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Washington Square Park - FEB 2019

Winter Skin Care Tips from Serenity Suite NYC

Going into dry, heated buildings and then out into the dry cold weather in the Winter robs your skin of moisture, and makes you look older.

No one wants to look older than they are, so why let Winter do a number on your skin?

Serenity Suite NYC Winter Skin Care Tips:

Our licensed professional esthetician, Jennifer recommends that you moisturize at least twice per day. Here’s a quick AM and PM regimen:

1.)    Cleanse
2.)    Fortify with Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Firming Mist
3.)    Nourish with Ritual Firming Serum
4.)    Moisturize with Ritual Healing Moisturizer Cream will help restore your skin’s barrier function and moisture content.

While it is important to wash your face at least twice each day, it’s also important to avoid harsh foaming cleansers with sulfates. That tight, squeaky clean feeling means that Sodium Laureth Sulfate has striped your skin of much needed natural oils – this means that the pH of your skin is off balance now and left too high.

Safely cleanse the environmental pollution from your skin by using Ritual Balancing Cleanser.  This natural foaming cleanser occurs with cocoglucoside – not detergents! Natural ingredients in Ritual Balancing Cleanser like Activated charcoal which acts like a magnet and attracts debris from pores, and Willow bark which is the natural state of salicylic acid and safely breaks down oxidized oil – will leave your skin safely cleaned and balanced.

And you will be happy to know that Ritual products do not contain artificial fragrances, because most artificial fragrances are well known to also be a source of skin irritation.

An appointment with Jennifer begins with a personal skin analysis to assure your Winter Skin Care tips will give you the best results.

Find out more about these safe and natural products on the Ritual Skin Care website.

To protect your skin this winter, just call the Front Desk at the Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515, to make an appointment to visit Jennifer while in the City, and find out more about protecting your skin.

Or if a Westchester county location would be more convenient, just make an appointment to visit Jennifer in the office of Dr. John Farella, M.D. F.A.C.S. in Mt. Kisco; Call 914.241.7111 for an appointment.

At either location you visit Jennifer, your skin will be glad you did!

Fall in the City

Fall Skin Care in New York City

We know how cooler fall weather can dry our skin. Now that fall is here, it’s time to add more moisturizer to your skin care routine. Not just your face, but for your whole body.

And remember that your skin is also susceptible to Sun damage in the fall. That’s not because the Sun is any stronger this time of year, but the UV index may still be high as the temperatures start to drop. It’s important to wear sunscreen year around. If you may be outside a lot during the day, just apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 each morning.

With so many skin care products on the market today, what is the best fall skin care regimen to care for your skin and keep you looking and feeling good?

Jennifer Fond - AestheticianWe can help! Just make an appointment with Jennifer Fond, our dedicated, licensed esthetician. Jennifer specializes in treatment of the skin.

Ritual Skin Care Healing CreamYour first appointment with Jennifer will begin with a personal skin analysis, to assure your skin care treatments will give you the best results. She may recommend use of one of her Ritual Skin Care products, which she designed to help very delicate skin conditions. For example, many of her regular returning clients have enjoyed the benefits of her Healing Moisturizer Cream during the dry fall / winter months.

She has helped many women and men to solve problems and improve the condition of their skin.

Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of skincare and product ingredients to help her clients achieve a very personalized skin care regimen.

It’s easy to make an appointment to get professional skin care for your skin. Just Contact us at Serenity Suite NYC or call the Front Desk of the charming Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515 to arrange your appointment.


And while in the Westchester / Mt. Kisco area, you can make an appointment with Jennifer at the office of Dr. John F Farella, MD, F A C S – call 914.241.7111. Your skin will be glad you did!


Summer Skin Care

Summer sunshine often reminds us the importance of wearing a sunscreen.

Actually, it’s better to apply a sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30 every time you go outside, year around.

When you walk outside, whether it’s sunny or overcast, the sun is still sharing

  • UVA (Ultra Violet A) rays which can prematurely damage your skin, adding wrinkles and age spots
  • UVB (Ultra Violet B) rays which can cause sunburn

And even when you are inside, those UVA rays from the sun can still penetrate window glass to prematurely age your skin.

But there are a lot of different sunscreens on the market, and it seems like new ones appear in stores every year. Which one is right to protect you and your skin for summer skin care and all year around?

Jennifer Fond - AestheticianThat’s when it makes sense to make an appointment with Jennifer Fond, our dedicated, licensed esthetician, specializing in treatment of the skin, and who has helped many women and men to solve or improve the condition of their skin.

Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of skincare and product ingredients to help her clients achieve a very personalized skin care regimen.

Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Cucumber MistAnd after you are out in the Sun, and to keep you and your skin feeling fresh throughout the day, spritz on Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Cucumber Mist.

Mist as often as you want throughout the day for a quick refreshed feeling.

It’s easy to make an appointment to get professional skin care for your skin. Just Contact us at Serenity Suite NYC or call the Front Desk of the Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515 to arrange your appointment. Or if you are in the Westchester / Mt. Kisco area, Call 914-241-7111 to make an appointment to visit Jennifer at the office of Dr. John F Farella, MD, F A C S . Your skin with thank you for it!