As you heed the call to the mountains and pack your favorite gear and snacks, are you taking the time to consider how you prepare your body and skin for the adventures? Sunny hikes and high-altitude ski runs may give you unparalleled peace of mind; but the sun, wind and strenuous activity can take an unexpected toll on your skin and body.
We hydrate, we eat well, we run, walk, swim, do yoga, exercise machines, weights, moisturize, exfoliate… the list can be exhaustive of all the things we do to take care of our bodies and skin … but how about regular treatments? By and large, we consider massages and facials to be a “treat” (it’s in the name “treatments” for goodness sake) but it’s time to consider them as crucial to our wellness.
Throughout the year we talk about WELLNESS AT IO, but this month we focus on the often-elusive MAKING TIME FOR REGULAR WELLNESS. We are featuring stories about the importance of making massages and facials a regular part of your wellness routine.
This week, we spoke with Lynda R., a long-time client of our monthly membership program (12 years!) and asked her about the program, why she likes it, and her favorite tips!
In our midst at IO is a chocolatier. And not just any chocolate. This is some of the most beautiful, hand-crafted chocolate we’ve ever enjoyed: the highest quality, fair-trade cacao blended exquisitely with hand-crafted Ghee. Our blog this month is the result of our discussions with Ryan, the creator and co-founder of Night of the Sun. We discuss his journey from spreadsheets to chocolate, his inspirations, working with friends, and what might be next. And it wouldn’t be the IO blog without singing its wellness praises!
Get your travel FLOW on with Kelly! This month at IO, we focus on your travel wellness. In this second part, IO massage therapist Kelly shares her favorite strategies for keeping the body awake and refreshed on long trips.
We dive into summer with Melissa Ferst, founder of International Orange, and her 2019 Summer Skin picks and suggestions. Juggling three kids, International Orange, and crazy summer schedules means quick and nourishing routines that protect her skin all season long.
As a little girl spending summers in France, I remember my aunties and grandma lubricating this area thoroughly with sweet smelling oils before heading out to bask in the sun. A taut, firm lusciously glowing décolleté was coveted as a sign of health and youth.
In this final installment of three winter skin strategies, we propose an assessment of your skin care routine. And it’s more than just your face and neck – you’ll want even your toes to glow! In December, Founder Melissa shared her top picks for winter skin care (see her blog). But this month, we want to go a little deeper. From cleansing to serums and balms, there are small adjustments to your skin care routine that can pack a glowing punch all season long.
In this second of three winter skin strategies, we tackle an often-overlooked component: body work and massage therapy. While massage therapy is important for relieving certain stresses, muscle aches, nerve pain, and general relaxation throughout the year, stepping up your routine in the winter months will help you achieve healthier, younger skin during the driest of months.