Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Salon & Spa Skin Care: tips and tricks from Nature's lab

Skin Care Recommendations: 
You, too, can have beautiful Skin!
Reviewed June 2016
  • Don’t wash your face too often.   Each time you cleanse, oil and moisture are also washed away. 
  • Using natural cleansers help your skin maintain it’s delicate moisture balance. 
  • Avoid extremely hot water which is damaging to delicate tissues.  Comfortably warm water is sufficient to soften your skin for more thorough cleansing. 
  • Use caution when showering.  Long hot showers feel wonderful, but keep in mind - your scalp, face, and entire body are being exposed to chlorine and other harsh chemicals.  The hotter the water, the greater potential damage.  And consider using a non-soap, pH balanced Body Wash.
  • Toners are an important step for optimal skin care.  Their purifying, anti-bacterial ingredients destroy harmful bacteria and remove residue of chlorine and other harsh, drying chemicals found in tap water.    The phyto-rich nutrients in our toners, nourish and help balance the acid mantle, vital to healthy skin.   Applying toners to the T-Zone with a cotton ball helps to deeply clean and refine pores.
  • Skin care products are best absorbed when applied to freshly cleansed, moist skin.  So, apply your skin products immediately after washing while the skin is still damp.  If too wet, just lightly pat a bit dryer with a towel.
  • Be gentle to your skin.  Lightly apply skin products without stretching the skin.  Tap on and around delicate eye area
Why Should You Moisturize?

Dry, dehydrated skin is more prone to infections and inflammations, slower to heal, and more susceptible to sun, wind, and environmental toxins - accelerating the aging  process.   Consider the Renewal formulations which includes Renewal Intensive Moisture Serum.

Natural, phyto-active moisturizers are vital to maintain nourishment and protection for the skin.  Be patient while your skin improves.  You will see and feel improvements in your skin after just one or two applications.  Deeper layer changes, due to natural cellular turnover, will take 4 to 6 weeks.
Most skin care professionals agree that 3 months is the average time for more dramatic changes.   You should work to improve your skin’s ability to absorb and utilize valuable nutrients and moisturizing agents.

Prep your Skin

Exfoliation is important for sufficient hydration - essential for healthy skin.  Even though the skin exfoliates naturally, for most of us this process has been impaired or otherwise diminished, robbing you of smooth, relaxed, glowing skin.

 Lacking proper hydration, people of all ages endure a variety of skin imbalances.   To help renew your skin’s natural radiance, exfoliation by regularly polishing or buffing your skin sloughs away the dry, dead cells, helps restore the skin’s ability to absorb and  utilize valuable nutrients and moisturizing agents - encouraging replenished hydration, refined texture, and restored elasticity.

Apply the MASQUES - See the GLOW!

Boost the skin cell’s renewal process by applying our moisture masques.  The truly regenerating effects occur by dissolving dead skin cells and drawing out impurities - refining overall texture; by accelerating cellular turnover - improving hydration and plumping up skin tissue; and by allowing the skin to maximize absorption of active phyto-nutrients from topical skin preparations.

Phyto-Aromatic Concentrates - are truly concentrated formulas

Intended for partial body application, these phyto-active formulas are penetrating emollients, vitamins, and a high percentage of pure essential oils.   Every nutritious Concentrate base includes hazelnut, apricot kernel, and avocado oils, coconut nucifera oil and gardenia tahitensis flowers, panthenol, phospholipids, linden flower extract,  vitamins A, D, and E, and Irish moss.

Phyto-Aromatic Concentrate general application:
Apply to selected body areas, such as back, legs, feet, or hips.   For best results, cover treated area for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
Caution: Do not apply Phyto-Aromatic Concentrates on inflamed or sensitive skin.   Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.

MINERAL BATH CRYSTALS  for focused soaks
Focus the purpose of your soaks with a generous selection of Mineral Bath Crystals.

Choose any blend and receive the benefits of seaweed extracts, sea salts, phospholipids, and pure & genuine essential oils.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.