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

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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!)

The Best Facials for Your Skin Type

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A facial is an amazing treatment for glowing, healthy skin and is the perfect monthly rejuvenation. We invite you to go on a self-discovery to notice your skin!

Oily

If your skin is typically shiny, greasy feeling and acne-prone, you have oily skin. We can hear your loud sigh from here! Having oily skin isn’t all bad, if you know how to correctly care for it. One bonus is you are less prone to wrinkles as you age.

Dry

Itchy, red and rough flaky skin? Your skin is dry and needs hydration and moisture! Usually dry skin stems from environmental causes like the wind, sun, etc. With regular facials and the right products, persistent dehydrated skin can feel dewy soft again. We offer facials that remove dead skin cells, soften the skin and increase circulation.

Combination

Combination skin type can be caused by weather. Usually dry in the winter, oily in the summer. It can also mean your face has oily areas and dry areas as well. This is more common than you might think, but it’s important to have a professional look at your skin. We can determine how to address both and customize your facials to meet your needs.

Sensitive

You can have any of the above skin types and also have sensitive skin. A lot of products generally irritate sensitive skin. It’s best to have a professional choose the ideal facial products.

Please call Lasala Spa Services at 520-795-3341 to speak to an Aesthetician about which facial is right for you

 

How to Reduce Household Toxins in Your Home

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Wellness is such a broad topic, we often forget that the little things we encounter on a regular basis could be affecting your health and well-being. Here, at the spa, we’ve had several conversations about toxins recently and it got us thinking, what household toxins are we using that we don’t realize might be hurting us?

News flash for EVERYONE – there are A LOT. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not planning to toss your makeup and handy Clorox wipes anytime soon, but we do appreciate being more aware of what we’re using and what the alternatives are.

On a side note, there is something deeply satisfying about wiping down the bathroom with a disinfectant wipe (or is that just us?). It kind of makes you feel like a superhero, saving your family from those lurking germs … ah, we digress!

We can’t completely eliminate toxins from the environment, but there are some easy steps to reduce toxins, especially in your home. Here’s a list of three common toxins found in your homes and some alternative suggestions.

Synthetic Fragrance

Fragrance is likely the most common chemical in your home. You will find fragrance in everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! This includes laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, fresheners, room deodorizers, etc. The list goes on and on.

Air fresheners and room deodorizers are some of the worst culprits. These products do not clean or deodorize the air. They simply put chemicals into the air we breathe. It is ideal to avoid these completely. But the products many of us use on a daily basis may not be so easy to avoid. Try using natural alternatives, or do your research on the cleanest ingredient products available.

Cleaning Products

Most cleaning products on the shelves at your favorite store fit into this category. These cleaning products contaminate the air with chemicals and toxins when you spray them, achieving exactly the opposite of your goal – to clean! The ingredients are dangerous and have warnings about skin burns, danger if ingested, etc. These are all products that we are not only breathing in, but coming into contact with through food, clothing and your skin.

The tried and true alternatives are safe and cheap. And bonus, you probably already have them in your pantry! Vinegar and baking soda are two of the best natural cleaning agents you can buy. If the smell of vinegar has you dreaming of pickles, then put in a few of your favorite essential oil drops for a crisp scent.

Nonstick Cookware

Convenience sells everyone on nonstick pots and pans, but there are some drawbacks to the material your dinner is cooking on. Perfluoroalkyl acid, a class of chemicals linked to many health problems including thyroid disease and high cholesterol, is an element better left undigested.

Maybe a good rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it, it shouldn’t be in your body. Nonstick should always be replaced when you start seeing peeling or chips in the surface. The best alternatives are cast iron, glass or stainless steel.

Making small changes in how you clean your home and the products you put on your body do make a big difference. Here’s to feeling and looking your best and showing off your homes the natural way!

Need help in figuring out if the products you are using in your body have harmful toxins? Bring them in and we will help!

When To Start Preventative Botox

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Maybe we should start this article by noting that mother is right? Your skin’s best preparation begins BEFORE we see damage. Even if you are in your 20s, it is not too early to start learning about the benefits of Botox. A good rule of thumb to follow is when you start to see lines sticking around, it might be time to visit the medi spa to embark on your skin’s preservation.

Botox is a bit of a magical potion and works when your face becomes more relaxed, which discourages wrinkle formation (and when used preventatively, even deep wrinkle development)! What is the old saying:? “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When speaking of Botox, no other statement better describes the results that await you with regular administration.

Although most doctors don’t recommend treatment before the age of 30, some women and men are at the mercy of early-aging genes and want to get a jump on controlling their future appearance. So, an exception might be made for you if you are noting wrinkles at rest.

The age at which you begin Botox also varies according to your genetics. Lighter complected people generally start injections in their mid-to-early-40s and darker-toned people may be able to wait longer. That said, it is difficult to cast a general age range over any population. The determining factor in beginning your use of Botox depends on your skin’s condition. Try this small test; if you see crow’s feet tugging at the corners of your eyes and you’re not smiling, it might be time to come in for your first session.

Toying with attending a Botox party? Beware the risks that can occur. We recommend that you only receive your treatments in a professional office with trained aestheticians on-hand to ensure any reactions and the dosage can be controlled.

If you’re still not sure, we are always happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your questions further. Our aim is to enhance your natural beauty … but only if you feel comfortable with your beauty decisions.
We hope to hear from you soon, to discuss this intriguing and effective option to beautify your skin and turn back the hands of time.

Lasala Spa Services

Botox Fridays 520-795-3341