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Learn to be a Sunless Tanner Pro!

July 23, 2021

image of self tanning kit and sunless tanner.Jaclyn has spent years owning a spa, spray tanning clients, and of course, applying her own self tanner!  She chooses a sunless tan any day over sun damage.  Here are the best tips and tricks for really getting a bronzed and a glowing sunless tan.

Prepare your arsenal for a sunless application:

  • Skin Exfoliator (such as a scrub and remover shaving)
  • Moisturizer
  • Tanning Mitt
  • Sunless Tanner for the face (if you choose to tan your face)
  • Sunless Spray (for hard to reach areas)
  • Sunless Wipes (to correct any mistakes)

Exfoliate and Shave 24 Hours Before Tanning

For a truly even color, you’re going to want a smooth canvas for application. You should always wax or shave the day before you apply your tan because sometimes [hair removal] can cause irritation initially and make your skin slightly sensitive. You should also fully exfoliate 24 hours before your tan to ensure it’s even and to get rid of any dead skin.”

In addition, just before you apply your tan, Jaclyn recommends running an ice cube or frozen bag of peas (nope, not kidding) over your legs and face to constrict hair follicles and pores. This will prevent self-tanner from entering these tiny crevices and leaving small, darker-colored dots on your skin.

Prep Problem Areas

You’ll need to pay special attention to breakouts or any normally dry areas of skin before you apply a self-tan. Always apply a moisturizer barrier to joints, feet, hands prior to tanning since they can develop darker than anywhere else on the body. In addition, you’ll want to apply a concentrated amount of moisturizer using a Q-Tip or cotton ball to any skin conditions you’re dealing with like acne or eczema. The ingredients in self-tanner develop darker when they come in contact with these areas and extra moisture will block the product from highlighting what you’d rather hide.

Be Very Generous with the Amount of Product You Use

First-timers who are afraid of being too dark may be hesitant to use large globs of product while applying. Don’t be. Zebra-like stripes are caused by lack of product and over-rubbing. Always use enough so that the product glides effortlessly and smoothly over the skin and buff away any excess with your tanning mitt.  You can never use too much self-tan, as the skin can only absorb a certain amount of tanning agent (I recommend St. Tropez products specifically for this reason) but using too little self-tan will result in the dreaded streaky tan.

Avoid Application on Your Hands and Feet

While you want to be generous with the product on all other areas of your body, you actually shouldn’t apply the product at all to your hands and feet. Always work excess product from the arms onto the hands and leftover product from the legs onto the feet and ankle.  Don’t apply tanner directly on those area because it always looks too dark and unnatural.

Enlist a Friend or Get Creative to Address Hard-to-Reach Areas

Use the sunless tanning spray for hard to reach areas or tape a large wooden spoon to the mitt and use a “scratching your back” motion to apply.

Remember, sunless tanning can be scary, but once you get the hang of it, you will love the results.  If you are truly afraid, start with gradual sunless tanners to dip your toe into the process.  And of course, remember, when you are on vacation, use the gradual sunless tan to maintain so as your skin exfoliates, you still will look like a bronzed goddess.

 

7 Skincare Resolutions for the New Year

January 6, 2021

To kickstart the year (and your skin), Skin Perfect owner, Jaclyn Peresetsky, runs down her top 7 skincare resolutions.

  1. Never go to bed without washing your face.
    This is allows your skin to breathe, sweat out toxins, allow the oils to secrete and rebalance your skin, and allow your skin cells to regenerate.
  2. Wear sunscreen every day.
    You are still getting UV exposure even on cloudy days.  A physical sunscreen with zinc and titanium dioxide will reflect the sun’s light, not absorb it.
  3. Maintain a regularly schedule facial every month.
    Minimally you should be getting a facial every month by a skincare professional in order to properly exfoliate, nourish, and turn on the rejuvenating cells and youth factors.
  4. Schedule a deeper chemical peel, microneedling, or advanced LED (light therapy) treatment every quarter.
    Doing an advanced treatment will help to rev up your skin to see greater results.
  5. Integrate a new skin therapy regularly to challenge your skin.
    Try a new therapy such as Microcurrent, Nano Current, LED, Cryotherapy, or Intensive FSD (Fractionated Light Therapy).
  6. Only wear makeup that is beneficial for your skin and not harmful or clogging.
    Select makeup that is nutrient rich with ingredients that are going to nourish and improve your skin.
  7. Switch out at least one skincare product every three months.
    Mixing up your skincare products will keep your skin constantly changing and challenged to continue to get positive results.

For more information on how to maintain healthy skin or for a facial skin treatment, call either of our Skin Perfect locations:

Columbus, Ohio – (614) 762-6623
Naples, Florida – (239) 262-5110

 

12 Days of Holiday Deals

December 6, 2020

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SURPRISE!  DAY 13 DEAL AVAILABLE TODAY

Select one of the above deals today only and take advantage of these fantastic savings.  Call either Skin Perfect Spa to purchase your deal.  Columbus – (614) 762-6623 and Naples – (239)

The Details

  • All services will be placed into your account as a prepaid item and eligible for redemption at any time, no expiration
  • Unfortunately due to high demand we are not able to hold any items/prepay and hold
  • No DMs for purchasing, must call/visit spa in OH or FL
  • Service discounts are not valid for Master Estheticians

Gift Card Sale is Happening Now!

November 30, 2020

Earn Skin Perfect Cash for Your Favorite Services

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Skin Perfect Collects Donations for Honduras

November 25, 2020

Skin Perfect family sending aid to Honduras after two Category 4 hurricanes devastate Central America

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Rescue efforts in Lima, Cortés, located in the Northern part of Honduras. Honduras has been badly hit and accounts for the majority of lives lost in the storm so far. Photo: Gilda Silvestrucci

The family of Jaclyn Peresetsky, owner of Skin Perfect Spas, is asking for your support to help the families across the country coping with the devastation left behind by two hurricanes. The severe and ongoing flooding is wreaking havoc on an already fragile Central American country ridden with gang violence and poverty.

Skin Perfect Spas are collecting supplies that will help families rebuild and recover.  The Peresetsky’s will be traveling to Honduras December 17-24th on a Mission Trip and are collecting donations to take with them. Items needed include:

Clean up tools and supplies:

  • Trash bags, heavy-duty 33-45 gallon-sized
  • Work gloves
  • Candles
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit:
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Bandages, adhesive
  • Gauze
  • Bandage Tape
  • Gloves, sterile, 2 pairs
  • Ointments, antibiotic and burn relief
  • Anti-bacterial soap
  • Sunscreen, SPF 30
  • Thermometer
  • Wipes, antibiotic
  • COVID-19 masks, the cheap blue ones would be fine not necessarily the more expensive N95 masks.
  • Small personal sizes of hand sanitizer.

Baby Items:

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                                         Maksym, Dmitry, Jaclyn, and Misha Peresetsky

  • Diapers
  • Baby food/cereal
  • Formula
  • Wipes

Hygiene kits:

  • Sanitary and hygiene supplies
  • Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo

Food and clothing are less difficult to find at this time and are better resourced in the country itself with monetary donations.

Stop by any Skin Perfect Spa between now and December 16th to donate to this important and worthwhile cause.

 

 

Your Place for Tranquility and Care

November 5, 2020

Even though caring for your skin and beauty needs is our #1 priority, we have an equally important task which is to provide a peaceful refuge for our clients to feel calm and relaxed while they are with us. Our spa is a place where you can come and unwind and forget about whatever is happening outside. We all need a break from the outside world, right? Read below to see all of the elements of our spa that we provide for including:

Calming essential oil diffusers in every room, including our reception area, tranquility waiting room, restrooms, and esthetician prep area.

Skin Perfect Spas Essential Oil Diffusers.

 

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

 

 

 

 

Heated beds in the treatment rooms.

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The heat emitted by the pad penetrates deep into the muscles. This aids with relaxation within minutes that help relieve stress and pain.

 

 

 

 

Lavender scented, heated neck-wraps which are given as soon as you get into the warm treatment bed.

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The heated wrap can soothe stiffness in the neck and shoulders and penetrates within minutes for maximum relaxation.  Pair that with the scent of lavender that will make you sink deeper into relaxation and tranquility.
 

 

 

 

 

Himalayan salt lamps in each treatment room to cleanse and deodorize the air.

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These lamps can also boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, and help people with asthma breathe better among other benefits.
 

 

 

 

 

Hand and arm massages or décolleté massage depending on your service.

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Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension and it can produce feelings of caring, comfort and connection. Something we all could use right now.
 

 

 

 

 

Calm, peaceful spa music to relax your mind as you enjoy your treatment.

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Relaxing music triggers changes to the body that in many ways mimic a sleep state. It can cause a slower heart rate, slower breathing, and lower blood pressure. Music also has a soothing effect on our emotional brain, easing stress and anxiety.

In addition to all of these elements, we are always concentrating on the sanitation and cleanliness of our spa to ensure the health and safety of all of our clients, staff, and families.  For a full list of these measures please read our previous blog post Safety and Virus Protection Plan.

The Power of the Peel

September 28, 2020

It’s time to get your skin ready for the holidays (yes – already!) and that means beginning a series of 3 or more peels to ramp up your skin to get the holiday glow we all strive for.  This month we are featuring our 3 most popular peels: The Smooth and Refine, The Replenix Perfect 10, and the Vitalize Peel and the all new Retinol Peel Accelerator to add to any peel. Read on for all the details.

THE SMOOTH AND REFINE PEEL

This peel brightens and smooths skin giving it a radiant glow. This peel can be used on all parts of the body to exfoliate and reveal new skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, and the depth of lines and wrinkles.

Time: 45 Minute Procedure
Price: $165 ($190 with Master Esthetician)

Members receive a discount of 25% on a Series of 3
(Non-Members receive a discount of 15%)

 

How does the procedure work?

The Smooth and Refine Peel is customized for each client to physically exfoliate and address specific skin concerns while renewing cellular functions that are dormant. Approximately 2 days after the application of the peel, the skin will go through a mild flaking process which will reveal velvety smooth skin. This advanced peel can be added on to any monthly membership treatment or done as a single treatment to achieve a quick and effective result.

Who benefits from this procedure?

Clients who are suffering from pigment changes and uneven skin tone and texture. This peel will cause mild physical flaking. We recommend that clients postpone social engagements until 2 weeks after the peel so that residual flaking is complete.

What to avoid

Three days prior to treatment we advise avoiding the use of retinols. Following treatment we recommend that clients do not apply any makeup or creams to skin for at least 4-6 hours after the procedure to prevent any possible contamination. Also, no exercising for 24 hours. As with all our procedures, we strongly recommend using the daily use of screen with an SPF of 30-50 depending on your skin tone. Any sunburn or an increase in sun exposure can cause advances in the aging process.

 

THE REPLENIX® MD PERFECT 10 PEEL

This peel contains a blend of ingredients that visibly reduce the signs of aging with every peel session. This peel addresses hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and weak capillaries. It works inside and out to encourage cell stimulation, support collagen production and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.

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Time: 45 Minute Procedure
Price: $225 ($250 with Master Esthetician)

Members receive a discount of 25% on a Series of 3
(Non-Members receive a discount of 15%)

 

How does the procedure work?

Each component of the system is formulated with soothing and calming antioxidants to support the pure and effective peeling agents. The peel works inside
and out to encourage cell stimulation, support colla- gen production and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. Most clients find this peel to be painless. Two days after the treatment, skin will peel for 3-7 days so a busy schedule or upcoming special events should be taken into account when scheduling. These peels can be done every 3 weeks for optimal results in a series of 3 or 6. Different peel strengths are available.

Who benefits from this procedure?

Clients who are trying to reduce the visible signs of aging and increase collagen production. Peels are ideal for clients who want fast results. Remember these peels should be done no closer than 30 days prior to a special event.

What to avoid

Three days prior to treatment we advise avoiding the use of retinols. Following treatment we recommend that clients do not apply any makeup or creams to skin for at least 4-6 hours after the procedure to prevent any possible contamination. Also, no exercising for 24 hours. As with all our procedures, we strongly recommend daily use of screen with an SPF of 30-50 depending on your skin tone.

 

THE VITALIZE® PEEL

This peel is different from most traditional ‘deep’ peels, and requires little recovery time and improves skin’s overall appearance by decreasing fine line wrinkles, evening skin tone, tightening pores, and improving skin texture. This peel is perfect for all skin tones and ethnicities, and considered safe and extremely effective. Noticeable improvement can be seen after a single treatment, but when used in a series, clients see dramatic results.

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30 MIN $185 ($250 with Master Esthetician)

Members receive a discount of 25% on a Series of 3
(Non-Members receive a discount of 15%)

 

How does the procedure work?

Vitalize Peel® is applied in layers that causes your skin to peel approximately two days after treatment. You will see noticeable results after just one peel with compelling results after 3 to 6 weeks. This peel is an effective tool against pigment changes caused by acne scarring, sun damage, age spots, freckles, melasma from hormonal changes, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Results are noticeable after just one peel with compelling results after 3 to 6 weeks.

Who benefits from this procedure?

Clients not yet ready for a Face lift or other invasive procedure, but are looking to improve the appearance and feel of their skin, will love the Vitalize Peel.

What to avoid

Three days prior to treatment we advise avoiding the use of retinols. Following treatment we recommend that clients do not apply any makeup or creams to skin for at least 4-6 hours after the procedure to prevent any possible contamination. Also, no exercising for 24 hours. As with all our procedures, we strongly recommend daily use of screen with an SPF of 30-50 depending on your skin tone. Any sunburn or an increase in sun exposure can cause advances in the aging process and undo any results achieved from the treatment.

 

+THE RETINOL PEEL ACCELERATOR

15 MIN $110 ($135 with Master Esthetician)

Members receive a discount of 25% on a Series of 3
(Non-Members receive a discount of 15%)

All-trans-Retinol, reported to help accelerate cell turnover and reduce melanin content in the stratum corner, is paired with potent antioxidants to soothe, calm and nourish the skin.  This accelerator is layered with other peels to boost and accelerate results.

Who benefits from this procedure?

All skin types.

Purpose?

Mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dull, dry, and/or pigmented skin.

Retinol 101

September 3, 2020

Retinol, Retin-A, Tretinoin, – there are many forms of Retinoids.  At Skin Perfect we carry 4 main retinol products for a variety of skin types. They are Hydraretinol x2, Sensi-Retinol, Tretinol 5x, and Retinol Plus Treatment Pads 7.5x and 10x. Learn all about their differences, what skin types they work the best for, and why they are so effective.

 

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A Teen’s Guide to Back to School Makeovers

August 5, 2020

It’s hard to be a teenager, let alone when you have acne or crazy, bushy eyebrows. One of our teen clients shared her day of beauty with us. Even though the school year will look much different this year, our teenager is ready for anything.

 

Dry vs Dehydrated Skin

July 30, 2020

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition, meaning it is temporary and more easily treatable than dry skin. Often caused by external elements, such as weather or harsh soaps or detergents. Dehydrated skin is simply moisture-deficient skin with low, depleted water content. This skin condition has a loss of bodily fluids which can be a significant issue as our body depends on water for all cellular processes.

Dehydrated skin is simply moisture-deficient skin with low, depleted water content. This skin condition has a loss of bodily fluids which can be a significant issue as our body depends on water for all cellular processes.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is typically a pre-determined skin function decided by your genes. Dry skin is caused by a lack of sebum and lipids, due to under active or smaller sebaceous glands. Less protective oil in the skin cells leave a tight, scaly and sensitive sensation for those with dry skin. It can also occur with mature clients with an under active thyroid, a hormonal imbalance, or dehydrated skin left untreated. All of these conditions inhibit the production of the natural essential oils that protect the skin.

Since water isn’t the problem in dry skin and instead lack of oil is the core issue, it can appear lackluster with no sheen or glow.

Not Sure Which You May Have?

Schedule an appointment today with any Skin Perfect esthetician for a thorough skin analysis, including ultra violet photos that will reveal what’s happening beneath your skin’s surface.  Columbus 614-762-6623 or Naples 239-262-5110.

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