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Beat The Heat Beauty

At Anushka, nestled in the heart of the Palm Beaches, it’s not just hot in the summer months: it’s sweltering. And let’s “face” it, beauty takes a back seat to soaring temperatures, unrelenting humidity and the sun’s beating rays. But, the Anushka experts, who have over 40 years in the beauty biz, have the answers to keeping your cool summer look alive and well. In fact, many of the tips we heard encouraged our beach babes to work with the heat instead of against it. Check out our top tips from our own experts.

“To preserve your beautiful color, before swimming in a chlorinated pool, rinse with cool water. Believe it or not, hair will not be able to absorb chlorine when it is first wet!” says Anushka’s Shawn Butner, Master Colorist, who is also an expert artist in Balayage Color Treatment. To tame your tresses, opt for a Keratin Blowout ($199 and up), a less intense “smoothing” option which helps for those who want a “little help” in the summer months to ward off the inevitable humidity.

The natural elements of Summer: Sun, wind and surf, dehydrate hair so visit your stylist for a restorative conditioning treatment (we recommend Kerastase, $38) or opt for a rich formula at your beauty supply store. To keep the “beach wave” look alive, try a texturizing spray, like Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray ($26), which is a favorite of our Master Stylist, Celete Salas, who’s styling techniques are so in demand, her clients to fly her halfway across the world for a cut and blowout!

For the face, we asked Makeup Artist, Aesthetician and Lashologist, Ellie Malmin, for her go-to summer beauty tips. “Make summer beauty a breeze by choosing the right makeup and treatments that last long into late summer nights and give you the ultimate freedom.”

 Start with eyelash and brow extensions, which are naturally waterproof and look like your very own. This ultra low maintenance solution will make you say “so long” to your eye pencil by brightening the eyes from sun up to sundown, and last up to 3 weeks! ($250 and up for a full set). Add a brow or lash tint for and easy, semi-permanent look you won’t have to touch up for weeks!

Opt for face makeup that is ultra sheer and youthful to compliment your easy breezy summer look. For all day coverage, try an airbrush makeup solution that will withstand the heat and water. Finally, finish with a sheer plumping lip gloss for a perfect pout.

For nutrition and body, we went right to the guru herself, Anushka, who has been reshaping women and men from the inside out since 1974. Her ultimate juice is a must to look swimsuit sexy this summer.

“As far as beauty goes, we often neglect the most foundational part, which is what goes IN first! Start your day off right by powering up your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake by swishing down a super smoothie! Anushka recommend her Beauty Detox Smoothie. Start with 2 cups of water and add: 4-5 cups of baby spinach (fresh), 4-5 cups of arugula or kale, 3 medium celery stalks, 2 squirts lemon juice, 2 rings fresh pineapple, 1 medium banana, and 10-16 drops of stevia.

“Beauty is a reflection of inner health and wellbeing. It is harmony and balance: a delicate relationship between spiritual, emotional and physical aspects to bring your best features forward and express a healthy appearance and attitude.”, says Anushka.

To learn more about the Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre, call one of our client concierges at 561.820.0500 or dive into all that is Anushka on our online site AnushkaSpa.com. For any of the products listed above, browse our online catalogue at Shop.AnushkaSpa.com were every order receives a luxurious gift with purchase.

 

Beauty Through The Ages

There are radiant rewards to maintaining proper skincare throughout your adult life. The pursuit of a perfect complexion may be just at the end of a well thought out routine that evolves with age. The key is to start early and continue concentrating on maintaining a healthy skincare routine as your body and environment changes. While we are consummately searching for the fountain of youth, at times in the eye of a needle, there are plenty of highly advanced topical products and techniques that can help you avoid invasive anti-aging procedures and help your skin live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Tackling Your 20’s

It’s never too early to begin a youth-retaining skin regimen. You should be cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin regularly to maintain the healthiest complexion – not just at night – but also in the morning. Choose products that are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. During this time, when you may be more likely to be lurking late into the early morning hours rather than catching up on beauty sleep, don’t let your habits affect your beauty regimen: never go to sleep with your make up on! This bad behavior wreaks havoc on your skin, blocking pores with trapped oil and dirt leading to breakouts. Start searching for an aesthetician during this time to visit once a month. Like any other doctor, a licensed aesthetician will be able to give you a personal prescription for your very own skincare routine. Visiting them once a month will help to maintain the beauty of your skin and will help you to tackle challenges as they arise.

Thriving 30’s

Exfoliation becomes more essential at this stage, when you skin texture begins to change. The formation of lines appear at this time too, so exfoliating is especially important as this will help to reduce the appearance of those lines. Exfoliating will also help to diminish skin discolorations, which will become more prevalent as your skin is exposed to more years of environmental hazards. In addition, hormones and pregnancy can dramatically change your skins tone and texture during this time. Adopt products loaded with vitamins and collagen. Go to the experts and book a light peel at your doctor or aestheticians office to help firm your skin and reduce the appearance of lines.

Fabulous 40’s

In this stage, you need to be concerned with defending your skin from environmental influences and what has become the result of natural aging. You may notice that the lines around your eyes and mouth don’t disappear as they used to. Keep certain ingredients in mind that promote firmness, elasticity and collagen like retinol, retinyl palmitate, soy, wheat protein, marine algae and peptides. Ask your aesthetician about adding a growth factor to your routine to help slow down the aging of skin cells as well. For instant firming, check out techniques on how to give yourself a rejuvenating at-home facial massage. This technique will naturally help to firm the skin and tone up the underlying muscles and tissue. Plus, is feels incredibly wonderful, too!

Fruitful 50’s

When many people have decided that damage cannot be reversed, we defiantly proclaim that it is in your 50’s when some of sciences best anti-aging regimens can be used to rewind the clock and keep your skin looking youthful and resilient. Powerful anti-aging potions include ingredients such as peptides, retinoids, alpha hydroxy and amino acids, which can remove damage from the past and radically slow down the aging process. Add a peptide-rich serum under your SPF daily to help build collagen. A hyaluronic acid will help to lock in well needed moisture as well. At night, apply a retinoid before your moisturizer and ask your doctor or aesthetician about a product that contains phytoestrogen; an ingredient that helps with hormonal aging.

What we should all know, regardless of age, is that 80% of what makes us look older comes from sun damage. Protect your skin daily with at least an SPF 15 moisturizer which contains zinc or titanium oxide. If you don’t already have one, find an aesthetician you love who can give you the best advice for your skin. Finally, don’t smoke and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. These two things alone will help to keep your skin looking luminescent and youthful, while helping your body remain hydrated and healthy.

To book a consultation with one of our expert aestheticians, call 561.820.0500 or book your treatment online at Book.AnushkaSpa.com.

 

Peel Better

Reveal Luminescent Skin with a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Treatment

The Anushka Spa has been delivering cutting-edge technology for beauty and wellness enhancement for over 40 years. Their aestheticians, each boasting an impressive resume of well-known clientele with years of industry expertise, all agree: the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Treatment, a product of Envy Medical, is one of the most effective treatments for beautiful skin.

silkpeel1The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment is a version of skin resurfacing, similar to a microdermabrasion treatment. However, the technology is far superior at delivering effective and even results. Rather than blasting particles at skin (as with older microderm devices), or pushing an abrasive tip across the skin by hand, the SilkPeel device uses the controlled vacuum pressure to pull the skin up into a chamber in the hand piece, where it is evenly abraded only as hard or softly as the vacuum pressure is set.

 

silkpeelscreens4The SilkPeel treatment combines diamond-wand microdermabrasion technology with a unique solution delivery system that penetrates deep into the skin’s layers. The skin is not broken in any way, but the top layer of skin is gently buffed away with the diamond head. This process removes dead skin cells, any pigmentation on the top layer of skin, and also buffs away fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

148661The topical solution that is applied during the procedure sinks deep into the dermal layer and begins to activate the cell regeneration process. The aesthetician will decide which topical solution to use based on your most important skin needs.

 

 

In addition, the treatment stimulates collagen production and also delivers any topical treatments deep into the skin’s layers. The result is healthy, strong and resilient looking skin that’s free of fine lines and light wrinkles.

The SilkPeel Dermal Infusion procedure offers a number of benefits beyond conventional microdermabrasion and chemical peels, including:

  • Can be used on almost any skin type
  • No down time. You can return to work or other activities immediately after the procedure
  • Can be performed over a lunch hour – this treatment typically takes just 20 minutes
  • Results after the first treatment
  • Rehydrates dry skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Can buff away fine lines and wrinkles
  • Can lighten skin pigmentation

In fact, it has been reported in aesthetic medical journals recently that SilkPeel is being used for an ever increasing number of common skin conditions, and notably, with a great deal of success as well.  From acne, to body treatments, to hyperpigmentation on the face, back and chest, dermalinfusion is making steady inroads to both dermatology and cosmetic surgery clinics.

If you’re looking for a solution to your skin conditions that can be done in non-invasive phases with youth-restoring results, then don’t miss Anushka’s SilkPeel Deal For A Steal Event happening July 23rd 2015. The treatment, regularly $180, is being offered for just $129. Plus, add on a décolleté treatment for just $50, regularly $80, or a signature facial treatment for just $70, regularly $105. For more info and to learn about more offers happening during Anushka’s 1-day only SilkPeel Deal for a Steal, call 561.820.0500.

Vanity & Vice: Reclaiming Environmentally Damaged Skin

Our mother’s gave us a lot of advice when we were younger like “Don’t lay out in the sun” or “Don’t smoke cigarettes” because the long term effects caused irreversible damage to our internal and external organs like sun spots, cancer and signs of early aging. So we listened (for the most part). But we live in an industrially advanced era where exposure to harmful pollutants and even the sun’s rays, despite our efforts to combat the exposure, is striping us of the natural beauty we were born with. Then add in the occasional vice like a day at the beach or extra cosmo and suddenly you’re at war with your skin!girl-lounging-with-sunblock

But like modern day heroes, skincare scientists have trail blazed highly advanced methods to treat damaged skin, improve imperfections, reverse signs of aging and give you younger looking and acting skin.

At the Anushka Cosmedical Centre, we offer the most advanced methods to combat damaged skin from topical remedies to intensive restoring solutions. First you should identify what exactly you are in need of targeting. Indications of damaged skin include sunspots, rosacea, freckles, certain beauty marks and moles as well as tell-tale signs of aging like wrinkled or crepey lines and waxy skin.

Anushka’s Medical Director, Dr. Bonnie Marting, recommends a non-invasive laser treatment that will, in 1 sitting, dramatically reverse the appearance of sun damaged and aged skin. This is called the IPL Photorejuvenation Treatment ($350 Per Session) featuring the LimeLight® by Cutera. This versatile, state-of-the-art Intense Pulsed Light system can treat most skin types (types I through IV) to remove sun damage, age spots and vascular lesions to tighten and refine pores. Treatment areas include the face, face & neck, Décolleté, hands and arms. Series pricing available upon request.

For deeper restoration (clients requiring a more intense level of rejuvenation or wrinkle repair), Dr. Marting recommends the Pearl Treatment ($1,000 Per Treatment). Laser resurfacing has long been the gold standard treatment for uneven pigmentation and skin texture. The Pearl Laser will renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light and dark spots caused by sun damage. During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of the skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4-6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Dr. Marting recommends a topical regimen following any of these treatments to maintain restored skin. First, she recommends using SkinMedica’s Lytera, a skin brightening and lightening treatment that helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and restores the radiance of your skin ($125 for 2 oz.).

It’s important to note that renewing your skin cells with the right topical regimen will help maintain skin’s youth because the production of new cell growth helps maintain the skin’s collagen and replaces dead surface cells. Retinol achieves this perfectly. Dr. Marting recommends Retinol Complex from SkinMedica ($90 1oz.) which will turn over skin cells and promote your skin’s youthful lifespan.

Finally, the most important element to add to your skincare regimen, especially after an IPL or Pearl treatment to maintain your results, is a high-performing SPF. We recommend TiZO2 Age Defying Fusion 40 SPF ($38.50 1.5oz) broad spectrum.

Preventing sun exposure and high levels of pollution from entering your body to begin with will help keep your skin looking and feeling youthful much longer than unprotected skin. So like mom said, start taking care of your skin health from a young age. You’ll really appreciate it in the years to come. Also, if you do receive a skin treatment, the new surface cells are extremely vulnerable to being damaged again, and to the same degree as before if the skin is not protected by a clinically proven SPF. So for those of us who have opted for revitalizing treatments, make sure to protect yourself properly after any skin renewing treatment by consulting your aesthetician.

For information on Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre, call 561.820.0500 (Spa or Salon) or 561.820.08055 (Cosmedical Centre) or visit www.anushkaspa.com.