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how-microderm-works-videoMany of us understand the importance of exfoliation. But, after months of cleansing and years of aging cells, microdermabrasion may be something you might try. Beauty experts help us understand more about microdermabrasion and its benefits.

Let's see why our beauty experts might recommend this type of skin treatment.

Melissa's Advice

"One microdermabrasion is called Silkpeel. Silkpeel dermal infusion system sloughs away dirt and oil for clear, even toned, rejuvenated skin."

Shay's Advice

"Dermabrasion is a surgical ‘scraping’ of the skin.  It is reserved for use on patients with significant acne scarring and/or deep wrinkling of the skin. Dermabrasion is a highly invasive treatment, with significant downtime.  Therefore it is used cautiously, as there are less aggressive treatments on the market today, such as fractionated ablative and non ablative lasers that can often times provide comparable results.  The benefit of dermabrasion is that for patients with deep skin imperfections, this may be the only method of significantly improving the texture of the skin, in a controlled manner.  The results of dermabrasion may be more predictable than the results of other treatment modalities such as lasers or chemical peeling and often times patients only need one treatment to see significant improvement in their skin condition."

 

About the Experts

Melissa-Ben-Yoseph-Photo-FINALMelissa Ben-Yoseph is a publicist with 17 years of experience in consumer products, aesthetic beauty, healthcare, and beauty communications. She has a track record of generating interest and increasing visibility through coverage in national, regional, trade, and social media.

 

 

Shay-Photo-FINALShay Moinuddin is a highly sought after skin care expert, who has over 10 years of experience in aesthetic medicine. She is a master injector and has an extraordinary amount of experience injecting the most popular FDA-approved dermal fillers and neurotoxins on the market today. Shay is considered an anti-aging expert and uses combination modalities such as radio-frequency, ultrasound energy, and laser therapy to give patients the ultimate in aesthetic enhancement. Shay is considered one of the top beauty experts in her field and prides herself on providing patients with safe and effective treatment options that preserve their natural beauty.

 

 

best-fitness-appsOverwhelmed by all of the fitness apps out there? Fitness experts are here to help. Technology is part of our lives and incorporating it into your fitness program makes great sense. Some of my favorite apps are “My Fitness Pal”, “Lose it”, and “Fitbit”. Here are some more favorite exercise apps from fitness experts in Chicago. Download their favorite to see if you've been missing out on the greatest fitness apps ever.

Paul's Advice

"RETRO FITNESS app. It allows you to track your workout progress, check class schedules and request a trainer."

Lisa's Advice

"One of my favorite fitness apps is the Yoga and Travel app by Forrest Yoga Master Instructor Allison English. Most people can manage a cardio or strength workout on their own, but not yoga. Allison takes you through several yoga poses and is very specific on what each movement should feel like. It's a great program for when you're traveling over the holidays or on business."

Stephanie's Advice

"There are over 170+ apps. Find an app that is easy for you to use and navigate and one that isn't too overwhelming."

Ziba's Advice

Her favorite app for fitness is the Tabata Timer app because you can get short-bouts of cardio in with major health benefits!

Marisol's Advice

Her favorite app for fitness is the Nike Total Conditioning.

About the Experts

paul-schultz-headshot-new-year-new-you

Paul Schultz is General Manager of Retro Fitness in Carol Stream. He brings 11 years of business experience as an Accounting Manager from Bank of America and has been involved with competitive sports and physical fitness most of his life. Paul’s business and management background combined with his love of fitness will be key as Retro Fitness looks to expand in the Chicagoland area in 2014.

 

 

Lisa-Payne-Photo-FINALLisa Payne is a health and fitness expert in Chicago specializing in personal training. She is a fitness writer for Demand Studios, Today's Chicago Woman magazine, CheekyChicago.com, and on her own blog Paynefully Fit. Lisa is also an adjunct professor in exercise physiology, a brand ambassador for LARABAR, and works with Kate Hudson's athletic company "Fabletics".

 

 

Stephanie-Mansour-Photo-FINALStephanie Mansour (aka Step-It-Up with Steph) is a Body Image & Confidence Coach for women, as well as an in-home personal trainer, yoga, & Pilates instructor. She's been featured on CNN and TV stations across the country for her holistic approach to women's health & fitness. Get her free guide to have more confidence and feel good about your body here.

 

 

Ziba-Photo-FINALZiba Sarabia Lennox has over 20 years of dancing, choreographing, and performing experience. She has seven years of teaching dance and setting various productions. After a professional ballet career, Ziba’s passion for dance expanded into teaching ballet form conditioning, dance boxing, cardio dance and private lessons.  She is Pilates and NETA certified and her classes are about driving results and maximizing each individual’s potential, while celebrating the gift of movement and music. Ziba is the founder of MaZi Dance Chicago, which is MaZi’s performing group. 

 

 

Marisol-Photo-FINALMarisol Sarabia co-founded MaZi Dance Fitness in 2009 after years of continuing her own research and training in fitness. This took place following her performing career.  Marisol is also founder of Gift of Movement with the RIC.  You too can dance and get involved, message  MaZi on Facebook or visit MaZi Dance Fitness.

 

 

recover-faster-after-workoutsMany people want to get the best results from training during their workouts. There are techniques to do before and after workouts to get faster results. Our fitness experts discuss ways you can recover faster from workouts.

About the Experts

paul-schultz-headshot-new-year-new-you

Paul Schultz is General Manager of Retro Fitness in Carol Stream. He brings 11 years of business experience as an Accounting Manager from Bank of America and has been involved with competitive sports and physical fitness most of his life. Paul’s business and management background combined with his love of fitness will be key as Retro Fitness looks to expand in the Chicagoland area in 2014.

 

Lisa-Payne-Photo-FINALLisa Payne is a health and fitness expert in Chicago specializing in personal training. She is a fitness writer for Demand Studios, Today's Chicago Woman magazine, CheekyChicago.com, and on her own blog Paynefully Fit. Lisa is also an adjunct professor in exercise physiology and is a brand ambassador for LARABAR, and works for Kate Hudson's athletic company "Fabletics".

 

Stephanie-Mansour-Photo-FINALStephanie Mansour (aka Step-It-Up with Steph) is a Body Image & Confidence Coach for women, as well as an in-home personal trainer, yoga, & Pilates instructor. She's been featured on CNN and TV stations across the country for her holistic approach to women's health and fitness. Get her free guide to have more confidence and feel good about your body here.

 

 

Ziba-Photo-FINALZiba Sarabia Lennox has over 20 years of dancing, choreographing, and performing experience. She has seven years of teaching dance and setting various productions. After a professional ballet career, Ziba’s passion for dance expanded into teaching ballet form conditioning, dance boxing, cardio dance and private lessons.  She is Pilates and NETA certified and her classes are about driving results and maximizing each individual’s potential, while celebrating the gift of movement and music. Ziba is the founder of MaZi Dance Chicago, which is MaZi’s performing group. 

 

Marisol-Photo-FINALMarisol Sarabia co-founded MaZi Dance Fitness in 2009 after years of continuing her own research and training in fitness. This took place following her performing career.  Marisol is also founder of Gift of Movement with the RIC. You too can dance and get involved by messaging MaZi on Facebook or visit MaZi Dance Fitness

 

 

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Intentions can be a powerful way to reach your goals. They are thoughts that drive you to your success and can be key in keeping you on track. Here are a few thoughts from health experts on intentions. 

Lisa's Advice

"Everyday I set intentions. Ask yourself the minute you wake up how you want the day to go. Set yourself up for a great day. A great tip from there is to think of a phrase or mantra, write it on a Post-It note and stick it to your front door. Every time you leave you'll be reminded of that positive vibe!

Stephanie's Advice

"The bigger the WHY, the easier the HOW. When you are crystal clear on your intent to change your life, your changes will be more profound and long-lasting. Do you want to lose 10 pounds or do you want to feel confident about your body and excited to wear clothes? Get clear."

Ziba's Advice

"Don't think, just do! Put in the calendar, show up for it, that's it."

Marisol's Advice

"Work hard, be cognoscente of it and all you are capable of...then be grateful, for each moment is your life, what you consume, what you think, learn, who surrounds you...make it count. Trust that you care about you, know that you are doing the best for yourself and you won't let you down."

About the Experts

Lisa-Payne-Photo-FINALLisa Payne is a health and fitness expert in Chicago specializing in personal training. She is a fitness writer for Demand Studios, Today's Chicago Woman magazine, CheekyChicago.com, and on her own blog Paynefully Fit. Lisa is also an adjunct professor in exercise physiology, a brand ambassador for LARABAR, and works with Kate Hudson's athletic company "Fabletics".

 

 

Stephanie-Mansour-Photo-FINALStephanie Mansour (aka Step-It-Up with Steph) is a body image and confidence coach for women, as well as an in-home personal trainer, yoga, and Pilates instructor. She's been featured on CNN and TV stations across the country for her holistic approach to women's health and fitness. Get her free guide to have more confidence and feel good about your body here.

 

 

Ziba-Photo-FINALZiba Sarabia Lennox has over 20 years of dancing, choreographing, and performing experience. She has seven years of teaching dance and setting various productions. After a professional ballet career, Ziba’s passion for dance expanded into teaching ballet form conditioning, dance boxing, cardio dance and private lessons.  She is Pilates and NETA certified and her classes are about driving results and maximizing each individual’s potential, while celebrating the gift of movement and music. Ziba is the founder of MaZi Dance Chicago, which is MaZi’s performing group. 

 

 

Marisol-Photo-FINALMarisol Sarabia co-founded MaZi Dance Fitness in 2009 after years of continuing her own research and training in fitness. This took place following her performing career.  Marisol is also founder of Gift of Movement with the RIC. You too can dance and get involved by messaging MaZi on Facebook or visit MaZi Dance Fitness.

 

 

simple-face-masksNot everyone can afford to go to a day spa for a great facial. However, there are home facial treatments available you can do, which have come a long way for women. Instead of having to spend a lot of money at the spa on a regular basis, consider trying some of these facial masks.

Beauty experts share their tips for at home beauty masks that take years off your face.

Melissa's Advice

"An aesthetic mini-peel brightener, an invisipeel, and a P3 mask (a pore-purifying pumpkin mask)"

Elizabeth's Advice

"A mini-peel brightener aids in cell turn over and leaves skin instantly brightened. This product can be left on from 15 minutes or overnight. It also has a glycolic, salicylic acids, green tea, and vitamin A,C, and E.

About the Experts

Melissa-Ben-Yoseph-Photo-FINALMelissa Ben-Yoseph is a publicist with 17 years of experience in consumer products, aesthetic beauty, healthcare, and beauty communications. She has a track record of generating interest and increasing visibility through coverage in national, regional, trade, and social media.

 

 

Elizabeth-Reed-Photo-FINALElizabeth Reed is an aesthetic nurse at the Few Institute. She comes to the Few Institute after having worked in both the burn intensive care unit at the University of Chicago, as well as the plastic surgery department at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. Elizabeth has solid experience and training in reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures and is also an experienced skin care and laser registered nurse. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.

 

 

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