’t peel as much since I probably didn’t have to take as much dead skin layers off as the first time. I’m so glad that I did it. I felt beautiful at 47 years of age and looked better than I have in the past few years.

Ladies, I recommend the peels. Whether you need an agressive peel to really eliminate the sallow, yellowish look from damaged skin or just feeling like you have sluggish skin or just plain want to look more polished than a peel is for you. We have been introducing some really nice peels that do not peel as agressively as mine did for over the summer. Remember you have to stay out of the sun to protect your skin. So bring out the big hats to shade your fresh skin. It’s totally worth it. The newest peels are a Triple Enzyme peel that exfoliates from beneath the skin and will not peel. the enzymes are great for all skin types from young to mature. It will reduce the bacterial and remove the dead skin cells giving a super clean feel, tones and firms the skin for a polished glow. View more information in detail about our chemical peels and skin peels at http://www.indulgesalon.com/skinpeels

The second peel we are introducing is the Antioxidant Ex-fusion which is LOADED with nutrients, antioxidants that will provide oxygen to the cells while protecting and repairing the cells. Realizing that we need to put up a protective barrier is essential to really good skin. I don’t know if you know this but your skin has little free radicals in there working against your beauty not for it. We must give the skin support to fight these little free radicals. I know I joke about this but girls, we must continue to fight for our youthfulness and beauty.

Call 717.846.4424 or check out the nearest location near you at http://www.indulgesalon.com/locationhours

Brazilian waxing vs shaving

June 29, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, waxing

I have to comment….who wants to shave every day? Nobody that I know of. We have done

countless brazilian waxes. Do you know what a brazilian waxing service consists of?

The brazilian waxing service consists of the entire frontal pubic area and the labia (the lips) and the back

of the buttocks and everything in between. I know it may be uncomfortable to hear but when you need to

be clean and ready for vacation you do what it takes. We have a numbing cream that will help reduce the pain

but it won’t take it away totally. It makes it more bearable. So, with that being said I want to offer

some suggestions to have a successful waxing service. First of all come in after a fresh shower to keep your

private areas clean. Do not use a harsh detergent to scrub because this may make your areas more

sensitive and we know that pulling the hair out by the root is quick by not painless.  the same goes

for all other body parts. We will apply a light antiseptic, the some powder so the wax and the strip

will adhere and it pulls off more efficiently. Any questions? send me your questions here

as a comment and I will be happy to answer them.

Now shaving. Shaving is a low cost at home that normally you can use a soap and you know

that I recommend our goats milk soaps that are so gentle on the skin that shaving is a glide.

Always rinse thoroughly so you don’t leave anything left behind and use a moisturizer that will

protect your skin and moisturize after this major exfoliation. If you have to choose

between a shave and a wax, we recommend the waxing because it lasts up to 3 weeks sometimes

longer  if your hair doesn’t grow in as quickly. Leave the hair grow out to about 1/4″  so that

the waxing specialist has something to grip. Enjoy more free time with your waxing service.

Take two quick tests to see if your eye wrinkles are dry or due to aging

June 05, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

Are fine lines just a sign of dryness? see if dryness is magnifying your creases take a simple test: Apply a moisture Masque such as Guinot Hydra Mask and leave it on for the recommended time. When you rinse it off, does  your skin look fresher?  fuller? smoother? If it does look better than your skin was dehydrated. If it doesn’t look any different,your lines then are age related. I know that stinks but you can add some wrinkle fighting retinol, peptides or antioxidants into your routine. A wrinkle serum such as Guinot Age Logic Cellular Renewal is benefitial to helping to reduce the size of wrinkles and minimize them. Age Logic Cellular Eye Renewal Serum

Do you really have sensitive skin? More than 40% of Americans “believe” they do but not all of the self Doctoring

proves true. Dermatologists check for the condition in part by asking a series of question such as:

Does your skin typically turn red and blotchy when irritated?

Is it prone to allergic reactions?

Does your skin burn easily in the sun and windburn when outside?

does it flush from changes in temperatures both hot and cold?

is it dry, delicate and thin almost translucent? 

When you are at home, study your face in a magnifying mirror preferrably with a light so you can see close up. The pores of sensitive skin tend to look pink due to inflammation. This little clue was mentioned by Dr. Dennis Gross, MD,  a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. If you do have sensitive skin, avoid gritty scrubs and harsh ingredients like alcohol, acids, and benzoly peroide; only use calming cleansers and ltoins containing natural anti-inflammatories adn antioxidants. I recommend the Indulge Body Butter lotions that are super light and almost good enough to eat. The ingredients are almost 100% natural safe to use on the face. These lotions and creams can only be purchased at Indulge Salon. For a location nearest year check out the locations tab at http://www.theindulgesalon.com.

Indulge Body butter lotion safe for the face and smoothes easily without waxes and polymers

Indulge Body butter lotion safe for the face and smoothes easily without waxes and polymers

The Four Ingredients That Help Give You Wrinkles

May 28, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, facial treatments

As much as we love our soda, the effects of all the harmful ingredients which make up a can of “pop” can contribute to our aging faces! Many soda drinkers crave the bubbly beverage with ferocity, but what we don’t realize is all of the things we are putting into our bodies, and the outcome we’ll have later on.  There is a great site  (www.Oleda.com) which listed all of the ingredients found in soda. Check them out:

“Phosphoric Acid: May interfere with the body’s ability to use calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones. Phosphoric acid also neutralizes the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which can interfere with digestion, making it difficult to utilize nutrients.

Sugar: Soft drink manufacturers are the largest single user of refined sugar in the United States. It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar.

Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. Further, when aspartame is stored for long periods of time or kept in warm areas it changes to methanol, an alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are known carcinogens.

Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks can cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer.”

As you can see, there are many reasons why we should cut down on our soda intake. There was one blog that commented that she had been a heavy soda drinker for over twenty years and continuously had eye twitches. One person suggested to her that the twitches could be from a build up of Phosphoric Acid from all of the soda.  The person then suggested that she cut out all of the colored soda from her diet.  After she cut out the colored soda, she was free from eye-twitching!

Research has shown that sugar attaches to proteins in our bodies, which then can damage surrounding proteins.  This, in turn, deteriorates the collagen ( the protein that keeps our skin elastic and taught). Not only are we left with wrinkly, sagging skin, it is also dull and less vibrant. Think about that the next time you order an icy cold soda!

So, it doesn’t mean that if you have a cold soda every once in a great while that you’ll end up with a wrinkle for every ounce of soda, but it does mean that you’re more likely than a water drinker to develop wrinkles.  I bet you’re asking yourself “so what do I do?”  Here’s your answer: Replace. If you are highly addicted to soda, make a list of how often you drink soda and how much. Start by replacing one soda per day or per occasion with water or flavored, no sugar added, water. Work yourself down to having all of your sodas replaced with water.  You can also try Crystal Light flavored powders. They are tasty and add that flavoring that we all like. Also! If you like lemon or lime you can throw that into ice water. It’s a great, refreshing taste.

It’s amazing when we fully concentrate on cutting the bad things out of our diets how much our skin and body functions improve.  Let us know how you improve your skin by cutting out the sodas!

Sugar and the effects on aging skin

April 17, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

This information will blow your mind. I personally am a huge intaker of sugar. It didn’t happen all at once. It happened about about 16 years ago when my son was in the hospital trying to stay alive. He was 11 weeks old at the time and hooked up to all kinds of machinery to keep him alive. I am happy to say that he is 17 now and still kicking. The point of this story is that I used to have a break during the time he was in intensive rehab and I went to McDonalds to have a break. My break was going through the drive through for a medium diet soda. Yep! Right there I said it. I put my order in for a beverage because I couldnt stomach the food and I paid them their 1.06, they handed it out and boom done. I didn’t have to ask any questions, they didn’t ask me any questions that required difficult decisions and they didnt know me. Even better. Long story short the mental release I get when I drive to McDonalds to this day every morning is all about the habit that was created. I truly have the sugar addiction which then I crave more sugar during the day. I couldn’t stay awake during the night if my son needed me after he was home from the hospital. I did everything to stay awake. If I hadn’t drank at least 4-7 32 oz of soda a day, I would be really tired. I have cut back since then but mentally I didn’t realize what I had been doing to my body. The cells over your body can become numb from taking in all of ththe sugar and then the body produces its own insulin which could cause our body to be resistant and age us eleven to twenty years of life. Some of the effects can become irreversible. But if caught early enough the outcome can be changed.

Blood sugar and insulin overload can lead to these results:

  • obesity
  • clinical depression
  • premature aging of the skin
  • hypertension
  • pandemic killers such as heart disease in women, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons

After this list, we should all quit right? Remember in order to quit something you have to replace with something that is more important to let go of the bad habit. This is a habit that we have told or allowed our bodies to just do it on automatic. Our body can be a traitor by being sneaky during blood tests. Our body is taught to survive so it will do anything to proetect helathy or unhealthy habits. This is why so many people have gone on diets yet to gain all their weight back and more.

To help kick this habit, our body has chemical reactions every day. Billions of transactions are happening without our knowledge. There is a word called Phorylation. this word will contribute to control weight, blood sugar, insulin levels and well lifespan. When insulin is released by the pancreas, it races to our muscle cells. Bottom line,  is this little miracle helps to control the adversary, helps control the insulin and blood sugar. The better insulin management, the younger you look and thinner you remain. Before I run out of space read more about ACCORD (Action to Control cCardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study. I hope this brief infrioamtion will help you make better choices not just to look younger but to have a committment yourself and your family by cutting back on all those grocery story goodies that are packaged, candy, soda, etc.  Stay tuned on some basic preventative solutions to the sugar highs to reduce that natural insulin.

Prevent, treat and defy the signs of aging hair and skin

April 16, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

At Indulge Salon we can’t stop the aging process but we certainly can slow it down. While we have to

realize that the type of lifestyle we lead can lend itself to speeding up the aging process. Late nights,

to many cheese fries, grease pit food, not enough quality rest, stress, anger, boyfriend issues, husband

issues, children, you name it, etc can have major impact on our biological age.

Age is more than a number. Understand that in biological terms getting older has consequences that

we really don’t like but must manage. Hair can thin out, grey hair gets wiry, dry, brittle and skin of

course will lose it firmness and pigmentation. Those little spots on the side of your face or they first

appear on your hands out of nowhere. There is hope for us, with some simple prevention steps we can

fight the signs of again and maintain a youthful appearance. I am stunned with the general attitude

of women expecting a quick fix to an aging process that has taken years to appear on the skin. If we

do preventative measures by using the proper skin care regime on a daily basis, the effects of aging

are minimized. A myth that if you use the same product that it works forever. That is an untruth.

Our body gets used to whatever we use on the skin and it will be minimized and not take in all the

nutrients it once did therefore our benefits are minimized. However; by using updated products

and customizing them for the season with serums that sink deep into the layers of the skin will

give more benefits and longer lasting. The cremes will will penetrate on the top layer to protect those

serums that had deeply penetrated. There are reasons for these amazing Guinot skin care products

we use that are time tested. If your skin care professional has not updated you and recommendations

it might be time to reinterview some skin care professionals for new and improved products. We are

always checking and comparing whether our products hold up against the newest “thing” on the market.

The “newest” thing is not always the best answer. Most importantly, make sure you always have a SPF

of 15 in your base skin care. This will help prevent hyperpigmentation (dark spots) fine lines, and

broken capillaries and skin cancer.

We recommend that women over 30 use a full regime such as antioxidant masks, anti-aging night

creams with a treatment serum underneath. These serums are like missles that seek out the dry spots

and they are programmed to zero in on increasing the collagen production as long as it has retenol in

the ingredients.

Vegan Vs Animal Tested Body Butter moisturizing

April 15, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

Exclusive Indulge Body Butter Moisturizer created to eliminate dry skin

 

Exclusive Indulge Body Butter Moisturizer created to eliminate dry skin

Indulge Body Butters 

              All Indulge Soaps and Body butter products are handcrafted for Indulge in small

batches to ensure the freshest, highest quality products available. Soaps will continue

to harden over time. They are moist and fresh and harden as they cure. Soaps with

vanilla fragrance in them may continue to darken in color over time. This is normal

and is a natural part of the moisturizer and soaps. The fragrance will not change. This

information might be helpful about soaps. Our Natural soaps are a customer blend

of Coconut Oil Organic Sustainable Palm Oil, Castor Oil, for extra bubbles, and Palm

Kernal Oil with Refined Shea Butter. This amazing soap is then scented with the finest

fragrance oils, many of which are custom blends created by me! This soap has

been created using more updated techniques vs the traditional soapmaking processes.

The Glycerin Soaps are contrary to what many people believe, glycerin is an amazing

ingredient. Glycerin is actually a natural byproduct of the natural soapmaking process.

Its a natural humectant and emollient that absorbs moisture from the air and, therefore,

helps keep moisture in. Glycerin is nontoxic, nonirritating and nonallergenic. In addition

to the high end ingredients in the soap itself, many of our glycerin soaps also contain

the added beenfits of cocoa butter, shea butter and other amazing oils and butters.

Seaweed in skincare rich in minerals, vitamins

April 14, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

I wanted to talk about the minerals, viatmins and amino acids that are loaded in 

in seaweed. The complex values between nutritional to skincare regimes have

known in cultures for centuries. Nice to know we are getting back to basics, however,

with the current technology consumers are taking a closer look at their purchasing

choices that feature more natural ingredients that support their skin from the insdie

out.  Did you know their are biological similiarities between seawater and human plasma.

The balance of nutrients in marine ingredients are similar to what the human tissue

needs. This was explained by Angela Eriksen-Stanley, the director of education for

Phytomer Group.  Our goal at the salon is to enhance and catalyze the skin’s repair

process along with the marine products that will sooth and heal tissue rapidly which we

call cell recovery. The process of the new skin cells coming up from underneath what

you see on the top takes about 38-30 days. To appear younger and keep our skin

younger looking we must work from the inside out by correcting damage underneath

the cells will be repaired and smooth out the skin on top with constant renewal. This is

why so many medspas and salon facial treatments are effective in removing the

dead skin with fruit acids, hyluronic acids to slough off, clean off the dead cells that

accumulate their appearing to “wrinkle”. When we constant remove them from the

surface, our new skin will move to the top quickly and give our skin the fresh look

and more  youthful appearance. Did you know there are over 40,000 species of

seaweed? Fascinating. Thousands of types of algae available, product formulators

have their work cut out which I have experienced. Every little item that you put into

a mixture will have an effect on the result and outcome of the product. One comment

was made believing that peptides extracted from green microalgae Chlorella

provide amazing antiaging benefits. the peptides derived from it provide amino

 acids to the fibroblasts. This helps to make collagen cellulite reduce . The

bacteria Thermus thermophilus contain enzymes that help protect the skin

 itself.  This particular bacertia was found on the coast of Japan in 1971 and

 is extremely stable because of the harsh environment that is was growing in. 

 Though you might find this interesting, as we age Stem cells make repairs to

 our skin, but as we age they slow and even lose their ability to move around

 in the tissue to where repairs are needed.

Enjoy our New Body Butters

October 07, 2009 By: Kimberly Category: Announcements, facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal patrons. Without you, we never would be successful.

We are so excited to introduce the NEW Indulge Body butters that are purely original in our formulations that will eliminate the dry skin that is has been tightening our skin this winter. Prevent the dry cracks around the eyes and thickening of the soles by using our new cocoa butter body bar. Can you imagine less time in the bathroom by using a mositurzing bar like no other?

Apply right after you have cleansed your body, remain in the shower or bath with your body being warm and wet. Slide the body butter bar that fits snug into your palm over your neck, shoulders and the rest of your body and down over your heels. Then massage into your skin to get the full effects of the moisturizers in the bar that prevent anymore dryness lurking around the ankles. This body butter bar prevents that uncontrollable itching during the day if your skin has been dehydrated. Pat dry when you hop out of the shower onto a dry spot to prevent slipping. Dry itchy skin will go away.

Feel beautiful when you use our Indulge Body Butters. The glow that comes from using our cremes and lotions are spectacular. All of our products have the essence of Egyptian Musk with a hint of Citrus, Coconut like the beach, Citrus that blooms like sunshine,  Cocoa butter that enhances your natural body chemistry and lastly Unfragranced Ultra refined Cocoa Butter with Soy that gives off the most moisturization without the grease. We have seen drastic changes in our clients skin from using our products. None of the products have overpowering fragrance. Just a hint to lure the unsuspecting in for a closer perusal!

Call Indulge salon today 717.846.4424 or 717.718.4465 for any questions.

 

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