Posts Tagged ‘skincare’

Juice Your Way to Healthy Skin

       
Friday, September 5th, 2014

Juice Your Way to Healthy SkinWho doesn’t want fresh, healthier, younger looking skin? It turns out that one of the best ways to achieve and obtain that much coveted youthful glow may be as simple as having a nice refreshing drink everyday. Turns out that what we eat and drink has a huge impact on how we look, from the health of our hair, to the look and feel of our skin. We all know that proper diet, hydration and exercise are key to looking and feeling your best, but you may not know that fruit and vegetable juices can do wonders for the look and feel of your skin.

Juice Your Way to that Youthful Glow

Juicing fresh fruits, vegetables and greens has a huge wealth of well known health benefits, but it also has quite a few beauty benefits as well. These tasty concoctions are absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other wonderful goodies. Adding these to your diet will provide a ton of benefits, from helping you lose weight, reducing toxins in your body, and even making you look healthier.

What Juices Are Best for Skin?

There are tons of different combinations of juices that not only taste great but do wonders for your skin as well. Vegetables like carrots are great choices for juicing as they are inexpensive, provide a good amount of juice and contain a ton of beta carotene with helps fight the signs of aging. It is wonderful when paired with pretty much any fresh fruit juice.

The leafy green kale is another powerful source of skin regenerating vitamins and minerals. Kale is rich in B vitamins and other essential nutrients as is also known to help fight acne. Adding a bunch of this to a fruit drink makes it barely noticeable, except in how you feel!

Lemons provide a powerful punch of flavor while also providing a powerful cleansing benefit.

Many different greens and herbs like watercress, different lettuces, parsley and so on are also great juicing additions. Beets provide a nutrient-packed sweet burst of juice as well.

Who would have thought that one of the most powerful tools we have in maintaining skin health and appearance can also be breakfast? Raw juice blends like those described will not work overnight, but boy do they work. They provide noticeable and lasting benefits for your skin, giving it a better tone, smoother appearance and more healthful glow. Why not reap the many benefits of juicing and also get that great looking skin in the process?

Dermalogica Training

       
Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Dermalogica TrainingThis week we were so excited to have our Dermalogica training here at Beauty Bridge! The Dermalogica line is super popular with our customers and has many different products to address pretty much any concern one could have. Our trainer, Ariel, was extremely knowledgeable and is both an esthetician and a Dermalogica teacher who teaches at the Institute in New York. She made everything really easy to understand and even gave us some pointers on her favorite product concoctions as the products can be combined in many ways.

The line has eight systems, all made to address concerns of the client that falls in that category and all can be boosted by products from a different range. The line was founded by an esthetician so it focuses on skin health. This means there are no fragrances, mineral oil, chemicals, lanolin or any other ingredients that could compromise the skin or cause allergic reactions. In fact some of the products smell so good you would want to bathe in them!

The most basic system, and the one Ariel suggested we start with, is the Daily Skin Health. The products in the line are the essentials for your everyday skin routine. They keep your skin clean, healthy and moisturized so you can then tackle more intense concerns like aging or breakouts.

The next line is the Age Smart. This line aims to slow down the process of aging before it starts. It has scientifically advanced ingredients that have been proven to stop aging triggers before they start. This line contains retinols, which we all know are the holy grail of ingredients for skin aging, that have been buffered so they do not cause any stinging, peeling or irritation.

The Ultracalming line contains wonderful ingredients like Lavender and Chamomile to soothe the skin and can be used pretty much by anybody but is most beneficial to ultrasensitive skin. We especially loved this line for the wonderful smell and universal usage.

The Medibac and Clear Start lines are both for acne and Ariel said they can both be mixed and matched since sometimes the Medibac line is a little bit stronger than the Clear Start. The Medibac is generally more for adult acne while the Clear Start is for teenage acne. I especially loved the Clearing Booster from the Medibac line because you can add it to any moisturizer and it automatically makes it an acne fighting product.

The Chroma-White line is truly wonderful. It brightens any pigmentation without being harsh or damaging the skin which can lead to premature aging. It does not bleach or lighten the skin, rather brightens it so it is suitable for all skin colors and types. With this system however we were told you have to be very patient since pigmentation is one of the harder things to get rid of in the skin.

Dermalogica also has bodycare products, suncare and moisture tints, all made to compliment the effects you are getting from your skincare products.

We truly enjoyed our training with Ariel and learned a lot about this wonderful line. We can now diagnose and make skin recommendations to all of our wonderful customers and maybe do a little shopping for ourselves!

Best Spa-Inspired Vacations

       
Friday, May 16th, 2014

Best Spa-Inspired Vacations

Best Spa-Inspired Vacations

Some people travel to learn more about the world or to push the limits of their physical abilities in extreme environments. Others prefer to rest, relax and rejuvenate. With a spa-inspired vacation, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. By choosing a top-notch spa resort for your home base, you’ll enjoy a great combination of pampering and adventure. Get inspired with these great examples:

Rainforest Getaway in Australia

Book a stay at the incredible Daintree Ecolodge and Spa in Queensland to experience some of the most amazing natural scenery in the world while being treated like royalty. It’s nestled in some of the oldest rainforest in the world and offers everything from aborigine-led painting classes to excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t miss the incredible Waterfall Spa Treatment, which includes a full body massage, a clay detox mask and a refreshing rinse beneath nearby waterfalls.

Lake Vacation in Texas

When it comes to being pampered in a truly bucolic area, you can’t beat the Lake Austin Spa Resort. The on-site restaurant is helmed by world-renowned chef Stephane Beauchamp, and the Lake House Spa offers incredible programs like Quench, which is a four-day water program that includes hydro-biking and aqua Zumba.

Exotic Pampering in Thailand

Bangkok has emerged as one of the best spa vacation destinations in the world in recent years, and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a prime example of why. Its on-site, five-star health center is located in a lush bamboo grove and includes superior treatments like traditional Thai massage. Sign up for Thai cooking classes to learn exciting new techniques, and wind down your day with a leisurely ride down the Chao Phraya River.

Desert Indulgence in California

People have long turned to the desert for peace and rejuvenation, and the La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Desert, California, makes the most of its incredible setting. This incredible property offers 41 pools, 53 hot tubs and spacious, well-appointed casitas. More importantly, the spa itself offers treatments like the wildly popular HydraFacial, which uses cutting-edge LED technology.

Mountain Rejuvenation in New Hampshire

Finally, spend your next vacation at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to replenish your mind, body and soul. The historic property has been lavishly renovated and now includes a state-of-the-art spa with 13 treatment rooms. Hit the slopes at the nearby Bretton Woods Ski Area, or enjoy an exhilarating ride during a zip-line canopy tour.

Regardless of which part of the world you’d like to visit, there’s sure to be a way to turn your trip into a spa-inspired vacation. What better way to get away from it all?