New You

New You

Every 28 days you are a ‘new you’

 

Every 28 days our skin renews itself, but the older we get, the more our natural exfoliation process slows down, leaving us with fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture. Exfoliating treatments stimulate new cell growth by removing the cells your body is no longer effectively shedding.  It is important to rid your skin’s surface of these dead skin cells to help prevent the build up of bacteria, and from sweat and dirt getting stuck underneath the skin’s surface. During a spa deep cleanse facial, the exfoliation, extraction, steam, and mask application will help refresh and renew your skin on a level you just can’t achieve at home. 

Use plant power on the inside and outside of your body

 

More and more people are practicing clean eating and want to extend this philosophy to their skin care routine. Today, state-of-the-art skin products are made of ingredients that are known to be organic and naturally based – and scientifically proven – including fruits, vegetables and herbs, dairy and whole grains.  
 
You may think of Vitamin C as an essential defence against the common cold, but this nutrient aids in collagen synthesis, which is essential to maintain your skin’s firmness and smoothness – plus it lightens dark spots.

Did you know that your brain cells can regenerate?

 

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The process is called neurogenesis – and you can help by eating healthily.  Certain nutrients actually have regenerative properties:
·        Omega-3 essential fatty acids: found in found mainly in cold-water, fatty fish – or you can take a fish oil supplement – promote the production of new neurons.  
·        Flavonoids: found in blueberries, cocoa, and green tea – are highly potent antioxidants that are particularly effective at stimulating the formation of new brain cells.
·        Curcumin: the main bioactive component in the spice turmeric is scientifically proven to provide many brain benefits.
·        Resveratrol: a potent antioxidant found the skin of grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries – and in peanuts – is known to promote brain cell renewal.

A flawless complexion is lying just beneath the surface of your skin

 

More people are choosing to have regular skin peel treatments today for a fraction of the price of more expensive laser treatment options.  Skin peels are a rapid form of exfoliation that address many concerns, smoothing and evening the skin by removing damaged surface cells.  Skins peel treatments can:
·        reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth;
·        treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging;
·        improve the appearance of mild scars;
·        treat certain types of acne;
·        reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches that occur due to pregnancy; and
·        improve the look and feel of skin.

You can boost your hair’s ability to grow

 

When it comes to maintaining a magnificent head of hair, good circulation is an important element in the natural hair growth journey.

Scalp massages are an enjoyable way to relax and boost your hair’s ability to grow and renew itself, helping stimulate blood circulation. What’s more, a clinical study has found that people who suffer from ongoing migraines experience a dramatic reduction in headaches with regular head, neck and shoulder massage, while it also known to renew energy levels and reduces stress.

Drinking water is the key to beautiful skin

 

Healthy skin starts from the inside out. Drinking more water is extremely beneficial for boosting skin renewal. The average adult human body is made up of roughly 60 percent water and proper hydration is necessary to maintain a healthy balance of body fluids and so improve the appearance of skin.  Make it a habit to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated and boost its natural glow.

The benefits of stretching after a massage

Stretching after you exercise is a way of preserving the benefits of the activity – preventing your muscles from seizing up, and retaining the strength and elasticity within.  The same principle applies to stretching after a massage.   Here are four benefits to stretching after your massage:
·        Improved circulation as stretched tissue leaves more room for blood vessels to expand and enter the body, increasing the flow of oxygen to the body and removing and waste products.
·        Renewed flexibility as stretching also improves flexibility and aids motion to the joints.
·        Increases your range of motion as stretching helps balance and increases the range of motions your body can make.
·        Reduces lower back pain as stretching strengthens your muscles and makes them more resilient to strain and injury.

Did you know that you can “sleep your skin younger”?

Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and your skins rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. Increased levels of the sleep hormone (melatonin) acts like an antioxidant which fights age spots, fine lines and even skin cancer.  Here are six tips for getting good sleep and better skin health:
·        Don’t eat a big meal too late in the day.
·        Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but not late at night.
·        Sleep under a warm blanket in a cool, dark, quiet room.
·        Keep electronics out of the bedroom.
·        Use breathable cotton sheets and wash them regularly, so they don’t collect dust mites and bacteria.
·        Use laundry detergents that don’t have strong fragrances, which can be irritating to skin.

Make time for friends—they’ll keep you young and healthy

Having strong friendships can help you live longer, be healthier, and feel more youthful. Here are five great ways to make more time for friends when your schedule gets busy:
·        Do your friends work near you? If so, use your lunch break as a chance to catch up over a snack and see what your friend has been up to.
·        See your friends straight after work.  Rather than being tempted to flop onto your couch in front of the TV, make plans with friends right after work since you’re already out and about. 
·        Keep it low key. Instead of thinking you need to meet up your friends for a night out, keep your socialising low pressure and just invite them over to just hang out. 
·        Weave your friends into your “me time”. When it’s time to get some exercise invite a friend to join you on a walk or bike ride – or to a gym or yoga class. 
·        Send them a “thinking of you” gift. Spas are becoming popular as a way for friends to spend time together. Treat your friend to an Original Spa voucher to let them know you’re thinking of them – or even better have a spa treatment together.