Body Acne and How to Treat It

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dealing with acne on your body…

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It’s already hard enough when you have to deal with acne on your face, but dealing with acne on your body is another story.

For some of us, skin breakouts can be more far reaching than the face, influencing bigger territories of the body. It normally happens on the back, midsection, neck, shoulders, and upper arms. We spend most of our AM and PM skincare regmen concentrating on the face, neck and décolletage. It is time we start paying attention to our back and work on getting the skin on our back “summer-ready”.

Back acne, simply called bacne, can be very hard to fix. There are a lot of products that are acne fighting and work really really well on the face, but your back does not respond as well to them. Even though the root causes of blemishes are basically the same in both places (face and back), the skin on your face is very different from the skin on your back. The skin on the back is thicker than the skin on the face which means the back is more resilient, can handle stronger treatments and exfoliants that would be considered too harsh for the face.

Here are some of my favorite products that are more specialized and easy to use.

  • Biologique Recherche P50 Corps – the gentle retexturizing formula is great for eradicating pores, smoothing away rough patches, and boosting hydration levels. It balances skin PH and regulates oil production,-perfect for treating your back and the whole body.
  • Gounjae Charcoal Sulfur Soap – amazing handcrafted  bar soap from South Korea. Charcoal sulfur soap targets oily and troubled skin.
  • Environ B-Active Sebuwash Cleanser – a foaming, gel cleanser that gently removes excess oils and environmental debris without drying the skin. Great for oily, problematic and congested skins and with the help of Tea Tree oil and Salicilic Acid it’s perfect for combating stubborn blemishes on your body.
  • Environ Multivitamin Body Moisturiser – with high concentration of Vitamin A, C and E and antioxidants, leaves skin revitalized, radiant, even toned and smooth.
  • Environ Dermalac Lotion – contains AHAs for use on rough, congested skin.

Tools:

  • Baudelaire Cedar Bath Brush – perfect,100% boar-bristles whole body brush that stimulates circulation and speeds up acne healing.
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Body Scrub Towel – removes toxins and excess oil and leaves the skin revitalized and refreshed.
  • Aquis Exfoliating Back Scrubber – helps improve skin texture and reduces bacne. It deep cleans and polishes that hard to reach back side, improves circulation and skin tone, all while removing impurities.
  • Lightstim for Acne – soothes, heals and prevents new acne from forming while healing existing breakouts.

Quick Lifestyle Tips:

  • The shorter the time between exercising and showering, the better for your skin. No shower access, no problem. Sensibio H2O Wipes by Bioderma are awesome for cleansing on the go.
  • Wear loose, breathable, clean clothes.
  • Use mild, fragrance-free detergents.
  • Clean up your diet and remember to hydrate.

A combination of these products and tools will leave bacne no chance!

Cheers to clear skin,

Diana Yerkes

Memorial Day Weekend Skincare Prep with Rescue Spa Esthetician Diana Yerkes

Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Diana Yerkes and I am a licensed esthetician here, at the beautiful Rescue Spa. This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend which means summer is quickly approaching. This time of year we all favor lighter and weightless textures when it comes to our beauty regimens. Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite products that are heat and humidity approved…

Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2
MBR Enzyme Cleansing Booster
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970
Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110
Biologique Recherche Serum Fluide VIP o2
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Environ Intensive Antioxidant Gel
Environ Avance DFP 312 Cream
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION GEL BIOSENSIBLE S.R. (SEBUM REGULATING)
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION ORIGINELLE REGENERANTE
JAN MARINI PHYSICAL PROTECTANT SPF45
LIPPMAN COLLECTION RICH GIRL SPF 25 ANTI-AGING HAND AND CUTICLE CREAM
CHANTECAILLE BEAUTE LIP SCREEN TINT NEUTRAL SPF 15

For more information about the products mentioned in this video please visit www.shoprescuespa.com. If you enjoyed today’s video please be sure to comment and subscribe to our channel.  See also Diana’s blog on the Importance of Sun Protection: http://beautyaficionado.com/preventio…

Be well and enjoy the sun responsibly!

Rescue Spa Esthetician,
Diana Yerkes

HOW TO UNDO SKIN DAMAGE BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY

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While common skin ailments are troublesome no matter what stage of life you’re in, they can feel especially exacerbated when you have a wedding on the horizon. You’re of course your own worst critic and things are often not as bad as you perceive, but the idea of high-definition photography and hundreds and pairs of eyes examining you can leave even the most low-key bride nervous. Lucky for us, Danuta Mieloch, Esthetician and owner of Rescue Spa (soon opening an NYC location!), filled us in on what you can do to correct almost any problem plaguing your appearance. Keep in mind that according to Danuta, “It takes daily self-discipline to cleanse, exfoliate, treat, moisturize, and protect your skin to achieve the goal of perfection. The sooner you get started, the better!”

Sunspots
While avoiding direct sunlight should always be the goal, this isn’t always a practical (or fun!) solution. However, unsightly skin damage very well may result. “Lighter skin tends to develop freckles and sunspots, whereas darker skin becomes patchy and shadowed. Luckily, there are several options to correct this, but know that not all spots can be treated equally.”

Many treatments like hydroquinone and RetinA can be rather harsh and actually increase the problem. To be on the safe side, start with a balancing and regulating skincare regimen while slowly introducing more acting ingredients. “Retinol is not as harsh as RetinA, and should be used up to two nights a week. This will work especially well when alternated with Vitamin C and IPL treatments. Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 Pigm 400 is a product you can safely use daily. Rather than hydroquinone, it uses kojic acid and niacinamide to effectively reduce pigmentation while still respecting and protecting the skin.”

Unfortunately with this ailment, patience is the key. “Whenever pigmentation doesn’t respond quickly to treatment, it means the damage is deep and will take time to surface. Often times during treatment it can appear darker before it begins to lighten.”

Breakouts
Acne doesn’t just plague the face, and spots on the chest and back are certainly not what you want people looking at when you’re in your dress. “To cleanse hard to reach places, rely on the genius Aquis Back Scrubber. Lotion P50 1970 should be applied across any problem area to remove every trace of sweat and oil buildup, the major cause of acne. To further treat, try Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All Over Blemish Solution.”

If you’re noticing this problem more than normal leading up to your wedding, you very well may have your amped up SoulCycle routine to blame. Make sure to shower as soon as possible after every workout.

Acne Scars
While some at-home exfoliating treatments will help to lessen scarring caused by acne, serious results are best achieved by the pros. “This is especially well treated by clinical laser treatments as well as regular professional microdermabrasion to soften and smooth your skin,” explains Mieloch.

Keratosis Pilaris
Unless your dress is long-sleeved, you want your arms to be in tip-top shape before your walk down the aisle. Those pesky red bumps that plague so many is a condition called keratosis pilaris, caused by a buildup of keratin. “My go-to treatment is P50 Corps as well as dermalac lotion to remove the dead skin cells,” says Mieloch. “Follow with a good body moisturizer since this condition is more likely to appear if you have dry skin.”

Written by Casey Sharbaugh for Over The Moon
Photographed by Paul Reynolds Photography

Danuta shares her skincare secrets and everything on her radar with Philadelphia Magazine.

Danuta shares her skincare secrets and everything on her radar,
on page 46 of the June 2017 Philadelphia Magazine Summer Guide.

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The founder of Rescue Spa is a longtime fixture on Philly’s beauty scene, but now after fielding desperate pleas from our neighbors up north, she’s expanding beyond her Rittenhouse outpost with an NYC location, slated to open later this summer. Here, she shares her skin-care secrets and everything on her radar.


FAVORITE THINGS


JEWELRY STAPLE:
A gold charm necklace from TownHome in Rittenhouse. “All of my friends and family know I have it and usually get me additions.”

LITTLE LUXURIES:
A men’s rose gold panerai watch, a great handbag, and comfortable pair of Gucci loafers.

ON MY NIGHTSTAND:
A Tivoli radio and a stack of magazines.

MORNING FUEL:
“I make myself a green juice in my Omega juicer­­­­­­­­– lemon, apple, ginger, parsley, celery and kale.”

RECENT SPLURGE:
A lightweight sweater by The Row.

COLLECTION:
Buddha and Ganesh figurines, old perfume bottles and antique Lalique glass.


BEAUTY ARSENAL


FAVORITE FRAGARNCE
Odin 11 or Il Profvmo’s Ginger, depending on the season.

SKIN-CARE ESSENTIALS:
Biologique Recherche. “I always have Lait U, Lotion P50 1970, Masque Vivant, Fluide VIP O2 and sunscreen.”

GO-TO GADGET:
LightStim LED Light Therapy, a UV-free at-home light system that helps regenerate skin cells.

MAKEUP MUST-HAVE

Valmont foundation, L’Elixir des Glaciers, in Rosy Beige. “It’s like a tinted serum for your skin.”

NEW PRODUCT
“I turned 50 this year, so currently I am testing Liquid Surgery Serum by MBR. It comes with a hefty price tag but it’s worth the splurge!”


OUT AND ABOUT


CURRENTLY WORKING ON
Rescue Spa’s second location, at 29 East 19th Street in New York City.

FAVORITE BAR
Center City’s Oyster House during happy hour, for a glass of wine.

NEXT VACATION:
Paris and South of France. “Poland is also a regular stop, to visit my mom.”

FAVORITE MARKET:
Reading Terminal Market. “It’s busy and overwhelming, but I have my favorite stops.”

EXERCISE:
Ashtanga yoga, jogging and anything outdoors.

FAVORITE BOUTIQUE
Montaigne Market or Colette, both in Paris. “They’re like mini galleries.”

Lunchtime Retreat at Rescue

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Lunchtime Retreat Facial – $95

Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm | Throughout April

In Just 30 Minutes Renew, Refresh, Reset

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Try our 30 minute smoothing and brightening treatment to expedite shedding of dull winter skin.  Treatment includes cleansing, microdermabrasion and customized with the proper TCA or AHA peel.  Schedule your appointment at 215.772.2766

Brow & Lash Tint – $50

Refresh with a Brow and Lash tint with our resident makeup artist
Veronica Lopez for $50 throughout April.

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Kai Manicure – $45

Our classic manicure with the light fragrance of gardenia wrapped in white exotics.

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Kai Pedicure – $60

Our classic pedicure with the light fragrance of gardenia wrapped in white exotics.

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Reset Your Body for Spring At Rescue

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Reset Your Body
With a Massage at Rescue

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The dramatic swings in the weather lately can play chaos on our bodies and to our moods.  There is a growing body of social psychological research on the effect weather plays in our lives.  Scientific research on weather changes and how we react are not always positive.  For example, weather swings from warm to cold lead to lethargy and we tend to work out less and neglect our body.  Weather swings to rain lead to less light and our body’s serotonin levels decrease, increasing our body’s desire for carbohydrates and we thus eat more.  Combat the dramatic shifts in our weather – hot to cold, sun to rain and everything in between with a well deserved and restorative massage.  Summer will eventually arrive and we can soak up the benefits of the sunshine.  In the meantime, visit Rescue for a Massage.

-Heidi Oakley

Daylight Savings ☀️ ☀️ ☀️

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Spring Forward At Rescue:

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Massage therapy helps us to transition with the start of Daylight Savings Time.  On Sunday March 12th we “spring forward” one hour.  While one hour may not seem that significant, we can become sleep deprived.  We also naturally increase our activity with the extra hour of daylight.

Our body wakes up from the dormancy of winter and this increased activity can cause our body to run down.  This fatigue can lead to accidents and injuries.

Honor your body’s circadian rhythm.  Help your body transition into the new season of greater light and more movement with a nurturing and restorative massage.

Massage also provides physical alignment with the psychological changes that occur with daylight saving time.

You deserve the relief a massage brings!

Enjoy your extra hour of daylight!”

-Heidi Oakley

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Find Winter Relief At Rescue

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Don’t let this time of year hijack your health.  By getting massages during these colder days, you are increasing your circulation, heightening your immune system, and relieving your muscles from the tension of just being cold. Massage is a somatic (body) therapy but also a great antidote for helping with seasonal affective disorder.  A well-done massage can enhance a person’s outlook as well as lessen incidences of fatigue & anxiety.  Winter presents us all with a unique group of challenges both physically & mentally, as well as the blues.  When the thermometer drops, massage therapy will bring up your spirits & warm up your body.  Find relief this winter at Rescue Spa.  Spring will be here on March 2oth.

Till then… Be Well,

Heidi Oakley

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NEW at RESCUE! ReFa 4 Carat

Dual rolling designed to deliver consecutive kneading.
Awaken the beauty within, with double the pleasure!

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ReFa 4 CARAT features four multi-angular rollers that provide 360-degree coverage. The spacing and angle between each roller is precisely calculated to deliver a “double kneading”, a mechanism to replicate the continuous and consecutive kneading by a skilled hand.

The four rollers draw in the skin from all angles, tightening not only the face, but the neck, hip, and waist as well.  Read all about it!