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Introducing Our Esthetician Wuby

Welcome to our newest Tea Spa team member: Wuby!

Woubayehu Tafesse Graduated in 2006 as a licensed skin therapist from the Esthetic Institute of Cosmetology in Gaithersburg, MD. She has nine years experience working in  a medical spa along side doctors and health care professionals in the beauty Industry,  performing specially anti-aging and sensitive skin treatments.
She is experienced in plant based natural and nutrient rich sea weed products to deliver immediate and proven result with long term benefit.
  • She was featured on Montgomery County’s Life Style Magazine, 2008 May issue  performing the “Four Layer Facial” one of the most popular anti-aging treatments
  • She regularly participates in a number of Esthetic Conventions.
  • Member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)

Tea Spa Acne Facial

Yesterday we received an inquiry about how we do acne facial at Tea Spa. I think this information is beneficial to every Tea Spa client to help make skin care decisions, so I’d like to share with you here.
The acne facial at Tea Spa includes the following steps: double cleansing, skin analysis, exfoliation, extractions, purifying mask, follow with toner and moisturizer, spot treatment product if necessary. The skin specialist will also use steam, hot towel, and light facial massage during the session if the skin condition allows to do so.
You skin should feel clean and refreshed immediate after the session, for adult acne it will take at least three sessions to see the healing effect, and also your home care regime is very important as well. Our esthetician will gladly answer any questions you have and recommend products and skin care tips.
We use Dermalogica product which are very result oriented and their Medi-bac Line is designed for acne prone skin. Just make sure if you are not taking any medication with Retin-A or vitamin A derivatives, otherwise the facial has to be done without exfoliation.

Take care of your skin in winter

Winter is coming, a little less noticeable this year, thanks to warm weather. But you still need take precautions to take care of your skin. Here are a few tips that you might want to know to get you better prepared:

1. Moisture, moisture and moisture

2. A little sun screen

No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun — combined with snow glare — can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

3. Give your hands a hand

The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves when you go outside; if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause.

4. Avoid wet gloves and socks

Wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.

5. Hook up the humidifier

Central heating systems (as well as space heaters) blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Place several small humidifiers throughout your home; they help disperse the moisture more evenly.

6. Hydrate for your health, Not for your skin

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Drinking water helps your skin stay young looking. In fact, it’s a myth. Water is good for your overall health and “the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from fluids.

7. Grease up your feet

Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during the winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerine instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.

8. Pace the Peels

If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. And use them a little less often.

9. Ban super hot bath

Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after frolicking out in the cold. But the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture.

10. Seek a specialist

It is always worthwhile to consult a specialist to better serve your skin!

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