Spa LaDonna’s Summer Skin Care: REMEMBER THE LIPS!

The LIPS! Each summer, millions of us remember to get the sunscreen and to moisturize our face, body and limbs. YET, the same millions take our lips for granted. This common mistake leads to short-range and long-range issues because we fail to adequately protect our lips.

Sun damage to lips can cause a host of problems:

  • Sun intensity decreases the natural collagen found in your lips. Overtime, your nice pouty, “bee stung” lips become thin as time passes.
  • Lack of collagen from over-exposure to the sun causes deep wrinkles on the lips AND around the mouth!
  • In the most severe cases, sun over-exposure can alter how one speaks.
  • Sun causes Actinic cheilitis, marked by cracking and dryness of the lips, as well as the formation of wrinkles.
  • The bright sun is a main cause of cold sores! The sun removes moisture from the lips, causing cracking, providing a path for the herpes virus to enter lips and the mouth.
  • Skin Cancer! According to the Mayo Clinic,

“Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the most important risk factor when it comes to skin cancer — UV rays are associated with 90 percent of all nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) says the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). Lips have no melanin, which makes them more susceptible to sun damage cause by UV exposure. Signs of sun damage on the lips develop overtime as a result of excessive sun exposure over the years.”

OKAY! Do we have your attention yet?

Taking care of your lips is fundamental and essential to summer skin care. And, it is relatively easy to do, and inexpensive. First, drink lots of water. Keep your body hydrated for your skin and your lips. Then, invest in a good lip balm. There are many on the market, such as Banana Boat Sport Performance Lip Balm, but these products contain harsh chemicals such as polyethelene, petrolatum, trimethylsiloxyphenyl, isopropyl myristate, to just name a few of over a dozen chemicals.

Esthetician Jaque Hart states, “Lips take alot of abuse. They lack the attention JANE IREDALE LIP DRINK, LIP SUNSCREENand protection that the rest of our summer skin enjoys. Summer time can really take a toll on lips. In fact, lips have almost no melanin, which helps screen out the sun’s harmful rays. As a result, lips rarely tan, but they can easily burn. Be kind to your pout with jane iredale Lip Drink. A translucent lip balm. It is an SPF of 15, UVB/UVA broad spectrum. It combines titanium dioxide, carrot seed oil and avocado oil, for a protective sheild.”

Spa LaDonna recommends Jane Iredale Lip Drink, with organic ingredients like seed oil, lotus flower, green tea leaf extract, coconut alkanes, blackberry fruit extract and lemon peel oil. And, a tube only costs $12.00, and will more than last the entire summer! Studies have found that popular over-the-counter brands exaggerate the SPF as well, but the jane iredale brand labels the correct SPF coverage! And jane iredale‘s products are free from animal testing too!

You can purchase jane iredale at Spa LaDonna at the counter, or order easily online (with free shipping) for delivery to your home or office! You can follow this link to purchase online!



Jessner Chemical Peel Sale!!! Half Price til May 15th. Regular Price $150, Now only $75.

Call 256-353-3807 for appointment.


What can you expect? A Jessner Peel can help reduce the appearance of acne; additionally, the peel can reduce hyper pigmentation of the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed out, and the skin will be given a youthful glow. The complexion will be improved greatly, and pores may be reduced in size.

So, What is The Jessner Peel?

Dr. Max Jessner created the Jessner Peel over 100 years ago. Utilizing a formula of varying chemicals that he found to reduce toxicity of peeling agents, the Jessner Peel, with modern improvements, has proven to be the safe alternative to TCA Peels.

In 1932, German dermatologist P.G. Unna incorporated trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which has become the primary agent in non-Jessner chemical peels. The advantage of TCA seemed to be its strength, but over time, regulations have capped TCA peels at 50% TCA, even though recommendations call for 40% or less. TCA peels can cause scarring over 40% and are possibly harmful during pregnancy.

Jessner’s Peel, however, eliminates the TCA, and currently is a solution of resorcinol, and two beta hydroxy acids, salicylic and resorcinol. These are dissolved in a solution of ethanol. The result is a peel that removes the top layer of skin, revealing a fresh layer of skin with a reduction in age spots, blemishes, freckles, acne, and fine wrinkles.

Spa LaDonna, Jacque Hart, chemical Peel, Jessner PeelThe Jessner Peel has eliminated most side effects, all though over has shown the possibility of thyroid issues to a few users. TCA peels, at the opposite end of the spectrum, have proven to cause fungus and bacteria at times, as well as some scarring for over-exposure.

Spa La Donna offers the Jessner Peel, available only with one lower exposure, referred to as a “medium depth peel.” At Spa LaDonna, this peel is first applied in the Spa, but the follow up can be applied at home with a take home kit.

This month, until May 20, Spa LaDonna is offering the Jessner Peel at half price! Normally $150 for in-spa treatment, this special costs only $75, and includes the take home kit for follow up treatment!

Contact Jacque Hart at Spa LaDonna today for your appointment. Hurry, appointment slots are filling fast!


Miriam Tew, Miss Forth Worth!

Congratulations to our good friend and client, Miriam Tew, on winning the Miss Fort Worth crown for 2016. We wish her the best as she competes for Miss Texas on July 2nd.

Miss Forth Worth