By: Miraval’s Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist

Exfoliate or start a peel series

Your skin can appear dull and dry after a summer spent in the sun; Exfoliation can remove the dull dead layer of skin, and unclog pores plugged by regular sunscreen use. But be gentle with exfoliation use a gentle scrub or mild AHA or Glycolic acid to exfoliate. Exfoliate only once or twice a week, don't get too aggressive, over exfoliation and over scrubbing can scratch, tear, and damage skin and can also dry your skin out.  Make sureif you use a scrub that it is a gentle scrub and use light pressure. Another option is to start a peel series, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid peels, done with your aesthetician or at your dermatologist's office. These procedures are more effective and quicker at removing the superficial dead layer of skin.

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

This month begins with Mars the warrior in Virgo in dissonance to Uranus, the tech god in Aries indicates unexpected changes and nervous tension for some and reckless actions for others. Those born near March 7th could experience car trouble or computer problems. Patience and self-control are advised.

Monday and Tuesday October 5 and 6 are full of astro-activity.  Venus and the sun in discord to Pluto the god of change can indicate others question your authority . Cooperation or compromise is advised. Relationships can under scrutiny. Capricorns born near January 2-3 and Librans born near October 5-6 should watch for manipulations. however this is a good time for analysis and research.

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By Miraval's Casey Shaw, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

Are you interested in practicing at home but feel overwhelmed by to-dos or don’t feel like you have enough space?  Setting up a special space for your sacred time with yourself can be a motivation and inspiring first step to bringing your practice into your home. 

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By: Miraval's Alysa Volpe, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

This year is the 25th anniversary of Tucson’s All Souls Procession and to celebrate we welcome you to learn about and participate in the celebration. I am fortunate to have been born and raised in the Sonoran Desert and feel blessed to have had the benefit of living in a place rich in Mexican and Native American culture and influence. Being able to experience the many traditions that have survived for centuries in Southern Arizona is something I am grateful for. The Day of the Dead came about after nearly 2500 years of indigenous practices focused on remembering the departed through ritual within this area and other parts of Mexico and Central America. With the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century, the Catholic Church appropriated many of the native rituals of remembrance and created All Souls Day. Throughout all cultures, people have found ways to feel connected and honor their ancestors, children, parents and all who have touched them during their lifetimes.

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By: Miraval's Pam Trudeau, Fitness Supervisor

Poor Posture not only makes you look heavier it takes a toll on your joints. When you “slouch” your upper body appears heavier and larger.  Neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain can all be the result of poor posture wearing on your bones.

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