The Wellness Route https://thewellnessroute.ca Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:58:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 5 Tips for Relaxation https://thewellnessroute.ca/5-tips-for-relaxation/ Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:58:30 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1965 I love living in the Greater Toronto Area, but we have a hectic lifestyle here. We’ve lived in a productive, work-centric culture for so long

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I love living in the Greater Toronto Area, but we have a hectic lifestyle here. We’ve lived in a productive, work-centric culture for so long that many of us have begun associating “relaxation” with “wasting time”. Fact is though, taking time to relax is the only way your body and mind can cope with stress. Throughout the day your body’s stress response can be triggered regularly. If you don’t allow your body to return to its natural state of relaxation after, you’ll eventually be in a state of chronic stress.

 

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on your health. Known for causing heart disease, migraines, even the common cold; stresshurts your body as much as your mind and spirit. Learning relaxation techniques can help prevent chronic stress, protecting your health and wellness. It will also help you become more resilient to stress, which is even better. That’s why this article is dedicated to rest and leisure. These are 5 tips for relaxation.

 

BREATHING EXERCISES

Many people slough off breathing exercises, without trying them first. If you gave them a sincere opportunity to work though, you would see how helpful and powerful they are. Breathing exercises are your first line of defence against stress. They’re easy, free, can be done anywhere, and most importantly, they work. Try these two techniques and see for yourself.

  • COUNTED BREATHING: This is a good breathing technique for beginners. The counting can distract and relaxyour mind while the oxygen circulates, reducing stress. When you inhale, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Count for four seconds. Hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale slowly for seven seconds. This is known as 4-7-7 breathing, but you can set your own pace, if seven seconds feels too long.
  • VISUALIZATION BREATHING: Get into a comfortable position, close your eyes and begin breathing in through your nose and out through the mouth. When you inhale, visualize your abdomen inflating like a balloon. Be sure that your stomach is inflating, not your chest. This is diaphragmatic breathing (and should be how we’re always breathing). When the “balloon” in your stomach is full, exhale, and imagine the air is slowly escaping the balloon. Continue breathing like this for at least several breaths.

 

MUSIC

Music is a wonderful tool for stress relief. If you need to work out aggression you can sing really loud to Alanis Morisette. If you want to sit back and chill while giving yourself a facial then some instrumental might be nice. Or maybe you just need to dance it out to Beyonce. Either way, music can be there for you to help improve your mood.

 

EXERCISE

It might seem like the opposite of relaxation, but working up a sweat is one of the best ways to cope with stress. Physical activity allows you to release the negative stress… quite literally like blowing off steam. Endorphins are also released during exercise which make you feel good and helps you to relax after. Additionally, you can combine the previously mentioned relaxation techniques; breathing exercises and music, while exercising. Just think how good all those endorphins will feel.

 

PAMPER YOURSELF

Feeling good about yourself can help reduce stress by boosting your confidence and self-esteem. This Self Care Sunday Kit is great for some “me time”. Remember to try some breathing exercises while pampering yourself. Of course, your favourite music or a funny movie is a nice addition too.

 

HAVE FUN

Ok, so maybe this isn’t as clinical as the previous suggestions, but it holds just as much merit. Researchers have found numerous benefits to scheduling more fun into our daily lives. It’s needed to bring balance to our emotional and physical wellbeing. What’s nice is that this relaxation technique is totally customized to what you want. Do you like playing guitar? How about video games, hiking, or reading? Whatever you love, make more time for it. It really is that simple.

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Give Your Face What It Needs https://thewellnessroute.ca/give-your-face-what-it-needs/ Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:54:48 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1962 Being a team of estheticians and makeup artists, we are very familiar with the delicate nature of our skin. The face in particular can be

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Being a team of estheticians and makeup artists, we are very familiar with the delicate nature of our skin. The face in particular can be very sensitive and requires extra attention. Not only do we all have different skin types, but different routines and different budgets. That’s why we want to focus on the basics with this article, but giving your face what it needs.

 

WHY IS SKIN CARE IMPORTANT?

Of course, you want your skin to look good. For some of us that means preventing crows’ feet. Others are concerned with dark spots, rosacea, acne, psoriasis, etc. You’ll be happy to hear that many of the tips in this article result in better looking skin. But it’s more than that.

 

Your skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects us from pathogens and faces a variety of environments while doing so. A proper skin care routine helps keep your skin strong and healthy. A key factor in maintaining proper skin care is knowing your skin type

 

YOUR SKIN TYPE

Working with a skin care professional can help you determine your skin type. You can also figure it out on your own. A good way to start is to think how your skin feels without any products or makeup on. If you wake up, wash your face and start your day with nothing on your skin, you’ll determine your skin type within a few hours. If your skin gets a little greasy, or shiny, you likely have “oily skin”. If it feels dry or flakey, that’s “dry skin”. Many people also have “combination skin”, where one area (usually the T-Zone) is oily, but the rest is dry. “Sensitive skin” means it gets irritated easily. If you don’t experience any of these, then consider yourself having “normal skin”.

 

Knowing your skin type isn’t about feeling bad, or shameful. When you know your skin type, you’re better able to predict how a product will react on your face. Remember, this is about giving your face what it needs.

 

BASIC SKIN CARE STEPS

It doesn’t have to be complicated. There are only three requirements for a good skin care routine.

  1. CLEANSING: Removing all your makeup at night (as well as all the pathogens that are still clinging), is necessary for your skin to properly breathe, and absorb any cream or serum you apply next. Try to stay away from toners that are alcohol based, since they’ll dry your skin. Exfoliating should be a gentle process, and used minimally. Something like this mask from Detox Diva gently exfoliates, removing those free-radicals, without harshing your skin.
  2. MOISTURIZING: We recommend having a daytime and a night time skin cream. Night time moisturizers are usually thicker and packed with beneficial ingredients. While day products are lighter to go under makeup. You can also find many day creams with SPF in which is actually the final key requirement for great skin.
  3. SUNSCREEN: We’re all very aware, in this day in age, how much damage the sun can cause. But we need sun, it tops up our vitamin D, and is a wonderful mood booster. Regularly using a day cream with SPF is a good habit to get into. We often only use sunscreen when we know we’ll be out in the sun for a while, such as gardening or at the beach. Getting to work, walking to and from our car, or to the mailbox can take its toll on our skin. Over time that exposure adds up, which is why a day cream with SPF is a great backup.

 

THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS

Now that you have your routine down, you just have to figure out what your face needs.

  • If aging is your biggest concern, look for products with retinoids (such as retinol and vitamin A). Vitamins B and C are essential, and peptides (amino acids that build up collagen) are helpful as well.
  • For acne sufferers, scrubs with alpha and beta hydroxy acids are great for removing the dead skin cells that can build up. It’s worth trying benzoyl peroxide, it can eliminate the kind of bacteria that often causes inflamed acne.
  • If you’re worried about scars or hyperpigmentation, vitamin C can help. Different strengths of hydroquinone are available both over the counter and by prescription. They help to brighten and even out your skin
  • Dry skin can be treated with Hyaluronic acid, which binds moisture to the skin. Squalene oil mimics the oil our skin naturally produces. To gently manage signs of aging without irritating your dry skin, try Bakuchiol, which is a plant extract that is often used as an alternative to retinol. Aloe vera is also beneficial for dry or irritated skin.
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Should You Be Exfoliating Your Face? https://thewellnessroute.ca/should-you-be-exfoliating-your-face/ Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:33:48 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1957 Personally, I love the feeling of exfoliating, especially the face. It’s a quick and easy way to feel rejuvenated, like you’re putting your best face

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Personally, I love the feeling of exfoliating, especially the face. It’s a quick and easy way to feel rejuvenated, like you’re putting your best face forward.

 

Unfortunately though, it’s very easy to over exfoliate, even easier for some skin types. So with this article we’re exploring exfoliation, and what’s right for your face.

 

CAN YOU OVER-EXFOLIATE?

Exfoliation is a technique we use to remove dead cells (and anything else) that’s on the top layer of your skin. The idea is to exfoliate just enough to remove that layer of cells on your skin. When you do, your complexion appears brighter and clearer.

 

If you exfoliate too much though, you risk damaging the skin that’s left. Redness and irritation are usually the first signs of over-exfoliation. You may also see flaking, small tears in the skin, or broken capillaries after excess exfoliation.

 

If you do end up over-exfoliating, try a gentle, healing mask like this aloe vera sheet mask.

 

TYPES OF EXFOLIATION

There are two types of exfoliating. The one that’s best for you depends partially on your preference, but mostly on the kind of skin you have.

 

  1. MECHANICAL: using a tool such as a washcloth or an ultrasonic skin scrubber to remove the cells from your face. Mechanical exfoliation also includes face scrubs that remove the dead skin while you’re applying.
  2. CHEMICAL: ingredients such as alpha or beta hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, or a chemical face peel.

 

 

FOR OILY OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

This is usually the skin type that can stand up against exfoliation the best. Both mechanical and chemical exfoliation are options for you, as long as neither of them hurt. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is great at unclogging pores, without increasing oil production. It’s also been shown to prevent and treat breakouts.

 

Since your skin is likely to need exfoliating more, it’s nice you have the option of mechanical and chemical. Try exfoliating twice a week, rotating methods. If you find your face becoming irritated or too dry though, then cut back to once a week.

 

FOR COMBINATION SKIN

Like oily skin folks, you have the option of both mechanical and chemical exfoliation. But to save you some time (and hopefully money) start by trying a product with mandelic acid. It can remove excess oil from the skin, without drying it out. That’s usually the hardest part for those with combination skin.

 

Don’t forget, you also have the option of exfoliating just part of your face. Many people have dry faces with oily t-zones. You may find that simply exfoliating the t-zone is all you need.

 

FOR DRY OR SENSITIVE SKIN

Proceed with caution. You can try a mild manual exfoliation if you like (ones made with bamboo or rice powder are best because they’re gentle). However, you’ll probably have better results with chemical exfoliation.

 

Try an enzyme product if your skin is sensitive, or a glycolic acid product if dry skin is your concern.

 

FOR MATURE SKIN

Manual exfoliation isn’t recommended as you age. Instead aim to use a very gentle chemical exfoliant 1-2 times a week. Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and glycolic acid products are proven to not only brighten your skin, but assist in the anti-aging battles.

 

AFTER EXFOLIATING

Since exfoliation can have a drying effect, it’s important to always follow it up with a moisturizer or hydrating product. It should also be noted that some chemical exfoliators such as glycolic acid can make your face more sensitive to sunlight, so it’s best to apply these exfoliants at night, and to wear sunscreen in the day.

 

Living in the Greater Toronto Area means our skin can put up with a lot, including chemicals from our daily commute, fluctuating weather and humidity. When in doubt, be sure to add moisture to your face, rather than take it away and your complexion will be glowing.

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Taking Care Of Your Lips https://thewellnessroute.ca/taking-care-of-your-lips/ Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:30:13 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1954 Whether we’re sporting a hot pink lipstick or transparent lip balm, the goal is usually the same; healthy, beautiful lips.   It’s not always as

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Whether we’re sporting a hot pink lipstick or transparent lip balm, the goal is usually the same; healthy, beautiful lips.

 

It’s not always as easy as it sounds though. Especially living in the Greater Toronto Area. Some get chapped lips in the summer, others in the winter… sometimes for no apparent reason at all. The skin on our lips is thinner than the skin on our face, which is also more delicate than the skin on the rest of the body. That’s why it’s so easy for them to swell, peel, or chap.

 

This article explores different ways we can take care of our lips. It should be noted that you don’t need to be doing all of these suggestions at once. We’re simply noting the most popular remedies, so you can find what works best for you.

 

GETTING TO KNOW OUR LIPS

Not only do our lips have a thinner skin, but they also have less oil. Additionally, lips don’t have any melanin, which is what our body uses to protect us from the sun. The following is a list of the most common problems our lips face, and what causes them:

  • CHAPPING. Usually caused by the weather and humidity.
  • Occurs after sleeping in dry air.
  • LIPSTICK Begins as the skin around the mouth ages and is aggravated by smoking.
  • COLD SORES. Caused by viral infections.

 

EFFECTIVE LIP CARE TECHNIQUES

Now that we know the kind of battles our lips are up against, let’s take a look at the most effective care recommendations.

 

DON’T LICK OR TOUCH YOUR LIPS: Since lips don’t have any protection of their own, you need to limit what they’re exposed to. If your lips are dry, the only cure is to put on a lip balm. When you lick your lips, the saliva dries almost instantly, leaving your lips drier than they were moments earlier.

 

FOCUS ON NUTRITION: You may have heard that a healthy diet is good for your skin, the same can be said about your lips. As it turns out Walnuts are the best food for your lips, The Omega-3 fats help regulate the turnover of your lips skin and the vitamin E moisturizes them from the inside out.

 

Foods applied topically, rather than digested can also help your lips. Almond oil has vitamins E and C in it which are great natural moisturizers. A paste made from milk and turmeric is a popular remedy for dry lips. Honey has been used for years on chapped lips because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which hydrate damaged cells. Finally, sugar is often used as a lip scrub (proceed cautiously with this one if you do have sensitive or chapped lips).

 

STAY HYDRATED: Water really is the body’s best moisturizer. When properly hydrated your lips will have a pinker tone, and even be a little plumper. Dehydration reduces the plum and natural colouring.

 

OVERNIGHT CARE: Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. Then follow up by applying petroleum jelly or a hydrating lip cream before sleep.

 

Sleeping with a humidifier may help as well, especially to prevent lips from splitting.

 

PROPER CLEANING: We mentioned lip scrubs earlier such as using sugar or honey, but these should only be on rare occasions. The lips aren’t strong enough to stand up to anything too abrasive (like sugar is for most people). Instead use warm water (hot water is too drying) and a mild soap. You can even choose to forgo soap and use a lip scrubber like this one, once in a while.

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8 Types of Self Care You Need https://thewellnessroute.ca/8-types-of-self-care-you-need/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:41:18 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1912   Self-care is pretty straight forward; it’s taking care of yourself. It’s consciously doing something for your own mental, and physical well-being. Self-care is cultivating

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Self-care is pretty straight forward; it’s taking care of yourself. It’s consciously doing something for your own mental, and physical well-being. Self-care is cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself and maintaining the best version of yourself. Most importantly, self-care is not selfish.

WHAT IS SELF-CARE?

“Self-care” is personal and different for everyone. What’s important is that the action is something good for your mind, body, or soul. This can include reading a book, taking a bubble bath, cleaning out your basement, giving yourself a facial, watching a funny video, taking a nap, etc.

WHY IS SELF-CARE IMPORTANT

The speech you hear from a flight attendant before take-off is a perfect analogy; put your own oxygen mask on before helping anyone else. When you’re focusing on your own health and happiness, you’re not just taking care of your own needs, you’re benefiting the people around you, giving them the best version of you.

We are a part of a very work-central culture. We’re expected to work long hours, with little vacation time. However, we can only function like that for so long, eventually our productivity and efficiency will decrease. Not only will we start making more mistakes, but our morale, optimism, and energy will all drain. Giving yourself time off to relax, or be active, laugh, or sleep for a week; whatever your body needs, giving yourself this type of care has been clinically proven to:

  • Minimize frustration and anger.
  • Decrease stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Improve concentration.
  • Increase energy and happiness.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an American organization; however, they have recognized that there are eight dimensions of wellness that work together to make us whole. The following are those dimensions with tips on improving each as an act of self-care.

  1. PHYSICAL WELLNESS, for example: Improving nutrition, adding physical activity, ensuring you get enough sleep.
  2. INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS, for example: Learning a new skill, exercising your brain with a crossword or sudoku puzzle, or reading.
  3. FINANCIAL WELLNESS, for example: Ensuring your savings are in line with your goals, paying off a debt, setting a budget.
  4. ENVIRONMENT WELLNESS, for example: Begin a recycling project at work, walk through the woods, clean and organize your office.
  5. SPIRITUAL WELLNESS, for example: Meditating, attending a religious service, volunteering in the community.
  6. SOCIAL WELLNESS, for example: Have lunch with a friend, find a support group, join a local service club.
  7. OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS, for example: Improve a relationship with a coworker, do something that makes you proud, or offers a sense of accomplishment.
  8. EMOTIONAL WELLNESS, for example: Speak to a therapist or counsellor, write in a journal, watch a funny movie with a friend.

DEVELOPING YOUR SELF-CARE PLAN

Self-care isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s a personal and customized act that will benefit you at that time. Not only might your self-care plan be different from someone else, but you might find your plan is different one year to the next.

When you start, you’ll assess the areas of your life that need more attention. You’ll reassess often, because as your life situation changes, your self-care need will as well.

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All About Adult Acne https://thewellnessroute.ca/all-about-adult-acne/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:36:27 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1909   “I’m a 40-year-old woman… Why am I still getting zits?” This is a question we hear frequently from clients. Waking up in the morning

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“I’m a 40-year-old woman… Why am I still getting zits?” This is a question we hear frequently from clients. Waking up in the morning and seeing a new pimple isn’t just for teenagers. Adult acne is, unfortunately, a problem for many people. There are some similarities between adult and adolescent acne, including causes and treatments. Adult acne, however, does have some unique qualities that can make it a little more frustrating. That’s why this article is all about adult acne.

WHAT CAUSES ADULT ACNE?

Sometimes referred to as “post-adolescent acne”, adult acne occurs after age 25. Generally, there are four factors that are a direct cause of acne, no matter your age:

  • Excess oil production
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation

You need to figure out two things (1) which of the above factors is leading to your acne, and then (2) why you’re experiencing it. For example: excess oil production can be caused by stress, hormones and menstrual cycles. Skin care products, makeup, even hair products can clog pores. Inflammation is often related to your diet. Some medications can also cause acne, including lithium, anabolic steroids, and corticosteroids.

IS YOUR ACNE A SIGN OF A BIGGER PROBLEM?

Many skin conditions, including acne can be a symptom of a systemic condition. For example, if these pimples are new and you’ve also gained some weight and are battling irregular menstrual cycles, then you may be experiencing polycystic ovarian syndrome. That’s why, if you’re concerned about its sudden appearance or the amount of adult acne, it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor about it.

HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING YOUR ACNE

Better known as “Maskne”, this is acne caused from wearing a mask. Unfortunately, wearing a mask is more important than preventing pimples, so we can’t eliminate them from our lives. However, there are things we can do that will help our maskne. Perioral Dermatitis is a type of acne that flares particularly around the mouth and nose. Experts believe the high rates of perioral dermatitis are caused by wearing a mask while we’re stressed out from the pandemic, which creates a moisture-rich environment for bacteria to proliferate. Experts recommend washing your mask every day to help prevent the oil and bacteria from building up.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatments for acne will vary, depending on the cause and it’s severity. Some of the most successful treatments:

  • TOPICAL TRETINOIN: works by turning over skin cells much quicker than your body is doing on it’s own. This prevents clogged pores. You’ll be happy to hear that using this topical doesn’t just get rid of acne, but it’s been proven to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
  • ISOTRETINOIN: is a pill taken by mouth. It’s used mainly for severe acne. It’s recommended that women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant soon should not take isotretinoin as it can cause substantial harm to a fetus.
  • SPIRONOLACTONE: is another medication that treats hormonally driven acne. Like birth control pills, it’s used to keep testosterone levels in check and reduce or eliminate pimples.
  • PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY: is a light-based treatment usually done in a dermatologist’s office. It can sometimes treat acne itself but is usually used to help correct post-inflammatory pigment changes.
  • SKIN CARE PRODUCTS: preferably non-irritating products that are gentle on your face. Any harsh products can make matters worse.

The Wellness Route has helped many men and women in the GTA reduce their acne and improve the appearance of their skin afterwards. The best part is, we come to you for your treatment;  many clients love being able to stay home for their facial and spa services, which is why we’re proud to offer this convenience.

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It Takes 2-7 Days But The Results Are Worth It! https://thewellnessroute.ca/it-takes-2-7-days-but-the-results-are-worth-it/ Sat, 27 Feb 2021 13:58:09 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1872 The hype is real at home wellness this hear to stay! Have you felt that your feet are looking rough these days? Have you ever

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The hype is real at home wellness this hear to stay!

Have you felt that your feet are looking rough these days?

Have you ever wondered how to do your own pedicure?

Well, its time to reveal a brand-new set a feet hiding under all that dry skin. The Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Peel is an amazing one hour at home treatment. It is all in the name “Baby Foot” is an innovative foot care product designed to make your feet feel just as smooth as the baby’s foot.

The scientifically formulated product contains 16 types of natural extracts which exfoliate hydrate and moisturize with the active ingredients in fruit acid. This process is very gentle on the skin. This effective and gentle method removes unwanted dead skin cells that have built up.

After your one-hour treatment over the next few days your exfoliating foot peel will work in silence until the day you look down and realize your feet are peeling.

You can remove this dead skin but only take off what comes easily, this step reveals your soft and healthy feet.

Before you get started with this exfoliating foot treatment here is what you need to know:

Remove all nail Polish from toenails.

Wet the feet thoroughly with water to help soften allowing maximum penetration of the gel.

Soak your feet in the gel for one hour as instructed.

After you have completed the treatment soak your feet in water daily to activate the peeling process. Because baby foot requires water to activate its formula it is essential that you follow this step-in order for your feet to peel properly.

Dead skin cells will start to peel between three to seven days after the initial application.

Remember do not forcibly remove dead skin cells when the peeling begins the amount of time it takes may vary between person to person as a result peeling can be a one to two week period.

 

 

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The latest technology in at home Self Care. https://thewellnessroute.ca/the-latest-technology-in-at-home-self-care/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:24:51 +0000 https://thewellnessroute.ca/?p=1848 VIBRATING & HEATING LED THERAPY TO ENHANCE YOUR AT HOME SKIN CARE REGIME . Photon Thermal Skin Revitalizing Device utilizes LED and thermal technology to

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VIBRATING & HEATING LED THERAPY TO ENHANCE YOUR AT HOME SKIN CARE REGIME .


Photon Thermal Skin Revitalizing Device utilizes LED and thermal technology to complement and enhance the products you currently use on your skin. The thermal care encourages the pores to open, whilst the vibration accelerates the absorption of mask/skincare ingredients.

A quick self-timed, 6-minute treatment will give a boost your skin.

This therapy is used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-ageing effects.

BOOST THE POWER OF YOUR FACE MASK IN A 6 MINUTE TREATMENT!

Choose from three different light settings to meet your a specific skin care needs.


RED – Brightening Mode: Helps stimulate collagen production and contract loose skin. Vibration and 42º heating features.

BLUE – Soothing Mode: Helps soothe and mitigate inflamed acne. Vibration feature.

YELLOW – Hydrating Mode: Helps accelerate cell growth and hydration. Vibration and 42º heating features.

WHY IS ILLŪMEN DIFFRENT THEN OTHER LED THERAPIES ?

ILLŪMEN offers A closer LED therapy to the skin, resulting in better penetration of skincare products.

The 3 different light modes are suitable for different face masks, providing vibration and 42º heating to help stimulate collagen production.

Waterproof, easy to hold, invisible charger USB port, heats within 3 seconds.

WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT LED LIGHT THEREAPY ?

This facial tool utilizes multiple technologies to meet a variety skin care needs. Light therapy helps with the efficient absorption of the skin care products you currently use.

When pairing the device with your favorite serums or face oils you can use a thin cotton pad or fine gauze over the Treatment Surface, saturated with the product of your choice.

HERE ARE THE STPES .

  1. Cleanse your face before use.
  2. Apply the sheet mask/skin care, flatten and smooth product on your face.
  3. Turn on ILLUMEN and select colour mode according to your personal needs.
  4. Slowly and gently massage upwards with the Treatment Surface, avoiding the area around the eyes. (Jaw line-Cheeks-Nose-
Forehead)
  5. After 6 minutes of continued use, ILLUMEN will shut off automatically.
  6. Rinse off mask if required and follow up with your regular skin care regimen
  7. Rinse the device with water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Cover the Treatment Surface with the protective cover provided.

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7 Ways to Relax at Work to Help Relieve Stress https://thewellnessroute.ca/7-ways-to-relax-at-work-to-help-relieve-stress/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:54:48 +0000 http://deeluxmobilespa.com/?p=1436   It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do, stress simply comes with the territory. Most of us spend the majority of our

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It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do, stress simply comes with the territory. Most of
us spend the majority of our time working, whether at the office or working from home. And in
today’s world, we’re always connected to our phones or computers, making it that much harder
to truly turn off and unwind. Making time for ourselves, to ensure we’re treating our bodies, our
minds and our souls with the tender love and care they deserve often gets overlooked or placed
very low on the priority list.

There are many ways to ease anxiety in the workplace, even if just for a few minutes each day.
Ahead are seven ways to center yourself when you’re at the office.
1. Listen to calming music.
I can’t seem to get anything done without music on in the background. And in those times when
I’m feeling overwhelmed, I put on my headphones and turn on music. Not everyday comes with
the same playlist, however. One day a 90’s hip hop playlist might be the ticket to a productive
afternoon – other days, Sam Smith or Adele can calm my nerves like nobody else. Keep the
headphones close by during the day and allow yourself to escape in your favourite melodies,
even if only for a song or two.
2. Go for a walk.
This is very beneficial if you feel like you’re on the verge of screaming (it happens!). Tell
whoever needs to know that you need to go on a 10-minute walk to clear your head. Even if you

can’t leave the building, just getting away from your desk for a quick lap around the office helps
you refocus and re-energize to the task at hand. And make a conscious effort not to think about
your impending tasks during your walk.
3. Take a YouTube break.
Social media isn’t normally a good way to ease stress, but rather than scrolling through
Facebook or Twitter to take your mind off your troubles, take a break to watch a funny YouTube
video from a favorite channel. Trust me, you’ll feel a LOT better than if you were to browse
through all your friends’ perfect vacation pictures on Instagram.
4. Visualize and breathe.
No obstacle is too big that you can’t concur it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by deadlines and
last-minute changes from your boss. By trusting yourself, and recalling memories that associate
with wellness and relaxation always works wonders on me! Try this: close your eyes for 30
seconds and pretend you’re in a calm place, your bed, the beach, Costco – or whatever that
means to you. Put yourself there for a beat. Focus on the sights and sounds of this place, and
work on slowing your breathing.
5. Drink hot tea.
No coffee or sugary drinks. Hot tea with lemon is my go-to!
6. Keep a stress ball handy.
I keep stress balls on my desk for those moments when I really need to avoid hurting someone
else, or every myself. If you don’t have a stress ball, get one! Or, you can yell into a pillow,
shadow box the air or squeeze something to get out the nervous energy before the stress
manifests itself in another way.
7. Give yourself a massage (or better yet: LET US!)
There is nothing more appreciated then some good, old fashioned pampering. Treat yourself, or
your staff to a Pamper Station on a random day, just because! Enjoy a back or shoulder
massage, a Shiatsu foot massage or a hand massage in our multi treatment stations!

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Wellness From The Inside Out https://thewellnessroute.ca/wellness-from-the-inside-out/ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:07:28 +0000 http://deeluxmobilespa.com/?p=1258 Are we really taking care of our entire body? With the New Year bringing in resolutions including losing weight, quitting smoking and eating healthy, it

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Are we really taking care of our entire body?

With the New Year bringing in resolutions including losing weight, quitting smoking and eating healthy, it seems that the focus for 2017 is overall health.

For a few years now people have begun doing their research into the effects “junk food” has on our body. This has caused people to ban fast food and other food they deem as junk. Recently there have been more discoveries of food that we thought to be good for us, now having harmful contaminants. Things like chicken have preservatives, vegetables have chemicals and the amount of sugar/sodium we consume in all of these foods in our day-to-day lives is making us unhealthy. With all of this being said, we are now more careful then ever by reading the ingredient labels, knowing our brands and ensuring we shop at stores we trust.

The question that I have to ask is, if we are so concerned about what we put in our body why aren’t we concerned with what we put on our bodies. What I mean by this is our creams, cleansers, toners, make-up removers, make-up, hair products – the list goes on and on. Why do we suddenly care about what we are putting inside our bodies and not out? One would think that in order to look healthy we not only have to eat healthy, but take care of our skin naturally as well.

In a society where our image is now the center of attention were eating healthier, working out more – we need to take care of the outside of our body (skin) to be able to see the results we want. My goal for everyone this week is to go home and look at the ingredients listed on all of the products you use on the outside of your body. How many ingredients are there? Can you pronounce these ingredients? Are these ingredients chemicals you have never heard of? How do you know what this is doing to your body?

Did you know that companies put food colouring and perfume into their products to prevent you from knowing when their products have expired? This increases the longevity and overall profit of their products. So we shouldn’t be surprised when companies put in other chemicals to help with that as well. Can we really trust these name brand companies we have used all our lives, which are mass distributors and only worry about the next big buck?
Again, I encourage you all to go home and evaluate the products you currently use through the ingredients displayed. Look up what the side effects of these ingredients are or what they’re made out of. Maybe this will push you to make the change today – take care of every piece of you from the inside out!

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