By now I'm sure you've heard of the Clarisonic. I recently purchased a pink clarisonic kit at Sephora that included a Josie Maran kit with her organic argan oil, cleansing oil , full size color stick in love for lips and cheeks, and a beautiful makeup bag in mauve. I love that they included the Josie Maran kit with my purchase. That actually enticed me to buy it with the adorable mauve makeup bag.
My skin is even more glowing then before with a fresh, dewy glow so I had to rave about it. The clarisonic is a super cleansing device that gets your skin super clean and the benefits of this awesome cleaning device will blow you away. So what is exactly is the clarisonic and why do you need one?
It's a sleek, travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush with three speeds and an array of products to produce smooth, clean, and beautiful skin.
Clarisonic's patented sonic technology gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone! In just 60 seconds, its sonic action removes impurities from pores so that creams, serums, and moisturizers can get to work more efficiently. This little device is a must if you want clean, beautiful, healthy and happy skin.
Here are my top five reasons for buying the clarisonic.
1.) Gives your skin a deep, spa like clean. When I watched the clarisonic for the first time on QVC, they said you can wash your face, scrub really hard with a washcloth first and if you use the clarisonic, it will still show dirt on the brush. This was hard for me to believe, so I had to try it out myself. Low and behold the first time I use it without any makeup on, the brush was dirty. I even washed my face first.
2.) Exfoliates dead skin cells and minimizes pores. Exfoliating dead skin cells is a must for healthy, glowing skin but what about your clogged pores? If you exfoliate with your hands, your only getting the surface and not inside the actual pore which makes them appear larger and of course can cause breakouts. Serums and moisturizers can help, but if your moisturizing on top of dead, dirty skin, you will have large pores, regular break outs and fine lines and wrinkles will show more.
3.) Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. I noticed a big improvement in my fine lines on my forehead the first few uses. The more you exfoliate your skin, not only the better you skin will look but the less you'll see fine lines and wrinkles. It's true. Check out these before and after photos on the clarisonic website to see the difference.
4.) Improves the quality of skin. Regular use of the clarisonic not only improves the quality of your skin but it clears up acne and helps with prep your skin for your serums and moisturizers, thus improving elasticity and firmness. They absorb better, improving the look and giving you that fresgm dewy glow to your skin.
5.) It's portable and waterproof. What I love about this device is it's waterproof and you can travel with it! It's a hand held device so it's made to take into the shower on the go with you anywhere. I love that I can clean my face in a steam shower with my favorite scrub or cleansing oil or take it with me for a weekend getaway. You will too!
Still not convinced the clarisonic is right for you? Read what others have to say about the clarisonic or visit their website for more information.
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Proper cleansing removes the dust, dirt, and pollution from your face. A good cleanser should be powerful enough to remove the excess oil, but gentle enough so that it doesn't drastically dehydrate your skin. Instead of getting generic drugstore cleansers, for better results, try a cleanser that is made especially for your skin type. Massage the cleanser in circular motions on your face for 1 - 2 minutes in circular motions and add a bit of water. This relaxes the facial muscles while allowing the product to penetrate the skin. Try: 100 Percent Pure Facial Cleansers with all natural ingredients from pure fruits and botanicals.
Exfoliating the skin will get rid of the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin and show your skin's true beauty. It increases cell turnover to give you a younger, fresher looking appearance. Microdermabrasion is a process where abrasive crystals are used on the surface of the skin. This can be a very expensive procedure in spas and also, at-home microdermabrasion kits can be costly. Instead, just use a microdermabrasion cream. Apply the cream gently on your face for only a short period of time. To avoid irritation, use up to 2 times a week. Try: Yula Organics Microdermabrasion Cream.
A facial mask after exfoliation will draw out any toxins and impurities from the skin. At the same time, a good face mask will lift and cleanse your skin without dehydrating it. Look for facial masks with key ingredients like: clay, mud, seaweed, or charcoal. Try using a powdered face mask. Since they are their raw form, this decreases the need for preservatives and chemical fillers. In addition, you can mix it to a consistency of your liking and if you want to go the extra mile, you can customize it with organic, cold pressed oils like Josie Maran Organic Argan oil for extra hydration. Tip: before you remove the mask, re hydrate it with a towel for easier removal. Try: Yula Organics Facial Masque.
Tone and Moisturize
Finally, nurture and protect your skin. A toner will balance the oil on the skin to give it a softer and smoother feel, but it is a myth that everyone needs to tone. If you have oily skin, try a toner with floral water or witch hazel. However, if you have normal to dry skin, there is little need for a toner. If anything, a toner will help remove any facial mask left over from the previous step. Apply your favorite moisturizer as it will absorb better once you apply the first three steps. Try organic, cold pressed moisturizers so your skin can retain all the nutrients and glow from within like Argan oil or Shea butter.
So relax and pamper yourself. Your skin will thank you!
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A hot stone massage is a perfect way to relax, undergoing deep exfoliation, it will leave your body feeling totally calm and rejuvenated. If you have had a hard day, want to plan a girls spa weekend, a couples retreat or just want to try something different, then a hot stone massage is definitely for you. Here's what a hot stone massage entails.
Smooth heated stones are placed on the body or used in the massage process, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply and quickly.
The massage technique has been used throughout the ages, and stems from Native America. Hot stones were originally used by the Native Americans as a way to treat aching muscles. As stones retain their heat for quite a while, they would put them on the fire and would massage each other as they believed the process had healing properties. This technique was trademarked years later by a woman native to Arizona - Mary Nelson, making it an official form of treatment. From this word soon spread and now all types and variations of this massage are widely available.
Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask them to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels. If you like heat but not the stones, lava shells and steamed towels are another way to get heat into a massage. Here are the benefits of a hot stone massage.
- Lymphatic Drainage and Cleansing
- Decongestion of the Liver
- Relaxes the Colon
- Detoxifies the Blood
- Relaxes Muscles and Decreases Stress
- Relief from Certain Pain Conditions
There are many different spas and outlets that offer hot stone massage and similar treatments. One specific spa that offers this treatment is the Eden Hall Day Spa. They offer a large range of treatments from massages to facials. The hot stone massage is a calming, authentic and extremely soothing treatment, make sure you book in for the experience.
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