Healthy Holiday Recipe to Support Healthy Skin

Roast Pumpkin, Lentils and Goat’s Cheese

This is a really delicious, healthy dish that can be served as a main course with a sharp green salad or as a generous side that would complement any meat or poultry dish. It is very easy to make and looks beautiful served on a large platter, ready for sharing.
If you don’t have pumpkin on hand, you can use sweet potato as an alternative.

Serves 4

2 small or 1 large pumpkin, de-seeded and cut into large wedges
Olive oil for roasting
Fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper

1 bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed with a dash or 2 of ground cumin
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili flakes (more or less, depending on how spicy you like it!)

1 heaped tbsp tomato purée
2 bay leaves
10 oz lentils
4-6 oz soft goat’s cheese
1 bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 375

Spread out the pumpkin wedges onto a roasting tin and pour over a generous amount of olive oil, just to coat each piece of pumpkin. Season this mixture generously with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the thyme leaves. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, until the pumpkin is tender and beginning to caramelize at the edges.

Meanwhile, heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat and cook half the spring onion, together with the garlic, for about 5 minutes, until soft, add the cumin, smoked paprika and chili flakes, the tomato puree and bay leaves and cook for a minute until aromatic. 

In a separate pan, gently boil the lentils in a ½ gallon of water add pepper to taste. 15-20 minutes until the lentils are tender. Discard the bay leaves and check the seasoning.

To assemble: Spread the pumpkin wedges over a pretty platter and top with the spicy lentils and crumble over the goat’s cheese. Sprinkle over the remaining spring onion and chopped coriander.

6 tips to protect your skin while having fun in the sun

6 ways to protect your skin while having fun in the sunLiving in western Colorado, with our 300+ days of sunshine, call on us to get outside and play.  Whether it’s a lazy float down the river, biking our amazing trails, or simply soaking up the sun by the pool, being outside is part of living here.   Here are 6 simple tips to help you live your life and love your skin at the same time!

  1. Wear a wide-brimmed hat.  Protecting your face and neck are essential for glowing skin.  Your facial skin is very sensitive and too much sun exposure will show in all the wrong ways.
  2. Wear a light-weight, long sleeve shirt.  Our poor arms seem to take the brunt of the sun.  Most of us go outside with a hat and something covering our shoulders, but we neglect to protect our arms and hands!  Choose a UV fabric designed for summer wear which will keep you cool while protecting your skin.
  3. Apply sunscreen the right way. Yes, it’s true.  Not all sunscreen is created equal, and often times, even good sunscreen isn’t applied correctly to provide optimal coverage. One shot glass full of spf is what is recommended for your body. Spray on SPF does not saturate the outer part of the skin, be sure to spray and rub in. #ISClinical Solar Eclipse 50 is what I recommend.  Contact me to order this wonderful product! When choosing an SPF only choose these ingredients: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for full UVA/UVB protection. We now know that chemical based SPF are damaging our coral reefs, so be mindful and do not choose any chemical based SPF.
  4. Be aware of glare. Wearing a hat won’t protect your skin from glare.  This is especially important when you are on the river or skiing.  If your playing on a reflective surface, pull double duty; wear sunscreen and a hat!
  5. Drink plenty of water.  Being hydrated won’t keep you from getting sunburned, but your skin needs hydration, especially when you are outside working up a sweat in the hot sun!
  6. Schedule a Custom-ized Zensation Facial.  This facial is individually customized to suit your current skin conditions and is sure to keep you skin looking fantastic, moisturized and radiant.  Book your facial today! Your skin will thank you. Or check out all my services to choose the right one for you.

 

Clogged Pores – What do I do?

Help I have clogged pores, what do I do?

This is a common question that I hear from every client with #acne. What is the best way to deal with blackheads and whiteheads?

First we must control the dead-cell accumulation and clear the follicle out. It is important that we do this together, this treatment requires at home care and an acne control facial.

Extractions are a necessary process in your treatment as well as salicylic, AHAS and enzymes in the form of peels. These help to loosen the dead cells on the skin’s surface which ease the extraction process.  The use of these and other solutions help to liquefy the solid oil accumulations in the pores and break up the masses thus improving the extraction process.

At home care is carefully monitored to make sure you are not excessively over drying your skin. There is a fine balance to finding the right products to use and many times we alternate them with active/resting products. Daily home care is the real key to  acne management and the application of mild AHAS, BHAS. Certain serums that I recommend also calm the skin and reduce the bacteria load.

Many times you will find that the clogged pores start loosening up and the count of whiteheads and blackheads is reduced. However, this is the time to continue treatment for long term success.

Schedule your acne consultation today with Jo Ann to learn more about treatment options. Enjoy the success of beautiful glowing skin, don’t despair, you do have options. #skincare, #skindeepgj.com, #medicalspa

SKIN DEEP ROSE MIRACLE MAKEOVER

Remember to celebrate the special woman you love and appreciate on Mother’s Day Sunday May 14.

Plan ahead and thank her with a treatment that will speak her love language.

Truly, a gift that is all about her!

Truly, a gift that is all about her! Throughout history, no flower has been as loved or renowned as the rose. Considered as one of the most revered skincare ingredients available, it takes tens of thousands of rose blossoms to yield 1 ounce of rose essential oil. That makes rose oil one of the most expensive essential oils; however only a few drops are necessary to reap the full benefits it has to offer. Fun fact: Rose essential oil has the highest known vibrational frequency, which is why they’re so powerfully purifying and healing for our mind and body. Among all the flowers in the world, Rose has the oldest history with fossilized remains estimated to be over 35 million years old.

SKIN DEEP ROSE MIRACLE MAKEOVER

Experience a calming, healing facial that refines and illuminates skin with a combination of microdermabrasion, purifying clay, skin brightening vitamin C and a “queen flower” essential oil blend of rose absolute, rose geranium, neroli and ylang ylang. A relaxing massage leaves hands, feet and arms soft and hydrated.

Contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com to schedule your skin deep rose miracle makeover for someone you love.

 

NeckPerfect Complex

 

NECKPERFECT COMPLEX BY IS CLINICAL

Powered by targeted botanicals and extremely powerful antioxidants, NECKPERFECT COMPLEX transforms your neck, jawline and décolleté to appear more lifted, tightened and defined. This revolutionary age-defying formula gently exfoliates the skin to diminish the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, while dramatically improving skin tone and texture. With continued use, the neck and décolleté appears visibly smoother, contoured and sculpted for a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion.

BENEFITS
• Helps the skin appear more lifted, tightened and sculpted
• Restores firmness and elasticity
• Smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces the appearance of thin, “crepey” looking skin
• Improves skin texture and discoloration
• Delivers intense and penetrating hydration
• Provides potent antioxidant protection
• Paraben-free

Purchase today and begin the 12 week process to improve your sagging necklinew.

Contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com or by calling 970-250-9249