Refresh, renew, rejuvenate yourself in the new year.
By now, the gifts have been given, the guests have been hosted and the holidays are coming to a joyful close. Some of us emerge from this entertaining season feeling a little less holly and jolly and a bit more frizzled and frazzled.
Self-care was one of the oft-spoken terms of 2021, and we vote for another year of taking care of ourselves in a host of areas, including visits to a spa. As the world of spa treatments continues to evolve, we turned to the team at Sunbear Salon & Medical Spa to illustrate what clients should consider when looking for ways to refresh, renew and rejuvenate themselves in the new year.
Sunbear’s general manager Debbie Swenson breaks down some of the treatments and even highlights products that can create spa-like treatments right at home.
HydraFacial: Hydradermabrasion technology deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin. “You walk out of the salon just glowing,” Swenson says. “It’s amazing how revitalized your skin looks after a HydraFacial.” HydraFacial is also a popular skin treatment for men.
SkinPen Microneedling: This can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars and tighten loose skin and enlarged pores. This collagen induction treatment has 24–48 hours of downtime.
VI Facial Peel: The treatment removes damaged skin, allowing healthy skin to be produced. It treats acne and acne scarring, melasma, aging skin and hyperpigmentation with about five days of downtime for peeling. “Since people usually have a little bit more downtime in the winter, and they’re not outside in the sun as much, it’s a great time to get a VI peel,” Swenson says.
Kérastase Hair Treatment: This new technology treats damaged and dry hair and helps protect hair from future damage. And with a wider array of products now available, stylists can customize a blend for each client’s hair needs. “All of them transform your hair,” Swenson says. “They only take 15 minutes and can be added to most hair services.”
Keratin Smoothing Hair Treatment: Consider this to smooth and straighten hair texture and add a luminous shine.
Botox: If you received a little gift-wrapped stress over the holidays, this can help reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet.
Juvederm: Treatments can assist in restoring volume and fullness to the skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Feeling good is sometimes the best balm for the winter blues. Swenson shares some at-home products to boost your glow in the new year.
Skin: Target visible signs of aging with Eminence’s Marine Flower Peptide Collection with algae extracts. Brighten your complexion with medical grade iS Clinical Brightening Serum.
Hair: Strengthen, nourish and restore with Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque.
Fragrance: Add to your fragrance wardrobe with three Oribe Signature Eau de Parfums— Côte d’Azur, Valley of Flowers and Desertland. Swenson is as smitten with the fragrances as the packaging.