Beautique Med Spa January 2019

the Beauty BOOK


to let go of negative feelings and let everyday worries fall away. Take a day of self-care and devote some time to you . Try yoga, meditation, massage, and other treatments that encourage relaxation. My No. 1 recommendation for beating the winter blues? Exercise! Developing an exercise regimen for 2019 that gets your muscles working will help you stay healthy and active this year. Staying active is so beneficial. Not only does it help get rid of stress, but by exercising, we stimulate more than 400 of our genes! Isn’t that incredible? I recently learned about this amazing process. Exercise stimulates our good genes and keeps our bodies functioning at their best. Of course, the opposite is also true. People who are very sedentary don’t access the genes that keep them healthy, and they miss out on these benefits. Exercise improves our brain, heart, lungs, and kidney functions. Don’t forget — your heart is a muscle, and it needs exercise, too. and to grow. You can’t do squats for one day and expect to be good for the month. You need to be consistent to keep your body strong. When we exercise, our muscles produce the hormones and chemicals that help us stay fit. It’s no coincidence that my patients with larger muscles (within a healthy range) tend to be healthier. Engage in some cardio on the stationary bike to keep your heart healthy, try a workout class that uses all your muscles, or go for a brisk walk outside when the sun comes out — just remember to protect your skin. We tend to become more sedentary in the winter and be less active outside (unless you’re in the habit of going skiing in Colorado). Find ways to exercise indoors if it’s still dark out and develop a good regimen for every season. Whether you go to the gym, work out with a professional trainer, or start to get back into your outdoor routine, make a plan that prioritizes exercise. Your body will thank you. As we age, we lose muscle mass and consequently become weaker. Our muscles need continuous stimulation to maintain their strength

Beat the Winter Blues

With a Plan for Spring

How were your holidays? I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your loved ones. I have to be honest, although I enjoy the holidays, the short days of winter sometimes get to me. What I’m looking forward to is summer! Are you looking forward to the longer days as much as I am? Waking up and returning home when it’s still dark out make it challenging to feel energized. At the beginning of January, we still have our holiday glow and are excited to kick off the goals and resolutions we’ve set. But by the end of the month, and especially by the start of March, some of that excitement has worn off, and you might not feel as motivated as you did when you put those resolutions in place. The good news is, the shortest day of the year, December 21, is behind us! The days are getting longer, and we’ll have more daylight with each one, meaning more opportunities to get some sunshine and Vitamin D. I recommend taking this time to make a plan for spring. With the upcoming season of rejuvenation, consider ways to treat your body kindly so you can enter springtime at your best. Now that you don’t have to worry about holiday prep, spend a day at the spa and immerse yourself in full relaxation. Stress ages us, so it’s essential

-Dr. Sanchez OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR | 956-664-1234

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“I have been a client of Beautique Medical Spa for years. Their team is extremely knowledgeable of all the services they offer, always bringing the latest to the valley. Immediately when you walk through the door, it is such a relaxing experience. You feel like royalty. There is a treatment for everyone! Beautique offers all the services as if you were in a big city. Dr Sanchez has years of experience of making women feel more confident of their true beauty. My daughter and I go all-out with their facials, and let me tell you, they are the best! Don’t wait to indulge yourself in true zen at Beautique.” – Debi Childress Maqueda Have you enjoyed a similar experience at Beautique? Tell your friends about it, and you could win a trip to Paris! Every time you refer someone to Beautique Medical Spa, you’ll receive an entry for a trip for two to Paris, France, the City of Love. The more people you refer, the more chances you’ll have to win! Visit to learn more!

The Secret Lives of Brushes


Makeup brushes are some of the most useful tools in your cosmetic arsenal. They help you apply your makeup flawlessly to achieve your signature look. But if you don’t take the time to clean them regularly, you could be at risk for some serious skin care issues. See why you might want to consider giving those trusty bristles a good scrub. Why does it matter? According to a poll conducted on behalf of Anisa International, 61 percent of women who use makeup brushes clean them less than once a month or not at all. Your dirty makeup brushes are breeding grounds for acne-causing bacteria and skin-irritating organisms — which you wipe across your face every time you use your brushes. In addition to the ickiness, dirty brushes are more difficult to work with. If you’re going for a light sweep of blush for your grandma’s 80th birthday party, you’re going to have trouble achieving that look with the neon pigments coating your brush from last week’s costume party. Okay, ew . How do I clean my brushes? There are many ways to clean your makeup brushes, but you don’t have to go out and purchase a special brush cleaner. Simply swirl the bristles in a shallow mixture of antibacterial dish soap, olive oil, and warm water to deeply clean the brush. Be careful to avoid getting water near your brush’s ferrule, which can damage the glue that holds it together. Gently squeeze out the excess water and shape the bristles before laying your brush out to dry over a cup or on a towel. For frequent makeup users, a spray cleanser can make it easier to clean your brushes daily, but you will still need to do regular deep cleanings to keep bacteria at bay. I’m sold. How often should I clean my brushes? The answer here can vary depending on the kinds of brushes you use and how often you use them. If you’re a makeup artist, cleaning your brushes after every application is recommended, but if you’re just a makeup fanatic, you may want to clean your brushes once a week. For the average makeup wearer, 1–4 cleanings per month will get the job done if you only apply light amounts of makeup. Remember that even though foundation brushes are larger, eyeshadow brushes often have the most gunk. So much of your makeup application relies on having a nice canvas, so protecting your skin from built-up oil and acne-causing bacteria is worth the few minutes it takes to clean your brushes. | page 4 | 956-664-1234


Kybella There are some areas that even the best exercises can’t address. That’s where techniques like Kybella come in. This nonsurgical option for removing fat in areas, like under the chin, is effective because of the fat-melting properties of these injectables. Kybella targets subdermal fat to deliver the results you’ve been craving. Ultra Slim Ultra Slim uses light therapy to destroy fat, making it and Kybella a great one-two punch for those troublesome areas. You can treat with Ultra Slim and, after a while, use Kybella to spot treat or vice versa. When combined, exercise and treatments like Thermage, Kybella, and Ultra Slim are very effective at helping you reach your weight loss goals. Dr. Sanchez can help you come up with the best plan to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Call us today to schedule your appointment! Ready to see if Thermage is right for you? Talk to Dr. Sanchez to find out how you can kick-start your skin’s renewal process and bring your youthful look into the holidays.

If you’re like most of us, getting healthier and losing weight are two of the top items on your list of New Year’s resolutions. It’s no coincidence. This time of year, we get a chance to start fresh and tackle new goals. We’re lucky to have access to many great options to make these resolutions happen. Get a jump start on accomplishing your goals with these methods. Weight-Bearing Exercise As Dr. Sanchez shared on the cover, exercise is incredibly beneficial for us, and it’s one of the best tools we have for maintaining and losing weight. When we do weight-bearing activities and stimulate our muscles, they continue to burn calories long after a workout is done! Our personal favorite workout classes are Les Mills’ classes. Thermage If it feels like you’ve tried every type of situp, crunch, and ab-tightening exercise but still have that annoying loose skin in your midsection, it’s time to turn to Thermage. The skin-tightening benefits of this noninvasive treatment help to smooth skin and can even improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition to working on areas around the eyes, face, and neck, Thermage is effective on the body, so it’s your solution to uncovering that six pack you know is there somewhere.


Inspired by Citrus & Avocado Salad



Now that you’ve got your exercise routine in place, pick out the products that can withstand the sweat and help you feel rejuvenated after a workout. RevitaLash Volumizing Mascara Looking for smudge-free definition that lasts through a HIIT class? This high-impact, water-resistant mascara should do the trick. Berry Wine Toner This refreshing product includes antioxidants found in wine to deliver noticeable results. Use this toner from the Rhonda Allison line to cut down on shine and balance oil after a run.

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 bunch arugula

1 blood, cara cara, or navel orange, sliced 1/8-inch thick and deseeded 1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced 1/8-inch thick and deseeded

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1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1 avocado, cut into wedges Salt and pepper, to taste

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 425 F.

2. In a rimmed baking sheet, toss citrus slices with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast citrus until lightly charred and caramelized, about 10–15 minutes. Let cool. 3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine onion and lemon juice. Season with salt and let sit for 5 minutes. 4. Add citrus, arugula, and mint to onion mixture. Drizzle with remaining oil, season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss thoroughly. 5. Add avocado, combing very gently to not crush avocado.

All-Purpose Cleansing Pads These cleansing pads from Rhonda Allison are so handy for a refreshing post-workout feel; you’ll want to stash them everywhere.

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1. Dr. Sanchez’s Tips for Beating theWinter Blues

2. Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes 2. Get the Scoop! 3. 4 Ways to Lose Weight in 2019 3. Fresh Finds

Find Your Recipe for the Perfect Workout Routine

How Celebrity Trainers Keep Their Clients Fit

intimidating. Start with simple movements, like body-weight squats and bicep curls with a dumbbell. Or try a class, like Les Mills’ Body Pump. 2. Two Parts High-Intensity Cardio Just as strength training builds muscle and pays off by granting you an increased metabolism, high-intensity cardio builds your cardiovascular health and rewards you by burning a lot of calories during a session. Rosante recommends doing sprint intervals — 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 60 seconds of jogging for 12 minutes. HIIT group classes are also a great social option for getting your body moving and heart pumping. 3. One Part Recovery A good recovery day (or two) is key to getting your body back to optimal performance. When you’ve been working your muscles every day, they need time to heal. Taking a rest day to let your energy stores replenish and tissues repair actually helps you get the most out of your workouts, reports the Michigan State University Extension. Recovery should include plenty of sleep, stretching, and foam rolling. You might also consider incorporating an activity that encourages relaxation, like gentle yoga, an infrared sauna visit, or a massage.

Having a plan of action when it comes to your workouts is key to following through. It’s why celebrity trainers, like Adam Rosante, put together tailored workouts for their clients that cover a range of exercises meant to target each part of the body. You might call it a recipe for weight loss, and you don’t have to have a celebrity trainer to access one. According to Rosante, it starts with the ingredients of strength training, high-intensity cardio, mobility work, and stretching. From there, finding the right ratio of each within a week will have you on your way to reaching your fitness goals. 1. Three Parts Strength Training Strength training increases muscle mass and helps you burn calories even after your workout is over. And that feeling you get when you’ve reached a new max? As Rosante tells SELF magazine, “Strength training is the key to weight loss and unlocking your inner badass.” If you’re not used to strength training, it can be | 956-664-1234

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