5 Signs That Sugar Is Aging Your Face

5 Signs That Sugar Is Aging Your Face

sugar_carouselDo you have a sugary donut in your hand? Here’s some news that will make you put down that donut and walk away: sugar ages you.Although there are lots of factors that ruin your skin, sugar is probably one of the worst offenders for outright aging your face and body.

Not only should you be avoiding sugar for dietary reasons (the new US health guidelines recommend you cut way back), you now have the added incentive of protecting your looks from the aging ravages of sugar. You heard it here first: Sugar is the new Big Bad.

Sugar bonds with proteins in your body in a process called glycation. These sugar-bonded proteins produce free radicals which destroy your collagen and elastin, the building blocks that keep your skin strong and supple. They also harden collagen and elastin, and prevent the body from making more. All these effects mean your skin loses its elasticity, lines and wrinkles start to set in, and signs of aging become more visible.

The effects of sugar on your skin are so unique, there are tell-tale signs on your face that sugar is the culprit aging you:

1. The surface of your skin looks hard and shiny.
2. Deep, crosshatch lines appear along your upper lip.
3. Discoloration and hyperpigmentation mark the skin.
4. Deep crevices appear, especially around the laugh line area.
5. Skin around the jowl area is sagging.





The good news is that you’re never too late to prevent the signs of aging. Now you know about the damage that sugar can do to your skin, here’s how you can combat the destruction and look your best:

1. Cut back on your sugar intake, especially food containing high fructose corn syrup.
2. Supplement your diet with vitamins B1 and B6 (Prevention) which inhibit the damage caused by sugar-bonded proteins.
3. Eat food and use products with antioxidants like vitamin C which reduce free radical damage to the skin and body.

Our brand new Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil is infused with oil-based vitamin C that fights the visible signs of aging and smooths wrinkles. Its ingredients also work hard in a preventative way and help reduce further symptoms of aging skin.  With regular use, your complexion will look hydrated, firmer and plumped. Target the sugar-fueled signs of aging with this unique facial oil and reveal your most beautiful, youthful-looking skin.


Written By: Karen Young Chester

Source: www.eminenceorganics.com

A year in review!

A year in review!

2015 reviewWell what a year 2015 was, so many fun and exciting things happened!  We started the New Year with some new faces at our front desk and welcomed new staff to our ever growing team of Estheticians and Registered Massage Therapists. Thank you to all our guests for making them feel so welcome, we feel very grateful to have them as part of our team!

January is always a busy month at the Spa, – relaxing from the busy holiday season and warming up from the snowy days; with signature treatments such as our steam bed body therapy or hot stone massage is the perfect way to melt away the winter blues.

In the month of romance, we welcomed many wonderful couples to enjoy our customized valentine packages in our luxury couple’s suite.  It is not out of the ordinary for us to have the honour to be the host for proposals, which is always so special, exciting, and nerve racking for us too! We have already started taking bookings for this year so if you’re looking for something special, for your special someone give us a call and make your bookings now!

Click here to see our valentines packages!

Over the last year we have introduced new and in-demand products form both our Eminence and Guinot lines – Such as Eminence’s Citrus and Kale Potent Vitamin C Serum which is one of your top ten product picks of the year! Also after much research, we launched a new medical grade sun protection line- EltaMD. We have always been passionate about educating our guests on being safe in the sun and we are so pleased to be able to offer you this vast line which offers the best protection for your skin all year round!

2015 was the year of the giveaways, we always want to give back and say thank you to our guests, it has been so much fun running our online bi-weekly product competitions allowing you the chance to try out new products from our skincare lines. We’re taking this into the New Year and its so easy! All you have to do is click and share for your chance to win, check out this week giveaway by CLICKING HERE

And then of course there was November – This was a BIG month for us we celebrated our 10th birthday and we celebrated alllllllll month long, with giveaways and party celebrations it was so much fun and we were so happy that our guests were able to celebrate this milestone with us, so thank you!

Last and most definitely not least in addition to all this, we were awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence – only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award and we are so happy to be ending the year as your number 1 spa and wellness choice.

We hope that these changes and updates over 2015 have allowed our guests, both returning and new to have a better experience, and enjoy the unique offerings we take pride in sharing with guests at Novo. Speaking of benefits… one of the great things you can do while staying with us, is take advantage of our steam coloured therapy saunas, relax in our tranquil and Zen lounges with a warm herbal tea.; also don’t forget our pre-booking rewards, referral programme and facial series package’s.  Ask any of our staff members for all the special offers we have for you!

We have a jammed packed year ahead and we can’t wait to share new and exciting promotions, giveaways and events with you.  We are just starting to plan our charity event for May and can’t wait to fill you in on all the exciting things we have planned. We promise as always to deliver you with the best products, most active and effective ingredients and best treatments that are out there. We will continue to train and learn with the best so we bring you the best, for your best 2016!


Your Top Ten Skin Care Products

  • Citrus and Kale serum
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
  • Longue Vie Cellulaire Moisturizer
  • Longue Vie eye Cream
  • Bamboo Firming Fluid
  • Calm Skin Moisturizer
  • Elta MD clear SPF 46
  • Radiance Renewal Cream
  • Calendula Oil
  • Artic Berry Peptide Cream


Your Top Ten Treatments

  • Hydradermie Facial
  • Registered massage
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Eminence oxygen rejuvenating facial
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Shellac Manicure
  • Dermaroller collagen induction Facial
  • Beaute Neuve Facial (peel)
  • Steam bed body therapy
  • Eyelash extensions


Heres to another fantastic year of health, welnness and beauty


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It’s your skin danger-free on winter?

It’s your skin danger-free on winter?

WInter-Novo-810x405Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr It’s getting cold outside but UVA rays which cause wrinkling, pigmentation and loss of elasticity are not affected by weather or altitude and are present all day, every day of the year, so remember to apply your broad spectrum SPF everyday to protect your skin!

As always Novo Spa have you covered. We carry, EltaMD, Eminence and Guinot SPF all Paraben free!  We are excited to announce we now carry the EltaMD “clear” SPF 46 formulation, great for acne prone and combination skin types.

Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone.

NEW! Also available in a tinted formula to even-out most skin tones.

  • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide.
  • Antioxidants help absorb free radicals.
  • Calms and protects acne-prone skin.
  • Leaves no residue.
  • UVA/UVB sun protection.
  • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.


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