January 10, 2014

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Facial Photo Rejuvination continued from page 30 as it stimulates your body to produce collagen,” says Nettie Mueth, a medical aesthetician with Medical Aesthetics Rx. “The green light helps to lighten pigment from sun damage. You can use both lights together as a treatment. The blue light again penetrates the skin and helps kill bacteria in and on the skin, so it helps with acne treatment.” Mueth says the LED feels warm and relaxing, and doesn’t cause the snapping sensation of BBL. However, BBL tends to produce results faster due to its more intense light energy. Both treatments are often combined with complementary procedures, such as Botox or facial peels, and experts stress the importance of sun protection at all times to help prevent further sun damage.

SKIN DEEP continued from page 31 takes place, the cells freeze and die, then the natural lymphatic system flushes out that fat. It takes about two weeks to start seeing results, and the best results are achieved in one to three months. It’s not a weight-loss procedure—a good candidate is someone with problem areas that will not go away like the hips or belly or back fat, not someone who is significantly overweight. One good thing about it is there’s no special diet or exercise; you don’t have to take something for it to work or drink lots of water or go run afterward. And there were 15 years of research before it was cleared, so there are a lot of studies that prove how the process works. How should people take care of their skin during the winter months? Some people have a hard time because they’re dry-oily, which is a hard combination. You want to hydrate, but then you feel greasy. The best thing to do is drink lots of water, make sure you use a good moisturizer and sunscreen to block out those elements that hit our face every day. With a proper skin-care regimen, you need to moisturize but also get some of that dry, dead skin off. When you have dead-skin buildup, anything you put on skin is just sitting there, not penetrating down. So you need to get it off and keep it hydrated afterward. To do that, you can use a mask and a microderm. Then make sure you’re protecting that face—we’re exposed to the environment every single day, summer or winter.

Junior League continued from page 18 about any legal issues you might have. It’s more than just education; it’s a one-stop resource fair.” Other long-term League projects include the St. Louis Family Theatre Series, now in its 26th year of providing children’s theater to inspire a love of reading; as well as the League Larks and Nightingales, who provide music therapy at venues such as senior living centers. Members also are enthusiastic about the League’s recent involvement with City Greens/ Food Desert Project, a co-operative grocery store run in collaboration with City Greens Produce to provide fresh produce to underserved residents in the Midtown area, Strasheim says. With an ever-growing volunteer base, Strasheim has high hopes that the Junior League will continue to impact the St. Louis community for many years to come. “We are just really focusing on our mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through trained volunteers. The mission drives everything that we do.”

Nominations are now being accepted The purpose of the Women of Achievement Award is to recognize and honor women of diverse cultures, roles and accomplishments who have demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through significant voluntary contributions. A committee of community leaders will choose ten honorees to be recognized at the Women of Achievement luncheon on May 15, 2014. Nomination forms are now available. Deadline for nomination is January 13, 2014. To nominate simply go online to www.woastl.org For questions call 314-421-2005

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