What is your OHA Moment?

You know those moments when it all just clicks – those ‘aha!’ moments.

Well, your skin can have those too. We like to call it an OHA Moment. 

Maybe it happens suddenly – like when you’re washing your face. You take the day off, and and feel wonderful and fresh and clean as you put on moisturizer. Or maybe it sneaks up on you, like it did for me. I used to struggle with dry, flaky skin that still broke out through the seasonal transition into winter. Once I started using OHA, my skin stopped being unhappy – coming out of my first winter using OHA, I realized my skin had been happy and moisturized throughout the whole cold winter season. No dryness or flakes, just happy, balanced skin. Aaaaah! (see below for my favorite OHA routine!) 

red-scribble-heart ohamomentWe want to hear about your OHA Moment! Do you have a story about how OHA helped your skin? Do you feel a special connection to an OHA product? How does OHA make you feel, and how do you like to use it?

We’d love to hear what you love about OHA!

Share your OHA Moment one of these ways:

  • Send an email to info@ohaskin.com with your message telling us what you love about OHA or
  • Send us a Facebook message or
  • Write on our Facebook wall

Be sure to hashtag your #OHAMoment! If you’re feeling extra radiant, include a selfie.

We are excited to read about your #OHAMoments!

Warmly,

Karissa
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My OHA routine: I start and end my day with the Cleansing Milk. In the mornings, I follow it with the CoQ10 & Argan Face Cream, or Sensitive Skin Therapy if I feel a breakout coming. Then I mix some Green Tea Cleansing Milk and Intensive Nutrient Complex (or Advanced Treatment Serum in the winter), and massage into my face and neck.

At night, after I cleanse and exfoliate, I use the Under Eye Therapy, and then apply my cocktail of Green Tea Cleansing Mist, Night Cream, and Intensive Nutrient Complex. About once a week I also treat myself to a mask with the Supercritical Co2 Gel Mask. My skin’s never been happier!

#OHAMoment

09.24.15

#OHA101: Fall Skincare Tips for Glowing Skin

Summer Sun & Fun Give Way to Crisp Air – and Updated Skincare

fall tree and fieldFall brings more than just back-to-school madness and pumpkin spice everything. With the changing weather, it’s important to maintain and update your skincare routine to reflect your inner glow.

We want you and your skin to stay healthy and happy. Read on for OHA’s fall skincare tips:

  • Stay hydrated. This one seems like a summer tip, but as the temperature drops, your skin gets drier – prevent this by staying hydrated from the inside out. Drink lots of water, and quench your skin with a Hydrating Mist, mixed with a serum. Keeping your skin hydrated also boosts your immune system to keep you healthier going into the cold and flu season.
  • Exfoliate your face and body. Flaky skin from summer fun and dropping temperatures can be remedied with a moisturizing exfoliant. Use a good loofah and some Facial Sugar Scrub (great all over your body!) to slough off dead skin cells and keep your skin glowing.
    • sun worshipUse sun protection. Another one that seems summery, but the sun’s rays are intense year-round. It’s important not to let up on UV protection even though summer is over – clouds can even magnify UV rays. Our Natural Sun Protection Lotion protects you all year.
  • Switch to a richer face moisturizer. Protect skin from drier air and low temperatures by using a richer moisturizer to replenish your skin. Rich doesn’t have to mean heavy, either: try the Advanced Moisture Treatment for nourishing essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants that absorb beautifully into your skin.
  • Protect your lips. We definitely are plagued by dry, flaky lips when the season changes. Even though you want to lick your lips constantly, that’s not a good idea – it dries them out even more! But if you have to lick your lips, make them taste delicious with Chocolate & Rose Lip Butter – so moisturizing, you won’t have to lick any more (though you’ll want to – yum!).

The end of summer is always a little sad for us, but endings always signify opportunity and new beginnings. Savor the changing light, colorful leaves, and coming cozy winter months, and be good to yourself.

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– Karissa Lew – contributing writer

09.10.2015

Color, Color

These days, glass and plastic bottles come in lots of different colors. Here at OHA, our glass and plastic bottles are brown. Most people think we just picked the color because of aesthetics. But the truth is, there is a reason why we choose to store our products in dark colored bottles.

OHA skincare products are made using plant based organic ingredients. Since we don’t use synthetic preservatives, our products are sensitive to light and heat. Our brown colored bottles shield light away and help protect the ingredients in our products. Therefore, the whole ingredients in your OHA product remains balanced and full of the healing, restorative and regenerative elements. Be sure to always keep your OHA purchase out of direct sunlight and away from heat.

Relaxing with OHA

We talked last week about how to feel revived during this hectic season but sometimes, you just need to relax. OHA can help. For the last several blogs, we’ve highlighted the vitamins and botanical extracts in this skin care line, but a third component is aromatherapy. Now let’s get something straight about aromatherapy. Candle companies will have you believe that “aromatherapy” is feeling better from being in the midst of good smells. The true meaning of “aromatherapy” is “the therapeutic use of plant-derived essential oils”.  It’s not about breathing in synthetic vanilla fragrances, but about healing with pure aromatics. We want our customers to have a positive relationship with aromatic plants because what go hand in hand with those aromas are plants’ healing properties. We’ve come up with some helpful tips to get you feeling easy breezy in no time with some of OHA’s most aroma-therapeutic products for relaxation:

Lavender Field in France

Night Cream: OHA is the only skin care company using organic Kashmir lavender from the Himalayas. This is one of the finest lavenders in the world and it’s in this Night Cream to soothe frayed nerves. The natural healing powers of lavender are intensified by the association with what a lot of people consider the most healing and spiritual place on earth. Australian Sandalwood, also included in this blend, has been used for temple building because it’s believed to protect one from negative energies and surround one in divine presence. Beyond having a beautifully nourishing cream to apply at night, you can bask in the spiritual and healing aspects of these exotic and rare oils. Take time to breathe in the rich aroma and try it for daytime use, too, especially if you need extra calm in your day.

Rosewood Lavender Shea Body Butter: Rosewood is considered to be one of seven trees in the South American culture that can transform the planet. It is thought by the South Americans to be guarded by angel spirits and they use it as a rite of passage when their people die. This blend also includes English Lavender, which contains different compounds from Kashmir lavender due to the entirely different soil. Lavender grows all across the world from the Himalayas, to England, to the USA, to Australia. Martha’s OHA formulations feature lavenders from all over the world in order to provide the skin with every possible healing compound that lavender has to offer.

Intensive Nutrient Complex: Martha’s a firm believer in “it takes a village” when it comes to formulating with essential oils. That’s why she included 7 different lavenders, 3 vanilla balsams and a bouquet of soothing and healing florals in the essential oil blend for this best selling treatment serum. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of chocolate, coffee, tea or wine, you will appreciate our use of small but over-the-top skilled, artisan essential oil producers. These producers and Martha’s skill in blending assures you of true aromatherapy in every application of OHA.

Enough said. How should you use these products to relax? We suggest using any of these as a balm for temples, shoulders, feet and anywhere else a massage therapist would release tension. Be aware of the long history of lavender providing beauty rest that we all need so badly this time of year. As you apply these products to your face and body, take a moment to breathe deeply and enjoy the relaxation that follows.

Best to your holidays!