Sunday, September 5, 2010

Spa Girl says fall is definitely in the air!

I awoke this morning and indeed it was a wee bit cold. I guess it is time to come to terms with the seasonal facts, the wonderful summer weather is winding down and those of us in northern hemispheres have to prepare for fall and the chilly north winds that bring the snow. What a thought! And while the idea of winter definitely is not all that appealing I love the fall, all the colours, the clear blue skies and of course the amazing bounty from our gardens.

I love a hot stone massage on a cold day, and it’s almost time for those amazing pumpkin facials, clay detoxifying masks and yes, even cherry and tomato facials and scrubs.

Fall definitely is a time for change and a great way to make the transition is to head to the spa and consider one of these amazing treatments.

Pumpkin Facials

Pumpkin pulp is naturally full of antioxidants and skin-boosting ingredients. Combined into a facial, natural pumpkin and pulp extracts can give you a seasonal boost right where you need it.

Detoxifying Mud and Clay

Mud masks and body wraps made with penetrating mud extracts are great options to nourish and detoxify naturally. Body treatments will envelope your entire body in a powerful cleansing process, and offer a long-lasting and rejuvenating experience.

Cherries Galore

Cherries are a powerful antioxidant and many spas are creating cherry facials and body treatments to soothe and cleanse the skin. Cherry scrubs are ideal for exfoliating and refreshing the skin.

Hot Stones

This massage treatment is becoming very popular especially as we head into fall and winter. A hot stone massage encourages deep relaxation and helps to increase circulation.

Oh those Tomatoes

These bright red fruits are both good to eat and to use as a spa treatment. In fact tomatoes have been used in home remedies to help in the defense of oily and blemish prone skin. Rich in vitamins and minerals tomatoes are also a good astringent helping to remove excess oil and refine the pores.

Do it yourself fall treats...

Tomato Cleanse

Chop one tomato and combine in a food processor or blender with 1 tsp. lemon juice and 1 tbsp. oatmeal. Blend to a smooth paste. Cleanse face and neck. Apply the tomato facial to skin for 10 minutes. Gently rinse skin with warm water to remove all residue.

Pear Facial Mask

Peel and core one ripe pear and cut into small pieces. Mash into a smooth paste and add ½ teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cream and mix. Spread the mixture evenly over the face and neck for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water, followed with a splash of cool water and pat dry.

These wonder pears where picked from a friends garden!

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