Beauty Basics

10 Summer Beauty Tips from Your Canyon Ranch Beauty Consultant

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Bonnie LaPlante

The sun's rays, heat and humidity top the list of beauty saboteurs, of course, making skin burn, hair frizzy or flat and makeup run. But with a few workhorse products and some sound advice from the Canyon Ranch beauty team, you can sail through to Labor Day looking and feeling your best.

Clean Up Your Cosmetics

Written by 
Lambeth Hochwald
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Kim Nixon

Tossing past-their-prime cosmetics can help keep up your look and protect you from bacteria growth that can cause breakouts and infection. These tips may be helpful in determining if you truly need to clean out all of the old in favor of the new.

Enhance Your Best Features

Written by 
Jaydine Sayer
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeannine Reilly-Ortega

It’s easy to focus on what you don’t like about your appearance. But how often do you stop and appreciate what you love about it? Instead of diving into your cosmetics bag with a mission to mask what you think of as imperfections, use your makeup as a tool to play up your best features.

Healthy, Beautiful Lips

Written by 
Jaydine Sayer
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeannine Reilly-Ortega

The skin on your lips can become dry, scaly and sun-damaged, just like your face. In fact, it’s even more prone to these issues since it is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on most all other parts of your body. You can rejuvenate your lips and keep them healthy with an easy lip care regime.

Our 8 Essential Beauty Tools

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Laura Hittleman

There’s a gadget or gizmo (or twenty) out there for just about every need, and you undoubtedly already have some you call favorites. In the spirit of sharing, here are some of ours: eight tools that can improve your appearance and help you maintain healthy skin, hair, nails and more.

Soothe Your Eyes This Winter

Written by 
Jaydine Sayer
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Though beautiful in many ways, the season can also be quite harsh and irritate your eyes, leaving you looking (and even feeling) less than your best. You can’t control the elements that cause the following winter eye issues, but you can take steps to protect and comfort the windows to your soul.

The Beauty Benefits of Facials

Written by 
Anne Fritz Linval
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Kim Nixon

Learn how a basic facial treatment (by an esthetician or even at home) can deliver the rewards of a deep cleanse, unclogged pores, a glowing appearance and softer, smoother skin.

The Skin Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

Like so many of Mother Nature’s powerhouse nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids don’t just target one part of your body, but rather work their magic from head to toe. Take a closer look at the beauty benefits of these good fats.

The Skin Benefits of Selenium

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

Our bodies don't need much of this skin-boosting mineral, and we can get it both from selenium-rich foods as well as products that have it. Find out what happens when you feed your body selenium.

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin A

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

Amid so many possibilities (and products) to help your skin looks its best, though, there are a few nutrients that skin really needs—and vitamin A is one of them. Learn what happens when you feed your body vitamin A.

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin C

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Stephen Brewer, M.D.

Your body needs a variety of nutrients to look and function its best, of course, but C is a particularly important player. Read on to find out what happens when you feed your body vitamin C.

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin E

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

Each antioxidant plays a different and important role in protecting cells, but it's vitamin E that's truly on the front lines—in fact, your skin contains more E than any other nutrient. Learn what happens when you feed your body vitamin E.

The Skin Benefits of Zinc

Written by 
Beth Janes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Stephen Brewer, M.D.

Let’s be honest. Zinc isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about getting beautiful skin. In fact, you've probably never even thought about it before. Learn how zinc keeps skin healthy and glowing from the inside.

Transition Your Beauty Routine Into Fall

Written by 
Sarah Z. Wexler
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Bonnie LaPlante

There's something about the changing seasons that makes it a natural time to become a little more mindful about your habits, including those that are part of your beauty routine. If autumn has come and you need a beauty refresher, these expert tips can help.