How Often Should You Get a Facial?

Spa facial in PhiladelphiaWhile healthy skin requires a daily skin care regimen, there are some things you just can’t do every day.

Take getting a facial, for example. Even if it could fit your budget, most skin care experts wouldn’t recommend getting one every day.

If you’re in the market for a facial in Philadelphia, you might be reading this and asking, “Well how often should I get a facial?”

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5 Essential Tips for Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care & Spa in PhiladelphiaWinter is in full swing, bringing snow, ice, cold temperatures and dry, dry air.

All that cold and dryness isn’t good for your skin, which is why it’s important to take steps to care for your skin when winter comes. If you’re coming in for a series of spa treatments in Philadelphia, we’ll help you keep your skin looking radiant, but there are certain skin care practices you can do at home.

Here are five essential tips for winter skin care to get you through to the spring.

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Thinking About a Facial ?

Spa facial restorationAre you thinking about having a facial at Body Restoration Spa? If you’ve had facials before, please note that we take the Skin Care Profile very seriously. It means that you would need to complete this client consultation form which is two sided. We recommend you ask for this facial form and take it home and complete it. It asks questions like, “What time of day do you see an oily shine come out on your skin?” Or, “how much plain water do you drink a day?” There are lifestyle questions, exfoliation questions, allergies, etc.

Complete the form when you are comfortable and not rushed so that your answers are as accurate as can be. Bring the form with you to your appointment. It beats coming for a facial and having to sit and rush through the form in order to start the service on time. These questions are taken into account when deciding what skin type you have, what skin condition you may have, special challenges on your skin that you would like us to address, how much steam is appropriate, any prescriptions you are using that may affect your skin, etc. Make the most of your facial appointment by completing the form ahead of time. You can print it from our web site by clicking here.

Spring is the perfect time of year to renew your skin with a spa facial. Put your best foot forward with a relaxing professional exfoliation and prepare for the warm weather to come. Depending on your skin profile, we will create a facial experience that will rejuvenate and soothe your skin. Contact us today by phone or through our website to schedule your appointment.

Treat Your Skin With A Facial This Winter Season

Cleaning face with cotton padsA facial can soften and hydrate, replenish and protect against the Winter weather. It’s not uncommon to feel lips chapping or wind burn on the face during these colder months. But with a creamy cleanser, light exfoliation, and a heavier moisturizer, your skin can be conditioned to withstand the cold, dry air felt all through Winter.

First we would have you complete the Skin Care Client Profile and look at questions like how much water you drink a day. We would ask about dryness, flakiness and tightness felt on your skin. We ask how much caffeine you have each day as caffeine can dehydrate the skin.

Then we would select the products based on your skin type. This is determined by what time of day you notice an oily shine coming out on your skin, if at all.

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Facials That Provide Sinus Relief

A facial is meant to clean and freshen the skin. We recommend a facial therapy once a season. After a customize deep cleansing that features not only a cleanser but also a cleansing oil designed for your skin type and an herbal toner as well, we steam the skin to open the pores. This makes for easier pore cleaning or an ’emptying of the pores of dirt and debris.’ Then comes the massage on the face neck and décolleté. Pressure point face massage is a great way to disperse tension in the facial muscles and free congestion in the sinuses. The facial feels ‘less fluffy’ and more of an antidote to combating allergies. The pressure points that are treated are on the forehead, cheeks and chin. They are derived from the Ohashi method of Shiatsu. Cosmetology and medicine used to be combined in the old world of grooming and health. Then things began to separate over the centuries with medicine becoming a whole other realm and beauty becoming a profession all its own. However, holistically speaking, both are starting to complement one another in terms of stress reduction and health maintenance.

Five Reasons That a Spa Facial is a Necessity

Spa Facial: Rittenhouse SquareIf the eyes are a window to the soul, then the skin is a mirror, reflecting your overall health and vitality for the entire world to see.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and works valiantly every day to protect us. Skin is a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. Skin also releases antibacterial substances that prevent infection as well as manufactures vitamin D that converts calcium into healthy bones.

Shouldn’t a superstar like this be treated to the very best care possible?

A professionally performed health spa facial is one of the best ways to take good care of your skin.

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Soothing Summer Spa Treatments at Body Restoration

Everyone loves the summer sun but it can take a major toll on the skin due to prolonged exposure. It’s important to take time to hydrate and relax so you can look your best. Stop in to Body Restoration and try some of these rejuvenating treatments that are perfect for summer skin:

Back Facial: The shower can only provide so much cleansing and rinsing of the back, so the accumulation of shampoo, conditioning residues, and perspiration can add to a neglected appearance. Exfoliation, extractions, massage therapy, and steam are intensely therapeutic for such a hard to reach area.

Paraffin treatment: Soothe your hands and feet in a warmed paraffin wax to condition your skin, nails and cuticles. This treatment also improves skin color, eases stiffness and discomfort in joints, and improves skin color.

Restoration Facial: Experience the unique cleansing system developed to gently and effectively cleanse while leaving your skin hydrated and balanced.  Tailored to your unique skin care needs, smooth, soft and supple skin will be clearly visible after this treatment. The regenerative difference that natural botanicals can make will leave you with radiant, luminous skin.

Exfoliating Body Scrub: Smooth away dull surface debris and restore vital nutrients to tired skin.  A deep-cleansing scrub creamy enough to be moisturizing on its own, is massaged all over the body and an application of a body hydrating cream will smooth and condition the skin.

Aromatherapy Massage: The application of pure essential oils that penetrates into the bloodstream and has therapeutic effects on the body. The Energizing blend is perfect for after-vacation rejuvenation: Targets fatigue, lack of mental alertness and nasal congestion with Peppermint, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, and Sage oils.