THE DETOX FACIAL BY DR GROSS
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?Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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 LiftRead More
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.Read More
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 betterRead More
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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Did you know that the skin is the human body’s largest organ? It works hard day in and day out to protect your body from harmful elements in your surroundings, like germs and toxic substances, the cold and sun rays, and more. You may not care too much about it, but take a quick look at your face or body, and you’ll realize how much you pay attention to your skin. It’s high time that you give your skin the proper attention and love it needs. Help your skin do its job more effectively and efficiently for longer by developing a skincare routine. Here are a few reasons why you should make “skincare” at the top of your must-prioritize list this year. Our skin sheds itself Sure, your skin may look its best today, but since it loses roughly 30,000 dead skin cells every minute, your healthy skin today may turn dull by tomorrow. Getting a regular facial , or a body scrub around twice or once a month (depends on how often your skin needs it), can help rid face of dead skin. If you opt to exfoliate at home, you can use a mild facial scrub or chemical exfoliant at least twice (for oily/combination skin; once for sensitive skin) a week. This is a relaxing way to get your skin to its tip-top shape. Look your best Having clear and healthy skin can help boost your self-confidence. This is true especially for people who have acne-prone skin. The face is the part of your body that people see first when they meet you, and who doesn’t want to put your best face forward when seeing others? A well-established skincare routine can help you achieve a flawless and radiant skin of your dreams. After all, when you look good, you feel good. Beautiful skin is a lifelong commitment Getting gorgeous skin doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of effort, resources, discipline, and time. Also, you shouldn’t stop when you start seeing results from your skincare routine, you need to continue doing it. If you want to have healthy skin by age 50, you need to start now, and the choices you make today will turn that into reality. Prevention is cure A good skincare routine and habits can help keep breakouts at bay and protect your skin from the harsh sun and pollution. It can also help prevent potential skin issues in the future, like closed comedones, dry patches, and liver spots. Having an effective skincare routine can cut your visits to a dermatologist. It can also save you money by avoiding skin problems that can be costly. Take appropriate measures now before your skin gets skin discoloration or acne scars. A skincare routine is the start of other healthy routines A good and positive skincare practice is a step into the door of carrying out bigger self-care routines, like doing hair and scalp treatments, exfoliating and moisturizing your body, observing a healthy diet, exercising, getting enough sleep, developing a reading routine, and trying out things that you love to do. Either of these can start small, and some you might even begin doing unconsciously. Skincare is self-care Whether it’s a stressful day at work or a long road trip, something as simple as doing a skincare routine can help you de-stress. It’s just you and the mirror, alone in your bathroom or some space quiet. There’s something meditative about taking that 10 minutes just to sit and massage your face with products. In a way, it makes things more manageable. Are you finally convinced that you have to make time for skincare? Start a healthier skincare routine on your road to a younger-looking skin journey now and feel wonderful (inside and out) for years to come! You may consult with your dermatologist to help you create a suitable skincare routine for your skin type and to address your skin problems. AUTHOR BIO Julia is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She’s a contributor for VMV Hypoallergenics blog. She likes reading skin care tips, travelling with her friends and exploring new places.
Pick a suit that makes YOU feel comfortable. There are no rules or restrictions that should limit you to a certain kind of swimsuit. Pick a cut and color that speaks to you and makes you feel amazing.
Exfoliate and polish up your skin with a detoxifying Glow Body scrub. Glow get em’!
The suit is the main event, but the cover up is the opening act. Make it a cute one!
Get your sweat on in the studio. Being active releases endorphins and leaves you feeling positive and strong.
Block out negative noise. Don’t allow yourself to become affected by unnecessary and unwelcome pressures from society, the media, or yourself. You create your own standards, so stick to them!
Fit in an Exhale on Demand session before hitting the beach to center your mind and body while granting you a glistening (sweaty) glow.
Set the tone with a tinted moisturizer that will give you that natural beachy glow before even hitting the sand!
In order to look and feel your best while walking down the aisle, it is essential to take the time to keep your stresses low and your spirits high. During the special time leading up to your wedding, you should take the time to take care of yourself rather than over-stressing about the details of the big day. In other words: try to worry less about the seating charts, and more about what’s in your heart. Here are some ways to turn that anticipatory energy inward and invest it where it really counts.
Get moving Getting yourself on a healthy fitness routine is a great way to feel strong and radiant for the big day. It’s also the perfect way to channel your hyped up energy!
Take a breath This is a special time, not a stressful time. Build yourself up to become the most cool, calm and collected bride anyone’s ever seen. Take a yoga class to re-center yourself, or dive into some mindful meditation. It’s all about love, so don’t forget to show yourself some.
Sleep Beauty sleep will bring you that natural, beaming glow that every bride wants. So get yourself to bed early with a cup of tea and a juicy reality show and get those Z’s.
Eat right Clean eating will keep your stomach happy and your skin glowing. Fight off those pre-wedding butterflies with calming foods that will not irritate your stomach.
Show your nails some love You’ll be looking down at your hands a lot (hello bling) so give yourself something beautiful to look at.
Manage your time Don’t let things build up and bite you in the butt. Set aside time each day to take whatever bridal duties you may have, but then set everything aside and allot time for focusing on yourself. Websites like Zola make registry and wedding planning easy! (Pro Tip: Add Exhale to your registry for spa therapies and fitness classes to help get you ready for your big day!)
Love your body The dress is meant to fit your body, not the other way around. So whatever your goals are, don’t let them get the best of you. Toning up before the big day can help you to feel fierce and fit is healthy, but don’t let it stress you out!
Embrace your friends Friendship is a big part of self-care. The people we choose to laugh with can bring a sense of comforting support that will keep you feeling like you.
Know that it’s okay to be selfish Don’t shy away from putting yourself first. Listen to yourself and give yourself whatever you need to feel strong and centered for your day. Get a rejuvenating facial or massage to refresh your skin and your body.
Treat yourself. That’s right, give yourself something special. Treat yourself to a weekend away with your girls, or splurge on that pair of earrings you’ve been eye-ing! That self-fulfillment will give you the confidence and spirit to enjoy your day to its fullest!