Summer Skincare by Edith Gondek


The days are thankfully getting longer and as we get to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, it is critical to increase the use of sunscreen to prevent the development of solar keratosis and, by implication, help to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

If you Google The New England Journal of Medicine you will see multiple peer reviewed studies on the benefits of using sunscreen. I would first encourage you to use a high quality sunscreen daily – even when it is cloudy as those UV rays, especially with ozone depletion, can impact your skin. This is critical not only for your complexion, but also for your long-term health.

I recommend Suntegrity SPF 30 Sunscreen because it offers broad-spectrum protection without the chalkiness, greasiness or harsh chemicals.

Unfortunately there is a negative to sunscreen use – facial irritation and clogged pores that can lead to unwanted and sometimes “ugly” consequences. Is there a solution? Yes.

Masking at home with Valmont Purifying Pack 2-3 times a week will help to keep your skin clear and looking its best during these humid months.

To further minimize congestion of the skin, don’t forget to switch to lighter products. I recommend Environ Antioxidant Gel for daytime, or if your skin is on the drier side, Environ AVST moisturizer.  Using products with powerful antioxidants such as green tea extract, Vitamins A, C and E along with your sunscreen will give you additional protection against free-radicals from the harmful UV rays as well as environmental factors.

At night I recommend double cleansing with Biologique Recherché Lait VIP O2 to remove makeup and impurities, while allowing the skin to take in oxygen. Follow this with Biologique Recherché Lotion P50 1970 to exfoliate and regulate excessive sebum secretion.

For the final step, I recommend using Valmont DNA Repair Serum and Valmont Soothing Cream together to boost the skin’s capacity for repair. Using these products at nighttime, when the skin is most active, will help heal damaged tissue, while calming irritation and redness.

For extra care around the delicate eye area, I always like to finish with a separate eye cream such as Valmont Expression Line Reducer Eye Factor I.

Of course, if your skin needs a deep pore cleaning, nothing beats a Rescue facial from a qualified esthetician. We can assess your skin and customize a treatment to your specific needs. It usually begins with a deep cleanse using steam to open up the pores, followed by exfoliation. As you get relaxed, your pores will be cleansed via various means to insure healthy and vibrant skin.

Action Step?  Don’t wait.  Don’t procrastinate. Book a rejuvenating facial with one of Rescue Spa’s experienced estheticians, such as myself and consider a gift certificate for a friend or significant other.

Let us embrace the fresh air and warmth that summer provides, while enjoying the sun responsibly.

Your skin will love you for it!

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

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Be well and enjoy the sun responsibly!

Rescue Spa Esthetician,
Diana Yerkes

NEW REVIEW: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ P50 1970 Must have for men too!!!

beauty mama“As someone who is in my early 40’s, blemishes were not really an issue for me however I would get an occasional ingrown hair from shaving that would last forever. The p50 1970 seems to make my face clearer and smoother and prevent these from happening. If one pops up it goes away within days. I don’t often “believe the hype” when it comes to products, but the hype is true and this product is AMAZING. In addition the personalized service and super fast shipping were above and beyond what I’ve experienced in the past. You only get one face so it’s totally worth it to invest in something that works so well.”
– Gregory H. Verified Buyer


European Beauty Products Korean Girls Love

p50 refinery29Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970
P50 is one product I love so much that it makes me nervous to even write about it. Kind of like the time I had to write about my favorite moisturizer and ended up writing a book of a slide, and was told to maybe calm down a bit. P50 is like a toner, and it smells absolutely terrible — like tank-of-gas, “no sex for me, please” terrible. The container is also zero sexy, covered in font last seen on a floppy disk. But everything it lacks in beauty, it transfers to your face.

Beauty editors have referred to it as “Jesus in a bottle,” but I think “Benjamin Button in a bottle” is more accurate. On a vaguely related note, Brad Pitt reportedly uses P50 — and so does a cohort of equally beautiful and famous people. In Korea, P50 is just as hyped up and difficult to find as elsewhere. Only very fancy spas have the privilege to sell it: The new Four Seasons Seoul (opening October 1!) will exclusively carry Biologique Recherche in its spa.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970, $57, available at Rescue Spa.