As the heat and humidity kicks into full gear, I have to take a moment to remind myself of what I do like about summer. Longer days, more time with my children, vacations, grilling, tubing down the river, afternoon storms, a cold glass of lemonade and the relaxing sounds of cicadas making summer night music. We wish you the best this summer and remember to enjoy the little things.Read More
Organic Facials Athens GA
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Giving the gift of relaxation is the perfect way to tell her just how much you care. We offer a wide variety of options to pamper her on this special day. Facials, relaxation massages, hot stone massages and aromatherapy are just a few ideas. We offer gift certificates in the studio as well as online printable gift certificates, for those last minute gift givers. Show her just how much you appreciate everything she has done with the gift of relaxation!Read More
I get asked constantly how should you go about reapply sunscreen through out the average day, especially with those who wear makeup. When you think of sunscreen, your mind probably jumps to a thick, goopy lotion that smells way too strong and feels overly sticky. Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Sunscreen comes in various applications from primers, foundations, light weight sprays and my current favorite, powder sunscreen.
Powder Sunscreen helps protect your skin, absorb excess oil, and even out your complexion without feeling heavy. Powder sunscreens are perfect for reapplying over makeup thought the day. They work great for oily skin or just taking away shine as well. I prefer a translucent SPF powder but they come in various shades.
The current favorite Eminence, Organic Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30. It comes with a built in brush making it super easy on the go.
Cellulite is considered normal and very common. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous tethers that run through your fat and pull on the fascia that lies underneath your skin resulting in lumpy, bumpy thighs and buttocks. It effects up to 90 percent of women and approximately 10 percent of men. Getting rid of those pesky dimples takes a dedicated routine. Ideally dry brushing and caffeine based scrub should be done 3 to 5 times per week to smooth the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushing is good for glowing skin, manual lymphatic drainage and also helps to remove cellulite from the body by boosting oxygen into the blood.
There is a right way to dry brush. Make sure to research the proper techniques and always brush towards the heart. Dry brushing helps to remove cellulite from the body by boosting oxygen into the blood. Dry brushing is not recommended for the face!
Realistically, most people will not be able to do a full body dry brushing 5-10 minutes 3-5 times a week. I suggest targeting the buttocks, thighs and belly for 30 seconds each directly before bathing.
Once you are done with your regular bathing routine, apply a coffee based body scrub. It is important to do the scrub last before ending bathing. The oils in this scrub do make the tub/shower slippery, so take caution. Caffeine tightens and provides antioxidants when applied to skin topically. This will leave your skin soft, glowy and moisturized.Here is a wonderful DYI scrub recipe.
Here at Drift Wellness Studio we provide a dry brushing service. It is an add service to any massage or facial. We get to those hard to reach areas and let's face it, it feels good. Come in a relax and refresh today.
What to give that hard to buy person this Holiday Season? A Gift Certificate to Drift Wellness of course! Hands up if you don't like massages and facials.....Not seeing many hands out there because they are awesome!
We are running a Gift Certificate Special. Buy 3 or more 1 hour services and get $5 off of each. We can schedule a time for you to pick up a gift certificate or we can send and online version for all those last minute shoppers out there. What a great way to say you care. Give the gift of relaxation this Season.
From our families to yours, Happy Holidays!
If you are frustrated with light eyelashes or eyebrows, tinting is just the solution for you. Our semi-permanent tinting products are designed to nourish the hairs as it tints. The tint also pigments those tiny blonde hairs that you dont see until they are tinted, resulting in a fuller thicker appearance. Imagine not having to worry about mascara or filling in your brows for 4-6 weeks! So come on in out of the cold. We are here making life easier one tint at a time.
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Dry brushing has so many health and skin benefits, but how does it work?
Skin is the largest organ in the human body, it is also an organ of elimination. Naturally, body toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps unclog pores and helps release those toxins that are trapped. So what do we gain out of this? The benefits are numerous:
Exfoliation: This is what most will notice immediately, softer and much smoother skin! The process of running a firm brush on dry skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, thus naturally exfoliating skin.
Clean Pores: When you dry brush you are exfoliating, that also means that you are clearing your pores of oil, dirt and impurities.
Lymphatic System: When you dry brush it will kick start you lymphatic system, which eliminates toxins. The stiffer the brush (bristles) the better the stimulation.
Cellulite: What, cellulite? Yes, it helps reduce cellulite. Cellulite is really toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are stuck and unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry brushing helps break down those trapped toxins from within and helps eliminate them naturally.
In-grown Hair: When dry brushing you are exfoliating, that means you are removing a thin layer or dead skin build-up. If you suffer from ingrown hair, particularly from shaving, when this layer is removed it allows the hair to grow in its natural direction and avoid infection.
Going into the winter months, we all have dry skin. We can reach most of those places on our own but not our back. Do you know anyone that could benefit from a skin treatment for that hard to scratch place? What a perfect gift for that someone who is hard to buy for! This treatment includes a deep cleaning, aromatic steaming, exfoliation (scrub off all that dead skin), extractions (if needed), warm towels and a moisturizering masque that is designed to leave your skin Ugly Sweater ready.
We all need a break from the hustle of everyday life. Self care helps us stay healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Come visit us today for a massage, facial or energy work to get you back out in the world at your best. "Me" time allows us to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, and create reserves of energy and peace. Take the time to ensure your wellness, you deserve it!
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Ultrasonic Facial is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that is safe for all skin types and conditions, from acne or rosacea to mature skin. Even the most sensitive skin will benefit from this treatment. The application of ultrasonic frequency is used to increase cellular turnover, plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne, tighten enlarged pores, relieve puffy eyes, or fade dark eye circles. The sound waves penetrate into the skin but they do not cause any discomfort or adverse side effects, making the process highly effective, with no downtime, redness or pain.
The sound wave technology is used to penetrate below the surface of the skin, ultrasound energy is absorbed which results in a slight rise in temperature in the surrounding tissue. This promotes cellular renewal and repair, increases blood circulation, encourages lymphatic drainage, combats puffiness and swelling. Sound vibrations also have the power to push nutrient-rich serums deeper into the skin, increasing active ingredient in products.
Today was the first day I truly felt like Fall has arrived in Athens. I woke up to a cool crisp morning and in immediately wanted something pumpkin spiced. With the season changing, it might be time to add an oil to your skin care routine. When you turn on the heat or start up that fireplace, the humidity in your home/work/car decreases. Low humidity equals dry skin. We have the just the solution for you. Drift Wellness Studio's very own skin care line Ester, created by Casey Gunter, has an amazing Age Defying Night Treatment Oil. This oil is packed with the perfect combination of therapeutic organic essential oils and carrier oils, designed to prevent fine lines and age spots. This versatile product can also be used as a makeup remover and oil cleanser. This is hands down our #1 selling product and we have a new batch coming in just in time for Fall!
*tip~ Use on the back of the hands to prevent premature aging as well.
Facials can help with obvious issues such as acne, dehydration and dullness but the long term benefits go much deeper. The initial effect of a facial helps the skin look and feel brighter, smoother and refreshed. The long term benefits to regular facials prevent aging, reversal of hyperpigmention and scarring and stress reduction. Take time to take care of your skin as well as your mind. Wether you want to relax and de-stress or have an active conversation about your skin and life, we are here for you!
The hint of Spring has arrived to our beloved Athens,GA community. Time to start Spring cleaning and getting ready for warmer days. Come reward yourself for making it through the winter. Our Customized Organic Facial will leave your skin clean, refreshed and ready for Spring.
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We are very excited about our new organic, peel coming in the next couple of weeks! Powerful exfoliation coupled with profound nourishment, the Gentle Marine Peel features a synergistic blend of AHAs and marine extracts to exfoliate and purify the skin. A soothing cocktail of botanical actives improves skin function and stimulates moisture retention, promoting instant rejuvenation without irritation. This peel is designed for all skin types and conditions. It's a 1.9ph so you will feel it but it's still gentle enough for sensitive skin. Astara skin care is a fantastic, organic skincare line that I highly recommend. Check them out online,
Many of my clients have been coming to me for a long time and want to kick up the exfoliation process. I have fallen in love with the Microderm/ Blueberry peel combination. I wouldn't recommend it for a first timer or someone who has never had microdermabrasion but if your skin is experienced, this service will do wonders. The diamond tip microdermabrasion will manually rid your skin of any dead skin cells that have built up. Dead cells make the skin appear dull, flaky and stagnant. Then I'll add an organic blueberry and lactic acid peel that will wake up and tighten the skin. The deep clean is great for acne and the stimulation will lift and tighten aging skin. You will be a bit pink for about 30 minutes after treatment and will need to avoid the sun for the rest of the day. Sunscreen will be very important, especially for the next few day. I highly recommend this facial. Call or email for more info...or book online by selecting the Blueberry Facial and add on Microderm.
A series of 3, 2 weeks apart is recommended for dramatic results