MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CBD MASSAGE

Booking for a massage treatment after a long and tiring day is a great way to treat yourself, unwind, and address any physical concerns or injuries. For people looking to improve their health in even more ways, however, CBD massage can be an excellent choice that combines all the benefits of cannabidiol and massage therapy in one deeply relaxing treatment. Read on to learn more about CBD, the benefits of CBD massage, and why you should consider signing up for a treatment today.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most widely studied components of the Cannabis Sativa plant, specifically the variety known as Hemp which has been bred to reduce the amount of THC (the psycho-active ingredient that causes the “high”). It is one of over 100 Cannabinoids that are contained in the plant and is believed by many to offer many healing benefits including pain relief and an anti-inflammatory. You might find relief from chronic pain, migraines, arthritis, psoriasis, or many other inflammatory ailments.

Please Note: DESUAR Spa, or any of its representatives, are not affiliated with nor do they endorse this product. The FDA has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

CBD MASSAGE

CBD Oil can be incorporated into any massage of any length. The CBD oil can be used in targeted areas of concern for the individual client or mixed with lotion for use across the entire body. It has a huge list of wellness benefits from pain relief to reducing anxiety and stress.  Pair this with deep tissue massage techniques and you have a double-whammy of relief from muscle tension and stress. A CBD Massage is deeply relaxing, designed to melt tension away and promote a calming effect, soothing inflammation and chronic pain.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

CBD has many physical benefits you can reap by having it massaged into your skin. It helps to alleviate inflammation, reduce pain, improve blood pressure, improve the health and appearance of the skin, aid in muscle recovery, and much more. Massage therapy also offers a plethora of benefits to your physical health, including speeding up muscle recovery, reducing tension in the fascia and soft tissue, reducing pain, relieving headaches, improving digestion, and improving the overall quality of sleep.

By combining the many benefits of CBD and massage, you can help reduce unwanted symptoms like pain or inflammation while increasing overall physical health and well-being.

MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS

Both CBD and massage are individually used to alleviate stress and reduce anxiety. Both are excellent ways to naturally improve your mental health, calm your mind, and banish the stresses you’re dealing with. Combining the two increases the effectiveness of each treatment and can help you relax your mind and body beyond what you can achieve on your own. If you find yourself in need of something to help you unwind and reduce stress levels, CBD massage is a perfect choice. As either a one-time pampering treatment or a regular part of your self-care routine, CBD massage is also an excellent choice for people who suffer from sleep disorders. Practicing self-care in the form of CBD massage is a great way to invest in your overall health and happiness.

To experience the wonderful benefits of a CBD massage in Los Angeles, CA, book with DESUAR Spa today!

 

8 Skincare Myths Uncovered

Do you take a Beauty Myth as a Rule? You better think twice!

Beauty myths run rampant throughout our lives. They are often shared as facts. We hear about them on social media, from our moms, and friends, but some beauty myths are just that: Myths.
While science is helping us debunk these myths one by one, many of us are still lost when it comes to what we should believe about skincare claims and what’s purely made up.

In this blog, we’re uncovering the Truth Behind the Skincare Myths to help you make better choices for your skin!

Myth: Packaging doesn’t matter, what counts most is what’s inside.

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Fact: Packaging is a crucial component of skincare products. If the packaging exposes what’s inside to light and air, that could mean the key ingredients will lose effectiveness much sooner.

It’s best to look for skincare products with bio-active ingredients that only come packaged in containers that are airtight or keep air and fingers out as much as possible and that are opaque or have UV-coating to protect them from both light and air.  DESUAR Spa, guarantees fact-checked products for every visit!

Myth: Clean Beauty guarantees a safe and natural product.

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Fact: Good skincare is about a smart combination of ingredients that are safe and effective. The truth is far more nuanced than simply believing everything natural is good and anything chemical is bad.

Some organic and natural skincare is great, especially for those who don’t struggle with many skin concerns, but some can be irritating and clog pores. Botanicals, essential oils, and plant extracts can be irritants, so those with sensitive skin are better off selecting lab-made products formulated for sensitive skin. Some natural oils, such as grapeseed, rosehip, and marula oil, are great for treating skin concerns and can work wonders when used in tandem with chemically produced ingredients.

Myth: Skincare Products that contain sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil pose a risk to your health.

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Fact: Sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil are brilliant ingredients in the world of skincare with decades of research proving their efficacy and safety, yet they continue to be wrongly vilified and maligned. Just when we think the unfair negative hype about them had subsided, it gears up again, often adding new misleading information to the story.

Parabens are a food-grade preservative and are also found naturally in plants such as raspberry, cherry, carrot, and onions. Mineral oil is a colorless, odorless oil that’s considered completely safe and benign on the skin.

Myth: Skincare products work best at night because skin repairs itself while you sleep.

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Fact: Your skin is receptive to and benefits from a wide variety of ingredients no matter the time of day. Your skin isn’t keeping track of what time of day it is, so use products and ingredients based on what works best for your routine. Sunscreen of course is the obvious exception since it is only needed during daylight hours.

Based on the research, the optimal time for skin or the body to heal is during the day when our bodies are active and in motion. This further stimulates blood flow, oxygen, cell renewal, and other body functions which aids in the overall healing and maintenance processes.

Myth: You should choose either a BHA or AHA exfoliant and never use them together.

 

Fact: For some people, AHAs and BHAs can be used together – with either alternating use or applying at the same time – with extremely positive results.

The key reason for using an AHA and BHA exfoliant at the same time is whether your skin needs more thorough exfoliation. This might be the case for those who have advanced signs of sun damage, deep wrinkles, stubborn clogged pores, bumps, or persistent dull, flaky skin.

 

 

 

Myth: A tingling sensation when using a product guarantees its work.

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Fact: Trying higher concentrations of exfoliating ingredients would cause some people to experience a slight, short-lived tingling sensation. Sometimes, this is just the skin’s initial response to a bioactive ingredient. In the case of exfoliating acids, the benefits these provide overweigh the brief irritation.

Ideally, this sensation will subside once the skin acclimates to the exfoliating ingredient. If it does not, it would be best to stop using the product (if may be too much for your skin.)

The most common ingredients that cause a cool or tingling sensation on the skin include denatured or SD alcohol, menthol, menthyl lactate, peppermint oil, camphor, and eucalyptus. Avoid products that contain these ingredients, especially when they are among the first ingredients listed.

Myth: Niacinamide, Vitamin C or Retinol are not advisable to use altogether.

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Fact: Retinol, vitamin C, and niacinamide can be used together without concern. In fact, using all three has a synergistic impact which enhances your results.

Although all these superstar ingredients are incredibly effective on their own, research has shown that combining niacinamide with retinol can keep skin calm and enhance tolerability while retinol works its wrinkle-fighting magic. These two ingredients work in different yet complementary ways to reduce signs of aging, while also addressing other issues like enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. It’s also safe to use both niacinamide and vitamin C, either together in the same product, or combined from different products that you layer one over the other.

Whenever you’re incorporating new active ingredients or combining advanced formulas, it’s smart to introduce them into your routine gradually. As long as your skin tolerates them well, you can increase the frequency of use as desired.

Myth: Dark circles can be easily corrected if you get the right eye cream

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Fact: Getting rid of dark cycles can be very difficult but even more so if you’ve inherited the problem as a family trait. When the cause of your dark circles is inherited an eye cream won’t be of much help but lasers and certain cosmetic corrective procedures might be able to help.

Some dark circles around the eyes respond well to ingredients like niacinamide, retinol, vitamin C, and azelaic acid. Applying a leave-on alpha or beta hydroxy acid exfoliant and of course, daily application of mineral-based sunscreen can also help. But if you have a genetic/physiological propensity for dark circles, it’s going to take more than skincare to address the underlying causes.

We believe that making the best choices for your skin starts with understanding the truth about skincare. We’re here to help you stay on top of all the beauty myths – old and new – so you can feel confident about your products and skincare routine.

Don’t get lost in the myths. Start on the path to a skincare routine you love (and trust!) today. Book your beauty consultation here!

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When Labor Day comes around it signifies the end of Summer and the time to transition our closet (no more white clothes after Labor Day!) and our skincare routine for the Fall months. During the Fall, our skin gets more sensitive, dry, and reactive. Keeping your skin hydrated and plump as well as keeping your skin clear starts with the proper skincare regime and regular spa facials.

 

During these transition months into the colder winter when dehydration in the skin becomes the primary concern of our spa clients, we recommend a few of our Desuar Spa’s most popular facial treatments for extra glowy, healthy and clear skin after just one visit.

 

For those with sensitive, dry or mature skin looking for anti-aging, hydration, and brighter, more plump skin, we recommend coming to Desuar DTLA for the Hydrafacial. Hydrafacial is an expedited facial treatment that uses the latest technology to deliver various skin benefits. The treatment begins with a cleanse by one of Desuar Spa’s master estheticians and is followed by the Hydrafacial Syndeo treatment of exfoliation, and serum infusion to increase hydration and protect the skin from free radicals and sun damage. After the Hydrafacial, we provide LED Light to calm the skin from inflammation, and redness and to speed up collagen production in the face for anti-aging skincare benefits. Hydrafacial has many benefits including clearing clogged pores, refreshing the skin by adding nutrients, and even Lymphatic Drainage. You may also add on special treatments like PERK for your lips or under the eyes for a more advanced facial treatment. Get rid of your undereye bags and add extra hydration to dry lips during the cold season with Perk. For more information about the Desuar Spa Hydrafacial Syndeo, click here.

 

Clients with acne-prone skin should book a visit for PlaSon, an acne-clearing wonder machine.  PlaSon uses advanced plasma technology to treat acne by removing bacteria and aiding in transdermal absorption within the skin. And, it stimulates skin regeneration and boosts collagen for clearer, healthier, firmer skin. PlaSon will get rid of active acne, significantly reduce sebum production, and treat acne scarring and unwanted skin pigmentation. This acne-prone skin treatment is non-invasive and you will leave with immediate and glowing skin. Desuar Spa offers this amazing acne treatment, book your visit for clear skin by clicking here.

 

Another client favorite is our Desuar Spa Signature IS Clinical Fire & Ice Facial. If you want glowing, hydrated, and plump skin in just one visit, we recommend the Fire & Ice Facial. This facial uses clean, science-driven skincare by IS Clinical for an amazing, celebrity skin treatment.  Sometimes called the “Hollywood Facial”, Desuar Spa Fire & Ice Facial is a facial treatment consisting of two heated face masks. The first one aims to release and remove impurities out and resurface your skin through heat, while the other heat-infused mask is hydrating to soften the look of fine lines and relax you with self-heating mineral energy stimulating the skin’s natural processes of hydration, vasodilation, and drives the performance of skin care products.

 

With the many anti-aging benefits of regular facials, we recommend that clients book a facial monthly or at minimum, once per season to reset their skin and treat skin inflammation, reactive skin, and dimmish signs of aging. Book your appointment today by clicking here. Desuar Spa has locations in DTLA Downtown Los Angeles, Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, and Monterey California in the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa. Desuar Spa also has massages, bath soaks, LED Light Therapy, a locker room, and a sauna for clients to use.