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The Gift that Puts Their Best Face Forward

October 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Gift advice, Gift Idea, NJ Day Spa, Skin Care

Spa gift certificates are still one of the most popular holiday gifts around.  There’s no better way to show you care then to give someone a gift that truly benefits their health and well being.  So, if you are thinking of buying someone special a NJ spa gift card this holiday season, why not go [...]

Using Microdermabrasion to Erase the Signs of Acne Scars in NJ

One of the most common skin concerns I see in my spa is scarring as a result of breakouts.  Acne can strike at any age leaving tell tale signs of a struggle with unhealthy skin.  Often times, acne scars leave deep wounds on the skin, and sometimes the skin never fully recovers.  There are a [...]

VITAMIN C AFFECTS SKIN AGING.

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Anti-aging Skin Care, Education, Skin Care

WHY VITAMIN “C” FACIAL? Skin aging is greatly influenced by several factors including genetics, environment (e.g., sun exposure) and lifestyle (e.g., diet and smoking). Skin aging affects both the function and the appearance of the skin. Signs of skin aging include fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, thinning skin (atrophy) and broken blood vessels. These dermal changes [...]

What Is the Difference Between Serum and Moisturizer?

Are you finding it hard to decide what’s better for your skin: a facial serum or a facial moisturizer?  You don’t have to choose between the two.  Both are great for your skin and play different roles in keeping your skin healthy. While serums can deliver moisturizer, most serums are prescribed to deliver vitamins, nutrients, [...]

Skin Care for Men

July 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Skin Care, Skin Care Treatments

Do men really need their own skin care products? Well, yes and no. You see, men’s skin IS different from ours, in many different ways. For starters, a man’s skin is thicker, firmer, has larger pores, contains more Elastin, and is usually more oily than a woman’s. Most men’s skin care products address these specific [...]

Benefits of Facials for Men

July 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Skin Care, Skin Care Treatments

It’s common for men to suffer from redness, razor burn, break-outs, dryness or excessive oiliness.  Until recently, there were very few options for men to treat these conditions in terms of products and regular skin care. Customized skin care products for men and facials for men can now treat and prevent these common skin conditions [...]

How To Treat Hyperpigmentation of the Skin

June 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Pigmentation, Skin Care

They are known by many names, but basically they look the same: darker areas on our faces, or hyper-pigmentation.  Almost anyone can develop hyperpigmentation of the skin, regardless of race or ethnicity with varying degrees of severity. For mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, creams are available by prescription and over-the-counter.  The most popular method of treating [...]

The Important Differences Between Toner and Astringent

June 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Beauty Tips, Education, Skin Care

What Is the Difference Between Astringent and Toner? Two of the most popular but often misused cleansing products available are toners and astringents. Both products are almost a ‘must’ in every skin care regimen, however, your particular skin type will determine whether you use an astringent or a toner. Astringents and tone are similar in [...]

Help, I am 40 Years Old and I have Acne!

May 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Acne, Education, Skin Care

Question: Dear Val, can you help me? I am 40 years old and I just started breaking out! I have never really suffered from acne before so I have no idea why this is happening or what to do? Help! Answer: Hello my dear.  Do not panic.  First of all you are not alone to [...]

Facial Massage—Friend or Foe?

May 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Acne, Education, Skin Care

Question: Dear Val, I recently went for a facial at a beautiful spa.  It was great, very relaxing.  The only problem was the Aesthetician insisted on giving me a facial massage as part of the facial. I told her that I didn’t think I should get one because I have acne-prone skin and I had [...]

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