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!

Teens “Kick Acne”

Imagine you are 15 years old and you are a Freshman in high school. You are new and have problematic skin. How does this make you feel? At this age it is imparative that teens feel confident and secure with themself so that they make the appropriate choices that will affect them for the rest of their life.

NAPLES, FL (April 10, 2012) – Purely You Spa announces a 90-day “Kick Acne” Bootcamp for teens, promising clearer skin within three months. Purely You Spa’s “Kick Acne” program includes a seven-day detoxification, nutrition education, skin care analysis and a personalized plan for daily and weekly maintenance, depending on skin type. Participants keep a daily diary and follow a routine for 90 days that promises to boost confidence, improve skin, decrease scarring, stimulate circulation, and increase their overall physical fitness. Teens will experience spa treatments such as Extreme Clean Extractions, Teen Clean Facial, LED Light Therapy, and an Acne Clay Masque.

Before and after pictures will be taken to be reviewed upon graduation and every participant receives a t-shirt. Parental support and oversight is encouraged to ensure long-term success beyond Purely You Spa’s 90 day program. Teens can also log onto a website for tips, nutrition reminders and at home treatments when the program ends.
Purely You Spa is located on the third floor at 3066 Tamiami Trail North.

Go to www.purelyyouspa.com for information about other educational seminars about anti-aging and skin care, nutrition, time management, and choosing organic. Gift certificates are also available for purchase through the website or call 239- 331-8266.

About Purely You Spa
Purely You Spa (License # MM 24637) is an organic spa, offering a wide selection of customized spa treatments that include: facial services, body treatments, waxing services, and Eastern and Western massage services for men and women. Other services include, but are not limited to nails, airbrush make-up services, airbrush tanning, holistic health and yoga. Primarily certified organic products are used or other natural, botanical, or Chinese herbs depending on client’s needs and preferences.

Located in beautiful Naples, Florida, the spa caters to discriminating clients and offers seasonal or year round spa memberships. Purely You Spa is a member of Spa Finders International and is the official provider for the Florida Everblades hockey team.

For more information about appointments, spa memberships, or gift certificates, visit http://www.purelyyouspa.com/

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Acne is NO fun!

Whether you are a teen or an adult who likes pimples and blackheads?! NO ONE does! When someone looks at you you want them to look at YOU and not at what is going on with your skin.  There are some simple tips that you can do at home that will help decrease your breakhouts.

1) Wash your hands frequently

2) Don’t touch your face

3) Use make-up and skin care products that do not clog your pores

4) Cleanse your skin morning and night

5) Use an antibacterial toner that doesn’t have alcohol

6) Wash your pillow case frequently (3’s a week)

7) Stay away from dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten (as much as possible).  Eat as many GREENS as possible

8) Exercise regularly (3-5 x’s a week at least)

9)  Take your weight and divide by 2 for the number of ounces of water you should drink per day.

10) Take the “Clear Skin” Eminence Organic Skin Care Vitaskin Vitamin 1x per day

The above is what your can do at home. Sometimes professional help is needed and this is the first step of what we recommend.  Get a DEEP cleaning facial and add LED Light therapy to kill bacteria on a cellular level.  LED Light Therapy helps stimulate oxygen and circulation and this is imparative to controlling Acne and occasional breakouts.  Should you choose to go for a healthy alternative to antibiotics we recommend a Signature Organic Facial plus LED Light Therapy and possibly an Extreme Clean Extraction session.  The Esthetician will spend some time with you giving you a complete plan of what to do and where to start! The first step for you is to pick up the phone and set up you FREE skin analysis or go ahead and schedule your Signature Facial and LED Light Therapy session online! www.purelyyouspa.com.