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Spotlight On: Diamond Facials - Sponsored by

Posted Jun 29 2008 10:04pm

According to VH1, diamond facials are a favorite of beautyKate Winslet.Praised by Ayurvedic principles for their ability to “oxygenate and purify the skin,” the diamond facial supposedly gives a glow to skin,although it may be too harsh for those with sensitive skin.

In a diamond facial,a licensed dermatologist or aesthetician uses a wand to deliver a stream of fine crystals that polish the skin.And no, diamond facials do not contain diamonds; according to Katy Slater, 42, a licensed aesthetician who owns Palma Ceia Facials, ”It’s called a diamond facial because of the machine, but also the combination of ingredients, the procedure involved in delivering them, and how it leaves your face looking radiant, like a diamond,” Slater says. ”The business of beauty has a lot to do with how something is marketed.”

Unfortunately, the effects of diamond facials have not been compared in any independent, double-blind, multi-center, peer-reviewed published study to microdermabrasion or light chemical peels [at least, not in any study that I can find.]However, some women have noted softer, more glowing skin after the facial, includingCloe Cabrera, a reporter for theTampa Bay Tribune.

Check with your dermatologist or physician before this procedure, which is not recommended for those with sensitive skin.At any rate, it seems to be promising!

A special “thank you” for this post goes to, an awesome website that specializes in diamonds. (So awesome, in fact, that I allowed them to be the first non-skin care sponsor on!)Abazias.comis a reputable company that sells over 120,000 certified diamonds and settings at a discount of up to 50% less than traditional jewelry stores and up to 25% less than other online companies.One of the most unique features of the site, however, is its specialized ring builder that lets you customize and build a ring by color, clarity, carat, and, of course, price.Definitely fun to use, and perfect you are planning a special occasion!

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