Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Skin Recovery Guide

Get Your Skin Back Into Soft Healthy Condition

Chances are pretty good that summer's fun in the sun has taken a toll on the look and feel of your skin.  Fall is a great time of year to start a new beauty routine or refine the one you have to be kinder and gentler to skin. Take the time this Fall to reverse some of the sun's damage and prepare skin for the cold winter days to come.

Exfoliate and keep your skin hydrated
Does your skin look and feel like leather by the end of summer? Exfoliating skin gets rid of the dry flaky layers from summer tans and helps to generate new fresher, plump skin cells. It also stimulates the blood flow to your face bringing important oxygen to the skin, giving it a fresh, soft, healthier look. There are many ways to exfoliate skin from cleansers with micro beads to AHA serums and fruit enzyme peels. But be careful not to overdue it and pick a product geared to your skin type. Read more...

Monday, September 22, 2014

All About Body Wraps...

Some of the ingredients used in spa treatments -- rosemary, honey, butter, clay, chocolate,
eucalyptus -- sound like they belong in a kitchen or garden rather than in a spa. But these ingredients are used in various types of body wraps, a popular spa treatment. Getting a body wrap can feel good. Some spas promote body wraps as a relaxing, moisturizing treat. Others, though, tout specific body wraps as a way to detoxify, slim down, or deal with cellulite -- claims that may go too far.

What Is a Body Wrap?
When body wraps were first offered decades ago, linen sheets were used, says Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, Inc., an industry group based in New York. The wraps were then mostly called herbal wraps. "'Body wraps' is a term that came to mean more than herbal wraps," she says, adding that they became popular in the 1980s and '90s. Eventually, plastic or thermal blankets replaced the linen sheets.
Although the service varies from spa to spa,