Most people are surprised when I can tell if they're not drinking enough water. The telltale signs include skin problems (acne, premature aging, sensitivity), muscles that feel brittle and inflexible when I press on them, and symptoms reported during our intake/catch up time, including headaches, fatigue, poor digestion and constipation.
Water is needed to facilitate many bodily processes, so drink up. How much is enough? The old formula of 8 glasses a day doesn't account for your size, activity level and health concerns. Try working up gradually to half your body weight in ounces; add more when you exercise, are pregnant, or are drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. Consult your healthcare provider for correct amounts if you have a medical condition that requires fluids to be controlled.
An ultrasonic facial is a gentle yet powerful way to clean any type of skin, and is great for sensitive or thin skin, acne, rosacea, or skin that easily hyperpigments. It is a machine that thoroughly cleans, providing glowing skin, while stimulating collagen (collagen is what makes skin look youthfully plump), infusing essential nutrients, and providing a lifted appearance to the face.
- How it works -
The professional handheld ultrasonic device vibrates at 28,000 cycles per second, which is imperceptible. All you feel is a sweeping movement as the machine moves across your skin, gently removing layers of dead skin cells, thoroughly cleaning pores to make them appear smaller and revealing healthy new skin. I also use the device to gently extract blackheads - the vibrations can make the debris “pop” out of the pore without the discomfort of regular extractions.
After cleansing the skin and clearing blackheads, I use a different setting to deeply infuse nutrients. This is done by applying an organic serum (which is like food for your skin, and is designed to treat rosacea, acne, wrinkles, etc.) then using the device to push the ingredients into the layers of skin. The device also delivers mild current to the muscles of the face and neck, firming them to give you a lifted appearance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
This technology is recommended by doctors because of its gentleness for sensitive skin, and for use before and after plastic surgery to reduce swelling and puffiness.
See the “Organic Facials” page to view Calm Brooklyn facials that include the Ultrasonic machine, or it can also be added on to any facial.
Questions? Call 917. 596. 9535 and I’ll be happy to help.
One of my favorite subjects in massage and facial school was anatomy and physiology (the science of human form and function). Your body is a miracle, from how it came to be, how it grows and changes, how it functions and perseveres. Did you ever wonder how you read this blog, smell flowers, digest your food, walk and talk, make a baby, and handle any number of stressful tasks on a daily basis? Its all beautiful and fascinating to me.
As a result, I’m perplexed when someone comes into my massage and skin care studio, and proceeds to apologize for all things physical about themselves. Whether you haven’t shaved your legs, are covered with pimples, have gas, snore, or cry during your massage, are “too thin” or generously proportioned, or have no makeup on, IS OF NO CONSEQUENCE to me. Why apologize? Claim your healing relaxation and unconditional self-acceptance - you deserve it. My goal is to have you be yourself, relax and recognize your whole beauty.
Did you know that you were born beautiful and perfect just the way you are? Yes, YOU. Sometimes I’m not sure you know that.
If you don't know it, call me and I'll set you straight. 917. 596. 9535
Toner! This skin care tool has been ignored because we remember toners from years ago that were basically alcohol or witch hazel based and ended up drying our skin. Today’s toners are different. Rather than the drying ingredients, today’s toners have ingredients that help;
I use organic toners in all of the facials here at Calm, and I have home care toners that are effective for your individual skin care concerns. Ask me which one is right for you and I can conveniently send your order - shipping is free! Call 917. 596. 9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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