Category Archives: PREVENT

Pesky ingrown Bikini hair keeping you off the beach? emerginC to the rescue!

July 8, 2014

We all have them, those pesky ingrown hairs that come along with shaving and waxing.  Stop them before they start with these tips and tricks from Kimberly Sampson, National Training Director for emerginC.

  1. Exfoliate skin 1-2 days prior to shaving or waxing. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, oil and debris that may get trapped into hair follicles.
  2. Shave in the direction of hair growth.
  3. Apply soothing aloe, botanical oils and/or tea extracts to skin after shaving, waxing to help prevent skin irritation and ingrowns.
  4. Natural and organic antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as tea tree help prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Apply products with tea tree oil 1-3 days after shaving/waxing to prevent ingrown hairs.

She also recommends the following products from the emerginC line for preventing ingrown hairs:

Got acne? Stop squeezing and see Trina at Facial Bungalow now!

June 27, 2014

I don’t know WTF is going on with my skin, but last month had me looking like a pizza face teenage boy.  Not kidding.  I thought maybe I was taking too much DHEA – until I realized I wasn’t taking ANY.

Hormones? (yes)  Stress? (yes). What did I do? Picked, clawed and did the opposite of the responsible thing – which was what I finally did today, however, a bit too late - when I head straight to Trina for an Extraction Facial.

Trina, of Facial Bungalow spent 8 years at Rapaport Dermatology as an acne specialist.  Literally. If anyone knows how to deal, heal and medically extract an acne eruption, its Trina.

First, I got a little reprimand from her – as expected and I deserved every bit of “WHY DIDN’T YOU COME IN ASAP?!!”, etc… Next, she did her best to heal the situation.  But the scabs are bad, the damage was done. UGH.

She cleaned out my skin (um, wounds? yah, this is gross) and worked her magic on my minefield of a face. Bottom line, if you have a break out DON’T TOUCH IT!

Head straight to Trina – seriously.  She is not only the top anti-aging aesthetician in town, she is a force of nature with acne and extractions. I learned my lesson.  Please don’t make the same mistake!!

  • 7931 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90046
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    323-570-2664

     

I don’t WTF is going on with my skin, but last month had me looking like a pizza face teenage boy.  Not kidding.  I thought maybe I was taking too much DHEA – until I realized I wasn’t taking ANY.  Hormones? (yes)  Stress? (yes).

What did I do? Picked, clawed and did the opposite of the responsible thing – which was what I finally did today, however, a bit too late - when I head straight to Trina for an Extraction Facial.

Trina, of Facial Bungalow spent 8 years at Rapaport Dermatology as an acne specialist.  Literally. If anyone knows how to deal, heal and medically extract an acne eruption, its Trina.

First, I got a little reprimand from her – as expected and I deserved every bit of “WHY DIDN’T YOU COME IN ASAP?!!”, etc…

Next, she did her best to heal the situation.  But the scabs are bad, the damage was done. UGH. She cleaned out my skin (um, wounds? yah, this is gross) and worked her magic on my minefield of a face.

Bottom line, if you have a break out DON’T TOUCH IT! Head straight to Trina – seriously.  She is not only the top anti-aging aesthetician in town, she is a force of nature with acne and extractions.

I learned my lesson.  Please don’t make the same mistake!!

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JONATHAN BAILOR EXPOSES TRADITIONAL WEIGHT-LOSS FALLACIES IN THE
 NEW SERIES “THE QUEST TO END THE CALORIE MYTH” BROUGHT TO YOU BY QUEST NUTRITION

June 25, 2014

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Breakout leader in the nutrition market and maker of the #1 protein bar Quest Nutrition has partnered with author and wellness expert Jonathan Bailor to create a powerful web series based on his New York Times bestselling book The Calorie Myth.

Launching June 22nd, the new web series is the second original series from Quest Nutrition following its runaway hit Cooking Clean with Quest with host Cassey Ho, going into its third season.  Quest views each web series as an opportunity to follow through on its mission to change the way people eat. The Quest to End the Calorie Myth is the latest offering in Quest’s effort to generate fun, educational content that helps viewers unleash the best version of themselves. Watch the Calorie Myth at www.youtube.com/QuestNutrition.

The episodes will roll out every Sunday at 11am PST starting June 22:

  • “Expensive Eating” (June 22) Eating healthy is expensive, right? Myth! Learn how to save money while eating healthfully.
  • “A Calorie is a Calorie” (June 29) Are all calories are created equal? Viewers learn that the quality of calories is more important than the quantity.
  • “Breakfast” (July 6) Is a pre-packaged breakfast a great way to start the day? Viewers see how the conventional balanced breakfast is horribly unbalanced.
  • “Fast Food” (July 13) Can fast food be healthy? Learn how to make healthy choices at fast food restaurants.
  • “Healthy Eating” (July 20) Viewers see how nutritious can be delicious and bust the myth that healthy eating is boring and bland.
  • “Takes Too Long” (July 27) Can you cook a healthy meal faster than a frozen pizza? Viewers learn how to bust the myth that healthy eating takes too long.

 The Quest to End the Calorie Myth exposes conventional nutrition lies and misinformation that prevents viewers from reaching their health and fitness goals. Backed by a decade of scientific nutritional research, and endorsed by top doctors and researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and UCLA, Bailor walks viewers through simple steps to make cutting-edge science digestible and actionable.

Viewers will learn to reject the standard calorie-counting model of weight loss, focusing instead on the efficacy of high-quality food – eating more of what Bailor calls “SANE” foods – to more easily burn fat and boost health.  In making better nutrition and health choices, viewers will learn how to save time, money, and quite possibly their lives.

“We’ve progressed so much in so many areas of our lives in the past fifty years,” remarked Bailor. “It’s time we do the same with how we eat by moving past obsolete calorie myths and enjoying more SANE whole foods.”

About Quest Nutrition:

Quest Nutrition is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.  Its products are available in more than 6,000 locations across all 50 states, in such retail stores as GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods Markets, as well as internationally in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and other countries worldwide.  Quest products are also available through the website, www.QuestNutrition.com.  Follow on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramPinterest and Google+.

About Jonathan Bailor:

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Jonathan Bailor is a New York Times bestselling author, nutrition and exercise expert, wellness entrepreneur, and former personal trainer who specializes in using modern science and technology to simplify wellness. Bailor has collaborated with top scientists for more than 10 years and is endorsed by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and UCLA. Bailor serves as the CEO for the wellness technology company Yopti®. He authored the New York Times bestselling book The Calorie Myth, hosts a popular syndicated health radio show, blogs on The Huffington Post, and has registered over 25 patents.

Secrets to amazing skin

May 14, 2014

Lately I’ve been getting some major skin props.  Bumped into an old BFF at Erewhon the other day – and she just blurted “WTF, where did all your melasma go?!! It’s totally….GONE!”

“Oh righttttt!!! I forgot to tell you, I did a series of bad-ass laser and photo facials with Launa Stone at this spa in Calabasas called…Calabasas Med Spa. I meant to tell you about her.  They were the shit.”

And I forgot to tell you guys. Launa is one of those master, been-around-forever- aestheticians.  Launa (also an RN) cut her teeth early in her career working with Norman Leaf.  She took a look at my skin and said let’s work on your pigmentation, pours, redness and fine lines.  (Basically, everything.)  She just said “this is what we’re doing” and I was her willing subject.  She is a true  super hero wielding her amazing lasers like nobody’s biz.

I made the drivveeee once every 4 weeks (not bad at all, and I HATE to drive!!)  to her sweet spa. I actually started to look forward to my secret get-aways that were a couple of hours at least, round trip.   The laser treatments themselves were actually really short – maybe 30 minutes tops to zap, zap, ZAP.  No down time at all.  Nada.  This stuff was easy.  Maybe a tiny hot spot feeling during some of the laser procedures ( we did a few different kinds) but nothing to write home, or, er, blog about.  I am around a month or so post-treamtments and my skin just gets better and more rejuvenated looking.  The redness around my cheeks and nose is gone and my tone is way more even.

While this is all I did at Launa’s spa, there are a ton of other goodies going on there.  They literally do everything.  The laser work is top notch but given the expertise of the people running, I imagine they are up to some serious good all the way around.

launaStonern
23659 Calabasas Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-225-0122
info@calabasasmedspa.com