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

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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."