Showing posts with label #1 ingredient. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #1 ingredient. Show all posts

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beautiful with Coconut Oil - 15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa!

We all know coconut oil is one of the most beloved and versatile carrier oils available, and is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for skin care products. But why do we love coconut oil so much? Fall in love with coconut oil all over again reading these 15 uses for this nectar of the earth:



15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa
1. Cuticle Oil — Softens cuticles while soothing hangnails. Instead of expensive cuticle oil blends, apply coconut oil after your manicures.
2. Eye Makeup Remover — Use it to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara. Rather than using chemical-laden removers on your clients, try rubbing their lashes with a bit of coconut oil!
3. Deep Conditioner – Amazing conditioning treatment. Offer your clients a pre-shampoo hair repair mask prior to their cut/style.
4. Sunscreen (SPF) — This might be hard to believe, but coconut oil has an SPF of 4-6. Due to its antioxidant and moisturizing properties, coconut oil protects the skin when exposed to UV rays. Offer your clients protection products boasting coconut oil as an ingredient.
5. Body Scrub — Take your body scrubs to the next level by whipping up personalized body scrubs - coconut oil, mixed with salt or sugar, scented with essential oils....perfect!
6. Lip balm — Hydrating on dry or cracked lips. Add the finishing touch to your facials by moisturizing your clients' lips, too!
7. Foot/Heel softener — Apply to feet during a pedicure, wrap in plastic wrap and apply heat. Softer skin, happy client!
8. Facial Cleanser — Try going all-natural by cleansing with oil. Coconut oil is a favorite for this method.
9. Body Butter –  Give your body scrub clients the perfect finishing touch by whipping coconut oil into a butter. Use complementary essential oils to perfectly scent it, too!
10. Aftershave — Men can use coconut oil on their face after shaving to soothe and calm the skin. Also, incredible on legs and the bikini area.
11. Massage Oil — Coconut Oil has a terrific glide to it. Warm some coconut oil until it is liquid and give your client the relaxing massage they have been looking forward to!
12. Elbows — Even if your clients come in for a facial, give them a (moisture) boost for their elbows, too!
13. Stretch Mark Oil — For all your clients who are mommies or mommies-to-be, keep some coconut oil on hand to apply to any stretch marks they have. Keep some more on hand to sell to them to use at home, too!
14. Fades Age Spots  Apply to clients' age spots, and instruct them on continuing treatment at home to see the best results!
15. Hair Dye Assistance — Coconut oil makes an excellent barrier to protect the skin from dripping dye during the coloring process.

Well there you have it, some of my favorite used for this amazing Oil. What is your favorite use for it?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Unravel the Secret of a Wonderful Beauty Ingredient - Honey!

It is no wonder that we find so many skin care products that include honey, from products your clients are purchasing or DIY at home remedies. Using honey as a beauty secret dates all the way back to Cleopatra who used to take baths filled with it. (And we all know this girl knew what she was doing when it came to beauty!)

Honey does wonders for the skin and possesses natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which make it especially great for use in sensitive, combination, and acne prone skin types. However, it is suitable for all skin types. Honey as an ingredient in your skin care treatments will moisturize, cleanse and make the skin soft and silky! It also attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, so it is said to be a great natural cleanser and softener.

An easy way to include honey into your treatments would be using Honey Powder, which has a longer shelf life then honey in its traditional form and can be mixed as needed whereas traditional honey can crystallize and be sticky and difficult to use. Honey Powder can be used in milk baths, oatmeal/honey facials, and other treatments utilizing honey. It is also known as a natural humectant and has the ability to attract and retain moisture.


So what IS Honey Powder?
Honey Powder is really just dehydrated honey. It is white in color and has a texture similar to corn flour. The process used to create this powder is to use very high heat, although some producers even freeze dry the honey, to spray to a fine dry powder.


A simple tip on using Honey Powder: You can mix 3/4 parts Honey Powder and 1/4 parts water.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Emergency Calls for Vitamin C...for Your Skin!

It is winter, and that means we are all doubling up on our Vitamin C intake, right? Vitamin C is such an important vitamin, especially during cold and flu season.

We know we should take Vitamin C daily, but did you know that you should apply Vitamin C topically to the skin as well? According to one of my favorite skin care websites, Paula's Choice, Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial vitamins to apply topically to the skin. Vitamin C has been shown to boost collagen production, reduce the appearance of discoloration, enhance the skin's repair process, reduce inflammation, and more!

We all need vitamins, and so does our skin! Pure Spa Direct offers a number of topical Vitamin C choices. One of our favorite Vitamin C products is the Vitamin C Capsules - mix the contents of the capsule with water and massage into the skin. This is a great facial add-on service! For even better results, use a galvanic current to penetrate the Vitamin C even deeper into the skin.

Give your clients fresh, glowing skin by adding Vitamin C products to your facials today!