Sunday, May 22, 2011

Best Fresh Facial in Chicago

Skin care is perceived by many Europeans as not a luxury but an essential asset to every women’s routine. European Skin care, owned by Anna Goralska R.C., is a part of my life like seeing my primary health practitioner. Facials run $60 dollars for TWO hours, make sure you tell her Fresh Skin For You blog sent you.

Anna Goralska R. C., is a certified Aesthetician who received her degree in Gdansk, Poland.  Unlike in America, Aestheticians in Europe go to medical school (3yrs) and take extra classes in chemistry and pharmacology. Her advanced education allows her to treat every client correctly and successfully. Anna also specializes in treating acne, scarring, various other skin diseases as well as giving you that nice little pick-me-up with collagen and skin peels if appropriate, FRESH AND FABULOUS. You will never see a list of different facials to choose from that’s because you shouldn’t. Your Aesthetician should know what is best for your skin by your age, health history, skin type and various other factors. Anna’s work experience with working for a well renowned plastic surgeon in Poland, a skin care group in downtown Chicago, and now owning her own company for over 10yrs has put her at the forefront of technology. She serves clients from all over Chicago, Indiana, and many Europeans who come to visit family and need a facial. If you ask any high-end successful Polish woman where she gets her facials she would say European Skin Care. 

Many Aestheticians are not trained to know how to take care of your skin properly and if you want facials with a successful long lasting result try seeing Anna. Don’t forget to mention Fresh Skin For you sent you. Anna believes no facial should be less than two hours so she can provide you with the right amount of care and science to your skin. She also believes facials should be affordable so the everyday woman can routinely take care of her skin by a professional.  You would be so silly to pass up this deal but not only to be given the opportunity to make your skin healthier. Don’t forget this is also a FRESH AND FABULOUS gift. Men are also routine customers. 

Anna Goralska, R.C.
6305 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60646

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dead Sea Mineral Soap~ Fresh Midday Tip

A Fabulous Find! Whole Foods now carries One With Nature Dead Sea Mineral Soap- three for $5. 

Our Soaps combine nourishing Dead Sea minerals with moisturizing shea butter to provide a truly luxurious cleansing experience.” –One with Nature

These soaps are perfect for sensitive skin and keep you looking Fresh. They are 100% vegetable based and have no artificial colors, fragrances, or animal ingredients of any kind. The Dead Sea is said to have therapeutic powers that claim to treat acne, psoriasis, and various other skin diseases. The Sea was also acclaimed to be used since the time of Cleopatra. There are various reasons to try this soap, for more information go to . I personally have a history of having really dry skin in the winter but I don’t want to frustrate myself with pharmaceutical consumption. Using the Dead Sea Minerals soaps has prevented me from getting blotchy, itchy or even acne. I highly recommend them. 

Although there are a variety of fragrances, I use Lavender, Shea butter, and Goats Milk. 


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WEAR your sun color, don’t let it WARE you

We all know how much we love to do this. It gives us that nice little tinkle in our toes and fingers and comforts us like a blanket of warmth.  It’s TANNING! I cannot sit here and tell you that I don’t tan myself, even though we all know of the harms the sun can do to our skin, but I can help you prevent them from happening.  

When I was rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon I actually got burnt on the top of my head. That has never happened before but that just goes to show you how important it is to wear a hat a much as you can when you’re outside. Ouch! 

FYI: Protect your skin 365 days a year so wear sunscreen everyday even in the winter. This is normal routine for many women all over the world.  As much as we all love to get that bronze color right away it is the most harmful for our gorgeous little skin cells that try to keep us looking so young. SO make sure you wear at least a SPF 30. (TIP: From my own medical experience research is showing you don’t need to buy sunscreen greater than SPF 30 because the protection is all the same it just depends on how well you cake on your sunscreen. IF you lightly rub sunscreen on your skin you might not get the full benefits of SPF 30). 

3 Tips with sunscreen:                                                          
1)      Make sure you use sunscreen that protects UVA and UVB (label may say broadspectrum)
2)      Sun protection factor of at least SPF 30 and non-greasy (may say non-comedogenic)
3)      Apply sunscreen 20min before you go outside, reapply every 2 hours

Sunscreen for an Anti-aging budget:

                When purchasing sunscreen make sure you look for Vitamin A and alpha hydroxyl acid in the ingredients. This product can be found in many affordable sunscreens; while adding the anti-aging benefits. The Acid is not appropriate for young skin because it will actually burn your top layer. As you age, your skin accumulates debris, layers of dead skin and acid will help rejuvenate your skin layers. 

Myth: Sun exposure is the best source for obtaining Vitamin D
Myth: All sunscreens are created equal
Myth: Using a higher sunscreen will ensure you don’t burn

American Academy of Dermatology Approved Products:

-Neutrogena Spray (various kinds)
Range from $10.00-$20.00
-Aveeno Continuous Protection
CVS, Walgreen
-Neutroderm Daily Wear Moisturizer
                      $38. 00
-MD Solar Sciences Mineral Screen Gel

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Hot Springs Retreat....

Among the many stops my family and I have made this vacation we couldn’t resist a Spa Retreat in the gorgeous Colorado mountains. Hot Springs are used all over the world for healing, relaxation, as well as stimulating the body’s immune system.  We must utilize this sacred treasure that so many Indians and Americans have used before us for hundreds of years. Imagine having a bubble bath that not only rids you of your toxins but provides you the natural setting of a serene dream.

MINERAL PROPERTIES you can find in the water:

1)        Healthy Hair, skin, nails: Silica, Potassium, Sulfate
2)        Muscle Relaxation/Heals Pain: Magnesium, Sodium
3)        Prevents Inflammation (ex. Arthritis): Silica, Sulfate, Sodium
4)        Heals fractures, dislocations, and cramps: Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium
5        Rids liver toxins/ boosts immune system: Silica, Sulfate
6)       Helps with psychiatric disorders, anxiety, and strokes: Magnesium, Lithium, Potassium
7)        Cardiovascular issues/circulation: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Potassium

In addition to this wonderful geothermal spring of goodness, you can also find a lot of these Spa’s including massages, mud masks, and facials. My family and I were in Ouray, CO near Telluride Ski Village.  After soaking in the hot spring pools outside, we found ourselves walking a story beneath the hotel and at least 50ft deep into a mountain cave. This rustic cave was a steam haven where you can lay or sit in one of the two rooms. I fell in love………

*Note to self* Whenever your vacationing near a Hot Spring, take advantage.There are many places throughout America where you can find them.  Below is a 104 degree Pool
                                              There was a lot of steam but it felt like Bliss.

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Mother’s Day Gift: A Friendly Reminder~ May 8th, 2011


Mother’s Day, a time when we reflect on all those years,
When our mothers stood by our side and wiped away all our tears;
We thank you for graciously working so hard,
We hope you like your gift because you deserve more than a card;
There is always continuous love and appreciation, regardless of the day on the calendar,
So enjoy your gift with this gorgeous flower called Lavender. By Jacqueline Pikul 
-(Copy and Paste Poem on your card)

Close your eyes and breath deep, your senses with tell you you’re in Provence, France. It’s said to be the place where lavender originated from. AHHHHH! Lavender is the staple flower in this area. This delicate flower is appreciated because of its various aromatherapy qualities. Lavender reduces anxiety, helps with insomnia, and provides a calming and soothing environment. A mother’s dream is to just be relaxed and taken care of on Mother’s Day, so what better way than to put together a couple of gift ideas……..

 Lavender Sachet~
          Used to scent clothes, closets or to place in lingerie drawers.     

1)Purchase a sachet from Party City ($0.99).
2)Fill the Sachet with dried Lavender (Get at Whole Foods, local boutiques always carry them, or The Framers Alley in Park Ridge,IL for $8.00/HUGE bundle)
3) Tie the sachet with a ribbon and bow, and make as many as you want. 


Bath and Body~
            Provide your mother with gifts that will help her sleep, relax and detoxify her skin.

1)      C.O. Bigelow: Lavender Body Wash ($12.00)
2)     Bath & Body Works: Sleep skin Line
-My Favorite, 1oz Pillow Mist ($3.50)
-Lavender Candle ($9.50)
-Lavender Large Basket on SALE ($30.00)

Asha Spa & Salon
          If you can give your mom an amazing gift of professional relaxation.
1)      Massage with Lavender Infused Oil
30 min= $50
60 min= $85 
*Fun Fact: There is a Lavender Festival in Washington State's Olympic Peninsula on July 15,16 &17*