Putting Your Best Face Forward


Three natural ways to lift your face and neck

BY Tracy Duhs

YAMUNA Save Your Face Kit, $70

With the anticipation of holiday parties, and social and family gatherings approaching, we all desire to look and feel refreshed. Looking at yourself in the mirror can often be a source of anxiety for women as well as men. You’ll probably be visiting with friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while, and you’ll be wanting to put your best face forward. This is a normal feeling, one that anyone can relate to.

As the owner of a wellness center and spa, I have the unique opportunity of testing firsthand the latest advancements in health and beauty. I’ve written this article to share my favorite, natural face-toning resources with you. The three natural lifting and toning products I have chosen work synergistically, starting from the inside out and ending with the outside in.


Boosting collagen from the inside out is a key component to achieving optimally healthy skin. I am a believer in fermented foods and can’t get enough of this Collagen Inner Beauty Boost from Skin Chef. This delicious bio-fermented probiotic concentrate, which tastes like coconut, is designed to increase the skin’s production of collagen and promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out. Enjoy it daily and your skin will thank you for it. At-Home Care: Collagen Inner Beauty Boost contains a blend of certified organic maqui berry, acai berry, papaya, blueberry, goji berry and pomegranate powders with grape seed extract, zinc and vitamin C. Purchase at graceandparker.com or thebeautychef.com for $39.


We live in exciting times, with great advancements in stem-cell therapy. CryoStem Cell Therapy-F™ is not a miracle. It’s simply science. Frozen ampoules of CryoStem Cells are carefully placed on your face to enhance volume, increase hydration and rebuild the skin. CryoStem Cells “have remarkable toning, firming and lifting effects that are felt and visibly seen within seconds of application. The firming action takes place by cell-to-cell communication transferring young, energized cell structure information to weaker skin cell structures” as described by the developer, DNA Skin. At-Home Care: CryoStem Lift Stick cellular serum is in a convenient and easy application form that can be done at home. This serum is a lower concentration than the serum used in the DNA CryoStem Cell Therapy-F™ professional ampoule treatments. CryoStem Lift Stick can be purchased at The Sanctuary Wellness Experience for $218. Professional Care: CryoStem Cells can only be applied by a trained DNA Esthetician. To book a CryoStem facial or to learn more, please visit: DNASKIN.com or thesanctuarytoday.com; treatments start at $290.


Don’t let the name YAMUNA distract you from the incredible lifting and toning potential this tiny ball has on your face and neck. A soft small ball, which is made specifically for your delicate facial tissue, is used to perform facial exercises that encourage lifting, toning and realigning of your facial muscles. Why use this ball? Stress can cause certain muscles in your face to contract and shorten, contributing to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Consider YAMUNA facial rolling like Pilates for your face. We all know the potential Pilates has for lifting your derriere. Now transfer this to your face. This is also a great tool to help with that pesky banding, or as lots of women and men like to refer to it, the dreaded “turkey neck” that starts in the neck and jowls. At-Home Care: YAMUNA Save Your Face Kit may be purchased at yamunausa.com or graceandparker.com for $70. Professional Care: Take a facial rolling class with a certified YAMUNA instructor at The Sanctuary Wellness Experience.

[ For any questions or comments, you can find Wellness Designer Tracy Duhs in Ocean Beach at The Sanctuary Wellness Experience, 1955 Cable Street,
San Diego, 619.861.8351 ]