We hope that you enjoy this wonderful holiday with family and friends. While Le Reve is closed on Thanksgiving Day we will reopen on the following day, November 25th 2016 for our regular business hours.
Le Reve Spa & Boutique Hours of Operation: 10 – 7pm Daily
We at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique would like to share with you how to combat the visible signs of aging.
Signs 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.
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”
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
Receive 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.
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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.
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 Cream
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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When 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
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the spa!
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.
Women and men both tend to their image of beauty and body well being as an integral part of the human experience.What does beautifying offer us in terms of the soul’s work and what is it to tend to the temple of our body?
On Monday April 18th 6:30 to 7:30 pm join Barbara to re-imagine and explore beauty and beautifying as a facet of Soul by inviting in a deep connection to the images, dreams, and active imaginations that move through each of us. We explore beauty as action, our Soul’s work as image, and the heart’s response to beauty as deep inner knowing.
Barbara Bain is devoted to assisting dream, vision and humanity with reconnecting to the creative force of the personal psyche, the dreaming psyche, and the Anima Mundi, or Soul of the World. As a local Dream Ambassador for Dream Tending and the World-wide Dream Initiative, she works with dream, image, and active imagination to empower individuals and communities with a clearer relationship to the images from the collective unconscious and the creative forces in dream and vision.
Barbara is an enrolled member of the Shasta Indian Nation of Northern California. She holds a Master of Arts in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology. She also holds a Master of Science in Cultural and Natural Resource Management and specializes in indigenous land and resources. Presently she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and recently completed her Certification in Dream Tending with Master dream worker Stephen Aizenstat. She does both individual and community dream work at Le Reve.
Join Our Le Reve Dream Work Talk on April 18th, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm!
When it comes to your beautiful skin remember its better to ditch the expired cosmetics.
Ditch Expired Makeup
More than two-thirds of women only replace make-up and skincare products when they run out.
LONDON – The average British woman’s cosmetic bag is out of date by a worrying four years, according to a study on Wednesday
Women are using cosmetics well past the use-by date, unaware that some products could be magnets for germswhich could damage their health and looks, said Sara Stern, Director of Cosmetics at retail chain Debenhams.
“British women are famously loyal to make-up brands and products, however, their reluctance to throw away old products is a risky business,” Stern said in a statement.
“We wouldn’t hesitate to chuck out moldy or bacteria-ridden food and the same standards should apply to the lotions and potions and that we put on our skin. Beauty is timeless but unfortunately, products are not.”
Favorite beauty essentials such as foundation, concealer, blusher, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and perfume all include a “period after opening” indicator, denoted by an open pot with the number of months of safe use written inside.
Debenhams asked 1,000 women aged 18 to 70 about the contents of their cosmetic bags and their understanding of the health considerations.
Despite European Union guidelines meaning brands have to state product shelf lives, 89 percent of respondents said they were unaware that such information exists, did not understand what the symbol meant or were unable to read the often tiny writing.
Make up, perfume and skincare products used after the expiration date carry a risk of irritation and infection, Debenhams said. This is due to air and bacteria infiltrating the products. Multiuse products carry an even higher risk as they can spread germs from eyes to skin to lips.
To add to the shock factor, 60 percent of respondents admitted they shared make-up with friends and family, multiplying the chances of infection.More than two thirds of women (68 percent) said they only replace make-up and skincare when they run out, however long that might take.
Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed (72 percent) never wash their make-up sponges or brushes, even though they should do so at least once a week and 81 percent of British women also regularly (at least once a week) go to sleep without removing make-up. Although this may seem time consuming, keeping the brushes and sponges which touch your face on a regular clean is a must for healthy skin. Our Natural Brush Cleaner by Eminence Organic Skin Care is a great fix for those with not too much time to wash brushes in the morning. Simply spray and go!
Bevis Man of the British Skin Foundation said it was not always obvious when make-up had passed its prime, so it may not occur to people to replace their products.
“It is best to err on the side of caution and if a product looks or smells strange, it is worth throwing it away.”
Le Reve, Cosmetologist Linda is available to answer questions, give lessons, and apply your make up for a night out or special event. Classes are going on every week during February. Call the Le Reve today and sign up. 805-564-2977