Avoid Holiday Weight Gain With These 5 Simple Tips

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The holidays are notorious for weight gain woes. As soon as Thanksgiving arrives, it’s as though the universe is pointing us out like Uncle Sam: “We want YOU to eat this pie.” Okay, we’re being dramatic, but it takes incredible self-control to reach New Year’s without a few added pounds. We aren’t suggesting you abolish all the joy of holiday eating, because that’s unrealistic and no fun! Instead, use the following tips to strive for balance and moderation when you’re holiday party hopping.

  1. Keep Healthy Habits During The Week

Since the weekends during the holidays fill up fast with food-indulging frenzies, it helps to keep your diet and exercise routine during the week as normal as possible. If you want to add some pizzazz to your regular meals, use Pinterest or Google to find healthy meals that incorporate new spices, vegetables or ingredients you don’t usually use. This will help you feel that you aren’t missing out on indulgent meals. Also continue your weekday workout routine whenever possible. Fit in your healthy habits during the week so you can treat yourself on the weekend!

  1. Only Eat The Foods You Love

This is a game of “Rate your Food!” Before filling your plate with everything in sight, take a moment to rate it on a scale of 1-10. Then, choose only those foods that you rated as favorites, in the 9 or 10 range. Healthy options, like fresh veggies, make the perfect way to balance out the other not-so-healthy food.

  1. Avoid Going Back for Seconds

The goal is moderation, folks! Going back for seconds is a slippery slope to overeating and regret. If you want a taste of everything, take small sample-sized portions to save yourself from overindulging. Remember, if your body is not familiar with fried, greasy food or a lot of alcohol, it’s best to take it easy and avoid feeling sick or uncomfortable after the fact.

  1. Sleep Is Sacred

Get eight hours or more each night and your body will function better. Sleep affects so many areas of your body and mind, including weight gain and eating habits. Did you know that the more sleep deprived you are, the more hunger hormones your body creates? Getting enough sleep also will help you avoid sickness during the holiday months, because no one has time to be sick!

  1. Keep Stress Levels Low

Stress typically goes hand-in-hand with the holidays, but this year we challenge you to stay stress-free! This might mean adjusting your lifestyle and learning to say no when too many activities are stacking up. Whatever it means to you, go for it! Stress can increase cortisol levels which are directly related to weight gain, too. Less stress will help you stay healthier and in turn, you will keep the weight off!

These simple strategies lay a foundation for a healthier holiday season and a happier one, too! Happy and healthy is the name of the game!

Reserve a weight loss treatment or a body contouring treatment for the holiday season.

Bringing Harmony To Your Home: How to Create A Space You Love

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Your home is a retreat to recharge your body and mind. Take a moment to assess how you feel when you’re there. Does it reflect the energy you desire? If not, that’s okay, these easy tips will turn your ho-hum home into a place with pizazz!

  1. Know which rooms matter to you

Where do you spend your time? Put your energy and resources into making your haven a heaven. Maybe you need a few more plush pillows or a cozy throw for your designated spot on the couch. Small touches can make big differences in how you regard your residence.

  1. Let your home bring you joy

Make a list of what you enjoy doing in your home. This should be easy to do. If not, then it’s time to make your home (and existence!) more joyful. Your list should be full of easy and relaxing activities like reading books, finding inspiring quotes to stencil in your bedroom, taking baths, baking in your sunny kitchen, etc. We got you started … keep going!

  1. Clean and organize

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the routine of organization is paramount to a peaceful pad. Cluttered or disorganized digs add to your daily stress. It’s not always easy to stay on top of it when you have a family, but take a few minutes each day to pick up and you’ll be amazed what it does for your psyche. Suddenly, you’re invincible and ready to tackle the rest of your to-dos. Seriously, the 10-minute tidy is a habit everyone in the family can practice.

  1. Invite friends and family

Sharing your home with others for dinner parties, book clubs or even just to chat over coffee livens up your home’s energy. It’s one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to pep your place up. Give it a go by hosting a holiday get-together.

  1. Treat Yourself

Have you been eyeing a new, kitten-soft sweater, or a sassy pair of kicks at the store or online? Purchasing something special for yourself is a great motivator to tune up your closet … especially if you have been avoiding it for months. Sound like anyone you know? Set a goal, finish it, then treat yourself as a reward! Yes, adults can use incentives as motivation, too!

  1. Change is Okay

Have you made your home a happy place only to decide you’d really adore a different coffee table, or you’d like to switch up the colors in your bedroom? That’s uber-cool! Don’t waste time on guilt when the fact is the design and style of a home is fluid and should change over time based on your likes and dislikes. Don’t be married to what’s in your home if you don’t like it anymore. Just as we evolve, homes should, too!

Read On To Win the Gift-Giving Game This Holiday Season

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Yes, we’re biased, and yes, these glorious gifts all originate from the spa. But honestly, you won’t find a more versatile, present than what we offer. So why not make it easy on yourself and surprise everyone on your list with gift-giving goodness

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It’s the perfect gift for a special woman in your life! If your teen is tired of getting clothes and pajamas for the holidays, spice up her holiday with these pretties in a gorgeous gift box: luxurious lipstick, shadow palettes, flawless foundation and powder. These ultimate cosmetic tools will make you say “ahh!” so pop in to see them in person!

Try our Glo Skin Beauty mineral Makeup- we have fantastic Meet Your Match kits that include everything you need to get started.

Body Scrub & Moisturizer

If your gift is for a guy or gal who loves to spa at home, the scrub and moisturizer set is spot on. You can even choose the combo you love best to personalize your present. Select from several different products to browse (and sample!). As we usher in drier air, you can help your friends and family banish their winter blues beautifully.

Facial

Select from several limited-time, seasonal facials that make the perfect refresher for your busy, on-the-go friend or relative. Facials are also a super gift for teens (especially those with problem skin). What’s better than the promise of silky pores?

Try our Pumpkin Re-texturizer Facial

Hands And Feet For the Win

If you have a practical man in your life, consider gifting a hand and foot treatment. This is especially great for someone who works on their feet or for that nurse in your life whose hands are always dry and chapped. The fabulous foot scrub and hand treatments are meant to return your skin to balance with smooth, softening results.

Gift Card & Gift Combination

Gift cards are the best selection for those friends and family who are difficult to shop for. A gift card gives your recipient the treatment option that best fits their lifestyle. This is exactly why we stocked up on elegant, wrapped gift card boxes. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook because we’ll be sharing irresistible specials on gift cards within the next few weeks. Didn’t we tell you we have the holidays all wrapped up for you?

 

Pride yourself on custom touches? We’ll help you put together a signature treatment experience for that special person on your list. You can never go wrong gifting self-care and self-love with a trip to the spa. But then again, did we mention we’re a tad biased?

 

Reserve any one of these treatments or purchase a gift card for the holiday season.

 

Fall into New Skin

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The summer months can take a toll on your body in many ways, but the sun especially can cause dry and dull skin. With every new season, it’s a good idea to evaluate your skincare routine and make changes based on the needs of your skin. That’s why come fall, we recommend treatments to replenish your skin’s natural moisture and help you recapture a youthful appearance.

Fall is the best time to assess your skincare needs for the upcoming holidays as well. Botox, dermal fillers and laser hair removal continue to be consumer favorites! But if you’re looking for a quick refresh we can recommend some options too, including the popular hydrating facial or chemical peel. It’s best to plan ahead because you might need and want more than one treatment. That is also why beginning your skin refresh in the fall is ideal.

Book one or more of the fall specials above or feel free to call us to discuss your treatments. As always, we are excited to work with you to help take you to your best, most radiant self!

Call Lasala Spa Services to book! 520-795-3341, mention this article and receive 15% off your treatment (injectables excluded)

Lasala Spa Services

7459 East Tanque Verde Road

Tucson, AZ 85715

Level Up Those Lashes With These Mascara Tips

Level Up Those Lashes With These Mascara Tips

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Lash love is everywhere this year. And for good reason. There’s something undeniably sexy about full black lashes accentuating your sparkling eyes.

The best part about this obsession? You can choose how to level up. The beauty market is flooded with fake eyelashes and lash growth serums. But, if you want to stick to the basics and love your lashes au natural with a quality mascara, we’ve listed some tips to ensure the best application and results.

  1. Mirror, Mirror
    When applying mascara to the top lashes, look down at a mirror. This will ensure you don’t get mascara on your skin.
  2. Wiggle The Wand
    Start at the root of your lashes and wiggle the wand upward toward the tips. This will ensure the mascara coats each lash, and it helps lashes appear fuller and thicker.
  3. Close Up
    Gently apply pressure to your eyelid to help pop out your lashes. This is the best way to get mascara to the absolute base of your lash line.
  4. Give Your Lashes Wings
    Instead of lifting your mascara wand straight up as you apply, try pushing gently toward your eyelid and then out toward your the corner of your eye. This will help give your lashes natural curl and will make them appear winged.

We carry Glo Skin Beauty Mineral Makeup and we just know you will love our mascara choices.

Other Fun Lash services:

Have you tried Lash Tinting or Perming? Create a natural lift to really make those eyes pop!

Check out and Try our Factor Five Anti-aging Eye and Lash Cream

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Give us a call 520-795-3341!

Why Your Gut Health Is Everything 

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Most disease begins in the gut. Hippocrates even knew the importance of gut health more than 2,500 years ago. Talk about keeping or restoring a good gut seems to be everywhere these days and science has embarked on a flurry of research into the topic. It is clear, however, that gut health affects everything in your body, including the health of your skin, your mood, your digestion, and it can even trigger or prevent disease.

Below, we’ve outlined some easy steps you can take to improve your gut. Here’s our challenge to you: Once you’ve read the article, make changes right away. It’s easy to say to yourself, “I’ll look into this later.” Take action before your brain can interfere with that decision.

Take A Quality Probiotic

Probiotics help maintain healthy intestinal bacteria or microflora and including them in your diet is the easiest step you can take to help your gut. Like anything else, the quality of probiotics vary, so it’s important to ask a trusted medical provider or health professional which brand they recommend. We are happy to share the brands we like; just ask us! To get you started, here are a few traits to look for in your probiotic:

-Probiotic supplements should contain 5 to 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units).

-Encapsulated pills are the best form of probiotic because they help the bacteria survive the acid within your stomach.

-A wide range of bacteria strains is best because each strain benefits different areas of the body.

Eat Less Refined Sugar

Refined sugar has a bad rap for many reasons, and gut health is one of them. Sugar helps promote the growth of bad bacteria in the gut and can cause inflammation as well.

Reducing the amount of refined sugar you eat will do wonders for your body overall, so we can’t stress enough the importance of cutting the sweet stuff!

Stress Less

Easier said than done, we know! But there’s a reason stress is called the silent killer. Its effects are widespread within your body, and the gut is one place where stress can wreak havoc. Instead of focusing on its negative effects, try looking for simple ways to reduce your stress. Ironically, stressing about stress is not good for you either!

These ideas will lower your stress:

– Meditation. Practice makes perfect, so try it several times before deciding if it’s right for you.

– Exercise. Physical activity lifts your mood as it lowers your stress levels. If you can’t get to a gym, that’s okay. Just try walking for a half an hour, get active outside in the garden or go for a run with your dog.

– Laughter. Laughing releases endorphins in your brain that are critical to improving stress. If your partner isn’t as funny as he/she thinks, turn on a show or movie to get your happy tears rolling.

Making an active choice to reduce stress will help immensely. When you choose to handle tense situations with a lighter attitude, your stress will start to melt away. You will retrain yourself how to react in a manner that leads to a more peaceful existence.

If this article has you thinking about improving your gut health and you want to know more, tons of online resources can help you make a change for the positive. Remember, respect your gut and it will thank you!

Fall 2018 Ushers In The Bright And Bold

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We haven’t waved goodbye to the year’s fave season yet, but in typical end-of-summer fashion, we’ve started daydreaming of what’s ahead — warm, brilliant colors that paint the fading green leaves and complement a growing desire to cozy up to cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. Usually fall color trends lean toward a more classic, neutral palette, but this year bright and bold is the name of the game.

If you’re looking to introduce a little color into your life this fall, we’ve given you some lively ideas below.

Lovely Lavender

Lavender looks gorgeous brushed on your eyelids, but wherever you wear it, you’ll exude a sense of calm and serenity. Lean on lavender in your wardrobe, too, with a simple purple dress or add a pop of color to an LBD (little black dress) with lavender earrings or an eye-catching lavender belt.

(Check out our shades from our Mineral Makeup Line- Glo Minerals)

Radiant Red

Red lips are never out of place, of course. But this fall, you can rock red lips and know you’re on trend (high-five!). Glide on cherry-red polish to make your fingernails and any outfit pop. Strike your boldest note and try your rosy lips with a bright blue dress, or pair your pucker punch with a tan and white combination.

(We have a brilliant Lip kit: Time to Kiss and Makeup that features amazing red lip stick, gloss, and lip treatment inside!)

Yes to Yellow

A bright addition to the fall color trends, we love seeing splashes of sunshine in everyone’s wardrobe. Shoes make styling up a snap! Try yellow heels (or flats! We’re all about practicality!). Your accessory options are endless with this happy hue. Whatever you wear, just switch it out for yellow flair!

If you want more fall color ideas, head over to Pantone. They give a full color trend report every year.

Tips For Beautiful Summer Skin

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We want you to enjoy the sun, but we also want your skin to look on point. Read on for some tips to keep you looking fresh, hydrated and healthy.

 

  1. Keep Your Skin Hydrated. Summer is a great time to up your skin’s hydration through masques, toners and a quality moisturizer. Although summer is often hot, skin can become easily dehydrated from too much time in the sun or the pool. We have the best products and can help recommend what will work best for your skin and your lifestyle. Take care of your skin in the summer. It will thank you year-round.
  2. Drink Water. This is obvious, we know. But you would be amazed at the number of people who aren’t drinking enough water. While other fluids help, the absolute best thing you can drink is plain, filtered water. This is especially true during the summer when you’re losing fluid through sweat. A good rule of thumb we use is to drink half of your body weight in water. If it’s hard for you to keep track, keep a tally in your phone or at your desk at work.
  3. Avoid Mid-Day Sun Exposure. The strongest sun rays are out from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your skin is at its highest risk of skin cancer when it is exposed during these hours. The best time to be in the sun is in the early morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or in the evening when the sun is setting. Fun fact! Only the early morning and evening sunlight produces UVA light which helps your skin create Vitamin D. Once you get closer to mid-day, you no longer have the Vitamin D benefits. Nothing beats being outside on a beautiful sunny day. However, it’s important to minimize your exposure and protect your skin.
  4. Keep Your Skin Clean. When sweat sits on your skin it will mix with bacteria and clog pores, potentially causing acne breakouts. With summer upon us, it’s important to remember to wash sweaty headbands, clothing and hats before wearing them again. The best way to remove sweat is by blotting it.
    Avoid intense physical activity that brings about profuse sweating during the hottest times of day. If that’s not possible, then wear very loose, light clothing and try to keep your skin cool by using fans, cool showers, etc.
  5. Exfoliate Once Per Week With A Good Product. Get rid of dead skin cells and that extra dirt and grime. If it’s an extra sunny or outdoors week for you, tread carefully with exfoliation.
  6. Moisturize With Sunscreen. Repeat. All. Day. Long. This is the most important skin tip we can give you. Stock up on sunscreen and always carry one in your purse/vehicle. We recommend you purchase at least 30 SPF. Apply and reapply every 4 hours or potentially more if you have been sweating or are in the water. No matter what you might be doing out in the sun, we can’t stress the importance of sunscreen enough. The sun is extremely damaging on your skin cells and causes premature aging, brown spots and skin cancer. If you need a good, quality sunscreen, come visit us. We carry everything you need.

    Summer Products Needed:

Sunscreen (PCA AND COOLA in office!)

Exfoliator for body and face (We have treatments for both!)

Moisturizer (Come see our selections of high quality skincare)

Stop by and pick them up!

Lasala Spa Services

7459 East Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85716

520-795-3341

 

Give Your Face a Boost Before Summer!

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Your skin is constantly affected by many environmental factors, natural aging and genetics. Facial renewals are a unique skin rejuvenation treatment that can address all types of skin concerns. The minimally invasive treatment cleanses, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, followed by a serum infusion customized to your skin. We love this treatment because it requires no downtime and provides long-term results.

Facial renewals address the following skin concerns:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin texture
  • Firmness and elasticity
  • Brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven tone and dullness
  • Oily skin and blackheads

Facial renewals are a great option if you’re looking to resolve several skin concerns without the recovery time needed for more abrasive treatments. Call us to reserve your visit!

Lasala Spa Services- 520-795-3341

7459 East Tanque Verde Road

Tucson, AZ 85715

Top 5 Reasons to Try Microdermabrasion

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Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing technique that uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of the skin to reveal smoother, brighter and healthier skin. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular procedures done in the spa, and it is popular among a wide range of clients. Why, you ask? The results are fantastic and immediate. So, why haven’t you tried it yet? We’ve listed the top 5 reasons you should.

  1. No downtime, no recovery. Microdermabrasion is a painless and quick procedure. It can be done in 30-45 minutes and doesn’t require any restrictions from activities or products.
  2. It addresses many skin concerns. Acne scars? Sensitive skin? Age spots? Uneven tone? Redness? Microdermabrasion can effectively address all these skin challenges and more. The Microdermabrasion procedure exfoliates skin, removes dead skin cells, cleans pores, smoothes skin and stimulates collagen production, among other benefits.
  3. It is safe. Microdermabrasion is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the U.S. One of the best benefits is its safety. The procedure is non-invasive, non-surgical and painless.
  4. It is a great alternative to laser or chemical procedures. Microdermabrasion is easy, effective and much less harsh than other procedures. It’s a great starting point if you’re looking to restore your skin and address concerns such as tone, texture or aging.
  5. Rejuvenate your skin to look younger and healthier. Your skin is your first line of defense against toxins, environmental pollutants and stress. Microdermabrasion can help support and strengthen your skin.

Call us at Lasala Spa Services of Tucson, AZ, 520-795-3341 to reserve your Microdermabrasion treatment!

Month of May Special- Power Peel (Microdermabrasion and Peel add on- $99!)