Archive for July, 2013

Myth vs. Reality: Tanning and Acne

There’s a rumor out there that tanning, whether it be on the beach or in a booth, can benefit your skin. People believe it’ll even out skin tone and even help rid of acne. How this myth started, we can’t tell you. But we can tell you that it’s a rumor not to be believed.

We asked Susan to give us some insight on the topic of tanning and breakouts, and here’s what she had to say:

Tanning beds are very dangerous for the skin, and they can cause cancer just as easily as the sun. If you want to avoid summer breakouts, avoid sugars, like soda and ice cream, and processed foods. Drink plenty of water infused with fresh lemon juice several times a day. Using my Sea Clay Mask on breakouts every day or overnight will diminish blemishes and heal them more rapidly. Clay contains silica, a mineral that is known to kill bacteria. You can also take the mineral chelated zinc daily which will kill bacteria in your system.

Doctors agree, tanning will NOT get rid of acne, breakouts, or any other skin trouble you may have.

To treat summer breakouts, follow Susan’s lead. Eat well, take the time to take care of your skin, and protect your skin. Always use SPF, even if you’ll be exposed to the sun only for a short time. Your skin will thank you in the long run. And moms, be sure to pass this on to your daughters! We do the most damage to our skin in our adolescent years.


The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Tips
Published on July 29, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Recipe: Skin-Quenching Fruit Salad

Skin-Quenching Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is a summertime staple and picnic essential. Try Susan’s recipe for an update on the classic that is both nourishing and hydrating. It quenches your skin from the inside out.

1 English cucumber, peeled, sliced and seeded
2 Granny Smith apples, sliced
1 cup jicama, peeled and sliced
supremes from 1 pink grapefruit
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced paper thin
½ cup fresh mint chiffonade*
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
Juice and rind of one lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a chilled glass bowl. Be sure to serve the fruit salad in chilled glass bowls, as well.

* Roll several leaves into a cigar shape and slice very thinly.

Categories: Nutrition,Recipes
Published on July 24, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

I am so happy to be in LA escaping the horrid weather in NYC.

Hello Everyone. Anyone needing a consultation or treatment while I am here can call my NYC location to set up an appointment. 212 750 4441 is our direct #. Julie or Kirsten will be happy to assist you.

Categories: Uncategorized
Published on July 24, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

What a moving and momentus event. I cried when I found out. I knew she would have a boy. Just had that feeling. I hope the press leaves this happy couple alone and respects their privacy. God bless the Royal family.

Categories: Uncategorized
Published on July 24, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Recipe: Skin-Refreshing Salad

Skin-Refreshing Salad
This is a very nourishing, anti-aging salad. It is loaded with anti-oxidants that support healthy skin.
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Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 minutes

1 head of Romaine lettuce
2 carrots
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 stick celery
½ cup basil leaves
½ cup cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Clean lettuce in ice cold water. Wash herbs, carrots, and celery. Slice carrots and celery. Rough chop lettuce with ceramic knife, if possible. Leave herbs whole. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Toss with salad dressing.

Skin-Refreshing Dressing

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon walnut oil
½ teaspoon Himalayan salt or sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Blend all ingredients.

Categories: Nutrition,Recipes
Published on July 12, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Product of the Month: SPF 30

Don’t go another second without protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays! We’re giving you a complimentary Susan Ciminelli SPF 30 (a $65 value) when you get a facial at our new Beauty Clinic in NYC from now until July 31st.
Susan’s special ingredients, including zinc, make this SPF powerful without clogging your pores or causing you to break out. The infusion of Japanese Green Tea prevents redness and peeling caused by the sun. Like all Susan Ciminelli products, this one is guaranteed to improve your skin’s appearance! Work it into your daily routine and use it as a moisturizer in the summer months.

To book an appointment, call the Susan Ciminelli Beauty Clinic at (212) 750-4441.

Categories: Products,Specials
Published on July 11, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Recipe: Organic Pore-Minimizing Bread

Organic Pore-Minimizing Bread
Organic Pore-Minimizing Bread
A delicious way to minimize your pores by cleaning out your system

Active prep time: 10 minutes
Inactive prep time: 2 hours
Bake time: 40 minutes

3 cups of spelt flour
1 to 2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups of ground flax seeds
1 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 packet of dry yeast
1 tablespoon of honey
2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 cup of warm water

Bloom yeast in warm water by combining yeast, water, and honey in a bowl. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Mix all dry ingredients. Add bloomed yeast and extra virgin olive oil. Mix until well incorporated. Knead for 5 minutes.

Apply just enough extra virgin olive oil to coat the bowl. Gently place dough in bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let rest for 2 hours in a dark, warm place. This dough will not rise much at all. It is a super-dense bread.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Allow oven to heat up for at least 20 minutes before baking bread.

Punch down dough and shape it into a loaf of desired length. Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. When you tap on the bottom of the loaf it should sound hollow. Let cool on a wire wrack.

This is a nutrient-dense bread that will help stimulate your colon and will naturally cleanse your system. Flax seed and chia seeds are excellent for you. The cleaner your colon is, the smaller your pores will be, and you will have fewer break-outs. It is delicious toasted.

Categories: Nutrition,Recipes
Published on July 9, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Two Weeks until Susan’s West Coast Return

Susan Ciminelli is heading back to the west coast! West Coast fans, experience her anti-aging services first-hand. Relax and refresh in her private sanctuary with her signature services including: Aromatherapy Facial, Oxy-Mist, Glycolic Peel, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Reiki, energy work, and nutritional consultations.

She’ll be in the LA area from Tuesday, July 23rd until Monday, August 12th.

If you’d like to book an appointment with Susan, call the Susan Ciminelli Beauty Clinic at (212) 750-4441 and ask to set up an appointment on her Cali schedule.

Categories: News
Published on July 9, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli

Fourth of July Flash Sale!

God bless the USA! To celebrate America’s 237th birthday we’re giving you 30% off on two of our favorite products, Susan Ciminelli Bamboo Ginger Scrub and Very Berry Antioxidant Serum, from now until July 31st. The combination of the two will leave you feeling fresh, looking radiant, and smelling absolutely delicious.

BGS 2Susan created the Bamboo Ginger Scrub to gently exfoliate the skin with all natural ingredients. Micro-sized bamboo pieces clear the dead skin cells from your face leaving behind noticeably smoother skin. It’s been clinically proven to increase collagen stimulation and firmness by 20% after just 4 weeks of use! Bamboo Ginger Scrub also is a great addition to your beauty routine if you want to reduce the appearance of your pores.

The combination of ingredients like ginger, orange essential oil, lavender, and basil will invigorate your senses while also providing rejuvenating benefits. Ginger stimulates your circulation, bringing a fresh, natural color to your face. Lavender is an anti-bacterial that soothes the skin along with vitamin E and aloe vera. Basil works as an anti-oxidant to protect your skin against harmful free radicals.

Very BerryThe Very Berry Antioxidant Serum is just as nourishing and the must-have product to fight against free radicals. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, and E to feed your skin. When used with Susan Ciminelli’s signature “Trilogy,” it will reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with anti-aging peptides and marine collagen, this high-powered fruit serum will firm your skin. Use daily underneath your moisturizer to see the results for yourself!

We can’t wait for you to use these products! Let us know how they work for you!


The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Products,Specials
Published on July 3, 2013 by Susan Ciminelli