This is the first step to prepping your skin for spring. Slough off those old skin cells that are clogging pores and keeping fresh air and nutrients from penetrating the deeper layers. Ask one of our expert Radiance aestheticians to help you choose the right exfoliating product for your particular needs. For extra help, try a custom facial or one of our corrective peels. Peels not only exfoliate but also stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production. Plus, peels are not just for the face. They are great for bringing new life to the hands, too!
Now that we are all smoothly exfoliated, let’s find the right cleanser. At Radiance we offer professional grade products for all skin types. Also consider a Clarisonic skin cleanser system. Clinical results show increased product absorption and six times better removal of makeup, dirt, and oil than hands alone. The Clarisonic Pro is sold only by dermatologists and in medical offices such as ours. We also carry the Clarisonic Mia, perfect for travel.
So many skin types! So many skin issues! So many choices! Radiance offers SkinMedica, Glymed, and Cosmedix products, and our highly trained aestheticians can recommend the facial moisturizer that is just right for you. Anytime you cleanse, you must put moisture back into your skin – face and body. Try our new SpaRitual Body Serum and Body Butter. Be sure to apply them just out of the shower while your pores are still open. This will keep your skin moist and supple throughout the day.
Washing your hair every other day is the best way to preserve your natural oils and enhance the health of your hair. Remember to use lukewarm water and finish off with cold water if possible to seal in the moisture. Hot water can rob both your skin and hair of natural oils that you keep your hair strong and your skin soft and beautiful. Try our new ColorProof professional products that are gluten, sulfate and paraben free. One of our expert stylists in The Salon at Radiance can recommend the right products for your hair. And keep up with your cuts! Regular trims are key to keeping your hair healthy.
And hands too! Keep good moisturizers on your nightstand and apply them every night. We love SpaRitual Hand Print and Hand serum, as well as FootLogix products designed especially to soften rough feet and cracked heels. A high quality cuticle oil will not only keep you nail beds healthy, but will help your mani-pedi last even longer. One of our Radiance natural nail specialists can help you find the right product for your needs.
Spring is a good time to take inventory of your makeup bag. Determine what you actually use vs. what looked good at the time. Remember anything liquid will collect bacteria fairly quickly. Switch out your mascara every three months and your liquid foundation every six months or so. Ask our makeup artist at Radiance for a custom color-match to be sure you are wearing the best colors for your skin. And anything that touches your face should be clean. That means your hands, brushes, eyeglasses, even your pillowcase!
Remember to eat foods high in nutrients and omega-3 fats to nourish your skin, hair, and nails. If you need an extra boost we offer omega-3 Biotics Optimal EFAs, as well as Biotin by Life Extension to promote strong hair and nails. H2O can be one of your most important beauty products. Drink up to stay hydrated inside and out. Watch your caffeine and alcohol consumption, since they tend to be dehydrating. Get a good night’s sleep and exercise in the morning if possible. Exercise will get your blood flowing to reduce dark circles and puffiness. It’s also good for revving up your metabolism so it can work for you all day. And always, always, always, use a good quality sunscreen.