Skin Care

Sunscreen is Important for your Skin

Studies are conducted every day and each one comes to the same conclusion: benefits of daily sunscreen use are real and measurable.  Results from these studies also emphasize that daily sunscreen use can prevent aging and even incidental everyday sun exposure can significantly age your skin in less than five years.

Here’s how to get the most out of your sunscreen, you skin will thank you…

  • Apply a penny-sized amount of sunscreen to your face.
  • Make sure to apply your sunscreen liberally.  We tend to not apply enough sunscreen, and often only receive half the SPF we need because we don’t use enough.
  • Don’t forget your neck and hands.
  • Be sure to remember to apply sunscreen to your neck and hands.  In less than five years, hands can age by 20% if you are not applying daily sunscreen.
  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
  • UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin cancer.  Applying a sunscreen that contains both UVA and UVB protection may save your skin.
  • Sunscreens with antioxidants.

Sunscreens that contain antioxidants work best to prevent free radical damage to your skin.  Green tea and emblica are antioxidants that can help with pigmentation in your skin.

Contact our Palm Springs spa to schedule an appointment today.

Healthy Eating Tips To Ward Off Acne

Help for AcneAcne affects many people, even into adulthood. Clinical acne affects 45% women ages 21 to 30, 26% of women ages 31 to 40 and 12% of women ages 41 to 50. Stress, hormones, cosmetics and diet can all contribute to the causes of acne. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables and cutting back dairy, sugar and wheat can help improve acne.
If you’re experiencing acne well past your teenage years, try these diet tips to help you complexion.

• Avocados
Avocados are rich in healthy fats, like omega-3, which help reduce acne lesions, as well as improve metal outlook. Other healthy fats to munch on include: raw nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil and fish.

• Limit Dairy
For those who have a tendency to get acne, limiting dairy can help improve acne. Studies have shown after just two weeks of limiting dairy, those with acne saw fewer blemishes in their skin than those who did not limit dairy.

• Amp up on Zinc
Zinc is a vital part of sustaining the structure and function of cell membranes. Studies have shown that participants that had acne were more likely to be zinc-deficient than those without acne. Good sources of zinc include: meat, eggs, mushrooms, whole grain products and oysters.

How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Hairs

The most common is an accumulation of dead skin cells blocking the mouth of the follicle preventing the hair to surface properly. That, coupled with the fact that most people tend to be a bit dehydrated and have very dry surface skin. That surface layer of skin can get very brittle and tight making it very hard for hairs to break through that barrier.

The way to treat this condition is with good daily exfoliation and hydration. I use exfoliating gloves to scrub my body every day in the shower. Once or twice a week (depending on how dry my skin is) I treat myself to a thorough body scrubbing with an herbal body scrub. After every shower I slather my skin with a lavender body lotion to keep that surface skin hydrated, healthy, and keep those ingrown hairs at bay.

Another thing can cause ingrown hairs is (I hate to say it) curly hair. Yes, it is true… curly hair tends to “curl” it’s way back into the layers of skin. I know you can’t really do anything about the texture of your hair but regular (daily) exfoliation will help keep those curls above the surface of your skin instead of snaking through the layers of your epidermis. Also, using a salicylic acid product such as Tend Skin will help keep the follicles clear so the curl won’t hit any road blocks and decide to take a detour.

Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

Let’s not forget about the elephant in the room; ingrown hairs caused by shaving.  I don’t think I need to tell you about the havoc that is wreaked on your skin from shaving.  If hair reduction and removal is your goal, this is the worst of all possible solutions.  All that shaving does is cut the hair follicle, strengthening it and making it more coarse.  It also opens your skin to be more prone to an infection since it violently peels off layers of your skin rather than exfoliating making it easier for your hair to return into itself.

How to keep from getting razor bumps and ingrown hairs from shaving?  Wax!



Can Scent Change Your Emotions?

Doesn’t it feel great to slide into a hot bath at the end of a stressful day at work? Sure, the warm water can help ease your tense muscle, but there’s something else that’s helping to unknot your stress. The smell of the bubble bath or bath oil you use can also help change your emotional state. It’s all because of the limbic system.

The limbic system is an area of your brain where your emotions live. It also stores your long-term memories and houses your olfactory bulbs. Have you ever wondered why certain smells can connect you so strongly to past memories? It’s your limbic system.

The fact that your emotional center and olfactory bulbs are practically neighbors also means that scent can affect your emotional well-being. If you want to let go of bad memories, then try lighting a candle or dabbing your wrist with an essential oil.

One of our favorite relaxing scents is lavender, which is why we’ve created our Lavender Body Exfoliation & Massage service. The crushed lavender body scrub we use is an important part of the relaxation process, helping your mind to let go of stresses and worries.

Contact us today to book your next lavender body exfoliation and massage in Palm Springs.

You’re Probably Washing Your Face All Wrong

Do you love jumping into a scalding hot shower at the end of the day to let the heat and pounding water ease your tight muscles? It may feel great, but it’s hot water is punishing for your skin, especially the sensitive skin on your face!

Too many of us wash our faces in the hot water of the shower or wait until the water in the faucet reaches boiling. Bad, bad, bad. In an interview with The Gloss, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, the co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery said that, “I recommend my patients wash their faces at the sink, and you should use lukewarm or cold water to wash your face.”

Moving forward, keep the heat off when it comes to your face. If you want to help your face look even better, contact Revive Wellness Center in Palm Springs to learn more about our facial services and skincare treatments.

Why You Need Regular Facials

We wrongly consider facials a luxury. Especially during fall and winter, it’s imperative to keep skin healthy and hydrated.  Sure we try the latest moisturizer at makeup counters and wear a night cream, but that just isn’t enough.

Here’s a great anti-aging remedy: get facials. Facials begin by deeply cleansing our pores. Exfoliation gets rid of the toxins. The mask hydrates and thoroughly enriches the skin. That massage that feels so great? Yes, it de-stresses. It also promotes lymphatic drainage and reduces fluid retention.

Revive’s Effervescent Facial uses a citric acid resurfacing masque. It exfoliates, promoting healthy cell turnover and leaves a luxurious softness. Revive’s Fire and Ice facial dissolves dead dermal cells then hydrates thirsty cells. The Ice portion distributes hyaluronic acid, green tea and natural extracts for a youthful you.   Revive’s Enzyme Facial is a luxurious foaming facial with natural fruit enzymes and clinical grade glycolic acid leaving you with younger looking, refreshed skin. Also ask us about our ProPeel Healthy Aging Therapy and Ultrasonic 302 line of medically based facials

By scheduling regular facials, you’re boosting collagen production and maintaining healthy skin balance.

Call Revive for a free consultation in Palm Springs at (760) 325.4800

Your Wedding Day Pampering Packages

Bridesmaids Wedding PackagesHere at Revive Center  Salon & Spa we offer a wide variety of wedding packages.  Revive Salon and Day Spa’s in Palm Springs goal is to be of assistance in creating a relaxing, memorable experience on your very special day. Our wedding packages are designed to lift and soothe the spirit of any bridal party.  With 7 spa rooms and a large salon staff Revive is the spa for large bridal parties and bachelorette events.

  • The Bride
  • The Bridemaids
  • The Groom
  • Groomsmen
  • Mother of the Bride
  • Father of the Bride

Call Revive to schedule your consultations and appointments now at

Palm Springs at (760) 325.4800

What is TruSculpt® 3D?

What is truSculpt® 3D?

TruSculpt® 3D is a breakthrough RF (Radio Frequency) technology that delivers deep heating to adipose tissue for non-invasive fat reduction, body sculpting/contouring and the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.  It is designed to treat multiple areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks and other stubborn regions where fat lingers. Trusculpt® 3D also tightens the skin in the treatment areas.

Am I the right candidate for truSculpt® 3D?

We will determine if this treatment is right for you during your consultation.  Typically, ideal patients for this procedure have a BMI of less than 30 and have unwanted fat in different areas of the body.

Who cannot be treated with truSculpt® 3D?

Patients who cannot be treated with truSculpt® 3D include those who have cardiac pacemakers, internal defibrillators, tumors and metallic implants (including joint replacements) in the target area.  Patients who are pregnant may not undergo this procedure.

When will I start seeing visible results?

TruSculpt® 3D delivers RF energy to destroy fat cells in the treatment area. It then uses the body’s natural system to break down and dispose of these cells.  This process will take up to 3 months.  Most patients will begin to see results within four weeks that will gradually increase to up to a 25% reduction in fat.

The Trend in Summer and Fall Makeup

makeupYou’re in love with makeup and want to update your look. But you only want to buy a handful of new products this fall. What’s are top editors seeing on the runways? What’s hot in the stores? Five new on-target makeup trends for fall 2017 to look out for are right here. According to Elle & Harper’s Bazaar, here’s how you want to update your look for autumn and put your best face forward:

  1. Red lipstick is exciting in red and even deeper shades. That means you can choose colors that range from ripest berry and plum to almost black.
  2. Instead of dull pink for your luscious lips, this season, go purple. That means a vampy violet lip color choice which makes the dullest fall day really bright.
  3. Bronze eyeshadow is lovely this season and very trendy. Not gold or silver, but choose bronze as your secret weapon.
  4. Black liner to enhance your eyes this fall is graphic and pronounced.
  5. The smoky eye is still here, but this time it is an easy and do-able smoky eye, as opposed to the dramatic smoky eye in the recent past.

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!

Skin Care with SunscreenWomen, we all know how damaging the sun can be to our skin. We can’t plead ignorance anymore! A tan may make us look beautiful in the short term, but in the long term UV rays from the sun damage the elastin fibers of the skin. Elastin is the stuff that helps skin look full and springy. Sun damage can cause the skin to sag, wrinkle, and freckle. It can also cause melanoma, skin cancer!

Okay, this isn’t news. We all know we should wear sunscreen to the beach, on a picnic, or when we go outside to run during the day. However, this isn’t enough. To truly protect your skin, consider wearing sunscreen all the time. Your skin still gets exposed to the sun when you’re sitting in your car, when you walk to the grocery store, or when you step outside to pick your kids up from soccer. Even on a cloudy day, the UV rays from the sun still filter through the clouds and damage unprotected skin.

At the Revive Wellness Center, we strongly urge you to wear facial moisturizer with sunblock built in to protect your face at all times. We also suggest that you use body moisture with sunscreen built in on all exposed areas of your skin in the morning. Make it part of your regular morning preparation routine. There are many great, odorless products on the market that won’t irritate skin or clog pores. If you plan to stay outside for an extended amount of time, choose regular sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF and remember to reapply every few hours!

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