How to: Combat the visible signs of aging

How to: Combat the Visible Signs of Aging

We at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique would like to share with you how to combat the visible signs of aging.

How To: Combat Signs of Aging - Le Reve SpaSigns Of Aging

In order to tell you how to combat the visible signs of aging it is important to first define some common signs of aging. As we age our skin begins to show it. Some signs of aging include, fine lines and/or wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of elasticity. Skin elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch and then go back to normal once the need to stretch is gone”_Columbia University. Aging is a part of life and a common process which we all experience.

Simply because these visible signs of aging are a part of life does not necessarily mean that there are not things we can do to help combat, slow, and delay this process.

How To Combat the Visible Signs of Aging from the Inside Out

If you are battling with the signs of aging please note that all is not lost. Considering we have the option to get regular facials, create a useful skincare routine, check out a cbd shop in the hopes of finding a solution to lessen visible signs of aging, we should at least be hopeful. While genetics do play a huge role in how we age over time there are a few things that can be done to help support proper skin and body health which will are sure to help keep your skin appearing more youthful over time. There are many things that we can do to help combat the visible signs of aging, such as going to The Dermatology & Laser Group for treatment. One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated.

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Staying hydrated is one of the best recommendations that can be made for how to combat the visible signs of aging. The skin is the largest organ in your body so keep it hydrated by drinking lots of water. Water makes up 60% of your body and is not only important in rehydrating your cells and keeping them supple, but also plays a crucial role in cell metabolism as well as flushing toxins. Toxins when built up can contribute to premature aging. The Mayo Clinic recommends to “drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and your urine is colorless or light yellow”
Exercise for healthy skin - lerevespaExercise Regularly
Another great way to flush toxins is to exercise regularly. Breaking a sweat helps to expel toxins through our pores. Regular exercise also helps to increase oxygenated blood flow to all of our cells. This increase in oxygenated blood flow is what gives us that healthy flushed glow post workout. Oxygen is essential to cellular metabolism. It helps to better distribute vital nutrients to all of the cells in your body. Regular exercise also helps to lower stress hormones which can contribute to premature aging as well. Additionally to lowering stress levels, increasing oxygenated blood flow, and detoxify your pores, breaking a sweat on a regular basis keeps your body fit and functioning at its optimum level. Now that we have addressed how to combat the visible signs of aging from the inside out it is important to cover treating the skin from the outside in. Enter the wonderful science behind the organic skincare we provide at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique and the rejuvenating skin treatments we offer. When it comes to your skin it is always a good idea to seek the advice of professionals and reserve some time with your esthetician.

How To Combat the Visible Signs of Aging from the Outside In

Facial at Le Reve SpaReceive Facials Regularly

One of the best ways we can recommend how to combat the visible signs of aging is to receive your facials at regularly. Facials are not just to pamper you while cleansing and refortifying your skin. Facials are designed to give those professionals who specialize in the skincare a chance to analyze, diagnose, and treat skin for their specific needs. Just like regular visits to your dentist are necessary for keeping your smile looking its best – a regular visit to your esthetician helps to keep your skin healthy, happy, and more youthful-looking. We recommend going to a Dentist Louisville and a Louisville-based esthetician. A great rule of thumb is that if you are trying to simply maintain your beautiful skin then a facial a month is sufficient, but if you are trying to treat or correct a skin condition or concern then a visit once a week or every other week may be necessary. It is important to check with your esthetician to determine the frequency in which you should visit your local day spa. At Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique we have a facial designed to target the visible signs of ageing. This facial is called the Age Defying Antioxidant Facial.

AGE DEFYING ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL

The Le Reve Age Defying Facial s a ninety minute results orientated spa treatment which is specifically designed to target the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and the loss of elasticity. This anti-aging facial provides a deep cleanse followed be a Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme treatment to remove dead skin. Your skin is that treated with a soothing chamomile toner to help shrink and tighten pores. Then series of masks are applied to rehydrate, refortify skin, and increase collagen. This wonderful facial also includes an additional eye treatment, lip treatment, décolleté treatment and even a special treatment for your hands.

For those of you needing to set up a more aggressive facial routine with your Le Reve esthetician please keep in mind that this service is available as a series.

Purchase a Series of 6 and save 5%

Purchase a Series of 10 and save 10%

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Here at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique our estheticians are experienced in various facial technique to best address your skin’s specific needs while in service. Additionally, following your spa treatment your esthetician will continue to provide their skincare expertise when prescribing you an appropriate skin regimen to follow in between facials. This is another great reason to sheik in with your Le Reve esthetician.

Moisturize

One of the most crucial parts of any skin regimen is a moisturizer. Moisturizing helps to reintroduce the moisture loss from cleansing. To help combat the visible signs of aging and keep your skin appearing more youthful choose a more hydrating moisturizer designed to increase the skins elasticity and promote collagen synthesis while minimizing dark spots. At Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique we offer a great anti-aging moisturizer that does just that called Ultra Firm and Lift Cream.

Jurlique Ultra Firm and Lift Creamjurlique-utra-firm-and-lift-cream-lerevespa

This hero product combines the moisture intense properties required in an anti-aging skincare product with the vital anti-aging properties you would find in a potent facial serum.

The Purely Age Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream by Jurlique features a natural amino acid lipid, Rock Samphire and Yeast extracts to help activate collagen synthesis. This moisturizer is helps traduce the appearance of wrinkles by restoring the skins firmness and elasticity. This moisturizer is packed with vitamin C and licorice root which help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration helping to improve skin tone and clarity. This all in one awesome anti-aging product leaves the skin feeling strengthened, hydrated and radiant in just one step!

In conclusions, the best ways to combat the visible signs of aging is to stay hydrated both inside and out, exercise regularly, receive facials at least once a month, and stick to the skincare regimen prescribed by your skincare professional.

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See you at the spa!

XOXO_Bridgette

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

805-564-2977

Waterproof Sunscreen: What you should know

Waterproof Sunscreen: What You Should Know

Waterproof Sunscreen - Reapply sunscreen - lerevespaWhen it comes to Waterproof Sunscreen the skin care professionals at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique have received a steady flow of questions on why it seems so much harder to find on the shelf lately. Well, here is the skinny from our very own chemist and skin care specialist, Bridgette    
 Hello Le Reve Followers!
Waterproof Sunscreen FDA Classifications 
So on June 18th of 2012 the FDA declared that sunscreens were no longer allowed to claim that they are waterproof. There are now two classification which are permitted by the FDA. Those two classifications are ‘water resistant’ for 40 minutes or ‘water resistant’ for 80 minutes. What this means for you, the consumer, is that after applying your sunscreen you may swim or sweat for this promised period of time and be protected. The FDA’s reasoning for this is that any sunscreen application may begin to wear down over time. So no matter what we can expect that after a period of time we can expect our sun protection to no longer be effective in protecting you from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays. Mineral Makeup Water Demonstration - lerevspa
Waterproof Sunscreen Mineral Sunblock
Some of you may be asking yourselves why our mineral sunblock is not considered ‘waterproof’. I am certain that a few of you have probably heard my lectures on using mineral sunblock and the benefits of the barrier sun protection versus sunscreen such as minerals being naturally hydrophobic or “water-fearing”. Mineral sun protection sits on top of the skins surface creating a barrier to environmental pollutants as well as damaging sun rays. When thrown in water true minerals will float because of their waterproof nature.  Since true minerals by definition are waterproof it is true that they do not readily wash away. So why are they not deemed waterproof under the new FDA classification? The reasoning here is that while mineral sunblock does not readily wash off it can rub off in water or sweat-inducing activity. Therefore, Mineral Sunblock must be reapplied throughout the day in order to provide you the necessary protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Waterproof Sunscreen How are some sunscreens still stating that they are water proof?
Well, that is an excellent question. The short answer is that they are not.  Any product (even waterproof minerals) that are applied to sit on the skin’s surface can be rubbed off and are therefore classified by the FDA as being water-resistant and not waterproof. So then it goes without saying that any sun protection promising to be waterproof does not simply function by sitting atop the skin. Most sun protectors who manage to promise being waterproof do this by incorporating a chemical sunscreen. It should be noted that chemical sunscreens are not hydrophobic or waterproof. So then why are they classified this way? Chemical sunscreens work by penetrating the skins surface to absorb damaging UV rays and expel them as heat. Since something which is absorbed into the skin cannot be readily washed off the products containing these type of chemical sunscreens sunscreens can promise to be waterproof. 
Waterproof Sunscreen – So why not only use chemical sunscreens instead of sunblock since they can promise waterproof sun protection?   
Many chemical sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors. What this means for you is that once absorbed into the bloodstream these chemicals have the ability to disrupt your hormones and accelerate the aging process, contributing to Melanoma and Carcinoma.
Waterproof Sunscreen – Beware of nano particles
It should be noted that some physical sunblocks can also absorb into the skins pores when the minerals which make them up are ground beyond the recommended micronized particle size. So make sure to verify that your mineral block states that it does not contain nano particles. Curious to learn more about alternative skin care options to the synthetic chemical products available, stop by Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. I am happy to share my extensive chemistry knowledge. You may also email skin inquiries to info@le-reve.com.
 

See you at the spa!

Bridgette

 

Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique does offer chemical-free sun protection, but we are very careful about the claims we make, and at the end of the day we would prefer you not think of any sunscreen as waterproof or water-resistant. We instead recommend that you reapply sunscreen every hour for fair, easily burned skin, and at least every two hours for darker skin tones. As a friendly reminder please always apply after emerging from the water activities or working up a sweat.

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W. Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

805-564-2977

Happiness is a Day at Le Reve

Happiness is a Day at Le Reve

Happiness - Le Reve Spa  
Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique is opened 7 days a week from 10am – 7pm
Happiness is a day at Le Reve and who are we to deny you happiness. This is why we at Le Reve offer many amazing spa services at our day spa including Facials, Body Treatments, Massage, Sunless Tanning, Waxing, Tinting, Manicures, Pedicures, and more using only the BEST in organic skin care! It is for you, our client!    

Allow Le Reve to exceed all your spa expectations! 

Find out more about Le Reve by visiting Le Reve at  www.le-reve.com to find out more!
Happiness is a day at Le Reve so why treat your friends and family to a wonderful spa service at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

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If you are interested in hosting a Spa Party or one of our Girls Night Out Events please contact a Le Reve Coordinator at 805-564-2977

See you at the spa!_Bridgette

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W. Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

805-564-2977

Benefits of Japanese Mint – Le Reve Spa

The Benefits of Japanese Mint -Le Reve SpaBenefits of Japanese Mint – Le Reve Spa

Curious about the benefits of Japanese Mint at Le Reve Spa? This month Le Reve is celebrating the refreshing and therapeutic properties of our Japanese Mint. Mint has been used for medicinal and holistic properties for centuries. Mint oils are one of the most popular and widely used essential oil because of its chemical components such as methanol and isomenthonone.     
Treat yourself to our August Spa Special the Japanese Mint Spa Treatment at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique!
   

THE BENEFITS OF JAPANESE MINT -LE REVE SPAJapanese Mint Oil

Japanese Mint is a plant. The oil is removed from the parts of the plant that grow above ground to be used for medicinal purposes.

Benefits of Mint

  • Some of the many benefits from this wonderful plant are that it is natural muscle relaxant and can help to reduce muscular spasms and nerve pain. According to the Journal of Advanced Scientific Research Mint is a natural analgesic, meaning that it member of the group of drugs used to relieves pain. [drugs.com
  • Mint is naturally refreshing for more reasons than you would think! Did you know that mint is a diaphoretic meaning it helps induces sweating, naturally allowing your system to cool itself.  
  • Mint helps to alleviate itchiness, and hives.THE BENEFITS OF JAPANESE MINT - LE REVE SPA
  • It contains 95% menthol and can assist in the reduction of swelling in the upper respiratory tract, helping you to breathe more freely!
  • The scent  of mint is naturally stimulating and can help alleviate some symptoms of ADHD
  • As a natural astringent, mint can help shrink pores contributing to the appearance of clear and toned skin!

Treat yourself to this months Lemon and Mint Refresher Facial at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique 
 

Additional Benefits of Mint

Mint also has medicinal properties when ingested. According to the Journal of Advanced Scientific Research mint can be used for medicinal therapy to combat flatulence. It is a natural antispasmodic(patient.info.com) which means that it is a medicines which can help to control some symptoms that arise from the gut (intestines) such as gut spasm.  Mint is an antiemetic herb, which means it can be used to treat the effects of nausea and vomiting such as motion sickness, the side effects of opioid analgesics, general anesthetics, and chemotherapy.
 
Reserve your relaxing spa treatment at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique today…and remember to add mint!
august spa specials santa barbara

August Spa Specials Santa Barbara. Click on image to view the wonderful spa offerings going on right now at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in Santa Barbara California

  Although Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique has wonderful treatments which are offered year round this Spa Special will only be available through the month of August so hurry up and reserve your Japanese Mint Treatments with your next relaxing spa service today!  
     

See you at the spa!_chemist, Bridgette

You may also call 805-564-2977 to book with a Le Reve Spa Coordinator!

   

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

805-564-2977

   
Ref: Journal of Advanced Scientific Research; Prakash N and Yunus M. International Journal of Environment, 2013;2:16-25
Ref: WebMD; Japanese Mint

Sun Protection Santa Barbara

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sun-protection-le-reve-spaThe SUN is shinning and the SUMER SEASON is upon us Santa Barbara. Remember that using sun protection is a MUST!
Make sure that you are taking the time to protect your beautiful skin from the suns damaging rays with great UVA/UVB sun protection like the Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream or Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen, Eminence Tomato Day Cream SPF16, Jurlique Sun Specialist, La Bella Donna Translucent Sun Protection or Sea & Summit Sun Stick.  

ULTRAVIOLET RAYS

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis (the skin’s thickest layer) and can lead to premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, as well as immune suppression when left unprotected. Even when you’re gardening it’s important to seek shelter in somewhere like a utility shed, as it’s surprising just how little exposure you need in order to cause damage. UVA-UVB Rays explained by Le Reve Spa

UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers (the epidermis) of your skin.

It only takes 15 minutes to begin to see the damaging effects of this ultraviolet light.

UV Light Spectrum - Le Reve Spa


LIQUID SUN PROTECTION

Liquid Sun Protection comes in two different forms; Sunblock and Sunscreen. Here at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique you will find sun protection in every form.

SUNBLOCK
Sunblock is also referred to as a physical block or mineral defense sun protection system. This is a recommended type of sun protection for anyone who is outdoors for extended periods of time. With sunblock minerals such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide create a barrier against both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Sunblock is typically thicker and because the minerals used in sunblock are usually white in color a slight cant may remain visible when applied to the skin. If you are concerned with looking pale because of sunblock, rest assured that these products which do leave a slightly visible mineral appearance are subtle. Additionally, it is important to note that this form of liquid sun protection cannot be beat by the chemical sunscreen method. If you are only interested in a sunblock or mineral defense sun protection product then La Bella Donna Translucent Sun Protection, Eminence Tomato Day Cream, or the Sea & Summit Sun Stick is for you! If you are admit that sunblock is not for you, all then you have two remaining options: Liquid Sunscreen or a Combination of sunblock and sunscreen together.
SUNSCREEN
Sunscreen is also referred to as chemical sun protection. This form of liquid sun protection is more lightweight and virtually transparent. With sunscreen chemicals such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate are included in the skincare product to screen the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays. These chemical additives absorb and disperse UVB rays, preventing them from penetrating skin. Sunscreen can and should be used on a daily basis for regular activity like your work commute. If you are interested in this type of sun protection then Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream, Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen and Jurlique Sun Specialist are for you!  

*Want to learn more about Chemical Sunscreen? Follow our blog for future installments!!!

 

ADDITIONAL METHODS OF SUN PROTECTION

There are also a few things aside from our main defense; wearing sunblock and/or sunscreen that we can do to help lower our chances of UV skin damage.The first defense; avoid prolong exposure to the sun. This is the easiest and most sure-proof way to protect your skin. However, for many of us, the idea of limiting your time outside when the sun is shining is simply not an option. If this last statement is true for you remember these other defenses. The second defense; wear hats. Sporting a sexy summer hat with a wide brim does more than just make you look super chic, it protects your face , neck, and decolletté from direct sun light. Make sun protection a fashion statement! Our third defense; long sleeve shirt and pants.

Simply combine all of these defenses with your sunscreen and/or sun block and become the poster-child for great healthy skin!
 

Fake it, Don’t Bake it!

When it comes to your beautiful skin don’t damage it trying for that summer glow. Wear your sunblock and get your real tan at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique, to keep skin healthy and smooth.Sunless Tan - Le Reve Spa
Learn more about our spray tanning options here.
Call 805-564-2977 to book your Le Reve Sunless Tan with a spa coordinator or you may also book online.

See you at the spa!_Bridgette

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

805-564-2977

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