Energy Work in Brevard, North Carolina

Schedule an energy medicine session at Blue Ridge Comforts in Brevard, North Carolina. Learn more about our services, which include Reiki, esoteric healing and other modalities.

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Let’s Talk About Hair Removal

There are lots of ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. Skin care therapists mostly use waxing techniques, with a little tweezing thrown in to fine-tune areas or to pluck a stray hair that the wax might not grab. But there are other choices, and they all have their pros and cons. Our overview of hair removal methods will help familiarize you with several popular methods.

The Scoop on Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup has increased in popularity in recent years, but do be aware that not all mineral makeup is created in the same way. Some contain fillers that you probably do not want to rub into your skin. Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of mineral makeup. The bottom line: read labels and know your makeup’s ingredients.

Blue Ridge Comforts Facial Menu

Skin Care at Blue Ridge Comforts in Brevard, NC

Our skin care menu is online now, and includes a variety of facials, waxing, body wraps, Reiki and other energy work, along with few other spa services. I’m a massage therapist (NC LMBT #9097) you can be assured that your session will include a bit of extra massage if I feel tense muscles (and who doesn’t have a tense neck and shoulders — we’ll deal with that during your facial).

Facials Menu


Skin Care at Blue Ridge Comforts Coming to Brevard, NC

Skin Care at Blue Ridge Comforts will open in Brevard, North Carolina, in May of 2012. Schedule a custom facial with Janet, a licensed skin care therapist and massage therapist (NC LMBT #9097) or choose another spa service from our menu. Body wraps and waxing are included. Watch for special offers during our grand opening month.

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Testing Niora’s Alpha C Serum

I’ve heard good things about Niora’s skin care products in the last few months, especially the Seattle company’s Alpha C Serum. Some vitamin C serums are a bit too harsh for my skin, but I liked what I read about the ingredients in Niora’s products, and decided to give the serum a try. It’s only been a few weeks, but so far I love Alpha C. It seems to work synergistically with my pomegranate seed oil — the combo is producing excellent results.

The serum contains a Vitamin C ester tri-complex (ascorbyl dipalmitate,ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, ascorbic acid polypeptide), along with aloe, jojoba oil, vitamin E, 10% naturally derived alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and a few other important ingredients. My skin can be very sensitive, but I’ve noticed no problems at all after using the serum. It absorbs quickly and has helped my skin retain moisture.

It’s too early to tell if Alpha C will help lighten the ‘age spots’ (hyperpigmentation) on my skin, but I already feel my skin has benefited from the subtle peeling action of the AHAs. Another plus, the company will send you a free vitamin C eye serum with your first order — it’s the only eye-area serum I’ve used in a very long time that does not cause skin irritation or migrate to redden my eyes.

Check back for updates as I continue to test Niora’s products.

Explore Niora’s Web Site for Alpha C Serum and Adult Acne Products

Have You Tried Pomegranate Seed Oil?

Many of the pomegranate products we see for sale are made from the flesh of the pomegranate fruit, and we don’t hear as much about the oil made from pomegranate seeds. This liquid gold was a huge help to me during a time that an autoimmune issue left me with a rash, and continues to impact my skin in a positive way even though the rash is long gone. The benefits of pomegranate seed oil are many, perhaps enough to make it a part of your skin care regimen.

Would a Clarisonic Brush Help Improve Your Skin?

The popularity of Clarisonic skin care brushes has increased dramatically in just the past year, and with good reason — these unique brushes work. My Clarisonic review might help you determine if one of the company’s brushes would be a good addition to your own skin care regimen.


Corrective Makeup Tips & Techniques

It’s easy to use corrective makeup techniques to highlight our best features — and play down features we aren’t quite as fond of. You may already have most of the supplies required to start practicing corrective makeup skills, and can build your inventory over time, as you learn which products and shades work best.

Kukui Nut Oil – Soothing and Moisturizing

Kukui nut oil is a gentle product that soothes and moisturizes the skin. And while no product can be added to a one-size-fits-all category, the oil pressed from kukui nuts does seem to be a product that’s universally beneficial.

The benefits of kukui nut oil…