A Chill in the Air
Tis the Season!
Here we are again. Can you believe it! Cold weather is upon us and although I for one am looking forward to the chill in the air there are some changes that happen to our skin in this season.
Skin dryness seems to go hand in hand with this season. The facial dryness is easy to fix if you are good about getting regularly scheduled facials and using the proper moisturizer for your skin type. Those who are a bit extra dry can always add a ceramide serum before moisturizer application. Arms, legs, feet and hands. oh the hands! For extremely dry hands moisturize and wear cotton gloves to bed. Have you ever experiences legs that itch in the winter months? I have! The trick to helping keep them from being dry and itchy is to use a loofa or a body scrub when showering. When you get out of the shower and the skin is still damp apply a nice moisturizing lotion into those dry areas. Bottom line is to exfoliate and moisturize as best you can.
A Great Time to Peel
The winter months are the best time to get your peels done. Whether it be microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. There is no worrying about sun damage and sensitivity from the summer months, which is when antioxidant facials are more popular and beneficial.
So, add a microderm, lactic or glycolic peel to your next facial.
Microdermabrasion still on special for $35! Add a glycolic or lactic peel to your facial for just $10.
This seasons facials I will be using Pumpkin Enzymes which are packed with Vitamins A and C, our 15% Pumpkin-Orange enzyme will exfoliate and reduce oil while you enjoy the wonderful smell of pumpkin and orange. Also in the menu some will enjoy the Apple Enzyme. Apples are high in Vitamin C and contain potent antioxidants as well as naturally-occurring malic acid (AHA) to assist in exfoliation. It will hydrate, firm and improve skin tone and suppleness. With the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg this is a win win!
Introducing a New Moisturizer
ROSE STEM CELL BIO-REPAIR PRECIOUS CREAM
Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for truly astonishing results. This 24-hour moisturizing cream contains a precious bouquet of six rose plant stem cells and six rose extracts to help dramatically improve the look of skin. Triple Moisture Complex provides deep hydration to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, dehydration and dullness. Leaves skin looking radiant, renewed, rejuvenated and youthful. Delicately scented with natural rose water
$75.00 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
Special Newsletter Price $60.00
Scentsations Body Lotion
A light hand and body lotion with a harmonious balance of scents that softens and hydrates skin with Vitamins A and E, and Aloe Vera. Unique blend of scents. Long-lasting fragrance appeal. Fun!
Regular Price $9.95 - Special $7.95
Fall recipe: Corn Chowder
I love this time of year and all the coziness it brings. The warm soups, stews and savories! Thought I'd share this recipe I found and will make today!
3 ears of corn or 2 cups corn
4 oz. of bacon 1/3 inch diced
2 Tbsp butter
1 med onion ½ inch diced
½ large red bell pepper, but into ½ inch diced
1 sprig of fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
½ tsp cumin
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 lb. potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice
3 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper
2 tsp corn starch dissolved in 2 T water
1 cup heavy cream
2 T minced chives or thinly sliced scallions
Husk the corn or use 2 cups frozen or canned corn.
Heat a 3 to 4-quart heavy pot over low heat and add the diced bacon
Once it has rendered a few tablespoons of fat, increase heat to med and cook until the bacon is crisp.
Pour off all but one T of the bacon fat, leaving the bacon in the pot.
Add the butter, onion, bell pepper, thyme, cumin and turmeric and saute, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes or until the onion and pepper are tender but not browned
Add the kernel, potatoes and stock, turn up the heat, cover and boil vigorously for about ten minutes.
Some of the potatoes will have broken up, but most will be okay.
Use the back of your spoon to smash a bit of the corn and potatoes
Reduce the heat to med an season the chowder with salt and pepper
Stir the cornstarch mixture and slowly pour it into the pot, stirring
As soon as the chowder has come back to a boil
and thickened a bit remove from heat and stir in the cream
Let it sit at room temperature for up to an hour before serving or cover and refrigerate when completely cool.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Travel safe and
Linda Capizano @ Salon Coiffe Maman
132 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952