Congestion, dark spots, wrinkles and dryness. You might not think of it, but the urban landscape is compounding these skin problems; from heavy traffic toxins to environmental free-radicals running amuck and causing havoc on skin. These pesky environmental aggressors come at us in forms of wind, heat, sun, and air – it’s unavoidable even if you don’t live in the city! Gases like nitrogen oxide and microscopic particulate matter, which seep through pores, releasing free radicals that destroy the skin’s defensive lipid barrier, poke holes in collagen and suck out moisture. These environmental aggressors contribute to the fine lines, uneven texture and pigmentation we associate with aging. That being said, how many of us really view pollution as a threat to our skin?

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Microcurrent technology has been around for centuries, but it’s not until recently that it has made its way into the hands of lead estheticians as a way to not only reduce wrinkles and improve tone and texture, but to also educate facial muscles to lift saggy skin. Exhale’s Lift Facial utilizes this technology and is the perfect choice to achieve an immediate youthful glow before a big event or as a series to whip your skin into the best shape of its life! In the last few years, more and more celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian have been seen using microcurrent machines or are known to get electric facial for their red carpet treatments. But did you know that microcurrent came from less glamorous beginnings?

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Summer is on its way out. This means that it’s almost time to let go of flip flops, Summer Fridays, and the constant need to drink spiked seltzer on the beach while blasting Lizzo. At this time of year, that familiar bitter feeling starts to creep into our hearts as we prepare to say goodbye …

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As you walk into the Recovery class, intensions set and an open mind, you are immediately brought to a level of calm. The class begins with an inward reflection. You are instructed to take inventory of how your body feels. The outside noise is silenced, and little-by-little you awaken the energy from your head to your toes. Throughout the class, the focus shifts from mindful meditation, to active stretching, and restorative foam rolling. Throughout the progression of these healing elements of the class, your body and mind undergo a transformative recovery experience. Muscles are limber and relaxed, the mind is centered and calm, and from the inside out you feel completely restored.   Now that the mind and body are set to a state of balance and revitalization, it’s time to apply the elements of recovery to the imperative care of your skin. The Detox Facial offers a very similar experience of awareness that stems from the inside outward. Beginning with the pre-facial moment you have to yourself in the zen lounge, all tension immediately begins to dissipate. Deep breathing and mindful stillness in advance of your detox prepares you mentally and physically for the restorative therapy. Throughout the 60 minute therapy, your skin undergoes a series of cleanses, 3-layer chemical peel, exfoliation a vitamin C mask, and more. Throughout the facial, you can feel the sensation of toxins leaving the surface of your skin. With a combination of soothing steam, warm compresses, and a soothing environment, you have no choice but to fall into a complete sense of tranquility and wellbeing.   Both The Recovery Class and the Detox Facial are brand new offerings at Exhale, and both fully encompass the importance maintaining a routine that not only challenges, but restores and revives your wellbeing from the inside out. Toxins, tension and strain inevitably build up within us over time. Taking the time to clean the slate and refresh your wellbeing is a total must. 

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Spring is all about renewal, revival and re-awakening. Embrace the nature of the season by ascending into April with two new refreshing and uplifting spa therapies. Enhance the of your lashes with a rejuvenating Lash Lift

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Featuring Expert Esthetician: Maria McCown
Exhale NoMad, NYC

This is the time of year for fresh starts; hanging up a new calendar, setting up new fitness goals, and making an effort to expand your horizons by trying out new things (cooking class anyone)? One of our favorite ways to wipe the slate clean and jumpstart the new year is to establish a new skincare routine! When it comes to caring for your skin, it’s so important to constantly reestablish your routine amidst the constant change in weather, and the everchanging nature of our own individual skin-types.

To get some expert information on the topic, we sat down with Maria McCown – lead esthetician at Exhale NoMad in NYC – to discuss the proper steps we should be taking when developing a personalized and sustainable routine for our skin.

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There is a magical ingredient on our skincare horizons that is making glowing strides in hydration, complexion, and anti-aging. Enter: Hyaluronic Acid. This versatile molecule exists naturally in our skin to hold water and maintain balanced moisture. Similar to collagen, our bodies stop producing the substance after a certain age, so it becomes increasingly important to supplement the loss of hyaluronic acid by incorporating it into our daily skincare routines. To better

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Expert Content: Mila Shvartsman
Exhale Upper East Side

When it comes to technology, 2020 brings a whole new standard for innovations. To help give our lives that efficient boost we need, we often to turn to technology. We order an Uber instead of hailing a cab. We order our groceries online instead of standing in line at the supermarket. We even use an app to keep track of how much we’re eating, and how many steps we take! Bottom line, we all love an opportunity to enhance an experience that will give us a boost of efficiency.

When it comes to your skin, you should never settle for anything less than the best. As the stakes in the skincare game continue to grow, new advancements in technology are being developed that aim to enhance the quality of our results. At Exhale Upper East Side, we sat down with lead esthetician, Mila, to walk us through the advanced power of our top three facial technologies, that offer a high-quality solution to seeing transformative results…fast.

The Lift Facial
Get ready for takeoff…because this facial will bring your skin’s definition to new heights. This uplifting therapy utilizes gentle micro current waves to tone facial muscles, build collagen, and stimulate protein production. “We have so many groups of muscles in our face”, says Mila, “and we actually use very few of them. All of the others remain relaxed. To wake up those muscles and return them to their active state, we stimulate them with probe technology.” When muscle memory is restored, our face looks firm and toned and we see our natural contours resurface. Hello, cheekbones! Maintain a radiant and lifted glow with a series of six monthly facials (at a 25% discount), or prep for a big event with a single intensive Lift!

The Cool Beam Facial
The Cool Beam Facial uses a variety of colored LED lights that target different areas of focus, all in one facial. “This is one of my favorite facials that we offer” says Mila. “The Cool Beam Facial incorporates LED light to helps to stimulate different areas of concern. The blue light is anti-bacterial. This is perfect for active acne, acne scars, and eliminate oils deep in the skin. The red light helps to treat the outer layer of the skin. When we absorb the red light, we stimulate the production of collagen, which helps make our skin look more tight, glowing, and healthy. The green aims to focus on relieving any discomfort or irritation on your skin, and helps with healing. The balance of all three of these lights offers a high-quality solution to repairing years of skin damage including sun spots, breakouts, irritation, and fine lines.” Mila emphasizes that “Depending on the guest’s skin type and their individual goals, I will personalize the Cool Beam Facial to cater to their specific needs. This therapy is great for all ages ranging from teens who are struggling with acne stars, to people looking to reduce fine lines.”

The Ultrasonic Facial
The Ultrasonic Facial uses a handheld device that works to exfoliate and cleanse the top layer of your skin. Mila explains that “the device vibrates and activates the layers of skin to bring impurities to the surface. Then with the blade, we painlessly clear off all the impurities — dull cells and excess oils — off of the skin. It feels amazing and gives your skin that healthy plump sensation.”

“This is a great facial for men because it helps with ingrown hair and works to maintain a smooth and even landscape for a man’s face. Redness is reduced, irritation is calmed, and it is perfect for every skin type — even for ultra-sensitive skin. Healing nutrients go deep into the tissue to stimulate skin repair beneficial for both discoloration and scarring.

Throughout February, Exhale members can take advantage of exclusive rates for these technology-fueled facials. Take this last week of February, and give your skin the smart care it needs. We’ve got all the tools to send you off into spring feeling lifted, glowing, and radiant.

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  More inner calm. More outer strength. More head-to-toe, mind-body satisfaction.   No matter what your more is, we can give it to you — however and whenever you want it. Whether you’re looking to focus on fitness, sink into spa, or bask in a balance of both, you have the freedom to customize your overall experience. To help you build your perfect Exhale experience, we are breaking down all our membership options.  

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Out with the old, in with the new…this is spring cleaning for your skin! Time to slough off the dead, dry winter skin and reveal glowing, smooth skin for summer. Enter: Glow Body Scrub This 60-minute spa therapy uses a combination of dry brushing and body scrubbing to exfoliate your skin, boost circulation, and kick-start your body’s natural detoxification mode. After gentle removal of the scrub with a hot towel, expect a massage with a luxurious antioxidant moisturizing lotion. You’ll emerge glowing from head to toe. The bonus: You’ll be gifted your own dry brush to keep you skin glowing all summer long!

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