How to Winterize Your Skin

 

How to Winterize Your Skin

 
 
 
 
 

Guest Blogger:
Brianda Velarde

 
 
 
 
 

The moment the seasons change from a calm, crisp fall day to the icy cold chill of winter, your skin suffers begins to pay the price. As the temperatures fall in the wintertime and the air becomes drier, your skin will suffer. In chilly weather the skin is less able to protect itself, which can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and ultimately, inflammation. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin in tip-top shape this season.

 
 

#1 Exfoliate Often
Exfoliation is key! It’s important to remove the dead skin on the surface to allow proper product penetration for best results. Scrub away those dead cells for new and radiant skin with Gommage Eclat Parfait. This amazing scrub is soothing and gentle (smells delightful too!). It’s active ingredients are Shea micro-particles to remove dead cells and sweet almond oil for protection of the new skin during the harsh cold weather.

 
 

#2 Use a gentle hydrating cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry right after. My favorite cleanser is Hydra Fraîcheur Refreshing Cleansing Milk. This milky gentle cleanser removes impurities and make-up (including waterproof!). Its soothing ingredients aloe Vera and cucumber extract leave your skin calm from any redness and irritation from the cold dry air.

 
 

#3 Use toners that don’t have alcohol
I often have clients that come to me with the view that toners are drying. Toners are meant to balance the skins natural PH. If they are drying your skin it’s not the right toner for your skin type. I recommend a toner that does not have alcohol. My favorite toner is Hydra Fraîcheur Refreshing Toning Lotion. It’s active ingredients are ginseng and aloe Vera extract. It softens, alcohol-free, rebalances the skin and prepares it for the application of moisturizer or serum.

 
 

#4 Moisturize more!
Let’s face it, hot showers feel the best in the cold winter but they also strip the moisture right out of your skin. It’s important to apply a good moisturizer to help prevent and treat any skin dryness. My to go product is Crème Hydra Beaute. It provides continuous hydration and reduces feelings of tightness, flakiness and softens skin that lacks water.

 
 

#5 Always Wear Sunscreen 
Did you know? There’s harmful Sun rays hitting the earths surface during winter? Now, you might not get burned because UVB rays (burning rays) are not as strong, but UVA(aging rays) are just as strong strong in the winter as in the summer. My to go sunscreen is Sun Logic SPF 30. This is an advanced anti-aging sunscreen that prepares skin before sun exposure, during and it also repairs afterwards.

 
 

Fountains Gift Guide 2017

 

Fountains Gift Guide 2017

 

 

 

 

This time of year always seems to spring up on us, and so does the need to get a gift for everyone on your list. At Fountains, we’ve put together a gift guide to help you get through your shopping list with ease. You might even find a thing or two on this guide to spoil yourself with!

 

 

 

 

1 Bath and Shower Enhancers

 

This is one of our hidden treasures, and an all around very popular service. The feet are massaged by stimulating points on the feet bringing about better health and balance to the body.

 

 

2 Holiday Recovery Package (Holiday Specials)

 

This is the package that has it all and more for that special someone who needs to recover from this hectic time of year! The spa package starts  with our Black Baltic Body Mud Wrap. After a gentle body exfoliation, a masque of Baltic mud with the added detoxifying blend of essential oils. Then the lucky person receiving this package will be wrapped to absorb the mud’s healing properties.

 

This wrap is followed with a 50-Minute session of  Reflexology, a foot massage focusing on reflex points on the foot and toes.  These points are stimulated with a specific type of pressure, encouraging your organs and nervous system to release toxins and tension, to achieve a harmonious balance.

Time: 2.5 Hours
Cost: $274

 

 

3 The Works Package (Winter Specials)

 

This package is for that someone who has been extra good this year!

 

Start off the spa day with our luscious Rose Mud Moisturizing Wrap, which will exfoliate and cocoon the skin in rich, hydrating rose mud.  Follow this treatment with our popular 80-minute Combination Massage to get out all the knots and tension your body is holding.   Following the massage, you will experience some special attention to your overworked feet with some amazing reflexology!  Our reflexology treatment uses pressure points on the foot to release tension and toxins related to corresponding organs throughout the body.  

 

No spa day is complete without a facial, and our Super Hydradermie Facial is tailored to your specific skin type, to ensure that you have the best looking face for your holiday pictures.  During your spa day you will be given some time to relax and reflect in our fantastic relaxation room while enjoying a spa lunch.  By the end of this day, you’ll be feeling like a new and rejuvenated person!

Time: 5.5 Hours
Cost: $502

 

 

4 Gift Certificate

 

What is the perfect gift? Sometimes it’s really hard to figure out just what everybody wants. With Fountains Gift Certificates, you can make them out for any service, spa package or dollar amount you choose. The best part, if the recipient decides they want to switch up the services, they can always revert any certificate back to the dollar amount and use it towards and service or product that they choose.

 

 

5 BabyFoot

 

Okay so this gift may be a little out there, but what about that crazy cousin or co-worker who you know would love something like this. Baby Foot is a non-invasive foot peel that leaves your feet feeling baby soft. Bonus, this is the best time to do a foot peel as it’s boot weather and no one will be showing off their feet for a few months.
Cost $25

 

 

6 Guinot Program Kits

 

There is a Guinot Program kit that is ideal for all skin types. These kits are a great way to reintroduce life back into your skin with nourishing products made to be gentle and effective. Each item in the kit is in a convenient travel size, ready to grab and take on the go! 
Cost $24

 

 

7 Huile Mirific Oil and Shower Gel

 

This luxury set is to die for. No seriously, just take a whiff and you’ll swear you’ve gone to heaven. This body wash and dry oil duo has scents of Passionflower, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Amber and Ylang-Ylang. Not only does it smell divine, but it will leave your skin feeling silky soft.
Cost $34-$51

 

 

There are so many more ideas. If you need more help please call us at Fountains at 703-549-1990 we have lots more we can help you with. Happy Holidays to all!

Introducing Crème Age Summum

Introducing Crème Age Summum

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

GUINOT PARIS is launching it’s most innovative anti-aging treatment cream, Crème Age Summum. It is the first of its kind targeting all signs of aging, while restoring the skin to its youthful firmness and radiance.

 

What makes Crème Age Summum different?

 

This cream restores the skin’s cellular activity, by incorporating four key ingredients. The first ingredient to focus on is ATP (Actinergie) which boots cell metabolism by storing and delivering energy essential to the vital functions of cells. It also contains the Cellular Life Complex that is found in our other top of the line products. This Complex stimulates cell renewal by providing elements essential to cell growth and longevity. Stabilized Vitamin C is also in Creme Age Summum, this helps to fight against free radicals and helps to prevent dark spots from appearing.

 

 

All of those above mentioned ingredients are amazing, but what really sets this cream apart is it’s Immune Complex.This ingredient protects Langerhans cell, the protectors of the skin’s immune system and youthful appearance. Think of the immune complex as an overcoat to protect your body against the winters cold. When this added protection is in place, the rest of the skin’s natural functions are improved because it doesn’t have to constantly fight to re-balance itself, putting this cream in a class of it’s own.

 

What do the Langerhans Cells do?

 

  • Defend The integrity of the dermal matrix
  • Protect elastic fibers (collagen and elastin)
  • Ensure good cell cohesion

 

 

Depending on your age and skin type depends on the use of the product. This cream is recommended as an anti-aging cream. It can be used by clients in their mid-30s and up, twice a year for a month at a time to help prevent and slow down the aging process. For clients in their 50s and up, this cream should be used on a daily basis.

 

Retails for $215

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