There’s no denying that there are so many skincare treatments out there, it can be hard to chose which one is best situated to your needs. From Anti-Wrinkle Creams and Acne Extractions, to Laser Skin Peels and Collagen-Boosting Injections, it seems like every complexion woe can be solved with a single treatment. But what if you have more than one skin problem? That’s where the HydraFacial comes in handy. The Hydrafacial treatment is the newest and most advanced non-laser skin resurfacing treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously-delivering clearer, more beautiful skin. The treatment is used for a wide-variety of skin woes, including hyperpigmentation, brown spots, wrinkles, acne scarring and more. It’s like the holy grail of skin treatments! And because so, we’ve narrowed down a list of the top 5 reasons why a Hydrafacial is perfect for you, especially now that we’re approaching the fall and winter months, where hydration is imperative. 1. It’s good for all skin types As invigorating as the treatment may be, the Hydrafacial is actually a gentle, non-irritating procedure, making it great for all skin types-including those with sensitive skin. As with any treatment however, your physician or skincare professional may choose a specific treatment serum and/or customize the treatment a bit, for your unique skin conditions and needs. 2. There’s no downtime or pain The Hydrafacial is a simple and painless procedure, as it’s non-invasive and non-injecting. The treatment works by using a variety of different tools, to work together cohesively to gently deliver amazing results. In fact, the procedure is often described as feeling like a "cool paintbrush moving slowly over your face." And because this gently cooling sensation leaves nor pain or doesn’t render a recovering period, you may put on make-up and return to normal activities right after the treatment is complete. 3. It improves a variety of skin conditions The Hydrafacial is an amazing treatment for treating a wide-variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, brown spots, oily/clogged pores, acne scarring, and more. 4. It’s a quick and relaxing process As we mentioned earlier, there are 4 steps in a hydra-facial: cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. Between the four, the treatment can take as little as 30 minutes to complete. During the cleansing and exfoliation process, a technician will use a small "deplaning" tool that opens up pores and sweeps the uppermost layer of makeup debris and dead skin cells away. Many describe the feeling like a spinning toothbrush was being run over their face. In the extraction process, a technician will what is called a vortex-extraction nozzle, which basically acts as a vacuum. But the best (or the worst?) is that the cup at the base of the machine shows exactly what was extracted—and it's usually more than most think. Lastly, during hydration application, a technician will use a vortex-fusion tool, which infuses an antioxidant and collagen-rich serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration. Sounds relaxing doesn’t it? 5. You’ll get amazing results As we mentioned earlier, the results from the Hydrafacial are incomparable and you can see amazing results even after just one single process. Clearer more vibrant skin, a beautiful glow, and a more radiant tone (to name a few). We recommend using a single treatment for those who need a fresh and glowing appearance for a special event or occasion. However, for those wanting to maintain healthy skin, especially those with problematic skin, we recommend getting a treatment each month. Want to learn more about this amazing treatment or to book your consultation? Give us a call at Advanced Skin Care Day Spa and we’ll be more than happy to help. (212) 758-8867 You can also learn more about our products, treatments and procedures by checking out our Instagram at @advancedskincaredayspa
We know, you didn’t mean to get sunburned. You lost track of time, nodded off, or your forgot to reapply and before you actually even realized it, you scored a nasty sunburn. While it can take several hours for full damage to show its effect, it’s important to act fact. Sometimes though, (and we’re all guilty of it) we go without acting as fast as we should. Our skin may score some nasty peeling and signs of sun-damage, but year after year, summer after summer, we ignore all these signs.
While the easiest way to treat sunburn or sun-damaged skin is by healing it the moment it happens, sometimes that’s not always possible (or feasible). Luckily, there’s plenty of products and treatments on the market that can help improve both the short-term and long-term effects of sunburn and sun-damage.
...and we’ve got some great ones for you!
We’ve narrowed down a list of the top 8 treatments and solutions, all filled with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that can help revive and rejuvenate sun-damaged skin.
Advanced Skin Care Day Spa’s Oxygen Blast Treatment
When attempting to treat sunburn, the best thing you can do for your skin is to cool it down..fast.
And there’s no better way to achieve relief than with our Oxygen Blast Treatment.
Why? Because it literally blasts nutrients directly into the skin, while simultaneously cooling down the skin's temperature.
The result? Amazing glowing skin that’s packed with the nutrients needed to speed up the healing and recovery process of your skin.
However, if you’re looking for a more “take-home” approach to treating your skin, we recommend using two of our favorite products:
Oxygen Supreme (Oxygen Release Plasma Serum)
The Heal & Circulation, by Advanced Skin Care, is a superior and highly concentrated formulation that contains ingredients that have been used medically for wound healing (making it great for sunburned skin).
This serum is perfect for enhancing oxygen delivery, which is vital during cell culture for the production of healthy skin cells. It’s also great for those looking to see improvements towards flawless skin and does an incredible job at healing irritated and inflamed skin.
Cellular Complete Nourishment (Essential Skin Cell Nutrients)
Our second product, the Cellular Complete Nourishment, is just as equally powerful.
This nourishing formula is made to enhance and correct skin to its healthiest form. Loaded with the most powerful antioxidants, multi-vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, and other key ingredients, this product is perfect for those who are looking to recover hydration, improve uneven skin tone, and reduce the signs of aging.
Some other amazing products that we recommend from our spa include...
Epicuren’s Pure Aloe Vera Calming Gel
As we all know, Aloe Vera is the holy-grail for sunburns and Epicuren’s Aloe Vera Calming Gel is the holy-grail of holy-grails.
Aloe Vera gel, which is made from the central part of the aloe leaf, contains active compounds that reduce pain, inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair; it’s also an effective moisturizing agent.
What makes Epicuren’s version such a powerful remedy is that it not only contains Aloe Vera, but it’s also packed with other powerful antioxidants including Green Tea Extract and Cucumber Extract.
Epicuren’s Aloe Cucumber Mist
In need of some refreshing instant sun relief? Try Epicuren’s Aloe Cucumber Mist.
This ultra-light reviving mist offers a quick cooling solution using nature’s most healing ingredients in a pure hydrosol base (steam distillation of fresh plant parts such as leaves, fruits, flowers, etc.), to replenish and restore the skin.
Knutek Oxygen Spritz
Unlike tradition sunblocks which only protect against UVB (burning) rays, the revolutionary UVAPRO ingredient from Knutek’s Oxygen Spritz will protect against all UV rays and helps to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles.
In addition, to its protection against UV rays, this spritz is also packed with vitamin D and tea tree oil, which trigger the formation of collagen & elastin, reduce inflammation, heal and boost sun protection.
This product is perfect for those looking to tan, completely worry-free.
Knutek Oxygen Plasma
Knutek’s Oxygen Plasma is formulated with a high concentration of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) which is an organic sulfur. This product is perfect for healing skin because it feeds the skin with nourishments, oxygen and antioxidants, while increasing the formation of collagen and elastin.
This product is perfect for those who already suffer from sun-damage, as it helps rejuvenate current damage and prevents future damage.
Epicuren’s Noni Skin Elixer
This lightweight, oil-free gel combines antioxidant-rich noni juice with pure aloe vera gel to give the skin excellent tone and a fresh glow.
For those of you who don’t know, Noni juice comes from the Noni tree, which is a small, evergreen tree found in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, Australia and India that often grows among lava flows.
Known as a folk remedy for numerous treatments, this amazing superfruit has been used for countless years because of it’s amazing properties, including fighting against pain and providing cellular repair.
Noni, teamed up with Witch Hazel (an amazing astringent) and aloe vera gel make this tiny product the ultimate in skin repair, especially against those that suffer from sunburn.
To learn more about us, our products and the products we carry in our spa, head over to our website at www.advancedspa.com.
Alternatively, you can give us a call at (212) 758-887 and one of our trained professionals will be more than happy to help you with any of your questions.
Summer is officially here, and while you're stocking up on sandals, bathing suits and planning your next weekend getaway — you might want to consider buying some new sunscreens. However, we understand it can be overwhelming trying to find the best sunscreen for your individual skin type, skin needs as well as ensuring you’re getting the best bang for your buck. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the top sunscreens our spa has to offer— all infused with the necessary ingredients your individual skin type needs.
If you’re looking for a skin-tone specific sunscreen, we recommend using our...
Broad Spectrum Tinted Cream Sunscreens-SPF 30
Our Broad Spectrum Tinted Cream Sunscreen is an ultra luxury sunscreen designed to protect against both UVA/UVB rays, while providing the most natural feel and look to match your unique skin tone. This product also acts as a great moisturizer and can be used on all skin types.
Available in three ranges (Light, Medium, Dark).
If you’re looking for a sunscreen for sensitive skin, we recommend using…
COSMEDIX Reflect- SPF 30
This titanium, non-chemical sunscreen spray provides a broad spectrum SPF 30 protection and features a non-irritating, non-greasy formula. Formulated with micronized titanium dioxide and blended with two skin-specific antioxidants ( L-Glutathione and L-Superoxide Dismutase), this sunscreen is perfect (and gentle enough) for those with sensitive skin.
This potent little sunscreen absorbs quickly and leaves a beautiful matte finish.
If you’re suffering from problematic skin, we recommend using…
Epicuren Zinc Oxide Sunscreen-SPF 27
Problematic skin? Go for Epicuren’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen. This whipped, antioxidant-rich sunscreen naturally protects your skin from UV-related damage, including premature aging and hyperpigmentation. It’s transparent, all zinc protection, helps to lightly hydrate, reduce the appearance of dark spots, visibly even skin tone, and perfects your skin’s overall look.
Key ingredients include: Zinc Oxide (a naturally occurring mineral that gives broad spectrum sun protection from UVA and UVB rays), Epicuren Enzyme Concentrate Vitamin Protein Complex, Aloe Vera, and Rose Hips Oil.
If you’re looking for a sunscreen to withstand extreme elements, we recommend using…
Epicuren X-Treme Cream-SPF 45
Go for Epicuren’s X-treme Cream; it’s the perfect solution for adventurers and extreme outdoorsmen (and women, wink). This moisturizing formula is enhanced with Propolis (a compound produced by bees to fight infections, heal wounds, and more) and provides an invisible shield from harsh environmental elements, including windburn. The results: skin that appears supple and more radiant. Recommended for all skin types.
*Contraindications: Allergy to “Bee” products.
If you’re looking active in sports, especially outdoor sports, we recommend using…
Epicuren Active Sport Treat Sunscreen-SPF 30
From swimmers and cyclists, to professional surfers and beach volleyball players, it’s crucial to find a sunscreen that can not only withstand the harmful sun’s rays but is also sweat and water resistant. For water resistant needs, we recommend using Epicuren’s Active Sport Treat Sunscreen.
This water resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen, provides protection from UVA and UVB rays while in the water for up to 80 minutes. This sunscreen includes moisturizers and antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil, and many other herbal extracts; making this the perfect solution for all skin types.
If you’re looking to protect aging skin against environmental stresses we recommend using…
Luzern LA Defense-SPF 30
Luzern Laboratories’ La Defense SPF 30 shields skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, as well as environmental stresses like smoke, pollution and free radicals—making it the perfect solution for those who live in big cities (like New York). *Wink.
Formulated with dozens of antioxidants, vitamins and hyaluronic acid, this product helps to promote collagen and minimize visible signs of aging to keep skin looking healthy, supple and youthful.
This product is suitable for even the most delicate skin. In fact, it’s so gentle it can be used to protect the delicate eye area and skin after aesthetic/clinical procedures.
If you’re looking for an all-natural, yet potent sunscreen we recommend trying...
Osmosis Ultra Sheer Broad Spectrum - SPF 30
Osmosis’ Shade Moisturizer is the perfect broad-spectrum/high-performance sun-protecting moisturizer. This gluten-free and vegan-friendly sunscreen and is packed with Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Rose Hip. In addition, this potent product utilizes micronized zinc (13%), which does not break down and does not absorb into the system—resulting in sheer, long-lasting coverage
To learn more about us, our products and the products we carry in our spa, head over to our website at www.advancedspa.com. Alternatively, you can give us a call at (212) 758-887 and one of our trained professionals will be more than happy to help you with any of your questions.
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