Summertime Skin Issues

The long and steamy days of summer often hampers skin care, putting a damper on your complexion.  Microdermabrasion can help keep skin balanced and reduce extra shine.  But there are more dos & don’ts for healthier skin.Sun Damage DO apply at least 1 ounce of an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen, which contain’s protection against UVA and UVB rays to your face, hands and body. DON’T linger in the sun, particularly between 11 am and 2 pm when the sun’s rays … 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 »

At Home Spa Recipes: Green Tea Toner

Plenty of people leave toner out of their beauty routine, but many estheticians swear by it’s ability to balance the pH of the skin and remove residue left by cleansers, helping to detoxify your skin while being a nourishing benefit.Looking for an easy, affordable way to try a toner in your skin facial regimen?  Here is a refreshing two-ingredient version, cood for all skin types, made with one of nature’s best antioxidants: green tea.  Simply apply it in the morning … read more »

Skin Cancer: Common But Preventable

The incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is rising faster than that of any other cancer.The good news is that it just takes a little common sense to protect yourself from the sun – don’t take a gamble on your life.  Here are some of the more alarming statistics you should know: 99% of skin caners are caused by sun exposure 1,500,000 – the number of skin cancers diagnosed each year in the US. 1 in 3 … read more »