What could be cooler? A concoction of cucumber, mint, coconut oil and sugar – this month’s facial exfoliates as it brightens … and cools! And in August – we need all the cool we can get.
Did you know that the peppermint plant is a hybrid of the water mint and spearmint plants? But when it is rubbed on your skin (or swallowed) the menthol in mint activates the TRPM8 receptor … without getting us all confused, this is a protein in our molecules that transmits the sensation of cold!
So it is no wonder that peppermint also helps us stay attentive and aware.
Cucumber, a wonderful addition to any summer salad, is a natural toner and astringent for your skin. Due to the presence of manganese and potassium in cucumber, it helps firm and tighten your skin, helping reduce and reverse signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidants in silica in cucumbers help brighten and reduce inflammation in your skin … like eye puffiness.
What a sweet idea – the fine texture of sugar gently exfoliates the skin, and doesn’t leave any residue behind. Because it fully dissolves and rinses off. By clearing off the dead skin and other residue, it allow the rest of the facial ingredients to do their job.
Did you know coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties? It does. And coconut oil has an alphabet jumble of antioxidants that reduce fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, it is a natural pH moisturizer – leaving your skin soft and supple. So yea! for adding coconut to our August facial. If you’ve been hard on your skin this summer … a little too much time in the sun or the pool … your skin will drink this up.
Need a gift for your sister – who is always there when you need her? Or a friend – who just broke up with her boyfriend and could use a pick-me-up? Or your daughter who is starting a new school and needs the kind of courage looking great helps provide?
Treat them to a gift certificate for a facial from Innovative Medical Therapies! Nothing says ‘thank you’ better than a gift that refreshes, relaxes – and leaves them looking great!
We only offer our monthly facials for a limited time – once our ingredients are used up, our August facial is gone.