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Marisol’s Six-Month Journey to Clear Skin

Did you know that Acne affects over 60 million Americans? If you have any form of acne, from an occasional break out to being completely plagued with acne, please know that you are NOT alone. In fact, not many are immune to this condition, including our very own Guest Relations Manager, Marisol Rivera.

Marisol bravely documented her 6-month journey to clear skin and is sharing her step-by-step regimen with us!


First, lets take a look at the type of acne Marisol was suffering from:


As you can see, Marisol suffered from a combination of active acne as well as scarring from previous breakouts. As those of us with moderate to severe acne know, it is a vicious cycle. As soon as we get a breakout under control, the next break out is around the corner and ready to strike, before our skin has a chance to completely heal. This creates complex layers of scarring and discoloration in the skin.  Six years ago, when Marisol began her career with Beautique Medical Spa, she didn’t have the extensive skincare knowledge that she has today, but under Veronica’s guidance, she was able to start her path to clear skin.


First Steps

Assessing her skin and choosing the right products. Knowing the difference between high and low-quality skin care products is an important factor. Generally, drug store face washes and treatments are not very effective and contain many unneeded chemicals and fillers which can lead to worse skin. Rhonda Allison skin care products (proudly offered by Beautique Medical Spa) are result-driven solutions to many skin issues including acne. Rhonda Allison is known for her advanced research with acids for peels and cutting-edge technology.

Marisol started off with:

Rhonda Allison Beta Green Tea Cleanser– this cleanser is ideal for sensitive skin. It is a great combo of antioxidant rich green tea and pore cleansing salicylic acid.

Rhonda Allison Beta Green Tea Lotion – great for problematic skin, this toner balances the skin and keeps excess oil in check

Rhonda Allison Blemish Serum – reduce the appearance of blemishes and support pure skin. Can be used for spot treatments or as an all over treatment.


Light Therapy, Peels, and Lasers

Once she was receiving the right formulas for her skin, Marisol started light therapy treatments, laser treatments, and facial peels. These methods have various benefits for acne prone skin such and removing dead/scarred layers of skin, brightening hyper-pigmentation, and inhibiting acne causing bacteria.

Here is her treatment regimen:

Peels – We started her off with some gentle peels which is the ideal starting point for clients who have never had a peel before. These treatments remove dead skin cells gently and stimulate cell regeneration.

LED Facial –  Marisol had LED Therapy at least twice a week. This is a colored light therapy used for different types of skin issues. Namely, blue-light therapy kills acne-causing bacteria without further damaging the skin.

Laser Hair Removal – we don’t always think of acne when it comes to hair removal, but did you know plucking and waxing can cause some deep-rooted breakouts? With Laser Hair Removal many see improvements in their acne because it eliminate hair and ingrown hairs without irritation and helps to reduce oil and inflammation.

Intense Pulsed Light – Intense Pulsed Light is one of THE best ways to even out skin discoloration and erase acne scars. IPL targets pigment cells and treats hyperpigmentation.  We also used the acne settings to make sure that we were killing the pAcne bacteria that is such a havoc wreaker in our skin.

Dermalinfusion Facials – Silk Peel Dermalinfusions are similar to Microdermabrasion but are targeted to more specific issues like acne. Dermalinfusion Facials are step up from regular Micros because it infuses your skin with nutrients which aid in the cell turnover and healing process.


Marked Improvement

Marisol’s skin began to improve shortly after she began her treatments and drastic improvements at about 2 months into her journey. With her skin clearer than ever, but still some problem areas, Marisol began using the premier skin care line Nelly Du Vuyst – a gentle approach, which is recommended while using light, laser, and peel therapies. Nelly Du Vuyst products boast natural and plant derived ingredients combining the best of science and nature while being good to the environment.

Marisol’s Nelly Du Vuyst Regimen:

Nelly Foaming Cleanser – light, gentle, and airy yet deep cleansing for sensitive skin acne prone skin.

Nelly Sensitive Skin Toner – maintain pH balance with this mild and soothing toner which focuses on the hydrating upper layers of the dermis.

Nelly Radiance Cream – specifically designed for those who are prone to brown spots and hyper-pigmentation. Lighten the skin while maintaining optimal hydration.


Now, with gorgeous glowing skin, Marisol’s current regimen includes:

Physiodermie Hydrating Milk Cleanser – a gentle cleanser that moisturizes and rebalances your skins pH balance which is an important preventative measure.

Nelly Sensitive Skin Toner – continued daily use as seen above.

Nelly Hygia Oil – this amazingly versatile blend of essential oils that is antiseptic and antibacterial promoting clean fresh skin.

Skinesque Washing Powder – a wonderful exfoliant that uses enzymes and vitamins to remove impurities and slough away dead skin. Marisol currently uses this 2-3 times a week to maintain radiant skin.


Today Marisol has her regimen down to a science and as you can see from the after picture below, she is doing it well. She no longer needs heavy foundation or concealer. In her after pic below all she is wearing is:

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer – Jane Iredale is an amazing cosmetic line that focuses on clients looking great with good-for-skin products. Smooth Affair Primer is great for oily skin and creates an even skin tone while minimizing the appearance of pores.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Powder in Latte – weightless sheer matte powder

Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Blush in Mystique

RevitaLash Primer & Mascara – RevitaLash is known for great lashes and their motto is “Yes, they’re real!” Marisol uses lash primer to smooth unruly hairs and create a lengthening foundation for volumizing mascara.


Congratulations to our beautiful Marisol and her stunningly beautiful complexion!


As an added treat, you can watch Marisol talk about her journey and answer questions LIVE on our Facebook page here: Marisol LIVE on Facebook!

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The Foundation of Beautiful Skin

In March 2012 jane iredale launched a campaign called Awaken Your Beauty. The campaign began in print but then evolved into a video titled The Foundation of Beauty. It’s an artful balance of brand and product imagery and features women who represent the inspiration for the jane iredale brand.

“For over 18 years, I have heard from women how our products have made a positive difference in their lives, enhancing both health and spirit. This is my inpsiration, and this the inspiration that drove the development of the Awaken Your Beauty campaign. I am so proud of this work and can’t wait for women to see it in their favorite magazines, on their favorite websites and in our stores.”

–Jane Iredale, Founder and CEO, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.

Beautique Medical Spa is proud to be a jane iredale retailer. We not only sell the product line, we use it as well. We would love to share with you just how jane iredale mineral cosmetics can make a difference in how you look and feel. Call us today at (956) 664-1234 to schedule a makeup consultation with one of our beauty experts. Let us help you find your glow.

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A Limp Plumper That Really Works

From Angelina Jolie to that woman ringing up your purchases at the local drugstore, it seems that lush, full-looking lips are everywhere! (This can be super annoying when you aspire to have the same but don’t.)

While I’ll acknowledge that most lip plumpness can be attributed to pure genetics, there are ways to cheat your way to the same look; and you don’t have to pay a million bucks to do it! However, be careful.

Debra Jaliman, M.D., author of Skin Rules, says that some lip plumpers can cause burning and peeling of the lips.

“If you are sensitive to the ingredients, you can have an allergic reaction with severe redness and swelling sometimes requiring medical attention,” she said. “Never use these products if you have a cold sore or split lip.”

Here’s a round up of some over-the-counter lip plumpers that you may (or may not, depending on your preference) want to give a try.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper

Encased in a slim, gold case, this one gets my favorite vote for best packaging! However, we all know that it’s what’s inside that counts the most.

Upon application, there’s no real “plumping” sensation and I found that it gave just a tinge of color. The tingling didn’t set in until about 5-10 minutes after application, and even then it felt nice. I also liked that this stuff is super moisturizing.

Key ingredients include Shea butter, sunflower oil and avocado to soften while spearmint, peppermint oils and ginger root stimulate blood circulation to make lips look fuller.

Overall, I’d say that this is a great for everyday application. (Did I also mention that it also smells slightly like bubble gum? Love!)

Stop by Beautique Medical Spa to get your Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper.

(Courtesy of Yahoo Shopping. Read the full article.)

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Fall 2012 Makeup From Jane Iredale

The heat wave of 2012 seems to be continuing past Labor Day this year, but that doesn’t change the fact that fall is right around the corner! Take a look in any magazine or store front and you will be inspired by bright colors, cozy sweaters and the super cute ankle boots! With new fall fashion comes new fall makeup. This year Jane Iredale has introduced a collection that is Simply Magical. Mulled wine on the lips and smoky eyes, makes you just want to curl up with a cup of cocoa or head out for a night on the town with your best buds.

I have been wearing this collection every day since I got it, this is not an exaggeration. Usually I wear my newest favorite makeup for a few days and then decide to change it up; not this collection! The thing I love most about it, is that while the colors seem “cool” they are actually quite warm. Had you told me prior to trying Sundown that it was a “warm” gray eye shadow, I wouldn’t have believed you, but it is! It contains a deep charcoal, a rich purple-gray and a shimmery beige color. Why is this so spectacular you ask, well I’m going to tell you. For those of you who have always loved the look of a true gray smoky eye, but could never pull off the cool gray and silver color palette, you’re going to love Sundown. For those of you who love cool colors, like me, it works great for us too! Here is my go to look for fall:

Apply the lightest shade of Sundown Eye Shadow Triple to your entire eye lid up to your brow bone using the Deluxe Shader Brush.

Apply the middle shade of Sundown to your crease using the Crease Brush. I like to set the brush right in my Crease and move it back and forth from about ¾ of the way in to the outer edge of my eyelid.

Using the Eye Shader Brush, apply the darkest shade of Sundown to the outer corner of your eye lid. Here are the best steps to finding where to apply the outer corner color:

Find the point on your eyelid that lines up with the outer edge of your pupil. This is your starting point.

Pat the color from this starting point moving up diagonally until you meet your crease shadow.

Now fill in this outer area.

Blend well.

Next, line your top lash line with Smoky Quartz Mystikol.

Line the outer half of your bottom lash line with Smoky Quartz Mystikol, be sure not to line further in than your pupil.

Using the Smudge Brush, smudge your top line.

Smudge your bottom line and extend the smudge so that the outer ¾ of your bottom lash line is now covered.

Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by PureLash Mascara in Jet Black.

Highlight your brow bone using the highlighter end of the Smoky Quartz Mystikol.

Apply Barely Rose PurePressed Blush to the apples of your cheeks using the Dome Brush.

Finish with Venice Just Kissed Lip Plumper.

Click here to view the full article along with some fall videos for more great looks using the Simply Magical collection. Don’t forget to stop by Beautique Medical Spa to get your new Fall makeup colors!


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