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Your Cryoskin Expert

Our Urban Squeeze Professionals

Urban Squeeze prides themselves in not only hiring the finest spa professionals but also employing modern techniques that are proven to make our clients look and feel their best.  Meta has 13 years of cosmetology experience and continues to educate herself and grow her skill set.  Her passion began watching how the sun affected her fellow beachgoers while growing up near the water.  This led her to a strict skin care routine that she gratefully passes along to her clients.  She is educated in everything from chemical peels to eye creams, yet her latest passion has been Cyroskin.

Meta says, “Cyroskin is for individuals which working out is just not enough.  It is non-invasive and permanent, and I love it because I am seeing results after just one session with my clients.”  

Cryoskin uses cooling technology that aids in targeting stubborn fat cells and works to tone skin.  Cryo can be performed on the face and the body and has been proven over and over to have positive effects.  It is a simple non-invasive procedure you can have performed over your lunch break.  To book your Cyroskin appointment with our resident expert visit www.urbansqueezemassage.com or call 720-445-5228.  We look forward to seeing your transformation!

5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Youthful

1. Seasonal Skin Moisturizers

Seasons are not always created equally.  In the winter months your skin is often drier and lacks moisture, so a heavier cream is optimal.  In the summer humidity is a factor and the heavier moisturizer can cause breakouts and, in most cases, can contribute to oily skin.  Our Urban Squeeze experts recommend switching up your skincare regimen with a lightweight product like Hale & Hush’s Vital Lipid Moisturizer or Skin Scripts Light Aloe Moisturizer.

2. Collagen Supplements

Collagen promotes a youthful look and can ward off fine lines and skin sagging.  We recommend Ben Fuch’s Truth Treatment System Collagen Supplements to increase plumpness and lift eyelids and extenuate cheekbones.  

3. Ditch the Foundation

Heavy foundations can be toxic to your pores.  During the heated months we urge you to consider a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation.  Also, consider doing your pores a favor and challenge yourself to 100 days without make-up.  Truly, it can revolutionize your skins glow.  

4. Sweat

Don’t be afraid to get active and detox – your skin goes through cycles and can really benefit from a healthy water purge.  

5. Hydrate

Have you heard the phrase, “you are what you eat?”  It also includes what you drink. Be sure to stay hydrated to avoid fine lines. As the humidity rises the need for water also arises.  Your body will ration its water supply and yo

Chemical Peels, Oh my!

Don’t be fooled by the name or what you may have heard, chemical peels are nothing to be afraid of! When done properly (by a licensed professional), this service can help anyone achieve the skin they’ve always wanted!

What are the benefits?
Fresh, glowing skin and less wrinkles? Yes please! There are so many different types of peels that target different skin issues.

Who can get them?
If you have skin, you can get a peel. As stated above, there are so many different types and levels of peels. If you don’t have any allergies or other contraindications (pregnancy is a common one) there is a peel for you. We see clients wanting a simple brightening peel all the way to those wanting to take down their acne scars.

What about the down time?
Although the word ‘peel’ is in the name that does not mean your skin will actually peel. A lactic peel, often called “lunchtime peels”, is a quick and easy peel aimed to brighten the complexion with no downtime. While a TCA peel (pictured above) penetrates deeper into the epidermis for more anti-aging benefits and will cause physical shedding of skin. But unless you’re going to a physician with the intention of peeling off your entire epidermis (outermost layer of your skin), you won’t need to worry about leaving with a bright red face.

What are you waiting for, book yours today!

8 Ideas to Practice Self-Love

Since February is the month of love, We have compiled a fun list of 8 fabulous ideas to practice self-love.

If you aren’t practicing self-love (or self-care) yet, there is no better time to START, than NOW!

Self-love may look different to everyone. For some it might it be a face mask and a warm bubble bath, while others may opt for that new yoga class. Whatever gets you to slow down and do something for yourself, that is self-care!

At times it seems as though society can paint self-care as being selfish there are other “productive” things we could be doing. Taking care of yourself will improve not only your professional life but your personal life as well. We all face different obstacles and stressors on the daily which can really take a toll on the body and mind!

Just remind yourself, you don’t have a partner to commit to caring about you.

1. Schedule a spa day.

Yes, it may be a surprise coming from us, but a spa day is one of the best ways to show yourself some love. Whether it’s getting a massage to alleviate some pain or a facial to get your glow on, just the sheer experience of lying down and letting go will help your body. And if you have a loved one, why wouldn’t you bring them along?

2. Attend a winery or brewery tour.

Denver loves its breweries. It seems there is a new one popping up every day. But did you know we also have wineries? Go check them out and take a tour. It’s a fun way to be social and learn something in the process. Get a group of friends together and see what goes into what they do behind the scenes.

3. Draw up a ”fancy” bath.

Beautiful smelling essential oils. Tingling bath salts. Candles galore. Sounds nice, right? Pamper yourself with aromatherapy and alleviating muscle aches all at the same time.

4. Try a new class.

Pottery. Hot yoga. Woodworking. Karate. If you’ve ever thought “hmm, that could be fun” sign up and immerse yourself. Who knows, you might gain a new hobby!

5. Cook a new recipe.

Find the latest recipe you’ve saved and make it! Appreciate the process of preparing it and then sit down with your favorite show and enjoy!

6. Get some air.

Colorado has hiking all over. Although it may be our cold season, getting out and about in nature is so good for the soul! Even if you don’t think you are the hiking type, get outside and find a park to catch some fresh air and a little sunshine. Be sure to wear your hat and SPF!

7. Go to a dine-in theatre.

If you haven’t been to one yet, now is the time. Imagine going to that new movie you’ve been dying to see and being wined and dined the entire time without missing a second. Pure magic!

8. Explore a new part of the city.

Denver is full of many upbeat, eclectic undiscovered neighborhood gems that house boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Exploring a new subculture of the city is fun and even educational. You never know who you could meet or what experiences may wait for you!

Let us know what you do to practice self-love!

Natural Summer Skincare Tips To Protect Your Skin

Summer’s here, and chances are, you already have plans for a relaxing vacation and some serious downtime to recharge your batteries.  Many people spend the months leading up to summer with diets meant to give them the perfect “beach body.”  Unfortunately, many of those same people often neglect a major component of their physical health—their skin.  Summer sun and humidity can take a toll on your skin; as a way of heading this off, here are our top tips for making sure your skin stays healthy this summer.

Exfoliate

One important routine you should practice is exfoliating your skin; do this every day, first thing in the morning before you add anything else to your skin, like sunscreen or make-up.  Use a loofah or exfoliating brush along with a scrub designed for this purpose.  By doing so, you will get rid of the dead skin and other impurities that can clog up your pores and make your skin oily.

Hydrate

Most people know that water is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, but many don’t realize how much the skin needs hydration as well.  Adults should drink at least 64 ounces of water daily (that’s eight, eight-ounce glasses of water); this prevents skin from drying out, especially if you plan on spending time outdoors, and contributes to an overall healthier feeling. 

Don’t be afraid to apply extra hydration such as moisturizing creams and masks.  Toners can also be used throughout the day to help touch up your skin if it starts to get dry.

Sunscreen

We cannot stress this enough: if you are going to spend any time outdoors this summer, you absolutely must make sure that you apply sunscreen before heading out.  The American Association of Dermatologists recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30. If you are fair skinned or burn easily, you will probably want a much higher SPF. We also recommend mineral-based sunscreen.  

Plan on making time to reapply your sunscreen several times throughout the day.  As a rule of thumb, you should put on more sunscreen every time you get out of the water and, if not swimming, you should still add more about every two hours.  If you do get sunburned, use a soothing aloe-based gel to take the sting out and help your skin start to heal.

This summer, resolve to take better care of your skin.  Healthy skin doesn’t just reflect good physical health, but it can also help boost your self-esteem and confidence.