Newsletter                  April  2010
In This Issue
Book of the month
Rosacea and Diet
Rosacea Q&A
Our Specials

First time Clients Special

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Holistic Facials by Karina is the answer if you love facials.  It can be a little challenging with today's stress on everyone's budget.  We can definitely work together!

April specials:


First time clients

$65 facial (1 hour)

$50 facial (45 min)

Eyebrow waxing and shaping 50% off

For all my supporters and clients a FreeGlycolic Peel with Facial.

Ask me for special pricing when you are ready to commit to regular facials.  It's more affordable than you think.  And you will look and feel fantastic! 

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Book of the month

The Four Agreements

by Miguel Ruiz

A few years ago I was introduced to this book by client of mine, who shared with me how following four agreements from this book changed her marriage, and her life in every aspect.  I read it, and since than keep going back to read it again and again.

It is  so simple and so profound at the same time. Just practicing this four agreements can really help you to become happier without being conditioned by external circumstances.

The agreements are:

1. Be impeccable with your word- don't say it unless you mean it.  If it's gossip, keep a lid on it.

2. Don't take anything personally- what other people say or do isn't because of you, it's because of their own life experiences.

3. Don't make assumptions- preconceived ideas about what other people think can get you into trouble, and rigid notions of how things should be lead to disappointment.

4. Always do your best, but no more-  browbeating is pointless.

      Car  A/C    (AirConditioning)      MUST READ!!!
According  to a research, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emit Benzene, aCancer causing toxin (carcinogen  - take time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your  car).
In  addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes  anemia and reduces white blood cells.Prolonged  exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of  cancer.Can alsocause miscarriage. Acceptable  Benzene level indoors is 50mg per sq.ft.
A  car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of  Benzene. If  parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F,  the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable  level.People  who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale,  in quick succession, excessive amounts of the  toxin. Benzene  is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver..What's worse, it is  extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic  stuff.So  friends, please open the windows and door of your car - give time  for interior to air out -dispel the deadly stuff - before you  enter.
 Dear  friend, 

I hope you are enjoying the wonders of Spring.  It's exciting to see life unfolding every day.  Beautiful miracles abound.  And what is more fantastic than clear skin?  This Spring I can help you achieve a  luminous, radiant look.  My goal is for you to be totally comfortable in your skin.  You can wear less or no makeup and allow your natural beauty to glow.
This newsletter will just touch on the vast subject of Rosacea.  I'm seeing rapidly increasing cases of this condition.  Many people don't realize they are suffering from Rosacea.  Typical symptoms include facial flushing, redness, burning, red bumps, and cysts.  The symptoms tend to come and go. The skin may be clear for weeks, months, or years and then erupt again.  Rosacea tends to evolve in stages and typically causes inflammation of the skin of the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.      When rosacea first develops, it may appear, then disappear, and then reappear.
However, the skin may fail to return to its normal color and the enlarged blood vessels and pimples arrive in time. Rosacea will rarely reverse itself.  Rosacea generally lasts for years, and, if untreated, it tends to worsen.  Rosacea consists mostly of small red bumps that are not "squeezable" or extractable like blackheads (Dr. Nossey).
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Rosacea and Diet


Rosacea is often referred to as "adult acne." It's a skin condition typically involving the face that is characterized by flushing, red bumps and telangiectasia (dilated, visible capillaries). It's most common among fair-skinned women, who develop it in their 30s through 50s. Rosacea may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily, and progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. It also may involve the ears, chest and back. As the disease progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples, some of which contain pus, begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads.

In general, the best diet for rosacea sufferers is one that avoids foods high in histamine or foods that release histamine in the body once eaten. Foods that possess these properties come from all the food groups. Avocadoes, bananas, red plums, figs, raisins, citrus and tomatoes are problem fruits.  For vegetables, spinach, eggplant, lima and navy beans, and peas are the culprits.  Rosacea sufferers should  not eat fermented food products.  Examples are dry cheeses, vinegar, yogurt, soy sauce, sour cream, buttermilk, and yeast extract.

A diet to control rosacea should avoid particularly troublesome spices like black pepper, white pepper, paprika, red pepper and cayenne pepper. Vanilla, chocolate, processed meats (salami, pepperoni, bacon, sausage), and liver should be removed from the diet until their effects on the skin problem has been assessed. Rosacea sufferers shouldn't consume alcoholic beverages such as red wine and beer in particular, but also bourbon, gin, champagne, and vodka. Any hot drink such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate or hot soup can be problematic, as well as beverages with caffeine. Additives such as benzoates and tartrazine food dye can be triggers and individuals with rosacea should try to avoid products containing these ingredients.

Please note that not all the foods and beverages mentioned above would trigger a rosacea episode or aggravate rosacea with every individual with this skin care problem.  Experimentation with different foods and careful observation after consuming the various foods are necessary to ensure that they are not contributing to flare-ups and they are indeed the right foods to eat for rosacea. There are many other foods not mentioned above that can trigger rosacea episodes and due diligence is required to determine what are the best foods to eat to control rosacea for each individual. 

Newsweek on Acne and Rosecea diet

Last July, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a men's study (ages 15 to 25) that found that those who spent 12 weeks on a diet of protein and low-glycemic, slow-metabolizing carbohydrates reduced their acne by twice as much as participants in a control group. Studies have also found that a low-sugar, low-refined-carb diet that reduces the level of insulin in the blood also lowers the level of androgens, a hormone that stimulates the glands in the skin to produce oil and as a result, blemishes. (The increase in androgen toward the end of the menstrual cycle helps explain why some women get monthly breakouts.) The American Acne and Rosacea Society is funding another study exploring the impact of low-glycemic diets on acne later this year. "This has again become a hot topic," says AARS board member Diane Berson, a New York dermatologist.  While you needn't fret that one milk chocolate caramel will end up on your chin in the form of a zit, you're best off limiting the total number of chocolates you consume and sticking to dark chocolate. Not only does dark chocolate have less fat, it has antioxidants that can help reduce blood pressure and confer other health benefits.


Practical advice on a skin care regiment to best control Rosacea in next month issue.


            Rosacea         karina kizo  Q&A


Q:I have been told that I have rosacea.  But my skin doesn't feel oily, it feels dry.  I keep using rich creams, but still have blemishes.

A: Rosacea is an oily, irritated, dehydrated skin condition. Skin is producing 10 times more dead cells than normal. If it isnot properly  exfoliated, it can feel dry on top.

Q: How I need to cleanse my skin?

A: Remember, Rosacea is a very delicate, sensitive condition. It's very important to avoid cleansers that contain detergents or soap ingredients.  Use only gentle movements on theskin.  Do not rubit.

Q: I seem to use  right moisturizer, but my condition is not improving much.

A: It's important for Rosacea suferers to use  products that have ingredients that don't exasperate the condition, including cleansers, moisturizers, make-up and sunscreens.  One irritating product ingredient can ruin the entire skin care regimen.  Come in today for a free skin care analysis.

Q:Is Rosacea like acne?

A:Rosacea is basically different than acne, although the two can coexist.  It is sometimes called "adult acne." Unlike common acne, rosacea is not primarily a teenage problem, but occurs most often in adults (ages 30 to 50), especially those with fair skin.  Different than acne, there are usually no blackheads or whiteheads in rosacea. Furthermore, most teens eventually outgrow acne whereas patients with rosacea don't generally outgrow it.  Rosacea consists mostly of small red bumps that are not "squeezable" or extractable like blackheads.  Rosacea patients tend to have a rosy or pink color to their skin as opposed to acne patients whose skin is usually less red.

cream Special pricing for Rosacea  products


We are offering a wide range of products  that effectively treat and control Rosacea

Superior Quality, no fillers or additives, no alcohol, no parabens.

Affordable prices.

the product offering includes:

- Apple Milk cleanser and toner (no alcohol, no detergent)

- Elastin Firming toner (no alcohol)

- Oatmeal  cleanser and Scrub.  Anexcellent scrub for sensitive Rosacea skin

- Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), known as nature's moisture magnet, delivers advanced levels of hydration.

- Redness irritation oil free moisturizer, and moisture support cream (contains Phytosphingosine lipid and Calendula) -the best moisturizer.

- Oil free  moisturizer

- Ideal moisturizer


Fresh Seaweed and Chinese clay mask - a miracle mask


All Rosacea product are 10% off.  It can be more affordable than you may think, and we have variety of products with different pricing.

With Love, 

Karina Kara