This article is sponsored by Culture A Day Spa.
During self-isolation, it’s easy to fall into the wormhole of working from home, e-learning, and taking care of your loved ones. But equally as important is carving out time for yourself — and that’s where Culture A Day Spa comes in to save.
Culture A Day Spa is Frisco’s first luxury day spa. Small business owners, Katelin and Jon Schebler, went to extraordinary lengths to create a customized, elite experience, offering the industry’s best estheticians and client care.
With decades of experience at the nation’s best spas, Katelin also created her own professional skincare line, KS Esthetics. Each product in the KS Esthetics line includes high concentrations of active ingredients and is infused with plant technology, providing fast long-term results while staying safe and clean (no parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrances, no testing on animals, and gluten-free/sulfate-free).
It’s this attention to detail, and commitment to their community (each KS Esthetic product is manufactured right here in North Texas), that inspired The Schebler’s to make skincare and self-care accessible to all of their clients during quarantine and beyond.
Culture A Day Spa is now offering Culture At Home spa treatment kits. Each kit, ranging from Culture’s exclusive Peppermint Body Treatment and Ultimate Facial, includes KS Esthetics Professional Skincare products (enough for multiple uses), as well as access to virtual therapist walkthroughs and instructional videos.
Since Culture knows the necessity of self-care, they’re offering free shipping and, for a limited time, 15% off their Culture At Home kits (Mother’s Day gift, anyone? They have options for personalized notes too!).
Culture At Home’s goal is to bring the luxury and escape their incredible spa provides into your home, not only during these days of social distancing but also year-round for out of town guests and clients across the country.
In addition to their kits, Katelin and her five-star team are offering daily tips and tricks on their social media sites (@cultureadayspa), and Katelin was incredibly generous enough to answer a few of the most pressing skincare and self-care questions below.
We’re all in this together, even from afar. And thanks to Culture A Day Spa, social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnect.
Supporting small businesses, and yourself, will always be essential. To that end, Katelin Schebler, owner of Culture A Day Spa, offers:
8 Essential Skincare and Self-Care Tips
1. Do I need to wear SPF if I am going to be inside all day?
Yes! Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays which filter into our homes through the windows. UVA rays, known as “Aging Rays,” cause our skin to prematurely age. Wearing SPF daily (with Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient) will help prevent skin from premature UV aging.
2. Can I use my face moisturizer as an eye cream?
The skin around our eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on our face. Face moisturizers are formulated for skin tissue on the face versus eye creams which are formulated for the thin, delicate skin tissue around the eyes. For best results apply your eye cream first, then follow with a facial moisturizer, making sure to avoid the eye area.
3. Why is it important to wash my face at night?
Nighttime is when your skin repairs itself. Washing makeup, oil, and bacteria off your skin will allow it to breathe and effectively absorb nighttime skincare products, which help rejuvenate your skin yielding the best results.
4. How do I brighten my sunspots?
Sunspots can be difficult to lighten because UVB rays cause sunspots to develop and become darker. UVB rays are the strongest in the late spring, summer, and early fall. The first step is prevention. Avoiding the sun on your face, wearing large hats, and utilizing professional skincare with high concentrations of Vitamin C and Zinc Oxide in your sunscreen.
The second step is to treat the sunspots with monthly facials targeted to brighten and resurface, along with at-home brightening products (retinol is my number one go-to for lightening sunspots). This will break apart discoloration and brighten the surface.
The biggest thing to remember is that once the sunspots lighten or disappear, they can always come back. Prevention is key.
5. How often should I get a facial?
For best results, you will want to get a facial every four weeks. Facials last 3-4 weeks because that is how long it takes for our skin cells to replenish. Monthly facials allow the esthetician to infuse your treatment with the proper ingredients, giving you the most desirable results.
6. My skin always feels dry, what do you suggest?
If your skin is dry, I recommend switching up your skincare routine. Begin with professional strength products because they have a higher concentration of active ingredients. Try using an oil or cream cleanser, avoid toners with alcohol, exfoliate 1-2 times a week, add in a serum with hyaluronic acid, and use a moisturizer with ingredients like shea, avocado, and olive oil. Regular facials can also quickly hydrate your skin and ensure that your at-home products are working effectively.
7. I don’t have time for skincare, what is the minimum I should do at home?
A simple yet effective skincare routine can start with a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. Using three products will take less than one minute to apply and help keep your skin cells healthy while preventing UV damage.
8. As an adult, I’m still getting hormonal breakouts. What can I do to clear up my acne?
It is completely normal to get breakouts as an adult. The key is to treat adult acne without drying your skin. Traditional acne medications dry out the skin, which already happens naturally as we age. Hormonal acne can be deep within the layers of the skin, and the best ingredient to treat it is Retinol. Professional strength Retinol, infused will natural hydrators like shea butter, work deep within the skin layers to target acne. As a bonus, Retinol also brightens and clears acne scars and is one of the best ingredients to prevent wrinkles. For my clients who suffer from adult acne, I also incorporate a series of facial peels into their skincare routine.