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Often our favorite foods can cause the onset of acne. Studies based on what happens to our food after consumption have shown that eating acidic foods create the perfect environment for breeding ground of bacteria under our skin. Most meats, breads, cheeses, processed foods or foods high in sugars are considered acidic. Most vegetables are considered alkaline such as kale, lemon, all bean sprouts etc. Regardless of the season, meats, breads and baking are our favorite ‘go to’ foods. If one is prone to acne, it is very important to watch and balance your diet with foods that are considered to be alkaline to maintain our body’s Ph level so as to discourage infections under our skin.

While we take control of what we eat, we can also control our acne with the help of Ottawa facials which has ingredients that will be an effective acne treatment. There is always the option to go to the dermatologist, but that is generally a last resort after you have tried everything.

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The OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial NeoBright formula has an active ingredient known as azelaic acid, to control acne breakouts and reduce infections. During the facial azelaic acid, one of the many active ingredients used in the facial, is absorbed by the skin and helps to fight the acne bacteria.

The OxyGeneo facial technology exfoliates infuses and oxygenates all in one treatment and is ideal as an acne treatment in Ottawa. The facial helps by exfoliating the dead skin layers whereby allowing your skin to breath. The infusion via absorption of the NeoBright formula and the resulting oxygenation from within makes the skin an unfriendly place for the acne bacteria. In addition, the Oxygeneo facial does not involve extraction, suction or the vacuuming of skin and as a result it does not leave open pores. Open pores are generally a contributing factor for breakouts after a facial. Getting an Enhanced Ultrasound treatment and a NeoMassage after the OxyGeneo Facial will target the existing acne and/or ones that are not at the surface as yet and close enlarged pores to help with the healing process. The OxyGeneo facial not only helps to correct the acne issues, it also helps to reduce acne scars while helping to renew, revive and rejuvenate your skin at the same time to give it a healthy radiant glow. Multiple treatments maybe required to bring the acne under control.

Why is acne formed?

There are many factors that contribute to acne, such as genetics, hormone imbalance, eating acidic foods, dry skin, picking on acne, facial products that dry out the skin, transfer of hair oils to your face, hair products, touching your face, overcleaning the infected area, overuse of harsh spot treatments and acne products, to name a few. Acne is formed when clogged pores are not able to excrete excess oils causing it to be the perfect place for bacteria to grow, causing an infection. Acne does not discriminate based on age, it is can start during puberty and continue into menopause and beyond!

For some, acne can also leave deep acne scars on the face if treated improperly or if they are ‘picked.’ To avoid acne and/or acne scar, consult a certified OxyGeneo specialist who can provides acne facial treatment that will not dry out your skin, use products that cause acne or leaves open pores through extraction, suction, vacuum or by forcing products into your pores.

Is OxyGeneo the right treatment for acne?

As per experts, OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial NeoBright treatment is an excellent non-invasive treatment to help manage acne. The NeoBright treatment is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and hydrating products that are vegan, gluten free and animal cruelty free. The science behind the facial ensures that with each treatment the skin is delivered the optimal premium products to address concerns with acne along with other issues such as melesma, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, etc.. The various steps of the full facial; OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial, Enhanced Ultrasound and NeoMassage help to increase oxygen and blood flow to the face whereby improving the body’s ability to fight acne while giving visible results after the first treatment.

The OxyGeneo treatment is performed by a certified skin specialist who is apt in using this latest skin rejuvenation technology and its products that are Health Canada licensed .

Some benefits of an OxyGeneo treatment are:
• Immediate visible results
• Control and treat acne
• Revitalize dull dry skin
• Decrease the appearance of sun damage
• Reduce the damage due to photoaging
• Natural skin oxygenation
• Brightened skin tone
• Lighten skin tone
• Nourishes and hydrates skin
• Reduce wrinkles & fine lines
• Skin firming

Who can undergo the OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial?

The OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial is safe for all skin types. It is a non- invasive treatment and clients experience positive changes after their first treatment. The best part of the facial is that there is no recovery or downtime required and the facial can be done just before a special event to achieve a fresh, bright and youthful appearance.

In conclusion, OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial treatment comes with multiple benefits related to the skin rejuvenation process and correct many skin conditions. Remember, to consult an certified OxyGeneo expert before choosing the service.

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Taking care and maintaining the benefits of your eDermastamp professional micro-needling session, it is important to continue stimulating your skin so that the maximum benefits are achieved and retained. This can be done using a personal Health Canada licensed Dermaroller. Or if you are just using looking to get deep exfoliation at home, the information below is also valuable to you.

With many options of home roller systems in the market, choosing the best roller system can be a challenge and a daunting task. The intent when getting a roller system is to enhance your skin and not damage it. With that goal in mind, I have shared my knowledge about the various dermarollers and hope that the information will help you make the right decisions when selecting one.

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The most common
What are the differences between the various dermarollers for home care in the market besides the price? How do I make an informed decision on which dermaroller one is actually good for my skin?

How the home care dermaroller should work.

* Stimulates the regeneration of skin cells through light puncturing of the skin
* Old skin cells should be removed
* Skin should become more radiant, complexion more refined, and blackheads, spots and enlarged pores should be reduce and help to reduce acne.

What to look for in a dermaroller?


The needles should have a pointed tip at the end under a microscope versus a flat edge. Imagine getting a needle prick, you get pin point bleeding and it heals without a scar versus a prick with the tip of a knife edge, there is more bleeding and the recovery time is longer and multiple flat edge pricks can leave your skin scared. Take a picture of the dermaroller with your phone, expand it and see the edge. Please make sure that you do your research so that you are not creating scars under your skin.


Studies have shown that too many needles in a roller require more pressure to make the required punctures. Imagine someone lying on a bed or nails. They will need a lot of pressure to have the nails go through their body as their weight is distributed over all the nail versus try to lie down on a nail, it will go right through you. Too many needles in a roller may not be good for you as you will be stretching your skin and applying a lot of pressure to make the required pinpoint punctures.

How did I select my Dermaroller.

I use and recommend a Health Canada licensed Dermaroller® Home Care System. It is tested and the manufacturer studied and results are reviewed by an independent body to ensure that it is safe for our skin. The most common push back when iI mention that the technology is Health Canada licensed is that “if you pay health canada anything will be approved.” My response is “Not all manufacturers believe in their product and submit controlled studies to back up their benefits and why should they not pay for the licence if the manufacturers are going to sell it, we pay for our car licences.” I want to ensure that I have a product that will be safe for me. I want the manufacturer onto show me that they believe in their product.

* The Dermaroller® is designed by the original developers of the procedure
* It has Medical grade needles with a pointed tip
* Has an optimal number needle count (162).
* Made in Germany 🇩🇪
* Treats wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks
* Stimulates new collagen
* See brighter, fresher, younger-looking skin
* Get the most out of your moisturizers!
* Works to control acne when used in conjunction with the OxyGeneo Facials

For additional information, or to buy one, please contact Nakota Spa at info@nakotaspa.com

Nakota Spa Oxygeneo

Nestled away in Barrhaven lays one of the best kept spa secrets in Ottawa: the OxyGeneo™ Super 3 in 1 Facial at Nakota Spa.

I was invited to experience this bright and serene little spa located at 5 Nakota Way. One of my priorities for spring/summer 2017 is to get my skin in tiptop shape. It suffered a blow after a terrible flu in the late fall for which I’m still recovering. I took one look at my pallid face and quickly accepted the invitation to experience an OxyGeneo™‘s Super 3 in 1 Facial.

I met with Anu, the warm and friendly owner of Nakota Spa. A beautiful lady with enviable skin, she explained that despite being an internal auditor for a Crown corporation, her true passion was skin care (I hear ya, lady). Anu discovered the OxyGeneo™ Super 3 in 1 Facial after trying various other skincare treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels in preparation for her daughter’s wedding. She was amazed at the results: no downtime, soft, firmer skin, diminished fine lines, reduced hyperpigmentation and more. She was sold and opened her own home spa offering OxyGeneo technology. As she told me of the finer details of OxyGeneo™, I couldn’t help but stare at her skin which was glowing. I needed some of that glow too, especially during these winter doldrums.


I was thrilled to learn that this treatment was safe for all skin types and ethnicities. OxyGeneo is particularly great for those who scar easily or suffer from acne and can’t otherwise have abrasion treatments.

After a rundown of the technology and treatment courtesy of Anu, I got comfortable on her heated spa bed, and she prepped my face for the facial.

This facial consists of three treatments:

Treatment 1: The Oxygeneo 3 in1 Super Facial


During the exfoliation process, the upper layer of dead skin cells is removed using a wand with a “capsugen” capsule on the end. After applying the NeoBright gel to my face (see below under “NeoBright”), Anu massaged the wand into my skin to exfoliate as the capsugen capsule reacted with the gel to form carbon dioxide bubbles (see below under “Oxygenation”). This step smooths and renews skin prepping it for active ingredients from the gel. Despite being relatively gentle and lasting only eight minutes, I only lasted four as I’m a wimp (it stung a little). In Nakota Spa’s defense, my skin was a little sensitive already.


While exfoliation was underway, infusion was also in process. All sorts of good ingredients from the gel such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants to assist the skin with cell turnover and rejuvenation were being absorbed, resulting in new, radiant skin.


This next step of the facial was my favourite. Carbon dioxide bubbles are formed on the skin’s surface and gently burst, sending oxygen-rich blood flow to the area. This creates greater absorption of the active ingredients. This particular step felt really cool and refreshing!

Treatment 2: Enhanced Ultrasound Infusion

The exfoliation was followed by 12 minutes of warm and soothing enhanced ultrasound infusion. This increases the skin’s ability to absorb the ingredients from the gel. These absorbed ingredients continue to work long after the facial is over. Afterwards, I found that my daily moisturizer absorbed better after this process.

Treatment 3: NeoMassage

Once the exfoliation and ultrasound infusion was over, I was treated to 10 minutes of Neomassage using Infinite Aloe Moisturizing Cream! Now that was the icing on the cake!


Anu used the NeoBright Formula on my skin. NeoBright, a bright yellow gel, contains azelaic acid to even pigmentation and decrease pigment-producing cells. Additionally, it contains kojic acid to lighten hyper pigmentation and brighten skin naturally. Lastly, the gel is loaded with retinol (Vitamin A) to reverse signs of anti-aging. NeoBright is particularly amazing for acne-prone skin. Most clients suffering from acne notice a huge reduction in breakouts after only a few treatments.

Infinite Aloe Gold Moisturizer – a fantastic product carried by Nakota Spa

All-natural deodorant by Under Carriage

Nakota Spa also carries products by Cyberderm

The Results

OxyGeneo™ Technology promises to:

  • Plump skin and hydrate;
  • Restore skin volume;
  • Increase collagen production;
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation;
  • Improve skin cell production; and
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Verdict

The finished product – healthy, glowing skin! Apologies for those wayward eyebrows!

Well, let’s just say that I floated on out of Nakota Spa once the treatment was complete. Not only was I totally relaxed thanks to the super comfy bed with heated sheets, my skin looked AHM-azing!!! My face was noticeably brighter and it was definitely softer. I examined my skin closely in the mirror and everything looked plumped up! It was incredible! I had hyperpigmentation around my mouth from a terrible laser hair removal experience a couple of years ago and the scarring was noticeably lighter after one treatment. I was seriously amazed.

The best part of the treatment is that the effects get better a week afterwards! By the seventh day, little fine lines on my forehead were virtually non-existent, a giant zit scar on my cheek had faded substantially and my skin had never felt softer. That was the exfoliation to end all exfoliations!

Those opting to try the OxyGeneo facial should be aware that sun exposure is NOT recommended directly after this treatment. Stay out of the sun for a few days and apply a good quality sunscreen, available at Nakota Spa, such as Cyberderm daily.

I’m greatly looking forward to my next OxyGeneo™ treatment and checking out other services offered by Anu at Nakota Spa.

Nakota Spa- Location, Hours, Contact Info

Nakota Spa is located at 5 Nakota Way in Barrhaven and is open Thursdays – Fridays, 9am – 9pm and Saturdays, 9am – 6pm. The spa is also open during the rest of the week by appointment only (appointments taken between 9 and 8:00 pm). Book your treatment via the www.nakotaspa.com website under Services or via text (613-761-8704) or e-mail (info@nakotaspa.com). Anu also offers free consultations upon request to determine which treatment is best suited to your needs. See Nakota Spa’s full list of services here.

Nakota Spa is insured and approved by Health Ontario for meeting all health regulation requirements.

Trust me. You really, REALLY want to try the OxyGeneo™ treatment! Here – I’ll make it easy for you. Book a treatment, mention “Style Domination” and you’ll receive a discount of either $75 or $150 based on the service you choose! Enjoy your spa day! You’ll be in lovely hands with Anu!

Spa Packages

Packages: Regular Price Style Domination Promotional Price Savings
Ultra Rejuvenating Facial (3 in 1 Super Facial + NeoMassage + Enhanced Infusion) $225 $150 33.33%
Ultra Rejuvenating (3 in 1 Super Facial + Enhanced Infusion + NeoMassage) and Tripollar Anti-Aging package $425 $275 35.29%
Oxygeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial $125
Rejuvenating 3 in 1 Super Facial (3 in 1 Super Facial + NeoMassage) $175
Tripollar Skin Tightening (non-invasive treatment) $200
Tripollar Skin Tightening (non-invasive treatment) + Neomassage $240


*A huge thank you to Anu of Nakota Spa for the OxyGeneo™ treatment in exchange for my honest review.

Oxygeneo 3-1 super facial skin tightening

As you may have seen on Insta story, I had the pleasure of attending Nakota Spa yesterday for an OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facials & Skin Tightening. For those of you who are not familiar with this type of facial, you get the benefits of microderm, chemical peel and oxygenation in 1 treatment which is why it’s called the 3 in 1 super facial.

OXYGENEO 3 in 1 Facial is inspired by the renowned healing powers of natural hot springs. Hot springs are known for their high concentration of carbon dioxide that helps stimulate oxygenation of the skin.

By simulating this phenomenon, OxyGeneo triggers a body response that sends oxygen to the treated area. At the same time OxyGeneo exfoliates the skin and creates an optimal environment for infusion of essential nutrients both during and after treatment. The OxyGeneo effect saves time by performing all 3 actions simultaneously.

This breakthrough OxyGeneo Technology provides superior anti-aging results by treating the skin at a deeper level. Exfoliate, Infuse, and Oxygenate the way to youthful skin.

There are Two Specialized Formulas which treat specific skin conditions:


SKIN LIGHTENING AND BRIGHTENING TREATMENT – This treatment minimizes the appearance of uneven skin tone and softens the appearance of skin pigmentations. It also decreases the effects of sun damage, and reduces acne in both young adults and those dealing with adult acne.


SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT- This treatment tightens and firms, Hydrates and nourishes, revitalizes dull skin, and smoothens appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Ultrasound Enhanced Infusion By adding a 12 minute ultrasound session to the OxyGeneo protocol, you significantly improve the absorption of active ingredients into the skin due to increased cellular metabolism and blood circulation. Using the ultrasound hand piece allows you to improve moisture retention, tighten enlarged pores and relieve “puffiness” around the eyes. The process is safe for all skin types, painless and gentle and can be used on sensitive skin conditions.

Enhanced Ultrasound Infusion achieves:
1. Increased the permeability of the skin
2. Breaking down the long nutrient molecules into shorter ones
3. Actively pushing the nutrient ingredients deep into the
4. skin for even better results

NeoMassage The Neo Massage is in combination with 3 in 1 Super Facial or Tripollar Skin Tightening. It is a 10 minute face massage using the NeoMassage head and The Infinite Aloe Skin Care with the OxyGeneo technology to minimize redness, reduces puffiness, improves blood circulation and increases the infusion of active ingredient to the epidermis layer.

OxyGeneo 3 in 1 facial provides exfoliation benefits of microdermabrasion plus deep facial rejuvenation with the infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients and healing skin oxygenation from within. OxyGeneo treatments are suitable for all skin types – any ethnicity and pigmentation, sensitive skin, and even for those who keloid (scar) and couldn’t otherwise have abrasion treatments.

This is an absolute must have for all skin types. I loved the way my skin felt and looked after everything was done. Nothing beats a good glow! One of the benefits that I personally appreciate is that there is no peeling involved, rather deep exfoliation to remove dead skin after the application of the gels. Another benefit that I experienced was that there is no invasive vacuuming or forced infusion into the pores like Microdermobrasion, instead, this treatment works with the skins natural process.

Key Treatment Benefits of OxyGeneo
» 3 in 1 ideal facial treatment
» Suitable for all skin tones
» Deep exfoliation and skin tone brightening, delivering a radiant, glowing and firmed complexion
» Oxygen Therapy for cellular improvement
» Innovative patented oxygenation technology and approach
» Fast and effective treatment for special events
» Natural skin oxygenation on a regular basis results in long lasting results
» Personalized and single-use components for maximum hygiene
» Ideal as both a both a stand-alone skin revitalization treatment and integrated into other aesthetic regimens

Now that you guys know a little more about The Oxygeneo 3 in 1 super facial, lets talk skin tightening!

The TriPollar skin tightening provides an effective, painless, non-invasive skin tightening for the face and neck. Benefit and results include face lifting, smoothing the jaw line, sagging skin, treating wrinkles and fine lines, and smoothing the skin on the neck. TriPollar treatments give the skin a fresh, tight, rejuvenated appearance.

Application of the TriPollar Preparation Gel prepares the skin for the transfer of TriPollar energy and is used for maximum effectiveness and best results. The energy heats the skin’s fibroblast which causes the collagen fibers to contract inducing immediate skin tightening. TriPollar RF energy also stimulates natural collagen regeneration resulting in substantial improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.

What is most amazing about this treatment is that you get to see instant results! It is the perfect procedure for brides or anyone with a special occasion. I absolutely love the way my skin looks and feels and would highly recommend this to anyone who feels their skin might need a pick me up. It is effective, non invasive and IT WORKS!

USE PROMO CODE: StyledByTara at the time of appointment to receive $75 off the Ultra-rejuvenating Facial Package; Oxygeneo + Enhanced Ultrasound infusion+ Neo Massage Regular at $225 for $150


$150 off the Ultra-rejuvenating facial and anti-aging package Regular at $425 for $275.

Please note: The facials are completed with the application of Cyber Derm sunscreen which can also be purchased at Nakota Spa.

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As per popular requests and interest from you guys, I have made a separate blog post about the Beauty Supplements you saw on Insta story while I was at Nakota Spa.

The pink coloured cocktail that you guys were asking about is a blend of a few key ingredients that will optimize your health, energy levels as well as skin appearance to say the least.

The ingredients which can all be purchased at Nakota Spa included:
1. Isotonix OPC 3 Beauty blend that helps boos collagen in the skin
2. Isotonix Vitamin C
3. Aloe juice which helps fight infections and cleanses the body

I was beyond thrilled that something that is so beneficial actually tasted that good. I will definitely be making this cocktail as part of my everyday ritual.

Here are a few other products I highly recommend to achieve healthy and beautiful skin. All products can be purchased from Nakota Spa!

H20 Hydration is a fantastic daily moisturizer and anti-aging product that should be applied before your Sin WhipTM or during the evening as part of your night time regimen. H20 Hydration provides calming relief from the day’s stress and has great anti -aging benefits! This olive based moisturizer mimics the skin’s own barrier allowing its active ingredients to penetrate deeply.

Emblica Light and Bright (also known as Indian Gooseberry) is a rich poluyphenol that helps to correct the appearance of skin discolouration. When combined with the anti oxidant tumeric, these 2 Indian staples provide brightening for any skin type.

Every morning Sun Whip SPF 25 This is a sunscreen with a cashmere matte finish that can be applied to the face, neck, chest and hands daily. Provides protection against UVB and UVA rays. I don’t think I need to discuss the importance of sunscreen (hopefully we are all aware of its significance.

Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30 For those looking for a pure, physical sunscreen, the simply zinc Sun Whip will change how you view zinc oxide sunscreens. This is perfect for those looking for a richer, more hydrating sunscreen with only certified organic zinc oxide as its active ingredient. This is also fantastic for additional anti-aging benefits as well as for those with sensitive skin or pigmentation issues.

Exfoliant Reveal As we age or are exposed to the damaging sun or pollutants, intracellular glue causes surface cells to stick together. These dead cells sit on the top layer of living cells. This product is made of 8% glycolic acid that is effective at helping to unglue these cells and expose the new living cells below. It can be used as a weeklu treatment or if used alone daily, dull, rough, or dry skin becomes smoother, softer and begins to glow. Also great for mild acne.

PM Anti-Age is a serum-like lotion that slips into skin almost immediately. It is designed to address the diverse ways that our skin ages, giving a perfectly tailored approach for anyone concerned with treating and preventing the signs of aging. The active component of Turmeric at a concentration of 2% gives noticeably brighter skin- typically within 1-2 weeks of use. The active ingredient Renovage TM improves skin cellular functioning and works to increase the life span of crucial fibers like elastin and collagen. This is you go to for brighter, smoother and more hydrated skin.

Nu- Shroom Hydrafill Serum This lightweight serum helps slip into skin for deep and immediate hydration. This blend has been hand picked from natural actives from around the world designed to target dry skin.

Thank you all for your interest in my beauty adventure yesterday and I hope that I answered all of your questions regarding the Oxygeneo 3 in 1 Super facial and skin tightening treatment and the products.

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USE PROMO CODE: StyledByTara at the time of appointment to receive $75 off the Ultra-rejuvenating Facial Package; Oxygeneo + Enhanced Ultrasound infusion+ Neo Massage Regular at $225 for $150


$150 off the Ultra-rejuvenating facial and anti-aging package Regular at $425 for $275.

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