There Are Toxins in Your Closet?

There Are Toxins in Your Closet?

  • Essential Oils Toxins

Toxins are found in a plethora of unsuspecting places, such as household cleaning products, nail polish, perfume, and even essential oils. Choosing which products to use on your skin or in your home can be simplified to one simple rule: natural/edible ingredients are best.  When it comes to toxins, taking chances with products that could harm the environment around you or your own body is not a good idea. When purchasing body and beauty products, you should know the ingredients that are harmful to you. To learn more about how to avoid toxins, click here:

Keto Chocolate Cake

  • Keto Chocolate Cake

Cutting carbs and sugar out of your diet? We have a great recipe for you this month that does not deprive you of a seasonal treat! This Valentine’s Day, indulge with our delicious keto chocolate cake.

1 oz. dark, unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tbsp. grass-fed butter
Microwave these ingredients together for 30-45 seconds

Add this mixture to these ingredients:
3 tbsp. almond flour
3 tbsp. erythritol, stevia or monk fruit
½ tsp. baking powder
1 egg, beaten

Mix all ingredients together until they are a dough-like consistency
Microwave for an additional 60 seconds
Serve and enjoy!

Will you be making this recipe? Post a photo of your keto chocolate cake using the hashtag #MAMRecipe

Show Your Skin Some Love This Valentine’s Day

  • Love The Skin You're In

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your skin some love!

They say that before you can love someone else you must first learn to love yourself.  We all have annoying habits and body hang-ups, but one of the hardest things to love can be your skin, particularly because other people are looking at your face all day!  In fact, a recent study found that around half of the population in the US struggles with a skin condition at some point in their lives and a large percentage of these people also develop low confidence and self-esteem as a result.  Of course, all different skin types and concerns need individualized treatments.  But, as a general rule, here are some of the ways you can start to love your skin:

Be Gentle

Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the body?  With that in mind, it’s important we treat it with care to make the most of it.  Yes, it’s true our skin is built to withstand a lot!  But don’t over-estimate just how much it can take.

Constant scrubbing, polishing and exfoliating can strip the skin of its natural oils that make up the protective outer layer, leaving it vulnerable to damage and becoming over sensitized.  Avoid over-use of stripping products and opt for a more natural method of exfoliation such as Vitamin A, in the form of Retinol or Retinoic Acid.

Vitamin A can act as a natural exfoliant – increasing skin cell turnover and renewal, while reducing the thickness of the outer “dead” skin cell layer.  Consider one of our iS ClINICAL products which have Vitamin A in them.  They are formulated with botanically-based ingredients which are naturally soothing and nourishing.

Keep in mind, Vitamin-A derivatives are also very anti-aging, anti-skin cancer and anti-wrinkle, long-term.  So, consider this as part of your anti-aging skin care routine for life!

Get Some Advice

No matter how big or small your skin concern, if it’s a concern for you then it’s a concern for us!  Getting the results, you want boils down to having the right routine to meet your personal skin care needs.  Getting professional advice from an experienced esthetician is a great way to start building a bespoke skin routine tailored just for you!

Sometimes it feels challenging to get the help you need when it comes to your skin, which is why we offer in clinic, telephone and online consultations completely free of charge.

We believe everyone is beautiful and our individualities are what make us special.  However, with a little help, we can all have the skin we want!  For more help, please call or come by the office for a free consultation with me, Joanna Kirshner, and I will be glad to assist you!

Joanna’s Valentine’s Day Special

Buy 3 European Facials and Get $50 off your next advanced facial treatment*!

A European Facial, also commonly called a spa facial, is a quick, simple, and often very relaxing way to improve and maintain your skin’s overall appearance, especially if done on a regular basis.


One or two masks will be applied, followed by toners and moisturizers, appropriate for your skin type.


*Offer valid from 2/1/19-2/28/19. All 3 European facials must be paid in full as a package ($95 each, total $285), and all 3 facials must be performed by June 30, 2019. Advanced facial treatment includes chemical peel or micro dermabrasion and must be performed by December 31, 2019. No refunds.

Your Mind May Override DNA in Exercise and Eating Habits

  • Mind Over Matter

Have you ever heard the term “mind over body?” Well, one study says that our mind-sets, or mental expectations about ourselves, seem to play an equal or even greater role than our DNA in shaping some of our bodies’ reactions to diet and exercise. Click here to read more:

5 Worst Protein Bar Ingredients

  • Candy Or Protein

Do you read the label of the protein bars you’re grabbing for your mid-day snack? It’s important to be mindful of ingredients when looking for a food alternative on the go. When you take a closer look at protein bars, some of them can even be worse for you than candy bars. For example, Soy Protein Isolate (SPI) is a very common ingredient in protein bars, and it can actually be toxic because of the way soy is processed. Click here to read more.

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