AUG 2014

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24 DAYSPA | AUGUST 2014 SPOTLIGHT ON... treatments ($65 each) to target and address the root of the acne. The third is a full pampering treatment (70 min./$115), which includes add-ons such as a neck and shoulder massage. However, if the acne is severe, there's only so much a facial can do. I have no problem recommending a dermatologist to clients, and I encourage them to come back once the acne is at a more manageable level. What ingredients do you favor in treating acneic skin? Monet: I like ingredients that fi ght bacteria, such as salicylic acid. Algae is also a current favorite of mine. It cleans the skin without overdrying. Mueller: For extreme cases, I opt for calming ingredi- ents like chamomile, calendula oil, coconut milk and rosehip. Many people with acne avoid using oil, but varieties such as clary sage oil can calm the skin and balance sebum production, while tea tree oil is great for cleaning and soothing. I'm currently in love with lime: lime juice contains astringent antioxidants and also helps minimize the appearance of large pores. Cox: I favor kaolin oil for its absorbing properties. Any- thing 'oxygenating' is great for acneic skin too. What type of home care do you recommend? Mueller: I instruct clients to cleanse twice a day, then apply a serum to treat infl amed or acne-prone areas. Next, they must moisturize. They also need to exfoli- ate once a week. And last but not least, SPF should be worn whenever they're in the sun. Cox: I recommend investing in a facial brush as hand- washing the face doesn't always remove all dirt and oil. For a quick emergency fi x on an breakout, I advise crushing an aspirin, mixing it with a little water and placing it directly on the pimple to reduce redness. Monet: I recommend a gentle, algae-infused cleanser as well as salicylic pads to keep bacteria at bay. What diet and lifestyle practices should clients adopt to keep skin clear? Mueller: If you have chronic acne or bad breakouts, put a hand to your face and you will feel heat radiating from On-the-Spot Solutions (continued) Yon-Ka Paris Masque 105 A trifecta of clays (montmorillonite, bentonite and kaolin) purifi es acneic skin, tightens pores and brightens the complexion. 800.533.6276, Bio Jouvance Clarifying Gel Cleanser 12% AHA This AHA-rich cleanser boasts bilberry, sugar maple, orange and lemon extracts to dissolve dead skin cells and balance sebum production. 800.272.1716, Malibu C Acné C Wellness Serum This therapeutic serum and vitamin crystal duo promotes a clear, even-toned complexion by minimizing bacteria and calming irritated skin. 800.622.7332, Pevonia Spot Treatment A powerful formulation of glycolic and salicylic acids, betaglucan and aloe works to control bacteria, encourage healing and diminish redness and pain. 800.PEVONIA, HydroPeptide Anti- Wrinkle + Clarify Clarifying Toner Balance Control Pads Alpha hydroxy acids and a pore- cleansing peptide join forces to renew acne-prone skin, revealing a healthier- looking complexion. 800.932.9873, Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque The exfoliating properties of salicylic acid combine with the oil-absorbing benefi ts of bentonite and kaolin clays, to cooling, calming effect. 800.831.5150,

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