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.

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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!

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

 

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!

7 Easy New Year’s Resolutions

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Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight is something that should last throughout your lifetime instead of something initiated just once a year! Don’t wait until January 1st to begin planning your healthy eating resolutions – start doing (and sticking to) these seven New Year’s resolutions today:

  1. Write Down Your Goals

You can attain your long-term goals to lose a certain number of pounds by setting short-term goals for yourself. It’s very important to establish realistic short-term goals so you can achieve different ones every few weeks. Don’t completely deprive yourself of the foods you like to eat or it will backfire on you. Instead, focus on the healthy foods you will eat and allow yourself to indulge in your favorite foods in small amounts once in a while.

  1. Take The Time To Do Your Research

Don’t begin your New Year’s resolutions without an idea of what kinds of healthy foods, recipes and diet plans you’re going to embark on. Ignore any supposed quick weight-loss schemes that always seem to come out after January 1st, so you’re not tempted to try them. Most of them don’t work anyway and some of them can be dangerous to your health.

  1. Assign Yourself An Accountability Partner

It’ll be much easier to stick to your New Year’s resolutions if you tell someone about them and they do it along with you. Whether it’s a friend, a spouse or a family member, they can help motivate you to stay focused on your short-term goals for long term success. The best part: you can motivate each other and pick each other up if either one of you falls off the wagon!

  1. Motivate Yourself With A Mantra

At some point during your journey, you’re going to have a bad day; and that’s okay.  Most people do. Whenever you’re feeling down about your weight or about the way you’ve been eating, it’s very important to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue onward. Remember, tomorrow is a brand new day! Create a motivational mantra that you repeat to yourself anytime you’re feeling discouraged; it’ll help inspire you and get you back on track again.

  1. Measure Your Success

There are many apps available – such as MyFitnessPal, Fooducate, Fitbit and Lose It! – that will help you keep track of your progress if you’re trying to lose weight and meet your short-term goals.

  1. Purchase Things You’ll Need

Buy a reusable water bottle to tote around with you if your goal is to drink 8 cups of water per day. If one of your goals is jogging in the morning or taking a power walk after dinner, buying a new pair of good quality sneakers will help you to achieve that particular goal. Now is the time for you to purchase the things that you’ll need so you can follow through with your short-term goals.

  1. Hire Outside Assistance

You may find that you’re more likely to stick to your short-term goals with a little help from a dietician or weight loss professional, as they can assist you with staying on track with your healthy diet and exercise plan. Reserve a consultation with Lasala Spa Services, 520-795-3341 of Tucson, AZ so we can give you suggestions to help you succeed in achieving your Skincare New Year’s resolutions!

Great Spa Gift Ideas

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We all have special people in our lives who would love to have a day of relaxation at the spa. But very often, life gets busy and many people think they don’t have the time to indulge in luxurious and relaxing spa treatments.

Instead of giving them presents from a store this year, why not give them the gift of beauty, health and wellness at the spa?

There’s something for everyone on your gift list!

1) For Moms, Sisters, Daughters & Friends: Relaxing Facials, body scrubs, or try one of our medical aesthetic treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, microdermabrasions, microneedle and many more!

2) For Dads, Brothers & Sons: Specialized facials just for men will take the imperfections away.

3) For Teenagers: A variety of special skin and acne treatments, along with gentle facials for sensitive skin, can help them have a clear complexion year-round!

4) For Grandparents: Anti-aging skin treatments that include specially formulated facials, scrubs, masks and wraps will keep their skin hydrated, soft and youthful-looking.

Call 520-795-3341 today to purchase the perfect Spa Gift Card or Gift Certificate for everyone on your list!

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8 Tips To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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The holiday season is challenging for everyone! Staying on track with healthy eating choices can seem like an impossible task, especially during this time of year. But, excess pounds don’t just disappear once January rolls around … and you don’t want to start the new year with having to lose weight, do you?

Well, you don’t have to! Follow these eight tips to keep your weight down while enjoying tasty holiday treats this season:

  1. Weigh Yourself Twice Per Week – That’s often enough for you to make sure you’re staying on track, but not too often that you take all the joy out of sampling your favorite holiday treats. Step on the scale first thing in the morning, when your stomach is empty.

 

  1. Get Your Groove On In The A.M. – Morning exercise can help ensure that you stick to better eating habits throughout the day. Studies show that when a person works out in the a.m., they not only move more for the rest of the day, but they’re also less tempted to eat high-calorie foods.

 

  1. Be Very Selective – Whatever type of meal venue it is, make note of everything that is being offered first before you load your plate with foods you normally wouldn’t choose. Picking only the food items you truly want and having them in moderation will help you feel more satisfied and you’ll be less likely to give in to late night cravings.

 

  1. Fit Your Workouts In – If you can’t get to your favorite yoga class or find time for the treadmill, fit in a few minutes of exercise any way you can. Just 10-15 minutes of jumping rope or dancing each day can help you maintain your fitness level as well as enable you to stay limber.

 

  1. Keep That Sweet Tooth In Check – Practice the “3 Bite Rule” to satiate your palate and keep calories at bay; you’ll experience that first delicious taste which is amazing, the satisfying middle bite and then a lingering third taste.

 

  1. Take Your Time – We know, it’s hard to do this when you’re hungry and the food tastes delicious. But chewing your food slowly gives your brain time to receive the message from your digestive system that you’ve had enough to eat.

 

  1. Limit Alcoholic Consumption – It’s easy to get carried away with drinking when you’re in a fun and festive environment, but limiting yourself to three alcoholic beverages for the entire evening will save you hundreds of calories.

 

  1. Check With A Wellness Professional – You’ll be provided with great tips to stay fit this season!

 

Self-Improve For On The Move

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There are hundreds of ways to improve yourself!

Moving around and staying active are key to improving your productivity and your quality of life. This is especially important this time of year as children have moved from relaxed summer mode to busy school routines.

Here are some things you can do for self-improvement:

Eat healthier. Make it a point to eat smart. Let breakfast kick-start your day and don’t eat too late at night.

Get better-looking skin. You must treat your skin. If you have problem areas, you need to address them. We can help at Lasala Spa Services, call 520-795-3341. Serving Tucson

Regain your shape. A weekly exercise routine along with spa treatments will help you maintain a healthy weight and figure.

Improve your image. Yes, image is everything. How you look and act is how others will perceive you.

Also, start the day by waking up early. With an already-active mindset, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever is thrown at you.

Next, have a weekly exercise routine. It’s easier to remain motivated when you know what to do and you’ll be in better physical shape. Don’t despair though – you can mix up your exercises! Utilize a pick-me-up if you need one. There are plenty of mentors and coaches available out there to help you achieve your goals, or ask a friend.

You can also challenge yourself for 30 days. This time frame is long enough – but not too long – to act, review and analyze.

Meditation is also important. You can’t disregard your mind and its need to stay calm. A relaxed persona will allow for better sleep, too.

Finally, and most importantly, incorporate the spa into your weekly plans. Whether you’re in need of a facial, pedicure or manicure, putting it on the calendar ensures that it will get done.

Cleansing For Self-Improvement

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Your recipe for Self-Improvement Month is Detoxification. While your body is equipped to handle most toxins, it can be inhibited when you skimp on nutrients and proper hydration. That’s where cleansing comes in.

A detox is a lifestyle change to clear your body of toxins. It can be a permanent or temporary change.

Here’s one recipe to detox your body:

  1. Choose the right foods. The key is organic vegetables and fruits over fast food and other processed foods.
  2. Investigate different diets. Options include a raw alkaline diet, juice diet and vegan diet.
  3. Exercise and mediate. Sweating releases toxins; meditation reduces stress. Simple as that.
  4. Drink lots of water. The most valuable tool removes waste. Add lemon or cucumber if you get bored.
  5. Clear the air: Invest in a high-quality air purification device or some house plants.
  6. Consider a complete body detox: Organ-focused. Especially rewarding if you have patience.