3 Ways of Starting the New Year with Self-Care

3 Ways of Starting the New Year with Self-Care

Let’s be honest; 2020 has been no walk in the park. From lockdowns to furloughs to missing friends and family, stress and anxiety have been at all-time highs. As we get ready to trash the old calendars, maybe it’s time to also get rid of this year’s mindset. Why not kick things off this year with a focus on yourself and how to get back to a place of physical and emotional wellness? Here are 3 simple suggestions to help you get started:

Make Resolutions You Can Stick To

There’s no reason on planning for a marathon if you haven’t even been out for a jog in 6 months. It has been hard to stay motivated when the gyms have been closed off and on nearly all year. Instead, make small resolutions that are not only easier to stick to but also things that you enjoy.

Don’t Feel Bad About Making Yourself a Priority

It’s good to be the kind of person who puts others before themselves. However, it is equally bad to neglect yourself in the process. Look, we’ve all had a rough year. And while everyone needs a friend that they can lean on, sometimes you need to take some time for yourself. Indulging in a few beauty treatments can go a long way in restoring that glow you had before the whole world got out of whack.

Find Time for Relaxation and Stress Relief

No matter what you enjoy doing, now is the time to make the time to do it. Whether it is going to the beach (social distancing, of course), reading a good book, or binging your favorite TV show that you’ve fallen behind on, make sure that you get a little more you time than you have been lately.

At Beauty and Body by Mia, we specialize in helping you look and feel your best. A trip to the day spa has nothing on the long lasting services that we offer. Get in touch with us to find out more about the many treatments we have to help you start your 2021 off on the right foot!

Light Eye Treatments Are Now Available

Light Eye Treatments Are Now Available

Unless you have been living the last several months under a rock (which, unfortunately during the pandemic, some of us have been) you have no doubt heard about an incredible new beauty trend for reducing dark circles around the eyes, as well as thin lines and lower eyelid edema. Light Eye Ultra is proving to be one of the most effective beauty treatments for the eye region in decades. Here is some more information about this exciting new product:

What It Is

This serum is a revitalizing and innovative therapeutic cocktail consisting of hyaluronic acid, ruscus, vitamin C and various antioxidants. These antioxidants work to increase skin elasticity and to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This powerful formula has already helped thousands of people get a smoother, more youthful appearance.

How It Works

Obviously, each ingredient works together to reverse various factors that age and damage from the elements cause your eyes. However, speaking more specifically, there is a lot more to it than that. This formula promotes a number of functions within your own body to help improve the look and feel of the skin around your eyes. In addition to increasing elasticity and reducing wrinkles, it also improves microcirculation. Not only that but this treatment will reduce the accumulation of liquid around the eyes as well.

Where You Can Get a Treatment

Most of these sessions are only available as a part of a larger beauty treatment package or at high-priced spas. However, Beauty and Body by Mia, has just introduced this service to our regular clients at a tremendous response. As a result, we are now ready to open it up to everyone who would like to try it. There’s a lot of interest in booking one of these treatments, especially with the holidays here; don’t wait too long!

At Beauty and Body by Mia, we not only offer this incredible treatment; we offer beauty therapy options from head to toe. Whether it’s dull skin, stubborn fat, or lines and wrinkles, we have a solution. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you look your best, contact us anytime. Visit us online or give us a call for more info.

What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

Have you been looking for a way to boost your confidence or add a little extra pop to your normal beauty routine? Your eyelashes are one spot on your face where a little extra attention can go a long way, enhancing your eye color and your self-confidence.

About a Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

A lift and tint treatment can be a perfect solution if you’re in search of beautiful lashes without the fuss, chemicals, and time it takes to layer on mascara or apply fills and extensions. Once the treatment is completed, you can add mascara for extra drama, or go without – a wonderful option particularly on days when allergies create an issue. 

If you’ve ever used an eyelash curler, you’ve likely wondered why there isn’t a better option for curled lashes that’s simple and hassle free. Our lash lift and tint treatment is simple, relaxing, and painless – and you’ll only need to allow up to an hour for your appointment. Our treatment, YUMIlashes, uses keratin rather than an ammonia solution, and provides a natural look by gently curling each hair. 

Your Treatment

Before your treatment, don’t wear mascara for 2-3 days prior, and come to your appointment make-up free. When you arrive for your lash curl and tint, you’ll be asked to remove your content lenses, and tell your therapist if you have any irritation or injuries in the eye area. After the treatment, care is simple. Avoid rubbing your eyes, and don’t use any product or get your lashes wet for 24 hours.

Benefits of the Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

This is effortless beauty at its best! Opting for the lash lift treatment and the tint treatment gives you a full lash curl that can last up to 12 weeks. The lift gives the curl, and the tint enhances and complements, creating lashes that appear fuller and more lush with no added time or energy from you. 

If you decide to use mascara after your treatment, make sure you choose a mineral mascara with natural fibers, and do not use waterproof mascara. Remove all makeup with a non-oily remover, and use a lash brush to gently brush your lashes daily. To ensure that your lashes stay gorgeously curled, repeat the procedure every 6-8 weeks. 

Call us for a consultation! We’ll be sure to walk through all your questions so you’re ready and excited for your treatment.

Perks of Working with an Independent Aesthetician in Chicagoland

Perks of Working with an Independent Aesthetician in Chicagoland

Women and men flock to use medspa and salon services to do more than just look their best. They also find they feel more confident and even more relaxed after a session with their favorite aesthetician. It’s no surprise that people across Chicagoland are missing their spa and salon services; it’s a form of self-care. 

Having an experienced aesthetician at your side can be priceless. Your aesthetician gets to know you and your needs, offering services they think will be worth the investment. If you’ve ever wondered about working with an independent aesthetician, as opposed to an aesthetician that works solely at one medspa or salon, here are the major benefits you can enjoy.

A More Positive Experience for you Both

An independent aesthetician can be the best addition to your skincare and body care routine. You are supporting a local professional who can quickly take their services anywhere, giving you flexibility. Further, independent aestheticians are excellent at their craft, using their knowledge to benefit you during your relationship. You never have to worry about getting to know someone new or having to explain your skin or body challenges to a new face.

Benefits of Multiple Locations

Having an aesthetician that can travel between locations is a great asset. It can allow you to get an appointment at a more convenient location instead of driving out of your way, or choosing to set an appointment in a location that is on the way home from work. Not being tied down to one location or a brick and mortar store can also offer more freedom to get creative with the services available to you. 

This is where Beauty and Body by Mia excels. She is incredibly experienced and offers top of the line services to her clients. She is available in two locations which makes her more accessible, offering you the flexibility your busy schedule needs. 

There is no better time than now to get your skincare routine started, give Beauty and Body by Mia a call today.

At Home Skin Care Tips

At Home Skin Care Tips

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.

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