Importance of Facials

How Often Should You Really Get Facials?

New Beauty magazine recently broke down the Life Cycle of a Facial which explains the timeline for facial benefits to surface. They recommend a facial every 4-6 weeks for optimal skin benefits and results

Life Cycle of a Facial

Fall Skin Care Tips

Written By: Christie Pike

There are so many things to love about fall – cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, crisp fresh air and that feeling of change that comes with every new season. Falling leaves could be the first indication that change is in the air, but our skin can also show the effects of a seasonal transition. Seasonal change can leave our skin feeling dull, dry and dehydrated – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

We have 5 simple skin care tips that will help give you that perfect glow all season long:

  1. Don’t forget your Eminence SPF
  1. Exfoliate
  • Exfoliation is the key to glowing skin. As we age, our natural ability to regenerate new skin cells slows. This can cause surface build-up which can leave our skin looking congested, dry and dull. We recommend:
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant(daily treatment)
  • Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% (weekly treatment)
  1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
  • Autumn brings cool, windy weather which can cause your skin to become dry and dehydrated. The fall season is the perfect time to correct any sun damage caused by summer heat and sunshine. Make sure to pick a moisturizer or masque that works best for your skin type. If your skin is extra dry, don’t be afraid to use heavier, natural, oil-based products. We recommend:
  • Facial Recovery Oil
  • Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque
  1. Body care is a must. Skin care doesn’t stop at your neckline – it’s important to moisturize and treat every beautiful inch of your skin. To help keep your skin healthy (after that summer tan) look for products that nourish and even out your skin tone. We recommend:

Stone Crop Body Lotion

  1. Protect your lips. The cool fall weather can leave your lips feeling dry and cracked. Protect and moisturize your lips daily with a non-petroleum based lip balm to keep your lips kissable all year long. We recommend:

Autumn Chop Salad

Beauty starts from the inside out. It starts and ends with eating Healthy.

Written by Chloe Hunt:

With leaves turning orange and days growing shorter, our skin will soon feel the seasonal change that arrives with the cold autumn breeze. Fall ushers in lower temperatures that dry our complexions but also brings harvest produce to nourish our skin. Foods like apples, pears, pumpkins and yams are all packed with essential vitamins and nutrients – delicious sensory treats for our taste buds as well as our skin.

To celebrate the arrival of autumn we’ve put together a delicious vegan autumn salad recipe for you to enjoy.

With a blend of vitamin-rich ingredients, this Autumn Chop Salad crams in apples and pears loaded with antioxidants to fight the aging effects of free radicals. Generous spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds bring a rich source of zinc, a mineral needed for immunity and skin health. Yams are another star ingredient – packed with potassium, copper and manganese which energize your body and rejuvenate the skin. Paired with a complementary apple and Dijon mustard dressing, this salad will have you – and your skin – ready for the change in seasons.

AUTUMN CHOP SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
Salad:
(Use organic ingredients wherever possible)
•    ½ cup Granny Smith apple
•    ½ cup ripe pear
•    8 cups spinach
•    ½ cup yams, cut into small cubes
•    ½ cup beets, cut into small cubes
•    3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
•    1 tablespoon cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the yams and beets into small cubes. On a well-oiled baking sheet, distribute the chopped yams and beets evenly and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake the yam and beet cubes for approximately 20 minutes or until browned. While the yam and beet cubes are baking, chop the Granny Smith apples and the pear into small cubes. Once the yam and beet cubes are cooked and nicely browned on the outside, remove them from the oven and place them aside to cool. Once the yam and beet cubes have cooled, mix them with the apple, pear, pumpkin seeds and cranberries and lay them on a bed of spinach.

Salad Dressing:
•    2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
•    1 tablespoon agave syrup
•    2 tablespoons applesauce
•    1 tablespoon pure apple cider vinegar
•    1 tablespoon olive oil

To make the dressing, simply pour all the ingredients into a jar or container, adding ingredients to adjust the taste as you please. Shake well when ready to serve.