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MAY 2017

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96 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MAY 2017 SpaRitual New Slow Beauty Box Looking for some great self-care retail items or maybe something to help yourself unwind after a long day at the salon? SpaRitual has introduced its new Slow Beauty Box featuring SpaRitual body products and mindfulness tools. The box is available for purchase on a bi-annual basis and can be bought separately or as part of a discounted subscription- based model. The first box is spring/summer-themed and will feature the limited-edition Passionfruit Agave body collection, which is infused with blue agave, certified organic goji berry extract, and certified organic pomegranate extract. The collection includes Nourishing Sugar Scrub, Exfoliating Cleansing Oil, Nourishing Body Soufflé, and Nourishing Oil (for body and hair). It also includes tools to live a Slow Beauty lifestyle: a mindful coloring book, intention-setting cards, and a meditation door hanger. For more information, visit } HEALTH Say, "Hasta la Vista, Baby" to Calluses Terminate your clients' tough calluses and rough skin by treating their feet with Mr. Pumice Callus Terminator. The salon professional formulation has a fresh peppermint scent and helps remove calluses when used on clean, moist feet. It works best in conjunction with Mr. Pumice Pumi Foot File. The original 10" combo foot file features a pumi bar grit on one side and black coarse 100- grit abrasive on the other. It comes in an assortment of four colors. For more information, visit If you think your sleeping patterns are pretty good but you're still kind of tired during your salon work day, it may be your morning routine that's tripping you up. "We have been told how important sleep is to wellness," says Dr. Ric Saguil, a family medicine physician with Advocate Medical Group. "But our wellness begins each morning when we open our eyes." Saguil offers these seven tips to start the day off right: When you wake up, get up. Spending an extra 20 minutes in bed on your phone or just daydreaming tells your body that it should stay sleepy. If you fall back to sleep and snooze, you further risk the chance of waking up in the middle of REM sleep, which can leave you disoriented and even more tired. Don't check the Fitbit yet. Seeing a "bad" sleeping score may cause you to think you are already having a bad day! Give yourself time to start a good day before you review how well the Fitbit thinks you slept. Rehydrate. After a full night of sleep, your body is thirsty. Although the caffeine may be your motivation for reaching for that first cup of coffee, the liquid itself will help prevent irritability and tiredness, which are common symptoms of dehydration. Water and tea work, too. Take a shower. Morning is a better time to shower than at night, because showering raises your body temperature and, in order to sleep, your body needs to lower its temperature. So rise and wash! Move. Working out or taking a brisk walk within your first waking hour has been shown to help energize the body to prepare for the rest of the day. Moving increases your endorphins and gets the oxygen and nutrients flowing in your body. Go outside. Start your day by exposure to the sun, or at least take a vitamin D supplement. Low light throughout the day encourages your body to feel sleepy and less responsive. Love your noise. If you wake up to any type of alarm or listen to the radio first thing, make sure you're hearing pleasant sounds that get you awake and energized. Avoid music and sounds that make you either sleepy or stressed. Saguil notes, "These steps may help you feel less tired and possess a healthier, positive outlook throughout the day." This story originally ran in Modern Salon's Healthy Hairdresser. Your Morning Ritual: 7-Point Checklist ISTOCK.COM/ANDRESR

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