|Beauty Break Newsletter|
Beauty is Power! Drink it in. May is a month of celebrations. First, there is the after-work get together on Cinco de Mayo! Then there is the ritual of pampering yourself and your mom on Mother's Day! Finally, there is the memorable Memorial Day weekend barbeque! As you are enjoying the festivities and celebrating with family and friends, remember that good food, restful sleep and regular exercise all contribute to your overall beauty and wellness. And if need be... perhaps a bit of Botox, a hit of hyaluronic acid, and/or a perfectly placed nip and tuck might help you celebrate your beauty! Cheers...here's to looking great for your age!
Inspire your friends throughout the month of May with the Amor de Mayo Margarita for Cinco de Mayo by recipe-of-the-month contest winner, Liliana Delgado of El Paso, Texas. Congratulations, Liliana on your complimentary box of BeautyScoop! Don't forget to submit your
favorite BeautyScoop recipe to email@example.com and you will be
automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective:
Review of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
& Treatment Trends
DR. MICHELLE YAGODA, NYC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON, AND CO-FOUNDER OF BEAUTYSCOOP
A decline in Americans undergoing cosmetic surgery and treatments, as
reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),
appears to be a pause triggered by the recession rather than a wholesale
change in attitudes toward cosmetic makeovers. In fact, according to a new
online survey by Harris Interactive of 2,148 adults on behalf of
cosmetic treatment community RealSelf.com, more than two-thirds (69 percent) would choose to have cosmetic work
done if money wasn't an issue, up 15 points from November 2009 (54
percent), signaling interest among consumers is climbing.
Fighting the Clock - Antiaging Treatments Popular
According to the data released by the ASPS, minimally
invasive procedures like Botox and wrinkle fillers are up 99 percent
since 2000. The survey by RealSelf backs this anti-aging trend,
especially among women aged 55+: of those who would choose cosmetic work
if money wasn't an option. While the most popular treatment overall in terms of number of users is Botox and Dysport, (just under 5 million users in the US), other treatments are growing at a faster rate in 2009. For example, the number of people choosing chemical peels and hyaluronic acid fillers each increased by 9% in 2009 compared to 2008. If money were not a consideration, one third (33 percent) would opt for wrinkle
filler and 14 percent would choose Botox.
Interestingly, facelift surgery is of high interest to baby boomers: among those
55+ who would choose to get cosmetic treatments if money wasn't an
issue, more than one-third of women (36%) and 11 percent of
men would choose a facelift in an effort to retain their youth.
Cosmetic makeovers people intend to undergo in 2010
The RealSelf.com survey also looked at which treatments people planned to undergo
within the next 12 months, providing insight into what types of
procedures will be popular in the months ahead. More than half of people who are planning to undergo a minimally invasive procedure
plan to get their teeth whitened, and 23 percent will go
through a hair removal procedure. Ten percent will have a
wrinkle filler injection. Among cosmetic surgical procedures, 27 percent will
have eyelid surgery and 13 percent will undergo facelift.
|Guest Interview with Wendy Lewis, |
Cosmetic Surgery, Beauty and Skincare Guru
1. Can any one spa treatment really impact one's appearance?
Every spa treatment, done well, can positively impact appearance. The relaxation factor and therapeutic value of spa therapies help devotees look happier, younger and refreshed. The WOW effects of certain microdermabrasion treatments can make the skin look brighter, softer, smoother and more radiant.
2. Is there
any age before or after which you think injections are no longer a
beauty enhancing option?
There is really no definitive age limit for injectables. Women in their 20s start with Botox and Dysport because they are truly preventative plus corrective treatments in that by softening muscle activity, the onset of wrinkles and lines can be delayed! Fillers are more corrective than preventative, except perhaps for some that purport to stimulate new collagen growth. More than age as a determining factor, it is about the overall health and quality of your skin, and the degree of sagging or creases. However, it stand to reason that as a general rule, one syringe of filler won't get a woman in her 60s the same degree of benefit or possibly last as long as a woman in her 30s. At that point, regardless of age, facial surgical options are to be considered. But, with age, sagging and wrinkled skin also becomes less hydrated, so combination therapies are likely to provide the best results.
3. How do
you help guide someone to determine if plastic surgery is an option?
Most women want start small with cosmeceutical creams, and move from needles to lasers and then surgery. Good and natural-looking results can be delivered with non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures. Some people don't want to have surgery, ever! Others feel that surgery's one time cost and recovery outweighs the time and recurrent expenses associated with non-surgical options. Overall, if and when non-surgical options are unable to provide the desired results, surgery options can be considered.
4. What role do you believe ingestible beauty products
and nutritional supplements like BeautyScoop play in overall nail
health and beauty? I see age reversal and maintenance as a compendium of therapies - starting with what you put into your body. Most of us are busy living our hyperconnected, 24/7 lives and may not get all the nutrients we need every day. Stress and the environmental assaults we face daily take their toll on our faces and bodies. Therefore, supplements play a big role in taking care of your skin, hair and nails, and overall health and well-being. I believe that nutritional supplements have moved from something that just sounds like a good idea, to an absolute necessity.
WENDY LEWIS is renowned as an international insider
to the world of anti-aging, skincare, beauty and cosmetic surgery. President of Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd. Global Aesthetic Consultancy, she is the author of 10 consumer health and
beauty books, including two editions of America's Cosmetic Doctors
& Dentists (Castle Connolly), and her newest title, Plastic Makes
Perfect; The Complete Cosmetic Beauty Guide (Orion). Wendy is the founder and editor-in-chief of www.beautyinthebag.com, an intergenerational beauty
forum. She is also a Contributing Editor to Plastic Surgery Practice,
Editor at Large for New You, and Editorial director of GLOW. In
addition, Wendy is the Skincare Editor for Healthnewsdigest.com and a
columnist for Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics Magazine. Wendy is a
contributor to Tatler, Beautynewsnyc.com, Innerrewards.com, and
Beautystat.com, as well as a blogger on plasticsurgery.com.
Wendy is a frequent speaker at many international medical
congresses and cosmetic industry meetings including ASAPS, IMCAS,
AAFPRS, Symmetria, FACE, HBA Global Expo, and many others. She has appeared on CNN,
WNBC, Fox, BBC, GMTV, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, and many other radio and
television broadcasts. She holds professional membership in the Cosmetic Executive Women, (US and UK), American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors, American Society of Journalists and Authors. American Society of Authors and Writers, The Authors Guild, American Medical Writers Association and Women's National Book Association.
Shake Your Beauty!
AMOR de MAYO - CINCO DE MAYO
Margarita de fresas y vanilla
by Liliana Delgado, El Paso, Texas
- 1/2 cup pureed organic strawberries (fresh ripe, or frozen)
- 1 cup Casa Noble organic tequila
- 2 limes, juiced
- splash Triple Sec
- splash simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)
- 8-10 ice cubes
- 1 packet/scoop of BeautyScoop
1. Combine in a blender, ice, strawberries, tequila, lime juice,
Triple Sec and simple syrup.
2. Puree until smooth.
3. Add 1 packet/scoop BeautyScoop and blend for an additional minute.
4. Pour into a glasses and serve.
MAKE MAY SPECIAL
Use promotion code "G4MOM" and receive a complimentary gift with the purchase of one BOX of BeautyScoop.
Beauty is Power! Drink it in.
only within the continental US and only with any order of 1 BOX. Offer can not be combined with any other
promotion or discount coupons. Limit one use per household.
|Offer Expires May 31, 2010|