Friday, 10 August 2012

Skinsational: What We Are All About

Skinsational Day Spa offers a unique, relaxing environment in which to escape from life's daily stresses and demands.Established in 1988, Skinsational Day Spa has distinguished itself as one of Barrie's premier day spas offering the finest in traditional and contemporary spa treatments and products. Skinsational is proud to have been voted the "Best Day Spa in Barrie".Owned and operated by Darlene Price, Skinsational's reputation has been established by her philosophy of bringing her clients the highest quality services offered in a restorative setting. Darlene's team of highly trained professional estheticians, massage therapists, skin specialists, and nail technicians strive to provide a friendly, stress free atmosphere so you feel relaxed, refreshed, and very, very special.

Watch our video or visit our website to learn more and stop in and see us at Skinsational Day Spa!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

3 Tips for Natural Skin Care

3 Tips for Natural Skin Care This Summer...

Tip 1: Give Yourself a Dry Brush Exfoliation

A dry brush exfoliation can be done in the morning before you shower. It eliminates dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox (skin is the largest organ of elimination). Dry brush exfoliation also improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An added benefit is that the gentle pressure is calming to the nervous system. To give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, you'll need a soft, natural bristle brush.

Tip 2 : Avoid Excess Sugar

Most people do not realize this but excess sugar is considered one of the main causes of premature aging. The more sugar we eat, the more sugar we have entering our bloodstream. Over time, this can result in a process known as glycation, which is when a glucose (sugar) molecule damages a protein molecule by sticking to it. The new molecules formed are called advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs. AGEs damage collagen in skin, cartilage, and ligaments and promote a loss of elasticity. Wrinkles form and skin begins to sag.
  • Try This - It may seem impossible to reduce your sugar intake, but it can be done! A gradual approach works best. In the next week, choose one thing you're going to do to decrease the amount of sugar you consume. For example, start by cutting the amount of sugar in your daily coffee or tea by half. Every week, find another way you can decrease your sugar intake. Pretty soon, you'll be surprised at how far you've come!

Tip 3: Eat Some Good Fats

Essential fatty acids are simply fats your body cannot live without. They are needed to make cell membranes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Essential fats are thought to keep your heart healthy, fight inflammation, and possibly prevent cancer. They are also particularly important to people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and acne, and also for people with dry skin. People with essential fat deficiency sometimes notice bumps on the backs of their arms. Here are my suggestions on getting more essential fats:
  • Flax-seed and walnut oil - Use flax-seed oil or walnut oil with balsamic vinegar as a salad dressing. Be sure to keep these oils refrigerated. They should not be heated or used for cooking.
  • Cold water fish - Sardines are a good source of essential fats. Salmon is another good source, however these salmon accumulate toxic poly-chlorinated biphenyls (otherwise known as PCBs) in their body fat during the 95 percent of their lives they spend at sea.
  • Supplements - Consider fish oil supplements. 
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Friday, 15 June 2012

It's All About What You Eat

Discover how some of the yummiest foods can help enhance your complexion. We at Skinsational did a little research and this is what we've found...


Avocados are a source of biotin, they help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails.

Beta-carotene - found in carrots is a powerful antioxidant that will help keep your skin bright and vibrant while also reducing and repairing sun damage.

Grapefruit is rich  in Vitamin C which delays or reduces the process of wrinkles.

Rich in -3 fatty acids, Salmon is a skin regenerated. They help maintain cell membranes keeping it hydrated and plump.

Broccoli contains Vitamin A, a vitamin that improves the turnover of cells in the skin meaning it is renewed faster.

Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C and lycopene. Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and Lycopeneis an effective antioxidant both which fight against free radicals that damage skin cells.

Spinach contains luitein, which increases skin hydration, elasticity and skin lipid count.

Sweet Potatoes a vegetable helps free radicals flow, fighting off skin problems.

Being 97% water, Watermelon is a skin hydrator. Eating watermelon is said to be more effective than drinking water because the fluid goes directly into the cells 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Moor Mud Magic!

The pig is on to something
Skinsational’s team of experienced Registered Massage Therapists perform a wide variety of body treatments with amazing benefits for our clients. Many of these our specialized massages include an application of Moor Mud – a mixture that many people are unfamiliar with.

Moor Mud is a popular natural skin care product, made up of decomposed organic materials and that nourishes your skin. Many people assume the mixture is clay-based, when in fact it is derived from the decay of numerous plants and yields fantastic cleansing properties.

Amongst its many beneficial aspects, Moor Mud encourages the absorption of minerals and vitamins into the skin. It also pumps up the immune system while promoting muscle relaxation and increased circulation. While Moor Mud helps to detoxify you skin, it is also highly soluble and easy to wash off.

Traditional treatments include full hydrotherapy – whereby the individual is fully bathed in the mud – as well as body wraps, which focus on certain areas of the body. Feedback is always very positive upon completion of a Moor Mud application. The organic treatment leaves your skin feeling smooth and luxurious. Contact Skinsational Day Spa today to learn more about the Mud, and which body treatment is best-suited for you!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Green Peel, The Herbal Alternative to Chemical Peels

Think that a dramatic skin transformation can’t happen for you? Do you have problems with acne scarring, hyper pigmentation or fine lines? The Green Peel facial is for you. As you know, facial peels are all about resurfacing the skin and exposing the new, younger looking skin beneath.

What makes the Green Peel facial different? The Green Peel is a natural herbal peel, and unlike many chemical peels, there are no synthetic acids. It contains only natural ingredients derived from plants and offers a great alternative to the harsh chemical peel.

How the Green Peel works:
A mask of the Green Peel is applied to the face where it begins to increase the blood flow to the skin and exfoliate the skin. The active herbal ingredients begin to penetrate the skin and begin to peel off the outer layer of the epidermis. After the treatment you will feel like you have had a mild sunburn, and your face will be reddish.

Now you need to wait 4 days for the outer skin layer to completely fall off and have the new young skin exposed. So be sure to stay completely out of the sun!! Your skin is very exposed during these 4 days.

On the 5th day, you come back into the spa for a follow-up treatment and cleansing & nourishing facial. And guess what? You have a whole new bright healthy looking face.

Just 5 days for a non-chemical, herbal peel transformation. Just 5 days for a whole new you!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Special Meetings, Honored Greetings.

Darlene Price owner of Skinsational got the chance to meet Arlene Dickenson today at Georgian College. Arlene is the CEO and owner of Venture Communications, one of Canada’s top independent marketing communications firms. She became one of the “Dragons” on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den. Arlene was added to Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame and PROFIT and Chatelaine Magazine’s TOP 100 Business Owners. She was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Ad Rodeo’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and McGill University’s Management Achievement Award. And she was even recognized as Global Television’s Woman of Vision.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

What you may not have known about our products!

At Skinsational we believe in the highest quality products and services. Therefore we have chosen Guinot and Dr. Baumann as our premium lines of skincare and body treatment products.

With 40 years of experience and its expertise in skincare and beauty, Guinot puts at your disposal cosmetic treatment excellence. To obtain exceptional results Guinot researchers use rare, precious and superior active ingredients in the highest concentration, focusing on efficacy and tolerance.

You can further enhance the benefits of your spa treatments by using Guinot products at home. Come in and enjoy a full selection of this superior skincare line.

Always looking for the best choices in skincare for our clientele, Skinsational is pleased to offer Dr. Baumann products in our spa. Dr. Baumann achieves the bionome quality criteria for skin-friendly, animal-friendly and environmentally friendly products.

  • Free from preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils
  • Free from animal substances
  • Free from perfume, except for special products containing essential oils
Live a better and healthier life by giving your skin the best care possible while protecting the environment and animal welfare.