by Kim Taylor
Just like that, 2017 is over. Welcome, 2018, I can hardly wait to see what you have in store! At home (my home), there is a frenzy of organizing and goal setting that keeps me busy. At work it’s business as usual, which is anything but “usual” for myself and the staff at Essence. Regardless of time of year, we always strive to make every client experience exceptional. We understand that time spent on oneself can be fleeting; our goal is to make sure the time you spend with us is worth every second you devote to self-care.
With that in mind, I’d like to talk about what makes visiting our skincare specialists worthwhile.
Results and Relaxation
Essence has two amazing estheticians on staff. Both are incredibly skilled and passionate about helping you achieve your best skin. We offer a full menu of skincare services designed with that goal in mind.
While some people are blessed with beautiful skin that requires very little maintenance or intervention, most of us get by with a little help from our [skincare] friends.
The first step to great skin is homecare, and we all do it to some extent. A basic routine includes cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen. Ideally, it also includes regular exfoliation and masking. When dealing with specific issues and as our skin matures we may need to add a few specialty products into our arsenal. The best way to develop an effective regimen at home is to come in for a complimentary skincare consultation. One of our estheticians will look closely at your skin, ask you several questions regarding your current skincare routine, and address concerns you may have. She will then make suggestions for developing a skincare plan that will include both homecare and in-spa treatment recommendations. Of course, there is no obligation to purchase anything or schedule services. Consultations are about education. Knowledge is power in every aspect of our lives and skincare is no exception.
There is no one-size fits all in skincare. However, there are many options for in-spa treatments that will supercharge your results at home. One of the most fabulous things I can share with you about the estheticians at Essence is that every treatment is carefully customized to fit the needs of each client. This ensures you always get the facial treatment your skin craves.
Sometimes a relaxing hydration facial is exactly what you need. Seemingly simple, this type of treatment can feel like a miracle in our dry climate. Other times, you may need a little more exfoliation in order for your skin to absorb all of the nutrients that are packed into your homecare products.
Over time our skin changes- and so do our skincare needs. This happens for many reasons such as environmental exposure, changes in nutrition, the aging process, trauma, the list goes on. There are times when your skin needs even more than what a signature or specialty facial can provide. That’s when a more powerful treatment should be incorporated into your skincare regimen.
Microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliating technique that helps to minimize fine lines, correct sun damage, and even out skin tone. Microderm sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production.
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliating technique that uses a small, sterile blade in gentle upward motions to remove dead skin cells, smooth fine lines, brighten skin, and remove vellus hair. This leaves the skin looking and feeling silky soft.
Peels are a chemical exfoliating and resurfacing treatment. Used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands, a chemical solution is applied to the skin causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Most of these treatments fall into the category of results oriented relaxation with the exception of some of our more powerful chemical peels (those can be a bit uncomfortable, but quite effective).
It’s important to find someone you trust to help you with your skin. In addition to being passionate, the estheticians at Essence are are trained and certified in the services they offer.
Lindsey Sloan has been a licensed esthetician for over 14 years. She is very passionate and is deeply committed to achieving the best results possible. Lindsey loves to learn and grow. She regularly attends advanced education classes and offers purposeful, effective treatments. Well-rounded and skillful, Lindsey offers a full menu of skincare services. Her specialties include anti -aging treatments, dermaplaning, and all types of waxing. She holds a degree in Psychology and enjoys assisting others in their journey to wellness and wholeness.
Serissa Asta received her training at the Aveda Academy in downtown Denver in 2006, and continued her education at the Denver School of Aesthetics receiving certification in chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Serissa is talented in the art of eyebrow shaping and is experienced in body waxing. She thrives in situations that enable her to use her vibrancy and creativity, especially in the realm of makeup application. A former freelance makeup artist for MAC, Serissa thoroughly enjoys walking alongside her clients in mutual pursuit of renewal and reinvention. She values the process of skin care and strives to meet the unique requests that each client brings to the table.
If healthy, beautiful skin is part of your plan for 2018, call today to schedule your complimentary skincare consultation at Essence. We look forward to caring for you.