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As winter begins, our skin starts showing symptoms such as itchiness, and we get sore throats and common colds. A very basic tip to decrease the chance of getting these annoying winter problems is to use a humidifier!
Where to put the humidifier? As a humidifier reaches all over the room, the place to put it really doesn’t matter. It’s better to put it away from walls and windows. If it’s too close, mold or mildew may develop from the condensation. What’s important is which heater and which humidifier you actually use.
The best percentage of humidity for human- 40%~60%.
Which humidifier is good? –the owner Shizuka loves Air-O-swiss. http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/air-o-swiss-7135-ultrasonic-warm-cool-mist-humidifiers.html?itemId=1185 Humidifier Best 3 http://www.consumersearch.com/humidifiers
When you use humidifier….probably better to put it a bit away from you about 1 yard so it can hydrate you well. Better to have one humidifier in each room and close the door. When you are not at home, of course turn off the machine and leave the door or window open to let humidity go.
How to prevent dryness? It is important to take care of your skin but it also important to “prevent” before skin gets to dry.
1) Avoid hot water- Hot water strips moisture away from your skin. Don’t use harsh soap. Use natural wash cloth rather than synthetic.
2) Taking a bath—soaking the body into the warm water can relax you by soothing the nerves. This will enhance the cell metabolism and increase blood circulation which can make a beautiful skin. Also, it opens up pores and let the dirt out from them. The water temperature raging between 96F to 105F is ideal. Hanshinyoku—hip bath? Too hot water is dangerous. It may overburden your body. Bath agent or bath oil is recommended to moisture your skin. The aroma can relax you as well.
3) After the bath, pat your body with dry towel quickly and apply moisturizer. It penetrates into the skin when skin is still wet and soft. However, it you leave the skin too long without putting anything, skin gets drier due to the tendency of water evaporation.
Please see our past news letter regarding how to take care and prevent dry skin. http://www.shizukany.com/newsletter/old/news/vol12_2002_12_e.html
These products are really helpful to take care dry skin! Shizuka NY Hyaluronic Acid Gel (Hydrating Serum) $66 Shizuka NY New Barrier Repair (Moisturizing Cream)$42 Shizuka NY Hyaluronic Acid Mask (Hydrating Mask) $70
I would like to remind you that our excellent massage therapist, Gary, is offering his time to SHIZUKA new york.
Experienced massage therapist Gary’s healing hands have been featured in Sports Illustrated for his work on US Open athletes. Gary offers the following specials:
Lunch Time Shiatsu Massage
Mon – Thurs / 11am – 2pm (this service must be finished by 2pm)
25 Min – $50 (reg. $65)
35 Min – $60 (reg. $85)
50 Min – $80 (reg. $105)
TGIF Swedish Massage /3pm to 8pm on every Friday
25 Min – $50 (reg. $65)
50 Min – $80 (reg. $105)
Please take advantage of this promotion. More information about our newest promotion, please find at Spa Deal.
If you’re still recovering from the holiday season, take advantage of these awesome spa deals to ring in the new year. Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering 11 spa deals on our most popular facials, massage, body, eyelash and nail treatments through January 31, 2011.
Anyone who has sat patiently through a professional manicure only to have it chip or peel a day or two later can appreciate the popularity of the gel system, which lasts weeks. This is especially important during the summer months, when chlorine and humidity are punishing to traditional polish. Until now, the standard gel manicure was set with UV light, which not only made the process take at least an hour, but exposed the hands to damaging rays. Shizuka New York has introduced an updated gel manicure system that uses LEDs instead of UVs. Not only is it healthier, it takes about half the time to set and the results are just as pretty. Best of all? Shizuka offers a no-chip guarantee: If your gel nails chip or lift within ten days of treatment, they’ll reset them for free.
We are currently offering a introductory offer of $40 for the LED Gel Manicure NYC (one color) that lasts through Labor Day, September 6, 2010. This is 20% off the list price of the manicure!
FYI, the LED gel manicure pictured above also uses gradation (color blending, +$20) and sparkly glitter gel (+7). However, a single color is equally stylish and the results speak for themselves!
With Shizuka New York Nail Salon’s 10-Day No Chip Guarantee, we will also fix LED gel manicures that have chipped or lifted within 10 days of the initial treatment.
Read more about our LED Gel Nails.
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Shizuka Bernstein was invited to the set of ABC’s Good Morning America Health this morning to watch ABC News’ Tanya Rivero and Dr. Susan Evans discuss bizarre international beauty treatments, including Shizuka New York Day Spa’s own Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial.
The segment will air today at 2pm and 5:30pm (check your local listings for GMA Health), and will also be available online later today at abcnews.go.com. More information will follow when it is available.
Also featured in the program are the fish pedicure from Alexandria, VA, and other unusual skin treatments made from beer, volcanic ash, leeches, and papaya.
We are extending our Free Geisha Facial® Contest for GMA Health viewers through July 9, 2010, so keep those entries coming!
The thought of tiny carp nibbling away your foot callouses is sounding a little fishy to New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez. The “Fish Pedicure,” a recent Asian import, has already been banned in numerous states across the US for its questionable sanitation.
Cortez-Vasquez believes that existing departmental regulations permit her to cook the fish pedicure even without formal legislation. However, she is willing to take that step if necessary: “we believe we can do it from a health and safety standpoint through our existing regulatory process.”
Source: The New York Post
Take a look at her review in the video above and leave your own Geisha Facial® reviews below. Have you tried Shizuka NY’s Geisha Facial®? What was your experience?
Are you ready for Fall NYC Spa Week? You had better get ready because bookings begin today!
Last Spa Week, Geisha Facial®s saw a huge response from hundreds of New Yorkers looking to be slathered with bird poop!
Back by popular demand, Shizuka New York Day Spa is once again offering this legendary bird poop facial for $50 during New York Spa Week (October 12-18).
Normally $180, the 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha Facial® includes cleansing with Shizuka’s all-natural skin care products, exfoliation with the original nightingale droppings bird poop facial mask, pain-free pore extraction and hydration. The story of bird poop facials has been seen around the world, recently in People Magazine, and even on Oprah.
The Fall Spa Week Event includes over 750 spas nationwide and in Canada who are all offering $50 discounted spa treatments including facials, massages, body treatments, and laser hair removal. In addition to the 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial, Shizuka New York Day Spa will also be offering a 45-Minute Swedish Massage at the $50 price.
Appointments begin today and a full list of participating NYC spas and discounted spa treatments is available at SpaWeek.com.
In case you haven’t seen it already, take a look at this hilarious bird poop facial video:
Read the label seems to be the theme of the month. The NYC Department of Health has started a new campaign to increase our awareness of the sugar content in our drinks.
The signature poster of the campaign, which we will be soon seeing in NYC subways, is of a bottle of sugary beverage that, when poured, transforms into human fat. There is even a bit of fat running over the side of the glass…gross!
NYC is recommending that, instead of colas, sweetened teas and sports drinks, we should be quenching our thirst with good old water, seltzer, or low-fat milk. The Department of Health also include this helpful table above on its website.
If you’ve ever been interested in yoga, or if you just can’t get enough, be sure to take advantage of National Yoga Month which starts today.
By visiting the Yoga Month website, you can sign up to get a week of FREE yoga classes in your area (in New York City there are about 25 participating yoga studios).
We’ve visited the site, and signup is easy and takes under 5 min, not to mention the great rewards for your body and your wallet (free anything in NYC is exciting!).
As the perfect mini-getaway from NYC, or before you head out to the beach this summer try one of Shizuka NY’s Mini Spa Package specials good through Labor Day, September 7, 2009.
Classic Facial + Eyelash Tinting or Eyebrow Tinting $150 $132
Classic Facial + Eyelash Perm $200 $176
Classic Facial + 50 Minute Swedish Massage $215 $189.20
Don’t forget that the T-Zone Facial is also on special through Labor Day.
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You Wanna Put Botox Where? – Botox Jaw Reduction and Underarm Sweat Reduction
If you’ve seen The Real Housewives or Extreme Makeover you are probably well aware of the many uses for Botox Cosmetic. Women and men have been using Botox injections to smooth fine lines and wrinkles for years. However, have you heard about these more unusual, yet effective uses for Botox Cosmetic such as jaw reduction and underarm sweat reduction performed by Dr. Silich at our NYC Medical Spa?
That’s right…Botox Cosmetic in the armpits! It’s not like many people are concerned about underarm wrinkles, so what’s the deal? Underarm Botox is actually an FDA approved treatment for hyperhidrosis, a.k.a. excessive underarm sweat.
Injecting Botox in the armpits has long been a celebrity beauty secret for keeping dry under the bright red carpet lights. Underarm sweat reduction with Botox is a quick and convenient procedure, and the results generally last 4-6 months.
Dr. Silich and Shizuka have also collaborated to create The Underarm Overhaul, a Botox treatment unique to our NYC medical spa that combines underarm Botox with an underarm “facial” and complimentary underarm waxing.
Botox Jaw Reduction involves injecting Botox Cosmetic into the masseter muscle (chewing muscle). This can gradually improve the appearance of the lower face for those who wish to achieve a slimmer and less square shape to the jaw line. Jaw Reduction with Botox is especially popular in the Asian community, but is effective for anyone with an enlarged masseter muscle (often a result of teeth grinding).
Pricing for Underarm Botox & Botox Jaw Reduction
For Botox pricing, please request a Botox price estimate online or call (212) 644-7400.
Consultations and Treatments for Underarm Botox and Jaw Reduction
You can request a consultation online with Dr. Silich or call (212) 644-7400 to schedule a consultation in our NYC medical spa. Dr. Silich’s consultation fee is applied toward any same-day Botox treatments.
Shizuka New York Day Spa is proud to introduce the T-Zone Facial, an acne treatment, just in time for summer. As a special introductory offer, Shizuka is offering the T-Zone Facial, normally $140, at a $20 discount through Labor Day.
What is a t-zone?
T Zone is the nickname for a group of areas on the face that are most prone to acne breakouts and excess shine in people with oily and combination skin types.
If you look at your face in the mirror, draw an imaginary T that covers the forehead, nose and chin. Many people have an excess of oil, whiteheads (pimples) and blackheads that are concentrated in these areas.
During the summer heat and humidity, these problems can often become more troublesome.
Shizuka New York Day Spa’s new T-Zone Facial acne treatment is the perfect summer remedy that combines cleansing using Shizuka’s all-natural products with a Lactic acid exfoliation and painless pore extractions focused on the t-zone area.
Lactic acid is highly effective at gently removing dead skin and debris while Shizuka’s pore extraction technique maximizes results while minimizing the squeezing, pinching and redness often associated with facial treatments.
The result is skin that is softer, smoother and clearer.