Beautiful skin is a long term commitment. I encourage women to stick to the basics, not to over-commit at the beginning. Simplify your beauty routine, but don’t skip it.
- Make sure you cleanse well. I recommend the Clarisonic Pro brush especially if your skin is oily and you have large pores.
- After cleansing use a mild lactic acid based product like Lotion P50 to exfoliate gently.
- Since it’s winter I like to use a serum like Fluide VIP O2 in the morning followed by a moisturizer with an SPF.
- At night it’s time for repair. Cleanse, tone, and use products full of antioxidants, peptides, retinols and Vitamin C. My favorite is Environ’s AVST or Valmont Factor III, they both contain all of the above.
- Always use eye cream.
- Don’t forget to include your neck & decollete.
- Apply a moisturizer with an SPF on the back of your hands.
Remember good grooming is always in style. A perfectly prepped face saves mirror time in the morning so get facials regularly and make sure your eyebrows are shaped well.
The balance between body and mind can affect the appearance of the skin. Exercise, meditate, drink plenty of water, eat healthy. Smile and be happy, that’s the best cosmetic!
Beauty Aficionado Founder & Aesthetician,
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Winter weather is finally upon us in full force and I must admit that this does not make me happy. I recently returned from Oracabessa, Jamaica where I had the opportunity to consult for the grand reopening of the GoldenEye Resort and Spa. Owned by legendary music producer, Chris Blackwell (who brought us U2 , and Bob Marley among others) the 52 acre property is a testament to organic and sustainable luxury vacationing. The spa which overlooks a breathtaking lagoon is grounded in the philosophy of totally eco-friendly treatments. A honeymooner’s paradise, Scarlett Johansson and new hubby stayed there recently. During my 2 weeks I found it funny how quickly my body readjusted to
warm weather and flip flops. Conversely upon returning to Philly my skin began protesting the cold in a big way. Excessive dryness and flakiness is not a pretty situation. Which leads me to the question for my brides-how are you winterizing your skin?
Lotions, dry oils, body butters are great products but can’t penetrate multiple layers of dry skin. Forced air heating, low levels of humidity, moisture evaporation from the skin’s surface at a rapid pace all contribute to dryness. If you have scheduled a winter wedding you must be as diligent with your body as you are with your face. The time to address dryness is not the week of the wedding. To get back on track schedule a sugar scrub treatment. It’s a great feeling to have your skin sloughed and hydrated
and having your therapist perform the service insures that all the hard to reach areas will be addressed. You’ll find that your home care products will perform better and the results will last longer. Venus, massage therapist du jour informed me that she has a few special customizations just for brides to make their skin extra dewy for that big day (She’ll be blogging about that later).
I really like the lotions by Get Fresh. My clients will frequently rouse themselves from their doze during the hand treatment portion of the facial to ask what I’m using. The aromas are bright but not overpowering and the lotions are luxurious enough to slather on after a warm bath or shower. We do know how hot water depletes the natural oils in the skin don’t we? Kai’s body butter is wonderful too. It has a richer texture and a light fragrance.
I wish everyone the best holiday season ever and everything you dream for in the New Year to come true.
Peace and Blessings
Linda Harding, Aesthetician
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse area, is a nationally recognized establishment: Danuta Mieloch, owner of and skincare expert, creates every treatment based on what she learned while working in the most exclusive day spas in New York and Paris. Under her guidance, every aesthetician provides an unsurpassed level of service with treatments utilizing top-of-the-line skincare programs and the best in modern skincare technology. This talented team treats everyone who walks into their opulent setting as a priority, meeting their individual needs and exceeding their expectations. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa provides an unparalleled level of luxury in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.
Since Rescue’s inception in September of 2004 much praise has been given to this Philadelphia spa including “Best Facial in Philadelphia: Danuta Mieloch”-Philadelphia Magazine (2010), “Best Facial in Philadelphia: Danuta Mieloch” -Daily Candy (2010), “Best of Beauty, City Guide” -Lucky Magazine (2010), “Best Day Spa in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2009), “Beauty Blackbook” In Style Magazine (2007), “Best of Beauty in Phialdelphia: Facial & Nails”-Allure Magazine (2007), “Best Day Spa in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2007), “Best Manicure & Pedicure in Philadelphia “-Philadelphia Magazine (2007), “Best Massage in Philadelphia”-Philadelphia Style (2007), “Best Make-Up Artist in Philadelphia: Nives Riddles” -Philadelphia Magazine (2006), “Best Hard Massage in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2006), “Best Urban Spa in Philadlephia”-Philadelphia Magazine (2005)
With all of these awards its no wonder why Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is the best place in Philadelphia to get a facial, manicure, pedicure, or any of our other comprehensive services. Call one of our beauty concierges at (215) 772-2766 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.
“Look amazing in just a few minutes! Primping for a holiday party should be easy, to achieve that effortless look. Go from daytime to glowtime. With the right products you can create glowing skin easily.”
1. Sothy’s: Focus on proper cleansing with a product like the Deep Pore cleanser from Sothy’s.
2. P50: Follow with a great exfoliation, P50 (contains lactic acid) is like a facial in a bottle!
3. Renewing Pack: A quick self massage with Renewing Pack which is loaded with moisture to combat dryness, increases circulation and plumps the skin.
4. Lipstick Queen: For a relaxed look wear a loose chignon and bring the glamour back to the lips with red lipstick by Lipstick Queen.
5. Peau de Peche: To feel more attractive in an instant wear a fabulous frangrance. I love Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri ‘A caress of peach skin wrapped in a veil of powdery notes of Orris and Sandalwood’
Beauty Aficionado Founder,
I love to travel. I don’t get away as often as I’d like, but when I do, keeping up with a solid skin care program is one of my “comforts of home” I take with me. This is actually a great time to try new things. Change a serum, add a new moisturizer, test out that eye gel. When deciding where to start, think about where you are going. Costa Rica? Vail? Paris? Your skin will benefit from different things. Don’t make the mistake and change everything at the same time. That is an accident asking to happen. Consult with a Rescue Rittenhouse esthetician for recommendations and samples.
Change the SPF in your sunblock depending on the amount of exposure you are anticipating. A dryer, possibly harsher climate will leave your skin begging for more hydration and maybe less acids.
Cleanser. You always need it. Am and PM. This weekend, I took a break from my regular Lait U and tried the Foaming Cleansing Cream from Sothy’s. The cold air made my skin a bit dehydrated so I laid off the P-50 (ugh!), only used my Retinol 3 for 1 night and added 24 Hour, a more hydrating moisturizer than my usual Creme Biofixine. I continued using VIP O2 Fluide as a protective serum and DNA repair for hydration and actual DNA repair. What I didn’t do was change my Factor 3 eye gel. I wish I had tried the new Contour Prime from Valmont. Guess there is always next time!
Technician Sally Man is a skilled, meticulous, artist. Have some fun with your next manicure or pedicure and book an appointment with Sally at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa. Try the Leopard Print nails for yourself!
Hi, I’m Ana Maria. My technical aptitude in shaping, filing, clipping, polishing, and repairing nails is unparalleled. Plain and simple, my work does not chip. One of my areas of expertise is working with damaged nails, such as in-grown nails, which I can repair, and maintain for healthy growth. I use proper sanitation and sterilization with every client, and I apply the newest exfoliation methods, polish applications, and advanced nail techniques for cuticle and callus removal to both men and women. I am thorough, meticulous, and I am an expert when it comes to choosing the right colors for any occasion. I invite all men and women to book an appointment with me for flawless nails!
Ana Maria Hernandez