5 Ways to Stay Motivated in March!

January is also referred to as the trial month of the new year, with people signing up to the gym with the best intentions and in the end pay for a yearly membership and barely use it. We have decided to make February a trial month as well and so we will start fresh with Motivated March – pun intended. This is the perfect chance to start from ground zero, create new habits and start reaching new goals for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts. Here are some ideas: Start eating healthier, less packaged stuff: Switching to a healthier diet can be a bit hard when our surroundings include enticing junk food. However, with a good amount of determination and some basic tips you can slowly develop healthier eating habits, which will make you feel better and perform better in every aspect of your life. Become more active: Find some time during your day where you can get in 20-30 minutes of exercise, go for a walk, get on your bike, break a sweat at the gym, maybe some yoga? ANYTHING that makes you feel better works! In order to stick to a routine, you must like what you’re doing, so figuring out which activities you enjoy the most are the big key to actually sticking to it. Get more quality sleep: Having a bad sleep may have a huge impact on your days. Your body’s reaction to insufficient recovery may lead to bad moods and feeling sluggish… So set up a nightly routine, get a nice warm shower, drink some tea, turn off any electronic device and voilà! Try to rest. Try out a new class: Give yourself a chance to try any of the classes in our schedule, either a Zumba, Barre or even a Bootcamp Class! Trying something new may seem intimidating, but it’s trying new things what will make you find stuff that you like. So, give it a shot! Do more wellness classes: Disconnect and re-connect in our early wellness sessions, take care of yourself by getting a break and clear your mind. Find mindfulness and overall well-being in any class such as Yoga, Stretching or even Pilates.

Taking Care of your Skin While on Vacation: HydraFacial in Cabo

Escaping to sunny Cabo during cold winter months is always a good idea, but often travel can take a toll on our skin. Unlike other popular winter destinations that are tropical, Cabo San Lucas has a desert climate resulting in very sunny skies and very dry air. If you are visiting Cabo from a colder climate your skin may experience discomfort from the acclimatization. By the time you land at Cabo San Lucas Airport, your skin will already be experiencing the so-called “airplane effect”. Cabin air can cause dry, flaky, or red skin. Typically, skin is most comfortable when the humidity is between 40 to 70 percent. Airplane cabins average about 20 percent humidity. While you are at a cruising altitude, the aircraft cabin tends to be pressurized between 6,000 to 8,000 feet, which is the equivalent to what you might feel if you were standing on top of a mountain. The higher the altitude, the less blood flow to the skin, which may make for a dull appearance. When your skin dries out, it may overcompensate for the dryness, which means one thing: grease. Increased oil production is just your skin’s way of trying to counteract the super dry air in the cabin. What can you do? Make sure you drink lots (and lots) of water and use moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid and skip the facial mist even though it may feel refreshing. As the water evaporates from your skin, it can just make dryness worse. To counteract the effects of the airplane and get that vacation glow right away, look for HydraFacial – a treatment that guarantees a lustrous complexion, also known as “Red Carpet Facial” at your resort. HydraFacial is a medical grade treatment focused on cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration with no downtime. You will see instant and long-lasting results, with no recovery time needed. Any skin concerns such as dehydration, fine lines, acne and hyper pigmentation can be addressed with a HydraFacial treatment. The treatment works at several levels: DETOX Lymphatic drainage is done to increase circulation of the lymphatic system. This increases blood flow, brings oxygen to support the cells, restores hydration and eliminates toxins. EXFOLIATION Dead skin cells are gently exfoliated to reveal healthy, new skin. Botanical extracts are delivered deeply to cleanse and nourish the skin. BRIGHTENING AGENT A gentle glycolic and salicylic solution is used to loosen debris from your pores while brightening the appearance of the skin. EXTRACTIONS Extractions help to remove blackheads and draw out impurities in congested areas using a serum of natural salicylic acid and honey extract. HYDRATION The HydraFacial  treatment delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid and the most advanced and powerful antioxidants, peptides and multi-peptides to replenish the skin, leaving it hydrated, plumped up and at optimum skin health. REJUVENATION Red and infrared LED light is used to stimulate collagen and stimulate natural production of vitamin D, leaving your skin glowing. The thing that sets HydraFacial apart from average facial treatments is the fact that the skin looks clearer, smoother and glowing immediately afterwards without any side effects. In fact, it not only improves the appearance of facial skin, it leaves the skin looking healthy and rejuvenated. One of the few Cabo San Lucas spas that offer HydraFacial treatments is the Spa at Diamante Cabo San Lucas. The Spa at Diamante perfectly complements its members’ active, outdoor-oriented approach to health and well being. The expert staff provides comforting treatments that include a wide range of massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. The Spa combines the finest, most effective spa products available on the market.