The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us and our daily life. I miss seeing and serving all of my clients! I know that when things feel hard or difficult, sometimes the best solution is routine. I’ve been diving into my own personal care routines daily, including skincare.
How have you been taking care of your skin while at home? It might be easy to let this piece of self-care take a back seat, but now is a perfect time to indulge in some pampering! I’ve been missing my clients and can’t wait to see everyone in person again, but in the meantime, let me help you get inspired to get your skin glowy and gorgeous.
Now that many of us are spending most of our time at home, makeup can be optional, and that’s a great thing for our skin! You can make the most of your lighter makeup routine by using some extra time to set a solid foundation of good overall skincare. Make sure you continue with your skincare routine for health; though it’s tempting to cut corners, it’s essential that you keep up with cleansing and nourishing routines that you know will keep your skin at its best.
Favorite At Home Skin Care Products
If you’re looking to indulge in a treat to help bridge the gap until you can visit us again, I highly recommend Rodan + Fields products. They’re a brand I trust, and, as a bonus, you can order them to be delivered directly to your home. I especially love the Soothe products, since they help with sensitive skin or uneven skin tones.
DIY Skin Treatments
If you’re looking for some great treatments to try at home, there are great resources on using oil for cleansing, new ways to optimize your face masks, and more. Make sure you take care when trying a new technique; though it can be fun, make sure that you don’t try anything too harsh or abrasive, particularly if you have sensitive skin. To stay safe, if you are trying a new product, do a test on a small patch of skin first.
Until we’re able to meet in person, make sure to stay connected! As soon as we are able, we’ll begin seeing clients, so stay in touch to make sure you set an appointment with me as soon as allowed.
Your skin and complexion can take a beating in Chicagoland weather. Blustery winds in the winter and bright sun in the summertime can leave your face looking dull and drab. If you are ready to brighten up your skin, reduce signs of aging, and even reduce imperfections like hyperpigmentation, chemical peel treatments are an excellent place to start.
If you have never had a chemical peel, you may feel nervous about the process. When you choose to work with Beauty and Body by Mia, you can rest assured that we will put you at ease, make the experience comfortable, and give you the very best results.
Before Your Peel
Whether you choose a Retinol Vitamin C peel or a Glo and Go treatment, you will begin preparing for your treatment about one week prior to your appointment. You’ll be asked to discontinue any use of Retinols, Vitamin A creams, or Retin A about 5 days before your appointment. Skip shaving, waxing, or threading as well in the treatment area. Continue using your sunscreen and makeup as normal.
During Your Peel
During your appointment, you won’t feel any discomfort aside from tingling or slight stinging. Your appointment will be relatively short and we will be sure to leave plenty of time to review with your any post-treatment instructions. You’ll have a post-treatment skin care kit that you will use instead of your normal skin care regimen for 5-10 days. You may notice that immediately after treatment your skin feels smooth and tight; this is normal.
After Your Peel
Once you have returned home from your appointment, don’t wash your face for at least 8 hours. Your skin will likely begin to peel within 2-3 days. Everyone is different, and some people may not peel at all while others will peel around days 5-7. Never force the peel by picking or sloughing off the skin on your own.
Finally, for the best results, we encourage clients to schedule another treatment in three weeks.
If you are ready to experience the results from a professional chemical peel, now is the time to call Beauty and Body by Mia. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or talk about your options.
February is a month dedicated to celebrating love, and I have the perfect list of items you can grab to show your body a little extra affection this season. No matter if you pick up a few items for yourself or for your friends, or if you put a few of a list to get later, I know you’ll fall in love with my picks.
A Great Skincare Routine
Smooth and bright complexions don’t happen overnight for most of us. It takes the discipline to develop a skincare routine that gives your skin what it needs to be as healthy as possible. I love the products from Rodan + Fields, and you can find a line that matches your skin’s needs. The Soothe products are especially wonderful for uneven skin tones or sensitive skin.
Athena 7 Minute Lift
Good eye cream is so hard to find, but the Athena 7 Minute Lift will change your routine forever. In fact, this cream isn’t just for your eyes (although it works magic there!) – you can use it on sagging skin all over your face and decolletage area. Even better, you’ll see results within 7 minutes which means it’s perfect to put on in the morning before school drop-off or in the evening before date night.
BB Glow Treatments
BB Glow facial treatments come in three options so you can customize for your budget and your goals. In all three cases, you’ll be amazed how your skin tone evens and smooths to blend seamlessly for a perfect look…even without makeup.
You don’t need to invest in lash extensions or lash lifts in order to get great-looking lashes in a short amount of time. Our YUMILashes keratin treatment lifts and curls each of your own natural lashes, giving you a more natural boost.
If you’re looking for a beauty treatment that will make you feel the love this season, be sure to call me to set up your next appointment.
The new year is full of promise and is the perfect time to try something new. If you have ever wondered if a medspa treatment could be right for you, Beauty and Body by Mia has compiled some benefits and considerations to keep in mind before scheduling your first appointment. 2020 could be the year you fall in love with the results that follow a treatment with Mia!
Your Complexion is Dull
Chicagoland winters are harsh and your skin could be paying the price. Medspa treatments are designed to provide more noticeable and sustainable results than a typical spa-like facial. Try one of our BB Glow Express treatments to see your true complexion shine through.
You Aren’t Feeling Confident
At Beauty and Body by Mia, we believe all our clients are beautiful. However, some of them come to an appointment not feeling as confident as they would like to. A medspa treatment can be just the boost of confidence you need to pursue your promotion, start a new relationship, or feel like yourself again.
You’d Like to Give a Feature a Boost
Medspa treatments can be highly focused, giving specific facial or body features a boost. Make your lashes look amazing with a Lash Lift treatment, your lips look plump with a Hyaluron injection, or get rid of cellulite on your thighs with Lipomassage. Just call with your goal or your problem and let’s work together to develop a treatment plan just for you.
You Want to Try Something New
Our Medspa treatments are affordable, comfortable, and successful. Even better, you can find the services of Beauty and Body by Mia throughout Chicagoland. It’s the perfect way to try something new this year, and give yourself the gift of confidence to carry throughout the next twelve months.
Contact us today to get started.
If you are making your list and checking it twice, you may be wondering what perfect gift to wrap up and put under the tree for the men and women in your life. Here are a few of our favorite beauty and body gifts that are fun to give and are always met with sincere gratitude. Happy gift giving!
For a Teacher, Mail Carrier, or Gift Exchange
Chicagoland winters are harsh on the skin, which means many of the people on your gift list would appreciate the supplies they need to keep their skin healthy and free from painful cracks. Try moisturizer for your mail carrier and pair with a pair of warm gloves. For your child’s teacher, grab a few travel-sized moisturizers and lip balms to keep in their desks, their car, and their home. Ditch the gift bag and instead put the gifts in a cute travel pouch they can tuck in their school binder.
For Your Mom or Mother-In-Law
We love gifts that pamper those who mother us, and it’s an added bonus if the pampering keeps signs of aging at bay. Skincare can be personal, so allow your mom or mother-in-law to choose their own beauty treatment by purchasing a gift certificate for services at Beauty and Body by Mia. We promise to give your loved one treatment that makes them feel special and confident!
For Your Husband
Looking for a way to treat your husband to a unique gift this holiday season? Beauty and body treatments are definitely not just for women. In fact, men make up nearly a quarter of clients throughout the medspa industry. Grab a gift certificate for Beauty and Body by Mia to give as a gift. Your husband can choose the service best for them, and we are available to walk them through their choices as well so they can make their best decision.
Make this holiday season merry and bright by giving gifts that focus on healthy skin and positive body image! We look forward to greeting your loved ones and giving them a treatment they love.