Why Your Skin Needs Carotenoids

Carotenoids are good antioxidants for the skin and are found in a number of plants. They are  yellow, orange, or red colored, fat-soluble pigments that give color to plants including autumn leaves. There are over 700 different carotenoids identified by chemists....

Movember Foundation Fundraiser

Most of us are familiar now with the Movember Foundation that supports Prostate and Testicular Cancers. They are well known for their No Shave November where they urge men not to shave for the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues, including...

Three Herbs for Skin Care

Why do we use herbs in skin care when there are so many scientific actives to choose from? Herbs are complex chemical factories that are churning out a multitude of their own antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Many of these active compounds in herbs have not...

The Colorado Facial

We had our esthetician, Laura Lee, develop this facial using Colorado Aromatics products.  All of us here at Colorado Aromatics received the facial and thoroughly enjoyed it. What you will need:   3-4 warm, wet, washcloths Your choice of 7 Herbal Hydrosols Yarrow...

Enhancing Your Melatonin Production

Melatonin may be your tool for a better night’s rest which is important for health and beauty. Read my last blog about how lack of sleep can affect the skin. Melatonin is a hormone produced and secreted from your pineal gland located in the brain. This gland is so...

How Lack of Sleep Affects the Skin

We’ve all heard about the importance of sleep for the body. It has important physiological effects on both the brain and the body. What are the effects of sleep, or lack of sleep, specifically on skin? Several studies have found that sleep deprivation can damage the...