New Year Resolutions That Work!

Here are several simple steps to keep feeling and looking your best all year long…

Reinforce your skincare routine:

  • Cleanse twice a day it’s essential for healthy skin.
  • Exfoliate. Get rid of old skin to reveal fresh skin cells.
  • Try RESCUE favorite Lotion P50 “1970” containing Lactic Acid. Recommended to use twice a day.  Or use Valmont ‘s fine grain exfoliant twice a week.
  • Stay loyal to retinol.  Trends in skincare come and go Vitamin A derivative retinol has been proven to stimulate collagen, reduce wrinkles, and prevent breakouts.  WARNING: Do not use retinol before waxing and make sure to wear SPF.
  • Moisturize like a pro.  Smooth on free radical fighting antioxidant serum, my favorite is DNA Repair by Valmont. Followed by a hydrating moisturizer.  I recommend 24 hour cream.
  • DIY Facial. Take some time to add a mask to your routine, twice weekly. Rescue cult classic Mask Vivant is like nutrition power pack for the skin. Renewing Pack is our favorite for a skin thirst quencher.
  • Protect your skin.  Our skin is under constant assault; pollution, UV rays, and the elements. So protect it during the day with an adequate UVA & UVB sunscreen. Making sure you apply a serum underneath, like Fluide VIP O2.  You don’t want sunscreen directly on your skin. Also make sure to remove sunscreen at night… you don’t want those chemicals falling asleep with you.

Drink Plenty of Water!

  • Dehydrated skin is old looking skin.  Boo, who wants that? Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.  Try an at home Rescue favorite by infusing with lemon & lime or orange, cucumber, and mint.

Exercise!

  • Revamp your routine.  Keep your blood flowing. Try new classes at yoga.  Try new sports like tennis, swimming, or racketball.

Diet

  • My favorite skin enhancers are avocado, flax seed, chia seeds, nuts, fatty fish (think salmon), berries, lean protein and vegetables.
  • Avoid processed foods, white flour, soft drinks, and fast food.

Update your makeup bag.

  • Our skin is forever changing what worked previously may not be the best makeup for you going forward.  Try different foundation, our RESCUE favorite is the L’Elixir des Glaciers Teint Precieux. It’s like a skincare enhancer with precieux serum and a self adjusting coverage.  This is way beyond any bb cream out there.
  • Experiment. Try new colors.
  • Make sure your eyebrows are beautifully shaped.  It looks like this year is still going to be all about brows and lashes.  Try Revitalash and Revitabrow for the healthiest, fullest, lashes and brows imaginable.

Update your wardrobe

  • This year different patterns and textures work together. Experiment with what’s already in your wardrobe. Dig out some patterns you’d never thought you’d wear together and go for it. Borrow mom’s and grandma’s old clothes for a retro revival.  It makes dressing up fun!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Danuta Mieloch, Owner and Esthetician at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

 

Happy Holidays from Danuta!

With the holidays right around the corner I’d like to share some of my quick tips on how to look fresh, stay healthy, and glowy!

  1. Good grooming goes a long way.  Make sure this time of the year to squeeze in your eyebrow shaping, manicure, and bikini wax for a quick pick me up! Everything else seems so much easier when you have the basics down. A beautiful nail color can be your best accessory, eyebrows frame your face, and a bikini wax leaves you ready for anything (beach, bed, whatever)!
  2. We all want radiant glowing skin which is easily attainable with a consistent skincare regime.  Make sure you don’t cut corners this time of the year and continue to cleanse well, especially at night after you’ve had a few cocktails and would rather go straight to bed.  A mild acid peel is an instant brightener!  An at home alpha beta peel from Dr. Dennis Gross or P50 “1970” will do the trick. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize… this is the time of the year to go for it. Serums, Masks, Creams.  My go to products right now are Fluide VIP O2 and Elixir Glacier Face Cream, I love using them together for an incredible radiance.
  3. It’s the best season to have fun with makeup!  When else in the year can you use sparkle all over and get away with it?  Going from day to night I’ll play up either lips or eyes.  Deeper plums and emerald green for the eyes can be festive without going overboard.  You can’t go wrong with a classic red lip and a little black dress.
  4. Finding a balance with your lifestyle during the holidays can be a pain.  So if I OD on champagne I’ll have a nice green juice for breakfast and drink plenty of water the following morning, it makes me 50% good.  I usually aim for 75% good with my diet, December is quite unique and I’m happy with 50/50.
  5. It’s better to give than to receive! Gift Giving is the easiest thing for me. I offer all my friends Rescue Gift Certificates, relaxation is something I know they’ll appreciate.
  6. Holiday ambiance is important to me.  I keep a holiday candle on my coffee table with the beautiful seasonal floral arrangements my sister-in-law makes.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Danuta Mieloch, Owner and Esthetician at Rescue Spa