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The Therapeutic Remedies of Botox

botox injections vancouver - spa yaletownThe purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulism bacterium, commonly know as Botox, is most well known for its ability to make women (and a growing number of men look younger by temporarily paralyzing the muscles around the eyes and face. It is one of the most widely used beauty treatments and has been for nearly 30 years because of its quick results (1-2 weeks) and virtually no downtime. But few people realize that it was first used in 1968 for therapeutic treatments. It was originally used to cure those with cross eyes. Today, people are drawing on its original healing qualities and using Botox to cure their conditions. From migraines to sweating, there are numerous ways to use Botox beyond making us look younger.

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Valentine’s Day at the Spa

st valentines day - spas in vancouverSaint Valentine’s Day. A day for lovers and a day to honour the patron saint of beekeeping. For many of us, Valentine’s day is a stressful day as we eagerly try to impress our lover. There are some among us, however, who rise to the challenge of the perfect Valentine’s gift, others (me) run to the drug store to buy chocolates and a card while their Valentine is still in bed…



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4 Resolutions You Can Keep

A new year is upon us and that can only mean one thing: the season of resolutions has arrived. We all make them. How can we not? All that “start fresh” stuff is inspiring and the potential of a new year is motivating. But let’s be realistic, come February 1st we are back to eating cereal for dinner.

There is, however, something to be said about continually striving for self-improvement. So this year (2015 in case you’d forgotten), we are aiming for the small resolutions. The low-hanging fruit of the resolution tree. Little things in our daily lives that, when done over an extended period of time, can have tremendous benefits.

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Bring Back Healthy Skin: Repairing Sun Damage

sunburn skin care - spa vancouverIt’s been another memorable summer here in Vancouver, where barbecues, patio drinks, and lots of time at the beach filled the sunny days. With all that time spent outdoors, my skin got a little more attention from the sun than it should have. If you’re like me, you probably overindulged on some vitamin D too. Now that the days are getting shorter and the winter clouds have returned, it’s time to get back into your regular skin care routine.

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The Beauty of Sun Protection

Vancouver Sunset - Summer skin careAs the days get longer and hotter, and we start spending more of our days outside, updating our SPF usage is paramount. This post is not about preaching to you about wearing sunscreen and long sleeves, I’m sure you are already very aware of that. But there are quite a few ways you can keep looking beautiful without ignoring the SPF.

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