Benefits of Coconut

Just about everywhere you can find products featuring coconut, coconut oil, or coconut milk. The coconut is a versatile tree nut, also known as a drupe, that has many healthy benefits. Some day spas offer coconut-based facials and massage oil may have coconut oils as well, as coconut oil is a great solution to dry skin.  Some people also use coconut in body creams and for replenishing the skin and hair. You will find coconut in some cosmetics, creams, leave-in … read more »

Facials That Skin Will Love

There are many claims about products enhancing skin or making you look younger.  The proof in any facial product is how it works for you. Many facial products use natural plant oils extracts in a concentrated form, and use them in the creams and facial masques.  Some of the most common ingredients & their skin benefits: Apricot kernel oil – tones, softens Sesame oil – conditions Caprylic/capric triglyceride – smoothes Avocado oil – cleans, replenishes Squalane oil – moisturizes, soothes … read more »

Dry Skin and Aging

Dry skin is often associated with aging due to the lack of natural oils that create fine lines and sagging skin. Dry skin can also be caused by poor diet, a health condition, or vitamin deficiencies. Often, people do not use enough moisturizing oils on their skin, and it becomes dull and they see sagging. This is common, and many people choose natural oils to help replenish their skin cells. Los Angeles day spas are a good resource for people … read more »

Body Waxing

Waxing is a great solution for those who experience hair in all the wrong places, or bumpy red skin from tweezing and shaving. Waxing is temporary hair removal, but it lasts longer than shaving. Fortunately, any part of the body is able to be waxed, and usually people wax their legs, underarm, and the back most frequently. Chest, hairline, ear, nose, lips, brows, bikini area, and other various places are all capable of being waxed.Body waxing in a salon or … read more »

Anti-Aging: Reversing The Signs of Aging

Someone once said “Time may be a great healer, but it’s lousy for the looks”.  The signs of aging are obvious, yet we live in an age where skin care is at it’s most advanced, allowing us to prevent and treat the signs of aging like never before, with as many anti-aging treatments as possible. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: There are two types of wrinkles – dynamic wrinkles and wrinkles caused by sun damage or lifestylee choices.  Dynamic wrinkles are … read more »

Wear Clothes That Protect You

Your skin is the body’s largest organ, and getting your monthly facial to repair the sun’s damage on your face and neck isn’t enough.  One of the best anti-aging practices is to protect yourself and your entire body on a daily basis.In order of importance, the factors that make clothing sun protective are weave (tighter is better), color (darker is better), weight (heavier is better), stretch (less is better) and wetness (dry is better).The UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Rating) is a … read more »

Facial Massage

Massage has been practiced for centuries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.  It is considered the oldest form of healing.But did you know that facial massage can promote the health and well-being of your skin, protecting it from harsh environmental influences and the effects of a stressful lifestyle?  Regular facials and facial massage can lead to smoother, firmer more radiant skin by: Minimizing Skin Sagging And Fine Lines Maximizing Skin’s Radiance Releasing Toxins and Impurities Normalizing Skin’s Moisture Balance … read more »

Myth: All Skincare Products Are Essentially The Same

“Clinical results and scientific research have proved that all skincare products are NOT the same”, says Caroline Rushworth, France’s Education Director.Skincare industry leaders say that the differences usually lie in the degree and integrity of the active ingredients.  Less expensive, over-the-counter products are manufactured for the general consumer and instead of targeted to individuals with specific skincare needs.Mass produced items generally contain a lower percentage of active ingredients to help ensure that they’re safe for everyone.  Thus, the mass-marketed TV-advertised … read more »

Don’t Ignore These Top 10 Health Matters

Maintaining your health means being proactive about issues that arise.The following 10 medical issues should NEVER be ignored: Chest Pain – chest pain can suggest an acute heart attack.  Get to the ER as quickly as possible. Abdominal Pain – Mild to moderate abdominal pain that lasts for more than a week can be the sign of an ulcer, malignancy, gallstones, or inflammation such as colitis or diverticulitis. Fever – Fevers over 101’F, especially if they’re associated with vomiting, diarrhea … read more »

6 Detox Tips You Can Do At Home

Though you can get any number of detoxing treatments from health practitioners or from your day spa, you can also do some basic health maintenance by detoxing at home.  Here are 6 easy things you can do: Avoid junk (food) and chemicals, and eat wholesome food that is organically grown when possible.  Also take a break from SNACCs — Sugar, Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine, and Chemicals. Drink organic low-glycemic green juices for seven days — this will help detox you for … read more »