Archive for April 1st, 2010

Take Part in the Global Spa Summit’s Industry Survey

SRI International is currently conducting a survey on behalf of the Global Spa Summit (GSS) on wellness trends throughout the spa industry, and your participation would be greatly appreciated. Simply click here to fill out the brief, confidential survey, and as a thank you for your help, you will receive an email of the results once all the data is processed that will help keep you informed about our constantly evolving industry. The survey closes April 9th, so be sure to log on before then.

Mark National Rosacea Month
with Tips For Getting the Red Out

imagesIn my younger days, I always thought of my skin as being pretty resilient. Unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed it becoming more sensitive. Of course, I may just be sensitive to the fact that countless estheticians have planted that seed in my head over the years. While I tend to turn a bit rosy after many skincare treatments, that rose-colored blush is merely a minor inconvenience when compared to what many must endure when afflicted with the chronic skin condition known as rosacea. According to The National Rosacea Society, this increasingly common disorder affects more than 14 million Americans. Causing redness and acne-resembling outbreaks, rosacea cannot be cured. Fortunately, it can be controlled. In honor of National Rosacea Month, here are some tips from dermatologist Debra Jaliman, M.D., on ways to avoid getting caught red-faced:

Take advantage of Technology
Laser skin procedures and new non-prescription products, such as PyratineXR, can help treat red and irritated skin.

Avoid Triggers
Although what may cause flare-ups in one person may differ for another, avoiding environmental factors—sun exposure, extreme temperatures, and wind—and emotional stress can prevent aggravating the skin.

Don’t Scrub While it may be tempting to buff away the offensive bumps, all this does is abrade already irritated skin and worsen the symptoms. Instead, use a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin with soft cotton discs.

Hydrate
Moisturizer helps to soothe aggravated skin and acts as a barrier protectant from impurities and irritants that exacerbate sensitive skin.

Wear Sunscreen
Sun exposure is the primary trigger for red, irritated skin. Protect skin daily with sunscreen featuring an SPF of 30 or higher that defends against UVA, UVB, and infrared rays.

Choose Wisely
Makeup can improve the look of skin instantly. Just be sure to rely on products that won’t further harm the skin. Mineral makeup is generally non-irritating. Keep it simple to avoid worsening the problem with layers of different types of makeup.

SpaRitual Launches the
What Do You Believe Video Sweepstakes

To celebrate its new Believe Collection for Spring 2010 SpaRitual is asking fans to unleash their creativity and imagination and answer the question, “What do you believe?” In the SpaRitual Believe Video Sweepstakes, contestants  can upload a video or record a video response on the SpaRitual Believe YouTube sweepstakes page expressing their take on what matters, inspires, or stirs passion. To get inspired, watch the SpaRitual Believe video.

There are many ways to win:

  • The first six people to enter the sweepstakes by uploading their video or recording their video response will each win one of the six nail lacquers in the SpaRitual Believe Spring 2010 Collection and Multi-Tasker Base & Topcoat in One.
  • A weekly winner will be selected from entries submitted from Wednesday through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PDT and will receive the SpaRitual Believe Collection and Multi-Tasker Base & Topcoat in One.
  • One final grand prize winner will be selected on April 21. The grand prize winner will receive $500 worth of SpaRitual Products including the new Believe Spring 2010 collection.

To enter, visit the SpaRitual Believe Video Sweepstakes YouTube page to upload a video or record a video response. The sweepstakes runs through April 21. Good luck!!

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