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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!

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....

How to Get Rid of Turkey Neck - Saggy Neck Treatment

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 known for its ability to improve the look and feel of your skin. It can make your skin look brighter and healthier, making it a favorite choice for people who want a refreshed and glowing appearance.  What Is a Microdermabrasion?  A microdermabrasion facial is a skincare treatment that...

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 Fillers: A Complete Guide to Achieving Fuller Lips

If you've ever wondered about getting lip injections to enhance your lips, you might be curious about the costs involved and how long the results will last. Lip fillers have become a widely popular method for lip augmentation, and among the various options available, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are known for...

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...

Under Eye Plumping - How to Plump Up Skin Under Your Eyes

The skin under your eyes is not only one of the most delicate areas of your face but also a focal point for many common skincare concerns. Issues like dark under-eye circles, crow's feet, and crepey skin can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, there are various approaches...

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...

Chemical vs. Physical Exfoliation - Unveiling the Power of Exfoliation

Exfoliation is an indispensable component of any comprehensive skincare regimen. Whether you're seeking to diminish fine lines, combat hyperpigmentation, or maintain youthful, radiant skin, exfoliation is the key to unlocking your skin's potential. There are two primary categories of exfoliation: chemical exfoliation and physical exfoliation, each wielding its unique method...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Misconceptions About Chemical Peels: What Actually Are They?

When you think of a chemical peel, you probably think of the 90s, when the treatment was extremely popular, or of some red-faced woman appalled that she has to attend an important event with an irritated face! The chemical peels of today aren’t quite the same as those 20 or...

What's the Best Hair Removal Method?

If you’re someone who chooses to remove body hair from certain parts of your skin, you know the struggle of having to keep up with it on a regular basis. There are a lot of types of hair removal, each with their benefits and drawbacks. Whether or not you choose...

Which Body Sculpting Treatments Are Best for You?

Body sculpting is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for anyone who wants to get rid of cellulite, tighten loose skin, tone muscles, or get rid of fatty deposits. These treatments are virtually pain-free, and you’ll generally see results after just 1–2 treatments! There are a number of body sculpting treatments...

How to Clean Your Beauty Blender and Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brushes and beauty blenders are a key part of your beauty routine. From foundation to eyeshadow, setting powder to lip color, brushes and sponges are used to perfect your look. But how often do you clean your brushes? If you have to think about it, you’re probably not...

Which Skin Problems Does Microneedling Tackle Best?

Microneedling is a common procedure that many people use to treat a variety of skin problems effectively. It’s often a more affordable option for people, and it can deliver amazing results in as few as three visits! Some of the most common skin problems can be reduced through professional microneedling....

What's the Secret to Growing Long Eyelashes at Home?

Many women and men want longer eyelashes. It’s not hard to see why—long, thick lashes have been gracing the red carpets and Instagram for years. And longer lashes open up your eyes, making your eyes appear bigger. But of course, not everyone is blessed with naturally long lashes. You can...

Best Silicone Facial Cleansing Brushes

Cleansing brushes are all over Instagram—influencers are always using these seemingly high-tech devices to wash their faces. They seem like an unnecessary purchase, because doesn’t a washcloth do the exact same thing? There are many varieties of cleansing brushes, from manual to electronic, bristles to silicone. Silicone facial cleansing devices...

How to Do Every Braid You've Seen on Instagram

Braids are a classic hairstyle that has many variations. Through the years, different styles of braids have gone in and out of vogue—french braids, traditional braids,  One reason this style has stayed popular throughout the years is that it works on nearly every hairstyle. Whether you have curly, straight, coarse,...

Benefits and Risks of At-Home Microneedling

Microneedling has become a trend that many beauty gurus, influencers, and YouTubers swear by. You’ve probably seen the before and after photos over Instagram—the after photos featuring smooth, dewy, glowing skin. Many people get microneedling procedures done professionally, either by a dermatologist or aesthetician. But is it possible to get...

A Guide to Injectables (and Alternatives If That Isn't Your Thing)

The plastic surgery industry is booming—but it’s not just for those looking to turn back time. People as young as their 20s are looking to take advantage of the effects of cosmetic procedures that prevent and correct early signs of aging. One of the most common corrective procedures is known...

Best Skin Treatments and Products for Your Age

Skin care is important at every age, but your skincare regimen will look different at each stage of life! As your skin ages, you’ll need different products and treatments that will address your skin concerns. Let’s break down the best treatments and products for your skin, whether you’re in your...

Best DIY Face Masks

Facials should absolutely be incorporated into your skincare routine—we’ve sung the praises of getting monthly facials at a professional spa! In between your professional facials, you can make your own face masks at home using items you probably already have in your kitchen. They’re affordable, easy, and quick! At-home facials...

Do Body Sculpting Treatments Really Get Rid of Fat?

Body sculpting, made popular by celebrities like the Kardashians, has risen in popularity in recent years. Some of these treatments claim to literally kill fat cells (apoptosis) so your body loses fat and looks slimmer. But do body sculpting treatments really get rid of fat? Yes, body sculpting gets rid...

What are the Benefits of HydraFacial?

HydraFacials® have been seen everywhere in the past few years — literally. They went on a worldwide tour to give out free treatments, and the treatment has been covered by every major beauty magazine and blogger. And for good reason, because there are a lot of benefits to HydraFacials. From...