I hope this newsletter finds you well and that you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We were able to go see all the magical Christmas Lights that Douglas helped to install in Highlands and Cashiers, NC. If you are up in Highlands check out the downtown area where the ice skating rink is located. You can also drive through Kelsey Hutchinson Park in Highlandsand the Cashier’s Village Green area has lights as well.
If you haven’t checked out the updates on the Raspberry Moon Online Store – check it out and let me know what you think!
Have you turned on the heat or has the weather got your skin feeling dry and parched? I know mine feels off, especially since like most of you my routines are off. I’ve got some tips, products and facials to help quench your skin this season.
Until we connect, create a beautiful day,
You all know how much I love to travel and I know traveling is a bit challenging this year but there are some great things locally that you can do and support local or state businesses.
What about passes to:
Here are some things that I’ve found along this homeschool journey.
https://earthshinenc.com/outdoor-education/# – Looking forward to doing classes or overnight camp here in the spring
Crayola – All sorts of art projects and lesson plans
Scholastics – all sorts of fun activities and plans
Enchanted Learning –https://www.enchantedlearning.com/ all sorts of cool art projects – some stuff is free
Product of the Month
Glycolic Retinol Pads
Glycolic/Retinol Pads are designed to gently and progressively renew the skin to provide brightening, clarifying, and restoring benefits to all skin types in need of perfecting.
These pads break up surface cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin while allowing trapped oil to release and come to the surface. Kojic and Arbutin lighten sun spots and scars left from blemishes.
- Brightens the appearance of pigmentation spots
- Assists with surface renewal and resurfacing
- Lessens future breakouts
- Assists in anti-wrinkle actions
How to use:
- Use the Glycolic/Retinol Pads 2 – 3 times per week for pore refinement or acneic skin. For best penetration of this product, use with the Glycolic Cleanser and/or Retinol 2% Exfoliating Scrub/Mask.
- For hyperpigmentation or melasma, use daily morning and evening to spot treat, applying only to pigmented areas. Reduce frequency after pigmentation has lightened.
- Do not rinse; let the product stay on the skin.
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Check out Nicole’s tips on how to use the Glycolic and Retinol Pads!
Check out my article from when my Mom and I went on a pineapple tour in Hawaii! It’s got some fab tips on why you should add pineapple to your diet, and if you decide on fresh pineapple, learn how to pick the right one and how to store it to get the best flavor! I love the frozen Kirkland brand pineapple from Costco. It smells like you have just cut into a fresh pineapple.
Facial of the Month
Let’s get smooth from head to toes this holiday season!
All the amazing benefits of the Over the Moon Facial with a
- customized rubber peel off mask
- lip and brow wax
- hand and foot treatments
The hand treatment will be a self-warming hand and cuticle mask.
This coconut-infused hand and cuticle mask is loaded with rich macadamia oil, shea butter, and rosehip oil for intense hydration, improved skin appearance, and baby-soft feel. antioxidant-rich vitamin Eand moisturizing fruit extracts for a self-warming, indulgently luxurious treatment. This will help refresh dry, chapped skin.
The ultra-softening foot mask will lock in moisture and refresh hard-working feet in just 10 minutes. Blended with deeply nourishing shea butter for maximum moisture and skin-loving coconut oil for baby-soft, renewed skin, while 3 unique, antioxidant-rich Japanese evergreen extracts soothe and pamper overworked feet.
This amazing Deluxe Holiday Treatment is only $150.
The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin
Believe it or not, there is a difference!
Dry skin is a skin type and this is something that has to do with genetics. Dry skin means that you don’t produce enough oil. You can tell that you have dry skin if your pores are very small, the skin feels dry, dull, tight, flaking and could show signs of premature aging. You could also have oily areas on the nose or “huge pores” in the T-zone (you dry people don’t know what huge pores are! LOL I have several clients that I have to take away their magnifying mirrors! They become obsessed!) It is actually good for your skin to have some oil on it! That film protects your skin and helps to keep it hydrated.
Florence Barrett-Hill, an international esthetics educator, says that “there is a simple law of physics that can be applied to Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and that is: Oil sits on top of water. Logically, if we want to retain water within the epidermis or slow down water movement, the oil phases of skin are the key to achieving this.”
Dehydration on the other hand is a skin condition and has to do with the water content in the skin. Dehydration can be caused by lifestyle, smoking, medications, illness, environmental factors, indoor heating and cooling, sun damage, and even hormones. Also, those that have rosacea or are prone to red skin usually have hydration issues as well.
Dehydration is usually indicated by fine lines and crepiness, you may also sometimes have scaling, which will cause deeper wrinkles, and sagging.
What are some things you can do to fight dryness and dehydration?
LED Light Therapy – This can improve both issues by improving the function of the skin. The red light triggers new cell growth for tighter, rejuvenated skin which will increase collagen to help the skin retain hydration. (Yep – I have this treatment and it is awesome!)Hyaluronic Acid – This is one of the most effective skin-hydrating ingredients. HA draws moisture to the skin and depending on different formulations, can help surface issues by improving surface hydration and filling in file lines and wrinkles, improving elasticity. (Yep – I have several products that can help!)
Acetyl hexapeptide-37 is great for hydrating even the most sensitive skin. This peptide works on hydration and shows promise in collagen production.
New Guidelines Until Further Notice:
- Please wait in your car until I am able to escort you into the shop.
- Text me when you are in the parking lot – 864.271.2710 (Please program my number in your phone)
- We are limiting the number of people in the studio. Only the person having a service is permitted in the treatment room or studio.
Please reschedule if:
- You have had a cough, fever or been around someone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days
- If you are living with anyone who is sick or quarantined
Out of the office:
- Dec 24 – Dec 27
- Dec 31 – Jan 4
Sundays I will be working the rest of 2020 and 2021:
- Dec 20 (2020)
- Jan 31 (2021)
- Feb 28 (2021)
- March 28 (2021)
- April 25 (2021)
- May 23 (2021)
- June 27 (2021)
We have set time aside specifically for you. Should you need to reschedule for any reason please do so 24 hours in advance. If you do not show up for your appointment or you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you are responsible for your service. Your credit card will be processed.
I will do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times, just realize there is only one of me! To help provide the best service to all my fab clients please be sure to add your appointments to your calendar.
You will receive an email when you book your appointment and should also receive your appointment reminders via email 2 days beforehand. Please be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your safe list! Remember this is a courtesy reminder, not reading your emails is not a good reason for missing your appointments.
Did you know a text reminder option is also available? Please let Nicole know at your appointment so she can add this option. There will be one text that comes two days prior to your appointment.