Jump start your summer setup

We blinked and summer 2022 is already here. I thought we could loosen up this year but 2022 looks like it’s going 100mph. If you were like me, I wasn’t ready but I needed to revitalize my mind, body and spirit. But, for some reason, my body and mind were on a coffee break. Having said that, I needed to act quickly but without confusing myself.

I was introduced to Perspire Sauna Studio from one of my close friends. He would go religious and rave about it. I was a bit worried at first because I thought I couldn’t stand the heat but I wanted to be open minded. I decided to go to the Laguna Niguel location and got hooked after the first time. I started going 3-4 times a week because I liked it so much.

Perspire provides a 40-minute infrared sauna session, which helps you sweat out the impurities in the skin and release toxins and pimple-causing stress. The profuse sweating that occurs during your session removes deep impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin radiant and clean.

Other skin benefits that have been achieved from an infrared sauna include increased blood circulation, which pulls your skin’s natural nutrients to the surface. As a result, you will notice an improvement in tone, elasticity, texture and new color. The increased circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and wounds.

If you are nervous or a little too engaged during the weekend or want to get away from the world, the private and super clean rooms are the perfect place to gather your thoughts and relax your body and mind. But, if you’re one of those people who needs to do something while sitting in the sauna, Perspire has TVs in every room with a host of complementary streaming services.

Happy detox!

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Over the past 2 to 3 years, there has been a record number of Zoom, Facetime, or other video conferencing calls. While making all these calls, we were all hiding behind these little cameras. Some of us may not have kept up with our usual beauty routines as much as before the pandemic started and I’ve heard some rumors that some people are already using some kind of face filter to improve their appearance on camera.

However, I had to make a few appointments and get on with the grooming process. I first start at Hairy Little Things, it’s my go-to beauty store for everything related to eyebrows, eyelashes and lips. Located in West Hollywood and Newport Beach, HLT specializes in microblading, lipstick, eyelash extensions, and makeup application, and is dedicated to making their clients look and feel their absolute best.

It was my first time cleaning my eyebrows and I had to say it was a great experience. I chose the “So Fresh & So Clean” service. It was easy and fast. We all have eyebrows, so guys and girls step in to tame those eyebrows. We should all do our best for your next video call!

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Next stop was Arpel Med Spa & Beauty Boutique in Studio City. Founded by sisters Dr. Helen Lusikian and Arbe Lusikian, this exquisite spa gives you the feeling of absolute luxury with the most advanced aesthetic technology. From the latest lasers to the best injections along with relaxing facial and body treatments, the Arpel Med Spa has it all.

If you want to pamper yourself, I recommend The Botox Facial. Rejuvenates your natural glow and feels refreshed afterwards. I received a Botox facial that was pioneered by one of the founders, Dr. Helen Lusikian. It uses very small microneedles to deliver a dose of muscle-freezing neuromodulators (like regular Botox) to the pores and upper layers of the skin. There is very little downtime after treatment. After my treatment, it went a little pink for a few days and after that I seemed comfortable.

I was asked again a few weeks later to try Vivace® which combines radiofrequency and microneedling to deliver superior results in reducing facial wrinkles and fine lines and tightening the face and neck. In the past, I was concerned about how I really admire fine needles when they are performed at a spa. I always see very good results afterwards, but I usually need 3 to 5 treatments. After one session of Vivace, I felt some tightening and my skin became smoother. There is slight discomfort with this procedure but you are sedated early before treatment begins. I always say beauty hurts but it’s worth every penny.

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It’s time to put her on pace and get back into fighting shape for all those beach days and parties and get healthy!

The new trademark TruFusion West Hollywood, a comprehensive boutique fitness studio, has classrooms where sessions are customized to individual fitness and wellness goals in both heated and unheated formats. Whatever type of training you prefer is under one roof. TruFusion offers yoga, Pilates, Barre cycling, HIIT, boxing, kettlebell, battle ropes, circuit, TRX strength exercises, and more!

The best part is that Lifestyle membership covers all classes which is great for someone like me who loves to jump between different workout classes!

A wonderful summer!

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