The Benefits of Oils.
Oils have been a well-known health and beauty remedy for thousands of years, and for good reason. They transform us from the inside out, and give us a healthier, younger appearance without exposing us to chemicals toxins, or harsh treatments. When we were younger, oils naturally held our skin together, causing it to look consistently luminous and bright, but as we age, we naturally produce less of them. By adding oils back into our skin, we are supporting its structure and foundation as well as helping it to retain the necessary moisture it requires to look vibrantly beautiful.
There are many kinds of oils but here are a few ones that are especially nourishing and effective both externally and internally. Remember that while choosing oil products, they work best in their most basic and traditional form.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a well-known super food with a powerful and unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. It provides energy, helps to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses, lowers the risk of heart disease, and improves the health and appearance of hair and skin. It also can be used as a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and fight against bad breath.
Sesame oil: Sesame oil is a naturally antiviral, antibacterial, and inflammatory agent, with it’s origins dating back to India as a widely used healing oil, and is often times called the “Queen of oils” as it is a potent antioxidant with superior skin protection.
Olive oil: Olive oil is extracted from the crop of the olive tree, native to the Mediterranean basin, and has also been around for thousands of years. It is full of minerals, vitamins and proteins to keep your hair, nails, and skin healthy, and is actually closer in chemical structure to the skin’s natural oil than any other naturally occurring oil.
Almond oil: Almond oil is acquired from dried almonds through a process called cold pressing, and is nourishing, protective, and high in oleic and linoleic acids. This oil is particularly great anti-inflammatory oil, so is often used on acneic skin.
This year at Koru Eco Spa we’re offering a brand new treatment for hands and nails called the Hot Oil Manicure and it works wonders for the hands and nails. This manicure is similar to the traditional manicure only instead of prepping with hot, soapy water to soak your hands, we’ll use an electric heater with oil. Your hands will be in absolute bliss.
Your wedding is approaching fast. Your venue awaits on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, your flowers are ordered and hair and nails booked. Yet, there’s one more thing to consider: your skin. Yes, your skin is one of the most important things to consider on your wedding day.
Everyone should look glowingly gorgeous for memories and photos, and this means starting to prep a couple of weeks before. We know how overwhelming weddings tend to be, but when it comes to your skin, don’t worry about a thing- here at Koru, we’re here to help you and your party prepare for a perfect skin day.
Here are some tips to get your skin into wedding day shape, even if you’re not the bride.
Cleanse your skin twice daily.
It’s always important to wash your face morning and night with the proper cleanser for your skin type.
Hydration creates luminous skin because when we drink water, it increases our blood flow, aids in flushing out toxins, and makes fine lines and enlarged pores look less visible. We recommend drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
Fill up on vibrant, healthy foods and whole vitamins.
Broccoli, almonds, turmeric, cucumber and celery area all amazing foods for reducing skin inflammation.
Exfoliate 1-3 times per week.
Exfoliation is key to dissolving dead skin cells and brightening the skin.
Moisturizers that contain rich emollients, and reactants will help the skin retain its natural moisture and draw water to the top layer so skin feels and looks softer.
Don’t forget your beauty sleep.
When you’ve skimped on sleep it will generally show in your face. Tired skin results in dark circles, skin sags, and an overall lack of luster. Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so be sure you’re getting at least 6-8 hours a night.
Wear sunscreen daily.
It’s crucial to wear sunscreen daily to protect it from premature aging and cancerous cells. Here at Koru we carry a chemical free organic line called Block Island Organics that is safe and effective in every possible way.
Have a facial or two.
We are offering a wedding facial for $70 to prime the face for your big day and makeup application using our beautiful natural skincare line Juice Organics, and their calming, pore reducing, moisturizing products.
Don’t let your skin add additional stress to your important day. Come see us at Koru Eco Spa, Block Island, RI and we’ll have you looking beautiful and in love with not only your significant other, but also your skin. www.koruecospa.com
Fantastic poster highlighting some common toxins in bath and beauty products.