Skin Care 101
Step out of summer and into fall with healthy, radiant skin! Repair any damage and aging from soaking in the summer sun with our anti-oxidant rich Post-Summer Corrective Facial.
Benefits of LED include: minimizing the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles, restoring the skin’s natural collagen production, reducing melanin that causes brown spots, reducing the effects of sun-damaged skin, increasing circulation and moisture, reducing skin redness and sensitivity caused by eczema, clearing blemishes, minimizing pores and decreasing scarring.
"What is a hydrosol and do I really need to use it? Won't it dry out my skin?" These are questions that are frequently asked by clients.
We all remember the days of harsh alcohol-based toners that stripped our skin, leaving it tingling and squeaky clean. We now know that stripping the skin of its healthy oils is counterproductive to maintaining the necessary protective barrier for healthy skin.
Do you ever leave the house without your phone? Is it the first thing you reach for or go to when you wake up? Do you get anxious when your device battery is running low? Do you feel anxious about all the messages piling up in your inbox? Do you feel like you don't want to miss a post on Twitter or Instagram? Do you get lost for hours on Pinterest? Do you feel that your 'Facebook friends' have a much more exciting life than you do?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, you may want to consider detaching from technology with a Digital Detox.
In 2008, Scott Lake, one of the original Shopify founders introduced me to Shopify. He believed that online shopping was the way of the future and that creating a clean, simple and easy to use e-commerce platform was a perfect compliment to our existing brick + mortar shop. We are honoured to be the 39th of now over 200,000 Shopify merchants. We have experienced significant growth and ORESTA now has 3 brick and mortar shops in Ottawa as well as a vibrant online shop. We are proud that oresta.ca was the first green beauty online store to offer safe and healthy beauty choices for women across Canada from large cities to small, rural communities.
For the next 7 days, visit ORESTA on Facebook & Instagram to enter our daily giveaway. We want to thank you and Shopify for helping us to grow by offering ORESTA treatments and products. For your chance to win, go to Facebook or Instagram and answer the daily question. Double your chances to win by entering on both!
Day 1: S - Seaflora Detoxifying Pedicure with polish ($75)
Day 2: H - Holistic Reflexology Treatment ($85)
Day 3: O - ORESTA signature organic facial + eye treatment ($155)
Day 4: P - Pristine Beauty’s Brallywood Butta ($50)
Day 5: I - Ilia lipstick + Mascara ($68)
Day 6: F - Fitglow Eyeshadow + Lipgloss ($61)
Day 7: Y - YES organic lubricant + CAMP vanilla moon oil ($48)
HOT weather is here so it's time to discuss healthy sun care. We have developed a fear of the sun. I love spending time outdoors but have a healthy respect for the sun. Regular, moderate, unprotected sun exposure is essential for good health.
If given the proper nourishment and care, skin is capable of repairing itself.
Introducing Laurel's Sun Damage Repair Facial: a unique, results-oriented Vitamin C treatment that promotes skin regeneration on a cellular level to achieve brightness and radiance. Laurel Whole Plant Organic Skin Care macerates red raspberry seed, carrot seed and cranberry seed into jojoba oil to create serums and balms that offer natural sun protection, support and nourishment for the skin.
The facial integrates the powerful energy of whole organic plants to correct and strengthen the skin. Scarlet pimpernel, licorice, seabuckthorn, chamomille and marshmallow address pigmentation, collagen loss and inflammation. The blend of camu camu, rosehip, gotu kola, calendula, comfrey, and orange peel create a Vitamin C powerhouse that offers an undeniable glow. Red raspberry seed, carrot seed, cranberry seed and jojoba oils strengthen the skin and offer natural sun protection. The essential oil blend of helichryssum, sandalwood + carrot seed regenerate, restore, and revitalize the skin.
If I had to choose my most important tips for glowing skin, cleansing the face daily would most definitely be one of my top three tips. Often, people give very little thought to what what they are using to cleanse their face assuming that it's something that they wash off so how important can it really be. In reality, proper face cleansing supports the rest of your skin care regime. If your cleanser is too harsh, your moisturizer cannot correct its harsh effect on the skin so choose your cleanser wisely.