Self Care for Mom: Look Good, Feeling Good
A few weeks back I had the awesome opportunity to visit my friend Erin, owner of Upper Cape Med Aesthetics in Falmouth, for a LIVE micro-needling session. Anyone who has met me knows that I don't often put my own self care first like I am sure many of you reading also do. I often forgo purchasing new clothes or doing any type of self body care opting instead to put my kids and family first. It is easy to get in the habit of doing this to the point where the only new clothes, get a haircut or self care I get a chance for is when someone gets me it as a gift.
My friend Erin recently reminded me that even Mom has to sometimes put herself first and she is totally right. Studies show that if Mom is happy then often times the family is happier and more productive. So when Erin reached out to me about doing a LIVE micro-needling procedure and told me how good my face would feel and look after I jumped at the chance especially after staring at the creased lines in my forehead for the millionth time.
Micro-needling is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Micro-needling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
I was a little nervous and hesitant because just like my oldest child I am super sensitive to just about anything I put in my body or on it. Seriously I react to EVERYTHING, it is such a bummer sometimes! So to brave this LIVE for all of you was a major leap of faith. But I wholeheartedly dove right in to Erin's professional and capable hands and her results did not disappoint! Upper Cape Med Aesthetics believes their patients and their individual needs and concerns come first. In an industry flooded with new facial skin care products and procedures, they make sure that health, appearance and safety are never compromised, always opting for the safest and best aesthetic outcome.
Erin applied a sauve to my face prior to starting. This had to sit on my face for a little bit of time to help numb everything. The entire procedure takes about an hour to do between preparation, numbing and then after care.
Once everything began I was pleasantly surprised as it did not really bother me while she did the procedure. Erin was very gentle and put me at ease throughout the whole procedure. Once we had finished she also applied some product to help sooth and stimulate new collagen growth.
Once home I did notice that my face was slightly red and throbbed very slightly but by the next morning it did not bother me at all and I could begin to see the results.
The next few days I saw the redness and slight swelling subside and I was ECSTATIC to discover that all my acne had disappeared and the lines in my forehead were almost gone! By 3 days post procedure my face was glowing and healthy and tight! Erin continued to check on me for the next few days to ensure I was feeling great and any concerns etc I may have.
I was thrilled with the results and got many compliments over the holidays about how great my skin looked which of course gave me a nice boost to my emotional health. Upon reflection I realized that Erin was right and Mom does have to take care of herself and do small things when she can to make herself happy. We should not have to wait a year to do a little self care, we really need to reward ourselves with whatever type of self care makes us happy more often. Maybe it is a new pair of pants, a haircut, maybe a massage, maybe botox and micro-needling... whatever it is treat yourself every once in a while because self care is really important. This is going to be my New Year's Resolution this year-to do more self care whatever it may be and not feel judged or guilty for it. Not only did my face look and feel positively amazing after but mentally it did wonders for me and made me feel fresh and gorgeous. It truly was the best gift for the holiday season and for the new year!
Be sure to visit our friend Erin at Upper Cape Med Aesthetics in Falmouth and tell her we sent you! She is amazing and will treat you just like family!
Local Cape Cod Mom, Erin Edwards, owner of Upper Cape Med Aesthetics, has partnered with Cape Cod Moms on their upcoming new location Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Erin who has partnered with us in the past through our giveaways will be opening her new location in Town Hall Square of Falmouth. We invite you to join us on November 22, 2019 at 5pm as Amy will go LIVE on Facebook during a treatment given by Erin! Come join us, have some fun and mix and mingle with new friends and old as we take a little time to pamper ourselves before the holiday season gets fully underway!
AWESOME UPCOMING EVENT FOR GIRLS!!!!
The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2nd Annual Girl's and Doll's Daysponsored by Country Smiles Doll Shop on Sunday, November 13th from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Special thanks to our supporting sponsors:
New Balance Mashpee & Thomas J. O'Neill Inc.
The day kicks off with registration at the Fitness Company for Women on Route 130 where each young lady will receive a gift bag with special offers and goodies and a map of participating merchants. This is also where the girls and their dolls will have a chance to have their hair styled courtesy of The Beauty Co.
Miss Lori from Klub Kidz, has special activities planned at the Fitness Center as the girls wait for their salon appointments. Once the girls and their dolls are decked out and ready to go, it's off to Mashpee Commons to take advantage of offers from participating businesses.
Girls who visit all of the participating businesses will be eligible for very special prizes to be handed out in the afternoon. The day will culminate with dinner at the
99 Restaurant in Mashpee from 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and the lucky raffle winners will be announced at dinner. Here is a schedule of events and participating merchants.
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Registration and special activities with Klub Kidz will take place at the Fitness Company for Women on Rt. 130 (502 Main Street). The Beauty Co. which is in the same building, will style hair for girls and dolls. Appointments must be made in advance once a ticket has been purchased by calling 508-477-0792.
12:00 - 4:00
The next stop is Mashpee Commons where participating merchants will be waiting with planned activities, special discounts, and free samples including:
The Tea Shoppe - 20% off Teddy Bear Tea - Three small PB & J sandwiches with three brownie triangles, a teddy bear cookie and a drink. Also, register to win a birthday doll cake!
Country Smiles Doll Shop - Stop by for your free gift!
The GAP - Receive 25% off regular priced items. This is only good on Nov. 13th.
Woodruff's Art Center- Free craft activity for you and your doll!
New Balance - Stop by and have your picture taken for free courtesy of Thomas J. O'Neill Inc. and K Mac Photo!
Gelfi's Candy's & Gifts - Stop by for a free treat!
Zinnia Jewelry - Get 20% off your jewelry purchase and register to win a prize!
The Red Balloon Toy Store - Register to win a Carolle Doll and a jewelry box!
Cape Kaleidoscopes - Receive $1.00 off any toy kaleidoscope!
Zoe's Pizza - Stop by for free samples of their delicious pizza!
Verde Floral Design - Stop by for your free gift!
4:00 - 5:00
The day will culminate at the 99 Restaurant for dinner. Kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal. Raffle prizes will be awarded.
There will be a special offer for photo printing in your bags from Walgreens to capture the memories of your special day.
Tickets are $25 for 1 adult and 1 child and $10 for each additional person in the party. Tickets are available at Country Smiles Doll Shop and theMashpee Chamber of Commerce.
For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities call 508-477-0792 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
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