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Ginger in January

January 27, 2015

The roots of plants help to support diet and life during the winter months Roots absorb and store minerals from the ground.

A well known root-herb is ginger.  Ginger root is a herbal medicine and also a well liked kitchen spice. In skin treatments ginger is a valued extract.

It is no coincidence that in American folklore, a gingerbread man has become known for the famous quote, “Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me!”  Indeed,  ginger  root  extract  is  full  of energy-giving  B6  vitamin to speed up the  body’s  blood  and  oxygen circulation  that ultimately slows the aging process. Ginger also clarifies the skin by stimulating energy circulation.

The distinct root is an energizer during cold season. Ginger tea is a perfect warming drink while ginger root extract in Organic Tea Facial  warms the skin inside-out, creating a healthy glow and protecting against winter’s inclement factors.

 

 

 






Chrysanthemum

October 15, 2014

Chrysanthemum is an autumn flower. They bloom early winter and thrive in just about any place. Demonstrating freshness and vitality there is a belief for its strength and beauty this flower allured  ”the soul of sky and earth”.

Chrysanth tea has a slightly sweet taste, has many health benefits. To mention a few ”it is a mild relaxant, has a cooling effect to eliminate heat and toxins in the body, aids digestion”. For its cooling effect, chrysanth flower extract  helps the sensitivity of redness-prone skin and treats the heated skin. Chrysanthemum floral-water  valued in Hydrafacial  for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.               Chrysanthemum flowers are liked by many. In late autumn they still bloom and brighten the rainy gardens - making people happy.






Therapeutic Sun Bathing

July 7, 2014

Since ancient times the healing effects of the sun-light was understood and blessed.  Sun-light  has vitalizing and  therapeutic effect on body and mind. When take in slowly, the Sun’s light is remedial to a variety of health and skin conditions. So let’s have a healthier body, mind and skin by a daily, few minutes therapeutic sun-bathing !  

The sunlight is gentler at early summer mornings and late afternoons. This soft light heals when it is used in moderation.

By having a daily five to ten minutes long sun bathing without using any sun-screen and sun glasses  gradually brings about a better health and quickly restores the skin.
Please remember, each year the sun-light has a greater intensity. After spending more than ten minutes out doors, it is wise to protect the skin or retreat in to the shade. ☂





Spring : ✿ Mist Aromatherapy

April 23, 2014

Spring time the fragrance of flowers permeates the air.  The inhaled flower scent has the power to increase the brain oxygen level and positively influence states of mind.

There are delicate  extraction  techniques that capture the remedial properties of spring  flowers. The precious flower extracts used in spiritual ceremonies, homeopathy, aromatherapy, perfumery.  Based on their healing abilities, flower oils are also a part of therapeutic skin care. Flower oils, extracts and hydrosols are used in Flower Mist Aroma – therapy  for their therapeutic, soothing, anti-septic, anti-bacterial effect and with their lovely aroma create the well-being of body & Soul.






Winter : Even-Tone with HydroFacial

December 9, 2013

Alpine flower extracts are excellent for even-toning face treatments.
Alpine flowers grow in crisp air amongst snow patches in the coldest environments, survive the climate through adaptations, protecting the plants from the drying cold and high-altitude sun-rays. Alp plants also photo-synthesize or absorb heat from the sun.
Perhaps this unique adaptedness could lead recently to a research program. When they were tested, several of them manifested great inhibiting mechanism in melanin overproduction.  Even-toning to reduce color intensity in sun damaged skin cells is effective with help of alpine ‘Yarrow-Mallow -Cowslip-Lady’s Mantle’  flower  extracts  in Hydra-facial treatment.
Alpine flower extracts are safe to use for all skin types.
 

 






Broad Spectrum Skin Protection

August 19, 2013

How pleasant are the sunny days of summer …
Sunlight gives many important health benefits, but with an increased  sun exposure the skin needs protection.
Using broad-spectrum sunscreen/sunblock guards from both, UVA - AVB rays.
Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen an hour before outdoor activities to absorb into the skin.
SPF 30 is an effective protection, but it is necessary to re-apply it every two hours and each time after swimming.
Sensitive skin whether light or dark skin tone or those who are sensitive to the sun from taking medication are advised to re-apply 60-90 minutes a high SPF 60+ sunblock. Wear hat, sun glasses and retreat from mid-day sun.
8-)
Enjoy the splendor of summer sunlight and its restorative properties with a well protected skin.

 






What is Honeycomb Wax ?

April 16, 2013

Only honeycomb hard wax is used for waxing services.
Honeycomb is a precise structure, has six sided wax cells. A group of certain bees, called house bees make the honeycomb wax.
“About 10 pounds of honey yields 1 pound of wax. In order to produce this single pound of bees wax it is calculated that bees collectively fly around the earth six times- 150,000 miles…”
Focus Aesthetics appreciates the hard working bees.
Honeycomb wax is edible, has more of the allergy alleviating properties that honey is well known for. This fact explains why organic honeycomb wax has a gentler after-effect on the skin. And by peeling off easy from skin surface, it causes less discomfort during waxing experience.         Honeycomb wax has thousands of flowers & nature’s all elements imprinted.  Honeycomb hard wax is a valid organic wax.





Pine-Like Vitality

April 1, 2013

The lofty pine trees are inspiring . The majestic ever-greens stand firm in the snow covered land, endure wind, defy the harsh cold of winter or the heat of summer with their strong vitality.

The earthy aroma of pine trees is pleasant.  A care-free deep breath in the fresh-air pine forest can be a good remedy for opening the lungs. What gift that is !.. As the breath deepens and revitalizes internally body & mind,  also the so called  ’third lung’ - the skin will get more oxygen and health. Many thanks to pine trees and the air for helping revitalize.

In the mountains and cities, with the guidance of accomplished Masters, there is yoga, kung fu, qigong or  tai chi  practice helping deepen the breath and regenerate a strong, pine-like vitality.  Many thanks to all Masters who guide, teach with great care the correct way of practice.  

 

 

 






Autumn Forest Tokens

December 6, 2012

The forest is a refuge for tranquility and for healing. Let’s discover some of nature’s tokens, uncover their healing abilities to restore external and inner balance.
The willow tree’s flowing branches are beautiful and its bark extract externally can offer the same fortune.  Contains natural salicylic acid, that clears up skin imperfections promoting a healthier complexion in Ultrasonic Dermabrasion.
In October, the berries of sea buckthorn scrubs are bright yellow and have high nutritional values.  Buckthorn extract as an antioxidant in-creases skin metabolic activity,heals wounds & treat burns; stimulates the cells to perform their healthy functions in Organic Tea Facial.
The fruits of cranberry and pumpkin seed symbolizing an offering of thanks.  And as  they are being part of autumn’s diet giving us a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. With high vitamin A  and E  content they relieve inflammation and their freshly pressed oil protects the skin against free radicals. Both deliver hydration and firm the skin in fall-winter treatments.





The Earth’s Clay

September 26, 2012

Earth’s is the keeper of nearly every element necessary to life.  Since the body  cannot manufacture minerals on its own, imagine now the importance and the power of the earth beneath the feet. The ancestors knew of this power and turned to the earth to find not only health but the beauty of balance. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Earth’s clay has been favored in re-balancing skin conditions.

Clays are the best kept secret in skin care due to their absorbent effect on skin. Clays help purify the skin in Hot & Cold Cleansing facial
Some notable clays are:
White Clay - regenerative for dry, sensitive skin -    Known for its anti- bacterial and soothing properties, can be used daily to cleanse and the skin. It promotes soft, supple skin.
Bentonite -improves circulation, for oily skin  -  This clay has potent absorbent, antibacterial  properties.  It improves circulation,  speeds the healing process of oily skin. With successive facial treatments, the skin shows improved results.
Green Clay – purifying, anti-acne – Used for removing excess oils and toxins from pores,  guards against acne without stripping the skin of natural oils. Leaves skin blemish free. Its mineral and metal content make it a powerful oxidizer to smooth out discolorations.
Regardless of skin type, clays coupled with regular facials, still prove to be the power combination when it comes to treating and protecting the sun-drenched skin during the late summer months.





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