Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Greetings Heath & Wellness Enthusiasts!

Thru the month of December DB@BYoungBFit,LLC. is now offering custom skin & body therapy days to you and 4+ of your friends or family at a DISCOUNTED rate.

We all know that the health and wellness of our skin, body, & mind should not be overlooked. Often times we are seeking some sort of outlet from environmental strain & stress. What better way to relieve that stress & take care of your delicate skin and body than to relax with friends and/or family at your custom spa party. Each service on our custom menu is designed to target each individual person's needs, whether it be a steam facial to clear acne and blemishes, a relaxing therapeutic massage, or Reflexology centered foot therapy treatment that will exfoliate & soothe aching muscles. The best part is, you are in and out, leaving with a sense of health and well being without damaging your pocket book.

The host will receive their choice of (1) FREE service, with parties 4+, which is an amazing incentive to get your friends together for well deserved treatment. Each guest will receive a special gift packet.

Cheese/cracker/fruit tray & Figi Waters provided!

Please see custom spa menu below & forward to ALL your friends!!


Relaxation Massage
Full body relaxation therapy is sure to re-fuel & rejuvenate your senses. Finish the work week with ease after experiencing this relaxing "pick me up!"

Mini Steam Facial Therapy $35
sink away in this 25 min mini therapy treatment, customized with Dermalogica products. Feel refreshed & revitalized after experiencing deep cleansing, exfoliating, & moisturizing warm steam, just in time for the fall chill!

Feet Therapy $20
Warming Reflexology centered treatment, will exfoliate & stimulate you sore muscles & the pressure points of the calves & soles of the feet.

Add Ons:

Hair Removal:

Brow Shaping $12
Lip or Chin $10
1/2 Leg $32
Bikini $20
Brazilian $35
1/2 Arm $15

Intensive Eye Rejuvenation $10

Purifies, calms, & hydrates puffy & tired eyes, stimulating collagen production, working to correct fine lines/wrinkles & dark circles.


Rejuvenating Peels eliminates:

*Sun Damaged/Pigmentation irregularities
*Acne/Acne Scars
*Aging skin w/fine lines & wrinkles
*Dry skin

Includes Mini steam deep cleansing facial, facial massage to stimulate collagen & blood flow, & application of peel: $35


Relaxation Massage: $23

Relieves tired muscles, improves circulation and creates a feeling of relaxation.

Hot Stone Therapy $27

Heated smooth volcanic stones are stroked across the oiled body to ease muscular tension.

Reflexology $17

Using mostly thumb pressure, the therapist concentrates on the specific reflex points of the feet to promote better health and relaxation.

Yoga Therapy: (40 min class)..max 6

custom body therapy class combing yoga & pilates, stretches, tightens & tones resulting in the overall well-being of the body & mind.

Call or email to book your day! Therapists can also travel to your selected location...additional fee will apply.

BTW..Did you know....** December, Delicate Beauty @ B Young B Fit LLC. will carry DERMALOGICA products, including the entire retail line! (www.dermalogica.com)..developed by the The International Dermal Institute

Hope to see you soon!


Nancy Dickerson
Owner, Delicate Beauty @ B Young B Fit, LLC.
Board Certified Esthetician/MUA

2898 Washtenaw Ave

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-434-3349 or 734-255-3730


"therapy that caters to all 5 senses..."

Friday, October 23, 2009

October & November is ALL about the 3 "B's"

Burgundy........Bold.......& Beautiful

Ladies..ladies..ladies, it's time to get out of those shimmery, shiny, peachy pinks & step into something a little more spunky! Think of fall as a time to truly embrace your creative side...colors are rich, bold, & vibrant! Pair a bold lip with a nude eye...or a smoky eye with a soft pink lip...pull that hair back into a sleek bun. Introduce "Sunkissed", "Berrylicious", & "Tickled" cheek stains from Tarte Cosmetics (all natural) into your daily regime, giving yourself that "dewy finish."

"So, come on ladies...let's get those creative juices flowing, let's take a survey of ourselves, asking..."are you fall ready.."? If you are uncertain,..follow these steps to ensure that you stay the vibrant, beautiful, & healthy woman that you are!"

**For fall wedding make up ideas, copy & paste the link below into your web browser:


Monday, August 10, 2009

Why Does Our Skin Age?

EVERYONE is always curious to find that "ageless" beauty or the "fountain of youth"...I say it's more important to understand what causes our skin to form wrinkles...why does it sag...is it hereditary...can I avoid skin aging or is it inevitable...?

Clinical studies have found that there are two different types of aging:

Intrinsic Aging & Extrinsic Aging

Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production and elastin slows. Elastin is the substance that enables skin to snap back into place. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging are typically not visible for decades.

What are these signs:

*Fine wrinkles
*Thin and transparent skin
*Loss of underlying fat, leading to hollowed cheeks and eye sockets as well as noticeable loss of firmness on the hands and neck
*Bones shrink away from the skin due to bone loss, which causes sagging skin
*Dry skin that may itch
*Inability to sweat sufficiently to cool the skin
*Graying hair that eventually turns white on eye brows and lashes as well as our head
*Thinning lashes & eyebrows
*Unwanted Hair
*Nail plate thins, the half moons disappear, and ridges develops

Genes control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. Some notice those first gray hairs in their 20s; others do not see graying until their 40's.

Extrinsic Aging

A number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, environmental factors such as pollution, and smoking.

The Sun. Without protection from the sun’s rays, just a few minutes of exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes to the skin.

***Freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles that disappear when stretched, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, actinic keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin), and skin cancer can all be traced to sun exposure.

Scientific studies have shown that repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure breaks down collagen and impairs the synthesis of new collagen. The sun also attacks our elastin. Sun-weakened skin ceases to spring back much earlier than skin protected from UV rays. Skin also becomes loose, wrinkled, and leathery much earlier with unprotected exposure to sunlight.

***The deep wrinkles, age spots, and leathery skin indicate premature aging caused by years of unprotected exposure to the sun.

Facial Expressions.
If you perform facial exercises to maintain a youthful-looking appearance, it is time to stop. Repetitive facial movements actually lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time we use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin, which is why we see lines form with each facial expression. As skin ages and loses its elasticity, the skin stops springing back to its line-free state, and these grooves become permanently etched on the face as fine lines and wrinkles.

Gravity. Gravity constantly pulls on our bodies. Changes related to gravity become more pronounced as we age. In our 50s, when the skin’s elasticity declines dramatically, the effects of gravity become evident. Gravity causes the tip of the nose to droop, the ears to elongate, the eyelids to fall, jowls to form, and the upper lip to disappear while the lower lip becomes more pronounced.

Sleeping Positions.
Resting your face on the pillow in the same way every night for years on end also leads to wrinkles. Called sleep lines, these wrinkles eventually become etched on the surface of the skin and no longer disappear when the head is not resting on the pillow. Women, who tend to sleep on their sides, are most likely to see these lines appear on their chin and cheeks. Men tend to notice these lines on the forehead since they usually sleep with the face pressed face down on the pillow. People who sleep on their backs do not develop these wrinkles since their skin does not lie crumpled against the pillow.

Cigarette smoking causes biochemical changes in our bodies that accelerate aging. Research shows that a person who smokes 10 or more cigarettes a day for a minimum of 10 years is statistically more likely to develop deeply wrinkled, leathery skin than a nonsmoker. It also has been shown that people who smoke for a number of years tend to develop an unhealthy yellowish hue to their complexion. Additionally, a study conducted in 2002 showed that facial wrinkling, while not yet visible, can be seen under a microscope in smokers as young as 20.

These signs can be greatly diminished, and in some cases avoided, by stopping smoking. Even people who have smoked for many years, or smoked heavily at a younger age, show less facial wrinkling and improved skin tone when they quit smoking.

For Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin
Prevention. While you cannot stop or even slow down the intrinsic aging process, you can prevent signs of premature aging by protecting your skin from the sun, quitting smoking, and eliminating facial exercises.

***I recommend comprehensive sun protection to prevent premature aging caused by the sun. Comprehensive sun protection includes:

*Avoiding deliberate tanning, including use of indoor tanning devices.
*Staying out of the sun between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
*Wearing protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat and long sleeves, when outdoors during the day.
****Applying sunscreen year round. ****Sunscreen should be broad spectrum (offers UVA and UVB protection) and have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all skin that will be exposed. It should be reapplied after sweating or being in water.

Treatment. If you are bothered by visible signs of aging, a number of treatments are available. Manual Microdermabrasion, Chemical peeling, Anti-aging professional facial treatments and some topical treatments can restore skin, giving it a smoother and refreshed appearance.

Scientific research in the field of anti-aging continues to give rise to new and promising treatment options. Your Esthetician can help you sort through the numerous options, including the myriad of over-the-counter products. During a consultation, the esthetician will examine your skin, discuss your expectations, and recommend suitable treatment options.


the American Academy of Dermatology

Monday, April 13, 2009

Color & Shine....You Can Have them both!


-Wedding parties
-New Years

*Mini Facial + Application + Lesson $110 (90 min)

*Mini Facial + Application $80 (75 min)

*Make-Application Only $35-$50 (45 min)

*Make-up Lesson Only $45-$55 (60 min)


-Hair Tinting $15 per area

-Express Teeth Whitening $60

-Facial Waxing $10 & up


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Looking our best: Beauty Basics from the inside out~

We all have a desire to look our best, whether your a man or women, we all desire youthful, radient, and healthy skin. Our eating habits, exercise , and the way we cope with stress has direct impact on the health of our body, skin, hair, and nails. It's important to take a look at your nutritional needs...what does a healthy eating plan look like? It's balanced and comprises food that offer a variety of nutrients that your body needs to function. Many of us think our diet is comprised of mostly healthy foods...we eat some fruits, a few veggies, a multigrain muffin or bagel and think, "I did good today." Lets take a better look, begin logging your meals daily, including all juices and teas. At the end of the day, add it all up! When I lost 25 lbs this habit really opened my eyes on how many calories a piece of food really was, it was astoshing to see on paper just how much the foods I was eating affected my weight, my skin and body, even my hair.

Log on to: www.sparkpeople.com, create a free accont and begin logging your meals, including your water intake...which brings me to my next point-

H20: Water is an essential nutrient, it aids in almost every bodily function, including digestion, circulation, elimination, lymph drainage, and more. Dehydration will make your skin look dull and flaky it may even have a gray or bluish cast. Your hair and nails can be effected as well, turning brittle and weak. Hydration also keeps skin cells looking plump, minimizing the apperance of fine lines on the forehead and/or around the eyes and mouth. Carry bottle water with you, drink it with every meal instead of pop or juice. You could even drink it with flavor, by adding lemon, lime, or orange slices. These are all ways to get that 8-10 glasses in!

Fitness Fusion: REGULAR physical activity is also awesome for the health of your skin, body, hair, and nails...it increases circulation, which brings oxygen and vital nutrients to your cells. Exercise also improves sleep, which minimizez under-eye puffiness and dark circles. Exercise also increases your energy level, lowers anxiety, and elminates depression. When you feel better, you look better. Try incorporating 20-30 min of physical activity a day.
-walk around your neighborhood
-take a fitness class at your local rec center (EMU REC IM).
-take a dance class: Ballroom or Zumba

Grab a fitness partner, do whatever it takes to motivate you, use these tips to get out there and GET ACTIVE!

references: Brown Skin-Dr. Susan Taylors' Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails