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    The spa is small and the treatment is highly personalized, which I prefer to the big, busy "spa" type setting.

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    Healthy Skin Enthusiast

    Your Guide to Achieving & Maintaining Healthy Skin for a Lifetime


    THANK YOU!!!


        Lovely ladies popping by for some Holiday Fun!


        Stocking Stuffers!


         Holiday Pop Up Shop Goodies!


    Thank you so much for all of the lovelies that braved Sunday's Winter Wonderland to pop by Pelle Sana Salon's Holiday Pop Up Shop! I had such a blast gathering with all of you and hope you did too :) Cheers to Your Skin Health, Kristin Akins



    The best way to get your glow on this Holiday season is to stay hydrated! Drink plenty of H20, nosh on healthy doses of Fatty Acids (Salmon, Walnuts, Olive Oil, Avocados), and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Winter weather outside and forced heat inside can seriously deplete hydration levels in our skin, which means it may be time to UP the level of hydration in your skin care rotation. If you are currently moisturizing once a day then opt for twice a day, morning and evening. If you are squeezing out the last drops of your lightweight lotion it may be time to bump it up to something a little heavier. Take a look at the Dermalogica Moisturizers is your hydration situation? 
    Cheers to Your Skin Health, 
    Kristin Akins


                     Hope you can pop by!

    Cheers to Your Skin Health & Happy Holidays, 

    Kristin Akins


    These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

    In honor of the 'Sound of Music' Live and Will Ferrell as Robert Goulet on Conan (also a classic), these are a few of my favorite things...


    *The hubs (of course)

    *Friends & family (goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway)
    *Pelle Sana Salon clients (you enrich my life every single day)
    *Mastering the art of vacationing
    *A good book: currently reading Zealot, The Tao of Martha, The Signature of All Things, etc. *Lush Lashes
    *Live music from  Lincoln Hall  to Lollapalooza, from the Big Chill to ACL *Belly Laughs
    *Blogging: reading & writing *Bobbi Brown Bronzer
    *Plans, planning, planners (especially this ONE) *Quietly sipping hot tea
    *12 yr old pair of Chanel eye glasses (pretty sure they are considered 'vintage' by now)
    *Bargain shopping
    *Healthy skin (this is a no brainer)
    *Karyn's At Home (the busy gal's guide to veganism)
    *Skin care products (this is a post in itself)
    *Online photo albums (I haven't printed photos since our wedding 7 years ago)
    *Bed days *Amazon Prime (yes please)
    What are a few of YOUR favorite things?
    Cheers to Your Skin Health, Kristin Akins


    I like to think of 'Power Couples' as two singularly fabulous things that come together to create something even more fabulous! This line of thinking works across the board for people (Beyonce + Jay Z), places (Chicago + Michigan Ave), things (Hot Cocoa + Marshmallows), and even Skin Care. Here are my top 3 picks for the Skin Care Power Couples of 2013...

    Clarisonic Opal Infusion + Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum

    On their own, each work wonders at reducing the appearance of fine line, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area (no doubt, we are all familiar with one or all of these nuisances). Paired together, the Clarisonic Opal Infusion ($185) and Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum ($50) work miracles! Okay, 'miracles' may be a little strong, (I don't want to oversell it) but you get the idea. These two are made for each other.


    Clarisonic ARIA Cleansing Device + Special Cleansing Gel

    Awe, a match made in heaven (if heaven is a lab full of Healthy Skin Enthusiasts pairing phenomenal products and technologies, and yes I do go there in my dreams). Special Cleansing Gel (16.9 oz $52) is an everyday 'go to' cleanser for every skin type and concern (you simply cannot go wrong with this one). When used in conjunction with the newest member of Clarisonic's cleansing device family, the ARIA ($199), you will be well on your way to reaching your goal of cleaner, brighter, and healthier skin. Now, that's a Love Story!

    Even Out: Brightening Pigment Corrector + Serum: Anti-Wrinkle Cellular Transformation

    These two love birds from Hydropeptide come together to visibly reverse the signs of aging and fade hyperpigmentation into an even-toned and glowing complexion. Each serum contains potent and advanced peptides (building blocks for collagen & elastin). Even Out ($60) targets five pigment control systems to break up spots and prevent future discoloration while Serum ($130) boasts three growth factors and a milk polypeptide to restore a youthful appearance to the skin. Easily mix together one pump of each product, apply to face & neck under moisturizer twice a day, and see why these two are oh so better together!










    *Remember ALL products will be 10% during Pelle Sana Salon's Holiday Pop Up Shop*


    What, who, or where are your favorite Power Couple picks for 2013?

    Cheers to Your Skin Health, Kristin Akins