Once again, the country’s favorite love-it-or-hate-it Holiday is upon us. Half of us will spend the run up to Valentine’s Day agonizing over finding someone to celebrate with, the other half worrying if their loved one will remember to celebrate! Either way, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend a little time on the most important person in your life, YOU.
No matter our romantic situation, everyone wants to look perfect on Valentine’s Day, yet at this point in the year, our skin is suffering from the cold dry air and a lack of Vitamin D. We could all use a little epidermal pick me up! At Christine Valmy, we have come up with quick, simple recipes which require only ingredients everyone has in their own home, and can make you look great and feel better. Our Chocolate Mask is perfect for Valentine’s Day, as it not only makes your skin glow but works double duty as a tasty treat for you AND your partner!
Before using a mask, I recommend exfoliating beforehand, so that your skin can better absorb the ingredients and results will be maximized. An at-home exfoliator can be made by mixing sour cream* with cornmeal*!
Next, follow with our Chocolate Mask. This mask is specially formulated for dry and dehydrated skin. Its ingredients are nourishing and hydrating, especially during the cold winter months. Chocolate is packed with antioxidants which help combat free radicals, promote circulation and prevent premature aging, so the cocoa powder will act as a vasoconstrictor to increase blood flow. The lactic acid from the sour cream increases product penetration, and the honey, banana, and olive oil soothe and hydrate the skin. It can be used not only on the face but all over the body as well…
- 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder*
- 1 tbsp. of sour cream*
- ½ tsp. of honey*
- ¼ banana*
- 1 tsp. of olive oil*
Cut the banana in slices. Put banana slices, cacao powder and sour cream in the mixer.Mix. Add honey and olive oil. Stir to obtain a homogenized mixture. Apply on the entire face, except for the eyes, with a brush. Leave on for 20 minutes and remove with cotton pads and water.
We will be offering this mask as an add-on to our facials here at Christine Valmy for the week of Valentine’s Day. Call for an appointment at 212−779−7800 if you would like to indulge!
Enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
*Note: As with all natural ingredient masks, do not use if you are allergic to the specific foods noted.
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For 65 years now, Ms. Christine Valmy has had her own esthetics philosophy and brand. For the rest of us, esthetics and the beauty industry, in general, are big business today. The use of cosmetics & targeted skin care products has become a daily ritual. But, it wasn’t always like that…
Here is how it began:
Christine Valmy started developing her own skin care treatments using natural ingredients from her garden in 1944. Other American countries were also doing this, however, Ms. Valmy noticed why she didn’t like their approach — and decided she could do better.
After she arrived in New York in 1965, she finalized her now-famous techniques, the ‘’Valmy method’’, with a philosophy to ‘’reveal not to conceal’’ the natural beauty of a healthy,
To learn more about Christine Valmy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Valmy
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NAILS ART SEMINAR : Saturday, December 3
+ Learn festive Nail Art for Birthdays, Holidays, and Other Special Occasions.
Weekend Nail Specialty Classes Start 1– 7– 12
Call Admissions today 212−779−7800 for more information.
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OUR HUGE 15,000 SQ FT FACILITY IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN. 12 STATE-OF THE-ART CLASSROOMS, FULLY-EQUIPPED WITH LATEST TECHNOLOGY.
BECOME A PART OF THE NEW CHRISTINE VALMY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL!!!!
Located at 261 Fifth Avenue, close to Madison Square Garden and only a few blocks from the Empire State Building, our new location offers our students and customers a breathtaking view of Manhattan from the 24th floor.
Christine Valmy fuses curriculum with nature — and our new school reflects our philosophy, from the environmentally-friendly building materials, to our products and ‘green’ atmosphere of bamboo, plants and meditation areas. You will be one with
nature to relax, renew and revitalize.
Our school provides a top-notch skincare & beauty education to our students that accommodates the needs of the international student. Courses are currently available in English, Spanish and Korean. But our staff can consult and assist in even more languages: Chinese, Russian, French, Romanian, Albanian, Japanese and more.
In the Esthetics program, students learn the “Valmy Method”, an unique methodology of facial massage developed with the philosophy to “reveal not to conceal” the natural beauty of a healthy, well-functioning skin.
This method incorporates a variety of sequences, sensations, touches, and textures to create an uplifting experience of beauty, well-being, and renewal.
At the Christine Valmy School, you will learn about the latest technology in skin care equipment which is a primary step to becoming part of the esthetics industry. Each room is equipped with the latest professional equipment: from our Meditation Room to our Clinics, our students apply their newfound knowledge where they practice for their new careers.
We are also open to the public for skin treatments of all types. You can help our up-and-coming professionals by providing your “pallet” for them to “create” or “renew”. We offer our clients excellent NYC salon pampering opportunities an incredibly affordable price.