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NEOCUTIS SKINCARE ROUTINE

Hey ya’ll! I know I have talked about using Neocutis products in the past but haven’t gone into detail on them but today is your lucky day! I started incorporating their skincare line into my daily routine this past summer and I’m obsessed with the results. I have slowly been using up all my other products to switch over to their full line. Lorena Luca spa introduced me to Neocutis, and I’m so glad they did because these are some of the best products I have ever used!. My skin is so picky about what I put on it. I have always had combination skin a little on the oily side and have an occasional breakout. Since I started using Neocutis I could tell a huge difference in my skins overall texture and radiance. These are the products I have talked about using after my micro needling sessions and facials to soothe and heal my skin!

Neocutis started their amazing line in 2003 after years of wound healing research conducted at the prestigious Medical School at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then they have continued to improve their products to suit the needs of aging skin. Neocutis products are medical grade and sold exclusively to physicians and skin care providers, I get mine from Lorena Luca Spa in Raleigh. You can search for a provider near you here! All of their products are ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested, free of colors and additive and never tested on animals.

I wanted to share what products I have been using for my AM/PM routine and why I love them!

Neo-Cleanse  Gentle Skin Cleanser

My favorite skin cleanser by far! It’s so gentle and hydrating. Getting into a good routine and washing my face twice a day has helped my skin so much. This gentle cleanser purifies your skin without stripping your skins natural barrier. Neocutis only uses the best ingredients in their products and unlike OTC face washes you see in the drug store this one is free of harsh sulfates. My skin is extremely picky about facewash and this has been a good fit for me and helps keeps my pores looking there best…small and nonexistent 🙌😂

Hyalis Hydrating Serum

A hydrating serum formulated with Hyaluronate Acid to deliver oil-free moisture. A must for fine lines and soothing my skin after treatments! This stuff is a lifesaver when my face is looking dull, just one drop and my skin looks and feels smoother. I love that the serum is oil free but still provides enough moisture without making my face greasy, just what I need for my combination skin.

Lumiere Eye Cream

This stuff is by far my favorite eye cream because it can go below the eye and also above the lid and doesn’t make my eyes water. I always struggle to find a good product that doesn’t cause eye irritation for me and this one is it! It’s made with caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, and Bisabolol. It helps with puffy eyes, dark circles, and wrinkles. I always wake up looking refreshed after using this product.

Bio-Restorative Skin Cream

I’m so picky about my moisturizer and this one I’m stuck on! I switched over to this moisturizer about 8 months ago and its helped my skin so much. I definitely noticed a difference in the smoothness of my skin when using this moisturizer. This is a good all around moisturizer for all skin types.

Micro-firm Neck and Décolleté

Start using this product now! Before using this product I would just put regular moisturizer on my neck area, which is good but this area needs its own product. This is an important area to take care of, I feel like a lot of people my age dont relaize this until its too late. I just started using the neck and decollete products this year. So glad I did because my skin is thanking me. This product not only targets fine lines and wrinkles but also diminishes the appearance of age spots and uneven skin tone. Glycerin, Argan and jojoba oils work together with yam extract to give your skin the moisture it needs.

Bio-Body Cream

Combating my dry skin on areas such as my back, shoulders, and arms is no problem since I started using the Bio body cream. I have never had trouble with acne on my back or chest, but since this product is non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested this would be perfect for someone that needs something that won’t add to breakouts. It gently exfoliates your skin using salicylic acid to reveal touchably soft skin.

Hope yall enjoy these products as much as I do! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! Also if you are looking for more information on Neocutis products you can visit their website here! I always get my products from Lorena Luca and I’m sure they can order you anything you need if they don’t have it in stock!

Thanks for reading! xoxo – Jamie

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HAIR CARE ROUTINE WITH PUREOLOGY

I have been getting some hair care questions recently and thought I would share my favorites with ya’ll! I have tried tons of products in my hair and I think that for daily hair care Pureology has worked the best for me. The reason I love Pureology so much is because their products are all sulfate free, vegan and super concentrated so you only have to use a quarter size amount. That means 70+ shapoos in just one bottle! They also have added anti-fade complex to protect your hair from damaging UVA/UVB rays which your hair needs badly in the summer! Their products also smell amazing so that helps too.😊 (more…)

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FIRST TIME MICRO NEEDLING+LORENA LUCA SPA

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I was so excited to share this post because, if you know me, you know I am religious about my skincare. Starting a good skincare routine in your twenties is so important. Since I’m always taking pictures for the blog I make sure to take care of my skin.

I have been going to Lorena Luca spa located in Raleigh for some time now, and it’s by far my favorite place to have a relaxing spa day. Not only do they offer facials, they also have a full-service spa, with everything from a couples massage to medical aesthetics. I love going to Lorena Luca because they also have a sauna and an infrared steam room where I like to relax before my services. The added amenities Lorena Luca offers, along with the outstanding service and tranquil atmosphere have kept me coming back! The atmosphere at a spa is so important to me. When I’m going to get a service done, I love going to have a cup of green tea and relax in the sauna…seriously my fav thing to do! Taking that time for myself is so therapeutic, I try to do this at least once a month, because not only is it relaxing but taking care of your skin is a must, so why not do both at Lorena Luca!

The dry sauna is so relaxing before getting a service.

Let’s get to the good stuff though! I tried micro needling for the first time last week. Some of you may know what this is, and some of you may be thinking to yourself, does that hurt? Well, im going to answer both of those questions and more today in this post. First off, since this was my first time trying microneedling I was a little anxious to find out how my skin would react to it. I have never done anything like it before, but I’ve read so many great reviews that I had to try it. Picking the right spa for these kinds of treatments is so important. I always know that I am in good hands with the estheticians at Lorena Luca so I wasn’t nervous.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive natural treatment that uses fine needles to create tiny holes in the skin, which result in new collagen and elastin formation.

Who is a candidate for micro needling?

I have combination skin, so sometimes I’m oily, and sometimes I’m dry. I get annoying blackheads like everyone else and have an occasional pimple here and there. Still, my skin could use some improvement from the previous damage I have done to it over the years. Microneedling helps treat so much more than just blackheads though. It helps treat acne, reduces scarring, reduces hyperpigmentation, and improves the overall texture of your skin, especially those fine lines. The best part is, most people see improvement after just one treatment! So if you are suffering from large pores, acne, and fine lines, microneedling may be worth a shot along with a good facial and skin care regime.

What to expect during the treatment

Does it hurt? Well, I’m going to be honest with you, on my forehead, yes it stung a little bit, but the rest of my face I would scale the pain as a 3 out of 10. They do use a numbing gel before the service so that helps. Getting under that first layer of skin is crucial for collagen production. Comparing this to other treatments, microneedling is way less painful and the results are by far worth the short time it takes to get done. The service takes about an hour.

After microneedling

Right after your treatment your skin will be red, but this will start to improve in 24 hours. For me, I had minimal redness the next day and was able to go out and run errands but everyone is different. Keeping your skin hydrated after with the right skincare products will help your skin heal and recover quickly. I use Neocutis products, you can purchase them at Lorena Luca! I will be do a blog post with my updated skincare routine with Neocutis if ya’ll would like!

My skin before microneedling was dull and needed a little rejuvenation. Before my session, I had some blackheads on my nose, which my regular facials don’t always get rid of.

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Immediately after my treatment, my skin is still red but this lasts only a few hours.
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I wanted to make sure I waited a week before taking my final picture, and I am super impressed with the results of microneedling. I will be going back for 2 more treatments after I let my skin heal. Microneedling works best when done on a schedule, it can be safely repeated again 4-6 weeks after treatment. Depending on what your initial reason for getting microneedling may be, you may desire more than 3 treatments. I am more concerned with producing new collagen so 3 treatments a year is what I’m shooting for. I would highly recommend getting microneedling if you suffer from any of the above. I am loving my glowing and blackhead free skin!

If you are interested in any spa treatments, Lorena Luca offers everything! Give them a call today to set up an appointment. The staff is so accommodating, and will make sure you have a great experience!

https://www.lorenaluca.com

 412 Woodburn Rd Suite 201

Raleigh, NC 27605

  919-977-0090

 

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