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Alison’s Picks, January 2023

Below are a few things that I’m loving at the moment.  While not all skincare related, they all support your wellbeing and self-care.  You are worth the time it takes to take care of yourself.

Vagus Nerve Activation

Activating your vagus nerve is a great way to shift your body into a restful state. In fact, stimulating your vagus nerve through massage is one of the ways I help your body and mind calm during your facial treatment. It is the longest cranial nerve, running from the base of your head down to your gut and innervating your heart, intestines, and other organs along the way. Activating, or stimulating, your vagus nerve helps to turn off your stress response and turns on your body’s relaxation response. I think we could all use a bit more of that!

Tea Time

I’ve been enjoying the Pukka Elderberry & Echinacea organic herbal tea every evening for the last month and it has quickly become one of my favorite teas. This tea contains organic elderberries, black currants, elderflower, and a hint of echinacea to boost seasonal wellness. Most stores carry this brand, I found it at Whole Foods. The tea sachet is also fully recyclable and free from BPA and PVC.

Deep Pore Cleanse

Everybody has “blackheads” on their nose. Most of the time they aren’t blackheads, they are sebaceous filaments and they are an indication that your skin is working just as it should.

Noses naturally have more oil and that oil oxidizes and turns black when exposed to air. This is what most people are referencing when they talk about having blackheads.

While there is no permanently getting rid of these filaments, a deep pore cleanse can remove the dark portion along with pollution, dirt, and anything else that has landed on your skin throughout the day.

The Tuel Deep Pore Cleansing Duo has been my personal go-to for over 15 years. Why? Because it works & it doesn’t strip my dry skin of precious oil. If you’re duo-curious, make an appointment for a facial or consultation.

Products of the Month:  The Eyes Have It!

  • Reduce puffiness,
  • Firm & brighten, or
  • Smooth fine lines


All Tuel Eye Products and the Killer Eye Kit are 15% off now through January 31, 2023.  Use code EYE15 at checkout.

The Killer Eye Kit contains one each of all three eye products in full-size jars and a home variation on the Glam Eye Treatment.

If you would like to experience the Glam Eye Treatment, book any facial treatment this month, I know you’ll be in heaven.

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