As you relax by the pool, you don’t want to worry about the damage you may be causing your skin. Exposure to UV rays results in wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and, potentially, skin cancer. That’s why it’s so important to understand your options for summer skin protection.
In our never-ending quest to give you the latest in skin care tips and treatments, LN recently caught up with Kathleen Fuller, spa director at the Four Seasons, St. Louis. Fuller took a circuitous route to her current profession, starting out as a store manager for Walmart before founding her own cosmetics studio, which she operated for 14 years. She then moved to the field of hotel spas, and joined the Four Seasons two years ago. Fuller says her highest goal is to provide a calm experience that promotes the wellness of their spa guests. It must be working: Four Seasons' spa was voted the Best Spa in this year’s LN Platinum List!
You might have read it in a national magazine, found it on Pinterest, or it was something passed down from your mom. Homemade beauty treatments are a fascination for many women, especially do-it-yourselfers (DIY) who want to live an all-natural, organic lifestyle. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?
Are you ready to uncover your legs and go sleeveless? Or maybe you’re tired of shaving every day. You have options.
Kristi Reasons-Look, licensed esthetician; Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum; Emily Weinhaus, PA-C; Dr. Terry Myckatyn; and Kristin Green, licensed esthetician
It’s that time of year when everyone is trying to make a fresh start. To help us with our beauty resolutions, we turned to Kelly Wilcockson, a licensed esthetician at Synergi MedSpa, for some expert advice.
St. Louis Bank welcomes STEPHEN CALLOW as senior VP of commercial lending. Callow has 28 years of commercial banking experience in the St. Louis area, including senior-level management.
For most of us, work is stressful. But for Avani Nayak, her job actually makes her more relaxed. “We have a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere; and it always smells wonderful in here,” she says of her Avani Day Spa in Frontenac. “And I love seeing the looks on people’s faces when they leave: They’re smiling and have more self-confidence, and they feel relaxed and invigorated.” We asked her about the rough and dirty business of getting the best care for your skin.
With a background as a flight attendant, Terri Tatum’s current career as an esthetician might not have been the obvious choice, but it’s one she’s glad she made. “I’ve always loved helping people feel better about themselves,” she says. And as a consultant in the Renewal Room at Soft Surroundings, she does that every day. We asked her for insights on how to look and feel your best.
Sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up. If your face is looking a bit dull, regaining a youthful glow can be as easy as an hour or so in the esthetician’s chair, and you’ll likely walk away feeling refreshed and relaxed all over.
Caring for your skin is no easy task—especially when the cold winter winds hit. We turned to esthetician Alix Mancuso of the Four Seasons Spa for insight on the tools and tips to get the best skin of your life.
If you’ve never had a facial, you’re missing a relaxing, pampering experience that will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed. Even people who have sensitive skin or problems like rosacea can benefit from a facial because when it comes to this type of personalized skincare, one size does not fit all.
Although the St. Louis winter hasn’t been as severe as some years, we still have a long way to go before spring. And if you’re longing for the sun-kissed look of summer, you do have options. In fact, since sun exposure is so damaging to skin, sunless tanning is your best bet any time of year.
You have an hour, and then it’s back to the office. What can you do during that time to improve your appearance without needing to hide afterward while you heal from the procedure? Surprisingly, quite a lot.
Whether you are preventing future skin aging or wanting to touch up a less than glowing complexion, there is no lack of skin care products to help you along. Natasha Shanayez, an esthetician at Jean Phillipe, firmly believes in prevention as the best approach to wrinkles. “People think it takes too much time to prevent skin problems, but if they apply a good skin care regimen consistently, it becomes a habit,” she says. “It is much easier to keep skin young than to deal with damage and the lasers and strong chemicals to try to repair it.” She believes that using sunscreen your whole life and wearing sunglasses to prevent squint lines go hand-in-hand with good skin care.
Perhaps you think you’re safe once you enter adulthood. After all, acne is one of those adolescent annoyances you assume you’ve left behind. And then…it’s back.
Cosmetic procedures might be the first thing that come to mind when we tire of unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin, but there are other things in the anti-aging arsenal. Experts assure us that maintaining a youthful appearance is possible without invasive surgical procedures, at least up to a point.
Taking care of your face is not a periodic activity. Cosmetic surgery or clinical procedures can make you look years younger, but daily skin care is the foundation for maintaining a youthful, glowing appearance.
After months of short winter days, with their freezing winds and snowy streets, we anticipate the warmth of spring, eager to face the strengthening sun. And while it’s natural to seek sunlight at this time of year, we need to do so with appropriate caution.
NICK SHELLERT has joined GATECO Development as project manager.
Let’s face it: Most of us will not keep up with a complicated skin care regimen. We are busy and have other things to do, but mostly we are woefully inconsistent. That means that anything we’re going to stick to has to be easy and show results.
Time management could make, or break, the grandest of wedding day plans. We turned to the experts for their advice on perfectly timing beauty and body care essentials.
It hit me on the road from Denver to the sleepy town of Edwards and Cordillera, the elegant resort that was to be our home for the next four days: I forgot the Dramamine. Not only is the drive a steep 2 1/2-hour climb into nosebleed country, but with activities like mountain Jeeping and whitewater rafting on tap, a Midwestern girl was going to need some serious medicating. ‘No worries,’ as I was to hear repeatedly that weekend.
Esthetician Kym Palmier performs a VelaShape procedure on a client. photo by Jason Mueller
After enduring what seemed like an endless bout of cold, rainy and bleak weather, we’re all ready to embrace the sun. But for many women, the approaching summer months signal the arrival of a yearly ritual they’d rather skip: swimsuit shopping.