THE BEAUTI BOOK JAN 2018
You Are What You Eat
Are you ready to kick off 2018 right? We’re sure ready to make 2018 the best year yet! If you didn’t feel or look your best in 2017, it’s time to leave that image behind and start fresh. Seize the day! Advances in research combined with new technology means we have all the tools we need to realize our vision.
While these are more subjective notes, the results are indicative of the ways sugar damages our skin.
What do their findings mean for you? Vegetables are good for your skin. Sure, you already knew this, but are you living it? For better skin in 2018, there are three things you need to change in your diet if you want to get the same rosy, refreshed appearance the women in this study had. Eat Your Veggies Broccoli, celery, carrots, green peppers, and other veggies should be the stars of your plate. These and other cruciferous veggies are high in Vitamin E and D, essential ingredients for healthy skin. Limit How Much Meat You Eat Meat’s inflammatory properties don’t help when it comes to aging. While you don’t have to give it up altogether, limiting your meat intake could lead to a healthier you. Stick to nutritious fish, like salmon, to get extra vitamins. Participate in Meatless Monday (there’s even a website for inspiration: meatlessmonday.com) and share your colorful meals on social media! Lower Your Sugar Intake Desserts, alcohol, and sweeteners — these unnecessary additions to your diet won’t help your skin, and they surely won’t help your waistline. Stick to treats once in a while, not every day. What it comes down to is what we’ve been told all along: You are what you eat. If you eat the right foods, they’ll protect your skin from oxidation and the effects of the sun, both of which lead to more signs of aging. For your skin and your whole body, go green! Once you’ve made these simple changes, our treatments can help boost nature’s power. Check out our article on Page 3 of the Newsletter to learn more about the exciting anti-aging technology we’re accessing this year.
To give your skin a fresh start, we have an important finding to share with you. The results are life-changing when it comes to your health, inside and out. One study can tell us a lot about the dramatic impact our diet has on our skin. Over a period of 16 weeks, researchers followed a group of women and looked at the effects their diet had on the thickness of their skin. Before the study, scientists measured the thickness of the women’s skin using biopsies and ultrasounds. During the study, one group of women continued their regular diet, while the other was given a mostly plant- based diet, with salmon allowed, but no other meat and very little sugar. What did the researchers discover at the end of the 16 weeks? The women who’d followed the plant-based diet had a 16–22 percent improvement in the thickness of their skin! Researchers also noted the pink tone of these women’s skin and an overall healthier appearance.
Bring out your best you in 2018!
–Dr. Sanchez OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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Do all your early morning workout plans blast out of the jet engine when you travel? New time zones and ill-equipped hotel gyms may make you want to put off training. But now, with the internet just a tap away, there’s no excuse to miss a workout. Being away from home doesn’t mean you have to abandon your fitness goals. Check out these apps (most of them are available for free from iTunes or Google Play) and work out wherever your travels take you. For the Marathon Trainer If you forget your Fitbit and need to track your miles, Moves has your back. With automatic tracking capabilities and features that tell you how far you’ve walked, cycled, or run, this app will help you stick to your training schedule. It also recognizes and maps routes you’ve run before. For the Meditation Newbie Wanderlust’s guiding mantra is “Find your true north.” During yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes, Wanderlust instructors can help you focus your energy and restore your physical and mental well-being. Download this app or visit Wanderlust’s website for free classes, like the 21-day yoga challenge, which can keep you disciplined and motivated. Additional workshops and events are available for a small subscription fee.
For the Frequent Flyer Don’t miss your workout just because you’re away from your home gym. Use Rise Today to locate a class near you. Use filters to search for the type of class you want, from CrossFit to barre workouts. Once you’ve selected a class, you can secure a spot with the in-app reservation feature. There’s no need to fall behind in your Bodypump class. For Those Who Aren’t Morning People An app that lets you finish your morning workout in bed? Yes, please! Yoga Wakeup does exactly what the name suggests: It wakes you up with a short yoga or meditation routine. From “Reach and Root Wakeup” to “Spirit Wakeup,” you can select each morning routine’s intensity. Choose a wakeup, set your wakeup time, and let the gentle voice of your instructor clear away the morning’s inevitable grogginess. Forget breakfast in bed; you’ll feel so much better waking up this way. CLIENT TESTIMONIALS “If I’m going to trust anyone with my skin, it will only be the staff at Beautique Med Spa. They are the best professional staff by far anywhere in south Texas. Thanks for always taking care of even the tiny details.” –Daisy P. Beautique gift card that they can use toward their first service of $125 or more. After your friend completes their first appointment, we’ll mail you a $25 Beautique gift card. Our referral program is uncapped, so you’ll continue to earn a $25 gift card for each person you refer who becomes a Beautique client. You’ll receive an email to let you know once the credit is added to your account.
Daisy, we love that you noticed how much thought we put into every detail of your treatment. Our professional staff is focused on creating a detailed skin care regime that’s tailored for you. No two treatments are the same because no two people are the same. When your friends are looking for the same focused skin care treatments, let them know about Beautique. Did you know you can get rewarded just for referring a friend to our spa?
Start earning your Beautirewards. Fill out a referral form at beautiquemedicalspa.com/refer . We’ll send your friend a digital $50
Share the gift of beauty and reap the rewards. Visit beautiquemedicalspa.com/refer to get started.
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The holidays may be over, but we’re not putting away our lights just yet. Do you know how powerful they are? Lights contain all sorts of healing properties, some of which researchers are only beginning to uncover. Studies have found that spending 30 minutes a day exposed to artificial light, like that from a light box, can simulate the benefits of natural sunlight and minimize the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you tend to feel blue in the winter, adding a bright light to your work area or bedroom might be just what the doctor ordered. Light shows promising potential for helping memory, too. In studies with mice, researchers at MIT found that exposure to lights blinking at specific frequencies reversed damage to areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s. Studies in humans are pending, but the results look exciting. Light has other healing properties, as well. For example, LED lights have been used for over 40 years on burn patients to promote faster healing. Now, new technology has made light even more useful in reversing the effects of aging. When it comes to weight loss, light is also your best friend. Are you sick of heading to that 5 a.m. high-intensity workout class that shows minimal results? How good does it sound to lose two inches of fat in less than an hour? With Ultra Slim light therapy, those types of results are attainable. The red-light therapy that Ultra Slim utilizes is a non-laser treatment that SHINE BRIGHT
Light’s Magical Effects
has been successful in diminishing fat cells and tightening loose skin. Taking just 32 minutes, it’s a way to lose fat quickly without undergoing invasive surgery. “How is this possible?” you might be wondering. By targeting the subdermal fat cells, Ultra Slim light therapy tricks them into opening up, releasing fatty acids and triglycerides. In two to three days, the cells close back up and the fat exits your body though its natural waste cycle. This is groundbreaking technology, and it’s time to check it out for yourself!
No pain, no more weight gain, no more frustrating workouts. Get light for the new year!
Want to spruce up your morning yogurt? Top it with this tasty granola. Even better, swap out the dairy for coconut yogurt and enjoy your vegan breakfast.
PISTACHIO GOJI BERRY GRANOLA
PEACE Of mind Makes the body HEALTHY -Proverbs 14:30
Recipe inspired by LoveAndLemons.com.
INGREDIENTS • 1 cup rolled oats • ½ teaspoon salt •
⅓ cup pistachios, chopped
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¼ cup coconut flakes 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
⅓ cup goji berries
DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a large skillet over low heat. Add oats in a thin layer and toast for 1–2 minutes. Add coconut oil and salt, then stir. Continue toasting for 5–7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Add maple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time; stir to coat. 3. Once oats are toasted, add pistachios, coconut flakes,
and cinnamon. Cook slowly until pistachios and coconut flakes are toasted but not burned, about 5 minutes. 4. Remove from pan and stir in goji berries. 5. Let cool and enjoy as a snack or on top of your yogurt!
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PAGE 2 Reinvent Your Out-of-Town Workouts With These Apps What People Are Saying
PAGE 3 The Power of Light
ESCAPE TO NICARAGUA The Country That Has Something for Everyone
After the hectic holiday season, many of us feel like we need another vacation just to unwind. Luckily, January and February are two of the best months to travel. Flight prices plummet and crowds thin out after the Christmas rush. If you’re looking to escape the dreary winter weather, there’s no better place to visit this season than Nicaragua, the “Central American country that has it all,” as Condé Nast Traveler puts it. Whether you’re looking to explore the rainforests surrounding the Río San Juan or get lost in the quirky-yet-beautiful architecture of Granada, there’s something for everyone in this tropical wonderland. One must-see destination is the Cerro Negro volcano. Just a baby at 150 years old, it’s one of the most active volcanoes in the region. It only takes about an hour to scale its smoking, black gravel surface, and the verdant forests surrounding the peak are a sight to behold. Adventurous travelers can board down the side, reaching ludicrous speeds as they teeter and try not to fall. In fact, it’s almost impossible to travel anywhere in the country without seeing an “I boarded a volcano” T-shirt.
If relaxing on a pearlescent beach is more your speed, take a short boat trip out to the Corn Islands. There, you can amble around the small towns bordering the shockingly blue Pacific, visit a number of laid- back seafood restaurants, get scuba certified for a fraction of the price anywhere else in the world, or just read your book as you swing in a hammock by the waves. You can also visit the gorgeous, alabaster Our Lady of Grace Cathedral in “new” Léon. The biggest church in all of Central America, this unique Baroque and neoclassicist structure was built in 1814. Visitors can climb onto its roof (as long as they don’t wear shoes) and bask in the view of surrounding volcanoes (including Cerro Negro). If you’re planning on heading to Nicaragua, it’s best to do it soon. Neighbor Costa Rica often overflows with tourists, and instead of wading through the crowds there, many travelers are catching on to what Nicaragua has to offer.
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