Lin’s Favs ~ Multivitamin Power Exfoliant by Dermoligica

Lin’s Favs ~ Multivitamin Power Exfoliant by Dermoligica

I have used this natural face exfoliant since before I started my brick and mortar spa and continue to use it to this day. I cannot say enough good things about it. It exfoliates using a non-abrasive formula to slough off dead skin and dirt without redness or irritation. Its formula includes salicylic acid–amazing for fighting pimples–and vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins, along with botanical extracts and essential oils leave skin refreshed, with improved tone and texture. And unlike other peels, there’s no down time! There are no artificial colors or scents in any of Dermologica’s products, making them great for sensitive or break out prone skin. One jar, when.

Healthy Living ~ Smoothies

Healthy Living ~ Smoothies

Smoothies are, if you make them with the right ingredients, extremely healthy snacks or even meals! (We love them for the summer when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven.) But it can be intimidating making them. How do you know you are adding the right ingredients? Here are some tips: Don’t add ice cream or frozen yogurt. Yes, those make smoothies taste great but they also make them glorified milkshakes with too many calories and too much fat to make up for the nutrition of the fruit and veg. Use juice (pomegranate for an antioxidant boost), skim milk, buttermilk, or non-dairy milks like soy or almond milk.

Healthy Living ~ Reading

Healthy Living ~ Reading

When you were a kid you complained that it was too rainy to go outside and play so your mom told you to read a book. You should always listen to your mother. Reading doesn’t just kill time, it helps boost brain power, increase empathy, and reduce stress. Like doing Sudoku or a crossword, reading is a work out for your brain and can help increase brain power while reducing forgetfulness and possibly even staving off Alzheimer’s Disease. Reading books, specifically literary fiction, can help you become more empathetic and understanding of others by exposing you to different points of view. In fact studies have shown that by reading fiction,.

Healthy Living~Avocado Oil

Healthy Living~Avocado Oil

I don’t know about you, but I love making Mexican food during the summer and nothing says Mexican food quite like good guacamole. But did you know that the avocado is actually very healthy? That’s right. Avocados are good for you. Yes, they are fatty, but it’s good unsaturated fats. In addition avocados have more protein than any other fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit) and more potassium than a banana. Eating avocados or consuming avocado oil may help relieve inflammation associated with arthritis and periodontal disease, lower high blood pressure, and protect the body from damage causing free-radicals. Avocados can also be applied directly to the skin to relieve.

Flavors of Tuscany

Flavors of Tuscany

I draw inspiration from many different places when I develop my Signature Design Themes. When creating my Tuscan inspired theme, Essence of Tuscany, I found myself inspired by the landscapes and architecture; the sights and sounds; but most of all, I was inspired by the flavors of Tuscany. Italian cuisine is always delicious and Tuscany does not disappoint. It is filled with fresh flavors drawn from the rich bounty of the region. I have already featured two savory dishes, but I felt that passing references were not enough to do justice to everyone’s favorite food: ice cream! Tuscany’s ice creams, like their savory dishes, showcase fresh flavors. I’ve been scouring the.

Tuscany Signature Design Theme

Tuscany Signature Design Theme

Benvenuto. Welcome to Tuscany. A light breeze wafts past a row of Cyprus trees and in through the open doors. It carries with it the scent of night blooming jasmine and sage. The natural stucco walls of the room you are standing in are adorned with classic Italian Renaissance artwork. Other rooms are painted in pale greens, calming lavenders, and vivid iris purples. Marble and ironwork are softened by natural wood accents. Your treatment today will be in a golden walled treatment room. The lemon aromatherapy scent in the air was chosen to complement your natural sea salt and citrus scrub and massage. You relax after in a thermal steam.

Tuscany Design Theme ~ A Preview

Tuscany Design Theme ~ A Preview

Benvenuto. Welcome to Tuscany. A light breeze wafts past a row of Cyprus trees and in though the open doors. It carries with it the scent of night blooming jasmine and sage. The natural stucco walls of the room you are standing in are adorned with classic Italian Renaissance artwork… See what happens next when we launch our second full Signature Spa Design Theme inspired by Tuscany. All LMB’s spa plans are full of inspiration for every part of starting your own spa: from decorating treatment rooms to installing HVAC systems to choosing menu items our plans help you every step of the way. In “Tuscany” why not plant your own.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Ever wonder why every moisturizing cream seems to have Shea butter? Well that’s because shea butter is a powerful moisturizer that helps hydrate skin and smooth out fine lines. Its high natural fat content helps visibly improve the appearance of dry skin and leaves it feeling soft and repaired. More than that shea butter can protect skin from sun damage, keeping skin healthy and combating the aging effects of the sun! In our own Firming Neck Cream we use the power of shea butter and propriety blend of cranberry seed oil and peptides to reduce the appearance of age and repair the sensitive skin on the neck and below the.

Persian Silk Tree Extract

Persian Silk Tree Extract

I know it sounds alternately juvenile or trendy but coloring really is a great way to improve your life. Pick up one of the stunning adult coloring books. From flowers to architecture to animals to geometric patterns you can find coloring books depicting nearly anything you might find interesting. Next grab some colored pencils, pens, markers, anything and unleash your creativity. Why bother? Coloring allows you to explore your feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and even increase self-esteem. Need more reasons? Coloring helps you focus on the moment, alleviating anxiety without the pressure of creating something from scratch (as with drawing and other forms of art). Like meditation, coloring requires.

Healthy Living ~ Sea Water

Healthy Living ~ Sea Water

When you swim in the ocean it’s very easy to tell that salt water is drastically different from fresh water. But the difference isn’t just the salt. Sea water contains many minerals, including magnesium, that can help hydrate and improve the look of your skin. Seawater can significantly reduce inflammation and redness–perfect for reducing puffiness on the face. The magnesium and salt in sea water have also been shown to gently and naturally hydrate the skin, effectively reducing the look and irritation of dry skin. That’s why sea salt scrubs and even sea bathing are becoming popular. That’s also why Presence by LMB Ageless Skincare uses sea water in our.