Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Good-bye Sun Damage

Remember all of those endless summer days, sailing on whoever had a boat available, the hours of laying at the beach, maybe you were out in the water catching the waves or you were out and about around the City to catch the perfect sun-kissed day. You spent all day out in the sun until it hit the waters horizon for the perfect summer sunset.

Had you stopped to think what that beautiful sun was doing to your flawless, youthful, glowing skin?

I surely did not and after my first facial, I began to pay a bit closer attention to the blemishes on my skin and the small yet noticeable traces of my sun-damaged nose. The uneven skin tones in my skin, were a clear sign that my time-less summers in the sun needed to come to an end–or atleast I needed to learn to protect and prevent anymore discoloration.

So a little research: After talking with my esthetician and reading reviews on mandelic peels I was comfortable enough to give this a go. (Hello lets remember we want to have that flawless youthful skin well into our 40s, 50s and 60s.. the time to start is now!)

Although some people reviewed to have side effects of more acne after session, most people cleared up after 48 hours and were extremely happy with the results!

Mandelic Peels are known to help repair and strengthen your skin from:

Sun damage
Treat blackheads
Acne
Fading Dark marks
Reducing fine lines

My results: An hour massage followed by an hour facial, I am feeling flawless, youthful and gorgeous!

My mandelic peel started off with a light cleanse of the skin, an application of a thin layer of the peel, which warmed and reddened my face. The next 24 hours I my skin detoxed with signs of acne, but after hydrating my body; my skin tones are showing a clearer more even skin-toned surface.

My results, I couldn’t be happier saying “Good-bye to Sun Damage”

– Kayla Bennett

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Beautiful Blonde Girl. Healthy Long Curly Hair.

Curling irons, blow dryers, and straighteners tied in with the crazy San Francisco winds can leave our hair dry and damaged. You don’t have to break the bank with expensive shampoos, conditioners and treatments though to bring that moisture back and give your hair that just left the salon look!

Here’s what you’ll need to make an at home Coconut Oil Hair Mask:

1 Sauce Pan
1 Spoon
1 Mixing Bowl
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil (of course we recommend Project Zen Coconut Oil)
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey

Mix the ingredients in the bowl and for optimal results, blogger Stephanie Sterjovski suggests that after mixing the ingredients to heat them in a saucepan in order to open hair follicles.

Section off wet hair and begin to generously apply the mask from top to bottom, focusing more on areas that are more dry and damaged. Wrap your hair in a bun and if you’d like place your hair in a shower cap. Keep the mixture in for 30-40 minutes, then wash and rinse, and enjoy your healthy, smooth, shiny hair!

-Desiree Hasley