Author: justine

Skin Remedy’s here to help in your Gift Giving Needs!

Wow, Where has the year gone?! Once again, we are approaching the Holidays. Time for giving and spending time with the ones you love! What are you giving for the Holiday this year? Skin Remedy is here to assist you in all your gift giving needs and ideas. For the next six weeks we will be sharing some great DIY recipes for those who are ambitious and organized as well as some last minute gift ideas for everyone else.

This next recipe is so simple and cute, an all-time classic for the DIY Holiday gift giver!

Simple Beautiful Body Scrub
– 1 cup sea salt
– 6-10 drops essential oil of your choosing.
– 1 cup grape seed oil, olive oil, sunflower, almond, avocado.

(most high quality oils work great)

This scrub is for the body only, it’s much too harsh for the face.

You can get super creative with this recipe. You can even try coconut oil and brown sugar with vanilla essential oil (for example)!
*if you’d like, you may add dried herbs like lavender or mint.

You simply mix all the ingredients together, put in a cute container with a bow and Voila! – A great personalized gift!

Stay tuned through the Holidays as we assist you in your creative gifting needs!

The Skin Remedy Signature Facial

Feeling like you need a facial? The Skin Remedy Signature Facial is great for all skin types!

Most spas say they have custom facials and while it may be customized within the line they are working with, our custom facials are actually made right in the treatment room with fresh raw ingredients based on your skins own specific needs.

That means, no sacrificing! Your treatment will be as unique as your specific skin. If you haven’t tried one or if you are a long time fan of SR, Book one today! You deserve it. Happy Fall!!!

Skin Remedy team

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

The adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has been found to be more than true. In fact, it has been proven to be both one of nature’s best antioxidants and a friend to anyone who wants healthy hair and skin. Rich in Vitamin A, B, and C it’s skin and hair’s super food right at your fingertips.

Apples, green in particular, are great for toning and reviving tired, stressed skin. Their natural antioxidants work to fight off the free radical damage we’re exposed to every day and are especially healing if you’ve had just a little too much sun! Add wheat germ to the mix and you’ve got a ten minute mask that will give you some exfoliation and leave your skin supple and glowing.

Here’s how we do it at home:
Grate or puree an apple of your choosing so that you have a tablespoon worth of apple. In a small bowl mix with a tablespoon of wheat germ (or as much as you need to get the consistency of a paste). Apply this to a freshly washed face and leave on for ten minutes. Enjoy!
For additional variations try mixing apple with honey to a paste-like consistency and leave on for ten minutes for some extra nutrient-rich hydration. And as always, make sure you follow up with your favorite moisturizer after your at home treatment.

Skin Remedy Tip of the Week:
Skin Remedy Serum

The Skin Remedy Serum is procured from ingredients grown from Justine’s very own garden in Sausalito, CA.
Composed of Rosehip, Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Verbena, and Chamomile this serum is generally best used on dry skin. Applied at night its anti-septic and anti-inflammatory ingredients will moisturize, soothe, and calm the skin. As an added bonus it’s combination of ingredients provide the relaxing therapies of Lavender and Chamomile to ease you into the oh-so-important good night’s sleep. Follow up with your moisturizer and wake up with truly renewed skin.

Skin Remedy Of The Week:
antioxidant rich calming and soothing mask

Did you all have a great time at Outside Lands Music Festival this weekend?! Is your skin showing it!? If so, here’s a great antioxidant rich calming and soothing mask to get that glow back and help to deliver the nourishment that was lost over the weekend.

You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon of beet juice
1 tablespoon of ground colloidal oatmeal.
1 teaspoon of honey.

Mix all ingredients together to form a paste similar to the consistency of pancake batter. After fully cleansing the skin apply this mask just before hopping in the shower. Leave on for the remainder of your shower so the steam assists in penetrating the active ingredient further into the skin. Tone and moisturizer as usual.

Beet juice is a very powerful antioxidant that reverses sun damage and gives your skin a deep exfoliation. Colloidal oatmeal helps to calm, soothe and heal damaged skin while the honey acts as a humectant, and has powerful antibacterial ingredients.

Voila! Ready for Monday!

Skin Remedy of the Week:
Hyaluronic Serum

Hyaluronic is a timeless classic in the world of skincare. Known to be the most powerful humectant every skin type can benefit greatly from this ingredient. Skin health relies heavily on maintaining a proper amount of moisture – and this can be tricky when we’re battling the sun, the environment, and our own specific skin conditions. In order to stay youthful and healthy our skin must have enough moisture.
So what makes the Hyaluronic Serum the right choice? The answer is in the name – Hyaluronic holds 1,000 times its weight in water and will seal in the moisture your skin already has. It plumps out fine lines and provides a deeper level of hydration than over the counter moisturizers. Our Hyaluronic serum feels light and won’t leave you with a greasy finish.
Skin Remedy recommends use in the morning and at night underneath your daily moisturizer for an extra kick of hydration!

Skin Remedy of the Week:
Green Tea Wash

This powerhouse cleanser is packed with skin healing ingredients such as Castille Soap, Goldenseal, Salicylic Acid, and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients make it the go-to for skin that seeks gentle yet effective, pH balanced cleansing.
Castile Soap makes this a great wash for all skin types as it balances the oil production in oily skin types providing clean skin without stripping natural oils from our dry skin clients. Goldenseal makes this cleanser unique as it works to provide antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties during your morning and evening cleanse. Coupled with other powerful ingredients it will cleanse the skin from all impurities, fight free radical damage, and work to reduce inflammation, infection, bacteria, all without stripping your skin of necessary moisture.

“After Workout Breakouts Be Gone!”

Here comes the lovely warm weather! The time of year where we break out the tank-tops and skirts. Also, it’s a time where we tend to up our game at the gym, working hard to tone and feel lighter and healthier.

Often times, I get clients who complain of more consistent breakouts when they intensify their workout routine. More often then not, this is due to the fact that they’re not washing their face immediately following their workout. The best thing you can do is always wear clean workout clothes, and immediately remove them, hop in the shower and cleanse your entire face an body. However, sometimes our hectic schedules get in the way and we can’t shower immediately.

Here’s a great QUICK and easy anti-bacterial toner that you can bring with you to class or the gym when you’re unable to hit the showers immediately! This will assist in killing bacteria on the surface of the skin that causes those pesky breakouts!

You will need:
-A small sterile spray bottle
-Witch hazel
-Apple cider vinegar
-Essential oil (lavender, tea tree and lemon all all great)

-2 cups witch hazel
-1/4 cup of braggs apple cider vinegar
-15 drops essential oil

Mix together and shake before use! Use this before your workout to help remove makeup then again after when you can’t fully wash!

No excuses now! Happy exercising!

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Skin Remedy’s pumpkin body scrub

scrub that tan off and “fall” in love with this recipe!

As summer turns to fall, it’s now time to scrub off that tan with this invigorating body scrub, And what better to do it then with this seasons favorite fruit!
Yes, pumpkin is classified as a fruit, packed with Vitamin A and antioxidants this ingredient, as part of a body scrub is amazing for many reasons, it has enzymatic qualities helping your skins own natural ability to exfoliate and smells delicious!…Here is the break down for all you hard core DIY peeps..
(you can also find pumpkin puree at Trader-Jo’s or at Wholefoods if you don’t want to make it the hard way)

*To create fresh pumpkin puree:
Use one small pumpkin
Cut off top near the stem
Cut both in half, then quarter
Remove seeds and pulp with a scoop or spoon into a bowl
Roast at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until fork tender
Peel the skin off with a butter knife
Pulse in food processor until smooth, water may be needed if very dry Freeze one cup at a time for future use

SR’s Pumpkin Body Scrub (you can store the remainder in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer for later use) all these other ingredients can be found at Trader-Jo’s or Wholefoods
½ cup pureed pumpkin (see above)
½ cup organic brown sugar (that is the scrub)
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 TBSP honey
Drop of vanilla, clove or cinnamon for an aromatic, seasonal experience

Mix in bowl
Apply to body, gently and slowly massaging the skin up, out and away. Preferably leaving on the skin for 5 min.
Rinse well and wash away with a mild cleanser
Apply favorite body moisturizer ( preferably the Skin Remedy body butter )
The best time to refresh tired skin is in the evening as the restorative properties of the pumpkin (vitamin A),

honey (hydration) and olive oil (vitamin E and antioxidants) can work its collective magic overnight. To get healthy glowing skin that is sure to get you in the mood for fall!

Enjoy! Justine

As days grow shorter, temperatures drop and air becomes drier, your skin may lose much needed moisture.

Fall is a time of transition and with it comes perfect timing to adjust your skincare regimen. Focus on creating a routine to address any summer damage that has occurred and prep your skin for winter! Being the season with the least sunshine also makes it an ideal time to address any hyper pigmentation, or uneven skin tone.

Daily skincare regimen adjustments should be based on your specific skin type and condition. Come in for a complimentary consultation with one of Skin Remedy’s estheticians to find your perfect winter regimen. Let us assist you in keeping your skin bright and glowing through the winter season!

*The best part of the Skin Remedy line is we can make minor tweaks and adjustments by simply adding or taking away key ingredients to grow with your skins needs*

In the meantime, here are some tips for a seasonal regimen adjustment..

– Add a nighttime treatment oil to your routine.

– Switch from body lotion to body cream.

-Consider changing your cleanser (body and face) from a gel or soap base to one which has a creamy or milky texture.

-Add a hydrating product to your regimen to assist in delivering and holding water moisture in the skin. (Try Skin Remedy’s Hydrating Serum).

-Don’t forget to exfoliate, which enables hydrating and moisturizing products to penetrate deeper within the skin.

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