Beauty Rituals Around The World

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Women have always known that beauty begins with taking care of themselves. In our culturally diverse society, we can draw from ancient beauty traditions around the world to create beauty and harmony within ourselves. Each region of the world lends its unique ingredients to looking and feeling beautiful, taking us on an exciting journey through the world of beauty. 

 

USA

Beauty Tip:
   • Whether racing down the slopes in Colorado or lounging under a beach umbrella in           the Florida Keys, beautiful skin deserves sunscreen.

Products to try:
   • SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 45
   • Vivité Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30

 

HAWAII

Traditional healers practiced herbal medicine, massage, and spiritual healing to encourage “lokahi” (harmony).
Spa Services:
   • Hot Stone Massage incorporates basalt stones of various shapes, sizes, and weights            which are heated and used to relax the muscles and increase blood flow
Pompeii Lava Rock Pedicure incorporates hot stones and massage, creating a unique       and royal foot treatment. 

 

CARIBBEAN

 


Beauty Tip:
• Tropical sun and humidity can wreak havoc on the hair. For a deep                                        conditioning mask, blend avocado with jojoba oil and apply to you tresses. Cover with      a warm towel. 

Product to Try:
   • Pureology Nanoworks® Luxury Hair Masque

 

SOUTH AMERICA

Warm tropical breezes, azure blue ocean, and tanned, cellulite free bodies. South Americans proudly embrace their bold, skin bearing culture with beautifully tanned, hair-free bodies carefully maintained to bikini-clad perfection.
Spa Services:
   • Experience the ultimate bronze glow from head to toe with an expert airbrush                    application of Body Bronzing. Within minutes, you’ll emerge with a perfect streak-            less tan that lasts up to a week.
   • Obtain a smooth, cellulite-free body with VelaShape™ the first and only non-surgical         FDA-cleared medical solution for body reshaping circumferential reduction. 
Product to Try:
   • Phytomer Ultim Reflex Advanced Cellulite Smoothing Emulsion

 

EUROPE

Routine spa visits have become a common place to socialize as well as renew body, mind, and spirit for European men and women.
The term “spa” comes from the Latin words “espa” (fountain) and “sparsa” (to bubble up) and is also an acronym for “sanus per aquam” (healthy through water). Thalassotherapy centers are frequently found in the seaside towns of France, where seawater is believed to contain trace elements and minerals essential for healthy and well-being. Essential oils used in aromatherapy massage further benefit both body and spirit. 
Spa Services:
   • Phytomer marine body treatments and products are made with natural ingredients          from the sea. Serenity, our blissful 2 hour spa journey, combines an Ancient Oceans          soak with a gentle, aromatic Ceres Sea Scrub and a 60-minute European massage
   • Indulge your senses and brighten your skin with pure ingredients from                                Naturopathica®, our aromatherapy line. Bamboo Lemongrass Body Scrub contains        pure essential oils of lemongrass, rose geranium, jasmine, and ylang ylang, as well as        micronized walnut shells and bamboo power, for deep exfoliation and smooth                    polished skin
   • For men, a Royal King’s Bath & Massage combines hydrotherapy with a deep muscle      relaxation
Beauty Tip:
   • For a hydrating pick-me-up, fill a spray bottle with distilled water. Add a few drops of        essential oil such as rose, lavender, or chamomile. Use this to spritz your face                      throughout the day
Product to Try:
   • Naturopathica® Rose Geranium Plant Milk Mist

 

JAPAN

Since ancient times, Japanese have turned to a warm, comforting soak (“ofuro”) to relax. Immersing in hot water releases tension, soothes muscular pain, and stimulates circulation.
Spa Services:
   • Seaweed Soak activates the natural process of fat elimination, removing toxins and          impurities, and provides a sense of relaxation. 
   • Shiatsu massage facilitates energy flow and circulation, correcting imbalances while      promoting health and well-being.

 

INDIA

Beauty Tip:
   • A common Ayurvedic treatment is to massage with sesame oil before bathing. It not          only keeps the skin soft and supple, but is also said to maintain the flexibility of the            joints
   • Thick, lustrous hair is prized in India where coconut oil is warmed and massaged               into the hair and scalp 
Products to Try:
   • Naturopathica® Arnica Muscle and Joint Bath & Body Oil
   • NIOXIN Scalp Treatment™
Originally from PRO Pulse March-April 2009
   

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