For 2023, Beauty Means Wellness


This year, make resolutions that not only improve the way you look, but also the way you feel. The registered nurses and certified nurse practitioners here at VCI Med Spa are here to guide you on 2023 journey to improve your health while you rejuvenate your body and skin.

Resolution: Drink more water

Drinking enough water every day provides a nearly endless stream of health benefits. A water deficit can make you crabby, constipated, and confused. Lack of water prevents toxins and waste from leaving the body, dulling and puckering skin, causing wrinkles. Enough water helps keeps your joint supple, improves and regulates your digestive system and nourishes tissues and organs. Water plumps your skin, giving you a fresher, smoother and healthier look.

Make it happen

Ways to drink more water include: 

  • Carry a refillable water bottle with you at all times 
  • Drink a glass of water each morning when you first wake up 
  • Choose water instead of soda at every meal 
  • Eliminate sports drinks and refresh with water

Follow us on social media and tell us how you’re participating in our Wellness Wednesdays. Did you switch out fries for a salad at lunch? Did you walk the stairs instead of taking the elevator? We’ll randomly select a post each month and give away a FREE VCI Med Spa water bottle to the winner.

BONUS: When you add more water to your routine, you’ll also reduce calorie intake, which helps with weight management

Resolution: Tone and tighten

When you build muscle, you also increase bone density. When muscles are stronger and tighter, they pull harder on your bones, which in turn strengthen your bones. Stronger bones decrease your risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Of course, a more toned physique also gives you a lifted, younger look.

Make it happen

In January, VCI MedSpa is featuring EmSculpt, a RF and HIFEM energy technology which melts fat and builds muscles in your stomach, buttocks, arms and legs. When you visit for a quick and easy EmSculpt session, you’ll get a FREE bottle of Indulge Firming Cream.

Indulge, a medically created formula that contains Vitamins B3 and A, can be used on the body and the neck. This emulsion formula supports cell repair, helping build proteins such as keratin and collagen, creating a skin texture that is firm, smooth and healthy. When used daily along with EmSculpt and Neck Tightening treatments, Indulge will give you a noticeably smoother, more evenly textured skin tone in about 8 weeks. Apply in the morning and at night, after cleansing and before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. In January, Indulge is discounted 25%, to just $75 a 120ml bottle.

Resolution: Practice yoga, meditation and other calming routines

Worry, anxiety and stress cause a myriad of health problems, like headaches, heart disease and obesity. These emotions can also cause deep furrows and wrinkles in our face – they don’t call them “worry lines” for nothing! Yoga and meditation, even deep, thoughtful breathing, can help improve your cardiovascular and respiratory health, increase your muscle tone and strength, balance your metabolism and enhance energy.

Make it happen

Enroll in yoga classes at your local park district, a studio or practice at home along with online YouTube instructors. Meditation podcasts can help you focus and understand the power of a calm mind.

VCI Med Spa clients love the calming effects of our Customized Facial, providing both a peaceful respite and a revitalization of the skin.

Resolution: Eat a healthier lunch

A poor diet, with a surfeit of fat, sugar and salt, leads to poor health and a poor appearance. When you start with a resolution of eating a healthier lunch, you’ll find you’ll want to make your breakfast and dinner fresher and leaner too. As you incorporate these changes into your routine, you’ll see your weight reduce and stabilize, your skin clear and plump with improved nourishment and your energy levels soar.

Make it happen

By planning on the weekend, you’ll avoid running for burgers during the week. We really love this recipe, which is simple, delicious and provides 4 lunches for the week:

Chicken with Tomatoes and Green Beans

Slice 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts into strips and season with salt and pepper. Clean and trim about 1 lb of green beans, or thaw a bag of frozen green beans. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the chicken. Cook through and remove from pan. Add the green beans and saute until crisp tender (for fresh) or warmed through (for frozen). Add 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes and stir until warmed. Add chicken back to skillet along with ½ cup of basil pesto. Toss to coat and then divide into 4 storage containers. Heat and serve for nearly a week of healthy lunches!

The nurses and certified nurse practitioners at VCI Med Spa aren’t just here to improve the way you look. They also have the education and experience to help you improve your health. While you are having a treatment or session, don’t hesitate to ask your health-related questions.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.