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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!

Butt Lifts 101: What You Need to Know

These days, it may seem like everyone is getting a butt lift. So if you’ve been thinking about getting this booty-enhancing procedure but have no idea what your options are, you’re in the right place.  Here we break down what a butt lift is, the different types of surgical and...

How to Protect Your Skin’s Barrier

Summer has arrived, and with it, excessive sun exposure poses a new challenge to protecting your skin. Luckily, there are several ways to protect your skin’s moisture barrier to keep it looking healthy and hydrated all summer long.  Keep reading to learn what the skin barrier is, what damages it,...

What is Forma Face Sculpting?

Are you looking for a new, effective way to tighten your skin without any downtime? Forma face sculpting could be your next favorite treatment.  Forma is a thermal radio frequency treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tightens loose skin. Here, we break down how Forma...

The Best Way to Get Rid of a Blind Pimple

A blind pimple, also known as cystic acne, is a pimple that lives beneath the surface of your skin and doesn’t come to a head. It is often in the form of a red, painful bump beneath the skin. If you’ve ever had a blind pimple, you know how painful...

What is a Laser Genesis Facial?

Are you looking for a new way to treat your stubborn acne scars, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation? Laser facials are the perfect solution for many skin concerns. A laser facial is a quick, non-invasive treatment that can make a difference for all skin types and skin tones. Keep reading to learn...

The Pros and Cons of Gel Face Wash

Good skin often starts with an effective cleanser. If you’re looking to switch up your face wash, gel face wash might be the perfect choice for you.  Gel face washes are water-based cleansers that are typically made from mild ingredients like essential oils and flower extracts. Here, we break down...

What are Back Facials, and Who Should Get Them?

Are you struggling with stubborn “bacne,” aka acne on your back? With summer just around the corner, acne on your back and shoulders can cause low self-confidence at the beach or pool. A comprehensive back facial might just be the perfect solution! Here, we break down what back facials are...

What is Restylane?

While it’s impossible to eliminate the effects of aging altogether, you can restore youthful volume and fullness to your facial features with Restylane.  Restylane is a family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, including Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal...

Best Vitamins for Skin Health

Although it is impossible to 100% prevent the effects of aging, you can add a variety of skin vitamins to your diet for a healthy dose of protective benefits. From fighting fine lines and wrinkles to reducing the appearance of acne, vitamins offer a variety of benefits for skin health. ...

3 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Your Tax Refund Check

It’s officially tax refund season. Although there are countless practical ways to spend your refund check, we playfully suggest you use those funds to pamper yourself! Here are 3 things you can do to treat yourself using your tax refund check. Book a massage After the stress of the last...

What is Cystic Acne? And What Can You Do About It?

Nearly everyone gets pimples and breakouts every once in a while, but people who experience severe, cystic acne know how difficult it can be to treat them. Keep reading if you think you have cystic acne and are looking for ways to treat stubborn breakouts. What is cystic acne? Cystic...

Proven Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal may not be on your radar, but perhaps it should be. Are you tired of constantly shaving and waxing? Can’t figure out how to avoid razor bumps and stubble? If you said yes to these questions, keep reading to learn all the benefits of laser hair removal....

Extraction Facials: What are They and Why You Should Get One

Are you struggling with clogged pores or acne problems? While you may be tempted to “pop” or extract your acne yourself, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. While most facials may be helpful, an extraction facial is your best option for professionally clearing your pores without further aggravating...

10 Benefits of Microneedling

Have you heard about the benefits of microneedling for skincare? During this popular procedure–which is used to treat several conditions, including scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks–a licensed professional uses a unique roller tool to prick the skin with extremely small needles. The tiny punctures cause the skin to increase collagen...

Three Types of Wrinkles and the Best Spa Treatment for Each

If you’re looking for ways to reduce the signs of aging, you’re not alone. But before you start trying to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, it’s good to know precisely what type of wrinkles you're dealing with.  There are actually three distinct types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles, and...

What is an Oxygen Facial?

Whether you’re interested in minimizing wrinkles or just giving your skin a healthy boost, an oxygen facial might be the perfect choice to address your unique skin care needs. An oxygen facial is a non-invasive procedure that hydrates the skin by oxygenating your facial skin cells, leaving them bright and...

How to Avoid Bumps after a Bikini Wax

Are you constantly getting bumps after a bikini wax? If so, you’re not alone. It’s completely normal because forcibly removing hair leaves the hair follicles exposed and susceptible to bacteria that can cause inflammation and infection. To better understand how to avoid bumps after waxing, follow this guide to learn why...

The Top 20 Foods That Are Good For Skin Health

Though it is impossible to prevent aging, you can add nutrient-rich foods to your diet that can help boost collagen levels, fight fine lines and wrinkles, and keep skin firm. Keep reading to learn the best foods for skin health. Foods Rich In Omega-3s  Omega-3 fatty acids help lower inflammation...

Our Guide On How To Use A Dry Brush

Before unpacking our guide on how to use a dry brush, you may be wondering what exactly it is. Dry brushing is a centuries-old Ayurvedic medicine practice known for its ability to stimulate the lymphatic system, exfoliate, rid the body of toxins, minimize cellulite, and increase energy and circulation. Dry...

What Body Treatments Are Right For You?

Oftentimes when thinking of body treatments, what first comes to mind is massage. Some may have experience with more targeted procedures that are like facial care for the body. In reality, the list of available body treatments is long and dense with something for everyone. And it’s true that many...

Dysport vs. Botox vs. Xeomin: Which is Best for You?

As the beauty industry evolves, a common question is which injectable treatment is best for you? Dysport vs. Botox? Botox vs. Xeomin? Or Dysport vs. Xeomin? It’s a mouthful, we know but it is essential to weigh the pros and cons of each option, if you wonder which will be...

What Is A Liquid Facelift?

As the non-surgical, “liquid facelift” beauty trend grows in popularity, many are catching on that this treatment provides many benefits without significant downtime. It's a step before more-invasive surgical procedures and can take years off your face almost instantly. We know that a surgical facelift does precisely what’s implied. It’s...

What is the Best Anti-Aging Facial?

Perhaps the most consistent trend in the beauty industry is preserving youthful skin, so the search for an effective anti-aging facial is a common quest. As we age, we begin to see the effects that time and exposure have on our skin. Whether it’s minimizing wrinkles, spots, dryness, or unwanted...

What Is A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also referred to as liquid rhinoplasty or a liquid nose job, is an exciting development and evolution in the world of cosmetic facial enhancement. This procedure uses filler injections to temporarily adjust the shape of the nose using a minimally-invasive method. What can be expected for results? Non-surgical...

Our Guide for When to Start Getting Botox

Deciding when to start getting Botox is unique to everyone. If you are among the countless individuals trying to decide the best time to start pre-treating your potential wrinkles, you’re in good company. More and more millennials are using Botox for preventative treatment instead of waiting to correct existing wrinkles....

A Guide for Laser Scar Removal

Laser scar removal is a trend gaining popularity in the beauty industry. Much like laser facials and laser hair removal procedures, the laser scar removal process utilizes laser technology to diminish the appearance of unwanted areas of damage on the skin. Laser scar removal provides a non-surgical option for minimizing...

Under Eye Filler Before And After: What You Need To Know

If you’re wondering what’s behind the amazing under eye filler before and after photos you see online, we’ve covered everything about eye area injectables here. Referred to as a “tear trough treatment,” fillers like hyaluronic acid can be used in the under eye area for an anti-aging effect, adding a...

Sebaceous Filaments vs. Blackheads: What They Are and What to Do About Them

Distinguishing between sebaceous filaments vs. blackheads isn’t always an easy task. If you are among the countless individuals trying to figure this out for your skin, you’re in good company. While both of these skin conditions present as small dark spots in areas like the nose, back, and chin, they...

How To Transform Textured Skin to Smooth Skin

In skincare, how to transform textured skin to smooth skin is one of the most common concerns we discuss with our clients. Because the list of potential causes of textured skin is so long, the list of transformation techniques is relatively lengthy as well. Textured skin can present large pores,...

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

When talking about Gua Sha, we’re talking about scraping and pulling the skin.Scraping and pulling?? A bit horrifying, right? 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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

How to Build a Custom Skin Care Routine for Your Skin Type

Say it with us: skincare is self care. Taking care of your skin is being kind to your body and soul! And it all begins with building a custom routine for your skin type. Whether you’re a budding skincare lover or an experienced beauty guru, it’s important to have a...