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Top 5 Summer Tips for Healthy Living

It’s always fun to play in the summer sun, take a vacation, dig your toes into the sand and lay by the pool. Grill out, play at the dog park or enjoy a nice patio lunch. We could give you 100 tips to enjoy your summer, but today’s focus is on our Top 5 Summer Tips for Healthy Living.

1) Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate – Your body is made of about 50% water. So keep drinking! Toss a little fruit slice in for some added flavor. We currently have a combination of orange, lemon and lime in our Summer Seasonal Water in our spas. Drink up! Your body and skin love the water. You can also hydrate your skin with products rich in anti-oxidants, like our Cocoberry Moisture Mask. Rich in chocolate and berries that pack an anti-oxidant punch, this masque is just what you need too boost elasticity, firm the skin, and deeply hydrate. Healthy skin is hydrated skin.

2) Sunscreen – Always protect your skin and lips with sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, the suns rays can still penetrate. Burning your skin accelerates the aging process and puts you at a risk for melanoma. So keep your skin healthy and slather on that SPH when you step out into the sun. Tip #2 is really one that helps save you from future damage.

3) Fuel up to Play 60 – Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives. Even though school isn’t in session, be sure your family is eating proper healthy nutrition and getting out and being active at least 60 minutes a day. Balance vegetables and lean proteins with complex carbs. And spend some time together running through the sprinkler to stay cool while being active together.

4) Keep Your Skin Clean – A good face routine is important no matter the time of year, but our skin gets a little more beat up in the summertime. The sun shines year round, but we spend a lot more time soaking it up when the weather is warmer. Wash away the applied and reapplied sunscreen, sweat and daily grime every night before bed. Grab a cleanser like our Deep Cleansing Face Wash. Australian tea tree and Indian lemongrass help balance the natural oils in your skin that get out of whack with extended time in the elements.

5) Take a Mini Vacation – As nice as it would be to run off to Paris when the world seems overwhelming and you’re more of a bus driver than a parent, it’s much more reasonable to take a mini vacation to reset and focus on you. You can’t take care of everyone else if you feel empty, so take care of you too. Try our Rainforest Body Wrap for a deeply relaxing, skin soothing hour. Or try our new Lavender Blueberry Foot Ritual with a hot stone foot massage. Whatever you choose, do something for you.

Summer is a great time for family, fun, sun, trips, relaxing and all-around enjoying life. But be sure you stay healthy and look out for your family and yourself.

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An Esthetician’s Favorite – Organic Facials

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Featured Service: Botanical Buff Microdermabrasion Facial

Featured Product: Cape Jasmine Youth Serum

Featured Esthetician: Allie from Spa Habitat Legacy

We believe the best way to learn about our services is from the people that perform them. We have a number of organic facials, body wraps, hand and foot treatments and, of course, massages to choose from. It would be fabulous to go down the menu and try every single one of them and we obviously encourage that method. But to save you time, we turned to Allie, an esthetician in our Spa Habitat Shops at Legacy location in Plano. We asked what is her favorite service to perform and her favorite product in the Clovertree collection?

“My favorite service to perform is hands down our Botanical Buff. This is an organic facial, just like all of our services. But this one is a microderm treatment, which is a form of mechanical exfoliation that can be used to manage various skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, textured skin, clogged pores, etc. It helps to increase circulation, cellular turnover rate and the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The Botanical Buff incorporates our outstanding organic Clovertree products into a results-driven facial.

This is one my clients truly see results with, especially when they come in monthly. This facial isn’t for every skin type so I always suggest a thorough consultation with your esthetician. As for product, I typically incorporate our Cape Jasmine Youth Serum into this facial because it lifts and firms the skin as well as deeply hydrates. I like to call it my “liquid Botox”! So if you are interested in aging gracefully and naturally, definitely come by and check out this facial!!!”

Thanks, Allie!

PS – I’m heading to pick up some “liquid Botox” tomorrow!

Spa Habitat – A Farm to Spa Experience

We at Spa Habitat are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Farm to Spa” campaign!  We hope you enjoy our brand new video and website.  Special thanks to Sean Watkins (from Nickel Creek) for composing and performing the beautiful “Farm to Spa” song, and to everyone involved in the production. Let us know what you think!