Category Archives: Skin

  • 5 Reasons Why A Spray Tan is Better Than The Sun

    5 Reasons Why A Spray Tan is Better Than The Sun

    The weather is warm and the sun is out, which means that summer fashion is officially in swing. If you have lots of chic outfits that you’re dying to show off, you are probably thinking about working on your tan. You’ve visited the salon to get your hair styled, and you’ve booked your pedicure, but

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  • How Regular Facials Can Transform Your Skin

    How Regular Facials Can Transform Your Skin

    In case you haven’t already heard- the facial is here to stay. It used to be seen as something you only do on special occasions, or when you want to treat yourself, but now people are understanding the importance of regular facials in their health and beauty routines. No longer a high-class boutique treatment, the

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    Does Nutrition Really Make a Difference?

    You may have read that nutrition really does make a difference when it comes to the way that your skin looks, but how true is this statement? And what kinds of foods should you eat in order to get an amazing glow and healthy skin? As it turns out, there are plenty of things you

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    Simple Ways to Minimize Your Pores

    There are more than a handful of products on the market that claim to minimize pores, but do these products actually work? What can you do about pores that are large? Can you make them appear smaller? The truth is that you can reduce the appearance of large pores, but actually shrinking them is a

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  • Transitioning Your Skin from Winter to Spring

    Now that Spring is here, there are a few things that you have to do differently when it comes to your skincare routine. The harsh winter winds and dry skin period (especially if you have been in extreme temperatures all winter long – outdoors or in!) can really cause a lot of trouble for all

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    Weird Facials: Snails in Thailand

    It seems people will try just about anything to look younger, no matter how odd (or gross!) it seems. The latest in the weird category: snails. In Thailand and Japan, aestheticians are putting the slow moving, slime secreting creatures, on faces in the name of more youthful skin. The UK is the latest to offer

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    Combat Dry Winter Air

    Winter is a tough time of year for our bodies. The torture of snow removal strains our muscles, the cold temps make it tough to get motivated, and the cold, dry air wreaks havoc on our health. The drier air makes it easier to pick up a nasty virus or cold, and dries out our

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    Facial Scrubs: When You’re Using Too Much

    Every January, magazines start printing articles focused on two things: the detox diet and the newest form of a facial scrub. We’ll leave the detox diet craze to another post. For now, we’ll focus on the facial scrub. What is a scrub? When you need one? Where should you get one, and is it possible

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    Face Product Ingredients You Can Use While Pregnant

    Your doctor may have nixed any tretinoin or other potent wrinkle and pimple cream for use while pregnant, but there are some things that you can still use safely. If you’re at a loss for what is and what isn’t safe, here are some of the products that will help your skin glow, but won’t

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    A Diet for Thicker, Longer Hair

    At some point in our lives, we end up receiving a horrible haircut. Maybe it’s too short for our tastes, or the layers just don’t look right. Don’t worry, it will grow back. But are you patient enough to wait? Maybe you’ve always wanted long, luxurious locks, but it is persistently dry (especially this time

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    Four Best Spa Treatments to Alleviate Holiday Stress

    It’s that time of year again! The time of year when parents with small kids start stressing out about holiday gifts and the stores start switching Halloween decorations for reindeer and tinsel. Even though the holiday season can be a lot of fun, it can also be very stressful! So, how can we take a

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    Tips for Eczema Relief

    The National Eczema Association states that over 30 million people in the United States are affected by eczema, a skin condition that leaves you itchy and yearning for relief. People have it in varying degrees – either very mild and occasional to extreme and constant, some itching until they draw blood. This is the problem

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    Can’t Make Spa Week? Bring The Spa Home

    It’s Spa Week across North America from October 20-26. If you just can’t squeeze in a trip to the spa or it just isn’t in the budget, you can bring that spa treatment to the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price. Here are some tips to bring the spa to

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    Winter’s Coming: Is Your Skin Ready?

    Winter is coming! Something that we all can agree on, whether we like winter or not, is that winter weather wreaks havoc on your skin! Sure, your Fort Collins spa can help you out, but how can you maintain healthy skin at home during the dry, miserably cold days of winter? Here are some tips

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    Winter Skincare: Is There Such a Thing?

    A lot of makeup, haircare, and skincare companies sell items that are just for “winter skin,” but do you really need to change your whole lineup of skincare products when the seasons change? Here’s a closer look from the experts at your Windsor Spa. Your Body First As we’ve said many times on this blog,

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    Sleep Better to Look Younger

    As your Fort Collins day spa, Athena is entirely focused on making sure that you are well from head to toe, and part of keeping your beauty routine in check is making sure that you get enough sleep at night. Plus, sleeping well means looking younger, and who doesn’t love that? We recently discovered a

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    How to Heal Style-Damaged Hair

    Styling products can turn a really bad hair day into a day full of pretty locks. But products and heat and other things that we do to our hair (you know what I’m talking about!) can really cause a lot of damage. If your hair is exhibiting any signs of mistreatment, it’s time to give

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