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The Beauty Beat

BEST BODY AND BEAUTY TIPS

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!

Vitamin B Cleansers: Which One is the Right One for You?

Have you been looking for a new way to improve your skincare routine but don’t know where to start? Do you want to treat the signs of aging or alleviate your sensitive skin? Adding a vitamin B cleanser to your skincare routine might be the perfect solution. Keep reading to...

Acne Extraction Methods and Treatments

Are you struggling with stubborn acne? You’re not alone! While it can be tempting to extract your acne at home, just don’t. You can end up causing more harm than good. Improper acne extractions can lead to serious skin damage, visible acne scarring, and even bacterial infections. Acne extractions are...

Our Favorite Facials for Blackheads

Do you struggle with blackheads that refuse to go away no matter what product or treatment you try? You’re not alone! Blackheads are an extremely common skin concern. Fortunately, facials can be your new secret weapon for treating stubborn blackheads. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite facials for...

What is Morpheus8?

Are you looking for a new, minimally invasive way to restore your youthful skin? Morpheus8 may be a stellar choice for you. This advanced microneedling treatment is an excellent option for anyone who wants to improve the appearance and contour of their skin without undergoing an invasive procedure. From how...

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...

What Are The Benefits of Getting a Facial Once a Month?

Many women and men see facials as a treat—something they do once in a while to feel refreshed and brighten up their skin. But getting a facial once a month is a great supplement to your skincare routine.  Just like any part of your skincare regimen, facials are best when...

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...

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 retinoids and retinol, and which one is...

What are Gua Sha Stones, and Do They Work?

You’ve likely seen gua sha stones all over Instagram and beauty websites. It seems too good to be true—running a stone over your face to get defined cheekbones and de-puffed eye bags?! Is this just another trend that will fade in a year or so, or is gua sha here...

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, how it may interact with other products, or are just hesitant on how to start using retinol. In reality, it’s simple to start using retinol...

Is Olive Oil Actually Good for Your Skin? And Other DIY Olive Oil Treatments

In the era of all-natural skincare, many people are turning away from chemical-filled products and seeking out skincare products with fewer ingredients. Olive oil has been around for thousands of years, and some people swear that it makes their skin look and feel younger! But is olive oil actually good...

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 dealing with ongoing skin problems like blocked pores or acne? Although you might want to handle it yourself, it's important to let trained professionals address these issues. While regular facials can be helpful, extraction facials are the best option for effectively clearing your pores without making your skin...

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...

Restylane vs. Juvederm vs. Radiesse: How Do They Compare?

With the rapidly growing popularity of cosmetic injectables in the beauty industry, Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse continue to be rising stars of cosmetic anti-aging treatments. An increase in the demand for these filler products places them among the more popular treatment options in the U.S. But how do these ingredients...

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...

What Is Included in a Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

We utilize Alexandrite, Diode and NdYag laser technology for our Brazilian laser hair removal packages to safely, effectively, and satisfactorily treat all skin and hair types interested in trying it.   Anyone that has ever tried a Brazilian wax likely can attest that it is well worth the hype, but what...

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...