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If You’ve Got It, Haunt It

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to keep your skin from looking ghastly when the night comes to a close. Save the tricks this year, and start treating your skin with these tips and recommendations from Toska Spa.

At the end of the night, we all know you’re going to reach for that bowl of leftover candy. Don’t worry- this is a judgement free zone. However, keep in mind that consuming excess sugar can break down the collagen in your skin in a process known as glycation. As collagen makes up about 70% of protein in our skin, a damage to this network of proteins can spell problems for your skin, such as a decrease in elasticity, a less toned appearance, and fragility. Thankfully, Serum A-Glyca protects against glycation by protecting the proteins within the skin’s structure. Add this handy little potion to your regimen before sneaking some chocolate!
Makeup is a companion to many of us, and there certainly is no shortage of it this season. If this year’s costume calls for face paint, powders, or anything of the sort, then be sure to add Eau Micellaire Biosensible and Demaquillante pour les Yeux to your regimen. Eau Micellaire Biosensible is a gentle, moisturising formula that helps remove dirt, makeup, and pollution from your skin. What’s better is that it also soothes irritated skin and has a gentle toning effect. Demaquillante pour les Yeux is a delicate makeup remover specifically for the eyes. It effectively dissolves makeup, leaving it easy to wipe away within seconds (yes, even the waterproof kind!). These two cleansers working together will leave your skin feeling refreshed, even after a grisly night.
With the holiday season rolling in, don’t forget that the dry, cold air it brings can have adverse effects on your skin. Freezing temperatures and low humidity can cause your skin to become dehydrated, damage the lipidic barrier, and can leave you with a dull complexion. Creme VG Derm counteracts the damages caused by the fall and winter chill by hydrating your skin, restoring the lipidic barrier, and revitalizing dull, dry skin.
As the hot, humid days of summer get further and further away, remember that this time of year can also be tough on your skin. Save your complexion from looking ghoulish this season with BR, and stay tuned for more Toska Tips next time!
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Here Comes the Bride

You want your wedding day to be perfect and that includes having perfect skin. So many of our clients come to us desperate for improvement in their skin before they say “I do.” Whether you’re breaking out, dull, pigmented, lacking tone or all of the above, we have the best treatments and at-home regimen for your skin.

First, let’s talk time frame. Many clients come in just weeks before their wedding, and realistically, only so much can be done in that amount of time. It took time for your skin to get the way it is, so it’s going to take time to fix it. Starting at least six months prior to the big day is going to give you the best results.  

Everyone’s skin needs are different, so when it comes to what type of treatment and how often you should be coming, it is going to vary from person to person. Be sure to give your skin time and come well in advance to determine the best treatment plan for YOU. 

Remember that you have to use the products at home to obtain the results you want. Think of it like losing weight; you can’t go to the gym once and get in shape. You have to be consistent and work at it everyday. It’s the same concept with your skin. 

To build the best home regimen, coming in for an appointment will allow our esthetician to choose the best products for your skin type. During your first session, our esthetician will use the Skin Instant Lab, which allows us to see what’s happening underneath the skin. With the results from the Skin Instant Lab and a personalized consultation, our esthetician will be able to prescribe the right treatment and products for you. 

The Cocktail d’Actifs Regenerants is a product that every single bride should be purchasing the month of their wedding. This product contains 10 serum bottles, and you will use half a bottle a day over the course of 20 days. Packed with vitamins and biotechnology, your skin will transform in these 20 days. The Cocktail improves texture, hydration, skin protective functions and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. No matter what skin type you have, this target serum is a must before your special day. 

Finishing serums are also essential for my brides. These serums lock in all the products you’ve applied to your skin and leaves a beautiful, luminous glow. If you are unsure which serum is best for you, a simple guide is:

Fluide VIP O2: If you are dull, acne prone or textured.

Serum Yall O2: If you are lacking tone or dehydrated.

Serum Grand Millesime: If you are devitalized, dull or aging.

Le Grande Serum: If you are lacking radiance, tone or aging (richest formula).

The last treatment before your big day should be our Overture Facial. This facial is specifically tailored for special occasions. Weddings are stressful and your skin reacts when you’re stressed. The Overture Facial is cold-based to help calm and soothe the skin. This treatment also includes a custom blend of serums for your skin’s needs. Your skin will be glowing after this treatment.

You want to look back at your wedding pictures and remember how beautiful you felt, so let us perfect your skin so Photoshop doesn’t have to. Remember to keep up with your treatments after your wedding as well. You don’t want all your hard work to go down the drain! Congratulations to all our beautiful brides-to-be, and we’ll see you next Tuesday for more Toska Tips.