Danuta’s Winter Skincare Tips

The Challenge
As the temperature drops our skin suddenly begins to feel dehydrated.
The most common complaints are dry hands, chapped lips, and flaky skin.

Danuta’s Winter Skin Solutions
Winter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layering!

Incorporate Repairing Serums.
Biologique Recherche Serum Colostrum Pur
Biologique Recherche Serum Spleondermine
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Valmont V-Shape Filling Concentrate

Trade lightweight moisturizers for creams with a richer texture.
Valmont Prime Regenera II
The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader
MBR The Best Face Extra Rich
Environ’s Super Moisturizer
Biologique Recherche Creme VG Derm

Seal the deal with a Finishing Serum.
Apply Biologique Recherche Finishing Serum such as Yall o2 after you’ve applied your cream (before SPF).

Kiss chapped lips goodbye!
Biologique Recherche Biokiss

Replenish your hands.
Be sure to apply hand cream after washing hands and before bed.
MBR The Best Hand Cream

Treat your tresses.
Apply a hair mask at least once a week.

Gold Lust Oribe Repair and Restore Hair Mask
Christophe Robin Regenerating Prickly Pear Hair Mask

Re-hydrate your environment.
Campo’s Replenishing Aromatherapy + Humidifier

Take a head-to-toe approach.
Susanne Kaufmann’s body care range covers all the bases.
Of course Biologique Recherche body care is always a favorite.

Schedule a Rescue Spa treatment.
Our Oxylight Facial covers all the bases.
*For those at home try DIY’ing this treatment with your Nuface attachments!

Have a Happy Winter!
-Danuta Mieloch, Founder of Rescue Spa

 

Danuta’s Winter Essentials

It’s important to take special care of your skin in the winter. Here are a few things you can do to keep skin moist and healthy all season long… 

  • Use a humidifier when the air is dry.
  • Put moisturizer and oil on your body immediately after bathing.
    Create a ritual of applying oils like Body Oxygenant followed by MSRH Corps.
  • Wear natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, because they allow your skin to breathe.
  • Cover up when the air is dry, to hold moisture in.
  • Focus on proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid things that trigger allergic reactions. Use detergent free of dyes and perfumes.
  • Mature and drier skin types should apply and reapply moisturizer to lock in moisture.
  • Let’s not forget hands (telltale sign of age). Apply hand cream and cuticle oil often.
  • Don’t forget to wear gloves while doing home chores and while outdoors.
  • Practice a good skincare regimen:
  1. Dry skin can happen at any age, but it’s most likely a concern if you’re 50 or older. This is because the glands that make oil for your skin get smaller as you age and produce less.  Many popular soaps and cleansers “clean” your skin by removing oil. This strips the skin, which often causes dryness or breakouts to worsen. At Rescue we always recommend a gentle milky cleanser like Lait VIP o2. Use with a washcloth to buff away dry flaky skin and reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. Washcloths are super gentle on the skin and most importantly, they don’t cost much. 🙂

  2. Once your skin is properly cleansed it is extremely important to balance the pH of your skin. Our favorite product for this step is Lotion P50 1970.During the winter I personally use P50 1970 at night and P50W in the daytime (this gentler formula is fantastic for winter). *A reminder to the health conscious: all Biologique Recherche products are paraben-free and safe to use.


  3. After you’ve applied P50 follow with a hylarounic acid based serum to keep skin plump, hydrated and, yes, looking younger! Babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40. While it may not be possible to maintain perfectly dewy baby-skin, these serums help to restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content. Applied topically hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity, and reverses free radical damage. All skin types, even oily, will benefit from using hyaluronic acid serum. *For those who get injectables it prolongs the plumping effect.

    LayerWinter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layers! I always layer my serums, starting with the lightest texture and finishing with the thickest. Here is my current mix of serums and creams for daytime: AmniotiqueLe Grand Serum, Yall o2, Creme Dermo RL, and Fluide VIP O2.


  4. Your evening routine is another story. Winter is time to bust out the big game changers like MBR’s liquid surgery serum, followed by MBR Extraordinary Cream. Mind you I’m over 50 and the names alone provide a feel-good-factor (I’ll take liquid surgery anytime, no pain or risk involved).

    For younger gals I suggest Environ’s Cquence 3 serum. It’s packed with peptides, vitamins, and retinol to address antiaging in one simple step.

    I also highly recommend keeping the skin challenged by alternating your regimen every other night. Currently I’m alternating MBR Extraordinary cream with BR Le Grand Creme (*available in January).

    For a dry skin solution I love Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum – a clean beauty favorite of celebrities. It has a loyal following for good reason. This cult product is a powerful sustainably crafted oil that delivers skin all the essentials, moisture, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.

    Valmont Regenera II is another winter staple. It’s a rich cream-balm that solves dry skin, lips, cuticles, patches, etc. Love… love… love!


  5. Rescue Spa Facials are always geared to problem solve. Whether it’s dry skin, brown spots, redness, irritation, or inflamed acne, Rescue Facials are always customized to focus on what your skin needs. With the right combination of products and high-tech tools, our estheticians can really create change in the skin over time to help you achieve your greatest complexion.


  6. Last but not least. Cold weather is the best time to develop healthy rituals and ceremonies. Taking care of my skin is a daily practice.
    Create your own magic, have fun in your mini beauty apothecary ….
    Light a candle….
    Mask often….
    Take a bath…
    Breathe….
    Get cozy in slippers and wrap up in cashmere …..
    Practice self love, cultivate wellbeing, sing, dance and feel like a goddess ….

Happy Winter :)))

Rescue Spa Founder,
Danuta Mieloch

Winter Skin Savers

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Now that the cold temperatures have reared their ugly head, it’s no surprise that many clients are experiencing dry, red, flaky skin, along with increased sensitivity and eczema flare-ups. In order to keep our skin healthy and hydrated during the rough winter months, I’d like to share a few of my favorite winter skin savers.

Make sure to keep your cleansing regimen as gentle as possible. You never want your skin to feel stripped or tight after washing. Switching to a more emollient cleanser such as the Cellcosmet Gentle Cream Cleanser, will help to keep your skin balanced and properly hydrated.

For daytime, the goal is to create a barrier against the wind and cold and prevent moisture loss. I particularly like Valmont Priority Cream because of the protective properties and calming effect. It truly soothes and effectively protects even the most delicate skin, with the added benefit of SPF 30. For a boost of hydration, or if you plan on being outdoors for extended periods of time, you can layer a serum such as Valmont Hydra 3 Serum underneath.

For nighttime, Valmont DNA Repair Serum is absolutely essential, especially for eczema-prone skin, as it helps to strengthen and repair the skin’s natural barrier. Applying a rich moisturizer like Cellcosmet Cellular Night Cream will also help to heal and regenerate the skin while you sleep.

For a little pampering, I like to apply a mask such as Nature by Valmont, Moisturizing with a Mask, once or twice a week. It feels like a soft cushion on the skin and will instantly re-plump, rebalance and replenish skin that has been ravaged by cold temperatures and dry air.

Lastly, I recommend running a humidifier at night to prevent dehydration caused by indoor heat. This is one of the best and least expensive things you can do to keep the skin functioning properly during the driest of winter months.

I hope these tips will help your skin beat the winter blues…

Stay warm,

Joanna Kula, Esthetician

From dry skin to chapped lips: Renowned Center City aesthetician, Danuta Mieloch, addresses your winter skin woes

Don’t fall (no pun intended) for the unseasonably warm weather this week. The crisp fall air is sure to return.

The brisk autumn and winter air can wreak havoc on skin, so I went straight to the expert for preemptive damage control. Awarded “Best Facial” in Philadelphia by Allure magazine, Danuta Mieloch, aesthetician and owner of Rescue Spa in Center City has been transforming the faces of women in Philadelphia since 2004.

Mieloch tackles the most common winter skin care concerns, such as:

Dry skin: “Winter, with its cold air and drying heat, can be tough on your skin,” says Mieloch. For dry skin, she recommends stepping up your routine to keep skin moist by:

●      Applying moisturizer right after the shower while skin is still dewy to seal in moisture.

●      Switching to a richer moisturizer.

Mieloch also advises to layer your skin care products. “Layering doesn’t just apply to your wardrobe, it also applies to your skin care,” reveals Mieloch. “Layer serums, under moisturizer, followed by sunscreen.”

Oily skin: For those with oily skin who think they can skip the moisturizer in colder weather, think again. “Oily skin still needs a lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen in the winter. Don’t forget to exfoliate, it is essential for oily skin,” reminds Mieloch.

Sensitive skin: “Choose a gentle fragrance-free cleanser and moisturizer. You might want to skip (or use less) moisturizers containing fruit acid and retinol in the winter,” warns Mieloch. “In the winter they tend to further irritate dry sensitive skin.”

Dull skin: To prevent dull, dry, rough skin, exfoliate gently and regularly. At Rescue, we suggest using P50 for both face and body. It instantly brightens the skin, removing dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and lets moisturizer better penetrate the skin.

Other tips Mieloch shares are:

●      For chapped lips, use Aquaphor or a beeswax-based lip balm, preferably with SPF.

●      Hands need extra care in the winter. Apply moisturizer followed by SPF.  Wear cotton gloves with a heavy moisturizer on overnight to really soothe and soften hands.

●      Use a humidifier at home.

●      Always wear an SPF all year long.

●      Drink plenty of water and bundle up!

To get a personalized skin care regimen from Mieloch or her trained staff, visit www.rescuespa.net .

Renee DeSantis at Philly.com

 

GET YOUR GLOW ON… IN WINTER!

Winter is here and so often clients complain of skin that is dry and dull. Their spirit is worn down by winter blues and their skin shows signs of lethargy. So how do I keep my glow you ask? Here it is, inside and out!

First, I start with increasing my colored foods, even if I’m not in the mood. This means eating or drinking more greens, more orange, red and purple. For example a kale salad with beets, orange and red bell peppers, throw in some nuts and you have a party! Two of my favorite local restaurants, Milah and Pure Fare help me keep my diet colorful, especially on the go! Or, my all time favorite is Pangaea Earth Foods, for phyto nutrient packed juices that are fresh, organic and raw! In about a week of incorporating juice supplements into your diet, you will notice a gradual elevation in energy, mood and glowing skin! Promise.

Secondly, I take a Nordic Naturals omega 3, plus D3 supplement daily, this helps with maintaining the skins immune system. It is great for spikes in eczema or psoriasis. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist to see if omega 3’s could benefit you!

Next, you got it , P50 by Biologique Recherche! This product exfoliates, hydrates and evens out skin tone, giving you back that luster.  Here’s a little secret, sometimes in winter if my skin is feeling exceptionally sensitive, I dilute my cotton round with a little water to make the sting a little less intense. It’s a great way to ease the P50 bite during harsh winter months.

Then, of course you must serum!  Serums are equivalent of taking a supplement or vitamin, but on the face. Sometimes, your moisturizer simply can’t do it all. Serums can either go on top of, or underneath of your moisturizer.  Currently I am using Infinite Radiance Essence by Valmont. Ask your esthetician today for suggestions on a serum that’s right for you, mention this blog post and receive 10% off your next serum purchase, or use promo code TIRZAH on shoprescuespa.com for 10% off on your serum purchase.

Finally, I have two products that are truly essential to maintaining my glow in the winter, first, for my face it’s my Bare Minerals All-over Face color.  This is a magical loose powder that I typically use everyday. It has a luminescent quality, great for sensitive skin types, and lightly conceals skin imperfections with out that heavy foundation feel. It’s free of just about everything and it’s high mineral content gives you gentle sun and free radical protection. It’s my secret to keeping my summer glow, even in winter! *must be applied with large cheek brush for best result. Dip, shake and dust.

And last but definitely not least, is Weleda’s Calendula Body Wash For Baby. You don’t have to have kids to buy this product! This is a best kept secret, it’s a baby body wash that I use on my body in the shower daily. It’s wonderful for skin that is sensitive, dry, itchy etc… This body wash is a silky, luxurious texture that is formulated with hand-picked Biodynamic calendula, it soothes dry winter skin, eczema, or if you just want to maintain healthy glowing skin all year long.  Get rid of your pH stripping, hard, moisturizing soaps and give this wonderful healing body wash a whirl!

Well, there you have it, this is how I keep my glow in winter! Try one or all of these suggestions and you won’t be disappointed!

Happy and healthy New Year!


 

 

 

 

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