Integrative Skin Care
Skin care, exfoliation and anti-wrinkle creams can be traced back over 2,000 years ago to the ancient Egyptians. The same concerns we have today for the care of our skin were written about by none other than Cleopatra whose recorded beauty secrets were practiced by all levels of Egyptian society. Women and men followed their regimens believing beauty, magic and medicine were inseparable. Their attention to skin care was no less important to their culture as was their belief in the after-life. Their range of holistic therapies included aromatherapy, fruit acids, botanicals such as henna and aloe, and beauty regimens for keeping the skin cleansed and hydrated.
Holistic skin care treatments based on the Egyptian philosophy were revived in 20th century France. Botanical skin care products were scientifically formulated to work in harmony with the human immune system to nourish the skin and spirit. The French philosophy became the cornerstone of modern skin care for the rest of the world to follow.
Twenty-first century humans expose their skin to the elements from the mountain tops, across the deserts to the seas. Excessive sun exposure, dehydration from jet travel, unhealthy diets, smoking and industrial pollutants to name a few contribute to the need for a healthy skin care regimen. We are in a renaissance of the holistic approach to skin care. Plant and marine based therapies are available to more people than ever before. People are more aware of the environmental effects that can lead to damage and premature aging of the skin and are returning to a more holistic approach, prevention and care for the largest organ of the body.
Professional salon treatments can improve the health of your skin and your spirit. A trained experienced esthetician can craft a regimen that benefits your individual skin type. The most important characteristic of skin care is a basic 'daily' routine. Our skin is the most delicate and affected part of our body. To maintain a flawless skin is to include a daily regimen of four important processes:
Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing and Sun Protection.
The truth is no matter your age or skin type, the minute you start taking care of your skin, keeping it clean, nourished and pampered, it will respond in gratitude and you will reap the benefits.
So make it your routine and get glowing!
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