Easy Come, Easy Glow: A Seasonal Guide to Skin & Beauty


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Before summer, schedule a complete skin cancer screening with your dermatologist. You can do it any time in the year if you’re good about your annual dermatologist visits but if you’re not, definitely get it done before summer frolicking. Always watch your moles for uneven color or shape, or large sizes, and for any changes in these characteristics.
Start your active treatment regimen now. The sooner you get started on the right targeted treatments — like Re-Everything for aging, Illuminants+ for lightening, or Id for face-body acne — the sooner you’ll see their effects and the longer you can enjoy them throughout the year.
Curious about laser or clinical packages for chronic or severe dark spots, aging, acne, psoriasis, etc.? The end of spring is a good time to start a treatment package. This gives your physician time to make adjustments and you enough healing time for procedures that require it. Or, call us at (212) 217 2762 to arrange a targeted spa treatment package for your particular needs.
Treat yourself to a healthy (not greasy) moisturizing and exfoliating facial — like our Sweet Creams in Xana“dew” Facial — to slough off winter dryness. A surefire way to keep glowing all year? Start your healthier diet (no junk food!) and exercise (cardio-and-core) program early in the spring and stick to it!



You need a lot of sunscreen when you’re outdoors: a shot-glass full for all over plus reapplications every hour or two, as well as after swimming or sweating. Stock up on your Armada Sun + Light Screen. Skinsider Tip: Did you know that UVA, which causes skin cancer as well as other health problems, can get through clouds and windows? Wear a sunscreen daily, even if you spend most of your time indoors. 
Keep Id Monolaurin Gel handy for “acnemergencies.” It’s also a great way to keep skin cool and fresh. Book an Answer Back! treatment to clear up annoying bacne, expanding your skin-baring summer wardrobe. Get waxed (try our hypoallergenic waxing services for less redness and inflammation). Skinsider Tip: Id Toner and Lotion are great for reducing post-waxing bumps!
Salt water, chlorine, sun, and styling products can all build up in your hair, making it dull, frizzy…not happy: Essence Skin-Saving Superwash Hair & Body Milk Shampoo is a great clarifying wash for hair and body that’s still hydrating. Combine it with Essence Skin-Saving Milk Conditioner and you’ve got yet another way to prevent acne on the face, neck and upper back.
Humidity + sweat + heavy makeup = clogged pores, so try a non-comedogenic, oil-free “non-makeup” like Skintangible “BBBB” Cream (BB But Better) which also has an SPF of 30. If you need more camouflage, start with Skin-The-Bluff Concealer (use the green Red Alert shade to cancel out redness before your regular shade). Schedule our Club Scrub Facial monthly to clean out pores. For cystic acne (which is almost always internally caused), cut out the junk food, up the anti-inflammatory foods, reduce stress, get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, and see a dermatologist — our anti-inflammatory, acne-managing products can help but cystic acne may require internally-taken medication as well.



You spent all summer keeping skin clear to bare it. Now, with high fashion season upon us and the body covered up, the face needs a good purging from all the sweat and build up from the summer. Our Blemish Buster Facial is a great way to get skin in shape for the heavier makeup and bolder looks of Autumn.
If summer makeup was light and sheer, the fall face welcomes the added attention. One of the quickest ways to update your look? A rich, warm, bolder lipstick like our Velvet Matte Lipstick in Va-Va-Voom.
With the busiest social season coming up, this is the best time to get a microdermabrasion or medical-grade exfoliation like our Re-Everything Glycolic Acid Peel (we use our own allergen-free formulation and the treatment includes our anti-inflammatory products to reduce redness, side effects and downtime without sacrificing efficacy).
Getting a great new hair cut can put you in the best mood for the partiest time of year. Having it done in the fall gives you time to get used to it or to grow it out if the ‘do was more of a don’t.


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Try richer moisturizers like Creammmy-Rich Intensive Moisture Milk. Drier skins love our Grandma Minnie Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion and pathologically dry skins and scalps adore our Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-it-Oil or Know-It-Oil virgin coconut oil. Keep a travel-sized bottle in your bag for frequent reapplications.
This customer favorite is a major winter must-have: The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm. Use it on chapped lips, dry skin lesions (even eczema), and cracked hands and heels. It’s also a great little first aid kit: an ouchless antiseptic and antibacterial for cuts, scrapes, wounds, and minor burns.
Make it part of your being: sun + light protection. It’s crucial all year round. It may be cold but your skin can still be exposed to UVA light (as harmful as UVB, and in some ways more so). Plus, indoor lights cause dark spots and other pigmentations. All Armada products can be used in all seasons and even indoors.
It’s the one time of year when you can’t be judged for splurging. Try that bright new lip color you’ve been too chicken to put on. Keep your dermatologist’s number handy to zap sudden party-ruining cysts. Enjoy our “dewlicious” virgin coconut oil-based spa treatments for intensive hydration and relaxation. Pre-book multiple facials to help you recover from the late nights out and to get a head start on next year’s annual skin plan.



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