Esthetiques Ezine
A Note From Czareyna

Happy May! I love May because we have so much to be thankful for this month. Many of us get to celebrate Prom and Graduation with our children. And most importantly, we have the privilege of celebrating Mothers' Day! We all have special ladies in our lives that we love and appreciate. Take the opportunity to express those feelings all month long!

We have many surprises for you. Check out all the great promotions and gifts we have prepared for you to enjoy!

Savor the cherished memories you make with family and friends in the upcoming weeks.

We'll see you at the spa!

- Czareyna, RN, MSN, CRNP
Esthetiques Skin Care Founder



Mark Your Calendar!!

Esthetiques Skin Care and Wellness

OPEN HOUSE - May 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

Bring a Friend and Join in the Celebration!
Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and your chance to win great prizes!

Discover new treatments | Fun Education | Complimentary Chair Massages
One-Day-Only Specials | Free Skin Analysis and Consultations | PCA Skin Representative
And much more...

RSVP by May 7, 2015
First 10 to register will receive a spa goody bag | Limited Space
Call now 443-600-8729 or reply by email to esthetiquesskincare@yahoo.com

Located inside Ideal Chiropractic
7939 Honeygo Blvd., Suite 215, Nottingham, MD 21236

We look forward to seeing you!

Mom and Me!

Spend the day with Mom! Purchase a Facial with Microdermabrasion and a Back Renewal Treatment, and both of you will receive a Pigment Gel to continue your results at home.
($270 value)



Relax and De-stress

Take some time out for yourself. Purchase a Facial at regular price and receive half off a Hand Treatment.

($120 value)

Prepare for that Special Occasion

Whether it's Prom, Graduation, a Wedding, or any special occasion, we want to help you look and feel your best! Reserve a Slimming Contour Wrap and receive a complimentary Mini Facial. Hurry! Space is limited.



Like Us On Facebook

Like us on Facebook, leave a comment on the Esthetiques page, and receive a $10 gift card to use on your next visit.



Gift Card Extravaganza

imgDon't miss it!

Purchase any gift card for $100 or more and receive a complimentary gift to give Mom or to keep for yourself!

imgIn the spirit of Mother's Day, we just had to include this little tidbit. Kittens are born both blind and deaf, but the vibration of their mother's purring is a physical signal that the kittens can feel - it acts like a homing device, instructing them to nurse. How special! Nothing can replace a mother's love.
Fact or Fiction?
Potatoes and bread are fattening.
Actually... It's just the opposite. Starchy vegetables and whole-grain bread are quality carbs needed to fuel every part of you, from your brain to your muscles. What gets you into trouble is how you eat them - Smear butter on a slice of whole-wheat bread or deep-fry potatoes and the calories start adding up.



Lighten Up!

If you last purchased moisturizer at the beginning of the winter months, it might be time to invest in a lighter formula. Thick creams can be a little much during the warmer seasons. Check with your skin care specialist to determine if it's time to switch to a lightweight moisturizer for your face and body.



Flats, Slides, and Sneakers!

Finally, comfortable shoes are here to stay! Whether you prefer sneakers, cutesy sandals, or stylish slides-there's something cute and comfy out there for you. Seize the moment and enjoy!.



Q: I have dry skin and constantly have to apply moisturizer. Even with the arrival of warmer weather, I am still battling dry, dull, flaky skin. What can I do?

A: Hydration is key to healthy skin! Healthy skin starts with a healthy barrier. Your skin contains natural moisturizing factor (NMF). When functioning properly, the lipids in the skin seal the NMF to keep it healthy and hydrated. Unfortunately, this barrier system is easy to disrupt, leading to trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), or the evaporation of NMF. The most obvious presentation of impaired barrier and TEWL is dry, flaky, dull, and impacted appearance.

What causes dry skin? Improper product usage, environmental exposure, age, heredity, lifestyle, and skin conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea.

How to repair the Skin Shield? The most effective products contain a blend of several humectants and occlusive ingredients that will work together to attract and maintain moisture on many levels.

  1. Use topical humectants to repair skin barrier and replace for lost NMF. Examples of humectants are:
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Sodium PCA
    • Panthenol
    • Urea
    • Glycerin
  2. Use occlusive agents to effectively increase hydration and retain moisture. Examples of occlusive agents are:
    • Petrolatum
    • Silicones
    • Squalene
    • Niacin amide
  3. Lifestyle changes are also an important consideration to replenish the skin's barrier. Avoid using improper products that can worsen acne, hyperpigmentation, visible aging, sensitive skin, and rosacea. Drink adequate amounts of water each day. Be conscious of alcohol consumption, salt intake, and other dehydrating activities.

PCA Skin Care moisturizers such as Silk Coat Balm, Collagen Hydrator, Apres Peel Hydrating Balm, ClearSkin, and Rebalance are elegant daytime and evening moisturizing products that contain a combination of humectants and occlusive. Stop by the spa to pick yours up today!



Mother's Day is a special opportunity for us to remind our mothers how special and loved they are. Feeling a little stuck on gift ideas this year? Give your mother the gift of time. Check out these thoughtful ideas:

Organize a Family Dinner
Get the whole family together for a family dinner at her favorite restaurant. Just having a special meal with those she loves most will mean so much to her.

Enjoy a Spa Day
A day at the spa is a wonderful way to spend time with your mother. Relax, de-stress, and enjoy some girl talk. Call us at 443-600-8729 or click here to reserve the perfect day.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Take advantage of this additional opportunity to get the whole family together. Mom loves that! Dig out that old box of photos and keepsakes, and sit down together to reminisce about past times. We have no doubt the whole family will experience lots of laughter and perhaps a few tears. And we know that your mother will cherish this special day.

Pick one or experience them all! Want more tips to make Mom's day perfect? Call Esthetiques at 443-600-8729 for more great gift ideas.


Creamy Mushrooms with Baby Spinach


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 gloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon mushroom seasoning (can be found in any oriental store)
  • 1 lb/500g mushrooms, sliced
  • 5.5 oz/165ml can light coconut milk
  • 3 oz/75g baby spinach

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet or frying pan. Add onion and garlic, and saute until soft.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Add coconut milk, heat through, then add baby spinach and serve.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with toasted whole wheat bread. This will add extra fiber to your meal.
  • Tip: Refrigerate mushrooms in a brown bag. Mushrooms stored in plastic bags will sweat and deteriorate.