Summer is slowly winding down, but things are always heating up at deme. Read up on all the latest services we offer to keep yourself cool and fresh as the heatwaves roll on.
With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.
The Hottest New Technique in Shaping Eyebrows
Many women share the common, embarrassing problem of over-plucked, over-waxed, thinning eyebrows. Filling in brows with pencils and other make-up products has become a daily task for many, but Microblading has stepped onto the scene to change the game for those with sparse eyebrows.
What is microblading? It is a semi-permanent procedure that involves a certified technician manually depositing ink under the top layer of skin by using a special pen. Individual hair strokes are crisply drawn onto the skin, creating the appearance of natural hairs. By sticking to the outer layer of skin, the pigment never reaches the dermis, unlike getting an actual tattoo. The pen used in microblading utilizes a blade that is three times thinner than the blade used for tattooing. Numbing ointment is used so the procedure is virtually painless, and there is no downtime afterwards. Microblading is perfect for those with sparse brows, or those who wish to cover scars, fill in gaps, or create a natural-looking arch.
With August comes time for your kids to head off to college. When they leave home, don’t let them leave their dental care there. Dr. Thomas George, deme’s Director of Dentistry, recommends the following for keeping your student’s smile bright and white:
- Sonicare Toothbrush– electric toothbrushes drive fluid deep in between teeth and along the gums for a deep clean and whiter, healthier smile.
- Fluoride Toothpaste– fluoride toothpaste helps remove plaque, strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.
- Glide Dental Floss– Glide floss slides easily into tight spaces between your teeth for a more comfortable flossing experience.
Have you ever dreamed of longer, fuller lashes? Stop wasting your money on the temporary affects of mascara- lash extensions are just what you need! Our lash specialist Melissa Wills has done extensive training in order to perfect her technique of individually applying lashes for a naturally glamorous look.
Our lashes have a natural curl and come in various lengths, colors, and thicknesses that appear both beautiful and natural. Whether you are looking to achieve longer lashes or your goal is to be fuller, Melissa has everything needed to get you to your desired look.
If you are looking to open up your eye, try a partial set, which will wing out your ends for the perfect cat eye effect. If fuller lashes are your goal, then a full set is best because it creates both length and density. Lash extensions last between 4-6 weeks and then require a retouch for continued fullness and/or volume.
For more information on lash extensions, visit deme’s website or call 215.561.3363/ 610.688.3363.
Natural, Vegan, Organic, Whole Grain, Gluten-Free, Kosher….what does it all mean? Looking at food labels today can be scary and confusing, but fear no more. We put together a go-to guide for navigating your health and your grocery list!
The term “natural” can be applied to any product. In general, natural foods should not be processed and should not contain artificial coloring, added flavors, or synthetic substances. However, since there are no government regulations on the term, any product can be advertised as “all natural,” although chances are, it is not. If you are concerned about a product’s claim, contact the manufacturer or check the company website for a list of ingredients.
The term “vegan” refers to a vegetarian diet that eliminates all animal products including meat, dairy, and any other products containing ingredients that may have been derived from an animal. A vegan diet consists of grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits.
“Organic” is a highly regulated term and strictly enforced by the FDA. This means that any product advertised as “organic” has been inspected to earn the label. The National Organic Program follows the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to ensure that organic farming follows “site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” There is no use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers in organic farming, but some organic pesticides are approved for use under limited conditions. Generally, organic products are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.
Zero Trans Fats
Just because a food product is labeled with “zero trans fat” does not actually mean that the product is completely free of it. If a serving of food contains 0.5 grams or less of trans fat, it may still be labeled as “zero trans fat,” according to FDA guidelines. Only a label claiming “no trans fat” can ensure that there is none present in that product. Be sure to check the nutrition facts for partially hydrogenated oils, as these are the main source of trans fat in processed foods. According to the American Heart Association, trans fat raises bad cholesterol levels and lowers good levels. It also increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
“Whole grain” is defined by the the Whole Grains Council as a “foods containing all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.” In order for a food to bear the term “whole grain,” it must meet the above definition. In other words, 100% of the original grain kernel must be present in the food in order for it to be considered whole grain. The term is regulated and can be trusted when seen on a label. However, be careful as terms like “wheat bread,” “100% wheat,” and “multigrain” are not the same as “whole grain.”
The term “gluten free” was officially regulated in August 2013. The FDA defines gluten free foods as those that contain less than 20 ppm (parts per million) of gluten. Additionally, gluten free foods must not contain: an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains, an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten, or an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten if it results in the food containing 20 or more ppm of gluten. Foods that inherently do not contain gluten, like milk, can also be labeled gluten free even if they were not tested. These FDA regulations also apply to the terms “no gluten,” “without gluten,” and “free of gluten.”
The term “kosher” refers to “foods that are in accord with Kashrut, the set of Jewish dietary laws that regulate how food is processed and what food is safe to eat when.” This means that kosher foods have been inspected and blessed by a rabbi to ensure that the dietary laws of Judaism are met. Food may not be considered kosher if they include ingredients derived from non-kosher animals or from kosher animals that were not properly slaughtered according to ritual. A mixture of meat and milk, wine that was not produced under proper supervision, or products prepared with non-kosher machinery can also be considered non-kosher. The symbol “K” represents a product has been inspected and approved by a kosher certifying agency while “K-D” means that a product contains dairy.