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When it comes to the discussion of skincare techniques and wellness, it is imperative to keep in mind that the epidermis is an organ and must be treated with care. Skin that appears blotchy, red, and dry is not only irritating but might be an indication that the overall health of this important organ is a cause for concern. Furthermore, blemished or unhealthy facial skin plays an emotional toll on those who experience these issues as it inhibits how they feel about their appearance, often times resulting in a decrease of self-confidence. However, with the right tips for glowing skin, it is possible to transform formerly troubled skin into a glowing, smooth appearance to be proud of.

1. Schedule Regular Facials 

Whether your skincare goal is to reduce the effects of aging, treat blemishes from acne, or diminish the appearance of pores, there are a variety of facial treatments designed to meet these goals. Some treatments such as the Red Carpet 24 Karat Gold Facial even utilize the benefits of minerals like gold, due to its detoxifying properties which reduce the level of acne-causing bacteria to prevent blemishes.

2. Apply Occasional Masks for Brilliant-Looking Skin

Similar to facials, there are a number of organic face masks designed to promote glowing, healthy-looking skin. These products can be used in the privacy of your own home, and when followed with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen, they leave the skin looking clean and supple. Some varieties like the Magic Bamboo & Charcoal Mask not only reduce the appearance of sunspots and hyperpigmentation but also exfoliate the skin to create a clearer, more radiant complexion.

3. Always Wear Sunscreen

The invasive UV rays from the sun are dangerous and damaging to the skin. Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection not only dries out the skin, but can leave unsightly sunspots and sagginess. Luckily, many natural facial sunscreens designed for facial use are gentle and breathable, as they contain elements that both protect and moisturize.  Some products, like this Tinted Facial Mineral Protectant (SPF 40), can be used in lieu of normal foundation as it also helps even out skin tone.

4. Use Retinol Products

Retinoids (retinol products) contain Vitamin A derivatives that helps to reduce fine lines, remove discoloration, and even unclog pores. These products are very popular for individuals who experience acne due to their effectiveness in cleansing the pores, often reducing blemishes and breakouts. Although some creams that contain retinol might cause dry skin as a side effect, products like this Rejuvenate: Retinol Creme contain other natural elements such as Jojoba Oil and Green Tea that helps maintain moisturized, silky-smooth skin.

5. Use a Gentle Exfoliator

Although you shouldn’t exfoliate your skin every day, it is important to remove the combination of dead skin cells, bacteria, and irritants from your pores several times a week. These deep cleansing methods prevent breakouts, promote glowing skin, and keep the appearance of facial epidermis smooth. For example, this organic Clear Skin Cleanser contains lavender, hibiscus petals, and gentle beads which help to slough off dead skin and reduce the appearance of pores.

6. Use Bath Bombs in Your Bubble Baths

Having a bath is a fantastic way to relax and pamper yourself. But why stop there? Try adding bath bombs to your next bath to step up your game. Bath bombs are packed with essential oils and nutrients that are excellent for your skin. You can even customize your homemade DIY bath bombs to the specific needs that you may have. Try adding rose oil and coconut oil for the smoothest skin!

For more skincare tips and information on available products, please contact European Skin & Massage Studio today. And if you’re looking for the best lash lift in Santa Monica, check out Santa Monica Lash Lift for an appointment!

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Retinol crème has earned a permanent place in the anti-aging product pantheon. Retinoids first appeared on the beauty market in the 1970s as an acne treatment. Retinol products have since become celebrated options for fighting wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of aging.

Offers The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Vitamin A

Retinol is a form of vitamin A. The essential vitamin helps anti-aging efforts by working inside skin cells and targeting receptors that help the cells “act younger.” It assists the skin in maintaining its elasticity by slowing collagen breakdown while also promoting new collagen production.

Increases Cell Turnover

Retinol creme encourages rapid skin cell turnover to make room for new cell growth. Skin cells feature retinoid receptors responsible for regulating various functions. However, age and sun exposure dampen these receptors’ ability to function. Regular retinoid use helps skin cell receptors normalize, which speeds up cell turnover, reduces dark spots, and improves skin texture. They also reduce blackheads and shrink pores, both of which worsen as the result of continual sun exposure over a lifetime. Retinol creme is subsequently an ideal product for aging, sun-damaged skin.

Retinol Application Tips

Retinol creme is a photosensitive product that should only be used at night. The product’s exfoliating properties can cause the skin to become red and irritated if exposed to sunlight. Skin flakiness and redness may occur with initial use regardless of whether it is worn outdoors, however, a careful buildup of product use generally prevents this issue.

The Best Retinol Creme

Rejuvenate: Retinol Creme from the Woda skin care line is one of the best retinol products currently available thanks to a superior combination of 1 percent vitamin A and antioxidants such as green tea, vitamin E, and vitamin B5. Additional skin-loving ingredients include wild-crafted bee pollen and organic jojoba oil. All ingredients help protect mature, sun-damaged skin from the elements. Rejuvenate: Retinol Creme is 97 percent naturally-derived and 71 percent organic.

Enjoy the beautiful results this retinol creme produces! For more on this product and fabulous anti-aging skincare tips, please contact European Skin And Massage Studio today.

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Regular use of facial sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. Sunscreen not only protects you from skin cancer, it also keeps the flesh from aging prematurely. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin aging, whether burning bright during summertime or not.

Helps Prevent Skin Sagging

Facial sunscreen helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ultraviolet rays cause the breakdown of elastin, a skin fiber that keeps skin supple instead of saggy. The more elastin breaks down, the more skin sags and loses its ability to bounce back after being stretched. The right facial sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent elastin breakdown.

Keeps Skin Looking Even

Skin protects itself from sun damage by increasing production of melanin, a dark pigment responsible for the “tan” look. Uneven melanin production happens in some people, causing the skin to feature irregular coloring. Facial sunscreen helps stop the skin from producing melanin and resulting in an uneven look.

Prevents Facial Redness

UV rays cause the blood vessels beneath the skin to permanently stretch, resulting in a reddish, mottled appearance. Diligent application of facial sunscreen helps prevent this issue, which also contributes to an aged look.

Protects Other Skin Proteins

Facial sunscreen protects the aforementioned elastin and other essential skin proteins that contribute to a youthful appearance. Collagen and keratin both keep skin looking smooth and healthy.

The Best Facial Sunscreen

Tinted Facial Mineral Protectant SPF 40 from Woda is a fabulous mineral sunscreen wearable under foundation or as a stand-alone product. It is made with zinc and provides a smooth, non-greasy, matte finish. The product features 8 percent titanium dioxide and 3.8 percent zinc oxide, the #1 and #2 sunscreen filters on the market. Tinted Facial Mineral Protectant SPF 40 blends flawlessly with all skin colors to create a glowing, youthful look. A twice-daily application is recommended to prevent sun damage.

Apply sunscreen every day to combat the signs of aging! Take care of your skin and get the best home health aide services today!

For more skincare advice and information on available products, please contact European Skin and Massage Studio today.

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We were featured on the Huffington Post’s article Gifting Suite Magic at the Golden Globes. Here’s what they had to say:

“Woda – the new all natural organic line of beauty products started by esthetician Margaret Tomaszewicz, who has her own skin care studio in Santa Monica for many years, had it’s launch – the day of the gifting suite! She and her daughter were on site explaining how their product line of her personal formulations has come together after Margaret’s 20 plus years working at Burke Williams and other top spas before her own, and how she used her experience working on skin care product development teams.”

Read more of their coverage that day at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58783bbbe4b077a19d180c8e?timestamp=1484279699435H.

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Charcoal has long been celebrated as a blessing to skin. Its purifying properties are legendary, as the stuff absorbs up to 200 times its weight in impurities. Charcoal use in health and skincare dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Chinese medicine also celebrated the use of charcoal.  Let’s take a deeper look (no pun intended) at why charcoal face masks are such fantastic skincare tools.

Deep Cleansing & Exfoliation

Activated charcoal face masks draw bacteria, dirt, chemicals, poisons, and other impurities from skin. Charcoal is “activated” after being infused with oxygen. Oxygenation creates a highly-porous surface that increases the stuff’s ability to absorb toxins, like the dangers of vaping. It leaves skin gloriously-clean and fresh while combatting acne and other skin problems. Rid pores of impurities and excess oil when you use charcoal face masks.

Reduces Appearance Of Sunspots & Hyperpigmentation

Charcoal face masks reduce the appearance of sunspots and hyperpigmentation, a common problem for many after spending years in the sun. Skin looks clear, radiant, and much less red.

Tightens Pores & Reduces Inflammation

Charcoal masks also tighten pores and reduce inflammation to further create the appearance of smooth, youthful skin.

Why Magic Bamboo & Charcoal Mask Is Best

The Magic Bamboo & Charcoal Mask from the Woda line at European Skin & Massage Studio is among the best charcoal skincare products currently available. The mask contains a rich blend of skin-loving ingredients in addition to activated bamboo charcoal, including vitamin C. rosehips, evening primrose oil, and kaolin clay. The latter is similar to charcoal due to its detoxifying and cleansing properties. The clay features organic pumice, which sloughs dead skin cells and helps skin regenerate.

Magic Bamboo & Charcoal Mask is a 98.5 percent naturally-derived product that is 70 percent organic. Ingredients in addition to the aforementioned products include dandelion extract, witch hazel, jojoba oil, lavender, calendula, chamomile, kelp, lemon essential oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and eucalyptus essential oil.

Enjoy this magical skincare product and see if you don’t notice instant results!

For more skincare tips and information on available products, please contact European Skin & Massage Studio today.

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The decision to gift yourself with a facial is one that provides a slew of fantastic benefits. European Skin and Massage Studio offers many wonderful facial options, including anti-aging and gold mask facials. Review a few facial benefits before selecting which option from the Santa Monica-based beauty studio is best for you.

Anti-Aging

Anti-aging facials reveal smoother, more youthful complexions in several ways. For example, gold mask facials stimulate skin cells to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots. They also improve skin circulation and help firm flesh so it looks increasingly supple and fresh. Other general anti-aging facial benefits include improved skin texture, less inflammation, greater luminosity, and less collagen depletion.

Consider scheduling regular anti-aging facials to keep skin looking beautifully-youthful without resorting to surgery.

Stress Relief

Facials help stress melt away! Whether you are stressed because of work, the kids, the increasingly-high laundry pile that has you wondering what happened to the cat, or any other reason, enjoy the stress relief a facial brings. It allows you to do something solely for you, and therefore focus on yourself. Facials make it easy to forget about your never-ending to-do list and help you realize that everything will get done just as it always does. Stress has a huge impact on physical, emotional, and mental health, and can eventually cause you to look haggard and permanently worried. Deal with stress in healthy ways to maintain a beautiful appearance, such as with anti-aging facials and other treatments.

Relaxation

Total relaxation is another fabulous facial benefit. Relaxation works in conjunction with stress relief to reveal a refreshed, re-energized you. Lying on a table or in a comfy chair with your eyes closed as your face gets pampered is always a relaxing experience, and one you’ll easily want more and more of. Today’s world is more fast-paced than ever, so taking time to do nothing but relax is well worth the mental and emotional benefits.

Enjoy the many beautiful benefits of facials by booking a session at European Skin and Massage Studio today! Contact the studio for more information.

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Treat your skin to a little TLC by switching to natural skin care products. Organic and natural skin care offer many benefits, all of which contribute to a more beautiful you. If teetering on the edge of the natural skin care cliff but aren’t sure whether to take the plunge, convince yourself via the following five reasons.

Skin And Body Health

Your skin is your largest organ, and it absorbs nearly everything you put on it! Be good to this essential part of yourself by using products featuring skin-loving ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. Read the label of every product you purchase, and keep in mind words such as “fragrance” are broad terms used to “cover up” a wide range of chemical additives. A study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health found over 800 toxic ingredients in skin care products, 700 of which cause acute toxic effects. Some 300 of these ingredients result in developmental problems and abnormalities.
In addition to fragrances, harmful toxins found in skin care products include mineral oil, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, FD&C color pigments, and many, many others.

Fertility

Studies indicate women of child-bearing age are at great risk of infertility and reproductive problems due to exposure to various chemical ingredients. The crazy number of toxins people are exposed to on a daily basis have resulted in high birth defect rates.

Extra Nutrients

Natural skin care products contain nutrients skin needs to look radiant and beautiful unlike their chemical counterparts. Cocoa butter is a common natural skin care ingredient that provides flesh with the hydration and essential fatty acids it needs to look young and fresh. White tea, pomegranate, grape, and apricot extracts all offer antioxidant protection. Natural mineral sunscreens are another common ingredient in such products that protect skin from aging UV rays.

Less Allergic Reactions

Many chemicals found in typical skin care products cause allergic reactions, breakouts, redness, or other irritation. Natural skin care saves your largest organ from these issues.

Eco-Friendly

Organic and natural skin care products are much safer for the environment. Harsh commercial skin care ingredients such as aluminum, petroleum, and lead require serious mining, usually in sensitive and vital locations such as the Amazon Rainforest. The manufacturing of natural skin care products does not require this practice and otherwise puts substantially fewer chemicals into the water and air. !

Make the switch today….your skin and the planet will thank you!

In our salon we use only organic and natural products during facial treatments.

We exclusively carry natural Noriko Skin Care line which combines ancient beauty secrets from the Eat and advanced technology of the West.
For more on skin care, please contact European Skin And Massage Studio today.

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European Skin and Massage gives back to women in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We will give a facial treatment to a woman living with cancer for every facial that customer purchases.

We will give our clients a gift certificate for a free facial to give to a friend living with cancer or we will donate a gift certificates in customer name to Sims UCLA Center and American Cancer Society Program ” Look Good, Feel Better”. Special thanks to philanthropist Tad Taube for dedication to his philanthropic work.

Let’s take a look at some of our fabulous facials available in our European Skin and Massage Studio to help you make the right choice for your skincare needs:

Red Carpet Gold Facial

Enjoy this 75 -minute gold facial treatment that includes a 24 -karat gold mask and your choice of one facial enhancement. Gold masks are increasingly popular due to their ability to stimulate skin cells, improve skin circulation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. These masks also reduce inflammation and firm the skin.

European Facial

Relax during this 60 or 75 -minute facial treatment inspired by European skincare regimens. The European facial includes cleansing. exfoliating, and the deep cleaning of pores. Optional extraction are also part of this treatment. as is a massage and mask for your skin type. Moisturizer application is the last step, leaving your skin refreshed and radiant.

Anti -Aging Facial

Try this stimulating 75 -minute facial that includes a collagen mask and LED panel. Collagen masks are renowned for hydrating and nourishing skin. Such masks slow collagen depletion to keep skin looking plump and supple while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They reduce the size of pores and improve skin texture and firmness as well. LED light therapy is increasingly popular as an effective anti -aging treatment thanks to its ability to rejuvenate the skin and keep it looking smooth and youthful.

Facial Enhancements

Opt for a facial enhancement such as an oxygen facial. microdermabrasion treatment, chemical peel, or LED panel treatment among others

For more on facial treatments available through European Skin and Massage Studio, Check our website www.eurppeanskinandmassagpstidio.com

Make your appointment, and make a difference!

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