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Basic Skin Care Tips You Should Follow During Winter

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Extreme weather temperatures, either hot or cold can do harm to your skin. However. Winter, in particular, can make your skin dry up and flake due to the dry wind and chilly conditions. Your regular skin regimen won’t help in such times. It’s true, during the winter months your skin needs a bit more pampering than usual in order to stay healthy and continue glowing. Here at a few winter tips for your complexion that stop dryness and dull looking skin in its tracks.

Cleanse

Regardless of the product you use, cleaning your face is a MUST! In fact, it’s a skincare step you should follow all year, no matter the season. In winter, you should limit the number of times you wash your face (2-3 times)! It is also helpful to alternatively cleanse your face with cold milk and a cotton ball, which prevents dryness.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin with a quality scrub is help any season. But like cleansing, you want to limit the number of times your scrub your face during the winter. Scrubbing too much can cause abrasion and make your skin drier. A way to eliminate the chance of over-exfoliating your skin, consider using a mild exfoliating scrub. You can enhance your experience but making your own scrub with natural ingredients available at your home.

Try this DIY recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp. of a mashed apple
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 dollops of your Mild scrub.

Mix all the ingredients and gently scrub your face for 2 minutes in circular motions. Washing it off with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Toning To Tighten

Always use a toner that is chemical free! The harsher the toner, the more likely it is to disturb the PH levels of your skin. The purpose of a toner is to remove the post-cleansing residual dirt from your skin. Not to mention, toning tightens your skin and better prepares your skin to absorb any moisturizer or night serum you apply later.

Moisturize

Moisturizing isn’t necessary for only those with dry or flaky skin, but all skin types. You should always use a natural moisturizer, ones that contain extra virgin olive oil or almond oil.

 

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Pros & Cons: Spray Tanning in the Winter

1:23 fybcThe “lit from within” glow is not easily achieved during the winter. For some, it means drinking more water or using brightening serums are the only solution. And for those with little patience, a spray tan usually does the trick. Getting bronzed in the dead of winter is a quick and effective fix for when our skin tends to look duller. However, many of you out there still associate spray tans and self-tanners with the color orange, stickiness and strange smells. In an effort to dispel any myths surrounding sunless tanning, here is a  breakdown of what to expect before, during and after a spray tanning with us.

The Misconceptions 

  • For starters, spray tans are nothing like the tangerine-colored ones you remember from the early ’90s. And they’re not just for people with a light complexion. See, the point of a spray tan is to give you a glow, and not completely alter your skin tone.
  • A high-quality spray tan should give you a natural glow, one that doesn’t leave streaks or inconsistencies.
  • The final color you achieve after a spray tan should dry fast and immediately elevate your glow in just one application.
  • The sign of a good spray tan is that no one should know you have one. To ensure you will be pleased with the final results, have a consultation with a professional and then go for it!

 

The Advantages

  • A seasoned spray tanner will tell you that aside from looking bronzed all year regardless of the season, a spray tan reduces any redness of the skin.
  • Think of a spray tan as an invisible protective shield that creates the appearance of warmer skin, even if you are under the weather. Not to mention that a healthy glow creates the appearance of a more contoured, slim figure.
  • Spray tans are also much safer than the traditional tanning bed. Indoor tanning raises a person’s risk for skin cancer by 75%.

 

 


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Leave Dry Skin In 2017

1:4 FYBC.pngWe have a feeling that 2018 is going to be a fantastic year. Although we are only a few weeks deep into the month, we want to make sure to remind you that a fresh start when it comes to your skin and beauty regimen IS possible. If one of your new year resolutions is to improve your skin, let’s work together. We have some amazing treatments that will work in your favor! It has been proven that regular facials improve overall skin quality and health. If you are dealing will dulling skin or dry skin, let’s give you some TLC! We offer some amazing facials that are sure to do the trick. Be sure to have a look at our services list now to see all that we offer. Let’s tackle this new year together in style. We look forward to seeing you soon. We are the best day spa in Denver and we want to show you why. Flaky, dry skin feels virtually impossible to get rid of during the winter months. Fight the urge to scrub away any rough or dry patches of skin. Exfoliating your skin disrupts the protective moisture barrier of your skin’s surface. Rather than exfoliating, hydrate with creamier moisturizers that contain colloidal oatmeal or almond oil. Another way to prevent flaky skin is to limit the water temperature of your showers to lukewarm. Go from drab to fab with one skin care treatment. Rejuvenate and revitalize your dry winter skin with us this weekend. Book your appointment online today.


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Give Yourself A Post-Holiday Detox

fybc 28.jpgHappy almost new year! Hopefully, your holiday season was everything that you wished for and you are looking forward to the rest of your year. Feeling very positive about the year ahead but maybe a little guilty about your over-indulgences? Read along for some basic post-Christmas detox tips.

Exfoliate
Exfoliating and dry body brushing are fantastic ways to help to boost circulation and improve the appearance of dulling skin. Both of these methods offer a great vitality boost for neglected skin. Start your first week of detox with a gentle exfoliation mask or face wash every two days, then drop back to once a week as you do not want to damage delicate facial skin. The body, however, can benefit from dry brushing every day. For glowing skin, brush your skin daily, towards the heart, from your feet upwards.

Cleanse

The rich foods and alcohol we consumed of the holidays tend to be more than usual, which means now is the time to cleanse the body of those additional toxins. A great first step is to start each day with a cup or glass of warm pre-boiled, or cold bottled water, with some added lemon juice. This is a fantastic detoxifier and your body will thank you for it! Avoid alcohol and caffeine (if possible) completely for the period of your detox.

Diet

If you haven’t already, give your body a break from heavy, rich or processed foods including red meat and products that contain wheat. Try to keep dairy to a minimum (a probiotic yogurt or eggs). Smoothies and organic vegetable soups provide a great meal alternative to a detox.

Aromatherapy Oils

Patchouli, lemon, juniper, grapefruit or geranium oils are all great for detox. Add 6-8 drops to your bathwater for the best results! It is always a good idea to patch test any oils that you have not previously used before including them in your detox in the event of any sensitivity.

Exercise

Exercise is the best thing you could include in your detox plan. Yoga is a fantastic option for both mind and body and as little as ten minutes in the morning and ten in the evening will help you to remain focused, relaxed and better able to deal with cravings.


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Look Magical This Holiday Season

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Embrace the magic of the holiday season by looking and feeling your best. Here at Forever Young Body Clinic, we believe you look at feel your best when you are at your most confident. This holiday season, combine a few of our beauty services to complete your magical holiday look.

Lashes: It is always important to accentuate your features and lash extensions are a great way to do this! Not to mention, they come in handy with all the holiday impromptu photo ops. Whether you are looking for a little extra eye drama or long and bold lashes, we have your answer. With the help of luscious, longer lashes, you will always be camera ready no matter what.

Skin: Smooth glowing skin is the best accessory for your holiday festivities and functions. Although losing your natural color is just part of the winter months, that doesn’t mean you have to accept it!  Do not get caught looking as pale as the snow. A spray tan every few weeks will not only leave you looking sun-kissed but also it can reintroduce that look of vibrancy your skin exudes during the summer months.

Confidence: Loving yourself is the best thing you can do this holiday season.This starts with feeling confident in your own skin.  There is no need to be shy when you have the best beauty team on your side. Here at Forever Young, we can put our skills to work for you. Book your appointment online soon!