Wickedly Good Halloween SkinCare

During October, it’s easy to get lost in childhood memories of Halloween. The costumes! The candy! The scary movies!
But when was the last time you really celebrated the holiday? 
Here’s an idea give yourself a Halloween Skincare treat right in time for Halloween and Winter. 
Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Sugar Face Scrub
Did you know that you probably have one of the best natural skin healers and moisturizers sitting on your front porch? Pumpkin! It’s chock full of good-for-your-skin vitamins.
Using a small bowl, mix 1 cup of raw sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Add ¼ cup of pumpkin pie filling.  Apply to face, rubbing for at least one minute, but not more than two.  Rinse for a revived, clean complexion! 
Monster Peel-Off Mask
Combine ½ cup of fruit juice with 1 packet of un-flavored gelatin in a small pan. Heat to dissolve the gelatin, then let the mixture cool until it is almost set. Apply to the face and neck, letting it dry completely before peeling off.
“Mummy Time” Bubble Bath
4 cups water
1 cup liquid castile soap (unscented)
2 Tablespoons glycerin
A few drops frankincense essential oil
In a large bowl, slowly add the liquid castile soap, glycerin, and essential oil to water. Add this to your bubble bath to give you an incredible refreshing glow and reviving experience.


Does Eating Olive Oil Prevent Wrinkles?

What's all the buzz about? 
The truth is: Olive oil may be unique among dietary oils for its anti-aging benefits to your skin. 

Of course, we are not advocating a high oil diet, but its true, if you cook with oil, the best choice is Olive Oil for your skin!
Results of a recent large French scientific study showed that the signs of skin photoaging were significantly lower in people who consumed olive oil. The study surveyed almost 3,000 French men and women aged 45-60 and correlated dietary information with photographic ratings of skin photoaging. The study’s investigators removed confounding factors that impact skin aging (such as smoking, sun exposure history, body mass index, menopausal or hormone replacement status, home geographic location, etc.) and olive oil consumption was still correlated with younger looking, less sun-damaged skin. Consumption of dietary fats from animal sources (i.e. dairy and meat) was not associated with this protective phenomenon, nor was consumption of the other most frequently used vegetable oils in the French study population (safflower and peanut oil).
The study’s authors hypothesize that olive oil may be uniquely beneficial to skin because it is rich in polyphenol antioxidants and squalene. Both of these act as antioxidants to help fight oxidative free radical damage. Sun damage of skin is caused by oxidative free radical reactions. 
Next time you want to cook with some butter, rethink it and remember how gorgeous the French are looking! haha. Use olive oil instead. Make it your salad dressing oil too. The polyphenols and squalene may help bolster your skin’s defenses against stray UV rays. Simply substituting olive oil for other dietary oils may give you a slightly better edge over wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer – helping to keep your skin healthy and attractive.

Of course, you still need to protect your skin from the outside too by wearing a high-quality, mineral-based, broad spectrum sun screen on your exposed skin 365 days a year.  It’s the single most important skin care step for preventing wrinkles, premature skin thinning (solar elastosis), uneven pigment, and skin cancer. And dont forget your neck and chest! 
Is your skin already wrinkling? Well, you can do something about it without resorting to surgical procedures. Learn which products work the best to reduce the appearance of your skin’s fine lines and wrinkles. These products also help boost the collagen in – and health of – your skin.
We recommend using a tool nightly that has the benefits of a Galvanic Microcurrent, such as The Point ($140, www.teispa.com). This tool is ideal for anyone who wants to prevent aging and target the fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Its equivalent to do crunches on your ab muscles but instead you are tightening up the sagging skin on the face!
Learn more about The Point here!



You want to stay healthy, fit and beautiful, right? So you hit the gym a few times a week to keep in shape. Buy you may be noticing that as you start going to the gym (or maintaining your regimen  you are breaking out on your face, chest, neck and back! 

While this is common among men and women of all ages, it is very disappointing, and we know that... this blog post is written to help you find ways to fight unnecessary acne that likes to pop up when you are working out!

Even 5 minutes after a workout is enough time for your pores to get clogged and cause acne. It is recommended not even to wait until you get home to shower, instead utilize the great showers that your gym offers... best of all, you can save time and money on your water bill :)
This is an important step because the sooner you wash away the dirt and bacteria that will clog your pores, the less likely you will get acne.

We recommend using a salt scrub on your skin after a workout because it is tough enough to get rid of all the acne causing oils and bacteria, but still gentle enough to be used daily. Salt scrub, like TEI Spa's Sea Salt Scrub ($20. http://teispa.com/sea-salt-scrub.html) has tons of benefits:

Benefits of Sea Salt Scrub in SkinCare:
  • Sea salt scrubs are able to help remove dry, dead skin and toxins from the body, which is often the main cause of acne
  • Sea salt scrubs are excellent at stimulating the proper flow of blood in the body
  • Sea salt scrubs also give the skin a natural and healthy glow that come from deep cleansing
  • Sea salt scrubs are excellent for helping to sooth tired and aching muscles. Natural stimulants in the salt relax the muscles and sooth the body


The best way to kill bacteria on the skin is to use the secrets that facialists and estheticans use in treatment rooms... Ozone High Frequency. 

High frequency treatments are used to stimulate, sanitize and heal the skin. Used for years, this type of treatment is designed to provide high frequency currents that generate warmth in the skin and stimulate nerve endings, in turn increasing blood circulation, nourishing the skin and improving product penetration within the skin. By increasing skin metabolism, high frequency ozone facials encourage healthy cell function and promote skin healing. Direct high frequency offers the results of treating dry and dehydrated skin by increasing the activity in the sebaceous and sporiferous glands and causing a skin warming effect. Direct high frequency ozone provides benefits for those with blemish prone and acneic type skin by killing bacteria and eliminating oils. In addition, high frequency facial treatments result in an improvement of the appearance of the skin as well as a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Try TEI Spa's OxyDerm & OxyCalming Serum ($125. http://teispa.com/oxyderm2-0.html)

More Benefits of using Ozone:

  • Uses ozone to sterilize the skin and kill acne-causing bacteria
  • Increases skin metabolism to healthy cell function and promote skin healing
  • Reduce acne, scars and redness with the professional level at-home tool proven to give you clear, radiant skin
  • Strengthens cell functions to improve the clarity and quality of your skin, giving it a more beautiful and youthful appearance
  • Closes the pores after treatments to reduce acne and blemishes

There you go! Three easy and quick steps that help you keep your skin glowing, clear and radiant with just minutes a day!

Try these out and let us know your thoughts.


Five Do It Yourself Spa Treatments

5 Easy and Affordable Do It Yourself Home Spa Treatments

Learn how to pamper yourself at home for far less than the price of traditional facial and spa visits
Brightening facial
lemonsYou need: One lemon, 3 whole strawberries, one banana
This DIY face mask is sure to brighten up a tired complexion. The vitamin C in the strawberries lightens dark spots, the lemon exfoliates, and the banana conditions.
How to: Remove the stems from the strawberries and dice. Mash the diced strawberries in a small bowl with the banana. Add the juice of one lemon, and apply to the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, or until the mask starts to feel dry. Rinse off with cool water.
When you done with your facial use a Ozone treatment tool like the OxyDerm to reduce redness, inflammation and to calm the skin after treatments. This will help you reduce breakouts and give you that radiant glow you love.
Rejuvenating manicure
You need: One lemon, half of one cucumber
If your nails are dull and yellow, all you need is this soak to liven them up. The lemon bleaches stained nails and the cucumber soothes dry hands.
How to: Slice the lemons and cucumber into a bowl of cool water. Soak hands for ten minutes. Push back cuticles with an orange stick and paint nails as usual.
Then just put on some cuticle conditioner. TEI Spa has a great one that is perfect for on the go!
Exfoliating pedicure
You need: Epsom salts, olive oil, brown sugar
I’m pretty sure all of us have rough feet during the summer months. To slough off dead skin without the help of a professional, try this two-step pedicure. Epsom salts relax tired feet, and the brown sugar exfoliates skin. You can also try TEI Spa's Incredible Sea Salt Scrub
How to: Soak feet in warm water with Epsom salt for 10-15 minutes. Mix 2 parts olive oil to 3 parts brown sugar to create the scrub. Rub into feet and rinse thoroughly. Apply your favorite body lotion or cream to feet. You can put on thick socks right away to really soak in the moisture!
Body Soak
You need: Milk, honey, essential oil (lavender works great!)
This soak is a traditional milk bath—Cleopatra did them all the time, allegedly, so the routine has stood the test of time. If you have a tub at your disposal, do not wait to try this relaxing, exfoliating soak. The lactic acid in the milk helps to slough off dead skin cells and the lavender and honey soothe and smell great.
How to: Fill the tub with warm water as normal, adding a small amount of lavender essential oil and honey as you go (this helps the scent spread through the water). Then mix in about 4 cups of milk. Use regular whole milk, or buttermilk if you’re feeling fancy. Be sure to do a quick rinse-off in the shower after!
Want a quick and easy way to cleanse your entire body from head to toe after your amazing body soak? Try the UltraCleanse. It is a rotating brush that comes with four attachments: Facial Brush, Facial Sponge, Body Brush and a Foot Pumice. This helps you deeply cleanse the entire body easily and effectively while in the shower.
Hair treatment
You need: olive oil
Yep, that’s it. This simple conditioning treatment works better than high priced hair masks, and is so easy to do!
How to: Shampoo hair as usual in the shower. Towel dry hair, and apply 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil to damp hair (skip your roots if your hair tends to get greasy). Wrap your hair in a towel and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Or for even better results use a scalp and head massager like TEI Spa's HairSonic to massage the scalp with the hair treatment on your hair. It will increase results and give you an incredible Shine. Then hop in the shower again and rinse your hair thoroughly.
This routine is simple to do, whether you’re home for the summer or cooped up in a dorm room or an apartment. Try it out and share your experiences! Do you have any DIY spa treatments you like? Let us know in the comments.


Celebrities are Firming their Skin with THE POINT

Celebrities were first introduced to TEI Spa at the GBK Gifting Suite during the Oscars this past year. Celebrity fans were flocking to the booth picking up the hottest products in skin care. In Hollywood, you have to flawless skin, especially now that everything comes in HD. Celebrities spend thousands of dollars visiting the top dermatologists and getting regular facials. Now you can get the same flawless skin at home.
TEI Spa® By Tip Essentials Inc., the innovative company behind such professional at-home beauty spa appliances as OxyDerm® and Skin Spatula™ has just announced its new breakthrough beauty tool: THE POINT PEN KIT™ Platinum Firming Tool for Anti-Aging.

The Point Pen Kit™ is a skin firming tool used around the eyes, fine lines, forehead, and mouth. Using the latest in galvanic technology, The Point Pen creates gentle positive direct currents which ultimately aid in the deepest penetration of gels and serums to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
I tried out the product for only 2 minutes each day and after 2 weeks I did see a difference in my skin. It’s so easy to use and completely painless. It’s worth every penny and safer than injections.
The Galvanic Point Pen uses a constant direct current that produces an electrochemical effect. Galvanic currents are used to force water-soluble skin care products deeper into the skin and past the outer layers of the epidermis in order to achieve maximum anti-aging benefits.
Use the beautiful 24 Karat Gold Serum along with pen. The advanced formula 24 Karat Gold Serum combines the brightening effects of 24 Karat Gold, hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid, calming chamomile and rose flower extract and multiple peptides to deliver anti-aging actives that firm and tone around the eyes, forehead and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
The Point Pen Kit is the only product on the market which combines the enhanced qualities of both Galvanic Currents as well as 24 Karat Gold to provide skin firming, elasticity, a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles all while instantly improving the skin. The Galvanic Point Pen, unlike competitors, is small enough to target hard to reach spots under the eyes, and around the mouth. The small size of the device allows for lightweight ease of use. Five settings allow for customization based on skin type and preference. Usage of 2-3 minutes a day provides noticeable results within 3 weeks of use.
Celebrity fans include: Chris Harrison, Drew Lachey, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Silverman, Joshua Sussman, Jamie Presley, Kelly Rutherford, Lynne Curtain, Malin Ackerman, Maria Menounos, Nia Peeple, Niecy Nash, Raven Simone, Regina King, Terri Hatcher and William Shatner, Christina Milian,Vienna Giard, Lolene , Rex Lee, Brigitte Dazza, Raquel Welsh, Janelle Ortiz, Savannah Jayde, Beth Littleford, Amber Heard, Jessalyn Gilsig, Marisa Coughlan, Sean Young, Barbara Alyn Woods, Maria Canals Barrera, Samantha Mollen, Ashley Jones , Charlene Amoia, Cameron Monaghan, Sonia Rockwell, Elizabeth Friedman, Caryn Ward.
Complete Kit Includes: Galvanic Delivery Pen, 24 Karat Gold Active Firming Serum, DC-6V Battery, Convenient Travel Pouch, Product Instructions & Specifications
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
For information on purchasing The Point as well as other TEI SPA essentials visit www.teispa.com