Tips

Here are some skin care recipes that you can drink,
or soak in!
 
Sun Punch
 
Recent research shows that both green tea and pomegranate juice help protect you from the damaging effects of sun exposure. Together they’re a tasty punch that everyone will enjoy all summer long.
 
3 cups boiling water
6 green tea bags
Sweetener, your choice to taste
1 cup pomegranate juice
Directions: In a teapot, pour boiling water over tea bags and steep for 1-1/2 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sweetener and cool. In a large pitcher, combine tea with pomegranate juice. Chill and serve over ice.
 
 
Soothing After Sun Bath
 
Here is a home-brewed soother for sunburn or heat rash. This bath is made using tepid, not hot, water.  Stock up on these ingredients now and keep them on hand at home or pack them when you head out for a beach vacation. Great for both kids and adults!
 
To make the bath, brew the herbal tea and cool before running a bath. Bring a quart of water to a boil, remove from the stove and add dried herbs. You may use only one of the herbs on this list, or combine them in any way you like. Add ½ cup of dried herbs. Cover and steep at least 30 minutes.
 
Herbs: Use one or any combination of Calendula flowers, Plantain leaves, Oat straw or whole rolled oats, Peppermint or Green tea (loose or in bags, 1 teabag is about 1 teaspoon of herb)
 
After you’ve steeped the tea, strain out the herbs and discard. Now run a bath using tepid (not hot or cold) water, and add the strained herbal tea along with:
 
½ cup baking soda
½ cup aloe gel or juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil diluted into a small amount of whole milk or cream
 
Swirl ingredients around to mix them with the bath water.
 
Soak for at least 30 minutes. Pour bath water over your shoulders and face (eyes closed!) or any place that is burned or inflamed. Ahhhhhh! Instant relief!
 
If you find you only have some of the above ingredients, go ahead and make the bath using whatever you have on hand, it will still be very soothing to the skin. Or contact Take Care for help finding them!

  

Eva's Skin Care Tips: Back Facials

It is always surprising and delightful when the first signs of spring appear in Atlanta! 

And though it will be awhile before we round the corner into full blown spring and then summer, we are already getting requests for Back Facials.

Spring dresses, shopping for swimsuits, and warm sunny days tempt people of both genders to bare their backs for the first time in many months. Now is the time to get ready by letting us treat this hard to reach, and hard to see, area.

 

A Back Facial is exactly what it sounds like. The treatment includes a deep cleaning with exfoliation and a mask to improve the texture of your skin, extractions to remove any clogged pores and the relaxing warmth of hot towels.

 

While you are on the table for your Back Facial, we finish up your treatment with a deeply soothing 30 minute massage. By stimulating blood flow, sloughing off the rough surface layer of skin, and releasing the tension in your  back muscles you’ll have a healthier looking skin tone in addition to a wonderful sense of relaxation and a happier you!

Can’t you just feel it? No wonder so many of our clients return for Back Facials on a regular basis.