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Exfoliating 2014

Grape Wine Peel $80.00

Say "Goodbye" to dull tired skin & say "Hello" to softer younger looking healthier skin! Our luxurious Grape Wine Peel Facial is a more natural approach to harsh acid peels while achieving the same results! Using White Grape Wine and Fresh Fruit Pulp, it is a much more intense exfoliation, conditioning and hydrating Facial. Recommended in a MINIMUM series of four consecutive weeks, you'll love the way your skin looks and feels afterwards!

Purchase a series of 4 treatments (once a week for 4 weeks) for $315.00 and receive a Prevention Plus sunscreen for home use!

Call Outer Image Spa at 941 926-3399

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Do You Want To Be Spotless

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Outer Image spa has several effective treatments to improve the appearance of the skin by removing and lightening brown spots. Combining these excellent products in your daily regimen with a Microdermabrasion treatment results in remarkable improvement to the skin.

March Special: 15 % off Lightening or Bleaching Serum. Purchase 2 lightening or Bleaching serums and get 15 % off a Microdermabrasion treatment. A savings of $20

What Anti-Aging Product Will Work For You.

Retinoids

It was developed in the late 60’s by Albert Kligman, Ph. D. as an acne treatment. Kligman noticed that Retin A also improved wrinkles and skin tone in acne patients. Kligman patented Renova, a tretinoin in an emollient base, which was the first FDA- approved topical treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. That was about 18 years ago, and retinoids still star in everything from moisturizers and serums to eye and neck creams.
Dermatologist claim that that there is not a single class of ingredient that can rival the track record that retinoids have for proven scientific results that show smoother, firmer skin, a more even tone, fewer breakouts and tighter pores.
How they work

Retinoids are amazing multi- taskers. By acting directly on the DNA in skin cells, they boost the many cell functions that tend to slow down once we hit 30. Retinoids increase cell turnover, so the skin is continually sloughing off damaged cells and allows healthy cells to be on top. This is what gives the skin a radiant and healthy look.
Retinoids also thin the top layer of the skin, the stratun corneum, while thickening the second layer, the epidermis, which is the mattress layer that supports the skin. This is as a result of the retinoids boosting the production of collagen, one of the skin’s primary support structures.
Wait, there is still more. Retinoids help keep the tissues hydrated, help clear dead skin cells, oil, and debris from the pores, leaving them less distended, resulting in minimizing pore size.

How to use Retinoids

It is best to be under the care of an Esthetician or doctor who can monitor your regimen and tweek it as needed. Higher levels may result in quicker benefits, but can be accompanied with redness, drying, peeling and flaking. A smart regimen is key to optimizing results and minimizing irritation.
As retinoids make the skin more sun sensitive, it is best to apply at night. A broad spectrum sunscreen must be used during the day.
∗Wash the face before bedtime with recommended cleanser. Avoid granulated types. Wait about 20 minutes to avoid stinging.
∗Take a dime size amount of your retinoid product and smooth it onto your face, neck, décolletage and carefully near the eye area.
∗Follow up with nighttime moisturizer. For sensitive skin, apply moisturizer before the retinoid to reduce redness. This will not compromise the results.
∗If you can not tolerate the burn, wash the retinoid off after 15 minutes. This will only slightly decrease the benefits.
It is recommended to use it twice weekly for two weeks, then increase to three times a week. Back off if you notice irritation. With proper technique and regular use , you will eventually tolerate the retinoids.

Outer Image Spa has a excellent Retinoid product from Image Skincare .

A highly concentrated blend of Retinol and Polypeptides to resurface, rejuvenate and repair aging and acne prone skin
BENEFITS
• Potent Anti-Aging properties
• Rejuvenates and repairs aging/acne prone skin
• Significantly reduces fine lines
• Visibly tighter skin
• Treats all levels of acne
• Paraben Free
call 941 926-3399 for further information

How To Prevent The Signs Of Aging

Everyone thinks of skin with fine lines and wrinkles as just another product of getting older. Consistent sun exposure, the weather and lack of skincare can all lead to skin aging before its time. Learn the three major signs of aging and how to combat their effects on the skin.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the first signs that women in particular notice is fine lines around the eyes. The skin around your eyes is especially vulnerable to lack of moisture and sun damage. Anti aging products such as the MAX Eye Creme and the Ageless Total Eye Lift Creme can help tighten the skin around the eyes. Choose an eye cream that contains moisturizing and natural ingredients to prevent future lines.

Skin Tone and Texture
Another sign of skin that is aging prematurely is dull skin tone and rough skin texture. As we age, our cell turnover rate declines. This can lead to uneven coloration and dry spots.
Choose anti aging products such as a daily face cleanser and face cremes that can resurface your skin. Our Ageless Total Facial Cleanser gently exfoliates to remove dull skin. The Ageless Total Retinol A Creme works to rejuvenate skin texture by restoring collagen and moisture.

Sagging Skin
Sagging skin is often associated with aging, but it can occur earlier due to sun damage or weight loss. Preventing and repairing this damage is accomplished by using anti aging products that contain glycolic and retinol compounds to restore elasticity. Retinol (Vitamin A) is essential for aging skin as it helps to stimulate the fibroblasts which produce collagen. It is a key ingredient of the Ageless Total Repair Creme, which works to firm skin by combining both hydrating hyaluronic acid and Shea butter.The Max serum contain peptides that stimulate the production of collagen.

Overall Care
The best defense against preventing these signs of aging is to begin a daily skin care regimen. Daily exposure to the elements and loss of collagen are unavoidable, but using the right products can maintain your skin’s radiance. Choose a cleanser, anti-aging and repair cremes that work in combination to provide rejuvenation, resurfacing and repair.

Holiday 2013

85198 w150h150Purchase Instant Gift Certificates online and instantly make the holiday bright with anticipation for all the special people in your life. Give a gift that improves the happiness and health of those you love the most in the world. Visit the website outerimagespa.com to see our Spa Packages.

 

 

 

October Newsletter

103743 w150h150These are the reasons I attend the International Esthetics, Cosmetic & Spa convention in Fort Lauderdale. It is an opportunity to see what is new in my industry and to attend advanced education workshops. It is fun shopping for new products for the Spa and learning about new services. So what did I bring home with me this year. I am excited to offer a new shea suger scrub for the face, which exfoliates the dead skin and leaves the face feeling silky smooth. Shopping for new make-up colors is always fun. Book a makeup lesson and try the new colors.

Two new facial services will be coming soon to the Outer Image Spa. Check your email for the announcement.

Education Moment: To fight aging skin , one must :

Fight free radical damage
Stimulate cell renewal & cell turnover
Collagen synthesis
Hydrate tissues & reinforce barrier layer
Outer Image Spa offers services and products that provide you with these essential anti-aging ingredients.

Service of the Month: Rejuvenator Treatment ( non-surgical face-lift) $90 savings of $30

Four phases of this machine work in conjunction with specially formulated products to penetrate beyond the epidermis and provide rejuvenating and firming results.

Photo Rejuvenation Ultra sound Pulsating massage
Micro current muscle toning

 

104008 w150h160Product of the month: $18 now $16

An ultra hydrating anti-aging polypeptide lip complex, which dramatically enhances the appearance of lip contours. Adding up to 40% more moisture, volume and reducing fine lines with repeat usage. Use of this product will compliment professional dermal fillers.

 

 


100181 w150h150This is the perfect time to do permanent make-up. No hassle doing makeup for the holidays. Always look your best with no effort.

 

 

 

September Newsletter

88670 w150h227How would you like your next facial, manicure or pedicure FREE. Invite 2 friends, who are new clients, to book a service at the Outer Image Spa. When your 2 new referrals come in, you will be rewarded with the same service FREE!. All you have to do is tell your friends, business associates and relatives about the excellent service they will receive at the Outer Image Spa. (massage not included) SERVICE SPECIAL OF THE MONTH: The 02 lift Treatment This luxurious treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. This treatment includes an Enzymatic Facial Peel , an Oxygenating Facial Masque and a Stem Cell Enhancer. Special offer : $ 75 (a value of $ 90)

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: 10% OFF ALL SUNSCREENS.

Awesome August Specials

100351 w150h160For the month of August only, take advantage of the specials that will save you money for months to come.Visit the website to view the special offers for August.

Product of the month

Ageless Total Facial Cleanser :$28 now $22.50

A universal foaming cleanser that rinses away makeup and oil, balances the PH of your skin and eliminates the need for a toner. A gentle Glycolic Acid blend begins the exfoliating process to reveal smoother skin. Ideal for all skin types.

 

 

Summer Newsletter

Summer is a time many businesses are offering discount coupons to bring in new customers. Outer Image Spa values its customers and would prefer offering specials to its existing customers to thank them for their loyal support. Starting June 20th, daily deals will appear on my website www.outerimagespa.com . So visit the website to take advantage of the discount offers, which will change every 3 days and will be valid for 3 days only.

Start with the first offer of $20 off a Microdermabrasion treatment.

Image skincare was chosen to be the official skincare for Miss Universe, Miss Teen and Miss USA. So all you clients using Image skincare are going to be as beautiful as the contestants.

Product Special:

Vital C hydrating anti-aging lotion and Ageless total anti-aging cleanser for $69 regular price $78

A universal foaming cleanser that rinses away makeup and oil, balances the PH of your skin and eliminates the need for a toner. A gentle Glycolic Acid blend begins the exfoliating process to reveal smoother skin. Ideal for all skin types.

A pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C serum that immediately minimizes and soothes the visible effects of environmentally damaged skin. Vitamins A,C and E and anti-oxidants nourish the skin to create healthy, youthful glowing skin.

Vital C Hydrating Anti Aging Serum 1.7ozAgeless Total Facial Cleanser 6oz

Education moment:

Dr. Thornfeldt is a practicing dermatologist with more than 30 years of skin research in skin barrier and cutaneous inflammatory conditions. In an article he wrote , he stated "that the skin must be healthy, with optimum skin barrier function to achieve desired beauty and protection. The core of the skin barrier resides in the right moisturizing ingredients." Image skincare products provide the essential ingredients to moisturize and balance the skin's barrier function

New Image Sunscreen Products Have Arrived!!

Bright, glowing skin is a look that we all strive to achieve. Unfortunately, many of us have some level of hyperpigmentation on our skin brought on by factors such as medications, hormonal changes, acne or trauma.

Skin discoloration doesn't have to be a definitive condition. A vital step in prevention is an effective sunscreen. Image skincare has recognized the importance of combining a high quality sunscreen with all the essential ingredients of a good moisturizer.

Please look below at the new Prevention + sunscreen products.

Why is Prevention + Different?

Prevention + is not only a high-intensity sunscreen, but a moisturizer filled with stem cells, antioxidants, botanical SPF boosters, and a DNA Protection Complex. Prevention + uses a form of zinc rarely used in products because it’s expensive, but the particles are so small that it prevents the white, cakey residue left by some sunscreens.

Prevention + completely absorbs into the skin leaving it silky and smooth, and completely protected.

April Specials-

Treatment: O2 lift treatment $75 regularly $90

Product: All body souffle lotions and body scrubs 15 % off.

Coming soon - Mother's Day Special on our website

Launching Of The New O2 Lift Treatment

The 02 Lift

This luxurious treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.

This treatment includes an Enzymatic Facial Peel , an Oxygenating Facial Masque and a Stem Cell Enhancer.

Introductory special: $75 save $15

Living Young - A Way Of Life.

Living young is a life style. Eating the right food, regular exercise routine, using the right products and receiving the right service are all part of the big picture. The big challenge is the amount of hours in a day. It is up to you to use the time available and prioritize the activities that meet your objective. This, in short, is the key to success, and the most significant difference between those who are successful and those who are not.
An important part of our visual wellness is the health of our skin. Aged, dehydrated and wrinkled skin is tough to “dress up “ So where do we start. Well, there is no one miracle cure, similarly there is no miracle diet that will keep us thin and fit. In fact, it is a collection of different disciplines that ultimately leads to your results. Consistency is the key!
Most people have a tendency to neglect the day to day healthy routine, and at some point they realize they have crossed the tipping point of aging, freak out and decide to take extreme action. This involves invasive methods, there is nothing wrong with this, however, the goal is to put this off for as long as possible and exploit the potential of the non- invasive methods for as long as you possibly can.
The living young evolution begins with basic skin care and concludes with surgery and maintenance. In between these two bookends is the non-invasive services such as chemical peels, injectibles, light therapy and muscle toning.
A surgical procedure can be amazing for tightening and lifting. A key drawback is that it does nothing for the cellular well being of the skin itself- the texture and the appearance do not change. Understanding the importance of consistently using professional skin care products and getting professional services is where it all begins. Without this, the success and longevity of an amazing surgery will be limited.
Non-invasive pathways
Cellular well-being is the concept of working with the human body non-invasively in an effort to increase cellular energy, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the cellular energy that makes life as a living organism possible. The less ATP you have, the more inadequately you function, which inherently slows down the healing, repair and regeneration potential of the human body. Hence the process of aging.
By the time we reach the age of 60, our ATP levels are half what they were in our younger years. We have no shortage of “ incoming “ elements that wreak havoc in our bodies. This takes a toll on our skin, and we simply have less defense and repair mechanisms (ATP) to combat the situation. As a result, we age.
ATP generators
Skin care professionals have an arsenal of ATP generators at their fingertips, the most powerful type being Microcurrent. Specific frequencies of microcurrent have been proven to increase ATP synthesis by as much as 500 percent. The results of this amazing turbo boost of energy are immediately apparent in the collagen and elastin synthesis, which greatly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition , the high boost of cellular energy assists the muscles in maintaining a more toned position, and has near immediate effect on the skin.
LED therapy is another source of ATP production. This light energy has an uncanny knack for increasing the synthesis of ATP and works in an entirely different way than that of microcurrent, but they both share the ability to create a proton gradient across the mitochondria, which is the catalyst for ATP.
Microdermabrasion, does nothing for ATP production, but it is a necessary attribute to preparing the skin for the technology services that do have an effect on ATP. As the stratum corneum is the primary inhibitor of conductivity for microcurrent and LED penetration, removing this inhibition with microdermabrasion is key for maximum success.
There is no one miracle product that guarantees success. It is the concept of a little bit all the time that is the true key to success and living young. The good news is that when the fibroblasts are stimulated collagen will continue to be produced , improving the health and appearance of the skin.
Do you know that OUTER IMAGE SPA offers Microcurrent and LED therapy.
Call 941 926-3399 or visit the website outerimagespa.com for more information

What Can You Do For Your Skin?

83871 w150h161Your every day skincare regimen plays a vital role in improving and maintaining the condition of your skin and extends the benefits of professional treatments performed in the Spa. The cumulative benefit of a good skincare regimen is essential to healthy skin. Getting started with the Image Daily Program is easy as 1-2-3... Morning- 1.Cleanse 2.Anti-age 3.Daily defense Evening- 1.Cleanse 2.Anti-age 3.Repair Ask for a consultation and get free trial sizes to kick start your skincare program. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. It is highly effective at reducing free radicals, which consume collagen and elastin and result in premature aging. Additionally, it supports the immune system, which is vital during the winter months. Vitamin C is also known to make your sunscreens more effective. In addition add foods to your diet that are high in Vitamin C, such as red and green peppers, kale, parsley, broccoli and citrus.

Grape Wine Peel

A natural multi-fruit acid complex derived from grape and wine extracts. The peel gently exfoliates the top layer of dermal cells and provides essential nutrients and powerful antioxidants. This impressive combination of quality ingredients makes the Grape Wine Peel a truly effective total anti-aging ritual. The luxurious Grape Wine Peel facial is a more natural approach to acid peels while achieving excellent results.
Recommended in a minimum series of four.
Grape Wine Peel: $80
Happy Hour Special: Buy one treatment and get the 2nd half price.
Expires 9/30/2012 Not valid with any other promotion.

Understanding Sunscreen

Without question, sunscreen is the most important aspect of any skincare regimen. It is imperative to prevent skin cancer. Unfortunately , misleading and often incorrect consumer directed information has led many to believe that these crucial products are actually harmful. This article is aimed at dispelling some of these myths regarding these invaluable products and by understanding how sun protection works to safeguard the skin, you will be able to identify the most effective sunscreens on the market.

It is critical to realize that one does not have to be outdoors to be exposed. Human beings are constantly in contact with UV radiation, as it is emitted from multiple sources including the sun, tanning beds, black lights, germicidal lamps, halogen lights and fluorescent and incandescent lights. The almost unavoidable exposure to UV radiation makes daily sunscreen application essential for healthy skin. UV rays have been officially categorized as a known carcinogen.

UV rays are divided into three types: UVA, UVB, UVC. UVC radiation is almost completely absorbed by the atmospheric ozone. Exposure is minimal.
UVB rays are thought to be responsible for the majority of the sun’s negative effects on the skin. Although the inflammation and erythema produced by a sunburn is the most obvious change, it is what is happening within the skin that is the most worrisome. UVB radiation is responsible for a cascade of events inside the epidermis cells, including increasing levels of damaging free radicals and reactive oxygen species. In addition, UVB causes a reduction of the skin’s natural antioxidant levels, making it even more vulnerable to DNA damage and mutation. This damage is the number one cause of skin cancers. UVB rays can be remembered as the rays responsible for burning.
UVA rays makes up the majority of the rays that reach the Earth’s surface. UVA rays are believed to be the primary cause of premature visible aging. The deeper , dermal penetration of UVA leads to the breakdown of structural components such as collagen and elastin. UVA radiation is able to penetrate glass and most clothing, and its strength remains constant throughout the day, which makes daily sunscreen use imperative, even if one remains indoors. UVA rays also increase free radical damage and decreases the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Although UVA is thought to play a less significant role in carcinogenesis compared to UVB, it is still responsible for approximately 20 % of the sun’s cancer – causing effects.

UV Protection

Sunscreen agents are classified as physical or chemical. A physical sunscreen is a product that sits on the surface and reflects or scatters UV radiation before it induces cellular damage. A chemical sunscreen is a product that penetrates the corneocytes and absorbs UV rays before they effect the skin. A blend of the above is needed for ideal protection.

The term “SPF” is the abbreviation for a product’s Sun Protection Factor. It only indicates a products’s ability to screen the sun’s burning rays, or UVBs. It is a misunderstanding that a product’s effectiveness is solely determined by the SPF number. It is important to explain that the level of protection is not proportionate with the SPF rating. An SPF of 15 provides protection from 93 percent of UVB rays, SPF 30 protects from 97 percent of UVB rays and an SPF of 60 protects from 98 percent of UVB radiation. Many dermatologists believe that an SPF higher than 30 is of little value.

In addition , people often incorrectly believe that re-application is not warranted when using a high SPF product. In reality, nearly all sunscreen products break down and must be re-applied every two hours.

The term “ broad-spectrum” indicates a product’s ability to protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. At this time, the U.S. has not implemented a rating system for UVA protection. The only way to ensure that a sunscreen absorbs UVA rays is to read the ingredient label on the back of the bottle.
Water and sweatproof claims are false and irresponsible , as there are no such products. Products can be sweat- resistant, meaning that they are able to maintain their protective effects in water for a certain amount of time. All sunscreens should be applied after swimming, sweating, toweling off or vigorous outdoor activity.
Finally , sunscreens formulated with added antioxidant products provide superior protection against sun- induced free radical damage.

Further information on sunscreen ingredients are available at the OUTER IMAGE SPA.

Why Have A Facial

The majority of consumers have no awareness about the benefits Estheticians can provide. I use results- orientated products during a relaxing service that leaves a client feeling calm, stress free, but seeing visible results.



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