Beauty and other selfcare tips and techniques to sculpt, hydrate, and put your freshest face forward
by Luda Conti, owner of Avanti Day Resort
In the early years of the new millennium, a group of scientists at Harvard University made a discovery that would lead to a breakthrough noninvasive cosmetic procedure. They noticed that kids who regularly ate popsicles developed dimples on their cheeks actual small pockets of fat loss. By applying the same process to other areas of the body, such as sides or the stomach, they were able to safely reduce amounts of fat cells without the need for a needle or knife.
Thus, Cool Sculpting was born (otherwise known as cryolipolysis), a treatment that uses cold to eliminate fat cells while avoiding frostbite to the overlying skin capable of reducing their amount by up to 20 percent. Once crystallized (frozen), fat cells die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body, and changes can be visible as quickly as three weeks after a treatment (follow ups are occasionally necessary).
Approved by the FDA in 2010, the procedure has minimal side effects and doesn’t require any downtime; patients are usually able to return to normal activities right after an appointment. Ask your aesthetician for more information.
Drinking water is imperative for a glassful of reasons. It energizes cells, aids organs in flushing out waste, carries nutrients and oxygen to the brain and other parts of the body, and helps shake mental and physical fatigue. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out impurities, as do the intestines. And while it’s certainly no secret that bodies need water to survive, let alone flourish, studies show that nearly 80% of working Americans don’t get a proper amount. Enter IV Hydration Therapy, a cutting edge procedure available at our facility that gets to the vein of the problem, quite literally. By allowing fast and direct absorption of fluid, vitamins, and minerals, IV drips are able to quench thirst and replenish cells from the inside out. From the classic saline drip to an energizing dose of vitamin B12, IV Hydration Therapy is a rock star treatment for fatigue, jet lag, migraines, or simply as a way to zap the lethargy following a night of too many cocktails. Avanti Day Resort, 345 U.S. 9, Manalapan Township, avantidayresort.com
A BETTER BLEND
Beauty doesn’t come in a standard one size fits all package. Since faces come in different shapes, shades, and textures, it can be tough for women to find the right cosmetics from a shelf of pre made formulas. When custom blend makeup hit the scene, it changed that game. Giella Custom Blending hand makes products from lip gloss to foundation on the spot to precisely match skin tone and texture and to compliment lip and eye color. The result is a palette as unique as each woman’s face. Want a blue that makes eyes pop or a red that doesn’t clash with your hair? It’s now easier than ever to craft the perfect product.