Winter Skin Savers
South Florida’s so-called winter may rarely dip below a mild 65 degrees, but even the slightest climate change calls for an adjustment to your beauty routine. These new skincare products will keep your face looking supple, youthful and gorgeous during the drier months.
If you’re not already using a serum, adding one to your skin care repertoire is a must. Serums not only target specific skin conditions, they also strengthen skin cells. Bioelements Recovery Serum is a moisture-sealing serum with ultra-smoothing ceramides and emollients for skin that’s dry, visibly aging and over-exfoliated. ($65) bioelements.com
A weekly mask hydrates and restores moisture to skin long after it’s washed off. KORA Organics Hydrating Mask contains vitamins and minerals, plus a noni extract known for restoring essential moisture to your skin. This calming mask also refines pores, removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy tissue rejuvenation. ($52) koraorganics.com
Let your skincare work for you while you settle down for that long winter’s nap. Vine Vera Resveratrol Merlot Nourishing Night Cream restores the hydration that skin loses naturally throughout the day. This ultra soothing cream relieves dry or rough skin and it’s formulated to make your skin look and feel more radiant by morning. ($146) vinevera.com
Spa on Demand
What if you could book a massage with as little as 60 minutes’ notice, and even select the gender of your therapist? Soothe is a new massage-on-demand service that recently launched in South Florida, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Scottsdale, and will soon be available in other cities. Sooth’s licensed massage therapists in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are happy to come to you, with services such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports and couples massages, in treatment lengths of 60 to 120 minutes, available through 10 p.m. each day. Book online at soothe.com or via the Soothe iOS app. Prices start at $99.
Show of Hands
If you want to know a woman’s true age, just look at her hands, says certified physician assistant Michelle O’Neill, CEO of the Miami Beach Laser Spa. Our hands play many roles in our lives — they’re exposed 24/7, and we rely on them for everything from carrying our latest handbag to praising a stellar performance. With so much depending on them, it’s no wonder the Miami Beach Laser Spa’s new “hand rejuvenation” treatment is quickly gaining popularity and recognition. We sat down with O’Neill for the lowdown on this game-changer for hands.
Q: What exactly is hand rejuvenation?
A: Hand Rejuvenation is a safe, effective and minimally invasive solution to treating aging hands with minimal discomfort and little downtime. Fillers volumize the skin and minimize wrinkles while hiding veins and bony prominences.
Q: Who is the ideal patient for this therapy?
A: The ideal patient is typically 40 or older, because that is when we start losing volume in our hands and our tendons, bones and veins become more prominent.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: Most people will see results for up to one year.
Hand juvenation treatment, $800, 305.674.3447, miamibeachlaserspa.com