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Spring Skincare Tips from Cooper Spa Dallas

March 21, 2016 1 comment

Spring is here! As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. Cooper Spa Dallas Manager Lisa Boyle shares skincare recommendations to implement for healthy, radiant skin this spring.Facial_CooperSpa_SDIL8670-Edit

Year-round exfoliation is ideal, but spring is a great time for a chemical facial peel. Spring peels can help shed dry winter skin caused by cold temperatures and brighten complexions for spring.

What is a chemical facial peel? A chemical facial peel is an exfoliating agent that typically contains alpha hydroxy acids and/or beta hydroxy acids. Acids break down the bond between healthy and dead skin cells, allowing the dead cells to shed.

Today’s chemical exfoliators are used in a controlled manner and provide a safe method for revealing healthy and renewed skin. Chemical peels (which typically do not have “down time” if received in a spa setting) can make skin smoother, help fade brown spots and improve uneven skin tone from sun damage. Overall, peels enhance the surface of the skin, allowing it to look brighter and younger. Having regular peels every 6-8 weeks will lead to collagen stimulation, healthy skin cell turnover and improve the appearance of wrinkles. Cooper Spa’s Glycolic Peel by SkinCeuticals will complement any Cooper Spa facial and can accommodate all skin types.

Is it preventive? Yes. Removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin can help the skin continue renewing itself regularly, thus keeping its barrier function strong. A strong barrier function helps to defend against environmental stressors. Daily use of sunscreen is a must when using chemical exfoliators. As we know, the UV rays from the sun can cause premature aging and skin cancer.

How often should you do a chemical peel? A six-week series of glycolic peels is ideal to reach desired results with regular at-home maintenance as recommended by your Cooper Spa Dallas esthetician. Medical grade chemical peels are available at Cooper Clinic Dermatology, where one of our four board certified dermatologists will customize a treatment plan.  A medium-depth chemical peel is often recommended to improve overall texture and skin glow, in addition to treating pre-cancers and reversing photo damage. A chemical peel is a popular revitalizing treatment to regain a fresher, healthier and younger-looking complexion.

For daily skincare, follow these simple steps:

  • Cleanse – Clean skin daily twice daily (morning and night) to keep skin clear and remove debris, oil and makeup.
  • Exfoliate – Use a scrub or daily at-home peel to remove dead skin cells for healthy skin cell turnover. Over the counter exfoliators are not as strong as those given in the professional setting but are needed for maintenance.
  • Tone – Restore the pH balance of skin and remove residue from cleanser.
  • Moisturize (sunscreen) – Keep skin moist and always, always use SPF during the day! It’s a good idea to find a combination moisturizer with sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.

Visit Cooper Spa Dallas to learn more about skincare and what is best for you. Book an appointment with an esthetician for a consultation, facial and an introduction to our recommended product lines: SkinCeuticals, Dermalogica and Éminence Organic Skin Care.

Expecting the Best at Cooper Spa

In just a few days, my due date will be here and I’m truly Expecting the Best with our second child—a girl! As the Director of Cooper Spa, Dallas, I thought it was the perfect time to experience our Expecting the Best package. I must say that if you are pregnant or know someone who is, this is a real treat. Carrying such a precious gift is truly a miracle, but it sure can tweak some muscles and cause some discomfort.

Happy Easter from the Carrolls!

Massage
With this pregnancy, I’ve had some upper back issues so the 50-Minute Pregancy Massage was just what I needed. The massage therapist worked her magic! I felt some relief immediately after the massage. Enough to know that I had waited too long for that healing touch.

Our Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage relieves stress through the use of massage, specialty contoured body pillows, soft music and aromatherapy. Improved circulation and diminished back and hip pain are benefits of this unique therapy for pregnant women. Postpartum massage can help tone and restore a new mother’s body to its prepregnancy condition and alleviate muscle strain and soreness.

Facial
Next up, my facial. The Eminence® Organic Customized Facial at Cooper Spa is one of my favorite services, regardless of being pregnant or not. The sensory experience is as enjoyable as the focused touch to my skin—lemon, strawberry, pineapple, hydrating stone crop… amazing! A little secret, I would bathe in SkinCeuticals® products if I could. And since my favorite SkinCeuticals Retinol product isn’t pregnancy-friendly, my skin has been ho-hum since day one of finding out ‘Little Miss’ was on her way. After adding in an eye brow wax, because who doesn’t want well-shaped brows in the delivery room, my skin was glowing! There is nothing like having a sense of circulation back in my face.

Pedicure
Finally after really having a wonderful time, I dipped my exhausted feet into that warm, soothing, cleansing pedicure bath. A little scrub here (and a very light rub there), then one of Cooper Spa’s skilled technicians added a pretty pink polish. These tired girls were suddenly feeling the love they were asking for. I suddenly wished I had been better about taking advantage of these services sooner.

But now that I have, I hope you’ll come try them soon or send your loved ones this way—we can take care of their every need! If you’re pregnant, it is always best to consult your physician prior to having spa services.

And remember Mother’s Day is May 11. Now through May 11, purchase a $250 gift card and receive a full-size gym bag complete with a 3-day Cooper Fitness Center guest pass*. As an added bonus, our Spa clients always enjoy complimentary childcare during any spa treatment.

Purchase a gift card or book an appointment today!

*Promotion available only for in-store purchases. Bag color will vary and while supplies last.

Welcome Dr. Flora Kim

Your skin says a lot about your health. At Cooper Clinic we’re pleased to welcome our new dermatologist Flora Kim, MD, Imageto help you take care of yours. Dr. Kim joins the Dermatology department as a medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologist. In this role she will perform preventive screenings to ensure that your skin stays healthy. And she’ll help keep skin beautiful through a variety of cosmetic procedures such Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser Treatments and Vein Therapies.

Dr. Kim was most recently a dermatologist at Ann Arbor Dermatology in Ann Arbor, MI. and prior to that a dermatologist at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Born in South Korea, Dr. Kim spent most of her childhood years in France, and then moved to the suburbs of New York City. She graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and pursed a job in investment banking. After September 11, 2001, Dr. Kim decided to change careers and attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she earned a medical degree. Dr. Kim completed her Internal Medicine Internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and her Dermatology Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

We are glad to have her back in Dallas and of course at Cooper Clinic. To schedule a consultation with her today call Cooper Clinic Dermatology at 972.367.6000 or send an email.