FAQ about Skin Care

Questions about Skin Care


:: What is a facial?

At wellness springs you can expect a wonderful, relaxing experience.

Our skilled and licensed estheticians start by removing any make-up and cleansing the skin.   This is followed by an analysis and consultation  to determine your skin type and the appropriate treatment for your skin.   The skin is then exfoliated during a nurturing steam bath and  a mask is applied.

While the mask is setting the hands are massaged.  During all facials of one hour or more,  extractions are made to remove any black or white heads.  Finally a moisturizer which is taylored to the specific needs of your skin type along with any special products such as age-defying eye cream or sun-screens provide the  finishing touches!


:: Do I have to know my skin type and request a specific facial?

No.  Most people do not know their skin type!  Our skilled and knowledgable estheticians will analyse your skin
and help you choose the type of facial that is most appropriate for you.


:: What are the differences between the facials that you offer?

Basically all one hour facials provide the same sequences of services but use different products to address the specific needs of the skin.  So as you can imagine, the products used for an Age Defying facial  are different than those used for a Teen Facial.

Extractions are not offered during the 30 minute facials and the massage and the mask times are more brief.

The 90 minute Ultimate facial offers more time for each step, a longer massge session including massage of the hands and feet and the Clarisonic Opal treatment as part of the facial.


:: What types of facials are offered?

  • The Ultimate Facial – A Mini 90 minute vacation – Includes deep Clarisonic cleansing, exfoliation, a mask designed for your skin type, an aromatherapy massage that is luxurious and restorative and a special moisturizing treatment that will leave your skin with a radiant glow! This comprehensive treatment also includes a Clarisonic Opal Eye treatment and will also indulge your hands, arms, shoulders and feet. The hydrating effects will leave you with the look and feeling of renewed vitality. An extraordinary experience once tried, often repeated.
  • Signature Revitalizing Facial – A signature treatment that will help balance your skin and uplift your senses. This cleansing and relaxing facial is performed with Jurlique’s aromatic formulas and is personalized for your particular skin type and needs. Includes skin analysis, deep cleansing and exfoliation, hydrating steam, aromatic facial, d’colletage massage, revitalizing mask, and skin re-conditioning.
  • Jurlique Deep Cleansing Facial – Our 100% natural essential oil therapy facial will clarify and purify your skin while targeting the concerns of oily or problem skin. The facial is combined with specific cleansing techniques to gently encourage an effective deep cleansing of oilier skin types with excessive clogged pores. This experience of lymphatic drainage, cleansing, hydration, moisturizing and facial massage will leave you with the radiant glow of soft, healthy skin.
  • Skin Soothing Facial – Some people have skin so sensitive that until now, they have been unable to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of a facial. This treatment uses pure, homeopathic skin care products from Jurlique designed to calm and soothe even the most sensitive skin. It gently boosts sensitive and delicate skin with a calming, soothing and softening treatment.
  • Premier Age-Defying Facial – An intensive therapeutic treatment rich in natural anti-oxidants to nourish nutrition-deprived skin due to sun damage, pollutants, aggressive products and time. It can help address the visible signs of aging. Excellent for sensitive and allergic skin types.
  • Skin Brightening Facial – We are proud to offer this innovative facial that brightens skin naturally. One of the first natural brightening systems with clinically proven efficacy, Purely White Skin Brightening was shown to even skin tone in just 30 days. This system also helps visibly fade discoloration, increase skin firmness and prevent visible signs of aging. The system contains VITABRIGHTKX, a natural lightening complex that brightens skin without the harmful effects associated with hydroquinone, kojic acid or MAP. A home care program is recommended to ensure lasting results.
  • Teen Facial – Introduces teens to healthy skin care. An effective facial for congested skin. Clarisonic deep cleansing steam, high frequency treatment and extractions will remove all impurities. A calming mask restores the skin while the scalp and shoulders are massaged. This is a wonderful gift for a young man or woman with skin care concerns.
  • Gentleman’s Facial – A relaxing, toning and deep cleansing treatment based on the aromatherapy facial. Products used are designed especially for men and are combined with special techniques and facial massage to provide the ultimate experience for him.
  • Back Facial – Choose from our Sandalwood Treatment for dry skin, designed to polish away dead cells and replenish moisture, or choose our invigorating Citrus Treatment for oily skin with problem breakouts. Jurlique’s balancing citrus essential oils help to neutralize excessive oil and balance the pH in the skin. These treatments are a must for body care and essential before those special occasions.
  • Anti-Stress Facial 30 minutes  – Our anti-stress facial is a express revitalizer that will nurture your face and reduce stress and tension built up in your neck and shoulders. A condensed version of our Great Skin Basic, this Quick Pick- Me-Up treatment includes soothing aromatic massage and extra care for de-vitalized skin.


:: What are the benefits of a facial?

Simply put, facial treatments keep your skin healthy and younger looking!

A facial at Wellness Springs is a great way to implement good skin care hygiene and skin fitness. Facials offer many benefits including the opportunity to work with a professional skin care specialist who will analyze your skin, and work with you to help you improve your complexion.

Your face can be subject to some harsh elements such as the sun, cold, heat or smoke.  It can also be affected by an improper at-home regime. Our expert skin care specialists – called estheticians – will choose the specific products to help your skin type and condition. By getting a proper analysis, you will not only learn about your skin type, but the Esthetician will be able to create a facial experience that addresses your individual skin care needs.




:: Can a facial or the Clarisonic treatments remove wrinkles?

Let’s face it (excuse the pun) the condition of your skin is the result of your choices over years!  Choices that matter include;  how much water your drink a day,  how much exposure to sun you have had, the products you use to cleanse and moisturize your skin as well as your genetics.  And these are just a few of the many factors that apply!
The truth is that no one time service could ever make a lasting change!  Lifestyle changes including proper nutrition, exercise and adequate rest along with a regular program of home care of the skin which includes the Clarisonic cleansing and Opal sytem and the appropriate Jurlique products for  your skin type can make a profound difference in the look and feel of your skin.  A good home program and regular facials will cause you to age differently.  Over time, you will notice a difference in how your skin looks and feels AND others will notice as well!


::  Why doesn’t Wellness Springs offer micro-derm abrasion, glycolic peels or Botox treatments?

Many years ago, Dr. Perri was at a meeting in NYC with Dr. Klein, the founder of Jurlique when he was asked a similar question.  His response  impacted her in a profound way.  “We don’t do these things because we love our clients!”  Although they may give instant results, it was Dr. Klein’s  deep belief that in time, these procedures would result in DAMAGING THE SKIN AND PREMATURE AGING.

Wellness Springs has always taken a more holistic approach and chosen lifestyle change and the long-term affect of a product or service as priority over fads and instant results.

Never have, never will.  Not as long as Dr. Perri steers this ship!


:: Why are Jurlique products so special?

We are proud to offer the exclusive Jurlique line of products and spa treatments.
There is no product on the market that even comes close in quality and effectiveness!

Australian born Jurlique combines the proven effectiveness of potent organic and bio-dynamically grown herbs –
from Jurlique’s own herb farms! – with the best of ancient Egyptian and modern scientific techniques.

All Jurlique products are produced from plant-derived ingredients, hypo-allergenic and pH balanced.
No animals are used in the testing process and all ingredients are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

The products are so potent and pure that you only need a little bit.  So when comparing products be sure to compare
not only price, but quality, effectiveness and of course what impact your choice has on the environment.


:: Healthy Skin Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits derived from a facial given by our  licensed and experienced Estheticians.

  • Deep cleanse skin and pores
  • Improve skin that is either to dry or too oily
  • Enhance the look and texture of the skin
  • Remove dead skin cells and unblock clogged pores
  • Rejuvenates skin that has begun to look old or wrinkled
  • Improve the look and feel of your skin
  • Increase circulation and stimulate the skin
  • Help slow down premature aging by custom-targeting your skin care
  • Help prevent wrinkles and fine lines
  • Help keep skin moist and hydrated
  • Understand proper skin care products for your skin
  • Provides a sense of relaxation and peace


:: What is the best way for ME to care for my skin?

It is important to know what to do to continue the benefits between facials. To be sure that you are using the right products for your skin and NOT creating problems that can advance the effects of aging, our Estheticians can help you with a home-care program to help you look your best and brightest!

Your skin care routine should support and enhance your skin’s natural functions. And it should be pure,  natural and chemical-free. At Wellness Springs we know how important it is that you have a personalized  skin care program tailored to your skin’s specific needs. A total care program is designed to give you healthy, radiant skin regardless of age, skin condition or climate.

Our aestheticians are specially trained to evaluate your skin, make a prescription and teach you how to use the products and begin a successful home skin care program.


:: In addition to my regular cleansing and hydration routine,
what else does my skin need?

  • A mask specific to your skin type once or twice weekly
  • A facial every 4-6 weeks
  • Internal hydration – drink 8 glasses of water daily
  • Adequate rest, relaxation and exercise
  • A well balanced diet


:: What is combination skin?

Skin that has both dry and oily areas- or a combination of conditions- is called combination skin. The most common is to be dry in the outer cheek areas and oily through the nose, chin and forehead,  the T- Zone.

Oily skin is a hereditary condition that develops due to over-active sebaceous glands. Dry skin results from, among other things, under-active sebaceous glands.

Therefore, your combination skin needs products that help to normalize the functioning of your sebaceous glands, so that their sebum production level is similar over your whole face.

Normalizing (balancing) the skin is the key to healthy, radiant skin.  This involves more than simply using astringent cleansers and toners to clear away surface oil in the T-Zone and applying rich moisturizing creams to your dry areas. In fact, this approach will only increase the imbalance.

The more you strip your skin of natural sebum, the more it will produce to compensate. So, instead of solving the problem in your T-Zone,  it makes it worse.  Likewise, applying rich, heavy creams to dry skin may discourage your sebaceous glands in those areas and reduce sebum production even further.

Facial treatments and a home maintenance regime specifically designed to suit your individual needs will help to avoid over stimulating the sebaceous glands and normalize the production of sebum.


:: What causes oily skin?

Oily skin is a hereditary condition that develops due to over-active sebaceous glands.  Oily skin problems can be aggravated by the misuse of skin care products and the tendency to try to reduce oiliness, either through use of harsh soaps or the excessive use of astringents or scrubs. Over-stimulation of the skin through scrubbing or stimulating massage should also be avoided.

Other causes of oily skin can be a diet rich in fats and oils, a hot, humid climate or hormonal imbalances during adolescence, which increase the production of sebum (oil).

Oily skin is more prone to pimples and blemishes but can also be blemish-free. While open pores and excessive shine can be an annoying feature of oily skin, the advantage you have is that your skin does not wrinkle easily, giving you a youthful appearance for many more years than people with dry skin.

Facial treatments and a home maintenance regime specifically designed to suit your individual needs will help to avoid over stimulating the sebaceous glands and normalize the production of sebum.

Normalizing (balancing) the skin is the key to healthy, radiant skin. This involves more than simply using astringent cleansers and toners to clear away surface oil. In fact, the more you strip your skin of natural sebum, the more it will produce to compensate. So, instead of solving the problem, it makes it worse. However if your skin is not cleansed properly, dirt, dead cells, and sebum can clog your pores and create blackheads.

Oily skin, therefore needs special care from cleansing, toning and moisturizing right through to night care and treatments for areas requiring special attention. And, although you may categorize your skin as oily or normal/oily, it is in fact unique and should be nurtured and nourished accordingly.


:: What defines normal/sensitive skin?

Although your skin enjoys a normal sebum balance and doesn’t normally develop blackheads, pimples or other blemishes you may experience some level of irritation using particular skin care products or under certain environmental, lifestyle or climatic conditions.

This is not the same as skin that is highly sensitive, with resultant rashes and irritations ranging from redness, itching and burning through to the small liquid filled pustules that can occur as a result of very severe sensitivity. If your sensitivity is in this range, you should be using the Jurlique Ultra Sensitive Skin Care Collection, which was specifically developed for this purpose.

Although your skin does not wrinkle as easily as dry skin, you still need to ensure that your skin care regime includes nurturing chemical free cleansers, toners and hydrators and protecting moisturizers to guard against lifestyle and environmental effects and maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible.

Facial treatments and a home maintenance regime specifically designed to suit your individual needs are essential to maintain and improve your skin condition, strengthening it with pure, natural antioxidants, vitamins and herbal extracts.


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