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Beauty Break Newsletter
October 2009
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Cloudless blue skies, crisp morning air and the smell of ripe apples:  Fall is here.   Gone are the humid days of summer and the unruly frizz, but be careful what you wish for!  Autumn air lacks moisture and brings with it drier skin, hair and nails.  Now is the time to moisturize!  And, there is no better way than from the inside out.   To inspire you, we offer the "Warm Fall Apple-Pumpkin Cider" recipe by Caroline Masterson from Seattle, Washington.  Her delicious recipe was chosen by our team of judges as the winner of our recipe-of-the-month contest.  Submit your favorite BeautyScoop recipe to and you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of BeautyScoop!  
Remember, Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
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A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
IPL:  Intense Pulsed Light Therapy still the best way to erase summer sun spots

By now you can probably recite the dangers of tanning from the depths of your REM sleep cycle.  And, even if the media vilified Michael Jackson for "wanting to look white", those same media people don't seem to think there is anything wrong with "wanting to look brown."  In fact, they encourage the use of self-tanners.  Right?  While we all know that applying self tanner is indeed safer than tanning at the pool, beach or tanning center, what you may not know is that self-tanner may still leave you with sun spots, the tell-tale signs of aging!
Assuming that your expertly applied self-tanner is not too orange and not too streaky; and, it is the 'sweet period'  between looking too dark and fading unevenly, you might actually look good.  Looking good often translates into feeling good - so good, that you might 'forget' to apply sunblock!  Since most self-tanners have no sunblock, this omission is a 'no-no'.  If this has happened to you, you've probably already repented for exposing yourself foolishly to the sun, especially since you KNOW that sun exposure means aging!  But, even if you never left the house without sunblock, and even if you always wore a wide brim hat and a long-sleeved white cover-up with your self-tanner, you still might be wondering where all of those brown spots came from?  Believe it or not, it might have been the self-tanner!
Brown spots and sun spots, caused by excessive exposure to the sun, are called solar lentigines.  They appear as dark, flat, discolored patches that are clumps of pigmentation (melanin) in the skin.   Self-tanner becomes particularly concentrated in these spots, even those that are barely discernable prior to self-tanner application.  Each successive application of self-tanner causes the spot to darken and as a result, it often is the last to fade.  Whether caused by an accumulation of natural melanin or artificial tanning cream, the remnant spot is still unsightly, and a tell-tale sign of aging skin.
To reduce the appearance of sun spots, avoid excessive sun exposure and self tanner, and properly use a sunscreen of SFP 30 or higher. The mainstay of treatment of solar lentigines often includes skin bleaching agents, which are available over the counter and by prescription. But, full fading can take from three weeks to six months or longer. Freezing may be used to get rid of sun spots in some cases. But, the fastest, safest, most effective way to get rid of brown spots in most skin types, is the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy.
IPL is a non-invasive therapy through which specific light waves are focused on the skin.  The light is absorbed into the pigmented areas without harming the skin's surface.  Once absorbed, the light energy causes the pigmented spot to disperse into a cluster of smaller specks.  Gradually, over the course of one-to-two weeks, these specks rise to the surface of the skin, and vanish.  
Most people are candidates for treatment, except those will very dark or tanned skin.  This is because, in order for the IPL to be effective, there has to be a significant difference in pigmentation between the spot and the surrounding skin.  Each treatment takes less than 20 minutes and 3-6 treatments are generally necessary.  Ask if your doctor offers IPL treatments that have a built-in chiller - so that the skin is 'frozen' rendering each treatment painless, and fall back in time to youthful, clear skin!
Yasmine DjerradineAutumn Beauty Tips: 
From Nathalie DiNoia, Esthetician at Yasmine Djerradine Institute de Beaute
1.  As a Facialist/Aesthetician, what kind of signs of summer skin damage do you see as clients return for facials in the Fall?
Hyperpigmentation and clogged pores are the signs of summer skin damage that I see most in my clients.

2.  Which problems, if any, do you notice in people who religiously apply sunblock and avoid the sun?  
Even people who are applying sun block and stay out of the sun get clogged pores.

3.  What do you recommend in the spa and at home to address these problems and the issue of dryness?
In the spa, the treatments that I recommend to prevent winter dryness are exfoliation, hydration and anti-aging in nature.  In our spa, we recommend the Powerpeel which thoroughly removes dead skin followed by the Intraceuticals Facial which is featured in the October issue of Gotham Magazine, and includes a blend of vitamins, hyaluronic acid and oxygen from a hyperbaric chamber.  At home, we recommend that you clean, hydrate and nourish your skin and don't forget your eyes, neck and decolete! 

4.  What role do you believe ingestible beauty products and nutritional supplements like BeautyScoop play in overall skin health and beauty?   
Internal BeautyScoop will be complimentary to your daily skin care regimen as am internal beauty moisturizer.  For the best results, it is important to address beauty from inside and out.

A favorite of Bergdorf blondes, Yasmine Djerradine's chic, Moroccan-inspired spa is an oasis of high-end calm. Best known for her Remodeling Facial, a dramatic anti-aging treatment that uses electric current to stimulate facial muscles, French-born owner Djerradine also offers hair removal and cellulite treatments.  She employs a rotating cast of freelance experts from around the globe, who visit a few times a month to perform acupuncture, and semi-permanent makeup - an intricate tattoo process for brows, eyes, or lips.  At Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beaute, the art and science of traditional skin care harmonize with cutting- edge , paramedical techniques. Yasmine Djerradine Spa, 30 E. 60th St., Suite. 101, New York, NY 10022; 212-588-1771.
apple cider mug Shake Your Beauty! 
by recipe-of-the-month contest winner,
Caroline Masterson, Seattle, WA

  •  6 ounces apple cider
  •  3/4  teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  •  1 packet BeautyScoop
  • 1/2 ounce of Rum or Calvados (optional)


  1. In a small sauce pan, warm apple cider (with or without Rum or Calvados) until it is hot but not boiling.
  2. Remove from heat. 
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice and BeautyScoop and whisk together until blended.
  4. Pour into a mug, curl up by the fire and enjoy a good book during your beauty break!
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the purchase of TWO boxes.  Upgrade to THREE boxes and receive $25 off, FREE shipping and a complimentary gift!

Use promotion code "25OFF" to receive $25 off any purchase of TWO boxes of BeautyScoop through October 30, 2009.  Upgrade to THREE boxes, using the same promotion "25OFF" and receive $25 off, FREE shipping and a complimentary gift!  

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

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