Oh how I dream of Paris on these cold, gray days. Not that it isn't cold and gray there but somehow thinking about sitting in my favorite corner cafe listening to La Vie en Rose (click on La Vie en Rose and enjoy while reading my post) I am refreshed!
I find this time of year the most difficult for my skin and my spirits. Both are in solid need of a lift. The cold air has taken it's toll on my skin leaving it dull and dry. It's time to refresh and rejuvenate.
There is perhaps no better ingredient for the skin this time of year than Chamomile! The variety of active compounds found in Chamomile work in synergy to reduce inflammation in the eye, nose and throat area. Some simple tricks you can use at home include placing cool Chamomile tea bags on each eye lid for 5-10 minutes and rinsing the skin with Chamomile tea but only after you have sipped some. Chamomile is also one of the main key ingredients in our number one product Repair, our new Eye, Lip Renewal Cream, Spring Toner, Spring Masque and of course our tres magnifique Creme de la Creme.
It may be tempting to think about using only topical treatments to tackle skin conditions but it is most important to treat these conditions from the inside. The best thing you can do to treat any skin condition, especially in the Spring, is to Detox. A good Detox Cleanse ensures that your body's system of elimination is working efficiently and effectively.
It is key to consume essential nutrients in order for the skin to repair itself and to function correctly. Your diet should aim to boost your intake of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and antibiotics by eating carrots, broccoli, fish, almonds, pumpkin and sesame seeds, flax seed, apples, avocado, blueberries and by all means stay away from processed foods, refined carbohydrates and yes, even alcohol.
We have some beautiful products in the salon that will also lighten and brighten the skin naturally providing a healthy and vibrant glow.
Treatments in the salon are limited. If you would like to make an appointment we encourage you to contact us soon.
Our Spring Summer products are bottled and available for purchase. Please call or email us and we will make sure to tailor a package for your specific needs.
Here's to life through rose colored glasses!