|Tips and FAQ
|| Skin Care and Aging
Choose The Right Facial For Your Age
How Your Skin-Care Needs Change Through Decades
- Early 20s or 30s - EARLY PHOTOAGING: EARLY PIGMENTARY CHANGES, NO KERATOSES, FINE WRINKLES
This client will need mostly education, sunscreen, and topical antioxidants. Enzymes during
hydration facials will remove any accumulated surface debris, and an occasional light
microdermabrasion will allow her skin to easily accept home care products. She won't need peels or products to speed up exfoliation yet. A light-emitting diode (LED) therapy is good for this client as aging prevention, post mask, as are peptide-dermal stimulation products.
- 30s to 40s - EARLY TO MODERATE PHOTOAGING: Environmental damage may show up (as fine lines and blotches). EARLY SENILE LENTIGINES, NO VISIBLE KERATOSES
This client will need all the above, plus superficial resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and anti-aging home care products, such as 8-10 percent glycolic home care products or retinols, or even bot. Use enzyme masks with every facial as the client's deep cleanser to remove dead cells and increase penetration of professional
skincare and home skincare products. If a resurfacer series is chosen as the professional program, it should
consist of a gentle lactic acid, not glycolic acid, supported by LED treatments.
- 50-Plus - ADVANCED PHOTOAGING: DYSCHROMIA AND TELANGIECTASIA, VISIBLE KERATOSES. WRINKLES AT REST.
This client will need all of the above, plus combination therapies such as microdermabrasion and LED, or higher acids/peels combined with LED as well as herbal peels, and micro current is a good combination therapy for this skin. Her home care needs to be intense now, with many peptides and exfoliants like retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids.
- 60s or 70s - SEVERE PHOTOAGING: DYNAMIC AND GRAVITATIONAL WRINKLING, Multiple ACTINIC KERATOSES
This client will need all the above, plus medium-depth peels like the
herbal peel, TCA
peels, or high alpha-hydroxy acids. Using the highest percentages available of great ingredients in well-designed formulations is important, as is
intensive home care. This client needs serious anti-aging techniques
Makeup Tips for Wedding
- For Added Radiance: Sweep
Mineral Illuminator just above cheek bones and blend outward
- For Flawless Skin: Smooth on a primer. Apply
Mineral Powder Foundation SPF15, then sponge on more wherever extra coverage is needed.
- For mega-watt lashes: Apply
SuperWear Mascara to both upper and lower lashes. On upper lashes, wiggle brush back and forth from root to top. On lower lashes, hold the wand vertically, wipe across the lashes, then turn it horizontally and blend down.
- For a perfect pout: Apply Automatic Longlasting Lipliner around the outside of the lip line before applying any other pencil or lip color.
- For Professional looking makeup application: Use pro
makeup brushes. Why? There’s a big difference between professional brushes and the ones that come with your makeup!
- Professional makeup brushes contain more hairs – denser – and they are shaped differently.
- They enable you to apply perfectly placed color very quickly.
- They require less product and so you save money
Before Your Big Day
Start a skincare regimen at least six months before your wedding day. If you don't already have one, visit a dermatologist who will help get you on track.
Get regular facials at a reputable salon. If you don't have a facialist, seek recommendations from friends and brides in your area.
On Your Special Day
Best face forward
Use makeup to accent your best feature: Draw attention to your eyes, for example, by using subtly contrasting colors (think slate blue for brown eyes and soft violet for blue eyes).
Choose a mascara that's waterproof; it lasts longer and withstands tears. If you really don't like the look or feel, use one coat of regular mascara, then follow up with a light coat of waterproof mascara
Shade Your Brows
Define your brows with a pencil or shadow that matches your hair color
Don't forget your blush! A pop of color on your cheeks is like an instant facelift. For fairer skin, a pink tone will work; those with deeper skin tones can choose a rosier hue.
Use a moisturizer that includes SPF 30 or higher, especially if you are getting married outdoors! You may be getting more sun than you think you are, and you will definitely look pinker in pictures.
Choose a lip color that's a bit bright. Pale nude or brown lip hues can make you appear washed out in photos, particularly since you'll be wearing white. If you normally wear a neutral hue, wear it as your base with a pink or rose color on top. If you normally wear dark lipstick, use that as your base and apply a lighter sheer pink on top to give you a lift
- What is your cancellation policy?
If you must reschedule or cancel a service, as a courtesy to our therapists and other clients, please advise us 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the service.
- Are Js Advanced Skin Care products Hypo-Allergenic?
Yes, all of the products in Joanna's makeup and skincare line are Hypo-allergenic.
- How often should I get a facial?
It depends on your skin type but the estheticians usually advise that a typical client should get a facial every four weeks.
- How soon should I arrive before my appointment time?
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment. If you arrive late for your appointment we will not give
any time extension or monetary compensation. We also recommend that you book your next appointment prior to leaving the
spa so that we can be sure to accommodate your wishes
- Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
During facials and treatments your makeup will be removed for you. Makeup application after a treatment is available for a small fee.
- Is there any pre-treatment preparation I need to do?
We suggest men shave their face the morning of their appointment.
If you are receiving a
clinical service and are currently using or have used with in
the last 3 months, a topical / internal skin care prescription product / medication please contact us so we can be sure you are a good candidate for the specific treatment you are scheduled for.
- What can I expect during my facial treatment?
The medical aesthetician will begin by cleansing and analyzing your skin, then discussing with
you the best options for you to reach your skin care goals. Please let her know if you have any concerns or skin care needs you would like her to focus on. An open conversation between you and your clinician will help to
achieve the results you are looking for.
- Can I have spa treatments if I am pregnant?
During your first trimester we suggest you avoid spa treatments. Although we would love to pamper you during this time we ask you to wait until after this delicate period. After your first trimester and
consulting with you physician, enjoy! We have many wonderful treatments for you to choose from. We understand your need for
special care and want to help you enjoy this special time.
- How do I choose the right treatments and products?
We offer introductory consultations. Whether you are looking for a skin care regimen to use at home or have specific treatment questions, please feel free to book a consultation with our therapists and clinicians.
- Can I book extra services while I am at the Spa?
Please ask! If the therapist or clinician is available we would be happy to
accommodate you. Some treatments may be performed together, such as adding foot / hand reflexology to a facial