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Beautiful skin takes work. When it comes to skin care, most people focus on their faces, often forgetting about their skin from the neck down. Yet some of the most obvious signs of aging often appear below the neck.

Why exfoliate?

Exfoliation is an essential step in skin care. removes dead skin revealing radiant, softer and smoother skin. It also helps to accelerate the skin’s natural renewal process.

You shouldn't scrub too hard or too often when exfoliating. Many people make this mistake and it can leave your skin looking red and feeling irritated.

How often should you exfoliate?

Two or three times a week is enough for most people. If your skin is very sensitive, you may prefer to do it less.

Here are the most important areas below the neck you should be exfoliating:...

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Author:  Hylunia Skin Care, August 14, 2014




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It’s not surprising that runners get confused about what type of massage would benefit them the most. Choosing the type massage could be as important as the type of training you do to prepare yourself for a big race. 

Sports Massage is a special form of massage is typically used before, during, and after athletic events to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries

A Deep Tissue Massage with Trigger Point is great during training segments because it targets both the superficial and deep layer muscles, muscle knots and areas of referred pain. Deep Tissue Massage does not mean harder pressure as many may believe.

Swedish Massage is not just for relaxation and pampering this style of massage uses flowing strokes and kneading to soothe stiff muscles to help relieve stress, stimulate circulation, and muscle tension. A Swedish Massage is great days before a race to help with recovery after hard workouts with out damaging the muscles. 

Receiving a massage during training or before a race will reenergize, relax and help get your legs back under your feet.

Be sure to book a massage 3-5 days before a race, if it's been a while since your last massage at least a week to 10 days. Just like work outs the deeper the massage the longer it takes the body to recover and respond.

April 23, 2015



Springtime is wonderful. Weather’s warmer. You spend more time outside. But it can also take a toll on skin in frustrating ways.  The good news is healthy spring skin is possible when you make a few simple changes to your skin care routine.

You’re outdoors more

More time spent outdoors means the more time your skin's exposed to the suns UV rays. Of course you should be wearing sunscreen all year long. Many people mistakenly ditch SPF in the winter months because they spend a lot of time indoors. Springtime is the perfect time to make sunscreen application a part of  your daily skin care routine to avoid skin cancer, burning and sun damage

You’re exercising more

When spring comes, most of us are working out and being more active again. It’s especially important to wash your face after sweating to avoid clogged pores and acne breakouts. When you don’t wash your face after working out the bacteria just sits on your skin. This is where it can begin to cause problems...

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Author:  Hyunia Skin Care, March 18, 2014


Skin Care Tips for 2014

1. Wash your face every night.

2. Don't forget your hands.

3. Put your skin into training. (Evaluate your skin care regimen.)

4. Use skin care products with anti-inflammatory ingredients.

5. Wash your makeup brushes every week.

6. Wear SPF every day.

7. Get moles checked.




PainReduction and Sleep Improvements with Massage

Lower back pain and sleep disturbance are reduced following massage therapy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy, 11, 141-145.

Massage therapy versus relaxation therapy with chronic low back pain patients was evaluated for reducing pain, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, for improving trunk range of motion (ROM) and for reducing job absenteeism and increasing job productivity. Thirty adults with low back pain with a duration of at least 6 months pain participated in the study. On the first and last day of the 5-week study participants completed questionnaires and were assessed for ROM. By the end of the study, the massage therapy group, as compared to the relaxation group, reported less pain, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance. They also showed improved trunk and pain flexion performance.

Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Diego, M., & Fraser, M. (2007).


   Get Smart About Exfoliation


It’s natural for skin to experience a build up of dead skin cells, debris and dirt.  But it’s also what helps to create a tired, dull complexion.

Exfoliating regularly keeps skin looking fresh—when done correctly. Too many people don’t exfoliate properly, and this leads to skin damage including redness and pre-mature aging.

The benefits of exfoliation are:

- Unclog pores

- Relieve dry skin. Yes…it sounds like the opposite is true, but dry skin has more build up, so exfoliating helps moisturizer get to where it’s needed most.

- Minimizing the appearance of age spots. The excess melanin is removed during exfoliation, making age spots or other hyperpigmentation appear less obvious.

- Delaying or reducing blemishes. The build up can clog pores, which can trap bacteria, which leads to breakouts. Exfoliating helps minimize this process.


Hylunia’s skin therapists offer these tips for exfoliating skin the healthy way:

Physical or chemical exfoliant

These are two tyoes of exfoliants:  Physical and Chemical

Physical exfoliants are hard or semi-hard substances such as...






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Author:  Hyunia Skin Care, July 10, 2013



  5 Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips


Who needs Dr. 90210, when the real secret to more youthful-looking skin is in how you live your life every day.


Creams, serums and products can assist in the anti-aging and preventative process, but it’s how you use, how often you use and your commitment to an anti-aging and skin protecting lifestyle that can keep your skin supple far beyond its years.


When you live right, and use the right combination of products, you become an age fighting superhero.  Here are our favorite anti-aging lifestyle tips:

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Author:  Hyunia Skin Care


The Connection Between Mood, Food, Weight Loss and Skin


Negative emotions have many effects on our bodies. Stress, fear boredom, sadness and loneliness can trigger an emotional response in anyone. Stress affects everyone differently, but there is a large part of the population that tends to overeat when faced by stress. Major life events and daily stressors can include:

  • Health concerns
  • Relationship conflict
  • Weather
  • Fatigue
  • Worry over money

Triggers such as these can have a negative...

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Author:  Hyunia Skin Care, October 1, 2012



 5 Skin Care Tips for the Fall

1. Anayze your skin

Have you noticed how your skin changes with changes in season?  Oily skin may become a bit more "normal" and normal skin may feel a little dry.  As the days become shorter, keep a close eye on these changes to identify how you need to change up your skin care routine and products...

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Author:  Hylunia Skin Care


  The Many Benefits of a Good Massage 

“We now know that massage therapy is not just for pleasure, but has significant psychological, physiological and biochemical effects that enhance health,” says Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Medical School, which has conducted more than 100 studies showing that massage’s benefits can include positive effects on depression and anxiety, sleep, stress hormones, immunity and pain relief...

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Author:  Carolyn Butler, The Washington Post, August 7, 2012


Decrease Back-to-school Shoulder Pain with these 5 tips
Well, it's back to school time. That means carrying books and backpacks filled with books on a daily basis. I don't know about you, but my shoulders are aching in sympathy just by thinking about it. So, here are 5 tips you can use to reduce the stress and strain on your child's shoulders...

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Author:  Michelle Doetsch,  August 30, 2012



Men's Skin Needs Lovin' Too - 10 Myths About Men's Skin

 Some of the things that separate men from women are of course child bearing ability, multi-tasking (remember the last time a sports game was on?) and an irrational love of shoes (or lack thereof). And skin – men’s skin is more acidic, oilier, 16% thicker and it ages in a different way. As it turns out, men postpone the ageing process a bit longer than women but when it does happen, it happens... 

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Author:  Hylunia Skin Care, June 11, 2012


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