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Applying sunscreen is no longer reserved for a trip to the beach; any skin-smart woman knows that it should be part of your regular morning routine. This common misconception is the huge mistakes that makes people age poorly with sun spots, wrinkles, leathering, sagging, weathered skin and poor elasticity. But millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure when they don’t even realize it — especially in their cars. UV exposure is cumulative, and research has proven that skin exposed to sun shining through window glass, even at home or in the office, can over time lead to SIGNIFICANT skin damage. The UV exposure we receive driving a car especially adds up. While the average car windshield has an SPF of about 50, most side windows clock in at just around SPF 16. It’s no wonder that the majority of all skin cancer cases occur on the left side of the body. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to integrate sunscreen into your daily routine, in the morning and every two hours.

One of the very best product lines for face sunscreens is SkinCeuticals, available at Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa in Massapequa, NY; (516) 798-0200. SkinCeuticals offers a full range of broad spectrum sunscreens designed for different skin types, conditions and lifestyles in order to shield skin from UV rays. These products don’t leave a white film on the skin, won’t cause breakouts or an overly-shiny face, and can be applied seamlessly over or under makeup. SkinCeuticals broad spectrum sunscreens feature Z-Cote® transparent zinc oxide to help protect skin from UVA rays, in addition to providing the SPF necessary to prevent sunburn and damage caused by UVB radiation. With an option suitable for every skin type, and lifestyle, a SkinCeuticals daily sunscreen provides effective protection from photoaging and skin cancer.

It is important that you choose the right sunscreen for your specific lifestyle. For example, if you are very physically active, Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa recommends that you use SkinCeuticals’ Sport UV Defense SPF 50. Sport UV Defense SPF 50 is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that is tested under the most extreme athletic conditions and won’t interfere with your workout. Marathon-runner tested and suitable for rigorous sport activities, this oxybenzone-free broad spectrum sunscreen provides photo stable UVA/UVB protection and is proven to feel comfortable on your skin. Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this sunscreen increases skin’s resistance to UV and heat stress and protects collagen from UV damage. It is water resistant (for 80 minutes), resists wear off from water, wiping, and rubbing, provides short-term hydration, and is alcohol free, paraben free, oxybenzone-free and non-comedogenic.

If you are someone who would love something sheer with a little tint or just dislikes the white residue of typical white sunblocks, Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is a crowd pleaser. Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is an award winning broad spectrum moisturizing cream containing transparent zinc oxide (Z-Cote®) to help protect against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. It feels great on the skin and feels and looks like a great tinted moisturizer. It is ideal for daily use. It is PABA-free, oil-free, and fragrance-free, and ideal for all skin types.

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Now you know what to do to protect your face and prevent damage, but what if much damage is already done? The most effective way to reverse the damage is with an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) photodynamic treatment, also known as a Photofacial. Photofacial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology. Photofacials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating sundamage, brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen.

The LimeLight Photofacial is a new, non-invasive approach to treating hyperpigmentation, sundamage and age spots. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. The LimeLight Photofacial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment. The treatment is not painful, however when the pulse of light is delivered, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Some clients have described “a jolting sensation” that lasts a fraction of a second. Gel is used to cool the skin before vascular treatments. One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin. Immediately following treatment, clients are slightly red and report a sunburn-like feeling lasting typically a few hours. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. During the first week, you can expect the brown spots to temporarily darken. The darkened spots will then flake off and fade. Clients often ask if the spots and redness reappear over time – The answer is no, however it should be noted that new brown spots, telangiectasia and diffused redness may appear with new sun damage; nevertheless they too can be treated. Remember to CONTINUE to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.

So whether your plans are to go to the beach, run errands, go to work or hang around the house, you must adequately shield your skin from the sun every day. The face, neck and hands are the most vulnerable areas, and where you will first begin to see the signs of ageing. Facial sunscreens are specially formulated to protect the delicate skin on your face from the signs of sun-induced ageing. Contact Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa today for help choosing and purchasing your perfect sunscreen to incorporate with your daily skin care routine.

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A retinol is a natural vitamin A and belongs to the family of retinoids. Vitamin A is needed for a wide variety of biological functions, including embryonic development, tissue maintenance, vision, regulation of inflammation, among their biological processes. The way that it works is the retinol is metabolized to retinoic acid by entering the epithelial cells, binding to a specific protein and then metabolizing to retinoic acid. The retinoic acids bind to retinoic receptors, thereby activating them. When this happens, they transfer genetic instructions from DNA to the cell’s protein-producing factory and tell it to assemble proteins needed for skin cell function. Therefore, when you apply retinol topically, it causes an extensive amount of skin desquamation (making a great peeling agent).

The SkinCeuticals Retinol is available in strength .5% and 1%. These retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo – and intrinsic aging. Additionally, they help minimize the appearance of pore size while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin. Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol and is recommended as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. The SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol and should be used for advanced treatment of pre-conditioned skin. Both are great for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven tone. Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa. You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit!

As Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa proudly uses the SkinCeuticals line, a SkinCeuticals Retinol booster is also available as an add-on to MicroPeels in office. The SkinCeuticals Retinol Booster (available in .5 or 1) is wonderful to be used in conjunction with a MicroPeel to enhance visible post-peeling epidermal shedding. Using the booster will result in a more intensive treatment of photodamaged and intrinsically-aged skin. In conjunction with the peel, it will improve the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and laxity, and significant improvement in elastin. The SkinCeuticals Retinol Booster is also recommended to be used up to three nights subsequent of your MicroPeel.

Always remember that retinol is PHOTOSENSITIZING, so a broad spectrum sunscreen is a MUST when using retinol. Retinol products should not be used by pregnant women, or women who intend to become pregnant in the near future. Although there are no reports of topical retinol having any negative effects on fetal development, some problems have been reported with oral retinoic acid medication.

If you’re interested in a MicroPeel, schedule a free consultation with Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa. Friendly and knowledgeable estheticians will evaluate your skin and decide on the peel type and strength that will deliver ideal results.

 

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Summers almost over, but fall is the PERFECT time to start prepping your body for the following summer! This is because the entire process will take some time to complete (approximately 6-8 months), so if you’re interested in seeing full results by the next warm season, then you should take action now!

Endless waxing, plucking, and threading are not only frustrating and time-limiting, but they often leave with you with irritated razor burn and ingrown hairs! Not only is it unattractive, but it’s painful as well. There are countless other things you’d rather be doing with your free time, but you have no choice but to deal with problem hair on a daily basis. Fortunately, there’s an answer that doesn’t demand ongoing treatment. With laser hair removal, you can make a drastic change that lasts.

Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa proudly uses the Cutera CoolGlide (1064 Nd:YAG). This is the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types and is endorsed by physicians worldwide. The Cutera CoolGlide treats ALL skin types (I-VI) including tanned skin in the summer. Its copper cooling provides the most efficient method of cooling for optimal skin protection and comfort.

The laser works by producing a beam of concentrated light. The CoolGlide laser hair removal system targets the melanin in the hair follicles and vaporizes them in a fraction of a second. As the name implies, the CoolGlide laser hair removal hand piece cools and soothes as it glides along the skin. When a pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Although typically not required, if desired, we will apply local anesthesia free of charge. Treatment times vary depending on the size of the area addressed. A small area such as upper lip may take only five minutes while a large area such as a male back may take up to an hour.

If you’re interested in treatment, schedule a free consultation with Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa. Friendly and knowledgeable estheticians will evaluate your skin and hair growth, and decide on the laser wavelengths that will deliver ideal results – there’s a solution for all different skin types and personal needs. The main limiting factor is the color of your hair – if it’s already light, you will see less dramatic results. You can expect to visit in office approximately every 4 weeks, depending on the areas you decide to treat. There is a wide range of possible treatment cycles because of numerous factors that vary per individual. These factors include: metabolism, hormonal levels, hair thickness, area treated and the growth cycle of hair. Growth cycle of hair is a variable because the laser works by targeting the melanin in the actively growing hair follicle and only a certain percentage of your hair follicles are in the active growth phase at any given time. Special package deals are offered for a series of eight treatments, guaranteeing you the most optimal results.

Laser hair removal leads to improved self-esteem. Once you are free of worries about unattractive problem hair, you can spend your time and mental energy on something much more valuable. Take control of your life! It’s all possible with the pursuit of laser depilation. Imagine hitting the beach or wearing shorts without the anxiety that usually accompanies baring your skin. Once you know that you have smoother skin, you’re more comfortable pursuing warm weather activities. You don’t need to hide your face, legs, back, or bikini line out of shame. Instead, you can live your life with a lower anxiety level.

 

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Photofacial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology. Photofacials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen. There are two types of photofacials – Limelight and Genesis. They are completely different, so it’s extremely important to understand which photo facial technology is being used. That way you are more likely to get the results you hope to achieve. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa offers both types.

The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to treating hyperpigmentation, sundamage and age spots. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment. The treatment is not painful, however when the pulse of light is delivered, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Some clients have described “a jolting sensation” that lasts a fraction of a second. Gel is used to cool the skin before vascular treatments. One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin. Immediately following treatment, clients are slightly red and report a sunburn-like feeling lasting typically a few hours. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. During the first week, you can expect the brown spots to temporarily darken. The darkened spots will then flake off and fade. Clients often ask if the spots and redness reappear over time – The answer is no, however it should be noted that new brown spots, telangiectasia and diffused redness may appear with new sun damage; nevertheless they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.

Laser Genesis skin therapy is an ideal treatment for those suffering with rosacea, redness, enlarged pores, or acne scars. Laser Genesis heats the upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, generating heat in the areas of your skin affected by rosacea or facial redness. The blood vessels causing the redness collapse and are reabsorbed by the body. The heat from the laser wavelengths can also kill demodex mites which have been linked to Rosacea.Results tend to be subtle yet consistent after each treatment. Four or five treatments are usually enough to give you clearer, more youthful skin. After a Laser Genesis treatment, there are no embarrassing or painful side effects, such as skin irritation or bruising. Treatments are so gentle, they can be performed without topical gels or anesthetics. The Laser Genesis procedure has also been scientifically proven to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by producing new collagen. By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen re-growth to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

 

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Detoxification is one of the most important factors in the promotion of good health and disease prevention. It is so important to cleanse your body of toxins, mucus and other waste materials in the intestinal tract and major vital organs to improve the way they function. Detoxing not only restores new energy to the vital organs, but to the entire body as well. There are many types of Detoxification Programs out there, so it is important to do your research before committing to one cleanse. The Master Cleanse, for example, is a very popular cleanse which uses cayenne pepper (which is an inflammatory). With this cleanse, you detox up to 12 days and implement laxatives so that you cleanse your colon and the weight loss is temporary. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa recommends M‘lis Detoxification Program. The M’lis Detoxification uses a lemon mixture which provides necessary vitamins, minerals and calories that the body needs to function. Instead of laxatives, they use clove which is in the Cleanse supplement that naturally cleanses the organs (such as the liver, kidneys, bowels and skin). This cleanse does not implement laxatives. Instead it eliminates toxins built up in the connective tissues and encourages healthy bowel movements and helps restore the colon. Weight loss will be permanent when healthy eating habits and exercise are maintained following the program.

 

Benefits of the M’lis Detoxification Program includes: an increase in energy, the digestive tract can rid itself of accumulated waste and putrefied bacteria, a typical weight loss between 2-8 lbs. of water and waste during a 3 day cleanse, the liver, kidneys and blood are purified, and function more effectively, the peristaltic action of the colon is strengthened, a mental clarity occurs that is not possible under the constant bombardment of chemicals and food additives, dependency on habit-forming substances such as refined sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and drugs is greatly diminished, bad eating habits are broken because as you come off the program, it is easier to make wiser food choices, and the stomach has a chance to return to normal size, making it easier to control the quantity of food eaten.

Detoxification can help alleviate many symptoms of a toxic body, including: fatigue or lack of energy, being overweight or underweight, digestive problems, irregularity, cravings and addictions, headaches, mood swings, anxiety, depression, low resistance to illness or infection, allergies, asthma, and skin disorders. The M’lis Detoxification Program helps the body to cleanse itself of toxins, mucus and other waste materials in the intestinal tract and major vital organs, improving the way they function. This not only restores new energy to the vital organs, but to the entire body as well. M’lis offers one of the original Detoxification Programs. Their natural formulas have been in use since 1985 – long before detoxification was a popular concept. This history gives you confidence that you are using a program that is safe and effective. Detoxification can be part of a health maintenance and prevention program when used 3 to 4 times per year.

 

M’lis Body Contour Wraps are recommended to be used in conjunction with the Detox, also available at Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa, located at 5368 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516.798.0200; The M’lis Body Contour wrap uses circulation and gentle pressure to flush toxins and waste materials from the system through internal detoxification of the body. Stored toxins are permanently removed at the cellular level through the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This creates a permanent inch loss of up to 14 inches, while improving general health, nourishing the skin, and contouring the soft areas of the body.

 

There are two preparation days before the Cleanse. During this time, you will eliminate meat, dairy, refined sugar and flour, you will wean off any abusive substances including caffeine and alcohol, you will drink at least half your body’s weight in ounces of water per day, you will begin herbal formulations from the Detoxification Kit, and you will eat a healthy diet comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. After this, the three day cleanse begins. During this time, you will consume only M’lis herbal formulas DETOX, CLEANSE and FIBER; the Detoxification mixture of fresh lemon juice, distilled water, and pure maple syrup; and distilled water. The succeeding days after the Cleanse you may slowly begin introducing healthy foods—a fresh start! You will begin with fresh fruits and vegetables, then whole grains, lean proteins, etc. while continuing taking herbal formulations.

Brilliant Distinctions® is a fantastic Customer Loyalty Rewards Program—the only program of its kind that rewards you with points to redeem toward instant savings on Allergan facial aesthetic treatments and products, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel Filler, LATISSE® and SkinMedica®. The program is amazing and simple! Every time you purchase these products you earn points which can be redeemed for money off your next treatment. For example, as little as one treatment with Botox can earn you 200 points, which is worth $25 off your very next Botox treatment! Each JUVÉDERM® XC treatment is also worth 200 points per syringe.

 

At Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa  they ONLY purchase Botox from the original supplier, the pharmaceutical company Allergen. Any Botox injections you receive at Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa are safe and always FDA approved. You may only earn Brilliant Distinction points when you have your Botox done with a true Allergen provider, something that places not using real Botox will not be able to do!
Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa  also offers chemical peel treatments like the Illuminize Peel® (earns 25 points with Brilliant Distinctions), the Vitalize Peel® (earns 50 points with Brilliant Distinctions) and the Rejuvenize Peel® (earns 100 points with Brilliant Distinctions). Since these peels are often recommended in a series, you can take full advantage of your Brilliant Distinctions Savings!

 

SkinMedica®’s peels can be used for the face, neck, or hands to treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, improve the appearance of mild scars, treat active acne, and reduce hyperpigmentation (age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or birth control pills). Some popular SkinMedica® products include TNS Recovery Complex® (improves fine lines, skin tone and texture; earns 100 points with Brilliant Distinctions) and Lytera™ Skin Brightening Complex (reduces hyperpigmentation/dark spots for a more even skin tone; earns 50 points with Brilliant Distinctions). SkinMedica® products as well as LATISSE® (earns 100-150 points with Brilliant Distinctions) are available at Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa.

 
You can earn points by shopping at over 30,000 retail places at the Brilliant Distinctions Mall. For example, when you shop online at places like Nordstrom you can actually earn you points toward Botox at Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa. There are tens of thousands of participating retailers including Victoria’s Secret, 1-800-Flowers.com, Priceline and LivingSocial to name a few. It’s free to join Brilliant Distinctions. When you become a member, you can still take advantage of other savings offered by Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa.
To sign up, click here to register for Brilliant Distinctions® online. Once registered, click on “My Physician” and find Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa as your preferred provider. This is important so you can see the ongoing specials. Don’t forget to print out your coupon worth $25 (or more) for your next purchase. If you are a regular BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel Filler, LATISSE® or SkinMedica® user, this program will save you money. Be sure to enjoy all the Brilliant Distinctions program has to offer! Brilliant Distinctions® provides exclusive offers and invitations, insider access to special events, treatment reminders, newsletters, special offers, and the latest information, tips, and news from the Brilliant Distinctions® team.

 
Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa offers amazing specials throughout the summer. Subscribe to the Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa E-Mail Newsletter by clicking this link or “Like” Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa on Facebook for continuous updates on seasonal specials!

Your hands are a dead giveaway to your true age. They are not only vulnerable to the very first signs of aging, but they usually age even faster than the face due to the thinness of the skin. They are frequently exposed to the elements – sun, wind, and dry weather- as well constantly immersed in water, soaps and harsh chemicals. Therefore, it is extremely important to take extra good care of your hands to look your healthiest and youngest!
Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa offers an amazing Limelight Hand Treatment for erasing hand lentigines. This treatment is done with the Cutera CoolGlide. The LimeLight Hand Treatment is a non-invasive intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers excellent results with no downtime. This procedure is designed to improve a variety of skin imperfections, including brown spots, redness and tiny veins. During a LimeLight Hand Treatment, precisely targeted heat energy is delivered to the pigmented areas, causing the unsightly spots to fade and flake off. The Limelight Hand Treatment costs $175 and takes about fifteen minutes to complete.
There are several things that can be done to prevent sunspots and liver spots on the hands. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa recommends wearing sunscreen on your hands EVERY DAY! By using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, you’ll cover UVA rays and prevent aging signs like brown spots. And when you are getting a gel manicure, ALWAYS apply sunscreen before exposing your hands to those harmful UV lamps. It is also highly recommended to wear driving gloves while driving. The sun’s rays are super strong when they are reflecting through the windows of your car, even in the winter. Moisturizing your hands often will also help lock in moisture in your hands, preventing wrinkles.
Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa recommends SkinCeuticals’ Neck, Chest & Hand Repair. This amazing brightening and redensifying treatment is ideal for creping, photodamaged skin on the hands. This potent treatment is specifically designed for the skin quality and concerns of forgotten body areas frequently exposed to the sun. Powerful skin brightening agents fade accumulated damage and age spots, while a combination of targeted actives help support collagen levels to alleviate crepiness. As always, SkinCeuticals’ products are paraben-free and fragrance-free. Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit!
Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa offers amazing specials throughout the summer. Subscribe to the Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa E-Mail Newsletter by clicking this link or “Like” Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lotuslaserskintreatments for continuous updates on seasonal specials!

 

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During the summer months, it is very common to experience acne breakouts on the back. This is predominantly referred to as “bacne.” Bacne is unattractive and especially visible in halter tops and bikinis. Therefore, it is important that you treat your back just as you would treat your face for the next couple months!

Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa, located at 5368 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516.798.0200; (www.lotuslasertreatments.com) offers an amazing Bacne Facial, recommended once per month. This thirty minute treatment includes a deep cleaning, steam therapy, exfoliation, extractions if necessary, a detoxing mud mask to remove free-radicals, toxins and pollution, and a high frequency treatment to kill bacteria, control the production of sebum and allow purging to occur. In addition to this highly effective professional treatment, there are steps you can take at home to maintain a clear back.

Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa(www.lotuslasertreatments.com) recommends showering directly after a workout, or any activity that leaves you with sweat on your back. When showering, be sure to wash and rinse your back well AFTER you have already rinsed the conditioner out of your hair with cool water. It will also be beneficial to use a body wash containing salicylic acid on the back area, and a body scrub or exfoliant weekly. Try to use unscented body lotions and unscented laundry detergent during the summer months as well. Lastly, keeping your hair off your back as much as possible with a hair tie or clip will help. Hair products, hair spray, etc. can be irritating to the skin on your back, causing breakouts.

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It is SUMMER and that of course means increased skin exposure. Body wraps are an amazing way to lose inches fast and also a great jump start to healthy lifestyle. However, it is SO important to understand which body wraps actually work and which ones don’t. Let’s start with the most popular types: Salt Solutions, Mineral Salt Wraps, Seaweed Wraps and Liquid Herbal Wraps. ALL these types of wraps promote toxins and water to come out through the pores internally to externally. Though there is a mild detoxification benefit, these processes dehydrate and age the skin by water loss! If there is an immediate weight loss after a wrap, this indicates that it is a water loss wrap. With a water loss wrap, you may be required to wear a rubber suit or booties to promote sweating. These wraps are generally messy, uncomfortable and the inches come back as you ingest liquids again to replace hydration. What about Clay Wraps? Clay wraps are also an internal to external detoxification, and act as a poultice to draw impurities from the skin. A dehydrating wrap tends to age the skin due to dehydration. There are always Thigh Creams and they are also available in stores. The main ingredient here is aminophyllin. This chemical is an asthma medication, which was formulated to shrink the mucous membranes so the patient could breathe. It does exactly the same externally, shrinking the cells of any moisture. This treatment is a water loss, dehydration, and the most damaging of all cellulite treatments, as it is putting a chemical into the body’s blood stream. Lastly, there are Internal Cleansing Wraps. M’Lis Body Contour Wraps, for example, use herbal formulations which work externally to internally. This type of program aids in the removal of wastes that have become trapped in vulnerable parts of our bodies. It does not dehydrate and age the skin. It is by far the healthiest and most beneficial type of wrap. Research showed that because of this increased flow of both the lymphatic and the circulatory systems, the patient also experienced cleansing of the tissues. This, in turn, caused healthy inch loss.

Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa, located at 5368 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516.798.0200; (www.lotuslasertreatments.com) offers the amazing Body Contour Body Wrap by M’Lis. This wrap may be used in two ways: for inch loss and diminishing of cellulite or for detoxification and lymphatic cleansing. This amazing body wrap does both for the body. The Body Contour Wrap is an all-natural holistic approach to body contouring that has been helping people lose cellulite and inches since 1979. When the body’s circulation and elimination systems become impaired, toxins and waste materials become trapped in the vulnerable fat cells of the connective tissue. The wrap uses circulation and gentle pressure to flush toxins and waste materials from the system through internal detoxification of the body. Stored toxins are permanently removed at the cellular level through the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This creates a permanent inch loss of up to 14 inches, while improving general health, nourishing the skin, and contouring the soft areas of the body.

Because the body wrap has incredible instant inch loss results, it makes it the perfect thing to do for yourself before an event. However, when done in a series, maximum results are achieved. A series of three to six Body Contour Wraps are recommended, with four to seven days between each wrap. Many people who go on a diet or exercise plan to lose weight are afraid of losing too fast because they don’t want their skin to get loose and saggy. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa(www.lotuslasertreatments.com) recommends the M’lis Body Contour Wraps for every seven pounds that you lose, simply because your skin needs to be tightened and toned immediately. The wraps also get rid of toxins stored in the body, so you lose even more inches.

At home care is very important to maintain your inch loss and cellulite reduction. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa (http://www.lotuslasertreatments.com) recommends M’Lis Maintain – Anti-Cellulite Lotion. This rejuvenating lotion is intended or at-home use to continue the slimming benefits of a contour wrap, with a pleasant light cinnamon scent. The Maintain Anti-Cellulite Lotion increases circulation to cellulite-prone areas for greater inch loss and better long-term wrap results. Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with M’Lis only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the M’Lis website (http://mlis.com/store-locator). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit!

You may have one body wrap every three to four days by a technician that has been certified in the Body Contouring, and Inch Loss Programs of the M’lis Company. Remember – wraps should never be performed on one who is pregnant, nursing or if one has not been in remission from cancer for two years or more. Also those on blood thinning medications such as Coumadin and those who suffer from seizures should not utilize body contouring products. Body wraps are extremely relaxing, especially when paired with a facial. After being wrapped, you are laying down for 50 minutes. During this time, you may sleep, listen to music, or have a facial. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa (http://www.lotuslasertreatments.com) offers special body wrap and facial combos. Subscribe to the Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa E-Mail Newsletter by clicking this link or “Like” Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lotuslaserskintreatments for continuous updates on seasonal specials!

 

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Puffy eyes can be caused by seasonal allergies, colds, sinus infections, fluid retention, hormone changes, blepharitis, stress, lack of sleep, or the consumption of excessive alcohol or salt. Dark circles can be caused by genetics, stress, fatigue, consumption of alcohol, or pigmentary issues. Fine lines around the eye area can be caused by aging, sun damage, squinting, smiling and smoking. Regardless of the cause for these eye issues, there are things that everyone should be doing to keep their eyes looking their best. While there are some tips out there for reducing these problems (such as change in diet and sleeping position, the use of cucumbers, spoons and tea bags, etc.) there are real steps that should to be taken for TRUE results.

New scientific research has shown the cause of severe dark eye circles to be broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin, creating a red-blue pigment deposit under the eyes. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa, located at 5368 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516.798.0200; (www.lotuslasertreatments.com) offers an amazing eye treatment as an add-on service to facials -this five step treatment includes High Frequency. High frequency creates a circulation rush in the eye area and is extremely effective at fading dark under eye circles resulting in a fresher, brighter, more youthful looking appearance. In addition, the pulsating “oxygenation” action produced by the high frequency current aids in lymphatic drainage and disperses excess fluid while increasing blood circulation. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congested, tired, puffy eyes.

Using the appropriate products on your eyes is key to achieving the results you desire. SkinCeuticals offers a variety of incredible eye treatments, including A.G.E. Eye Complex, AOX+ Eye Gel, Eye Balm, and Eye Cream. These products aim to firm, diminish dark circles, puffiness & effects of glycation, and combat photoaging and signs of fatigue. Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit!

Sunscreen is the crucial last step to taking care of your eyes. The eye area is often overlooked when applying sunscreen. However, it is important to know that the eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers! In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers. Ninety five percent of these tumors are basal cell carcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa (http://www.lotuslasertreatments.com) recommends SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50. This ophthalmologist-tested sunscreen defends, enhances, and optimizes the entire eye area, including the eye lid. Specifically formulated for the unique structure of the thinner and more sensitive skin around the eye, Physical Eye UV Defense provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into and irritating the eyes. A unifying tint enhances skin tone while ceramides nourish, creating a smooth, optimal canvas for makeup application. Once again, Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit! *Also important: Wear sunglasses. It will protect skin around the eyes from sun damage, and further keep you from squinting (which results in fine lines).

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