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Cold Plunge

CONEY ISLAND, NY - JANUARY 1: People run into the water just off the Boardwalk January 1, 2014 at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of people gathered for the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear swim in the ocean.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)
CONEY ISLAND, NY – JANUARY 1: People run into the water just off the Boardwalk January 1, 2014 at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of people gathered for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear swim in the ocean. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Taking a cold plunge in the ocean is something members part of the Polar Bear Club in Coney Island, Brooklyn do all year round but especially in the winter months when the water is at freezing temperatures. I, myself try to get into the ocean as much as possible throughout the year but I prefer my plunges in the summer.

The benefits of swimming in the ocean are plenty and one of the reason why I stay so healthy throughout the year. Natural sea salt water is above all else cleansing to the body and all our organs. It is healing to the skin by keeping it hydrated, salt water contains minerals and vitamins that produce antibodies for our immune system, and it helps with blood circulation..plenty of reasons to enjoy it all summer long; but for those who enjoy the freezing cold plunges in the winter have their reasons as well. (Livestrong.com)

One reason is that the freezing cold temperatures help to activate brown fat in adult men. Brown fat is a heat-generating type of fat that burns energy instead of storing it, and this may have important implications when it comes to weight loss.These cold plunges have also been known to reduce muscle inflammation and pain and speed up recovery time after an injury. The exposure to the freezing temperatures can also help with stress and disease tolerance.(http://fitness.mercola.com/)

So whichever season you prefer for your plunge…there is no wrong turn when it comes to the ocean. Let me know in the comments how you take your dips!

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Belly Slimming Detox H2O

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We’ve covered the flat tummy water but now I wanted to share something I found that may help you permanently slim down that belly! The summer is currently in full swing and there is nothing I love more than drinking something delicious and refreshing that will help trim some fat!

I take the water with me to the beach, to the gym, while running errands, and to every meeting I have and so will you! Here is the recipe I found on ogorgeous.com:

  • 4-5 slices fresh cucumber
  • 1/2 small lemon sliced
  • 1/4 orange slices
  • few fresh mint leaves
  • 24 oz. of ice cold filtered water

Remember when making any sort of water cocktail, replace your fruit and herbs every 2-3 re-fills to get the maximum benefits from all the ingredients! Enjoy everyone!!

 

(Photo credit via ogorgeous.com)

Skin & Anti-craving Water

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New day, new h2O recipe! This one is all about keeping your skin beautiful and hydrated while controlling your cravings throughout the day. This recipe has all the ingredients to improve circulation, manage blood sugar levels, repair and maintain bone and teeth health, and get rid of stomach cramps and constipation! If you think it sounds complicated..think again because you may just have all these ingredients in your fridge right now!

  • 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 strawberry sliced
  • 1/4 apple sliced
  • few fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 24 oz. of ice cold water

Infuse everything overnight for the best results and then take it on the go in the morning!

 

(photo & recipe courtesy via ogorgeous.com)

Flat Tummy Water

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In the middle of the summer, there are days when you wake up and the weather is so beach perfect that it would be a crime not to hop into a bikini and head on out… but then the aweful bloating happens (womp, womp)
Here is a little recipe to follow to prevent that annoying bloated tummy. Make this and keep it available in your fridge for a quick detox and de-bloat.

In a BPA-free pitcher or a mason jar, add the following:

6 cups of filtered water
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 cucumber
1 sliced lemon
1/2 cup of sliced mint leaves
Let the mixture infuse overnight and you’re all set for a flat tummy in the morning!

Peekaombré

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…By Limor is coining the term right here, right now! A one of a kind creation, the PEEKAOMBRÉ!!

The hottest trend for the summer is spreading in popularity from every celeb to so many of my clients. This unique style is a blend of peekaboo highlights with an ombré finish bringing the best of both styles together into an amazing and fresh look! Every client will get a consultation regarding the best peekaombré color for their hair so we can create a custom look that is all YOU! 

Book your appointment today and don’t go another day without rocking the best style of the season…you’ll be happy you booked!

Salon is located on 6001 Strickland Ave. in Mill Basin Brooklyn, NY


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Brazilian Blowout

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With summer rolling around, we finally get the chance to take the hats and hoods off and show off our tresses. Winter may have been harsh and may have dried out your hair, roots, and taken away all the shine and nutrients; that is why …By Limor salon and spa offers the one of a kind Brazilian Blowout treatment for every client. The treatment that adds life back to your hair, restores shine, nutrients, and eliminates frizz. 

It will take 5 minutes for your blowout and will last 3-6 months along with Acai aftercare products offered from Brazilian Blowout and sold by us! This unique blowout is one of the only treatments that will take away hair damage caused by heat, cold, and hot irons. At …By Limor we are able to treat your hair while giving you the sleek look you have always wanted. We can work on straight, wavy, and curly hair but the result will always be amazing. 

The difference between this high nutrient keratin treatment compared to your standard Japanese straightening solution is that Brazilian Blowout is proven to make your hair feel amazing while adding nutrients from root to tip instead of stripping your hair of all natural vitamins. 

Book an appointment today to see what your hair has been missing. 

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Ombre Hair

OmbreSnow may still be in the forecast and icy temperatures are still possible for us here on the East coast, but we are already dreaming of summer styles and with summer styles come a few necessary changes to our hair!

Ombre hair has been HUGE in the past and it is definitely here to stay! ...By Limor is professionally trained by John Berrett himself and has mastered the technique of ombre coloring to perfection. It is a careful and intricate technique of creating color that blends into your natural hair color creating a fluid gradient of dark to light. Ombre hair looks amazing whether it is curled, braided, blown out, or wavy. The gradient color scheme also adds definition and life to the hair.

…By Limor is at your service to create a custom, one of a kind ombre look. Consultations are available and extensions coloring is also available.

Message on our Facebook page or send a direct message on Twitter. You can also book an appointment on Vagaro or call 347-782-6394.