We might be biased, but we believe that our Skin Therapists give the best advice. Whether you’re having a problem with hyperpigmentation or dryness, they always have an answer. So, we asked a few what their number one piece of advice is for their clients. They all said the same thing, which makes this very easy.
“Always wear SPF!”
It really is the key to healthy skin because (if you get broad spectrum SPF) it can protect against two types of sunrays: UVB and UVA. UVB rays can cause burning, which is why if you’re at the beach it’s important to wear (and constantly reapply!) sunscreen. UVA rays result in quieter damage. These rays cause 90% of your skin’s aging, but more importantly, they can cause Skin Cancer. And they’re pretty much everywhere. They go through clouds, and windows, and they’re in those gel manicure lights, which is why it’s so important to wear sunscreen every single day.
Our Skin Therapists say this over and over again because one out of five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people each year. In fact, it’s the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer.
We obviously don’t want to spend our entire lives hiding from the sun and great weather because this is New York, and we deserve all the good things, so we need to make sure we protect and prevent. Our Skin Therapists recommend wearing SPF 30 or 50 everyday (don't forget the backs of your ears and neck!), and to get your moles regularly checked (or as we like to call it, a mole patrol).
In fact, we want you to get checked so badly, we’re willing to pay you. If you bring us the receipt from your annual dermatologist checkup in the month of May or June, we'll give you $30 towards a facial in any of our shops. That’s it. Easy. You do right by your skin, and we do right by you...simple as that.