July 2014 Edition
Published by Skin Essentials
Medical Skin Care & Day Spa

Summer has officially arrived!  Time to get out there and have some fun!  It's also UV Safety Month. Check out the article Here Comes the Sun...Now Watch Out! for helpful tips to keep you safe this summer. 

July 4th is Independence Day, a celebration of the birth of our nation! We're sure you will be celebrating with friends and family at backyard barbeques and picnics in the park.  

Want that sun-kissed summer glow without exposing your skin to the sun's harmful rays?  Visit the Spa Boutique for a bottle of Fake Bake Self-Tanner so you can show off that "healthy" tan in your festive summer outfit!

And by the way...Image has reformulated all of their sunscreens!  Be sure to pick up a few bottles of sunscreen to protect you and your family from the sun while keeping your skin hydrated and healthy-looking. 

July 13th-19th is "EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week!"  Be sure to read the article, EveryBody Deserves a Massage! to discover the advantages of massage therapy.

We look forward to seeing you in July.

Stay safe and enjoy your summer!

-Beth Pestotnik, Founder



Reserve your Botox and Juvederm appointments early!

Join us Thursday, July 17th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the spa.

We'll see you there!

Reserve now and look your very best this season!


Here Comes the Sun...Now Watch Out!

Since July is UV Safety Month, now is a great time to separate fact from fiction about sun protection. We might think we know everything about defending our skin against the sun's damaging rays, but let's put that knowledge to the test with a little game fact or fiction!

Sunscreens with SPF 100 are twice as strong as those with SPF 50: Fiction
The breakdown goes like this: SPF 15 protects you against 93% of UVB rays. SPF 30 is 97%, SPF 50 is 98%, and SPF 100 is roughly 99%, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. So, it's not even close to being twice as strong!

Apply sunscreen all over your body before getting dressed: Fact
It might sound strange to grease up before getting dressed, but most clothing - especially the more lightweight fashions of summer - do not protect your entire body from the sun's damaging rays. In fact, your average white T-shirt only has an SPF value of about 7, and if it gets wet, it's even lower, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. So, it's important to apply sunscreen all over your body - even where the sun don't shine - before getting dressed for the day!

If you get a base tan, you won't burn: Fiction
Any sign of color or discoloration to the natural color of your skin is actually not a good thing. The more sun you get - even if you don't burn - the greater your chances of developing melanoma. Getting a base tan doesn't even ensure that you won't soon burn. But, if you're looking for that bronzed look for summer, a spray tan or a self-tanning lotion is your healthiest choice. Book your spray tan with us today!

Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hours: Fact
Yes. This age-old rule is remains true. You want to give the sunscreen time to fully absorb into your skin before going outside. This includes before getting into your car as well because your car windows - even if they are tinted - don't protect you from the sun's rays. When you are out and about, you really can't over-apply sunscreen, but the general rule is still every two hours. Most water-resistant sunscreens, however, should be re-applied every 80 minutes. When in doubt - reapply and follow the bottle's instructions.

One sunscreen does it all: Fiction
There are different types of sunscreens for the different types of skin on your body, such as sensitive formulas for your face, a more balmy consistency for your lips, and waterproof for your body. There are also water-resistant and sports formulas if you plan to head into the beach or pool or get sweaty for a work-out. It's a great idea to stock up on a variety of sunscreens for you and your family's needs. And, don't forget to apply it everywhere- from your earlobes to your toes!

Getting a tan can zap your zits away: Fiction
People think that the sun dries up zits, but really it can cause a buildup of dead skin cells that can clog pores more. The best way to treat zits is to treat your skin better by coming in for regular facials and using exfoliating and deep cleansing products at home. Book your facial today and ask our aesthetician for skin care products for your at-home use.

Come visit our retail area to stock up on your summer sunscreen needs today! You can also book your spray tan - a healthier alternative to a suntan. And, don't forget, if you did get too much sun, a cooling facial is a great after-sun treatment. Book your summer skin care treatments today!


Q. I have tired, achy muscles.  How often should I get a massage to receive optimum results?
A. A monthly massage is a must for any active lifestyle.  We recommend our VIP Membership, which allows you 1 or 2 monthly massages at a discounted rate!  We also recommend adding Kneipp Arinca Bath Salts for joint and muscle relief to your bath at home.  Kneipp Arnica Joint & Muscle Mineral Bath Salt is made with pure and natural thermal salt as well as valuable essential oils of the Arnica Blossom and Pine to revitalize, warm, and provide soothing all-over body relief. Use Arnica when feeling sore or after strenuous activities.


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