In just a few weeks, it’s officially spring… are you ready for it? I’m not talking about finding activities for the kids over spring break. Are you ready for spring? It’s time to shed the winter layers and prep your skin for warmer days. Think of it as spring cleaning, but for your body.
4 Spring beauty trends
Forever Young BBL Laser and Hydrafacial at Skin Technique
AA customized facial will help take your skin from winter drab to spring fab! The Forever Young BBL treatment at Skin Technique in Yaletown will help with any pigmentation issues you may have. The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin and heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. The results? Clearer, smoother and more vibrant looking skin. You could also try the Hydrafacial which is excellent for hydrating your skin and giving it a natural glow. A medical grade hydra dermabrasion device is used to cleanse, exfoliate and infuse key products directly onto the skin. The technicians will always customize any treatment to make sure you get maximum benefits.
Lash and Tint at Gem Boutique
This is the perfect option if you don’t want to deal with lash extensions. A lash lift will lift (aka curl) your natural lashes and the tint will make it look like you’re wearing mascara all the time. GEM Beauty in Cambie Village was one of the first boutiques in Vancouver to offer Yumi Lash Lifts and Tints. The 5-step process makes your natural lashes appear longer and thicker lashes, while keeping the integrity of your lashes intact. No harsh chemicals are used during the 90 minute treatment and the results can last up to 12 weeks.
Body Exfoliation – WithinUs Collagen Sugar Scrub
Exfoliating your body once or twice a week will help remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling silky, smooth and ready for spring. There are tons of body scrubs on the market (you can even make your own if you’re ambitious!), and the one I love is Orange Brûlée Collagen Sugar Scrub. It’s made with all-natural, certified organic, biodegradable ingredients and has the added benefits of withinUs TruMarine Collagen. The collagen helps hydrate and moisturize the skin, and promotes elasticity and suppleness. Added bonuses: the Orange Brûlée Collagen Sugar Scrub smells amazing and it’s even gentle enough to use on your face.
Hair and Scalp Treatment at Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & B-Yu Head Spa
Over the winter your hair can lose some of its natural luster. A great way to combat that is with a hair and scalp treatment at Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & B-Yu Head Spa in North Vancouver. Their authentic Japanese Head Spa treatment is like a facial for the scalp. They will start by thoroughly analyzing and diagnosing your scalp. Then they’ll deep cleanse, massage and treat both your scalp and hair using Japanese technology and their unique massaging and shampooing techniques. Their goal is to increase micro-circulation to prevent thinning and hair loss, and to maintain a healthy scalp. The result is ultimate relaxation paired with scalp and hair rejuvenation. (Tip: the 70 minute treatment includes an arm, hand, leg and/or foot massage!)
119 Esplanade E #1, North Vancouver, (604) 985-8836
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.