Self care

Serums

If you dressed like this, it's time for a night serum.

If you dressed like this, it's time for a night serum.

So we need to use serums. Great.

          But what are they? How do we use them? Are they really necessary and do they really do what they say they do? Why are they so expensive? Do I really need them?

          Serums are beautiful science!

          Serums are what I consider my little bottles of magic! They are a powerhouse to the skincare world.  Serums are designed to correct skin conditions.  In short, they are purposeful, effective ingredients. To date, serums are potent, targeted, and so much more advanced than ever. They address a wide range of skin concerns.  Some examples are dehydrated skin, excessive oil and large pores, crows feet and crepy skin, especially in the delicate tissue around the eyes. Remember that as we age, we use the muscles around the eyes in different ways, so it creates a type of strain that adds to the eye being utilized differently. Thus we get a deeper type of crows feet. Serums also address the dark spots that appear on the skin surface as we age known as hyperpigmentation.

         So yes, you will spend more ounce per ounce on a serum because their job is to deposit a higher concentration of specific target active ingredients.

       Proper Usage is Vital!  If used incorrectly and not positioned correctly in your homecare, they become less effective, if not, pointless. So don't just go buy one and not have good direction on there use; meaning that it goes on early in the layering process and if you place it on top of a cream it most likely will not even hit the surface of the skin!  Serums should never be greasy or heavy,  and if so, readdress the usage and application. Delivery is key! Serums have a smaller molecule so that the actives ( active ingredients) are allowed to penetrate skin deeper and more rapidly than creams; working their magic.

         At Jenell's Skin, we incorporate serums in all our treatments. In addition, we can use modalities such as Microcurrent, Ultrasound and Massage to push and penetrate these actives  even further into the skin. We recommend specific home-care to further enhance serum penetration.  Furthermore, certain actives can push other actives into the skin, creating another form of delivery. We strive to keep raising the bar with technology and science as our constant guide to set our salon apart from the rest. Always keep in mind that the salon is a place to restore the soul and to use science to assist your skin in being reborn beautifully!  http://www.jenellgarcia.com/

 

So are you in?

The Skin Club that is! Do you even know what "the Club" is or offers? This is what I call the "NO BRAINER" of Jenell's Skin.

Simply put, you join (yearly fee).  You then receive free stuff and discounts. Even if you're one of those members who happens to buy into a gym membership, and NEVER makes it to the gym ( believe me, I've been there), the great thing about Skin Club is that it pays for itself with only 3 visits. 3! Did I mention you get specials each month delivered to your inbox with a gentle reminder? Yet more important, it allows me to guide and hold your hand throughout the membership to insure your using the savings best suited for YOU and Your Personal Skincare regime!

Not everyone fits in "The Club". But if you're already scheduling regular appointments, then you're a great fit! Or, if you're one of those who struggle to put yourself on "THE LIST" (you know who you are) the "CLUB" is even a better fit to insure that you're taking care of YOU!  ALL AT A DISCOUNT! So are you in?

PSSST! Oh hey, I forgot there are some extras (like peels and ultrasounds) that only come at a cheap rate when you're in "THE CLUB!" So check it out! Treatments are priced so low as a member that they can easily be added to your facial or done as a stand alone both with tremendous impact!  Oh did I tell ya how cheap they are if your "IN?!"  Membership does have its privileges!

SHHHH!   Be sure and ask me how to get in the "CLUB!"  http://www.jenellgarcia.com/

               

So it's a New Year!

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been.
— Unknown

So with a New Year comes all sorts of hoopla.  Mostly we start to reflect and to feel the pressure of the "New Years Resolution!"
          I, for one, am tired of this process and have taken on a new approach. One: I have taken on a theme for January called "Gentle January" (stole that from one of my new Mentors).  Me being the lover of themes, any theme gets the creative in me excited.  Two: I chose a Word for the year to represent how I want to feel, live, and cultivate living more beautifully!  I chose this word from a pattern of three words that kept showing up in My World on a regular basis. These words are "Grace, Ease, and Elegance." So it just seemed natural to choose a word for the year that brought all those together: CHANEL (not to mention that the colors Black and White have long been my favorite combination). I love the Chanel No. 5 perfume, one that I wear more than any other. She (Chanel) is the iconic Woman that screams "Grace, Ease, and Elegance."
          So my word for the year is Chanel! Here's the thing... I have some goals that I've set.  Not "Resolutions", but Goals.  I'm a big believer in a goal not written is only a wish!  More importantly I need to live, breathe, eat, sleep, meditate and be grace, ease, and elegant. It is time.
            I've done the chaos thing for far too long. 2017 I will be 53 and I want to want, what I want with no apologies. I want to make this year about lists; lists tracking the kind of woman I want to be (as I'm becoming).  Lists of happy things, lists of dreams and desires, lists of how I want to feel everyday. Lastly (and this is a biggie), a list of what I will NOT do anymore!

     So with my year of not doing more to be more, to gain progress only when my heart and my head align, and with the focus on the LISTS, it will be a different kind of year.  What kind of word would you pick? What is it you REALLY want for yourself in the New Year? Is it really to set a bunch of unrealistic goals that add heaviness to your spirit? Is it the thought of you needing to be fixed? I say you are perfectly imperfect just as you are. With the lists comes lightness and joy.  I believe that once we start focusing on what we want and how we want to feel, we will see that extra weight come off without going on a diet.  We will find joy in our everyday living, and ease into Living Beautifully. That is Jenell's Skin wish for you!  Happy New Year!! http://www.jenellgarcia.com/

 

PS. I feel like we waste so much time and energy judging ourselves by what we should be doing. We should spend time thinking about what we should not be doing! Here are some ideas for unresolutions!

I will not...

I wont waste time doing...

I have no intentions of...

I'm not going to...

I'll stop...
 

Seasonal Reboot


          I love the Seasons whether its Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring. Each hold a festive favorite. I owe that to my mother!
         She always found a way to bring in each season with a simple festive flare. You may have remembered in past blogs me mentioning her claim to fame with fabric. Like a can of paint to most, my mother could take a quarter of a yard of seasonal fabric and Bam! it just felt like a celebration.
          As with each seasonal change comes seasonal Rituals; Ahhh (me loves a ritual!) Those too became "Festive Fav!" Close your eyes, take a deep breath, reflect for just a moment back to a memory. Maybe in your childhood you think of a smell at a certain time of year? Or a family tradition that carried over? What are your favorites?  Ex: Spring brings a feeling or urge to purge, to "Spring Clean."
           Summer is a bit more laid back with longer days and time outdoors. Being outdoors is my version of meditation since I don't practice that on a regular basis. Autumn brings "back to school," cooler days and another version of "New Year" for me.  Autumn is my goal setting/ revamp/gear-up time. Winter means football, winter naps, and of course the beloved Christmas!
           All of these shaped and deepened my love of the seasons! I'm sitting in a Hotel room as I write this, in my jammies, its almost two o'clock.
I am so grateful for some quiet time before I head to a Trade Show. I'm more grateful for the room for two days (by myself)  than the actual purpose of being here, work! It makes me think of the many seasons we women go through in our lives resulting in the Wisdom of Age! More importantly, new seasons add to my own personal growth. This is a new season for me.
            This is my season to create those quiet moments, learn how to be still, enjoy more moments with myself, get myself back on the list and not keep marking myself off as "to do later." Why does that one keep coming back season after season? Time to revisit my purpose and my passions and play. Oh the seasons! I truly love them!
             So be on the look out for a new kinda club at Jenell's Skin! I'm calling it "Adventure Club" and it's all about restoration! No matter what season you're in, you deserve to play, restore, explore, and, most importantly, to place yourself on your personal "DO NOW" list!  Step out of the " get to me later" pattern and take care of YOU!  CELEBRATE! YOU! NOW!
               My wish this Season is for you to do just that, reconnect with SELF! Immerse yourself in the Season and take it all in. Cherish the little moments, and take care of YOU! Happy Holidays!
                          From my heart to yours!    http://www.jenellgarcia.com/

                            Jenell