November 2012 Edition
Published by Skin Essentials Medi Spa


I often find myself overwhelmed this time of year… planning and preparing for the holidays can be stressful.  Stress can result in weight gain, loss of sleep, acne, relationship problems and much more. This month, I promise to practice what I preach!  I have reserved my massages and facial treatments for November and December and encourage you to do the same so you can have a stress free holiday season!

This time of the year also reminds me how important it is to protect our skin from the cold weather, read the Winterize Your Skin article and practice the tips in it.

Many people begin their Christmas and Holiday Season shopping and we have included some great suggestions to help all the people on your list to make your shopping experience easy and hassle free.  We have also added some great new gifts to spa boutique this season and I invite you to stop in, de-stress with a relaxing massage or facial and check a few gifts off your list!

We are happy to announce great promotions for November! Read about the new Clarifying Pumpkin Facial by HydroPeptide; this is the perfect facial to regain your glow and prepare for the harsh winter months!

May the Holidays refresh your spirit and bestow upon you new inspiration, love, peace, prosperity, happiness and good health. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Beth Pestotnik


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Winterizing Skin

Dry, cold weather is upon us, which means your skin is already struggling to retain its moisture while cold winds and indoor heating do their best to sap what’s left of summer skin’s suppleness. With proper planning, you can fight back against the drying effects of the winter months and keep skin moisturized year round.

As good as hot showers feel in cold weather, they are one of the biggest reasons our skin becomes dry, so do your best to avoid them. Stick with lukewarm water during showers and hand washing and get in the habit of moisturizing after both.

Choosing Products
Meet with your esthetician about which products will work best for keeping dry skin at bay. He/she will properly match your skin type with the right products for you, which may include oil-based moisturizers that contain avocado oil or almond oil. These types of moisturizers help retain moisture longer than normal creams and lotions. And, once you get the products, use them. You’ll need to moisturize a lot more during the winter than in the summer.

Face Care
Avoid alcohol-based toners for the season since they have a tendency to draw moisture out of the skin. Try foaming cleansers, milks and hydrating masks during the winter. Ask your esthetician which facials are best for hydration and moisturizing and schedule one per month. Your face will thank you for it!

Hands and Feet
You may notice your hands and feet drying and cracking more than usual during the winter. In between trips to the spa for hydrating manicure and pedicure treatments, always wear protective gloves when out in cold weather, and regularly buff and moisturize your feet.

Sun Protection
Don’t neglect your sunscreen routine. Just because its winter doesn’t mean the risk of sun damage has gone away. Protect yourself with an SPF 30 sunscreen and sunglasses at all times.

Reserve a consultation to help you look your very best!



The holidays are here, signaling the time to start writing your yearly gift-giving list. If you’re like most, your list is filled with family members, colleagues and friends… mom, dad, hubby, sister, best friend, co-worker, neighbor, babysitter, teacher, etc. If you’re constantly struggling with what to get for so many different personalities, we’ve done some of the legwork for you this year! We mapped out choices for each gift recipient that you can find at the spa. You just became the hero of the holidays!

Gift Idea #1: The Mom in Need of Some “Me Time”: Set mom up with everything she needs for a relaxing spa day at home—spa robe, candles, bath elixir, lotion and spa music. Include a gift certificate for a spa service of her choosing at a later date.

Gift Idea #2: The Overworked Husband: Choose a set of massage oils for at-home back rubs and pair them with a big fluffy robe and a gift certificate for a hot stone massage at the spa.

Gift Idea #3: The Best Friend: Plan a girlfriend’s day at the spa by including a couples manicure and pedicure gift certificate with a batch of fun nail polishes and a pair of sandals.

Gift Idea #4: The Co-Worker: Candles are always a winner, and she can have one for her desk at work and one for home, if you pick up a couple.

Gift Idea #5: The Sporting Dad: When dad returns from 18-holes of golf, he’d probably love to find a gift certificate for a sports massage tucked into the pocket of a big, soft spa robe or a neck wrap to help him de-stress.

Gift Idea #6: The Teenage Daughter: What teenager doesn’t love makeup? Choose some soft shades of lipstick, blush and eye shadow and gift wrap them with a gift certificate for a teen facial and makeup consultation.

Stop by the spa and let us help you choose the ideal gifts for everyone on your list! Or simply purchase a spa gift card.


Q. My Dermatologist gave me a Rx for Retin- A and I hate it.  My skin is so dry, red, peeling and irritated.  Is there anything else I can use that will still give me the same benefits?
A. We hear this story all the time.  One of our best selling products is Vitamin A Cell Renewal, a retinol cream that exfoliates and stimulates collagen production to smooth, soften, and plump the skin without redness or irritation.  This is the perfect way to apply a retinol every night without any side effects. Reserve a consultation today!


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