Archive for June, 2010

Summer Skin Protection

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Summer is here and that means we’re all hopefully going to be taking advantage of the summer sunshine. One thing to think about when you’re soaking in the rays is the importance of protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

Summer Skin Protection

Summer Skin Protection

Some of this potential damage includes dehydrated and saggy skin caused by a loss collagen, keratin and elasticity. You’ll want to practice preventative skin care to avoid having to undergo costly laser treatments further down the road. Consider treatments that rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, as well as exfoliating treatments which unclog the skin of sun screens.

One product to consider is Thermasol’s Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol. This therapeutic Hydrosol is made from ECOCERT certified, 100% true organic quality roses, is anti-bacterial and restores the natural PH balance of your skin.

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Thermasol Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol

Thermasol Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol

Auriga at the Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Occasionally we will be sent stories of spa experiences from our readers that are particularly memorable. We read about an experience at the Auriga spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that reached that level of relaxation and revitalization that all spas seek to achieve and thought we should share it.

By: A fellow spa goer

There are spas…and then, there are spas. And the Capella Pedregal’s Auriga Spa in Cabo San Lucas certainly falls into the latter. Promising to not only transform but to transcend the spirits, this is one destination that delivers relaxation on a whole new level.

The realization that this is an environment like no other begins when you walk through the enormous center-hinged pivoting solid wood door. Flanked by a long hallway glowing with candles in amber votives, you weave your way into warmly lit rooms, styled from both Mexican and Mid Eastern influences. Here, your comfort is their only concern. Relaxation rooms, stocked with premium teas and healthy refreshments, are designed for ultimate luxury and rest. And what’s standard fare for most spas – pool, steam and sauna rooms, cold room – is simply the beginning at Auriga, as evidenced by the stunning entrance to their saltwater pool, adorned with stepping stones gushing with running water.

But the amenities are just the beginning. The true healing starts with one of the many treatments from Auriga’s extensive menu of spa services. Designed to “restore and rejuvenate the skin while relaxing the body and mind,” my Cocoon treatment was simply a taste of heaven. The two-hour package begins with an herb-infused foot bath, followed by two types of invigorating body scrubs, a rinse-off, and finally, a warm seashell massage. At the end of this treatment, I kid you not – not only was my skin glowing but my senses were transported into a state of relaxation so rarely achieved by a spa experience. It was then, in the warm after-glow of my experience at Auriga, that I knew what a magical place this was, and how this could be one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had with a spa.

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If you’ve had a similar transcendent spa experience please tell us about it in the comments.

Auriga Spa Entrance

Auriga Spa Entrance


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