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Welcome to the Beauty Beat, your source for all things skin and body: massages, skincare, medi-spa trends, and plenty more. Want to know how to get rid of smile lines? How about the best methods for plumping up the skin under your eyes? Or when you should consider collagen induction therapy? We have the answers to all those body spa questions and more, including the latest skincare ingredients, self-care trends, and all your facial spa needs!

What to Do About the Crows Feet Around Your Eyes

It can be a daunting task to find a way to get rid of the inevitable crow's feet around our eyes, thus named due to their resemblance to a bird’s foot. It may seem like there are simply too many options available to make a good choice if you’re not...

How to Improve Skin Elasticity

To improve your skin elasticity, it’s important to first define what’s meant by this commonly-used term. Skin elasticity refers to the skin's ability to stretch out of place and then quickly return to its natural shape and positioning. The loss of this trait is a natural occurrence that comes with...

Wondering “What is My Skin Type?” - We Can Help!

Skincare is not a one-size-fits-all discussion, and it can often leave you wondering, "What is my skin type?" So many products seem interesting and come highly recommended on social media advertisements, influencer content, or television commercials. It’s human nature to wonder if those “amazing!” products could be the solution we’ve...

The New Go-To: Gua Sha Stone Massage for Your Face

If you’ve yet to learn what a gua sha stone massage can do for your facial skincare routine, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the latest go-to tool. To better understand what a gua sha is and what it can do for you, follow this all-inclusive guide to learn all...

What Skincare Quiz Should I Use?

If you have ever wandered the internet looking for skincare solutions, it’s more than likely that you have wondered which online skincare quiz is the best for giving you the valuable information you need. A quick search will lead to dozens of online skincare quizzes that claim to share with...

Avoiding Sun Damaged Skin this Summer

We all love the summertime with sunshine and more time spent enjoying the outdoors, but the one thing that threatens to hold back our fun is sun-damaged skin. Not only is it frustrating, but it can only lead to dangerous troubles down the road. Fortunately, you can take critical steps...

I Have Dry Skin In The Summer. Is It From My Sunscreen?

If you struggle with dry skin in the summer, the culprit could be your sunscreen. Sunscreen is deemed a skincare savior during the summer months, protecting delicate skin from the sun’s damaging rays. We don’t even think of going out without our SPF 50! Not many of us consider that...

What Is Included in a Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Anyone that has ever tried a Brazilian wax likely can attest that it is well worth the hype, but what about Brazilian laser hair removal? Much like a traditional Brazilian, laser hair removal eases the pesky and constant frustration of razor bumps and the need to shave regularly in order...

Have You Heard About Laser Facials?

If you’re looking for a new powerful skincare routine to combat the effects of aging, consider a laser facial as the holy grail. Unlike many facials and skincare regimens, laser facials are not yet common enough to be universally understood. If you want to combat acne and age spots, reduce...

Most Popular Men's Facials & Medi-Spa Treatments

Self-care is for everyone and that’s why we’re focusing on our most popular men’s facials. Whether you’re looking for Father’s Day gifts, unique birthday ideas, or simply just thinking about treating yourself to something special, consider the medi-spa. From facials to massages to hair removal, there’s something for every man....

6 Ways To Get Rid of Turkey Neck

Turkey neck is a common skin concern as we age, but luckily there are ways to tackle the problem that range from fairly accessible and minimally invasive to more intense procedures such as cosmetic surgery. At Skin Spa, we offer some medi-spa treatments that can target turkey neck. In this...

Microdermabrasion Before & After: Does It Work?

Microdermabrasion is one of the most common cosmetic procedures to improve overall skin tone and texture. Like dermaplaning and lip injections, it is also minimally invasive with little downtime. But does microdermabrasion actually work? Only a microdermabrasion before and after can truly tell, but one thing’s for sure: virtually everyone...

Dermaplaning Side Effects: What to Know

Dermaplaning is a popular cosmetic treatment, but what about dermaplaning side effects? The good news is that this exfoliating procedure is low-risk, but a curiosity about potential side effects is only natural.  What is dermaplaning? If you’re here, you more than likely at least know what dermaplaning is, but let’s...

5 Types of Facials For Acne

Whether supplementing your skincare regimen or simply treating a pesky breakout, facials for acne can be immensely helpful in the journey to clear skin. At Skin Spa New York, we offer a number of facials that specifically target acne-prone skin. Keep reading as we break down the options to help...

How Much Are Lip Injections & How Long Do They Last?

Let’s talk about lip injections. Lip injections are the most common form of lip augmentation, cosmetic procedures intended to provide fuller lips. Collagen was once the most common filler, but these days there are more options that are even longer-lasting. Today’s most common filler typically includes hyaluronic acid, a natural...

How Much Is Laser Hair Removal In 2021?

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures routinely performed across the United States. How much does it actually cost? So, how much is laser hair removal? Naturally, that depends on the body part, as virtually all areas of the body can be safely and effectively treated....

Your Guide To Getting Rid of Smile Lines

Smile lines are an all too common skincare concern. Interchangeable with laugh lines, these are those little folds around the mouth between the bottom of the nose and corners of the mouth. Many of us are actually born with smile lines. Over time, they can become more prominent.  Before we...

Find Your Perfect Spa Service Based On Your Job

With the amount of spa treatments and services available these days, from medi-spa treatments like Forma Face Sculpting to body care like a Deep Tissue Massage, you may find yourself faced with option overload. Luckily, we’re breaking down the possible choices based on the industry in which you work. From...

Bakuchiol vs. Retinol: The New Alternative Explained

What is bakuchiol? This plant-based ingredient is an alternative to retinol that has quickly become all the rage, but if you don’t actually know what it is, you’re surely not alone. Find out all about the differences and similarities between bakuchiol vs. retinol as we explore this new vegan-friendly skincare...

Facial Spa Safety 101 in the Time of COVID-19

The pandemic is now officially one-year-old, but we’re still getting questions about whether or not Skin Spa is open! Like the rest of the world, we hunkered down in the early days of the shutdown to prepare our laser and facial spa to emerge into a changed world.  COVID-19 is...

Dry Skin: How to Tell If You Have It & What To Do About It?

Dry skin is one of the most common concerns that almost everyone runs into at some point, whether from over-washing one’s hands (all too common these days) to living in a dry climate to simply having dry skin for your skin type. The more pressing question is: what should you...

3 Most Important Steps of Your Post-Workout Skincare Routine

Did you know that exercising can benefit your skin just as much as it does the rest of your body? It’s true: getting in some time on the bike, on the mat, or on the bag at Hit House can help regulate important hormones that keep you glowing. Consistent exercise...

How Often Should I Get Microneedling Treatments?

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a booming treatment that offers a variety of benefits for your skin! From treating deep wrinkles to acne scars, this beauty-boosting treatment is NEARLY painless, fast, and gives amazing results! One of the main questions that our aestheticians get asked is “How...

How to Plump Up Skin Under Your Eyes

The skin under your eyes is some of the most delicate, and it’s also the area that a lot of people are most self conscious about. Dark under-eye circles, crow’s feet, and crepey skin are some of the most common concerns people raise about their skin! Many wonder how to...

What Are the Best Facial Treatments to Combat Aging?

We all get older — it’s a part of life! And a natural part of aging is that our bodies and skin change. While some welcome the appearance of laugh lines and crow’s feet, others would prefer to minimize their appearance as best they can. There are numerous options to choose...

When Should You Consider Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy (also referred to as CTI or microneedling), is a safe, effective treatment that is becoming increasingly common in the skincare industry! This treatment can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, making it popular with people of all ages and skin types! It’s important to...

Your Ultimate Spa Day Based on Your Favorite Workout

So many of us can’t live without our Muay Thai sessions and yoga classes because of how strong, happy, and confident they make us feel. It’s a well-known fact that exercise has many health benefits, but how is our skin affected by our favorite physical activities? It turns out that...

Your Skin Needs Both Chemical & Physical Exfoliation. What's the Best Routine?

Exfoliants are an incredibly important part of anyone’s skincare routine — whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decrease hyperpigmentation, or prevent early signs of aging, exfoliants are essential to achieving brighter, more even skin! There are two main types of exfoliants — chemical exfoliants...

The Best Skincare Routine for Your 30s

When you enter your 30s, a lot changes in your skin — so it’s more important than ever to take extra care to take good care of it. To help, we’ve outlined the best skincare routine for your 30s. And, yes, the order you apply your products is important, so...

Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreen. What's the Difference?

Sunscreen is arguably the most important part of your skincare routine. Not only does it protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin damage and skin cancer, it also helps prevent early signs of aging! You should be wearing sunscreen every day — and, yes,...

The New Trend of Monthly Facial Memberships: Are They Worth It?

You can get a monthly membership or subscription to just about anything these days — clothing, beauty products, streaming services, and even house plants. And now, you can get a monthly facial membership too! There are many benefits to getting monthly facials. But what about a monthly facial membership? Is it...

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning & When Should You Consider this Treatment?

Dermaplaning is a trend that’s sweeping the nation! Celebrities opt for this gentle treatment before award shows to give their skin an extra glowy boost, but anyone can get this treatment for smoother, glowier skin! The process of dermaplaning is simple — a skilled esthetician will hold a sharp blade...

What is Hyperpigmentation & How to Stop It

If you’ve ever had dark marks or discoloration appear and stay on your skin after spending time in the sun or after popping a pimple, you have had hyperpigmentation. These dark marks on the skin are the bane of many people’s existence — whether they’re on the face, neck, chest, or...

Retinoids vs Retinol: They Sound the Same, But What's the Difference?

When it comes to the beauty world, the terms retinoid and retinol get thrown around a lot. They sound the same, but what’s the difference? Do they do the same thing? Is one better than the other? We’ll dive into the difference between these similar-sounding products, and which one is...

How to Use Color Correcting Concealers the Right Way

Even if you’re working from home nowadays, you might be noticing areas on your skin that you want to fix. While perfect skin is the goal, it takes time, so a few quick temporary fixes with makeup are helpful for all that screen time. Whether you’re wanting to cover up...

New Trend in Beauty: Tweakments. Is There Such a Thing as Subtle Cosmetic Treatments?

Cosmetic treatments are on the rise, with more and more people wanting to look younger, feel more confident, and change aspects of their appearance. Whether or not you choose to get a treatment is totally up to you — but if you do, you may be wondering: Is there such a...

Should I Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

Sunscreen is a summer staple for those who spend these months outside — but in the midst of a global pandemic, many of us are spending an unusual amount of time indoors. And while our skincare routines may have gotten better during isolation, many of us may be skipping the...

What Spa Treatment You Need Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The signs of the Zodiac have blown up as of late — they’re no longer just in the back of the newspaper to give you your horoscope for the week. Many people thoroughly research their Zodiac sign, analyzing the stars in an attempt to better understand themselves. From learning how you...

Is Microneedling Painful?

When you hear the word microneedling, you might shudder a bit—putting needles near your face might seem scary! Even after you’ve seen the incredible results for a variety of skin concerns, from acne scars to fine lines and wrinkles, you might be hesitant to do the procedure for yourself because...

Retinol for Beginners: How to Start Incorporating Retinol into Your Beauty Routine

Despite all its benefits, many people might be afraid to incorporate retinol into their beauty routine. Whether they’re worried it will make their skin more sensitive or dry, or are just a little hesitant as to how to start using it or how it will interact with other products. In...

What Order Should I Apply Skin Care Products?

What order you apply your skincare products in matters almost as much as what you’re putting on your face. Apply certain products in the wrong order, and they could be rendered ineffective or simply not work as well. If you’re new to the skincare world and this is all a...

What Are the Benefits of Steaming Your Face?

When people first hear of steaming your face, they might be a little skeptical. But steaming isn’t just for vegetables or potstickers! It has amazing benefits for your skin, whether it’s done at a spa before a facial or at home! For best results, steaming should be incorporated into your...

Black-Owned New York Beauty Brands We Love

The world has been heavy lately. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have broken our hearts and opened our eyes to the inherent racism in the United States. As much as this time is so heartbreaking, we’ve been encouraged by how many people are doing...

Does Stretch Mark Cream Work? If Not, What's The Alternative?

Stretch marks are a completely normal occurrence in both men and women. They can come about through a variety of completely natural factors: Growth spurts Weight gain Pregnancy Genetics These marks occur because the skin grows faster than it can generate new skin cells to accommodate for the expansion, so...

Do Chemical Peels Help with Acne Scars?

Chemical peels are an increasingly popular treatment at spas and dermatologist offices, as they can help treat a variety of skin issues and concerns. As you can tell by the name, chemical peels utilize chemicals—sometimes classified as acids—to loosen the top layer of the dermis and promote new skin cell...

How Does Facial Light Therapy Work & What Are The Benefits?

Facial light therapy might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s actually an incredibly accessible treatment with a lot of benefits. This therapy treatment actually originated in space, where scientists tested the technology on plants, and then connected with researchers on earth to implement the science to...

How to Incorporate Glycolic Acid Into Your Skincare Routine

If you’re looking to get brighter, smoother skin, but can’t make a trip to the spa, try this potent glycolic acid. Whether you use it in a wash-off mask or apply it as part of your nighttime skincare routine, glycolic acid is beneficial for many different skin types and concerns....

The Best Way to Get Rid of a Blind Pimple

If you’ve ever had a blind pimple, you know how painful it can be. These bumps aren’t like a typical whitehead pimple, and they’re even tougher to get rid of. What’s the best way to get rid of a blind pimple? Is there any hope for those of us who...

New York Beauty Brands We Know & Love

New York City is a place like no other. It’s full of character, cultures, and opportunity—but it’s also home to some of our favorite beauty brands. As a NYC-based company ourselves, we love supporting fellow local beauty brands. Especially in this uncertain time, it’s so important to band together and...

New Trend in Beauty: Eyebrow Extensions

Have you been dreaming of fuller brows? The big, bushy brows you see all over Instagram could be yours with a new trend in beauty—eyebrow extensions. Eyebrow extensions are an easy and temporary way to fuller brows. But is the trend right for you? Are there any risks? Let’s dive...