Did you ever her your mom or grandma say they needed they're beauty rest? Well... they were on to something!! The effect that rest has on the skin is exponential!! Sleep is something you can ritualize to help the appearance and health of your skin. Always allot a certain amount of sleep a week, if you are able to do so of course. Have some 'sleepytime' tea or a melatonin before your nightly ritual so you fall asleep fast and sleep soundly through the night! If life gets in the way and you had a late night out or you have a new born etc. always try and make up your lost hours, or put aside specific times when a family member or friend can relieve you. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and has a rest period as well. While you are sound asleep, your skin is hard at work, but also in a restful state. Always apply a hydrating and healing night cream before bed! There really is a science to your sleep! Stay rested and healthy and happy! Sweet dreams!!! XXXX
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ice can be therapeutic in so many ways and levels. It works not only on the outer-most superficial layers of your skin, but it also works on a molecular level inside your body as well. This literally means that it works everything from your cells to your DNA!! Total cold body therapy is not a new treatment. It is proven that a Dr. used this alternative therapy in the 1800's! Yet, it is not often used because it is not "relaxing". When you think of relaxation, you want a heated down comforter bed, with red light heat therapy and warm steam. You do not think about a cold dismal room, and ice chamber, or ice being placed on your skin after a facial... But hopefully, after a few more of these benefits I share with you, you might change your mind! Ice therapy can help with weight loss, inflammation, joint pain, arthritis, ease chronic pain, rheumatism, multiple sclerosis, fatigue, depression, heal nerve damage, cell turnover, and collagen re-production, just to name a few.. haha! I know it seems extreme, but try and picture the benefits and commit to an ice therapy treatment today!! I promise you will feel the best you have ever felt!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The rose is an almighty flower. It is so detoxifying and hydrating. Rose oi has so many healing factors to it as well. I use rose oil when I get out of the bath while my skin is still wet and then pat the excess off with a towel. There is also a wonderful line I use called Duchess Marden, and they use rose in all their products. I could also go in to all the medical benefits of rose as well but I will spare you the reading. The key benefits to remember in regards to your skin is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, it tightens and naturally tones and disinfects preparing the skin for hydration. It is perfect to use a rose water spray before you apply your moisturizer. You can find rose oil at Whole Foods or your local health supply store and you can find Duchess Marden at: http://www.duchessmarden.com/index.html. Jurlique also has a wonderful rose mist and you can find that at: http://www.jurlique.com/products/rbm/rosewater-balancing-mist.