Why Spring is the Time for Exfoliation

Seasons change and transitional skin care can be tricky. We’re out of the worst ravages of winter (BOISE DRYNESS!), but we haven’t yet graduated to the sunny days of summer, and despite our best efforts, our skin may be looking a little worse for the wear. But just like the weather, our complexions can go from gloomy to glowing with a little TLC and some natural skin care products and feel-good self-care services at Perpetuity Skin + Spa.

So, let’s exfoliate!

You face wears the brunt of the harsh winter weather, so exfoliating the facial skin is a must. There are two types of exfoliation agents: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical exfoliants contain small beads that use friction to physically remove dead skin cells. Think of your favorite sugar scrub and that’s your mechanical exfoliant (btw, the body scrubs by The Body Deli are DELISH!). Chemical exfoliants are naturally derived acids applied topically to remove dry, scaly skin. One popular option is alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which is often derived from fruit acids. To avoid sensitivity, start with a low concentration and be sun smart, as it may increase sensitivity to the sun. Chemical exfoliants are used in our facials here at Perpetuity Skin + Spa, helping you get that glow. One of our most popular facials is called the “Glo-Getter Facial” in fact, because of a dual exfoliation process, you do literally glow after.

Looking to target areas of exfoliating? Try your lips! Flaky, chapped lips can also be gently exfoliated. Massage some natural cane sugar, honey, and vegetable oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil) into your lips with a facecloth or your finger. Follow up with a natural lip balm. If looking for a bigger surface area, you can also use a natural body scrub. Gently massage your favorite scrub all over your skin in the shower, playing special attention to often-neglected knees, toes, and elbows. Depending how much abrasion you want, apply the scrub with a bath mitt, loofah (ours is amazing!), or facecloth.

Dry brushing is another great way to exfoliate. Make long, sweeping strokes toward the heart with a natural bristle body brush to slough away dry skin and promote healthy circulation before showering.

Of course, moisturizing should always come after exfoliation. This helps protect the skin’s barrier, locks in moisture, and keeps skin from drying out and reversing all the hard work you just did to exfoliate. Our Body Detox Wrap, Body Glow and Facial treatments here at Perpetuity Skin + Spa do all of this and more, exfoliating, moisturizing, restoring and renewing all that ails you. Book some exfoliating fun today!

Why Your Neck + Chest Should Be Part of Your Facial + Skin Care Routine

As lovely as it is to have a fantastic complexion and skin tone on your face, if your neck and chest don’t match, you’re not getting the best facial possible. Your upper chest, or decolletage, is the area that starts just below your neckline and ends around the cleavage. Many of us will make the mistake of thinking that our skincare routine stops at our chins. When in fact the areas of skin just below the chin and on the chest are just as important as your face.

WHAAA?

Your neck and decolletage are the first areas to show the signs of ageing. You can use all the skin care products in the world on your face. And they may even be giving you the exact desired effect that you wanted! But unfortunately it’s all for not if you do not look after the all-important neck and chest area. If you think about it, your chest, neck and shoulders area are the most exposed areas of the body. Especially when the sun is out. So as you would on your face, use a moisturizer with an SPF to protect this area. As we already know that sun damage can also increase the chances of getting skin cancer. And, also speeds up the ageing process. Bear in mind that a foundation with an SPF will not be enough. You need a moisturizer with an SPF or cream that is a sunscreen in itself. The talented estheticians at Perpetuity Skin + Spa will hound you about wearing your SPF!

The neck and decolletage are an area that is prone to a lot of redness due to the high levels of histamine. Any products that are fragranced and harsher for the skin will cause an automatic response in this case redness. As you get older, your skin also loses its elasticity, its tone, and its support structure. The best way to keep your neck and decolletage from doing this pre-maturely is to add it to your regular facial routine. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa we have a service specifically for this! Add this treatment on to any of your upcoming facial appointments and get your chest and neck back into camera ready.

Perpetuity Skin + Spa
2340 S. Vista Avenue in Boise
208-996-3090
www.perpetuityskin.com

Your Perpetuity Skin + Spa Experience during COVID-19

 

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and well-being of our customers and team members while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information and guided by Perpetuity’s vision to be your trusted, sustainable guide to self-care,

We will be outlining our new protocols for each client before they arrive, and our practitioners look forward to outlining each of the ways we are planning for the safety of each other while protecting the planet. Our space is new, each room has a dedicated HVAC system for air purity, and we follow the highest sanitation and cleanliness standards. That said, we appreciate your understanding that, as a customer, your Perpetuity Experience may look and feel differently than before. Our goal is to maintain our service offerings to the best of our abilities, but we are prepared to modify the operations with options that still allow us to deliver your favorite, feel good experiences.

Thank you for being a loyal client of Perpetuity Skin + Spa. It is our intent to remain transparent, providing the latest information on our efforts and services. We are privileged to serve you and this community and look forward to seeing you in the spa soon.

 

Self Care During COVID 19

Perpetuity Skin + Spa has paused its day spa operations, but our team has been in touch daily with one another (remotely, of course!) on how to continue to take the best care of ourselves during this time. Staying connected to one another helps us feel good, too, but this conversation also gets us focusing on our bodies, our minds, and our spirit during this unprecedented and stressful time. We rounded up a few of our favorite tips for managing to reduce anxiety and increase good feels, in Perpetuity (:

  1. Give Yourself a Break: baking cookies, watching a movie or just snuggling with a pet give your mind the respite it needs to manage the stress occurring around you. Allow yourself space to understand the new normal.
  2. Move It: even if you don’t feel like it, the mental benefits of physical exercise are significant. With gyms closed, there are still many apps and online venues to get inspiration for stretching techniques, strength building floor exercises or aerobic challenges like running around the block (in a safe distance!). Many of us are using our household chores to get a sweat on! And afterward, we get to bask in the glow of our freshly scrubbed floors!
  3. Disconnect: it’s important to stay informed, but the constant barrage of news can be overwhelming. Limit news and social media exposure to set windows of time (my personal goal is once in the morning and once before dinner) and turn off notifications. Whatever times you engage in allow plenty of time to disconnect before you go to sleep. Sleep is a critical ally in warding off stress related ailments.
  4. Attitude of Gratitude: take a moment to reflect on what is good. What feels good, does good, in your life, right now. These reflections bring hope, remind us what’s to look forward to.

These are uniquely challenging times, and taking care of you is vital. The team at Perpetuity Skin + Spa look forward to having you in for a feel good treatment or two (: Take good care now, more than ever.

 

Why Sunday Needs to Be a Spa Day

We’ve all seen reminders to take good care, be better at looking after ourselves, but when?

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our call to action is to reserve Sunday for you! Sunday is a perfect day to come into our self care sanctuary and take care of you. You deserve to feel good again, don’t you?
Our treatments are designed to help you into a feeling of pure rejuvenation and balance to celebrate your individualized Self-Care Sunday.

We are all aware of the fact that spa and relaxation go hand in hand. It combats stress and improves mental health. But what are the other benefits?

We all need and crave for the absolute luxury of good quality sleep. Float therapy is the best therapist for you. It can help relieve stress and ease anxiety. A combination of increased blood flow, a decrease of neuroendocrine responses, and relaxed breathing can help relieve stress and improve mental illness. You will also sleep amazingly.

Ever had an Epsom salt bath?

When you poured a 3-pound bag of salt into your tub at home and let all that magnesium soothe and relax your body and mind? Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s floatation therapy tanks contain over one thousand pounds of Epsom salt. Your body and mind will thank you for a float. Give it a try, you deserve it.

Others long for a private, soothing space in which to find some therapeutic calm amongst the roar. At Perpetuity, we’ve crafted our space around every desire. Here you are free to find your way to take time for yourself, whatever that may be.

Massages offer innumerable lymphatic benefits for those seeking the type of massage. Small circular motions during massage offer benefits to arthritic, orthopedic and various fatigue related issues. Come by and visit with a certified massage therapist at Perpetuity Skin + Spa in Boise. Our job is to make it happen, your way. Restore inner peace and harmony through the power of Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s personally tailored massage options.

Facials also offer incredible benefits, both physical and emotional. A soothing facial massage performed by one of our Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s licensed estheticians offers a calming blend of the best organic skin care products as well as a relaxing scalp, neck and shoulder massage. Suitable for irritated or inflamed, aging or acne skin, our facial treatments helps to restore the skin’s defense system while making you feel relaxed and amazing.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage or deep tissue, a calming facial or one focused on antiaging, Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s customized spa treatments will ensure your every need is met. Indulge your senses and treat yourself to a perfect day at Perpetuity Skin + Spa this Sunday, and every Sunday. Whatever you need, we will be waiting to soothe your senses and give you a much-deserved moment to yourself.

 

LET’S TALK SELF-CARE

By now, you’ve heard that self-care is more than a pamper session on a Sunday. Self-care is about taking care of yourself from the inside out, tending to your own individual needs. Despite this seemingly simple explanation, it can be really easy to complicate it. Keep it simple – looking after you better don’t have to be overwhelming, another thing on your never-ending to-do list.

Maybe you’re ready to make a self-care routine, or maybe you are ready to make a simple attempt. Perhaps you’re already pretty good at practicing self-care, and you’re ready to kick it up a notch. The team at Perpetuity Skin + Spa want to throw out a few ideas of how you can easily integrate any amount of self-care into your life. After all, the better you feel, the better you’ll do, in Perpetuity 

REFLECT ON THE BASICS

When it comes to self-care and initiating a change, start with your most basic needs, think about where you are, and build your plan from there. How are you feeling? Physically, emotionally and spiritually, these are all areas to explore. Which of these have been skipped lately? Eating whole foods, spending time alone, being social, etc.? Think about how starting small can make this a much simpler decision for you.

One self-care opportunity at Perpetuity Skin + Spa for physical and mental benefits is our saltwater floats. It’s like an Epsom salt bath on steroids. A thousand pounds of salt in the water creates buoyancy that makes you feel like your floating on air, and doesn’t that sound like a good self-care option?

RETHINK SELF-CARE

Another opportunity to help with self-care is framing it alongside wellness. Wellness is about making healthy choices that improve our physical and mental state, and at Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we believe that’s exactly what self-care helps you achieve. Self-care is about taking care of yourself and finding methods to stay balances and healthy, help you stay WELL. Your health is your wealth, as they say. Taking care of yourself from the inside out will help you focus on what you actually need.

DOCUMENT YOUR SELF-CARE

When things get rough, it’s easy to forget that self-care can truly make a difference in our daily lives. We’re going to be stressed out no matter what, right? Maybe not.
A journal is a great tool to visualize the way self-care affects you. This could be as simple as writing down the days you practice self-care vs. the times you don’t and asking yourself how you’re feeling. After doing this, you’ll begin to see that self-care really does make a positive impact on your relationships, work, and overall mood.

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we have several journals and other self-care inspiration to inspire your step in this journey.

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF

While we can enjoy hearing about another’s self-care routine, it’s too easy to fall down the rabbit hole when you’re searching for ideas instead of just practicing self-care. It’s the same as trying to beat procrastination by searching for productivity inspiration. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we believe it’s more important to take action instead of simply collecting ideas. Come by and see our self-care boutique, filled with ideas to create that momentum to do self-care for YOU, just as you like it.

COMMIT TO FEELING GOOD AGAIN

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our mission is to help the most people feel good again, so they can go out and do good. Feeling good is so underrated in terms of its power in our society, in our neighborhood, even in our family. It’s the simplest form of self-care: feeling good. All of our services at Perpetuity Skin + Spa are tailored to celebrate that good feeling, even an eyebrow wax, which may be someone’s only self-care opportunity for the week, receives a feel-good treatment in the form of a head and shoulder massage. Not sure what you’d like for a treatment? Give us a call and share what you’re looking for or read our menu options. Just come in. Get a massage, a facial, a float. Book now. We promise, you will leave our self-care sanctuary, Perpetuity Skin + Spa,feeling good again. You deserve it.