Facials Are Getting a New Look


While the Edgar Cayce readings never actually

recommend makeup by itself, they do offer a

refreshing approach to beautiful skin, hair, nails,

feet, and hands. Healthy skin is really the result of a

chain reaction, arising not only from the cleanliness

and health of the body itself, but also from the

outpourings of the mind-with both aspects working

harmoniously in sync, a balancing of internal as

well as external beauty. Ideally the foundation for

cosmetics would be a clean, healthy skin, rather than

their being used simply as a camouflage for flawed

skin. Proper nutrition, exercise in the fresh air, and a

positive emotional attitude are all requirements for

healthy skin in addition to a good outer cleansing.

Facials are one way of achieving a proper external


Also called mud packs or masks, facials are

suggested in the readings for a variety of conditions:

dermatitis, acne, blackheads, poor complexion,

sagging facial muscles, or-as one woman, thirty-one

years old, was told-”…once a month, for the very

pleasure of it, we would have the mud pack.” (1968-

7) Usually astringent in nature (meaning “having

a tightening or drawing effect”), they also provide

a stimulation to the superficial skin layer, resulting

in increased circulation and hence more oxygen

and nutrients brought to the skin surface. A slightly reddish color or a “peachy” glow

on the face indicates the cleansing

action of the treatment.

The type of mud pack referred

to most often was Boncilla, whose

main preparation ingredient is a

special type of clay mentioned

in one reading as being “more

preferable…that is more of the

nature of chalk in same.” (1709-

5) According to the Edgar Cayce

Encyclopedia of Healing by Reba

Ann Karp, the clay was known

as Fuller’s Earth Somerset and

was available only in a particular

section of England, but the supply

has now been exhausted. Yet

several packs on the market today

contain French green clay or

bentonite as a main ingredient and

these might be effective substitutes.


No specific routine is outlined in

the readings. Basically, following

the instructions on the container,

the clay is dampened, applied to

the face and neck, then allowed

to dry, and fi nally removed. One

twenty-nine-year-old woman

who complained of facial bumps

and pimples was told: “…about

twice a month, throughout the

whole period, we would have the

Mud Packs; face and neck, and

across the shoulders, and upper

portion about the neck; especially

extending over the area of the

thyroids-as an astringent and as a

stimulation for a better circulation

throughout the system.” (1968-3)

Often when one receives facials in

beauty salons, the mask is applied

only from the jaw line upward and

doesn’t extend beyond the chin and

face, contrary to what this reading

suggests. So you can begin your

mask at the sternal notch and with

light upward strokes distribute it to

the neck and face areas.

Aubrey Organics, a leading

all-natural cosmetics line,

recommends steaming and

cleansing the face beforehand,

then massaging with oil, followed

by application of the mud mask.

When the mask is dry (after about

ten minutes), remove with wet

towels, apply an astringent (such

as witch hazel) and a toner (such as

rosewater), then use your favorite

moisturizer. End with a mineral

water herbal mist to hydrate the

skin. How frequent? Once or twice

a month, state the readings.

One young woman, twenty years

old and suffering from acne, was

warned that while the mud packs

would be beneficial, they would at

fi rst “apparently give a great deal

of disturbance, but after that the

reaction will be much better.” Not

only would the packs improve “the

whole of the complexion [but also]

the general health of the body.”

(1709-4) Excessive redness of the

skin or an outbreak of blemishes

may result from a facial, probably

due to a person’s excessive

toxicity. However, as the reading

promised, future applications

would give better reactions.

An additional touch: While your

mask is drying, have someone

massage your feet. This gives

a nice polarity to the whole


More Than Skin Deep

Extensive use of cosmetics

demonstrates our concern for

physical appearances and the

measures we attempt to keep our

skin in good condition. Mirroring

a holistic approach, the readings

indicate that a large percentage

of skin problems result from

circulatory disturbances, which are often caused by improper

glandular functioning, poor

assimilations and eliminations,

and spinal misalignments.

Cosmetics, however, do play a

role, as one reading described:

“Don’t depend upon cosmetics

to clear or purify the skin. The

cosmetics should be rather as

an aid to keeping the superficial

circulation in portions of the

face and hands in bettered

conditions.” (5271-1)

One final thought: “(Q)

How can people avoid aging in

appearance? (A) The mind!”


Enough said!


Celebrity Beauty Secrets II


Younger looking skin

In Hollywood skin regimens, it’s all about prevention. But let’s face it, sometimes nature has its way with our skin before we realize what’s happening. Stars like Felicity Huffman rely on super serums like Leaf & Rusher Active Serum to stave off the signs of aging. In this heavy-duty beauty product Retinol and vitamin C join forces to battle fine lines and wrinkles and boost collagen production.

Foundation that pulls double duty

Ever wonder why celebrity skin looks so great? According to Fatima Olive, a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with Christy Turlington, Jessica Simpson, Maria Sharapova and Petra Nemcova, it’s because professional makeup artists always use two to three different colors of foundation to highlight and low light different pigments all over the face. Most women don’t realize their skin tone varies and buy only one shade of foundation.

Here’s an easy pro trick: Use a dual foundation compact like Redpoint’s Transformative Dual Foundation. With two shades, you can easily blend and match to bring out a particular feature. The compact is also a great easy tool to have throughout the seasons as skin tone tans and fades.

Even out skin tone

Reese Witherspoon, Daisy Fuentes, Nicollette Sheridan and Jennifer Hudson know something we don’t know … until now anyway. All are fans of Per-fekt Beauty’s skin perfection gel-all-in-one antioxidant enriched primer, sheer foundation and color corrector that dries with a gorgeous powder finish.

This power foundation glides on effortlessly to instantly even skin tone, control oil and reduce the appearance of redness, enlarged pores and fine lines. Alpha Lipoic Acids fight aging and Vitamins A & E repair and protect skin from future damage. Available in 5 sheer shades that perfectly match all skin tones.

Get a Healthy Glow

Piling on tinted moisturizer is one way to try for the sun-kissed look, or you could hydrate and nourish from the inside out. Drinking enough water (yes, you really should drink 6-8 8 oz. glasses) is a start. Giving your body the nutrients it needs is another way to look like a dewy goddess.

CherryPharm (isn’t that clever?) is a favorite of Courtney Cox and Kate Bosworth for clear, glowing skin. CherryPharm is packed with antioxidants, helping to reduce inflammation and redness-and you get 2-3 servings of fruit in each bottle. Cherries and cheers to looking and feeling great!

Pamper your way to better skin

Looking your best isn’t all pain-it can be a lot of fun taking care of your body and skin. Celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas’s Triple Crown Facial helps leading ladies achieve that young and dewy look (and without Botox!).

Offered in NYC and LA, the Triple Crown Facial begins with the “diamond peel” for gentle exfoliation to remove impurities. Next, the facial muscles and the skin are stimulated with a special microcurrent to tighten and enhance skin elasticity, then it concludes with an oxygen treatment that supplements the skin with all the needed nutrients through vitamin infused 98% pure oxygen.

Plump Up Lips

Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle appeared on The Today Show on Feb. 14, 2008 with gorgeously plump, lush, glossy lips. Her secret? DermaQuest’s spectacular C-Lipoic Lip Enhancer.

This lip treatment is enhanced with Vitamin C and contains Alpha Lipoic Acid and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, plus additional ingredients to moisturize and increase lip volume. It also stimulates new cell growth for rosy, healthy lips and has a gorgeous orange fragrance and flavor!

Or, you could try a few tricks of the trade. “I find that the oldest trick is outlining in the 1950′s ‘crueler’ style,” says celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff. “Think of Joan Crawford, Lana Turner or Dorothy Dandridge. Going outside the lip line makes lips look dramatically bigger. Of course if liner is something you don’t use, there are plenty lip plumpers out there. My favorite is Lip Fusion which comes in many colors.”

Get Toned Skin

The Dynamic Trio: Grapeseed Extract, Green Tea, Hyaluronic Acid

Just like a Hollywood star is never a solo act (think personal assistants, managers, stylists, makeup artists, trainers, nutritionists, etc. that help her maintain a glamorous image), no one beauty ingredient treats all skin conditions.

There are three naturally occurring skin-tightening and anti-aging powerhouses catching the attention of celebrities: grapeseed extract, green tea and hyaluronic acid.

“Grapeseed Extract is a natural skin brightening agent that diminishes uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation,” says David May of PRESCRIBEDsolutions, a line of high-performance skincare products. It also has benefits as an anti-scarring agent.

Green tea (also known as Canellia sinensis) extract is a mixture of seven polyphenols that react rapidly to inactive free radicals (electrically charged oxygen particles) that are a source of major damage and aging of the skin.

“In clinical trials, green tea extract has been shown to prevent free radical attack 56% longer than an equivalent concentration of Vitamin E,” May says. “Green Tea Extract also enhances the absorption of anti-inflammatory ingredients into the skin.”

Hyaluronic acid may sound ominous but it’s actually an organic acid present in human skin, naturally making it the most effective natural skin moisturizer (it can hold up to 500 times its own weight in water).

According to LiveLonger123, hyaluronic acid has been scientifically proven to stimulate new cell growth. When should you use it? Use after exfoliation to protect, hydrate and moisturize (it’s great for all skin types).

You can find all of these ingredients in PRESCRIBEDsolutions’ skincare products including cleansers, anti-aging serums, hydrators sold exclusively in medical offices.

It’s only natural that celebrities think they’re special enough to have beauty products customer tailored. But you can do this too! Think of it as having a dressed tailored to fit your body type. When visit a doctor’s office that carries the PRESCRIBEDsolutions line, they can customize your skincare solutions with condition specific boosters to address concerns like hyperpigmentation, anti-oxidant protection or the need for firming.

Three Custom Color Specialists is another beauty line that will custom blend makeup to suit your specifications. And there’s nothing like having your own signature style.


How To Fill Out The Creative Brief Form To Get Your Hair Salons Logos Design?


You are sitting in your drawing room and planning to launch your new beauty parlor this time because your last business failed miserably?

If that’s the case then you have reached the right place for this article will let you understand how to come up with a lucrative business. Whether you are launching a nail, hair or a complete beauty salon, you will require a proper exposure because now we can find a beauty parlor at every corner of the street. Therefore, how you will look standout from the rest of the parlors if you don’t have something unique in your hands. Yes, we are talking about hair salons logos design.

This is the industry most appealing to the women because it revolves around neatness, visual appeals and outward beauty. Although, there are many salons that are serving men as well but what can we do about the stereotypical image of beauty parlor. Anyhow the corporate identities should also reflect feministic approach from every angle of it. The following informational text will deliver some ideas for those who want to end up on a perfectly designed brand recognition device for their beauty parlor.

Filling out the creative brief form:

If you will head towards a professional graphic design service, they will ask you to fill out a form which will pay them as much information of your expected logo design as possible. Tell them what are your ideas about creating a brand mark for yourself? For instance, if you want to relate it to a specific beauty treatment like facial, aromatherapy, pedicure etc. or you want it to show overall concept of a beauty parlor.

You must also think what kind of target market you are catering to, for example; if you are running a beauty parlor in a high class society then you might prefer something that is sophisticated, elegant and simple. You can search for sample creative briefs that a graphic design company may give to their clients so that you can get an idea of what they may ask you.

Natural pictures will definitely do better:

Cultures vary from places to places which may be exhibited from your brand identity but that will be something common. Instead of this, you can go for beauty symbols inherited from different cultures to give your corporate identity a refreshing look. For example; Greek or Chinese or Indian beauty symbols will help you develop a new look but it is also important not to come with something totally out of the world which doesn’t relate to your local beauty salon at all.

Another good idea will be to dig out some material from internet. Try searching for beauty symbols or hair salon logos through Google image box to get some ideas and then suggest them to your professional graphic designer to deliver you with something like that but make sure you are not copying it at all.

Therefore, look at various possibilities to come up with different unique concepts for your brand mark identity before filling out creative brief form.


Four Benefits Of Visiting Hair And Beauty Salons


The beauty industry is booming as more and more people prefer to look and feel great. Ladies and gentlemen who are concerned about their appearance and health regularly visit professional hair and beauty salons to get new hair-dos or enjoy facials. In spite of the fact that services may be a bit pricey, there are four popular benefits of visiting beauty parlours regularly.

New hair styles

Whether you want to sport a new hairstyle or take advantage of great hair services, book an appointment at the beauty salon of your choice. Extensions and Brazilian blow-dry services are ahead of the top of the latest hair care trends. Whether you have always dreamt of fuller and longer hair or wanted to try out a new hair colour, extensions can do the trick. Revolutionary products allow you to experiment with subtle highlights and try out a new look. If you want to benefit from smooth and straight tresses, go for Brazilian or permanent blow dry. Formulated to restore and repair, Brazilian blow dry lasts up to fourteen weeks giving your hair a healthy shine. When booking an appointment at hair and beauty salons, choose professionals offering exceptional customer services.

A beautiful complexion

If you fail to achieve a radiant complexion by using expensive creams and serums, it’s time to book for facials. According to a recent study, facials may sometimes boost skin detoxication and help relieve stressed facial skin, reduce excessive liquid and toxins around the face. Specialists can easily identify any current problems like dehydration, sun damage, blackheads and find the right treatment depending on your skin type. Contemporary hair and beauty salons offer a wide range of procedures like pro-collagen quartz lift, hydra ultra-lift, tri enzyme facial, oxygen skin calm facial, visible brilliance facial and herbal lavender repair, to name only a few.

Clean and beautiful hands

A simple manicure and pedicure can make all the difference in your appearance. Manicures and grooming for hands and feet is an easy way to enhance your confidence as beautiful hands never go out of style. Ladies are not the only visitors of beauty parlours who enjoy manicures and pedicures as a lot of gentlemen also want their hands to look healthy and soft. No matter what products you use at home experts from hair and beauty salons can deliver better results as they use the finest products in their procedures.

Silky smooth skin

Whether you want to benefit from hair-free skin for longer or diminish hair growth, waxing may be the right solution for you. It is considered to be an effective method of removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, bikini area, face and eyebrows. In spite of the fact that the duration of growth of new hair varies from person to person, the results usually last from three to eight weeks. Besides removing hair, waxing removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates your skin.

Modern hair and beauty salons offer a vast selection of services to keep your body look healthy and beautiful for a long time. When visiting beauty parlours on a regular basis, you can benefit from new hair styles, a glowing complexion, beautiful nails and silky smooth skin.