Kassaundra Winters joins the JBS team

Kassaundra350The newest addition to the Jill Bucy Skincare team, Kassaundra Winters brings with her a passion for skincare and wellness. She is trained and certified through the Biologique Recherche online academie, and studied at the European Institute of Skincare. She loves both the science and nurturing aspects of excellent skincare.

“I am passionate about creating very specific home care routines. If you come in for a treatment once in a while, it won’t do much for your skin if you’re not caring for it at home as well,” Kassaundra says. She values the overall wellness that comes from a JBS treatment. “I want to truly give clients a safe space to relax and focus on their wellness. I believe that touch can be a very healing thing, especially when we are getting more and more disconnected and removed from each other every day.” She is excited to introduce sugaring—a more natural, less-invasive approach to hair—in the spa. Kassaundra looks forward to treating clients’ skin and spirit.

Call the spa at 206.283.9295 to book a treatment with Kassaundra today.

Book our new Oxygen Facial and enjoy plumper, dewier skin!

Oxygen 3We are committed to bringing our clients the best possible skincare treatments and are thrilled to add a cutting-edge Oxygen Facial to our list of services. Created by Oxygen Ceuticals, a highly respected South Korean skincare brand, our OZ Portable machine delivers immediate results to tired, dehydrated skin.

How it works
The treatment delivers maximum hydration to the skin, using an infusion of hyaluronic acid with a pressurized oxygen mist. It’s an ideal way to achieve plumped-up, glowing skin right before an important event (the effects are instant but last for days after the treatment). Since the treatment plumps up the skin, lines are less noticeable. Skin is smoother, making it easier to apply makeup.

The JBS treatment
Many factors play havoc on our skin—the environment, sun, smoking, for example—and often sap the oxygen in our skin. Dry, lined skin is linked to more than the aging process; it can result from a poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin.

The JBS Oxygen Facial to the rescue! The treatment delivers highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis. High-pressurized oxygen becomes a delivery system for the skin. Based on your skin’s unique needs, we add a customized blend of botanicals, vitamins and other nutrients to the oxygen, which is then applied to the face and neck. The oxygen goes to work, absorbing this moisture cocktail into the skin and leaving you with a healthy, radiant complexion.

The Oxygen Facial is perfect for all skin types, but more mature skin will see the most startling results, which can include:

  • Pore cleansing
  • Lightened hyperpigmentation
  • Strengthened elasticity
  • Diminished pores
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • More even skin tone

Call us at 206-283-9295 or book online to schedule an Oxygen Facial and see immediate results.

Prep your body for spring

LGolden-Milk-Turmeric-Paste841388838As the harshness of winter gives way to spring, daffodils appear along the sidewalk, cherry blossoms open, and the start of a new season reveals itself. While sunshine and warmer weather uplifts the spirit, these transitional periods can also be disruptive and can require us to devote additional care to our bodies. Incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet is the first step in facilitating healing and strengthening your body’s defenses from the inside out. Below are a few of our nutritional favorites for reducing inflammation this Spring:

  • Flax seed oil is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are incredible for reducing inflammation. This oil is six times richer in omega 3 fatty acids than most fish oils. Try drizzling some over your next salad, adding a spoonful to a smoothie, or sprinkling flax seeds in soup, oatmeal, or yogurt.
  • Walnuts are chock-full of healthy fats—65 percent by weight, in fact—which makes them an energy-dense food that will satisfy you for longer periods than other snacks. A high source of polyunsaturated fats, walnuts are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of omega 3 ALA.
  • Spinach is a great source of vitamins A, C, K, manganese, zinc, and selenium. It contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that protect against disease and fight free radical damage, making it one of the best foods for strengthening the immune system.
  • Turmeric is the current darling and with good reason. It's a great source of the chemical curcumin, which has been shown to decrease swelling and inflammation. It's great for gut inflammation, joint issues, and skin redness. Use fresh root or powered turmeric in stirfries, add to a latte, or make golden milk: heat up coconut or almond milk on the stove and add grated turmeric and ginger, a cinnamon stick, ground black pepper, and a sweetener of choice. Simmer for 10 minutes and enjoy this healing beverage.

(photo: recipes.sparkpeople.com)