The 8 Essentials of Winter Skin Care

Not only is winter the time to employ preventative skin care to protect against the cold, dry elements of the season, it’s also a great time¬†to undo the damage incurred during all your¬†outdoor summer activities!¬†All services and products mentioned here¬†are available to try out and purchase at the Haven Spa Boutique:

  1. Consider Peels & Microderm Abrasion:¬†Whether¬†you opt for a series of¬†peels¬†(lactic peels will lighten sun damage from the summer and help with cell turnover without causing dryness), or¬†microdermabrasion¬†(which will help with texture, clarity and skin renewal), or a combination of both in conjunction with¬†one of our¬†custom medi facials, these treatments will¬†slough away all the damaged skin to reveal a brighter, more even skin tone. It’s a great way to start the cold weather months!
  2. Gently Cleanse: You want to use a gentle daily cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser does just that: its creamy formula removes excess oils, make-up and other impurities while leaving skin hydrated, soft and refreshed.
  3. Exfoliate:¬†Properly removing dead surface cells will help maintain your spa treatment until your next visit. How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type:¬†1) Excessively Dry Skin:¬†Lightly massage the skin with something like¬†Astara’s Refining Scrub¬†using¬†a¬†physical exfoliator once a¬†week.¬†2) Combination Skin:¬†You could use¬†Astara’s Daily Refining Scrub or Green Papaya Mask¬†1 to 2 times per week.¬†¬†3) Oily Skin:¬†Using¬†SkinCeuticals Hydrating B-5 Gel daily would be perfect.
  4. Hydrate from Within: Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in omega -3 fatty acids which are responsible for keeping skin well lubricated and giving skin a glowing appearance.
  5. Add Oils to Your Every Day Regimen: Nourishing topical oils are good for protection and hydration. Jojoba, coconut, Vitamin A and Vitamin C oils are all good choices. One of our favorite blends for dehydrated winter skin is Mu Face Oil. Apply it after exfoliation, before your moisturizer.
  6. Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize:
    After exfoliating, an emollient, rich, free-radical-fighting moisturizer is best for protecting skin from the harsh elements of winter. Be sure to use one in both the AM and PM. Some of our favorites are the Triple Lipid Restore from SkinCeuticals, the MU Moisturizing Complex, and either the rich Radiance Renewal or the lighter Antioxidant Moisturizer, both from Astara.
  7. Avoid Super Hot Showers: They can strip the skin of its natural oils.
  8. SPF It Up:¬†Don’t forget, the sun still shines in winter! So wearing a sunblock is a must, especially during outdoor winter activities¬†like skiing and sledding!

All of these winter skincare essentials and more are available at our Spa Boutique in Rhinebeck. Stop in any time or give us a call about any of the lines we carry!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Facial

Before a Facial

1. Discontinue the use of any exfoliating products and avoid any facial waxing at least 48 hours prior to service, especially if you are receiving a peel or micro. This will ensure the best and safest results.

Before AND After a Facial

2. Have a proper home care regimen. You can book any Haven facial and your esthetician will examine your skin and suggest the appropriate at-home products and practices for your specific skin type. 

After a Facial

3. Exfoliating two¬†times a week with an exfoliant appropriate for your skin type will keep the skin cells regenerating to maintain a youthful, healthy, radiant appearance. Try¬†Astara Daily Refining Scrub,¬†Naturopathica’s Oat Cleansing Facial Polish, or Astara Green Papaya¬† Mask.

4. Masks are also an option for maintaining your professional treatment at home. From a simple, gentle, hydrating mask (Astara Golden Flame Mask) to an at home treatment (Envrion Revival Mask), there are many ways to make the best of your treatment at home.

5. Apply an SPF (of at least a 30) everyday to avoid pigmentation and further sun damage. One our¬†favorites is from MD Solar Sciences: it’s none greasy, won’t clog pores and leaves the skin with a smooth, dewy finish.

 All of the above-mentioned products are available at Haven in our Spa Boutique!

Top 10 Benefits of Our ‚ÄúInfinity Nails‚ÄĚ!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Infinity Nails to our manicure services at Haven Spa. This revolutionary technology, which involves dipping your nails into a vitamin-enriched powder, has many benefits:

  1. Lasts for up to 3 weeks!
  2. Promotes strength and growth
  3. Odorless
  4. Gentle on your nail bed
  5. Light-weight
  6. Flexible
  7. Environmentally friendly
  8. Calcium and Vitamin E enriched
  9. Has a durable glossy finish
  10. No need for a UV/LED light

So call to book your Infinity Nails manicure and take advantage of our fantastic introductory sale price of only $38! Or gift someone an Infinity Nails service using our online gift certificate store — just set your gift amount at $38!