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Aging of the Skin – Types, Causes & Preventative Measures

anti aging skin treatments AuroraThe natural skin aging process is a continuous one that normally begins in our mid 20s. Within our skin collagen production slows down and elastin the substance that allows our skin to snap back into place has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and new skin cells do not multiply as often. While the process starts to happen in our mid 20’s the signs may not be visible for years to come. Here are the different types and causes of skin aging as well as some preventative measures.

There are 2 distinct types of aging: Read more

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Preventing Dry, Cracked, Itchy Skin – Surviving the Cold in Ontario

manicures AuroraWinter… Not everyone’s favorite season, especially when it comes to dry, cracked, or itchy skin. But since we live in a country where we face winter for a good part of the year, we need to learn and practice proper preventative skin care measures to deal with the harsh weather. Whether it’s your face, hands or your whole body right down to your toes, there are numerous products and procedures that we can utilize to help us survive the cold here in Ontario.

Let’s start at the top; our face. The best defense against the cold for our face is to make sure our skin is properly cleansed, toned and, above all, moisturized. (Check out this earlier post too for more information on skin care in the colder months!) This should keep things in check. Make sure your moisturizer contains an SPF as well. That’s right. Even in winter, our face is exposed to the wind, cold temperatures, and yes, the sun! Read more

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Girl’s Night Out – Pampering for the Holidays

women spa partyHolidays, birthdays and girl’s night out are always fun. The typical places to gather for these functions are restaurants and bars. What if you thought outside the box and had a get together while being pampered?

There are many different ways to celebrate. You can do group cooking classes or painting lessons. Group workouts or bringing in a chef for an evening are also popular. Some people enjoy casino nights or even a games night hosted in a private home. Read more

What’s the Difference Between a Home and Spa Facial?

facials AuroraFacials not only refresh and balance our skin, they rejuvenate our soul. Our usual routine for skin care at home is generally cleanse, tone and moisturize. At the spa it is all that and more.

The first step is to cleanse away make-up and environmental dirt. By doing this we are able to determine your skin’s needs. It is very important to start the treatment without any contaminants on the skin surface. Read more