Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aging Gracefully

Aging no longer has to be something we dread. These days, there are simple ways to make the process much easier and less noticeable....without going under the knife!

Avoid premature signs of aging by taking preventative steps now. A lot of times we solely focus on facial skin care, and forget about the rest of our bodies. The entire body is important! Exfoliating the face along with the entire body is key, and here at Delicate Beauty Therapeutic Spa we have numerous exfoliation products and treatments. From rejuvenating chemical peels, Body Foliation Therapy and Flash Exfoliation, our licensed estheticians can tell you the best treatment for your skin type and concerns. In addition, we offer Dermalogica exfoliating products that can be used at home such as the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Exfoliating Body Scrub and the Multivitamin Thermafoliant.

Tackle Aging Before It Even Starts!

A common cause of premature aging is incidental sun exposure. That's when our skin is exposed to the sun without any UV protection. This happens when we do every day things like shopping and taking the dog on a quick walk. It is important that we wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher everyday on all exposed body parts. Dermalogica's Solar Defense System combines the latest sunscreen technology and ingredients to provide maximum UV protection.

The results of adult acne can also lead to premature skin aging. DBTS offers a Medicated Clearing Therapy treatment that jump-starts acne clearing and helps prevent acne well beyond treatment. Or for just $25 try the Rapid Spot Clearing Microzone Treatment, which expedites the process of breakouts and helps skin recover from inflamed lesions while drying and clearing breakouts. In addition, the Dermalogica MediBac Clearing line, which was developed for acneic and breakout-prone skin, has numerous products to rid adults of acne.

Problem Areas:


While there is no real way to get rid of pesky cellulite, there are ways to reduce its appearance. Keeping problem areas hydrated with products such as the Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream will help to improve your skin's tone. Also, minimize signs of unsightly veins and bruises by moisturizing daily with products infused with vitamin K.

Hands & Feet

Battle dry hands with a gentle hand cleanser that wont strip them of essential oils. Following a cleanser, Dermalogica's Multivitamn Hand and Nail Treatment from the Age Smart line will leave hands, cuticles and nails conditioned and soft.

No matter how stylish a pair of shoes are, or if they are on sale, wearing shoes that don't fit can have serious consequences! Wearing shoes too small can lead to painful corns, bunions and hammertoes. Massaging the soles of your feet at night with a hydrating cream such as Ultrarich Body Cream, will help to repair the dry skin as you sleep.

DBTS also offers natural hand and foot therapy complete with an exfoliating Dermalogica warming mask to diminish spots caused from sun damage and a relaxing pressure point massage.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

When To Revive Your Skin & Body Regimen

"Trading Up"

When is it time to see an esthetician?

Long bland isle ways with flickering florescent lights hanging above cluttered and congested shelves. Standing at the end you begin to make your way down. Neutrogena, Olay, Ceaphil, Noxzema.... decisions, decisions. You ponder to yourself as you quickly scan over the choices. "Am I dry, oily, or combination?" "Well sometimes I'm sensitive." "What are large pores? Do I have them?"

So overwhelmed by colorful packaging and intriguing smells that you eventually rush and choose something. You get home, feeling super hopeful that the path to healthy skin is about to begin. A few weeks go by and nothing has changed. A month, then two months. Finally frustrated you stop your new regimen. Now discouraged you go back to your Dove bar soap and warm water routine....

It's time to trade up!

According to July's issue of SPA Magazine, "Spa-grade products combine potent ingredients with an esthitician-recommended regimen to treat everything from blemishes to signs of aging. While these higher end options may sometimes require more of an investment than their drugstore or department store counterparts, in the long run you'll stop spending on skin care that doesn't deliver the results you want-and you'll look like a million bucks."

Why is switching to professional products worth it?

"Unlike Clinque, a cosmetic counter staple that uses milder formulations to suit a wider variety of skin types, Dermalogica is sold only by licensed skin therapists that go through special training and contains higher concentration of active ingredients. For example, it's Medibac Oil Control Lotion has hiacinamide and zinc gluconate to regulate sebum production, control bacteria and eliminate inflammation. Prior to purchasing the skin kit have your face "mapped" to determine which set works best for your skin."-
Melissa MacCalla July/Aug Issue-SPA Magazine

www. delicatebeautyspa.com

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Solutions; Sunburn, Ingrown Hairs, Razor Burn

Finally! The sun is shining high in the sky, the breeze is amazing and offers a great balance to breezy humid days in pure Michigan . But with this wonderful trade off from cold, dry, snowy weather comes more responsibilities. Ingrown Hairs....Razor Burn...Sunburned Skin...Back Acne. All issues that can throw a glitch in our day out on the beach or offset that summer outfit we spent all winter working to look good in. Summer solutions to the rescue!


Back Acne...
Ingrown Hairs and Razor Burn...
Sunburned Skin...


Back Purification, also known as a back facial, is a popular service at Delicate Beauty during the warmer months and is a great way to battle back acne caused by sweat and clogged pores. The back is often a forgotten area on the body. Most whisk a tiny bit of body wash over this area before they leave the shower, while some neglect the area all together. Our esteticians will exfoliate and deep clean neglected pores with a warming detoxifying mask using steam to open pores, which allows better product penetration.

Avoid ingrown hairs and razor burn by waxing. By adding a consistent waxing routine to your regimen your skin will stay smooth and sleek. Waxing not only exfoliates, but thins the hair follicle out, making the new hair that grows back in it's place thin and less coarse and smooth and sleek-with results lasting 3-5 weeks. This will give you the ability to go on an extended vacay, leaving your shaving cream at home.

Most times we think of body therapy as some luxury treatment. Not with Dermalogica. DBTS being a Dermalogica Skin Studio offers power recovery therapy, which is a moisturizing body wrap that calms and rehydrates stinging, peeling, sunburned skin. Soothing ingredients such as aloe and colloidal oatmeal will act as "after sun repair."


Friday, April 23, 2010

Refine, Refresh, Renew for Spring

What place does spring hold in the season’s, melting snow & babbling brooks…brittle branches transform before your eyes sprouting tiny yellow & white bulb's…bees bumble & buzz…what does spring mean to you? Time to dust those picture shelves & de-clutter your space, mop & sweep those neglected nooks & cranies. Spring smells fresh & rejuvenates your soul & can rejuvenate your glow, but it may need a little help. Let’s awaken our bright, refreshed & sunny selves, uplift our spirits by following these tips:


Skin Renewal; Resolution= Dermalogica Microzone treatment may be just the ticket you need to give you that jump start. Microzone treatments are wonderful because they target your specific area of concern. The skin specialist can do a thorough skin mapping on your areas of concern & then treat those areas effectively in less than 30 mins. For $25 it’s worth it! Update your home regimen with a $35 starter kit that will safely introduce you to your skins spring renewal

Body Refinement; Resolution=A conditioning & gentle salt glow will eliminate scaly snake like skin from our Harsh Michigan winters. A Delicate Beauty Body Foliation treatment is a customized Dermalogica warming treatment & massage, & for under $65 add a touch of sun kissed bronzer which will give you a faux glow re-introducing your skin to that golden hue without the harsh UV rays.

Toxin Buildup; Resolution=Infusing your body with fresh fruits & vegetables is key, not only will they infuse your skin with anti-oxidants which help speed up cellular turnover, they will also help to flush out your system from all the winter pastries. Increase your water intake 10 fold, now that it’s officially getting warmer out, it’s imperative you are hydrating the inside to receive refreshed hydration on the outside. In need of a detoxification Overhaul? Try Isagenix 9 day detox program. Isagenix is different from traditional detox systems sold in drug stores or health food stores because it’s main focus is infusing your body with all the necessary vitamins & minerals you need on a daily basis, without starving yourself. Slip in to ByoungBFit & ask one of their certified trainers for the details.

Comfort Food induced weight gain; Resolution=sometimes it can be confusing when you come out of hibernation on how to jump start your fitness program. Enlist the help of a certified fitness professional that can take all your needs including any medical restrictions into consideration before designing your customized fitness program, no two programs are alike! www.byoungbfit.com for your fitness assessment.

Embarrassing hands & feet; Resolution= time for a hand & foot therapy refresher, in less than 40min you can restore crack heels & peeling cuticles. Annoyed with polish that chips before you make it home from the salon, try OPI soak off gel, for a small add on cost you can choose from multiple colors like "Miami Beet" or "Pink before you leap" for your hands or feet, with no mess or fuss. Gel will peel right off at the next visit & you can choose a different color. Hop in the Delicate Beauty starting May 8th to see a demo!

Dull make up routine (in desperate need of a lesson); Resolution= according to March/April’s issue of Spa magazine “an educational session with a spa makeup artist can help spruce your look and cater your cosmetics to warmer weather.” It’s great to bring the current make up that you use & a Delicate Beauty make specialist can aid you in what to keep, what to throw out, & recommend a line that works with your schedule. One of my favs is Tarte cosmetics (sold @Sephora) is an all natural line known for their vibrant cheek stains, mineral pigments & Age Smart ingredients. I love it because it’s universal & caters to women of all ages & colors!

Monday, March 1, 2010

SOS "Hero" Products!

make these your must-haves!
Are these Dermalogica heroes on your must-have skin health list?
Special Cleansing Gel
$33 (8.4oz) $49.50 (16.9oz)
Soap-free foaming cleanser perfect for all skin conditions: clears away dirt and oils, won’t over-dry, leaves a super-clean finish.
Multi-Active Toner
$31 (8.4oz)
Mist on pH-balanced hydration before moisturizing and throughout the day. Also helps set make-up!
$50 (2.6oz)
Brighten up! Water-activated gentle skin polisher reveals brighter, smoother skin.
(Concentrated Serum)
$54 (1oz)
Combat dehydration spot-on or blend with moisturizer for all-over cell hydration and fewer dry lines.
Skin Smoothing Cream
$39 (3.4 oz)
A little goes a long way: make this no-nonsense skin smoother your year-round moisturizer of choice.
MultiVitamin Power Firm
$52 (0.5oz)
This velvety treatment for the delicate eye area helps minimize fine lines – no wonder it’s a popular on-set make-up primer
Speak to your skin therapist about trying and adding these products to your regimen today!

Delicate Beauties Dermalogica skin bar is offering quick remedies for the occasional breakout or complexion emergency caused by hormones, travel, or stress. A heroic answer to healthy/vibrant skin!


**contact us to order, we will ship for free**

Monday, February 15, 2010


Weather, environment, hormones — it's no wonder our skin is constantly in flux, leaving you frustrated and questioning how to keep it healthy and looking great.

Join us for our fun and interactive Face Mapping® event, where our skin health experts will be on-call to examine your skin, address your concerns one-on-one, and outline an efficient, daily-use regimen of hero products that will deliver results!

Never experienced Face Mapping®? It's the legendary zone-by-zone analysis that's helped thousands answer skin care concerns for serious results. Haven't received a Face Mapping® recently? There's no better time than now to check in with your skin for FREE!

Be sure to RSVP for this exclusive event by calling (734) 255-3730 or email: nancy@delicatebeautyspa.com
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time: 9:30a-2:30p
Location: Delicate Beauty Therapeutic Spa
Located inside: B Young B Fit
2898 Washtenaw Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197

**Beverages & snacks will be served! Feel free to stick around for our 2:30p yoga core class! Call or email to reserve your space1

Monday, January 11, 2010

Microzone Treatments. Fix Skin Problems in a SNAP!

Revitalize tired, lackluster eyes, smooth and hydrate for fuller lips, or banish pesky breakouts:
Dermalogica MicroZoneSM Treatments get you in and get your skin care issues solved in less time you take for lunch.

Great for a pre-party prep, for everyday skin care needs or for a professional check-up in between professional treatments: whatever your skin needs, Microzone Treatments deliver in a snap!

20minutes/ $25