The Health Benefits of a Spa Day
A spa day with Carisma Spa & Wellness isn’t simply a normal visit to the spa. Spa days include both treatments and access to many different facilities, each providing you with a boost to your physical and mental wellness in their own different way. This blog will break down each of the health benefits of a spa day that you can experience when you visit.
Relaxing in a Pool
Enjoying a relaxation session in an indoor or outdoor pool can have a surprising effect on your health. Swimming is a great way to exercise for people of all ages, especially since it places much less strain on your body (especially your joints) than other methods of exercise. It benefits your heart health and keeps your heart rate up while building muscle strength in a gentler way than lifting weights. Speaking of muscles, swimming is one of the few exercises that works out almost all the muscles in your body!
Don’t worry, even if you prefer simply relaxing in the pool during your healthy spa day you can still enjoy wellness benefits like reduced stress and a peaceful break from the world.
Enjoying a Sauna
Saunas are another facility that can be enjoyed during your healthy spa day experience. The heat can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health, leaving you feeling invigorated and relaxed. The dry heat of a sauna will boost both your blood circulation and your nervous system, which is why sauna sessions feel so relaxing. In addition, saunas are great for pain relief and joint tension, making them a great relief for chronic or joint pain.
Experiencing the Perfect Spa Treatment
Given the wide variety of available spa treatments, it isn’t a surprise that you can find a treatment that suits your health goals perfectly. When it comes to selecting a treatment to enjoy on your healthy spa experience, knowledgeable therapists can help you choose a treatment according to specific health needs, problems, or skin concerns. Treatments like massages and facials can be amazing antistress treatments that improve your circulation and release muscle tightness. You will leave the spa feeling refreshed and relieved, and you’ll even enjoy better sleep afterwards!
A Bonding Experience
A wellness spa day can be a unique experience of wellness that you can share with loved ones. Whether you wish to enjoy your group spa day with friends, family or a romantic partner, you can enjoy a shared healthy experience that also improves your mental wellness. Such shared experiences have been proven to increase feelings of self-esteem, and reduce feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.
Relax In a Jacuzzi
Jacuzzis are associated with luxurious relaxation, but they can even contribute positively to your health. Using a hot tub is understandable great for stress relief by easing your tension with massaging jets and hot water. These jets also help relax muscle tension and ease your aches and pains. Soaking in the hot tub before exercise can also reduce your risk of sustaining injuries. Unsurprisingly, this also means that jacuzzis can provide relief from pain.
You may even find that a hot tub session helps you sleep better, since heat can improve the depth and quality of your sleep. This can be a useful solution to try if you are suffering from insomnia. As a bonus, the heat of a jacuzzi can be a good way to lose calories.
As you now know, the health benefits of a spa day extend far from amazing spa therapy experiences, and you can benefit from many free facilities that also boost your physical and mental wellness.
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When it comes to getting a professional waxing treatment in Malta, you might be wondering how such a session differs to at-home hair removal methods. Certainly, professional waxing treatments are easier and quicker but there are various other benefits that may surprise you, so keep reading!
What To Expect from a Professional Waxing Experience
You may be unsure of what to expect from a professional waxing session, or even self-conscious about your body, so it’s important to know what will happen and put your mind at ease. The waxing treatment will usually take place on a comfortable salon bed or chair. The professional esthetician will then prepare your skin, which is important to ensure the hair will be removed painlessly and efficiently, with no damage to your skin.
The esthetician will then apply high quality warm wax to a small area, onto which a strip of cloth will be applied. The strip will be removed quickly while the professional holds your skin to reduce pain and ensure hair is removed completely. The esthetician will work in small sections, depending on the area you want hair removed from. In the case of eyebrow waxing or facial hair removal, they may use tweezers or threading to ensure the final appearance meets your preferences.
Soothing products will then be applied to your skin to help it recover from the waxing process, and leave you with more nourished skin than you had when you walked into the spa!
1. Professional Knowledge
The professional who will perform your treatment during a waxing spa session will be an esthetician who is an expert in skin care. They will know exactly how to take care of your skin to ensure the session will leave you with healthier skin than you had before. They have the expertise to know how to remove your hair in a way that is gentle and will have long-lasting results.
An esthetician also has knowledge of various skin types and needs, so they will be familiar with how to vary their treatment according to your unique requirements. This is especially important for waxing sensitive areas or men’s waxing, since a professional will know how to reduce pain. After all, you wouldn’t want to go through such a session and find that you didn’t remove the hair properly!
Professional waxing is surprisingly fast and comfortable. A professional will efficiently remove hair as painlessly as possible, saving you time and discomfort. A professional can even reach areas that would be uncomfortable or difficult for you to reach, meaning less stray hair left behind or ingrown hairs.
Waxing can be painful and cause damage if done improperly. This is why a professional will hold your skin to ensure you do not get any bruises and that no hair is missed. This will also involve professional wax that is safe for your skin, and you won’t have to worry about accidental burns. Professional waxing treatments involve unique wax that is high quality and nourishes your skin at the same time.
The esthetician will also wear gloves and use sanitised materials, which is a step that is often forgotten at home. These precautions will ensure that no bacteria is transferred to your skin, which will be sensitive and delicate after waxing.
Your unique skin needs will also be taken into consideration, to avoid causing any skin problems. No more uncomfortable rashes and cuts! After all, a professional knows that skin must be properly prepared before waxing, and cared for afterwards, which is often forgotten during DIY home hair removal sessions.
4. Your Skin Will Thank You
Everyone’s body features and hair growth are unique, and a professional will know how to adapt to you to reduce pain and ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are common when removing hair at home, since you may accidentally wax hair in the wrong direction, or use hair removal methods that are prone to giving you ingrown hair. Sensitive skin will also suffer during DIY hair removal, since home waxing kits and creams are harsher and lower quality than professional wax.
In addition to all of these benefits, professional waxing is also more effective in slowing and preventing hair regrowth. A professional will not miss stray hairs, will reach every spot and will not accidentally break hair off, so you can be sure that hair will take the longest possible time to regrow. When your hair grows back after multiple professional treatments, you will even notice that it is becoming lighter, softer and sparser!
To wrap up, professional waxing treatments make a process that is painful and uncomfortable at home into a safe, comfortable experience that will reduce hair growth and benefit you well into the future!
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Tackling Acne & Problematic Skin
Acne and problematic skin can have an impact on your self-confidence and image, so it’s important for us at Carisma to help you tackle these problems so you can move forward on your journey to physical and mental wellness. From trying one of our facials in Malta to simple changes in lifestyle, one or more of these tips may be perfect for your needs.
Solving problematic skin begins with some simple lifestyle changes you can try. For instance, always keep your hair pulled away from your skin and make sure any hair products you use don’t get onto your face. Secondly, it’s very important to get a healthy amount of restful sleep. If you struggle with getting to bed, we recommend taking a look at our guide here.
There are some causes, especially hormonal changes in women, that can’t be prevented since they are a normal part of our body’s functioning. Still, you should be careful of creating sudden hormone changes like forgetting to take birth control pills as prescribed. Even starting or stopping a type of birth control can cause unexpected skin changes, but they may also be a solution to acne.
Stress can also be a part of your life you cannot avoid, but for the sake of your skin and your mental wellness, it’s worth trying to reduce the stress in your life since it can make your acne worse. For a full guide on reducing stress in your life, you can read our article about it here.
Finally, while washing your face is a basic and often-cited way to tackle skin impurities and acne, washing your face too often can actually have the opposite effect since it irritates and strips your skin of important oils. Cleansing your face twice a day is usually the recommended amount, but if you’re very concerned with thorough cleansing you may consider trying a facial in Malta with us.
Carisma’s facial treatments in Malta all offer a deep cleansing experience, but some facials are specifically designed to target problem skin. You can try facials that reduce acne scarring, if that is your current concern, or if you prefer you can go to the source of the problem and try an acnipur facial to target every aspect of acne problems, including sebum production and clogged pores.
Since pollution often contributes to problematic skin, you may wish to try a city life facial that addresses pollution exposure, especially if you live or work near busy urban areas.
Changing your diet is another often-quoted remedy for acne, but everyone’s skin is different so don’t necessarily cut out every food that is listed on acne guides. Instead, get to know your skin better by seeing how it reacts when you eat more or less of a particular food. You will slowly realize your unique skin needs and be able to adapt your diet in an effective way. This may not be a quick fix, but it will be important knowledge that will be useful throughout your life.
While many products are available on the market to treat acne, not all will necessarily be right for you. There are some general guidelines you can follow to make sure your skincare product isn’t making your skin problems worse. Firstly, lighter cream or ‘gel’ products are less likely to clog pores and cause blemishes than heavy, thick creams. If you do frequently have clogged pores, remember to exfoliate your skin on a weekly basis, but make sure you use gentle products as recommended on the instructions, so that you don’t exfoliate too often and cause irritation. Face masks for acne are also your friends since they cleanse existing clogged pores and reduce sebum production to reduce future blockages.
While natural ingredients in products are often preferable, be careful of ‘home remedy’ skincare recipes that recommend using raw, undiluted ingredients like essential oils or food items, as these can actually make skin problems much worse or have unintended side effects.
In conclusion, your greatest tool against acne is knowing your skin better and reacting to what causes it problems. This may take some time, but once you understand your skin you can improve its appearance and feel much better, both inside and out. We hope this knowledge is helpful, and provides a boost to your wellness journey and your confidence.
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Many people seem to think that getting a facial is a treat for high-class women who want to pamper themselves or think that getting a facial is a luxury experience done only when on a weekend break or a holiday. In actuality, facials can be very beneficial as part of your regular skincare routine.
In addition, getting a facial for men considers the unique skin needs that men have when performed by a professional. Facial treatments for men can address any number of health needs and skin problems, so you are sure to find one that’s right for you. But first, we at Carisma would like to share some useful information on why one of these facials can change your health and lifestyle for the better.
Relief from Skin Problems
Facial treatments are packed with products and massage movements that address a wide variety of skin problems. If you frequently struggle with clogged pores or acne, for instance, an acne facial treatment for men will address your unique needs. Pores are unclogged and excess sebum is regulated, which means that your skin will not only look cleansed and bright right away, but will be less prone to clogging all over again.
Brighten Up Dull Skin
Skin can start to look dull for many reasons; whether it’s extreme weather or naturally dry skin, having skin that looks and feels dull can be frustrating to deal with. A professional spa therapist can recommend a variety of facials to you if you feel that your skin is looking less than radiant, from hydrating facials for men to a treatment for men with dull or pigmented skin.
Understand your skin better
You may find that many of your skin problems come from not being aware of your skin’s unique needs. Even worse, you may be using the wrong products or have a skincare routine that makes these problems worse. From helping you get to know your skin type, to recommending what men’s facial products you should be using, a spa therapist can help you elevate your daily routine with their expertise. While the facial may help your skin on a short term basis, these tips can help you forever.
Reduce Excess Sweating
If you’re constantly annoyed by excess sweating, a facial treatment can be a great help. Facial massages for men can reduce excess moisture and tighten pores to reduce sweating, as well as cleanse your skin of bacteria. Facials also contribute to improved circulation, which helps reduce high temperatures and reduces your skin’s cooling sweating response.
Soothe Your Tension
Facials are great at relaxing you and releasing your tension. Any luxury facial for men can relax tight muscles and release your stress. Spa treatments are an excellent way to switch off for a while and forget the outside world, and can be valuable breaks from constantly checking screens.
Relieve Razor Burn
Facials for male skin are soothing experiences, calming any irritation that builds up from regular shaving. They can also address ingrown hairs that arise from improper shaving methods, and the therapist can advise you on how to avoid them in the future. The professional spa therapist can even recommend an exfoliator for men that will reduce the likelihood of bumps, beard acne, and ingrown hair.
In conclusion, facials can have a surprising amount of health benefits for men’s skin, whether you try them as a one-off experience or enjoy them so much you include them into your routine. They can be an easy way to include an hour of stress relief on a regular basis, and keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and comfortable.
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slowing & repairing skin aging
It’s never too early to start nourishing your skin to slow down the aging process. But no matter at what stage of your life you begin seeking anti aging remedies, there are various approaches to take. Whether you prefer more natural lifestyle and diet changes, facial treatments and anti aging products, or a combination of everything available to you, you are sure to find useful information in this article.
There are a few lifestyle choices that can actually slow down skin ageing. Avoiding hot sunny days is key, as hot weather increases the production of sebum which clogs your skin. Wearing protective clothing and sunscreen is also essential.
Meanwhile being out in cooler weather promotes better circulation. Winter weather even helps you sleep better, reducing the appearance of dark circles, since it simulates the natural drop in temperature that happens when we fall into a deep sleep.
In a similar vein, washing your face with cold water has many benefits. It reduces stress, inflammation and tiredness, leaving you with tightened skin and pores, without stripping away too many of your skin’s natural oils like hot water does.
In fact, tiredness in general is something to avoid. Staying up late and having an inconsistent sleep cycle means less time for your body to recover and repair. Good rest will improve your circulation, rescue puffiness around your eyes and face, and decrease dryness.
Quitting smoking is also an often-recommended tip to keep your skin youthful. The smoke and nicotine deprive your skin cells of oxygen and nutrition which prematurely ages your appearance.
Exercise and taking time out of the day to de-stress is also incredibly important. Remember to shower right after to help your body recover its energy and wash away skin cells and bacteria.
Food & diet changes
There are some foods that are particularly useful at slowing skin ageing and improving its appearance. Vitamin C is a great place to start. Vitamin C from oranges and lemons will help your skin’s elasticity and collagen production.
Eating foods rich in antioxidants is also helpful to protect your skin from damage. Bell peppers are a good start, as they also help reduce eye wrinkles, but many fresh fruits and vegetables will do.
Omega 3 from fatty fish and fish oil helps your cells renew themselves, avoiding inflamed flaky skin. Surprisingly, avoiding fats isn’t a necessary part of improving your diet to appear younger. On the contrary, fats can help your skin look radiant and bright.
You may also want to consume more foods that contain soy, like tofu or edamame beans, as they help preserve collagen.
Finally, a very popular recommendation is always drinking more water. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated both from the inside (by drinking water) and from the outside by preserving or replenishing your skin’s hydration.
Another way to help your skin stay youthful is having youth boosting facials or treatments that address your skin concerns. For example, a Freshup facial helps firms skin and freshens up skin that appears dull. A Hydra Blue facial rejuvenates dry skin and restores hydration that may be lacking in aging skin.
White lumination facials brighten skin and reduce the appearance of age spots and pigmentation, while Extended youth facials fill in wrinkles and boost collagen production. Even facials that do not necessarily target aging skin stimulate circulation and collagen production through the movements of the therapist’s hands, so a facial treatment may be a great way to treat yourself.
Products can be an important part of your skincare routine. It’s usually recommended to use products like moisturisers both in the morning and before bed, and it’s best to use them right after you’ve washed your skin so that they lock in moisture and are more effective.
Anti Aging moisturisers are specifically formulated to fill in wrinkles, firm and lift the skin, protect you from sun damage, or reduce skin texture problems.
Exfoliation is also very important. As you age your skin replenishes itself more slowly, leading to a build up of dead skin cells which makes skin look dull and dry. An exfoliator helps clear all the skin cells away, revealing the more youthful skin beneath. Make sure to only use gentle exfoliators though, as more intense or harsh exfoliators can make your skin sag.
Gentle, natural exfoliators can have immediate results, improving the appearance and texture of your skin.
It’s never too early or too late to give your skin some love and attention. Whether you decide to simply change up your skincare routine, try a new moisturiser or completely change up your diet, I hope this blog gave you some useful tips that change your life for the better.
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