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A Note From Beth

bethHappy June! Yes, the 21st of June is the official first day of summer!  Schools are out!  Time to start planning fun weekends and/or vacations.

Also, June 15th is Father's Day. We wrote a fun article asking, "Is Your Dad or Husband a Spa Virgin?"  Whether he is or not, we have some great gift ideas to give your dad and/or your husband. Don't wait 'til the last minute.  Plan in advance and make his day extra special!

Summer is a fun time of year! There are many activities and events to go to. Just remember not to overdo it and always make time to visit the spa!

As I was going through the special days in June, I noticed that June 24th is the official Teddy Bear day.  Who knew that existed?  It got me thinking about doing something special for all the sick kids that could use a bear to hug at night or anytime they need some love.  So we decided to ask all of you to go through your toy chests and if you have an extra teddy bear laying around, bring it to the spa and we will donate it to Children's Hospital.

The team at Skin Essentials got us started and we hope that you will make this cause a big success!

We'll see you at the spa!

Beth Pestotnik - Founder

Featured Article

Happy Father's Day! Is Your Dad or Husband a Spa Virgin?

Men are finally realizing that the spa isn't just a place for their wife or girlfriend to get their nails done. It's a place of health and wellness for them too, and not only are more men coming in for the obvious sports or deep tissue massage, but there is an increase in men getting facials and MAN-icures as well. According to the International Spa Association, men now make up approximately one third of all spa-goers. Is your dad or husband one of them? If he's a spa virgin and a bit apprehensive to take the leap, here are a few good ways to convince him into a trip to the spa...

Gift Him! As they say, 'If you build it, they will come.' Well, in the case of a spa-fearing guy - 'If you gift him, he better come!' It's a safe bet that if you give dear ol' dad a gift card to the spa and explain to him how relaxing it will be, he probably won't want to offend you by not going. Better yet, create a special Father's Day package to show him how much you really care about his wellness, or go for the gold and gift him a spa membership to help him de-stress all year long. Call today to purchase his Father's Day gift!

Beard Care: Chances are your dad or husband probably thinks that facials are just for women. More men are realizing that exfoliating dead skin helps to expose their beard's hair follicles, which reduces ingrown hairs and is a great primer for a good, close shave. Of course, a good exfoliating facial will also make his skin look cleaner and smoother, and yes, younger! Check out our retail section for an exfoliating scrub and other skincare products for the man in your life.

Fungus Fighters: When talking Dad into getting his feet and hands pampered, it might be a good idea to actually stay away from terms like "mani-pedi" and even "pampered." Dad needs to know that manicures and foot care are not just for the girls, nor are they a "beauty" treatment. More importantly, it is about the health of your skin and nails. If you explain to your dad that these treatments are just additional ways to be a well-groomed man, he might be more likely to come in to get his digits done. Explain to Dad the importance that manicures make him more presentable (and that everyone loves a soft hand) and that using home care products such as Baby Feet to eliminate cracked, calloused feet are important to include in his daily grooming regimen.

Stress Relief:  Statistically, stress is a major contributor to many diseases and medical conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, headaches, and depression. Remind dad that going to the spa - even just to soak in the Jacuzzi or sit in the sauna or steam room for 20 minutes - is a great way to relieve stress, relax, and decompress from a long hard workweek.

Detox Time:  It is impossible to avoid getting toxins into our system. Whether it's environmental or the food, drinks, and medications we take, we all take in toxins. Everyone needs to detox on a regular basis no matter how healthy they are. Let dad know that the spa is a great place for flushing the bad stuff from his system. He can choose from simply sitting in a sauna or steam room to sweat out the toxins that build up in our system or he can indulge in a detox wrap or detoxifying facial. Remind him that both saunas and steam rooms also help relax any stiff or sore muscles while relieving aches and pains.

So for this Father's Day, educate your father or husband on health, wellness, and relaxation benefits of the Spa! Treat him to a treatment, a full day, or sign him up for a yearly membership now!

Spa Promotions

Gift with Purchase Extravaganza!!

Father's Day Specials

Time for Sports!
No, not watching sports. Dad will experience a sports massage to help him de-stress and relax on Father's Day!

And not only that! He will also receive a gift for home that will remind him how much you care...Kniepp Arnica Cream, a spot treatment cream that has an anti-inflammatory effect, which eases pain, swelling, and bruising while improving circulation ($22 value)!

Or if you are not sure what treatment your dad would like, just surprise him with a gift card. We can help him select the perfect treatment just for him!  Stop by the spa or click here to purchase an INSTANT, PRINTABLE gift certificate.  You can also email the gift certificate directly to Dad!


bethDon't Forget Your Travel Kit!
Remember, if you are taking a vacation, you are limited to the size of your products in your carry-on luggage. 

Stop by and get your travel kit before your trip.

Get Glowing, Sun-kissed Skin with a Sunless Tan!

We all want to look tan without having to bake in the sun for hours. Visit the Spa and test out our favorite sunless tanner, FAKEBAKE.  It is so easy to use... it even comes with an application mitt that creates a streak-free tan! $31

Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face & Body Lotion.

This new amazing lotion is a light-reflecting sheer lotion that creates a shimmering luminosity on the skin.  Wear it alone or pair it with makeup!$32

Treatments of the Month

bethTake advantage of these values to help you look and feel your best all month long!
For a limited time, enjoy an intensive collagen and hydration facial, guaranteed to instantly tighten and brighten the skin.   Packed with antioxidants that will boost the skin's protection against the sun, this facial includes brightening pumpkin peel, antioxidant infusion and a peel-off collagen treatment. We are confident you will feel as radiant as you look! $110 (VIP upgrade only $10)

Clear the senses, ease the body, and calm the mind with an Aromatherapy SPA massage.  This soothing experience includes an aromatherapy steam shower followed by a 60-minute tension release massage.  Choose from Stress Relief, Enjoy Life or Joint & Muscle Relief!

Plus, receive a Mineral Bath Salt Sachet to further your benefits at home ($5 value).
$99 (VIP upgrade only $20/includes 90-minute massage)



bethThis summer, WIN 3 MONTH VIP MEMBERSHIP and Anti-aging Skin Care Basket full of amazing products for the face and body!  Wow!  If you want to win this, simply click here and let us know how we are doing!  Keep in mind that you can earn an entry for every review you post!  Thank you in advance and GOOD LUCK!  Winner will be announced July 1st (Over $450 value).

Favorite Things

bethDramatically Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles with The Max Creme by Image! This has to be my favorite product we have on the shelf!  It is loaded with stem cells, antioxidants and peptides, creating a smoothing effect when applied!  It's like Botox in a jar.  It recently got even better when they added a new time-released anti-aging technology for a longer lasting effect.  This is a must have in all regimes. $95

Events at a Glance

Thursday, June 19th, 5-7 p.m

We'll see you Thursday, June 19th, 5-7 p.m., for Your Passport to Fun this Summer! Join us for a wine tasting event and explore the different summer treatments we offer at the Spa. This evening will be packed with amazing wine and treatments you won't want to miss out on.

Your passport includes:
-> Swag bag full of skin and body care goodies
-> NEW Image Iluma Brighten Trial Kit
-> Complimentary bottle of wine (to take home)
-> One night only offer to purchase an exclusive Summer Spa Package
-> In-Spa Treatment Sample Tour
-> Special offer from LIDO wine
-> Entry to win a gift basket over $500 value

$25 per person. Call the spa today to reserve your space.
Hurry! Space is limited.

Save the Dates!

Botox & Juvederm Injections with Dr. Greene at the Spa!
Thursday, June 5th & Thursday, June 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

And don't forget to schedule your Skin Cancer Screening with Dr. Greene at his office, located 3 blocks east of Skin Essentials.

To schedule an appointment, call (303) 221-4448

Skin Essentials bids fairwell to Malia Greene Green
"I just want to thank all of you who I have had the opportunity to work on and get to know over the years.  My family and I are moving back to Grand Junction after the twins are born.  It is bittersweet. Although I will miss my Skin Essentials family dearly, we are also excited to be near our families.  I wish all of you the very best and thank you for touching my life with your love and light!"

If anyone knows a great massage therapist looking for part time work, please call the spa for details.

Spa Cuisine

Greek Yogurt Parfait

If you love chocolate, this protein smoothie will have you swooning. Besides being high in fiber and protein, you'll get a healthy dose of antioxidants as a result of the unsweetened cocoa.

1 Pear
2 Tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa powder
2 Tbsp raw oats
1 scoop organic whey protein
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup water

Put ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Nutritional Value per Serving
Servings per Recipe: 1
Calories:  267
Protein: 22.3 gm / 35% of Calories
Carbohydrates:  38.9 gm / 55% of Calories
Fiber:  11.6 gm 
Fat: 2.8 gm / 10% of Calories

Ask a Therapist

Q: I have noticed dark spots and patches on my face. What can I do to lighten them up?

A: Age spots are usually brown or black, and they pop up on areas of the skin that are constantly exposed to the sun, like your hands and face. If you're good about protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays, you might be able to prevent them.  But if you go out regularly without any sunscreen, you'll probably develop them early on in life. The first thing to do is start wearing SPF daily!  Next, choose a product with bleaching ingredients such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. To treat the spots at home, I recommend getting Microdermabrasion treatments with chemical peels every 3-4 weeks for a series of 6. 

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