Why do I Need a Facial?

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The skin is the largest organ in the body. Healthy skin is slightly moist, soft and flexible and is free from blemishes and disease. The skin protects the body from bacterial invasion. Proper nutrition and exercise is important for healthy skin, as well as overall good health. Our health and how we take care of our bodies is reflected in our skin.

The benefit of receiving facials on a regular basis goes far beyond relaxation. Facials naturally slow down aging by stimulating collagen production, increasing circulation and removing dead skin. Removing the dead skin buildup allows the penetration of serums, masks and moisturizers to be more effective. In addition the skin will look brighter and will help rid any congestion. The facial massage you receive helps to relax the senses, nerves and muscles of the face to reduce the visible effects of stress. In addition, the massage stimulates the blood flow to aid oxygen and other nutrients to the skin and its underlying tissue and help in the efficient removal of waste products. Massage also helps maintain the tone of the underlying muscle, therefore preventing sagging and lines from forming. A facial can restore the normal balance of oil and pH for the skin, refining the texture of the skin.

What is a holistic approach?

A holistic approach to skin care recognizes that the skin is not separate from the rest of the body. In fact, the skin is the largest organ. Holistic skin care not only treats the skin, but treats the whole body and the whole person. Our skin is a reflection of what is going on inside and in order to have beautiful radiant skin we must eat healthy, manage stress, get enough sleep and avoid poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, too much sun and alcohol . What goes in our bodies shows on our skin. 

Ingredients To Watch Out For

Today, more than ever, people are concerned about what they eat, and they are purchasing organic, gmo-free foods. Many are also concerned about skin and body care products and have switched, or are thinking of switching, to organic products; and with good reason. Many of these commonly used chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health concerns. The skin absorbs some of these ingredients, and the cumulative effect of using these products daily should be a major concern. Just think, the average woman adds more than 200 chemicals to her skin daily, and more than 60% of these chemicals get absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Not only are these ingredients bad for our bodies, but the processing of these skin care products can harm the environment.

There are far too many ingredients to list but here are some of the worst offenders. You can rest assured you will never find any of these in ReNew Botanicals.

If you would like more information on these or any other products feel free to contact me.

Parabens – These possibly cancerous preservatives, act like estrogen in the body possibly causing hormonal disruption. Parabens have been found in breast tissue.

Phthalates & Synthetic Fragrances – highly toxic, hormone disrupter. In cosmetics it is used as fragrance. Companies don't have to disclose the actual components of each fragrance. Side effects may include headaches and allergic reactions.

SLS (Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates) – found in many products such as cleansers, shampoos, toothpaste; it is a skin irritant.

GMOs – genetically modified organisms contain harmful chemicals.

Propylene and Butylene Glycols – found in antifreeze. It is a penetration enhancer meaning it can carry other chemicals into your skin and bloodstream.

Urea – when this chemical breaks down in the product or on the skin it releases formaldehyde. It's an endocrine disruptor, a possible neurotoxin and has a possible link to cancer.