fall 2012 fashion trends

Autumn 2012 Fashion Trends from H&M, Michael Kors

This Autumn is BOOTS, BOOTS, BOOTS! Whether you sport ankle boots, cowboy boots, granny boots, thigh-high boots, or galoshes – remember not to neglect those poor feet! They take a beating in the cold, dry weather that Autumn brings! Come in out of the rain and fresh-fallen leaves to a warm, cozy spa with services meant to set your mind – and wallet – at ease.

Feet

Pedicures are some of the most enjoyable services available. Man or woman, your feet will benefit from the included conditioning treatments and callous removal.

  • Spa Pedicure – $23.50
  • Spa Pedicure with Therabath – $26.95

Nail art and french pedicures are fun ways to add flair. Both are available for small surcharges.

Our skin experiences quite a challenge with the changing of the seasons! Find out how keeping “dry” could be doing more than just keeping you “warm”.

Fireplaces, heaters, and hot showers – OH MY! This time of year, there is plenty of wet and cold weather to go around. Although there is plenty of moisture outside in the rain, we can lack moisture in our skin because of what happens indoors; forced heat, hot showers, fireplaces, car vents with HOT AIR pointed right at our faces.  Want to know if you are being affected by the indoor climate?

Test: Are your elbows and heels starting to feel rough?

Try our Keratolyse Facial – $46 – Brighten dull tired looking skin with our thorough yet gentle vegetal peel. An ideal treatment to improve fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate cell renewal, lessen dehydration and improve the texture of the skin. Removes dead cells without irritation facilitating the absorption of treatment products.  Also try a Spa Pedicure or a Hand Treatment.

The Windy City? This time of year, the wind starts to pick up and all of this cold brittle air can strip natural lipids away from the skin. Take extra care when outdoors. Cover up using your favorite pashmina, fuzzy hat, and be sure to apply sunscreen – even when you don’t see the sun. The elements can be harsh on skin; especially the reflections of sunlight off of snow, harsh winds, and even prolonged exposure to cold rain.

Test: Does your complexion appear dull or do you have dark circles under your eyes?

Try our Lifting  Facial – $50 – Lipids, peptides and Matrixyl moisturize, promote firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Signs of aging are reduced by encouraging the reconstruction of the connective tissue making the skin visibly smoother and firmer to the touch.

No Hot Toddys? Even warm clothing and hot drinks can dry out skin.  Opt for water instead of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages to keep the body hydrated or drink caffeine-free herbal tea. Leave the wool sweater in the closet until ski season and wear soft fabrics like silk or cotton. This prevents skin from becoming irritated.

Test: Are you stressed, itchy, and thirsty?

Try our European Spa – $35 – Includes cleansing, deep pore cleansing, massage with aromatic essential oils and a crème mask.

No matter what you wear on the outside; boots, layered florals, retro denim – be sure to take care of what is underneath. A natural beautiful glow is always in style, no matter the season.