Sun: The Silent Enemy
Sun is one of the greatest enemies impacting all skin types. Overexposure to sunlight creates severe skin care problems, such as pigmentation, discoloration, increased aging, and most problematic- skin cancer. While we do look great with a sun tan, it is important to practice safe sun habits to avoid these problems.
I advise all clientele the following:
- Whenever possible, it is suggested that exposure to sun be limited to no more than 15 minutes, followed by a 15 minute break. You can repeat this process as much as you’d like, as long as you are taking frequent breaks.
- When you are in the sun, put the highest non-oil sun screen before leaving the house and dress appropriately by wearing a hat and sunglasses.
- Always carry water with you and drink often to avoid dehydration.
- Eliminate sport and outdoor physical activity when sun is at its peak, during the hours of 12p.m.-3p.m.
- Individuals prone to acne conditions are encouraged to be in the sun, in moderation.
- Eliminate increased sun exposure if you have any heart conditions, are taking medication, or have high blood pressure.
- Pregnant women should avoid overexposure to sun as much as possible, as they are most at-risk to cause extreme harm.
- If you develop a sun burn, immediately take a cool bath, put cold compresses on the affected area(s), and treat the skin with aloe.
-I would advise while you are exposed to the sun to spritz fresh water as often as possible, it's a cooling effect.
These tips will allow you to walk away with beautifully tanned, unharmed skin, free from redness and breakouts.
Lia Schorr’s Philosophy on Skin-Care
Throughout my extensive years in the industry, I have always been a true believer in achieving good skin care with very basic and limited tools. My skin care motto is extremely simplistic: the ingredients to healthy skin care are an active lifestyle, healthy nutrition, and excellent hygiene.
I advise my clientele to eliminate harmful toxins from their lives, such as caffeine, smoking, and drinking, which do nothing but destroy the skin. I also suggest that clientele avoids the use of buffers and loofas on their face, which contain dirt and germ build-up. I also recommend to not sleep or exercise with makeup. It is crucial to avoid self-extractions. For healthy skin, it is recommended that people drink 6-8 glasses of water daily and eat a well-balanced diet rich in protein, whole-grain complex carbohydrates, fruit, and vegetables.
When we engage with our customers, we first analyze their skin and decide what type of facial customers should have, based on their individual needs. Most spas in New York City avoid cleaning blackheads and whiteheads, which is wrong. The right facial includes a thorough cleaning and in depth extraction of whiteheads, blackheads, and all impurities. We always urge clients to have a facial at least four times a year, at the start of each season. However, we definitely suggest our clientele have facials more frequently, every 4-6 weeks to avoid build-up.