Winter is Coming: Weatherize Yourself for Healthier Looking Skin

Winter is Coming: Weatherize Yourself for Healthier Looking Skin

What is it about this time of year that conjures up such lovely images? Sleigh rides, cozy sweaters, steaming mocha lattes brimming with whipped cream. But that’s not the old thing old Mr. Winter brings with him when he blows into town. Let’s not forget chapped lips, dry hands and cracked feet that feel like someone is rubbing sandpaper across them. As the seasons change, its important to switch up your skincare routine so that your skin can still look and feel its very best, even in the dead of winter.

Keeping healthy skin in winter is the real challenge. Your skin loses its natural moisture, resulting in itchy and dry skin. In some cases, it can even lead to psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. If you are struggling, we have a few winter face care tips that help you maintain your skin’s moisture.

  • Choose Products Wisely- Cleansers that contain moisturizers won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture barrier. If you have acne or breakouts, use products containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin to help in repairing the moisture barrier of your skin.
  • Protect Your SkinProtect your skin from the cold wind, snow and rain if you are stepping out in winter. Wear gloves, caps and do not forget your sunscreen.While the warmth of the sun may feel pleasant, the UV rays can still be damaging to your skin. Choose a sunscreen that provides a physical barrier against the sun.
  • Take Lukewarm Showers- It is very tempting to go for hot showers when the temperature is dipping. But if you love your skin, avoid them. Instead, use lukewarm water to shower and wash your face. Hot showers dry your skin quickly, and if you do not moisturize it immediately, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema. Once you have taken a lukewarm shower, apply a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides. This will keep the moisture barrier intact and prevent dryness.
  • Stay Hydrated- Be it inside your home or outside, the air is drier in winter. And as a result, water evaporates from your body easily. Hence, you need to keep your skin hydrated. You can also install a humidifier to manage the moisture level in your home. This will certainly keep your skin happy.
  • Don’t Overdo the Exfoliation- Exfoliating the skin eliminates dead skin cells. But your skin barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is fine. This will boost skin regeneration and product absorption.
  • Follow a Daily Routine- It doesn’t need to be elaborate. Here’s a very basic and simple skin care routine that anyone can follow to keep their skin happy during the winter. Cleanse your skin once or twice a day, preferably in the morning and before going to bed. After washing your face in the morning, apply a light daily moisturizer to lock the moisture in. And at night, use a heavy moisturizer or overnight cream. This should be done on damp skin because just-washed skin absorbs moisture better.
  • Don’t Forget to Exercise- We totally get it! It’s hard to leave the warmth and coziness of the blanket behind and get moving on a chilly winter morning. But do it if you love your skin. Exercise will pump up your heart rate, which in turn, pumps more blood to your organs and skin.
  • Maintain a Healthy & Balanced Diet- Consume a lot of seasonal fruits and veggies. Berries are exceptional sources of vitamins and antioxidants that your skin needs to stay healthy during the cold weather. Fruits, veggies, and other food items such as salads, soups, juices, and milk can aid with hydration. Give your body the nutrients to keep the skin healthy.

Remember that diet, exercise and hydration all play a vital role in keeping skin looking fresh. Our skincare tips should have you healthy and glowing, all winter long. If you are still experiencing flakiness or extreme dryness, please call us for a skincare consultation.

To Lash or Not to Lash?

To Lash or Not to Lash?

Eyelash extensions are a marvel of the beauty industry and a testament to the innovations of those who know that more is possible.


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We’ve all seen them. Those women with lashes so long and lush, they make you do a doubletake. And we’ve probably all thought about joining their ranks at some point in time. Long, thick and full eyelashes are desired by many women and often seen on the pages of magazines and while scrolling through social media. Unfortunately, we are not all genetically blessed with perfect lashes. But now you don’t have to depend on genetics for perfect eyelashes. At AMS Studios, our lash artists can customize a set of lash extensions that will have other people doing the doubletakes.

Eyelash extensions are a marvel of the beauty industry and a testament to the innovations of those who know that more is possible. A few years ago, the best eyelash help you could obtain was temporary eyelashes to cover your natural ones. Today you can get natural-looking eyelash extensions and forego the process of wearing mascara. Imagine being able to wake up and skip the morning makeup routine because you already have perfect lashes!

You will not only love the way you look with lash extensions, but you will also love the way you feel. We cannot stress enough what a confidence booster it is. The quickest way to own any room you walk into – lash extensions!

As you can see, lash extensions have many advantages. Unfortunately, there is also one big disadvantage that you should consider. Lash extensions are addictive! Once you get the lashes, you won’t want to give them up. You will love the beautiful accent they gave your eyes.  Ready to give lash extensions a try? We can have you lashed up in no time!


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The Power of Carboxy Therapy

The Power of Carboxy Therapy

The Power Of Carboxytherapy for Tightening and Toning Skin

CO2 Lift Pro and CO2 Lift V bring a whole lot of results with a little bit a gel, all within the privacy of your own home.


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Y’all, we have never been as blown away by or as excited to introduce our clients to a product as we are about the CO2 Lift Pro Carboxy Gel Mask and her downstairs neighbor CO2 Lift V. This carboxytherapy skincare should be called the little pink miracle gel. A lot of tricky science goes into creating cosmeceuticals, but the bottom line is the RESULTS. And these are stunning!

What You Need to Know

CO2 Lift Pro can be purchased as a take-home kit applied to reverse signs aging and regenerate skin. As we age and skin loses its elasticity, there are few things we can do to regain it without having an invasive surgical procedure. But this new technology puts similar results right at your very own finger tips. You’re in charge of when and where you tighten, lift and tone. We recommend a series of 3 that can be purchased for $260.

We also use this mask as a $90 add-on to several procedures we do here in the med spa to include that reduces discomfort, redness, inflammation and downtime. And it enhances and helps maintain the results from the procedure. This is a game-changer if you want to see results in your skin but have been hesitant for any number of reasons.

The absolutely amazing news about this product is that they make a version for your lady bits as well! CO2 Lift V addresses most of the issues we deal with after childbirth, with stress and as we age. Vaginal health is a critical part of a woman’s overall well-being and we are here for anything that improves our client’s outcomes. CO2 Lift V treats vaginal dryness, urinary issues, and painful intercourse all while tightening and lifting. No need for a doctor’s appointment or prescription. Raise your hand if you’ve been waiting your whole life, or at least your children’s, for a product like this!

Run, don’t walk, to AMS Studios for your pack of CO2 Lift Pro or CO2 Lift V! Unless you pee a little bit every time you run, then we recommend walking. At least until the CO2 Lift V has time to take effect!


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Environ Body Essentia

Environ Body Essentia: Cure for the Skincare Blues


Summer is giving us the long, slow kiss goodbye. But we can feel her sassy sister hanging out early in the mornings, teasing us with the cooler temps to come. And with those wonderful weather changes, we can also experience some skin changes too. While we all put a lot of effort into making sure our skin is protected and perfect during swimsuit season, we can be a little neglectful as cold weather eases into the region. We encourage you to fight the winter skin blues with our medical-grade products from Environ. These unique formulations produce visible changes in the body parts that may need some TLC. Purchase our Environ Body Essentia Derma-Lac Lotion, Vitamin A, C & E Body Oil and Tri-Complex Contouring Cream for $175 (Valued at $240), and you will receive a beautiful FREE travel cosmetics case while supplies last.

So what do these products do?

Derma-Lac Lotion is a scientifically formulated blend that utilizes AHA to produce smoother, softer skin. It has exfoliating properties that give skin a youthful, healthy and refreshed appearance. All your friends will be begging for your secret to radiant-looking skin.

Vitamin A, C and E Body Oil combines all the yummy goodness of our favorite vitamins into any airy oil that is a breeze to apply. It restores the normal level of vitamins to the skin and leaves you with a healthy glow. Used to promote firmer skin and a more even skin tone, this body oil will quickly become a staple in your skincare arsenal.

Tri-Complex Contouring Cream is your new best friend! It eliminates the appearance of lumpiness and gives an overall firmer appearance to all areas to which it is applied. This cream targets lax skin, keeping your assets ready for when summer rolls arounds again. Truly one of the most unique formulations on the market, it is one of our favorites and will soon be one of yours!

All three of these Environ products are amazing individually. But when used together, you get a power punch of essential skincare to get you through the rough patches of winter!



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True pioneers of professional body sugaring – Sugar Waxing At AMS Studios

True pioneers of professional body sugaring – Sugar Waxing At AMS Studios

Sugaring (sugar waxing) is an ancient technique with origins in Egypt and ancient Greece.  It is booming in popularity in Europe and has steadily grown more and more popular here at home in the States.  Sugar can be applied by hand or using strips.

Sugaring is like waxing but is unique in that it removes the hair from the root almost 100% of the time. The ingredients in the sugar paste are so gentle, and the way that it is applied is so effective, that it rarely irritates the skin and is great for sensitive or allergy-prone skin types. 

It is universally effective for all hair types and colors and you can use it on any part of your body and face. Sugar paste will not pull or irritate the skin; it will only pull on hair and will exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells.

With continuous use, sugaring reduces hair growth each time. The hair gradually grows back thinner and finer. How long you will stay hair-free depends on several factors, but you will see a much sparser re-growth already after the very first sugaring treatment. The average time between treatments is 4-6 weeks.