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5 Must Have Foods For Beautiful Skin

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

Did you know that certain foods can work wonders on your skin? The products that you use on your skin make a difference but also the food that you eat! In our USTA aesthetic and massage therapy courses we teach the benefits of nutrition and how it relates to skincare health. We want to share these wonderful foods on the blog so that you can start to incorporate them into your everyday diet to create a radiant, glowing complexion.

5 Must have foods for beautiful skin

  1. kale for glowing skinKale. You have heard the saying “eat your dark leafy greens” right? Kale is one of the best dark greens that you can incorporate into your diet. It’s one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light. Just one cup of kale gives you 134% and 133% of your daily value for skin-firming vitamin C and A!
  2. Walnuts. Walnuts are the only type of nut that contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is especially important for vegetarians who are skipping fish. A deficiency in this fatty acid can result in eczema and dry skin.
  3. Kiwi. This tiny, power packed fruit has incredible amounts of Vitamin C. Nearly 120% of your daily Vitamin C intake is in 1 kiwi! This vitamin helps your skin create collagen. Those who have their daily intake of Vitamin C have noticeably less wrinkles.
  4. Carrots. Eating carrots can give you a natural glow. Carrots are loaded with carotenoid which helps fight against aging.
  5. Tomatoes. Tomatoes help keep skin incredible healthy! Packed with lycopene and vitamins A, C and K, tomatoes help shrink pores, treat acne and heal sunburns.

We all know that eating healthy helps us fight diseases but we forget that we should eat healthy to take care of our largest organ!

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Why We Offer Aromatherapy In Our Programs

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016


The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy defines aromatherapy as “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.”

Aromatherapy is an essential part of our aesthetic and massage school and is included with every program. Our classes educate students on the safe and therapeutic uses of essential oils and how it relates to increased income. All of our students will be able to confidently consult with clients, evaluate which essential oils would be appropriate and ensure they can use them safely and effectively.


Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

  • Gives relief to migraines or headaches
  • Speeds up healing processes
  • Boosts cognitive performance
  • Increases circulation
  • Increases energy
  • Relieves stress
  • Aids in relaxation
  • Relieves pain
  • Fights depression
  • Promotes restful sleeping
  • Digestive health
  • Helps remove toxins

Why Aromatherapy at USTA?

During each course we teach how to make body care products for personal and professional use. Students will walk away from any course at USTA knowing know to blend, use essential oils and customize these oils for their clients experience. Combining essential oils with the techniques we teach in our programs creates a power packed client session. When using these oils during a client session it helps promote physiologic, spiritual and emotional wellness. Students will walk away from our programs understanding aromatherapy and how to apply it to their everyday. Knowing the client benefits of aromatherapy creates a higher earning potential and a great advantage over the competition. This is just another reason why Universal Spa Training Academy is the educational choice for future bodywork and skin care professionals!

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The Benefits Of Starting Your Day With Lemon Water

Posted on: July 15th, 2016

lemon waterHere at USTA nutrition is an essential chapter in our skin care program. We teach our students about the benefits of what you put in your body can really make a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. There are many benefits to drinking lemon water during the day, but especially when you first wake up! Below are a few benefits to starting your day with lemon in your water.

Benefits of starting your day with lemon water

  • Hydration: Our bodies are naturally dehydrated when we wake up in the morning. Starting your day with lemon water helps to rehydrate and replace the fluids that are lost in your body. 
  • Aids in digestion: Lemon water helps flush out toxins in the body. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion.
  • Balances pH Levels: Lemons are naturally acidic on their own, but they are one of the most alkalizing foods for our bodies. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.
  • Clears Skin: Lemon water helps to clear skin and fight free radical damage. Lemons are packed with vitamin C which is vital for healthy, glowing skin!
  • Energizes and Enhances Your Mood: Ever feel sluggish in the morning? Reach for the lemon water first thing in the morning to feel energized.
  • Boosts Immune System: Lemons contain citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene that promote immunity and fight infection.


Does anyone else have a new found LOVE for lemons? Here at USTA we understand how important it is to learn about nutrition not only for skin health, but overall health as well. Click to learn more about our skincare program at our aesthetic school.