Exfoliating our lips is not a common practice, but it should be! The cold can be brutal on our lips making them dry and chapped. A major cosmetic brand came out with a line of lip scrubs recently. But if you’re not sure it’s a routine you can stick to, you can totally start by using a DIY lip scrub. You won’t need to spend any money because you probably have some of the ingredients in your pantry!
First you will need a tiny little container. You can either buy an empty travel size container, or you can be creative in reusing something you already have. Such as contact lens case, empty containers from product samples, mint tin, and sauce containers from takeout are great options. You need two basic ingredients: an oil and an exfoliant. Coconut or olive oil are commonly used. Sugar is a good exfoliant for lips.
You can research all kinds of recipes online. Measurements don’t have to be as precise as say, baking a cake. You can always add more of an ingredient to get the consistency you want. One easy one you can try is 1 tb coconut oil and 2 tbs sugar. Just mix together in a small bowl. The consistency should be like wet sand. You can adjust by adding more of either ingredient to get to the right consistency. To make it smell extra scrumptious you can add a few drops of vanilla extract and if you want a hint of color, add a couple drops of food coloring. Once you get to the consistency you like, try it on your lips! Apply on your lips and gently scrub away for a minute or two. Leave it on for a few minutes. Then wipe it off with damp paper towel or lick it off! Apply some lip balm to your newly soft pucker to finish.
Just because your summer glow is long gone doesn’t mean you should have dull winter skin until summer returns. Your skin should be radiant all year long. During the cold season, it is especially important to take good care of your skin.
Which is why you should come in for our Winter Special
Hydra Radiance Facial – 70 min. Reg $189 Special $89
Delivers firm results, leaving your skin radiant. Stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Combines face massage, light glycolic peel exfoliation, extraction, and antioxidant serum infusion with Oxygen Machine & Ultrasonic.
Only a week left for holiday shopping! Are you still stuck on the perfect gift to get someone? We have two great last minute gift ideas you simply can’t go wrong with! Who doesn’t want to be pampered? Plus, it’s a super hot deal!
Three Ways to purchase:
1. Stop by the spa
2. Call 212-245-6557 or
3. Visit our “Holiday Gifts” section on www.fainaeuropeanspa.com
There seems to be a trend for holiday gifts every year, but one thing remains the same: Pampering is ALWAYS IN!!! How could you go wrong with giving someone the gift of being pampered? We’ve never met anyone who didn’t enjoy a spa day. Especially with the hectic holiday season, everyone can use some pampering. Maybe even yourself! The good news is we have lots of options to choose from, whatever your budget is. Choose the gift of PAMPERING!
For the first time ever, take EXTRA $15 off Spa Package Gift Certificates $125-$299 or $25 off $300-$499. That’s extra savings on top of already discounted spa packages. Not sure which package is right for them? No worries. Get them a Spa Dollars Gift Certificate. $50 Spa Dollars Gift Certificate for ONLY $39 or $100 Spa Dollars Gift Certificate for ONLY $79. That’s over 20% savings!
Read below to find out how Faina European Day Spa’s European Deep Pore Cleansing Facial left our staffer, Kaitlin’s skin radiant!
Winter is coming and with that means colder temperatures and that dreaded dry heat to zap our parched,flaky and chapped skin. In an effort to get our face ready for the colder temperatures ahead, we went to one of our go-to New York City spas to get prepped, Faina European Day Spa.
Faina of Faina European Day Spa is a long-standing expert, with over 30 years of experience in the spa industry. Most known for her facials, we knew we had to try the European Deep Pore Cleansing Facial to prepare, protect and guide our skin through the seasonal transition.
It started off like most facials, a light cleansing followed by the steamer but then the Ultrasonic Exfoliating wand was brought out or as we call it the magic wand. Faina guided the wand across our face and the vibration went to work to remove the top layer of dead skin cells (in our case, a lot of removals happened). This facial is for all skin types but is really beneficial for complexions suffering from dark spots, uneven tone and texture woes. The feeling is similar to microdermabrasion, but without the suction. An hour later, we were sad to leave but happy to find our skin was smoother and noticeably more supple.
Since we know not all of our followers are in the city, we asked Faina to share her top at home change of season skincare tips! Faina recommends, “As the weather changes, so should your skin care routine at home. Although we might not realize it, our skin tends to be oilier in the summer and dryer in the winter.” So, add a heavier moisturizer, exfoliate once a week and don’t forget a daily serum.”
“How to drop a decade and cheat your age” (without surgery) as seen on The Dr. Oz Show. The secret is Vitamin-C which is a super anti-oxidant, and powerful enough to replace surgery! By adding a Vitamin-C serum to your skin regimen, you will see a difference within a matter of weeks. However, not all Vitamin-C serums are created equal. It is important to choose a Vitamin-C serum that contains 1. Ascorbic Acid which helps pigmented, sun damaged, dead skin, and age spots while repairing skin’s balance. 2. Vitamin-E fights off free radicals which causes skin to age.
We have recently brought in a line of amazing products that contains all of the above mentioned ingredients which may help change your skin dramatically. Clients who have had facials done with these products, also bought them to use at home, were extremely satisfied and have continued to repurchase.
Skincare can be an extremely overwhelming subject. We get it.
Why not come in and have our Vitamin-C Anti-Oxidant Facial to get started on a regimen using Vitamin-C? It improves skin elasticity, balances skin tone, brightens complexion, moisturizes & firms skin. Good for skin types. Our estheticians can evaluate your skin and advise you on suitable products just for you.
We’ve all seen the bruises on Michael Phelps’ back this past Summer. Where’s it from? It’s an ancient method popular in Asia & Europe called Cupping. It is commonly used to manage chronic pain and soothe sore muscles, but little do we know, when done on the face, it is an incredibly powerful and non-invasive beauty tool. The suction being applied to the skin works to gently lift the facial tissue, resulting in increased blood circulation as well as stimulation and draining of the lymph nodes. The facial stimulates muscles and collagen production while restoring your natural balance and suppleness. Unlike extractions or peels, there is no redness. The result: visibly tighter and brighter skin. You will feel relaxed and pampered from head to toe!
The Cupping Facial includes face, neck and decollete massage, herbal exfoliating, and cupping therapy. Cupping is added to increase blood flow, de-puff inflamed skin and release tension build up. Recommended for all skin types.
Happy Fall! We’re sad to see Summer leave, but there are so many things to like about Fall that we can’t be too sad. Beautiful foliage, chilly weather, no sweating, no freezing, boots season, just to name a few amazing things. What’s not to like? Don’t forget our Fall Specials are going on now until October 15th!
Introducing Microblading at Faina European Spa! An increasingly popular semi-permanent makeup for gorgeous eyebrows.
What is Microblading?
Microblading also known as microstroking is a relatively new manual method of semi-permanent makeup.
It is an advanced brow embroidery technique whereby a superfine row of needles is used to create thin, hair-like marks on the skin through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin to create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. Series of fine lines placed along the skin, in the same hair growth pattern as your existing hair.
How long does Microblading last?
The effects can last up to 2 years with proper care, after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were.
For 12-14 days following your treatment :
-Avoid wetting the area for the first 10 days if possible.
-No swimming, sauna or steam baths for 2 weeks.
-No facial treatments for at least 2 weeks.
-Avoid makeup and skincare products on and around your eyebrows for at least 2 weeks.
-Do not expose the area to the sun or sunbeds.
-Do not pick or scratch the area. If you notice peeling or scabbing, this is normal and a natural healing process.