Cater To The Bride

Congratulations on your engagement! Let us cater to your needs as you prepare to embark on a new chapter in your life.

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Day 1 – Get a hand treatment will leave your skin fresh & youthful, and instagram ready! Perfect for showing off your new ring to everyone you meet (they WILL ask to see it.)

Day 15 – Schedule a Custom Facial with your favorite spa. (If you don’t have one you are loyal to, we would LOVE to be your place!) This initial skin analysis & cleansing helps form a bond between you and your esthetician. Your skin care professional will help educate you on your skin and recommend a maintenance routine that will be the best fit for your lifestyle and results you’re looking to achieve. This will ensure your best face forward for all of your upcoming photo opps!

During this visit with your skin care expert, you should discuss concerns you have about your skin, stress level, and lifestyle. Your specialist will help guide you as to how many professional facial treatments to get before your wedding, and what can easily be done at home.

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Six Months Before Wedding – This is a great time to start discussing bachelorette party options with your Maid of Honor, or thank you gifts to your bridal party. Wouldn’t it be cool to ‘shut down the spa’ and have it all to yourselves for a few hours?! We customize spa parties that suit your party size and budget. You’ll want to schedule this party with 2-3 months notice to the spa, more if you have a larger party or are getting married in a very popular month. A credit card to hold the space is usually required, if not a 50% deposit.

We recommend having this party a 2-4 weeks before your wedding. It’s an enchanting way to say, “Thank you” to your bridal party during this (can-be) stressful time. You get to chill with your lady friends and enjoy each other’s company (and maybe a glass of bubbly!)

3 Weeks Before Wedding – Come in for an hour long massage. You’ve earned it, so treat yourself!

1 week Before Wedding – A final express facial and body scrub/wrap treatment are in order. This ensures beautiful, fresh skin for all those photos of you on your big day!

Day 1 As a Married Couple – Schedule a Couples Massage to set the tone for your lasting marriage. A relaxing experience, just for the two of you, setting the intention for a positive mindset.

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Sunday Funday: Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds Style

It’s the last morning of the weekend and sunshine is filtering through the curtain onto your pillow. Rolling over, you’re greeted with a nuzzling kiss. Sunday Funday has arrived and you’ve got one thing on your mind – Brunch! And what’s the perfect romantic pairing with a mimosa-filled breakfast? Spa Sundays at SkinCatering, of course!

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Now open 9am to 1pm, SkinCatering has a special offer just for couples. Magically designed for you and your significant other to enjoy a much-needed relaxing time together, choose from our signature Couples Massage OR our new Spa Treat for Couples!

Our Couples Massage is a one hour massage in the same room. A blend of relaxation and pressure for therapeutic relief of body aches. This massage calms the nervous system, enhances muscle functions and helps center the mind & reduce stress. $125 on Sundays for a limited time (reg $130)

Spa Treat for Couples is a Sauna-Maintenance-Tips1.jpgspecial, same room 45 minute body treatment for two, focusing on the back, shoulders, neck and feet. Soothing aromatherapy oils are used to to hydrate your body, a heated foot treatment warms your feet on a cold day, and an invigorating clay mask is applied to your back. After, a 15 minute private infrared sauna session awaits. $99 on Sundays for a limited time (reg $120)

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Book your Sunday Spa Day ReTreat now, limited spots available!

Cheers!

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Think About This; What Sugar does to Your Skin

Glycation is this year’s buzzword according to an article by Nicole Altavilla in American Spa Magazine.

Glycation is the process in which a sugar molecule (fructose or glucose) bonds to a protein or lipid molecule. This bond forms a HARMFUL new molecule called Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs.

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As AGEs accumulate they cause permanent damage to other surrounding proteins. The more sugar we ingest, the more AGEs develop. AGEs don’t just cause damage to the protein in your blood stream though, they also cause damage and inflammation of collagen and elastin in your skin.

Elliot Milstein, president and CEO of Biopelle, was quoted in the article stating, “Some new skincare products actually now include sugar in the list of ingredients. Nothing could be worse for the skin.”

That is why many skincare brands are jumping on the anti-sugar bandwagon and focusing on ingredients that help to reverse the damage caused by Glycation and AGEs. According to the American Spa Magazine article, some of these reversing ingredients include kombucha black tea ferment, omega-6 essential fatty acids, peptides, and tumeric.

Anti-glycation services are still hard to find on treatment menus as it is a growing area of research. SkinCatering’s esthetics expert, Kimberly, offers an all-natural White Willow Bark Facial treatment which is excellent in combating and reversing the effects of AGEs. You can find more information on this specific service here.

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Prepping the Bride

As someone who “opted out”‘ of a big wedding and eloped I do not have the experience of planning a wedding but, in my world of aesthetics I have seen more than my share of stressed out brides. I know the value of fresh, clear, glowing skin on and in the days before the wedding day.

These events leading up to your wedding bring more photos and entertaining than any other time in your life;  The showers, Jack and Jill. and don’t forget the bachelorette party!  The planning of your wedding should include time for facials so your skin can be in it’s best condition in the weeks before the wedding.

At Skin Catering we suggest a series of facials before the big events start to give the skin a healthy glow, clear up any imperfections and help make make up application smooth and easy, not to mention an hour to yourself  just to be quiet.

We suggest starting six months before the big day with monthly facials. The week of the wedding we have a special facial for the bride that can be done any time during the week right up to the day of the wedding.

We also recommend putting Gift Certificates for facials and massage on your registry!

 

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