Feed Your Skin

Our spa treatment menu describes an Essential Facial and Essential Body Massage. We developed the first version of that menu knowing essential meant important, as in it's important to have a cleansing, nutrient-filled facial and it's important for your body's health to get massaged. So, it's essential.

Nicknamed "chicken skin," the symptoms of keratosis pilaris can be soothed by skincare treatments. However, only diet can heal it.

Nicknamed "chicken skin," the symptoms of keratosis pilaris can be soothed by skincare treatments. However, only diet can heal it.

This morning, while researching how diet effects inflammation in the body, I was reminded that consuming omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is essential to our body's health. These oils do not naturally occur in our body so we have to supplement through diet.  

And, it's important to note the absence of Omega 3 oils, found in cold water fish and some nuts and seeds, can create skin issues like keratosis pilaris, pictured in the photo here. We see this condition in our treatment rooms frequently and advise our clients to talk with their wellness practitioner about how diet may heal it.

Nail it!

If I told you I had news about a spa treatment that is good for your skin, your circulation and mental health you may never guess that I'm talking about manicures and pedicures. But I am. Hear me out...

The dirty fact is your fingernails are exposed to grime daily and it accumulates even though you wash many times a day. And, while you generally only expose your feet in the spring an summer, walking on them all day creates callouses and other uneven skin conditions. And keeping them covered up in socks and dark shoes is a breeding ground for fungus.

Professional manis and pedis groom your nails and are relaxing stress relievers. They include massage which improves blood circulation — which, by the way, improves your immune system while feeling incredible. During these treatments your skin is exfoliated bringing out a fresh beautiful glow and decreased signs of aging, wrinkles.

Then, when all this good work is done, go ahead and have a gorgeous, or fun, or funky polish color applied — or not. Nail polish is to a manicure or pedicure what makeup is to a cleansing facial. Neither is necessary, however it can be fun.

Bottom line, manicures and pedicures are important all year.

What's the deal with cleansing?

When it comes to cleaning your facial skin—it can be easy to overdo it or not do it enough. For most, two times a day is sufficient- morning and night- with the exception of athletes, perhaps, who do a midday work out. 

The importance of using a cleanser in the morning surprises many people. They argue that their skin is getting wet from the shower. Let us explain why it's important to not only cleanse your skin in the morning, but that is also the best time to exfoliate.

Our body is miraculous in its ability to cleanse itself when given the proper nutrition and hydration - and rest!  It does this cleansing through the skin which is, indeed, an elimination organ; it purges waste and unneeded oils, etc. while we sleep at night.

So we recommend using our Gentle Cleanser most mornings and switching to RHEAL's AHA exfoliating cleanser a couple mornings each week - depending on your skin's condition.  Your skin care professional can help you decide.

Cleansing at night?  Yes, please take off your makeup and/or refresh your skin so it may breathe and eliminate...the stuff...that may otherwise...clog our pores...

Purchase RHEAL Gentle Cleanser HERE.