Teen Skin Care Education – Clear Skin is Beautiful!

Teen skin care – it’s a topic we visit every year because, hey, we’ve all been there!

Blemishes, blackheads, bleak skin, and the “blah” feeling that goes along with them. The discomfort is bad enough, but for tweens, teens, and young adults, having to deal with it while they juggle school, sports, friends, and everything else makes it even harder! Don’t worry, as always, Purely You Spa has you covered with this year’s fresh look and easy-to-follow natural tips towards feeling fabulous for fall and forever.

Let’s start simple (sorry, we know that word rhymes with “pimple”) – when you look at the leading causes of acne, it’s no wonder teens struggle the most with skin care! Some of the top culprits include stress, not having time to wash your face, hormones, dairy or sugar consumption, medications, and using new or harmful skin care products – basically we just described every teenager’s life on the whole planet!

But, have no fear – your skin can be clear! Here are a variety of easy-to-do changes you can make into helpful categories to see drastic improvement in less than a month. Read on!

Stress Management
•    Figure out what’s causing you to feel stressed.
•    Take time to understand how you react to that stress.
•    Find effective ways to deal with stress before it builds up and causes a breakout.
•    Try a great product like Natural Calm (call us for details, 239-331-8266 – this stuff is amazing!)
•    Try yoga, exercise (see below!), meditation, massage, aromatherapy, fun time with friends and family, or anything else that works for YOU.
•    Remember to drink plenty of water!

Exercise
•    Work out regularly (3-5x/week) to reduce anxiety and boost blood flow.
•    Keep your hair off your face during a workout.
•    Always shower or bathe right after exercise.
•    Avoid clothing or exercise equipment that rubs on the skin or causes irritation.
•    Try to limit exposure to hats, goggles, or helmets that cause you to sweat excessively, irritate skin, and increase bacteria.
•    Make sure to wash all your exercise clothing in between workouts.
•    Stay protected from the sun as it can cause inflammation and redness. Look for a non-acnegenic sunscreen to decrease the chance of new pimples.

Diet & Supplements
•    Take your weight and divide by 2 for the number of ounces of water you should drink per day.
•    Within reason and with a healthy diet, stay away from dairy, sugar, wheat, and gluten.
Kale•    Eat as many GREENS as possible, and reduce caffeine intake.
•    Feed your skin with Vitamin A and beta-carotene (delicious foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, kale, and spinach!).
•    Fiber is also extremely important.
•    Take the “Clear Skin” Eminence Organic Skin Care VitaSkin Vitamin 1x per day (call 239-331-8266 for details) to help what’s on the inside clear up what’s on the outside! Probiotics or digestive enzymes can be helpful as well.

Hygiene
•    Don’t. Touch. Your. Face. Ever (Unless you are washing your face!). Picking or popping can increases sebum production and cause more breakouts.
•    Wash hands frequently and carry antibacterial hand sanitizer.
•    Wash your pillow case every 2 days as it absorbs oils and dirt from your skin.
•    Clean your glasses and sunglasses to prevent clogged pores around your eyes and nose.
•    Cleanse your skin morning and night – don’t wash too frequently or use harsh cleansers.
•    Use an antibacterial toner that doesn’t have alcohol.
•    Do not scrub or use any sort of rough cloth, use gentle disposal cloths or Kleenex wipes. fav-brushes
•    Sanitize make-up brushes daily with non-harsh products.
•    Use natural make-up and skin care products that do not clog your pores (ask us about GLO Minerals!)

Specialized Treatments at Purely You Spa
•    Custom Skin Analysis
•    Teen Clean Facial
•    Extreme Clean Extractions
•    Back Facial
•    LEDLED blue light
•    Acne Clay Masque
•    Custom Booster
•    Turbo Enzyme Peel

So, even though “simple” rhymes with “pimple”, natural acne prevention and care really is a breeze – IF you take the time to take care of your skin the natural and healthy way!

Purely You Spa is here to provide you with whatever resources you need to fight skin issues and take care of your well-being. If you or someone you care about is suffering from acne, Estheticians Jennifer Alvarez and Amber Stuntz will be providing complimentary Skin Care Analysis to help develop custom plans for clear skin.

Together we’ll motivate behavior change, discover tips and tricks, and get everybody ready to start the school year looking and feeling their best!

Unwind The Right Way; The Natural Way with Purely You Spa

We’ve told you before, and in celebration of Labor Day, we’ll tell you again – workplace issues are the leading cause of stress for all Americans, no matter if you are a dog walker, a tight-rope walker, or a professional athlete power walker!  The American Institute of Stress warns that side effects can range from poor health in general, to serious medical situations like heart attack and hypertension. In addition, it takes a toll on our sleep patterns, our skin, and the way we act towards those we love – not a pretty picture.

So many times society can lead people to handle stress the wrong way!  You could probably imagine what we are talking about.

So, the way we all deal with stress is very important.  A healthy natural way is recommended!  We will discuss more.

The easiest ways to relieve stress are often just as unhealthy as the burden of the feeling itself – poor eating habits (Did you know that “Stressed” is “Desserts” spelled backwards?), sedentary lifestyle, overindulgent drinking, being complacent with feeling depressed and anxious – no good!

Yes, everyone needs to de-stress in different ways, but we can ALL approach the methods that work best for us in a healthy, holistic, and healing way. The icing on the cake is the simple fact that all of the avenues provided by Purely You Spa feel great, treat the soul, and soothe the mind. Here are just a few of the stress-relieving treatments that we would recommend:

MASSAGE:

The possibilities to relax and de-stress through massage are virtually endless when you select Purely You Spa as your partner towards perfect escapes. Try our Swedish Relaxation Massage, the Pure Deep Tissue experience, an Upper Body Tension Relief session, or the out-of-this-world Rainforest Hot Stone treatment. If you REALLY feel like the ultimate in a therapeutic escape, try the Four Hands Experience (2 Therapists just for YOU!). Or, a fantastic choice is always our signature Intuitive Massage, where your Specialist takes a thorough assessment of your immediate needs and then delivers an exceptionally customized 60 or 90 minute treatment.

YOGA & MEDITATION:

Take a traditional Yoga or Meditation experience one step further with Purely You Spa – because as our name implies, everything we do is customized to YOUR needs, likes, wishes, and health requirements. No experience necessary to get your emotions centered and your blood flowing with this excellent choice in reducing workplace stress.

COUPLES EXPERIENCES:

A practical and proven way to reduce our stress levels (and maybe to help make up for any times you’ve snapped a bit towards a friend or partner due to stress!) is to spend time with those that we love. In addition to our Couples Massage offerings, Purely You Spa can create a custom escape for you and your partner. You want a facial and they want a massage? No problem! So take an hour (or 2, 3, or 4) to relax side-by-side with someone who melts your stress away, and let us take care of all the details.

BODY TREATMENTS:

Reward yourself, reduce tension, and re-awaken natural beauty with our amazing array of Body Treatments. Exfoliate with our Irresistible Body Polish, De-Tox with our Cell-U-Less Slimming Wrap, oxygenate the soul (and the skin!) with a Hungarian Mud Treatment, and scrub away the cares of the day with our Seasonal Organic Body Scrubs. Or, literally strip away stress with our all natural waxing experts – even our Brow Wax includes a mini-massage! Renee Walsh, one of our talented Specialists, always provides the best Body Treatments in town, reserve her now online!

 

For those of us that crave structure (and love to save), Purely You Spa also offers a Business Membership Program designed to make sure you take time twice a month to conquer stress and create a clear mind. With flexible scheduling, shorter sessions, and relaxation-focused treatments, this is a perfect way to ensure you are taking the right path towards reducing workplace stress. With the Business Membership you can:

Inhale relaxation and exhale stress with our Aromatherapy Stress Relief

  • Make up for lost time at the beach by experiencing our All Natural Air Brush Tan
  • Help balance your inner health with your outer relaxation through Egyptian Reflexology
  • Rejuvenate lackluster skin as you enjoy our Hungarian Facelift Massage

So whether you’ve gone cubicle-crazy, have had it up to here with clients, or perform physical labor that’s left you with aches and pains, make sure you de-stress in ways that actually make you a better total being. In celebration of Labor Day, we’ve created some AMAZING specials this month to assist you in making the right choice. Visit our Specials Page for more info or check your Purely You Spa E-Newsletter for details!