Joanna Vargas is recognized as a skin care guru relied upon by celebrities and news-makers for her results-oriented facials in her Midtown NYC Salon. She shares her 5 tips for Winter Skin Care, including remedies you can make at home in your kitchen. Read more about her Skin Care Spa right here on Spa Index.
October 30, 2016 | Spa Index
Everyone loves how sea salt flavors almost everything we cook, but did you know, sea salt is a beauty product you should add to your daily beauty routine? Try out these favorite recipes and let us know which are your favorites.
July 23, 2014 | Spa Index
For the benefit of our visitors who are considering a spa treatment which calls for ingredients in a mask or wrap which are unfamiliar, “read below before you go.” This Guide to Essential Oils provides some basic information, but it’s also helpful for selecting a new or different combination of oils based on a profile that piques your interest.
March 30, 2014 | Spa Index
We have someone on staff who, when he’s not busy running our spa empire, he’s an amateur meteorologist. We recently said “Good morning!” and he replied “Not for anyone East of California. Did you know 66% of the country is under snow right now? 66%!” That’s a lot of cold feet. This warming foot scrub is great for the winter, and leaves your feet feeling soft and relaxed. The sugar exfoliates, the almond oil moisturizes, and the essential oils and cayenne pepper stimulate blood flow and warm the feet.
February 7, 2014 | Spa Index
A simple remedy for treating blisters with lavender dust. Holiday Shopping is coming and Black Friday is bound to take a toll on your feet, and, you’ve got office gifts to swap with co-workers. Make this as a gift.
December 13, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The next time you decide to spend the day at the beach, take advantage of the “on location foot treatment” with Beach Sand Scrub. Brazilians, particularly, are known for scrubbing their entire bodies, particularly the feet, deep into the sand while they relax on the beach.
July 31, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Winter often means dry, cracked, chapped hands — a seasonal hazard. Our hands are first exposed to indoor dry heat and then exposed to harsh outdoor conditions. Often, your favorite or regular moisturizer seem less effective. Here are some tips to help your hands this Winter, and a recipe for a Winter Hand Therapy Mask.
January 16, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This is one our most popular spa at home recipes because it does a terrific job moisturizing and softening hands (particularly after gardening, crafting or projects rough on your hands) and feet.
December 6, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
One of our staff members said she regularly purchased a tiny container of “little round manicure soaking balls” designed to brighten her nails — was there a swap for that? We took her into our office kitchen on our Spa Saturdays and made this version for her, at a fraction of the price.
April 12, 2005 | Kitchens Spa Index
This natural treatment will revive your dry, wrinkled and rough hands, feet, elbows and knees. The avocado and egg nourish the skin with proteins and oils; the rice bran exfoliates dead skin cells; the oil of evening primrose contains precious gamma linolenic acids, essential for healthy hair, skin and nails. Consider purchasing a small jar of Oil of Evening Primrose capsules from your health food store. Open one, and voila — you have the ingredient for this and other recipes.
December 12, 2003 | Kitchens Spa Index
Use this wash to relieve red and inflamed hands and feet. So refreshing in summer when your feet are hot, and in winter, when they’ve been cooped up in boots. This is a particularly wonderful treatment to use on a bedridden loved one. Wash their feet and hands with this and they’ll feel wonderful and grateful.
February 1, 2003 | Kitchens Spa Index