Eight tips from your aesthetician before you go to the spa

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1) Make sure you arrive on time.  Plan for bad traffic or weather and make sure you know the location before you head to the spa, salon or clinic. Arriving 5-10 minutes early will allow you to fill out forms as needed and settle (relax) before your appointment.

2) If you are not able to make it, follow the salon’s cancellation policy.  It is a courtesy to the salon, the therapist performing the service and prospective clients who may have wanted the same time slot.  Cancelling 24 hours before the appointment is the general rule, but sometimes other arrangements are expected (sparties, concierge services, etc), and the salon will let you know.  If the salon charges a fee for missed appointments, they are legally able to do so.

3) Make sure that you have reviewed the salon or spa’s website to learn about all the offerings and programs that may benefit you, and of course, all their policies. If the salon has multiple employees, they might not remember to ask you if you are interested in the Loyalty Program or Referral Program, for example. And they might have specific policies for different services.

4) Feel free to ask questions about the treatment prior to the appointment. There have been times when clients receive a treatment under an assumption which led to some expectations, and these were not met because the service was completely different from what they thought.

5) Be prepared to be “present” for your appointment. That means that your appointment is your “ME TIME”.  Shut your cell phone off and don’t plan to rush your way out. If you’re not sure about the time frame a specific treatment will take, make sure to call the salon in advance to inquire.

6) If you made an appointment for a body reatment, take a shower before you arrive to your appointment. Some people exude more body odor than others. While therapists are trained to work with everyone, there are times when body odor makes it difficult to perform the treatment or concentrate, leaving the client with a less than desirable spa or salon experience.

7) Know that you can speak up about what you want and need. Communicate with your therapist about what is happening for you before, during and after treatment. Sometimes, people shy away from communicating for fear of hurting the therapist’s feelings. Nothing can be more rewarding to your therapist than receiving HONEST feedback about your experience. It’s the only way he/she can grow in their career.

8) Tips are not mandatory, but a 15-20% gratuity is customary. Most therapists and technicians, like waiters, make their living from tips. You can leave the tip in cash in the room before you leave, or you can leave it at the front desk with an envelope. If more than one therapist worked with you, leave separate tips.  Tips in cash are preferred, but it’s OK to add them to the credit card.  If this is the case, feel free to ask the receptionist or spa coordinator if your therapist will receive her tip. There have been times when the receptionist is not paying close attention or is multi-tasking and tips are not properly recorded, leaving the therapist without her tip.

How to Lighten your Vagina Naturally

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After seeing a ridiculous commercial on YouTube about a lightening intimate shower gel from India, I started to wonder if maybe there was a more natural way to bleach the skin.

There are two aspects about having a darker vagina than normal: having darker skin in your genital area for genetical reasons and having darker labia due to sexual experience over the years.

The first condition would require actual bleaching, topically on the skin, which can be done with a mixture of lemon, milk and rice powder. The second condition would require more soothing ingredients that would also go great together well with the bleaching ingredients above, like turmeric and yoghurt.

You can find all of these ingredients in your supermarket. You can find the rice powder in the baby section.

Milk is acidic and will exfoliate gently and get rid of old dark skin cells. Yoghurt contains natural bacteria, restores hydration and the natural flora of your vagina and cools the skin. Yoghurt also helps if you are suffering from a urinal track infection. Lemon, of course, is very acidic and bleaches the skin. I am not sure about the lightening properties of rice, it is most commonly used in oriental cultures. Anyway it will be the “flower” to our “sauce”, keeping all the ingredients together. Rice is also quite soothing. Last but definitely not least, the turmeric powder. Turmeric is a strong natural antibiotic full of anti-oxidants with many beauty benefits both through ingestion and topic application. It stimulates blood flow both inside and out, which is great for your labia in this case. It leaves skin feeling plump and thick, very alive. Finally, its bright yellow colour counteracts with greys, blues, greens and reds in your vagina’s skin. Directions:

Mixed 1 tsp of the yoghurt with 1 tsp of the milk, a squirt of lemon juice, 1 tsp of rice powder and 1 tsp of the turmeric. Don’t add too much rice powder, as this will make your lightening mask feel like dough, making it hard to spread out over your skin. You want to have a light mixture, almost like a face mask. The more turmeric the better.

You don’t have to, but I recommend shaving your vagina before applying the lightening mixture. It’s more hygienic and allows you to see and feel the result better.

Now, apply this mixture to your vagina. Leave it on for 20 minutes. If possible, sit by your bath tub on an old towel or rag to avoid any yellow stains and cleaning work. If you have any leftover, apply anywhere you want your skin to become more fair: face, neck, lower stomach, knees, legs, hands… it mights work even better there, because…the skin discoloration in your labia might be permanent. That’s mother nature! On the other hand, and for that reason, skin discoloration in that area is not something to worry much about or to be ashamed about. It’s just nicer if it works for you.

When your finished, take place in your shower or bath tub and rinse with warm water. Use a soap with neutral pH designed for the vagina, because turmeric isn’t a very clean smell. Feel how fresh and plump your labia are now! They are supposed to look a bit more pink after first use. I tried it for the first time for the last two days in a row and I must say I noticed results. And the result doesn’t go away. I didn’t even add milk, one of the main bleachers! What I noticed was a better bloodflow in my labia thanks to the tumeric, and my vagina just looked a few shades lighter and more pinkish/slate rather than red. It also felt very fresh thanks to the yoghurt.

I will let you know whether this works even better after several tries.

Good luck!

 

Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Supplement

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Why the interest in Garcinia Cambogia weight loss supplement? Weight loss supplements are more popular than ever. Recently, one has become  very popular after being highlighted on the Dr Oz show.  It was said on that show that Garcinia cambogia extract was the “Holy Grail” of weight loss supplements. Many friends and patients have since asked about  its  safety and efficacy. Like many  Americans  who  have had frustrations and failures  with weight loss challenges,  I too am wary about many new marketing promises that are too good to be true. This includes the parade of weight loss  supplements touted on different media outlets. My wife and I both plead guilty to trotting down to our local GNC after watching a TV episode or infomercial promising weight loss wonders… Then, in a buddy system of wishful thinking, we subsequently  ingest said products on the suggested time-table without  success Chitosan, chromium…

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Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Supplement

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