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JUN 2013

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SPOTLIGHT ON... Menopausal Clients Spa owners sound off on how they help ease clients' change-of-life challenges via skincare and wellness offerings. What treatments do you recommend to menopausal clients? Denise Dubois, founder and owner of Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness in Albany, New York: Since clients often lose elasticity during menopause, I recommend chemical exfoliation to control oil production, stimulate collagen, and brighten and improve skin tone. Dermaplaning is also an excellent way to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, improving upon the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping active ingredients to better penetrate. We also suggest a facial treatment incorporating microcurrent, for added muscle stimulation and tightening. Brenda Gilbert, owner of B*G* Makeovers Advanced Skin Care & Day Spa in Raymond, New Hampshire: Gentle body treatments are ideal. I include a light, dry-brushing component to help stimulate menopausal clients' blood flow, as well as a potent moisturizing agent, as skin becomes very dry and itchy during this period. Candace Badgett, co-owner and vice president of The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa: We offer an in-residence Maharashi Rejuvenation Therapy program, which includes a customized series of cleansing therapies, herbalized oil massages, heating and/or cooling treatments, and a mild enema suited to clients' individual needs. Any skincare misconceptions clients tend to harbor during this stage of life? Dubois: While clients are typically aware that loss of tone and wrinkle formation are related to hormones and aging, many don't realize the extent of the physiological changes that take place within the skin. The subcutaneous layer thins out during this time, resulting in loss of volume, and hollow-looking skin. It is also not typically understood that, with the decline of estrogen levels and increase in testosterone, skin oils become denser, leading to breakouts and enlarged pores. This is why exfoliation is crucial to keeping our skin looking rejuvenated. Menopause Maintenance Environ Intensive Colostrum Gel Assists in soothing and hydrating dry, sensitive complexions. 877.337.6227, dermaconcepts.com 34 DAYSPA | JUNE 2013 Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28 Peptides, stimulants, vitamins and botanical extracts join forces to help maintain the function of skin stem cells, ensuring their longevity and reducing wrinkles. 866.313.SKIN, rhondaallison.com BiON Vitamin A+ Antioxidant Complex Repairs and rejuvenates menopausal skin by increasing angiogenesis in the skin. 877.715.2466, bion-research.com GlyMed Plus Menopause Corrective Skin Serum Progesterone and wild yam extract naturally remedy depleted elasticity while peptides and phytonutrients stimulate cell renewal. 801.798.0390, glymedplus.com G.M. Collin H50 Therapy Serum Combines natural ingredients and peptides to support hydration levels and smooth and soften skin. 800.341.1531, gmcollin.com

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