Ojai goes a bit crazy for our sweet little tangerines. Pixie tangerines are one of Ojai's trademark products, and our valley completely 'pixify's' during the month of April! From our own Annual Pixie Party, schedule on Saturday April 8th at the spa, and our 'experiences' that are inspired by pixies, to having pixie treats and sips during your visit to the spa. Many other businesses in town have been inspired as well, Lavender Inn will be offering a pixie breakfast to their guests during this month, as well as a cooking class on April 9th with Ojai's Chef Robin. And a pause into Azu for a Pixie Drop Martini while you watch the Pink Moment is the perfect way to end the evening in Ojai. And for your little ones, stop into Ojai Baby for some cute Ojai Pixie Tribe wear. Visit OjaiVisitors.com for a complete list of Pixie Happenings in our valley.
Have you experienced one of the two new skincare therapies yet?
Last month we purchased two of the best facial machine modalities to combat wrinkles and acne! Radio Frequency and a LED - PhotoFacial Therapy panel.
RF Facial: If you love the lifting effect of our microcurrent facial, you are going to LOVE experiencing a RF facial! It is an instant lifting and wrinkle erasing treatment. And as always, all enhancing modalities are included in our Enhanced Facial, so there is no better of a reason to add this in to your next facial this month.
LED - PhotoFacial: Our second new modality, Photo-Facial is a gentle, 30 minutes of relaxation that is adding into your Enhanced Facial or as a stand-alone therapy, that will quickly heal acne prone skin with our blue LED therapy, as well as being a non-invasive wrinkle soother while smoothing uneven textured skin with the red LED therapy. Another amazing service LED can help is with post-surgery or injury healing. (Just ask to see the amazing results this LED Therapy did for my personal post-surgical recovery!) LED Therapy is best in a series for its cumulative results for the first 4-6 weeks, then maintaining with your regular monthly skincare facial. We have a few package choices, depending on your skincare goals, and what your schedule will allow. Please call/email your therapist to discuss your options and set -up your series that will best suit your lifestyle.
Fall Spa Skin Therapy is here... At Enhanced, this means Peel Season! As the weather is cooler, and those sun-soaking days are coming to an end, it's time to change up your skincare routine for its new seasonal needs, as well as scheduling your yearly 'facial bootcamp' with a corrective series to repair the summer damage and to keep your skin looking its best through these upcoming dry months and of course to enhance your holiday glow! This October, we are offering a complimentary skincare consult session to go over your skincare goals and needs with your esthetician, as well as 'Spa Bucks' when pre-scheduling and purchasing a series! Call us for more details and to schedule. Please note limited appointments are available.
We are humbly honored to be nominated in our local Ojai Chamber of Commence for their Health and Wellness Award. It is now up to our friends, clients and associates to vote for 'their' favorites! We would be thrilled for your vote! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GalaBallot
Please also vote for one nominee in each other category as well. If you are unfamiliar with the business, most have provided a blurp about themselves.
Blog to be posted Wednesday.
One of the most often question we hear at the spa from our clients is "How to I get rid of these dark spots on my face?" Always my first response is to practice sun safely and wear SPF, everyday, even if you don't feel like you're in the sun. Most of us forget our 15-30+ minute commute to work each day and unless you've had UV tinting applied to your side windows (which is available and recommended) you get way more sun damage just with these short daily ride than you realize. And the few other mini exposures in the sun add up as well. (not that I am saying you should avoid the sun all together, I do recommend getting your Vitamin D daily form the sun, but I'll save that for another blog.)
But what to do about the dark spots already there? Well, until you are able to commit to wearing a high quality sunscreen of SPF30 on a daily basis, anything you do will not work. But once you're ready to take care of your skin, then we can help! Depending on how much damage is there, what time of year it is, and your lifestyle, depends on what treatments we will recommend.
One of the best professional treatments is doing a series of lightening lifts, normally using Lactic and Kojic Acids. Ok, if you are like some peeps, the word 'acid' just made you cringe!Let me put your mind to ease... both of these acids are gentle, Lactic is mainly derived from sour milk, and is known as the gentlest AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) for professional skincare. And Kojic Acid is a species of Fungi (mushrooms) and is a wonder acid that is natural melanin inhibitor, which means its stops the skin from producing dark spots from sun exposure. Kojic Acid is highly stable and is all natural, so no worry of harmful chemicals on your skin. With a series of lifts, you will notice your skin lightening and brightening and smoothing out.
But professional treatments are just the workout routine for your skin, you can't forget your daily healthy skincare regime of using high quality skincare products at home to give your skin the nutrition it needs to stay youthful, healthy and balanced. Using a lightening serum daily, which we love Image Skincare's Iluma Lightening Serum, which has a blend of botanicals lightenings including kojic acid, with anti-oxidants. Along with your SPF every day, again we love Image Prevention+ day time moisturizer and sunscreen, will prevent any more sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
You CAN reverse sun damage on your skin, as long as you are ready to practice sun safety and seek out a professional skincare therapist for your corrective treatments along with a healthy home regime that's right for your skin, your goals and your lifestyle! But prevention is key, so remember to wear sunscreen daily and see your esthetician monthly to keep your skin healthy and glowing!
If you would like to set up a skincare consult with Summer D. McComas LE, you can schedule a session online at www.EnhancedOjai.com