The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Skin: Hydra Facials

Hydra facials have become a buzzword in the beauty industry, with many nicknaming it the ‘Hollywood treatment.’ But is this facial worth the celebrity hype?  If your skin is looking tired, dull and congested; keep reading to find out why getting a hydrating facial is the best thing you can do for your skin.  What is a hydrating facial?   A hydrating facial, also known as a hydra facial, is a treatment designed to give your skin a boost of healthy hydration.  This non-invasive facial follows three simple steps – cleansing, extracting, and hydrating – to give you immediate results. The treatment uses a dermabrasion device which gently cleanses and vacuums pores to extract and clear impurities, while rehydrating the skin with serums and moisturizers.   It’s a facial that most people can enjoy and see instant results from, whether you’re concerned about anti-aging or acne treatment. However, if your skin is dry or dull, you’ll especially benefit from a hydra facial as the serums applied will rehydrate and nourish your skin, leaving you with a radiant …

The Ultimate Derma Planing Facial Guide

Sometimes you look in the mirror and see a beautiful smile, sparkling eyes, or extra-shiny hair. Other times it may be bumps, dark spots or dull skin that you notice the most.  Let’s be real – these completely normal skin imperfections don’t detract from your beauty. But, you don’t necessarily have to live with them either. Enter: derma planing facials! Derma planing is often confused with microdermabrasion (a treatment where a quick rotating brush creates intense exfoliation), but derma planing requires less downtime, is less severe and appropriate for more skin types. However, the result is still beautiful and rejuvenated skin.  Are you considering booking a derma planing facial? Here is everything you need to know before you make your appointment.  What is a derma planing facial? A derma planing facial is a facial in which one treatment step includes derma planing. This facial has become increasingly popular for people who want to level up from a standard facial and reduce the buildup on their skin. Derma planing is the process of removing the top …

Everything You Need to Know About Sauna Blankets

If everyone could have a sauna room in their house, they would. Not only do you feel extra luxurious when you’re sitting in one but they also help detoxify your body of all the nasty stuff. Sadly, they take up valuable real estate and are expensive. Sauna blankets, however, are the latest — more practical — trend in wellness. Plus, they let you live your life (a.k.a. binge-watch your new favorite Netflix show) while you pamper your body. What is a sauna blanket? Just as the name implies, it’s basically a sauna — ranging from 80°F – 160°F — that you wrap around your body to target all the nooks and crannies. Infrared sauna blankets are actually the most popular option on the market because they give the same results (bye-bye toxins!) at a lower temperature, making it more bearable for people who can’t handle the heat of a normal sauna. In turn, they place less stress on your body, making them more efficient. What are the benefits of sauna blankets? Similar to a regular …

Dermatologist Approved Face Products

Expert advice on keeping your skin fresh and clean. There’s a lot of information out there about skincare. You know what products to use and what to avoid. You’ve seen your favorite YouTuber’s 10-step skincare regimen. With all the skincare tips and tricks available, you’d think that something as simple as washing your face after your workout class would be common sense. Alas, in the information age, sometimes there can be too much information. Are face wipes good enough? Should you be using something supercharged or something gentle? The best face products to buy, according to dermatologists When you want to get the honest truth, it’s best to ask the medical professionals. Dr. Janet Prystowsky, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Livad Skin Care, weighs in on this issue along with Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, the founder of Capital Laser & Skin Care and associate clinical professor in the Department of Dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center. These professionals give the details on what you need to know about cleansing the skin after a workout. (Hint: It’s simpler …

Wondering What to Pack in a Gym Bag? The Top Gym Bag Essentials

Ten must-have items you should add to your gym bag ASAP.Sometimes packing for a workout class feels like you’re prepping for a weekend getaway. Between the clothes, toiletries and snacks, you might as well grab your suitcase and call it a day. But truth be told, it doesn’t have to be as complicated or cumbersome as we make it out to be. Whether you’re bouncing from one cycling class to the next or gearing up for a sweaty hot yoga sesh at your favorite studio, the list of goodies below will make your pre and post-workout life much easier. And as a bonus, the ClassPass app lets you search by “amenities” so you can find the things you need that won’t fit in your gym bag. Here’s what to pack in your gym bag: A change of clothes A protective mask A fresh towel A fitness tracker Anti-bacterial gel or spray Trainers A yoga mat A reusable shopper bag Airpods or headphones An awesome playlist A reusable water bottle Fresh socks Dry Shampoo Regardless of …