Get your skin back in shape after a NE Winter

Regain glowing skin after a New England Winter


Man, we’ve been seeing a TON of the same issues in our clients skin lately! This winter didn’t seem terribly bad, but it always has a way of creating havoc for our complexions. We’ve been hearing a TON about dullness, about patchy dry spots, and problematic breakouts linked to dryness. We know the key to helping our clients balance back out, and Stephanie figured out how to work the blog on the new website; so read on for some Spring skin advice!

  • Book yourself a facial so you can start fresh

    Turn over a new leaf so to speak (Spring pun intentional). Receiving a professional service helps you start from scratch by getting that deep exfoliation you’re unable to get on your own. We created a Spring Refresh facial series to help with this problem specifically. We recommend the Spring Refresh with Chemical peel (that includes a microdermabrasion service and lactic acid peel) to rid your skin of the dullness in one swoop. Another fantastic option is the Spring Refresh with Dermaplaning, someone suffering from those bothersome “texture” issues like dry patches will love that service. You’ll seriously be amazed at how bright & how much health is returned to your complexion even after just one service. We recommend the Spring Refresh (available all April) to kick your skin into shape.

    • Spring Refresh Basic Facial - Uses Sorella Apothecary products to brighten, pamper, and plump up skin. Exfoliation with Blackberry pulp & Grapefruit polish, masking with Peach & Honey, and a cold stone massage with luxury oils ($100)

    • Spring Refresh Facial with Chemical Peel - Begin the service with microdermabrasion & lactic peel to deeply exfoliate before your peach & honey mask, cold stone massage and all that jazz! ($150)

    • Spring Refresh Facial with Dermaplaning - Remove peach fuzz and all the dead, dulling build up to brighten complexion before your facial. This facial finishes with LED therapy to produce collagen and calm redness. ($150)

  • Get a new, better cleanser - Please.

    Having the correct cleanser can work magic on rebalancing your skin back out. Our biggest recommendations?

    • Face Reality’s Ultra Gentle for sensitive skin types. It’s nice, mild & gentle, foamy gel for a cleaner, better cleanse for foamy fans. It’s an excellent choice for acne prone sensitive skin types and anyone prone to dry skin. The sudsy, oil-free cleanser cleanses without drying, leaving the skin soft and clean. ($21)

    • Sorella Apothecary’s Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk is a MUST for anyone prone to dull, dry skin. It’s what’s called a ‘nourishing’ cleanser. It is enriched with Apricot Oil, aloe, and mango extract for all of the vitamins. It’s a great way to keep your skin hydrated and happy. ($38)

    • Face Reality’s Mandelic Srub is for our home exfoliation fans. Please, please ditch the Saint Ives and switch to something like this! It exfoliates twice as well as it uses Mandelic Acid combined with traditional scrub which is crazy effective in treating foliculitis, dryness, hyperpigmentation. It can be used on face and body so if you’re prone to ‘chicken skin’ on your arms it’s great for that as well. ($28)

  • While we’re at it, start incorporating a good toner in after cleansing!

    A lot of people underestimate the power of the toner. Issues with pores? (one of our biggest complaints) a toner can help. Unsure if your makeup is all off? a toner can help. Have acne break outs? a toner can help. Do you have a face? a toner. It’s an easy step to incorporate, splash some on a cotton pad & wipe after cleansing & before anything else.

    • Face Reality’s AcneC Beta Toner is a client FAVORITE. If you suffer from breakouts, clogged pores, excess oil, this is your holy grail. It uses Willow Bark to kill bacteria WHILE keeping skin happily hydrated. Willow bark is a natural from of Salicylic Acid! This toner is unreal; it helps with UV damage, stimulates collagen for help with pigmentation, helps control and balance oil. We love it, you’ll love it - it’ll save your face. ($17)

    • Sorella Apothecary’s Watermelon Mint Hydration Mist is more of a multitasking revitalizing spray than just a toner. It can be used after cleansing to moisturize & tighten up those pores, it keeps pores from producing excess oil, and uses aloe & hyaluronic acid to soothe and keep skin balanced. You can also mist this over makeup to set it, or as a skin mist as needed to give skin a little glow. This is recommended for pretty much everyone from normal, oily, dry, or combo skin types. ($40)

Apricot & Mango Cleansing Milk by Sorella Apothecary

Apricot & Mango Cleansing Milk by Sorella Apothecary

The featured mask in our Spring Refresh Facial Series, peach plumps while honey provides nourishment and protection.

The featured mask in our Spring Refresh Facial Series, peach plumps while honey provides nourishment and protection.