Spring has arrived! This is a season full of activity. From weddings to weekend getaways, there’s a lot to look forward to, and a lot to want to look your best for. With a thoughtfully designed skin care regimen, you can tackle dark spots, fine lines and other complexion concerns. The experts at Pur-One Medispa in Des Peres are ready to help you shine for this season and beyond.

Licensed esthetician and microblading artist Courtney Carr notes that the most important step in any skin care regimen is applying sunscreen. “We will all be spending more time outside in the sun, so it’s important to be even more diligent with SPF,” she notes. “It can be easy to forget in spring because there’s still a lot of cloudy and rainy days, but it’s important to protect your skin.” She suggests picking a product that contains zinc oxide to ensure coverage for both UVA and UVB rays. “One of my favorite brands is EltaMD because its sunscreens have a skin care component,” she adds. “They have formulas to address the signs of aging or blemishes like acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.”

Carr suggests hydrafacial to rejuvenate your skin if you have a spring getaway planned or a wedding to attend. “It is a great procedure when preparing for an event because there is little to no downtime,” she explains. “It uses glycolic acid to help increase cell turnover, but it also hydrates the skin thanks to an antioxidant infusion and hyaluronic acid. It leaves you with a nice glow.” Since the procedure involves a gentle chemical peel, hydrafacial can leave your skin with increased sensitivity to sun exposure, so it’s even more important to use SPF after. Carr suggests having it done around a week in advance before a trip or event.

Spring is a popular time for treatments at Pur-One Medispa because people want to get things out of the way before summer arrives and social schedules start picking up. “Getting something done at the last minute in summer can be difficult,” Carr says. “If you know you’ll have plans or be traveling in the upcoming months, schedule your treatments now. Chemical peels and microneedling are good options for while the weather is still a little dreary, since the top layer of skin is compromised post-procedure and you need to be careful while it heals.”

To fully refresh for spring, Carr recommends thinking outside of the box. “Beauty is about more than just physical appearance,” she notes. “Health and wellness also are equally important. How you are feeling internally will impact you externally.” She encourages people to take a multi-dimensional approach to self care—one that also focuses on mental and emotional wellbeing. “Prioritize your physical health by staying hydrated throughout the day, opting for a better diet and finding a way to stay active that you enjoy,” she says. “Also make sure you take breaks for your mental health while working and cultivate gratitude. All these pieces will come together so you can look and feel healthy and confident.”

Pur-One Medispa in Des Peres offers a variety of effective skin treatments in a safe, pleasant environment. Pictured on the cover: Microblading artist and licensed esthetician Courtney Carr. For more information,
call 314.909.0633 or visit puronemedispa.com.

Cover design by Julie Streiler
Cover photo courtesy of Pur-One Medispa

Pictured at top: Courtney Carr
Photo courtesy of Pur-One Medispa