New Years Resolution 1 is to keep that skin looking beautiful!
Our New Years Resolution at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in Santa Barbara is to keep your skin looking beautiful! Here are some great tips for you to follow to help keep your skin looking great.
Drink Lots of Water – Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help detoxify the body and skin of toxins improving the skins overall complexion
Eat a Healthy Diet – A few studies have found that avoiding refined carbohydrates found in sugar and flour and sticking to more of a low-glycemic diet with more whole grains, protein and produce may reduce acne.
Moisturize Day and Night – Applying moisturizer boosts hydration in your skin, prevents flaking and dullness, and creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day.
Use the right cleanser – Face wash formulas are designed to meet the needs of all types of skin. Whether your skin is sensitive, acne-prone, dry, oily, or a few of these skin types combined treatment begins with your cleanser.
Book Facials Regularly– A facial is one of the best ways to care for your skin. Facials provide a multi-step skin treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion. Facials can help produce a more youthful appearance after just one sitting so just imaging if you were to make it a regular habit!
Be good to your skin, you will be wearing it the rest of your life. For our clients who receive facials regularly, taking care of your skin show. Call 805-564-2977 to book your facial or skin analysis today.
Le Reve would like to bring to light the importance of exfoliating
The skin is the largest organ of our body. It functions to encapsulate and protect your inner organs, to regulate body temperature, to maintain hydration, and more! The skin acts as a barrier for environmental aggressors, and variations in pressures, and temperature. It helps to regulate body temperature, circulation, and fluid. On top of all of this, it contains a network of nerve cells that detect and relay important information such as temperature or chemical changes in the environment as well as injury. With all the vital functions your skin provides to you it is important to take good care of it.
The Importance of Exfoliating
Regular exfoliation not only helps to remove dead skin and impurities but also stimulates collagen. Collagen is what provides our skin strength, elasticity, and the ability to replace dead skin cells. In short, an exfoliation is an important tool in helping our skin to function properly and efficiently as well as keep it looking its best! When it comes to exfoliation Le Reve provides several methods to choose from.
There are several wonderful options to choose from for exfoliating the body such as lotions, polishes, sponges, brushes, sisal soap sacks, Clarisonic, and mitts or gloves.
If you tend to exfoliate more regularly or on a daily basis then you are most likely to benefit from a few of our lighter methods such as the Eminence Naseberry Body Lotion, sea sponges or brushes.
The Eminence Naseberry Body Lotion is a natural glycol which means that it lightly exfoliates allowing for the moisturizing properties to fully penetrate the skin.
Our Sea Sponges can be used with anybody cleanser or simply with warm water to help lightly lift and remove impurities and dead skin.
The Body Brush is designed to use dry. We offer them in both a short brush and long detachable body brush Dead skin and impurities are removed with light gentle strokes applied to the leg, arm, back, stomach or hip area. Applying the gentle strokes on the arms and legs towards the direction of the heart also helps in lymphatic flow. This is another great way to detoxify the body!
Medium to Heavy Exfoliation
If you exfoliate once a week or less than you would do well by using our body polish, sissal glove, mitt, washcloths, or soap sacks. These options are better designed to remove the build-up of impurities and dead skin.
The Jurlique Herbal Body Polish provides antioxidants to fortify and walnut shell to gently lift away dead skin.
Sissal or Rami Washcloths are great for using with cleanser or simply warm water to help remove dead skin and build up from day-to-day environmental aggressors. What’s even better yet is that these materials are naturally antimicrobial so they wear well over time!
Sissal Mitt or Glove provide a little more exfoliation than the washcloths in that they are firmer and because of this remove even more dead skin. This method is great for removing seasonal buildup and may leave skin slightly pink after application. Ever since I was a little girl our family would use these wonderful options to slough off dead skin and stimulate collagen when we would go to the steambaths together. Many cultures use dry brushing and sissal treatments to detoxify their skin and help to lower the development of cellulite. Dry Brushing can have a myriad of benefits for the skin, it’s always best to look it up and see if it is the right thing for you to use in your body skincare regime for the future.
There are more gentle exfoliates to choose from for the face, neck and decollete area. Some of these methods include dermafoliants, peels, treatments, brushes, and cleansers.
The Eminence Strawberry Dermafoliant provides lactic acid to help eat away at dead skin like little Packmen.
The Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is a 5% mask designed to remove a good amount of impurities and dead skin just by leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes! Pumpkin super packed with skin brightening factors to help improve complexion.
Natural Facial Brush like the dry brush or Clarisonic help to exfoliate and stimulate increasing collagen production. When used properly natural brushes also help to removed toxins improving skin condition and overall appearance.
Learn more about exfoliation and which type is best for your skin’s needs by speaking with a Le Reve esthetician. We are here 7 days a week and are happy to help!
The new Pure Perfection Liquid Foundation from La Bella Donna Mineral Makeup is available at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique
Finally our wish has been granted and the new mineral makeup foundation has arrived! The new Pure Perfection Liquid Foundation is a nutrient-rich, creamy mineral cover with benefits of super restorative skin care. Furthermore, this silk foundation visibly corrects and lifts the skin so your face appears healthy, smooth, luminous and radiant. Additionally, by simply combining La Bella Donna’s Pure Perfection Liquid Mineral Foundation with its wonderful Loose Mineral Foundation you are able to create the perfect protection barrier to help guard against outside elements along with the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.
Pure Perfection Liquid Foundation
This ultimate Pure Perfection foundation is an aqueous texture with unrivaled qualities that respects the skin.
When it comes to your makeup ingredients Le Reve’s recommends to keep it clean!
Sodium Hyaloranate: tissue repair, contributes to tissue hydrodynamics, movement and proliferation of cells and participates in a number of cell surface interactions
Aloe Barbeadensis Leaf Extract: reduces the appearance of dry or damaged skin and restores suppleness
Ficus Crica(Fig)Extract: calms redness, a superior antioxidant
Squalene: gives a soft smooth appearance, a natural component of human sebum
Thymus Valaris (Thyme) Extract: moisturizes a boosts skin tone. Stimulates cell activity and regeneration, assists in regulating hydration
Cicumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract: moisture binding, soothing, tightening, anti-inflammatory properties, nourishes and softens the skin
Rosa Canina Fruit Oil: excellent tissue regeneration, reduces scars(trauma and surgical), reduces wrinkles
Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract: calms redness, anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation, promotes healing of all skin challenges
Jaminum Officinale (Jasmine Oil): moisturizing, soothing
Header Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract: antimicrobial, excellent for any skin issues, soothing, calming benefits
How To Use Pure Perfection Liquid Foundation
Follow these easy directions for flawless skin!
After cleansing and toning the skin, apply Co-Exist Gel Crème to the forehead, cheeks, chin and neck.
Apply a light dusting of Loose Mineral Foundation to heal, correct, beautify and protect your skin. Using the La Bella Donna Crème Blush Brush, lightly pat Liquid Mineral Foundation into place ~ cheeks, nose and chin. For maximum coverage, apply a last dusting of Loose Mineral Foundation to set the look for day or evening.
Enjoy the Rose Restorative Facial at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique
Summer is coming up which can leave the skin extra dehydrated with the harsh rays and wind. Come sit back and relax while one of our expert estheticians makes you feel like you’re in a bed of roses with our Rose Restorative Facial from Jurlique’s Rose skincare line.
What does the Rose Restorative Facial Service entail?
This restorative spa treatment begins with our Rose Moisturizing Cleanser which assists in dissolving any impurities with a light exfoliation. Your skin will then be treated with a rich Rose Moisturizing Cream Mask which deeply penetrates with reship oil giving a hydrating glow from the inside out with reship oil. Rosewater Balancing Mist is applied to help tone and hydrate skin, leaving skin feeling refreshed. Once the Rose Daily Moisturizing Balancing Serum is applied to help treat and refortify the skin, the Revitalising Gel-Lotion will be applied to continue to help restore as well as protect your beautiful skin from environmental aggressors. These two combined leave the skin feeling restored, protected and replenished from the loads of antioxidants they contain. Last but not least, a Rose Silk Finishing Powder will be applied. This is a translucent powder that rebalances oiliness while smoothing and evening the skin tone.
The effects of the Rose Restorative Facial
After the combination of these products used in the Rose Restorative Facial your face will feel smooth, soft and look radiant.
The Clear Skin Probiotic Masque from Eminence is a great face mask for acne prone skin. I have recently been struggling with acne and when I last got a facial, the esthetician used the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque and it left my face feeling cool and clean for the rest of the day. I loved the way it kept my skin feeling clear and refreshed. I bought the mask and use it once a week and have already begun to see improvement in my skin. I cant ever stop touching my skin!
The clear solution to problem skin. Attain the appearance of a radiant and clear complexion thanks to cooling cucumber tones and refining yogurt, which exfoliates and eliminates the appearance of blemishes. Retail Size: 2 oz / 60 ml
Winner of Best Acne Collection, DaySpa Professional Choice Awards, 2017
Winner of Best Face Mask, DaySpa Professional Choice Awards, 2017
HOW TO USE
Emulsify a small amount of masque in your hand with a few drops of water. Then apply evenly over the entire face as well as the neck and décolleté areas if desired. Allow mask to dry 5–10 minutes then gently scrub off in a circular motion with a lukewarm face cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Yogurt: source of lactic acid, moisturizes and feels cooling on the skin
Cucumber: tones the skin’s appearance
Shea Butter: moisturizer high in triglycerides and fatty acids; excellent emollient for skin; replenishes the skin moisture barrier
Marigold: beta-carotene rich; gently cools, softens, and moisturizes skin’s appearance
Kaolin Clay: cleans and softens skin’s appearance
Stone Crop: hydrating and nourishing for uneven skin tones
Tea Tree Oil: an essential oil
BioComplex: a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin
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Purchase The Clear Skin Probiotic Masque at Le Reve’s online store or stop in.
Located in the beautiful downtown area, Le Reve is open daily. Directions to our organic boutique