Rhonda Allison Skincare Line

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  Taking care of your skin can be quite a process. Figuring out what type of skin I had was quite the challenge and it drove me crazy, but I thought,”Great now that I know what type of skin I have it”ll be a breeze finding the right products to deal with it”. WRONG! See, while I knew what skin type I was, I still found myself wading through a veritable sea of products. I tried this for a while and then tried that, but I kept finding myself, like many others, back at the shelves looking for something that would really work for me.

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   See the problem is that quite often there isn’t just one problem, but several. You may have acne and hyper pigmentation, but when you start searching for products you’ll find that they will help you with one or the other, but rarely both. While some products may do a great job in what they are tailored for, they may actually end up irritating the other conditions that your skin may be dealing with unknowingly. This makes little sense if what you are looking for is to get your skin to its best state of being.

  Another issue I have found is that quite often, is the fact that these products are meant for broad audiences. So you may be saying, “Yeah, that makes sense. So what’s the problem?’ Well quite simply, though you may have combination skin like a bunch of other people, the way your skin reacts to a product may not be the same way they react to it. It’s like when you go out and buy a one size fits all article of clothing. Men may not deal with this often, but the ladies will understand when I state that the use of that phrase is highly deceptive. Quite often, the garment will be too big or too small in some area or another, creating pockets of unattractive space. Honestly, I have a feeling that those garments never really fit anyone to the “tee” as they claim.

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   This is where the Rhonda Allison Skin Care line is different. Founded by internationally recognized and respected esthetician Rhonda Allison, the Rhonda Allison skin care line truly takes skin care to the next level. With a wide selection of products that includes specific treatment lines for a variety of skin types and temperaments, this line has the perfect skin care solution no matter what your condition amy be or your age. Be it a question of slowing down your skin’s aging process, halting premature aging in its tracks, or simply improving the quality of your damaged, sensitive, dry, oil, acne-prone, or combination skin, you’re sure to find something that is just right for you. In fact, anyone looking for an enhanced, smooth, and supple complexion will find what they’re looking for with Rhonda Allison skin care line.

  What I love about the Rhonda Allison line is that you don’t have to sacrifice taking care of all your issues to deal with one first. Instead you are able to deal with the very specific and individual issues you are tackling through the creation of a “cocktail” of sorts that is custom combined for you. So no more picking and choosing…now you can have it all when it comes to skin care! Really take a moment to let that sink in. How amazing is it to know that you no longer have to deal with guessing and hoping a product will be right for you?

   As if the benefits of having a regiment created specifically for your needs weren’t enough, this line of products are truly on the cutting edge. They have been formulated with results in mind and if you inspect their labels you will find that they contain every active ingredient you’d want to achieve the outcomes your seeking. More to the point, they contain these ingredients at the PH, formulation and concentration levels that are proven to be most effective. This to me is of particular importance because you can have a product that has all the right ingredients, but if they don’t contain the right levels in these different areas you’re just wasting your time and money. 

  The line is a perfect marriage of science and nature which makes for a products that set a high standard in excellence. The whole line is free of artificial fragrances and colors. By working with only the best possible ingredients found in nature nature and the best in the labs of certified chemists and physicians, this line succeeded in creating a professional quality skin care solution that can be used right at home. A big bonus, at least in my book, is that the line does not conduct animal testing and the exterior packaging of the products are recyclable. I say exterior because the interior tube that actually comes into contact with the product is not, but these are easily separated.

Rhonda Allison products have long been used by estheticians in spa treatments to provide the type of results guaranteed to leave your skin looking its best. Is it any wonder that it’s take home line flies off the shelves? At My Vida Spa we are constantly restocking to keep our clients happy. Give us a call at (305) 663-1402 and come in for a FREE skin analysis. You may be surprised by your results and by how you can accomplish the results you’ve been dreaming of with help of the Rhonda Allison skin care line.

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Holistic Health Fund’s Annual Walkathon and Expo

We’d like to invite you all to join us  the at Holistic Health Fund’s Annual Walkathon and Expo! We will have a booth set up where you can come visit us and learn more about what we do. We will be hosting a variety of mini workshops including:
AromaTouch Therapy
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Psychic Tarot Card Readings
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and more!
Where: Tropical Park 
When: February 22, 2014
Time: 8am – 4pm
   Come and partake of this great event and spread the word to help spread awareness of holistic health and wellness and come walk with us!! 🙂
 

 
 

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“Wellness is made up of more than just one element in your life…are you taking the time to satisfy all of them?”

Take the time to look at and analyze the amount of time you give to each element and see where you could put in more time. In order to maintain a happy and enjoyable lifestyle we must remember that all these different elements are an integral part of our lives and should be attended to in order to keep us healthy and balanced.

Eyebrows, and Facials, and Deals…Oh my!

   Ladies, having great eyebrow shape can transform the way you look.
If done properly it can help define your features and draw attention to your
eyes in a way that makes you stand out. However, not all of us are skilled in the art of eyebrow shaping. No need to worry however, because from January 24 and January 25 if you come in for a facial you’ll get a FREE  EYEBROW SHAPING!!!
Go to our website to check out the facials we offer and call in to book your appointment today at: (305) 663-1402 and give yourself a mini-transformation!! 🙂
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New Moon Astrology Workshop

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New Moon Astrology Workshop

When: Thursday, January 30th 2014

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: My Vida Spa

Cost: $59

The new moon is nearly upon us and with its arrival comes a wonderful opportunity to plant new seeds of growth in your life. During this time, the Universe gives us an opportunity to manifest new beginnings and establish new goals that lead to a better life. Join us for a powerful evening of Astrological Insight as we will explore what this new moon means for you and how you can best use the current Planetary energy to empower and benefit you personally. Seats are limited and filling up quickly so please call to reserve your seat asap at: (305)-663-1402.

We ask that you please bring the following information with you:

– Place of birth

– Date of birth

– Exact time of birth

 

As participants will be receiving  Astrology Readings!

This New Moon Astrology event will be facilitated by Ana Maria Pineda.

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Her background and professional services include:

Angel Therapy Practitioner certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue

Akashic Records Consultant

Professional Astrologer

Registered Yoga Teacher

Past Life Regression Facilitator

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner

Seichim and Usui Reiki Master

Meditation Teacher for over 15 years

If you’d like more information on her work please visit her site: http://www.anamariapineda.com/

We are excited for this event and can’t wait to see you there!!!

Microdermabrasion

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 We all love our skin and know that it’s important to take good care of it, but sometimes we don’t do as great a job as we’d like to. With time, the signs of this lack of care can start to become visible and we might not feel oh so hot in our skin. However, fret not, a  Microdermabrasion facial can be just what you need to bring your skin back to life!

  What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, can have amazing benefits for those looking to provide the best care for their skin. So what exactly is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion treatments are a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face. With many of the skin’s imperfections residing on the top layer of damaged skin, microdermabrasion clears this away and in doing so removes things such as fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.The treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, which removes the thicker, uneven outer layer as illustrated below.

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Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin, which  gently exfoliate the top layers of your outer skin. This technique is less aggressive than dermabrasion, so you don’t need numbing medicine. The high speed, depth, and direction of the crystal flow allows fresh and smoother skin to emerge as the old layer is stripped away. The vacuum action stimulates micro-circulation which increases the blood supply and provides nutrients for skin regeneration. It also helps to detoxify the skin by increasing the lymphatic flow which then carries away waste trapped within the tissues, speeding healing, and improving facial contour. In other words, it leaves you with a new layer of baby fresh skin that simply put “glows”.

If there is one thing that we all want it’s results, but we don’t want to have to go through a painful procedure in order to get those results (quite frankly, I don’t know anyone who would want to willingly go through a painful procedure). However, there are some skin treatments that can be quite painful. Fortunately, a microdermabrasion facial is not one of them, so no matter what your threshold or lack thereof for pain is, you don’t have to worry about it, they’re suitable for everyone! At the most, those with sensitive skin will feel a tingling sensation.

Another great thing about microdermabrasion is that, as opposed to its predecessor dermabrasion, it can be used on any skin type. This means you don’t have to worry about whether or not your skin can handle the procedure. It’s also a very convenient treatment   because it can be used directly on skin without any preparation and this allows you to get it done whenever it suits your schedule and enjoy results on your time. As soon as you walk out of the spa, you will be able to notice the difference in your skin. Unlike with dermabrasion, there is no trauma or bleeding.

Microdermabrasion is great for treating the following:

– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Sun-damaged skin
– Excess oil production
– Enlarged and open pores
– Dull, stressed and congested skin
– Skin pigmentation
– It can be also be used to lessen the appearance of stretch marks

Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build and thicken your collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. As we get older, however, collagen production declines resulting in looser, uneven skin.

 If you look at before and after pictures, it’s no wonder that this noninvasive procedure is considered by some as an “instant facelift”. 

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You should be able to see a difference in your skin after your first treatment, but for the best results and continued results you should consider multiple treatments as this will help produce the following long term benefits: 

 – You will not have to worry any more about clogged pores because ongoing microdermabrasion treatment will clean out pores to leave your skin smoother and healthier.

– It helps to significantly reduce superficial hyper-pigmentation (also known as age spots)

– By taking advantage of multiple treatments, you will be able to enjoy much smoother skin which is free from blemishes and fine lines.

– Your skin cells will be replaced with new, healthy ones which will make your skin look and feel better.

– If you suffer from acne scarring then a regular microdermabrasion facial treatment can significantly help to reduce the appearance of scarring.

– If you have coarsely textured skin, you will find that microdermabrasion treatments will help to smoothen the skin out.

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The benefits that treatments can provide are so amazing that the real question is: why would you not go and get one done? I can’t think of any reason why I would not go get one with so much to gain. How many treatments you would need to reach optimum results depends on your age and the condition your skin is in, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re in the South Florida area and find out how radiant your skin can be!

7 best Foods for Anti-Aging

Let’s face it, when it comes to aging I don’t think there is a single one of us who wouldn’t like to turn back the clock. While there is no fountain of youth, (trust me it’d be dry if there was one :D) there is something you can do to help halt that aging process. Lucky for us it involves some really yummy foods.

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Berries

So why are berries so great? Well besides the fact that they’re a healthy sweet snack, berries are super rich in antioxidants! Antioxidants are always a welcome addition to our diets as they help promote cell health and can protect against disease. If you’re looking for an extra boost go for the darker berries: Blueberries and blackberries. While all berries are yummy, darker berries have the highest concentration of antioxidants and as such tend to provide the best anti-aging benefits.

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  Salmon:

Hello salmon! I love seafood and in particular, like my mother, salmon is one of my favorite fish. As it turns out that’s a great thing for me as it is rich in long-chain omega-3 essential fatty acids which is the most beneficial kind. These are important because they  protect heart health, inhibit inflammation, act as natural anti-depressants, increase feelings of well-being, and help keep skin young, supple and radiant. On top of all that, salmon is also a great source of protein which is necessary to maintain and repair the body–including…ding, ding, ding you guessed it: the skin, on a cellular level. Come to think of it, maybe this has been my mother’s secret for her youthful appearance…hmmm.

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Protein packed nuts: 

Nuts, like our friend the salmon, are also an excellent source of protein and in addition contain magnesium and vitamins B and E as well, which help in the fight against heart disease and cancer. Some of you out there may be thinking, “But wait…aren’t nuts high in fat?” The answer to that is yes, but it’s the heart-healthy kind of fat so its okay ;). All you need is about a 1/4 cup a week to get your fill. The great thing about this anti-aging treat is that you can simply pack it in a small Ziploc bag at the beginning of the day and take it with you on the go for an anytime snack.

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Leafy greens:

  Leafy greens provide huge sources of fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid (a B vitamin that guards your heart and memory), lutein (a vision protector), as well as four essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Now you know why your parents would always tell you to eat your greens: it’s almost impossible to meet your nutritional needs without eating dark leafy green! They have cornered the market on giving you a lot of what you need. But as if that weren’t enough, they also deliver a hefty supply of anti-aging vitamin A, which supports skin-cell turnover to help keep your skin soft and supple.  Can you say superfood? Now although you may have your favorite and they’re all great, as a general rule, the darker green the better. So while you may love that iceberg lettuce, switching over to spinach will provide more of a nutritional benefit. Guess Popeye figured it out early. 😉

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Fiber rich whole grains: 

Whole grains are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can lower the risk of age-related illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. The key is to make sure the grains you’re eating aren’t refined, because  the refining process is what strips away many of the essential vitamins and minerals that make the grains so good for you in the first place. Overall, whole-grain foods have significantly more antioxidants than processed grains. So make sure to check those labels so that you pick up the right whole grains.

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Yellow and orange veggies:

Yellow and orange vegetables are great super-antioxidant suppliers that are good for your skin and eyes.Orange and yellow vegetables are high in vitamin C, which is vital to optimal immune system function and beta carotene, which has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It also boosts the immune system, and helps maintain healthy eyesight. If that doesn’t seem like enough of a reason to eat these veggies, a recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports that yellow veggies (along with green veggies) appear to have the greatest anti-wrinkle effect.Good choices include carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and squash. So don’t be stingy with yourself and pile on these veggies and steer clear of those wrinkles.

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Yogurt:

Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and it’s also low in sugar. Yogurt is also rich in calcium and ‘good bacteria’ which helps to maintain good digestive health. What i love about yogurt is that whether you are ingesting or directly applying it on your face, it helps you to keep your skin glowing and beautiful. If plain yogurt is not your cup of tea, top it with berries and you can get the added boost of antioxidants while making it taste as if you were eating a super healthy cheesecake. Pack it up in a to go container and it makes a great midday snack.

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