Football & Facials ~ Win Broncos Tickets



Your chance to win tickets to the Bronco/Chiefs Football Game, Nov. 27, 2016.

Come in for your Anti-aging Facial or for men, your Gentlemen’s Facial to be entered in a raffle for 2 tickets to the Broncos/Chiefs game, Nov. 27th    Book your appointment now!

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The Rules:

  1. You have to come in for either an Anti-aging Facial and or Gentlemen’s Facial between Sept. 22 – Nov. 19, 2016.
  2. The prize is two (2) tickets, Broncos/Chiefs Game, Nov. 27, 2016.
  3. Space is limited, one (1) service per customer.
  4. The purchase of a gift certificate of either service, Anti-aging Facial and or Gentlemen’s Facial.   Purchase as many as you like.  Each gift certificate counts as an entry.
  5. Can not be combined with any other discount or contest.
  6. No other services will be substituted. 
  7. No cash value can be given in substitute for tickets.
  8. Seats are in Sec 118, Row 28.
  9. Drawing will be Monday Nov. 21, 2016, the winner will be determined by random drawing and notified by the end of day Nov. 21, 2016.
  10. The prize must be redeemed by Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, 3pm.
  11. The prize winner is responsible for any and all associated costs in accepting the tickets, including parking and meals.
  12. The prize winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge Accent Touch, LLC, Accent Beauty, and any additional sponsors, their employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize. 

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Chamomile Is Not Just For Tea

For at least 25 years I have made a tea out of the Chamomile flower.  I buy it in bulk, an ounce at a time and have made tea most evenings before I go to bed.  I have found I go to sleep faster and have a more restful sleep.

A few years ago, I met a woman from Kuwait across the street from my salon. She was having her morning coffee and invited me to join her.

Her name is Reem and has turned out to be the most interesting woman I have ever met. Reem

Among all the cool information and fun facts about food, jewelry and life she is a skin care guru.

We had come from running errands one day Nora and Reemand she points to my skin and says, “you need some chamomile for your skin to reduce your skin congestion and hyper-pigmentation. ”

I didn’t think I had any skin congestion and hyper-pigmentation and was a little dismayed that that was what she saw when she looked at my skin.

She instructed me to grind up the flower and make the tea before I showered that evening.  I already do that.  This time don’t throw out the flower, instead scrub it on my face and let it dry.  PortionofdriedCamomileWhen it dries dust off the flakes and go to bed.  In the morning, wash my face, moisturize and sunblock as normal.  Do it for two weeks and your skin will be clear and smooth.

The first night it was a bit of a challenge to keep the pulp on my face and it took a very long time to dry. Nora Chamomile  I had not ground up the flower fine enough, but I soon developed a technique that kept the flower on my skin.

I noticed a difference in my skin immediately. It looked as if I had just had a chemical peel, had healed and I was left with smooth clear skin.  This was after one day.

Now, granted my skin is not riddled with acne nor hyper-pigmentation, my problems are small at best, but for someone who is truly struggling  with these skin issues Chamomile Tea Scrub is worthy of a try.

Now, I do this process about once or twice a week or when I see some imbalance.  My skin has never looked better.

The truth behind Sanitas Skincare Formulation

Sanitas Progressive SkinhealthI’m sure you’ve noticed the change in Sanitas Skincare.  The name,  Sanitas Skincare is now Sanitas Progressive Skinhealth.   The packaging which now comes in a box with ingredients and directions.  New products to optimize your skin care regimen.

The improvements to the line have come without compromising the integrity of the line.

Sanitas leverages active ingredients and biogenic co-factors that has always been at the core of it’s delivery systems into even more effective formulations.

They have eliminated controversial ingredients such as PEGs

Sanitas Progressive Skinhealth has thoughtfully and skillfully answered the demand for new products, specifically for oily and combination skin.  They have applied cutting edge ingredient technologies to clean and green existing formulations. Sanitas has also included more product options for pregnant and lactating clients.

To be compliant with FDA labeling regulations Sanitas is now packaging each product in a carton to display the full ingredient deck to enhance clarity and transparency for consumers.  All of the new packaging is recyclable.

I am so happy and excited to use so many of the new products and I am pleased as well that so many of my favorites are still available.

If Morgan Freeman Wore Sun Block

Anti-aging Secrets I wish I Knew About


Mole are 100% Preventable

I’m always so surprised at the amount of people that don’t wear sunblock.

 Or will admittedly only where it, “sometimes.”

I know, “sometimes” means never.

Sunblock is the most undefined product that is recommended for daily use.  You don’t see it working, you don’t know if it is working, but over time if you haven’t used sunblock you will most likely see the affects of not having used sun protection.

The effects of the sun are subtle, but over time, will age and hyper-pigment the skin.  So often I hear people say that moles and hyper-pigmentation is hereditary.  The only reason these symptoms of the sun are hereditary is because no one in the family is wearing sunblock.

The key ingredients that you should look for are Zinc and Titanium Dioxide.  These ingredients create a full spectrum, that means it will protect you from UVA (aging), UVB (burning), and UVC (cancer) rays.

Typically I like to keep the SPF right in the range of 20 -30.  The reason for me is I feel fooled into believing that I don’t need to reapply after a couple of hours if I’ve been out hiking all day.  For me, the 50 SPF and 70 SPFs seem like over kill. But if you are at a high risk of skin cancer or have found to have skin cancer, of course you will need the higher SPFs.


My other reason for using products with Zinc oxide is known for its noncomedogenic and antimicrobial properties that can enhance wound healing. Titanium Dioxide full spectrum block that is noncomedogenic, doesn’t clog your pores.

Here are some of my favorites.

gloTherapeutics Solar Shade SPF 50

Solar Shade SPF 50_sensitive

This lightweight blend of natural, mineral sunscreens glides on skin and absorbs quickly, providing broad spectrum protection to shield against sun damage and prevent photo-aging.

Here’s why I like it so much.  You need so little, put it on after your moisturizer and it makes a great primer for your foundation.  For an oily skin it can even be used as just your moisturizer.

Sanitas Progressive Skin Health,  Solar Block SPF 17

Sanitas  Solar Block has always been one of my favorites.

Sanítas offers a unique approach to sun protection. Many sun care products feature toxic chemicals that do not offer full spectrum protection from the sun and can actually accelerate the aging process.  Sanítas does not formulate productsgetsanitas-solarblock1 using toxic sunscreen chemicals or drugs. They feature topically delivered sun protection nutrients that respect the skin and enhance its inherent ability to protect itself.  In addition to providing full protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays, Sanítas Solar Block nourishes and heals the skin with ingredients such as Zinc Oxide and anti-aging vitamins.

Now here’s why I love Solar Block.  A pea size dollop protects my face neck and hands.  Less is more with Sanitas and I have a smoother even surface to apply my make up.  I also use Solar Block to finish all my skin care services at my salon.  I wouldn’t trust any other product to protect my clients.

TIZO SheerFoam™ Sun Protection SPF 30 Non-TintedTizoSheerFoamNonTint

My new favorite.  It’s light, it foams.  So cool!!

The gentlest mineral sunscreen uniquely formulated to provide sheer, weightless, non-greasy protection from the sun’s harmful UVA-UVB rays.

TiZO ShearFoam™ SPF 30 is formulated with multiple particle sizes of micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide into a light foam sunscreen that applies smooth and clear. Its easy application glides on skin for uniform, complete coverage for maximum protection. Formulated for all skin types, this product is free of oils, fragrances, preservatives, and chemical sunscreens. It Contains the #1 and #2 rated sunscreen filters resulting in excellent, broad spectrum protection to help prevent pre-mature skin aging, sun-induced wrinkles and loss of firmness.

I’ve been taking it to the pool with me to protect my face and tattoo.   Then use it to protect my face neck and hands on the way out.  Because it foams it just melts when you put it on and fabulous under my make up.

Garden Goddess Organics, Everyday Natural Sunscreen Continuous Spray

Using naturally occurring minerals and organic, plant-based ingredients, our zinc and titanium-based spray sunscreen provides powerful sun preveryday-natural-sunscreen-6oz-continuous-spray-goddess-garden-organics_largeotection naturally! Our formula is biodegradable, reef safe, and non-nano so you can rest easy while you enjoy the sun without worry.

I picked this product up before I went to St. Martin at the beginning of the year.  Although all the before mentioned sunblocks are great for everyday where for face, neck and hands, I would not recommend them for your whole body on the beach.

Running late and trying to get all the small errands done before I left I realized I didn’t have a sunblock.  I was at Sprouts getting my snacks for the plane, I ran over to the skin care isle and grab this product.

When I woke the next morning, my first full day in St. Martin, I made my coffee and prepared to spend the next few hours at the beach.  Made my coffee and before getting dressed I sprayed myself from head to toe with Garden Goddess, 30 SPF.  I then threw it in my bag with my book and my water and a few other necessities for the beach, drank my coffee and away I went.

I ate breakfast, I soaked up the sun, I swam in the ocean.  About 4 hours later I returned to my condo.  I failed to follow my own recommendations of reapplying, but I wasn’t burnt, scorched, and no bugs had bitten me.

I figured it was just a fluke.

I was more than cautious going forward.

Wow!!  I never burned, scorched, no bugs had bitten me.  I came home with best tan ever.  In other words I didn’t look like a burnt up penny.

With so many options for sun protection there is no reason that you shouldn’t find one to fit your needs.



Mercury Retrograde

Quick guide to getting through to May 25th


Renew, Relax, Reevaluate, Release, Revise

I’ve had to realize that mercury retrograde is not my enemy.

It’s a time to “Re”

I renew my commitment to myself, and my purpose.  I relax and take it easy, not making any hasty decisions, I reevaluate the decisions that I have made and perhaps release myself from the bonds that hold me down or keep me from soaring.  And finally, I revise any plans going forward that will keep me on my journey and authentic path.

Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow phase was around a week ago.  That’s when I’m assuming things started going wacky for you. Computers stop working properly, communication began to be a challenge.  It’s not you, it’s Mercury.

Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.

In essence, keep smiling, and understand you have no control right now.  Go clean your closet, it will all be over the last week of May.

mercury madness

Spring in Colorado

Klippen überwindenWe’ve leaped and we’ve sprang,  how many of us are still on course with our goals for the year.

I hope you haven’t thought of your New’s Years goals as a resolution, because if you  have, you’ve forgotten or pushed aside the thought by the time Mardi Gras came around.

We are nearing close to mid year and it’s not unheard of to hear that pre-new years voice of what you would like to accomplish this year.

Not loose weight, not be your better self, like Oprah claims.  Notice even those commercials have stopped.

One significant obtainable goal.

You still have 7 and a half months left.

Get on it.

You can do it!

My Favorite At Home Peel

Love, love, love Sanitas Brightening Peel Pads.

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Immediately my skin feels the tingle and feels so fresh.  I like to exfoliate at night so when I wake up my skin is smooth, bright and soft.

The Brightening Peel Pads work on several different levels. The Glycolic Acid exfoliates and stimulates new growth; Salicylic Acid, dissolves oils, is anti-bacterial and an anti-inflammatory; Lactic Acid is a natural humectant, softens and reduces hyper-pigmentation; Witch Hazel tightens pores and stimulates circulation.

My skin is on the sensitive side so I use them about every 3rd night.  Even for the most resilient skin I would not recommend use more than every other night.  I like to follow the peel with Sanitas Skincare Re-vita-lize Mask.  Vitamins A, C, D, E and K and CoQ10 enhance collagen production, firm the skin and helps the skin bounce back.


At Home Peels

Peel once a week, no more than every other day.
Peel once a week, no more than every other day.

My first thought on at home peels is to leave it to the professionals.  Since I know the majority of you will ignore that advice I want to give you do-it-yourself clients some guidance.

Please understand the peel process should be done sparingly.  You always should let your skin recover and give your skin the nutrients to recover.

I’ve been reading the directions of some of the more popular at home peel products.  They all advise to peel daily.

Please don’t.

What will happen?

Using acids on your skin daily without a break will dry out your skin, thin your skin, make your skin less resilient.

When you peel at home start slow, once a week, build up to every other day. If your skin starts to get dry, back off the frequency of the peeling.

Always peel at night so your skin has time to recover, you don’t want to peel your skin and then go out into the sun.  A solar block is a must!  With out a proper sunscreen you risk hyper-pigmentation and increased lines and wrinkles.


Peels, we’re talking professional, with a therapist.

Peels, one of my favorite services to do and receive.

Chemical Peel @Accent-Beauty
Shed the old skin and grow the new.

I’ve been reading so many articles about peels, encouraging and debunking myths, but without any clear understanding of what you’re doing to your skin, or, more importantly how often, what recovery products should be used and that sun protection is paramount.


First, what is a peel and why do you need one?

A peel is a microscopic injuring to your skin sending the signal to repair. When your skin repairs itself, it starts to stimulates your natural growth factors, fiberblasts, building collogen, elastin, stimulating your natural moisture factors, and hyaruronic acid development, essentially encouraging new cell growth. As in any kind of injury the recovery process is where caution is needed.

There are so many peels available from the light superficial peels to deep aggressive peels done only under medical supervision. Let’s talk about the light and superficial right now.Sanitas Skincare, Accent Beauty, Denver

A light peel is appropriate on a monthly basis. Three months in a row is generally the sweet spot.  Then take a break for a couple of months. The peels your skin would enjoy on a monthly schedule would be lactic (sour milk), mandelic (almonds), glycolic (fruit acids) no lower in PH than 3.0 or in the range of 30%.

no noNow here is the trick to having a successful peel, the recovery. Once you have a peel you need to be gentle to your skin. That means no scrubs, no acids, retinols for ten days to two weeks. You have to let your skin recover.

Let me say it again.

You have to let your skin recover. Please think of continuous exfoliation like re-injuring a scar. When you re-injure a scar it starts the create scar tissue and it no longer becomes a superficial wound and your skin will start to protect itself either by building thicker and thicker skin or the opposite start breaking down and loose elasticity and resiliency.

Accent Beauty can peel everyone in DenverWho can get a peel?


All skin-types, all ethnicities, all skin conditions can benefit from a peel.  It is the best way to brighten, lighten, reduce scaring, reduce and eliminate hyper-pigmentation. reduce fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin more resilient.