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Body Nouveaux Spa is a proud carrier of Image Skincare Products in Lincoln, NE

Ashley Pavlish

Hey Friends, you and your skins health is very important to us at Body Nouveaux Spa. Check out this read from Image Skincare about the best ways to protect your skin! Photo and Blog credited to Image Skincare.

Did we mention these sunscreens smell amazing!

Did we mention these sunscreens smell amazing!

As May was Skin Cancer Awareness Month and as we’re heading straight into summer—we thought it’d be a great time to remind ourselves of how important it is to protect our skin (not just make it glow!). The truth is, skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yet, more than 5 million cases are diagnosed every year. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70, and more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined.

What causes skin cancer? Sun exposure is a big risk factor. Approximately 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma skin cancers are caused by excessive UV exposure. The difference between nonmelanoma and melanoma has to do with commonality and danger. Melanoma is less common than nonmelanoma skin cancers like basal cell skin cancers and squamous cell skin cancers. However, melanoma is much more dangerous because it can spread to other parts of the body if it’s not detected early enough. This makes it harder to treat once it has spread.

Even though skin cancer has reached epidemic proportions, many people still seem to take it seriously. Indoor tanning (more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to this in the United States) and outdoor tanning remain popular, as many people really seem to prefer to have that “bronze glow” that continues to be coveted.] Unfortunately, this desire for a certain look can have very serious health ramifications. 

It also doesn’t really matter if you are light-skinned or dark-skinned. Although people with more melanin in their skin are less likely to burn as fast as someone who is very fair, they can and do still burn. Paradoxically, because they have more melanin and don’t burn as easily as someone of a lighter complexion, they may eschew using sunscreen altogether, and this in turn results in more cases of skin cancer. So if you do have a darker complexion, please don’t skimp on sunscreen and other sun protection measures.

Furthermore, although the risk of skin cancer may not be taken very seriously by many people, it is so easy to prevent as long as you limit your time in the sun, wear hats and other protective clothing and always wear sunscreen. In this piece, we’ll discuss how you can best prevent skin cancer and help educate others as well.

Skin Cancer Protection Measures

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, regular daily use of a sunscreen of at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 can reduce the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer by approximately 40%. The same degree of SPF can reduce the risk of melanoma by 50%.

Note that SPF measures sunscreen protection only from UVB rays, which are the type of sun’s rays that cause skin to burn and turn red and that contribute to skin cancer. UVA rays are the type of rays that are associated with accelerating skin aging and causing aging concerns like wrinkles and skin laxity but is also known to contribute to skin cancer. This is why it’s important to use a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Although sunscreen is extremely important to apply every day whether the sun is bright or the sky is overcast (always remember that sunlight penetrates clouds), you should also always wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and clothing that covers most of your body. 

Seek shady areas, even if you’re by the pool (a large umbrella works nicely), and limit your time in the sun between the hours of 10am and 2pm when the sun is strongest. 

The Best Sunscreens 

Since spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, regularly using a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum protection will help reduce the risk.

As previously stated, wearing sunscreen will only reduce skin cancer risk by about 40 to 50%, which is why other sun protective measures are so important. It is also absolutely crucial to apply sunscreen thoroughly all over your body if you’re going swimming, to wait at least 15 minutes after application before venturing out into the sunlight and to reapply at least every two hours if not more frequently. If you have spent a lot of time in the water, toweled off or sweated quite a bit, you should reapply sunscreen right away.

Below are two options to consider that are excellent for daily use:

Image Skincare PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30+ — This is a great sunscreen moisturizer to apply after a serum and before you do your makeup. It is a mineral sunscreen with a special type of zinc oxide that offers protection from UVB/UVA rays without giving skin that unwanted white pallor so often associated with mineral sunscreens.


Image Skincare PREVENTION+ Daily Matte SPF 32+ Oil Free Moisturizer – If you’re concerned with looking greasy or shiny after using sunscreen, this is a great choice for you. This particular SPF moisturizer will leave skin looking beautifully matte without any unwanted shine. It’s also oil-free, which means you won’t have to worry about breaking out after use.

What is your favorite SPF?  Not sure, we can help!

What is your favorite SPF? Not sure, we can help!





What's the difference between a Bikini Wax, French Bikini & Brazilian Wax?

Ashley Pavlish

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The Ladies at Body Nouveaux Spa are known for their FAST yet clean and efficient waxing technique.  We are one of Lincoln's Choice for aesthetics and we proudly use Nufree wax as our brand of choice when it comes to our waxing services.  

We offer all Face & Body Waxing for women, and waxing for men is any areas from the belly button up.  One of the main questions we get asked all the time is; what is the difference between a Bikini, French Bikini and Brazilian Wax?  

Think... Outside in.

When you have your swimsuit bottoms on, the hair that still shows on the outside would be removed.  This is considered a Bikini Wax.  Usually for a  French Bikini wax, your waxing specialist will wax hair about another inch or inch and a half more inward.  Many clients like the French over the basic bikini, because if your bottoms would adjust at the pool a little more hair is removed and not seen ( ahhh embarrassing!)  

Now with the French, sometimes a little hair can be left on the top or removed completely.  This is what is desired by each client.  The hair between the legs though will not be waxed.  

Now with the Brazilian and the most popular, we do want our clients to know... A Brazilian is usually known as getting ride of ALL hair both- front and back.    We have the request though that they don't care to have the backside wax, but the hair between the legs is important to be removed.  Not a problem at all, we can customize your Brazilian wax and leave or remove that annoying hair you want gone!  Having a wax done will leave you fresh smooth and ready for fun!  Whatever that may be!  (hehe)

Oh and hey, did we mention?  If you stay on a consistent routine with your waxes, IT GETS EASIER AND MORE 'BARE'ABLE  (pun intended) ; )    Give it a try and tell us what you think!

 

Nufree Wax is our waxing brand of choice!

Ashley Pavlish

  Ahhh, the season of sun, sand, and swimsuits is upon us! And what is just around the corner, Spring Break 2016! As the weather warms up, the layers start to come off which means . . . it's time for a tidy up!

     "Spring cleaning" the house may be also on your list, but we're talking about waxing. The most popular waxing service we offer is the Brazilian Wax. This subject can be tricky and sticky (pun intended) but for most of us, it's a necessity when it comes to Summer grooming.

     I'm not going to say it's the "best" feeling in the world, but there are certain things you should be doing to ensure the process is as easy and painless as possible. Plus once it is over,  not having to shave everyday is a BONUS, we promise!

 

  • Hair needs to be at least 1/4 of an inch long. We strongly suggest no more or no less. Normally about a week and half since your last shave! This allows for the wax to adhere to the hair the best. If the hairs are too short, it means we can’t always successfully remove all the hair via the wax, and we then need to tweeze! Not the answer for a quick pain-free waxing experience, don't you think? ;0)
     

 

  • The morning before your appointment, take a lukewarm shower. The heat will open up your pores, allowing the root of the hair to be removed easier. We also say, use a loofah in the area to help exfoliate and slough off any dead skin.
     

 

  • Don't wear tight clothing after your wax appointment. Also we advise you to not apply perfumed creams after a wax. This can result in skin infection and can damage your hair follicles for an uncomfortable skin irritation. Ask us about our favorite aftercare product, Finipil.

  Oh and also, here is a little secret.. Keep your waxing appointment on a 4-6 week schedule, and it will make a world of a difference!

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions, or would like to book your Brazilian Wax appointment today!

BODY NOUVEAUX SPA | 402.476.7855 | www.bodynouveauxspa.com | 5600 S 48th St Lincoln, NE 68516