Facials – Luxury or Necessity?

Facials – Luxury or Necessity?

I’ll be honest, the first time that I had a facial I was in heaven! It was like a massage, but better, because when it was over my skin looked beautiful AND I felt amazing. I’ve since had many many facials (all good estheticians make sure to treat themselves regularly). And even though they always feel like a luxury, I know that they are more than that. 4 Reasons you SHOULD be getting regular facials: The skin is the LARGEST organ in your body facials are a great way to help you take care of this organ. Regular steam cleaning, exfoliation and massage in particular help to stimulate cell renewal and feed needed nutrients to these cells! Environment Stressors Take a Toll on your skin. Even if you eat perfect and use great products, we can’t always control our environment. Whether it is coming into contact with greasy food at work all day, biking in exhaust traffic on a regular basis or working in a highly heated or air conditioned office, it is likely that your skin is subjected to elements that make it unhappy. Regular facials will help correct combat these daily stressors! Facials make you feel like a goddess. Facials of some variety date back thousands of years. While you used to have to be a queen or an empress to get pampered like this, you don’t upper class to enjoy this type of treatment anymore. When you take the time out of your schedule to nurture your body and ritualize your skin routine, you are treating yourself like a goddess and many areas of your life...
Partly Sunny skin care for the NW woman

Partly Sunny skin care for the NW woman

Like rain during the Rose Parade, or socks with sandals, your skin has its own Northwest personality.  Especially during the fall and winter you feel it: dryness on top and congestion underneath.  Your skin needs soothing and revitalizing to restore a healthy glow.  Susan Grace, of Susan Grace Skincare in Seattle has developed an entire line of skin care products especially for our particular NW skin issues called “Partly Sunny.” Susan believes in “turning your cleansing ritual into a blissful indulgence seven days a week.” Using backyard botanicals such as lavender, honey, blueberry, Pacific Seaweed and bamboo, Susan’s line of products not only counterbalance environmental stressors, but nourish as well.  In essence, giving back while taking away.  They’re also free of SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) which is a common ingredient in most beauty products to create lather.  SLS can cause organ toxicity and strip moisture from the skin.  No, thank you!  Susan’s cleanser uses soap bark extract and a foaming pump instead. At The Portland Girl we understand the unique issues that Portland Girl’s see in our skin and highly recommend Partly Sunny as part of your daily beauty ritual.  (We use it ourselves!) Let your esthy know if you’d like to learn more about our unique line of at home skin care products.  We’re happy to help! xoxo Jess & Anna    ...