Erase Spa owner explains the best types of chemical peels for Black, Brown skin


You may have heard of Erase Spa. The hot spot located on 7th Avenue in New York City is known for its laser hair removal and esthetician services to big names like Serena Williams, La La Anthony, and Angela Simmons. But why is Erase so well known you may think?

Since its opening in 2014, Erase Spa owner Lisa Guidi has made it her mission to offer a safe space for people of color to achieve trusted spa results on Black and Brown skin. The services of the spa tackle concerns of acne, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, skin tightening, hair removal, anti-aging, and stretch marks.

As of recently, due to the power of social media Instagram Reels and TikTok, chemical peels have been all the rage with many people of color thinking that this may be the quick fix their skin needs to get rid of scarring forever.

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22 Exfoliating Body Scrubs, Mitts, Peels and Brushes For Your Smoothest Skin Ever

Plus, they make products like moisturizers and self-tanners more effective.

Exfoliation is the key to getting soft, smooth, glow-y skin, whether that’s manually buffing away dullness with a brush, mitt or scrub or gently promoting cell turnover with an acid- or enzyme-based peel. It’s just as important for the body as it is for the face, and it’s essential for making products like moisturizers and self-tanners more effective.

There are plenty of body exfoliating options to choose from: in-shower mitts that transform skin in the time it takes to suds up; dry brushes that support circulation and lymphatic drainage while they smooth; luxuriously-scented scrubs that make showering a transportive experience; and innovative tools (ever heard of a “body plane”?) that are straight out of the spa. In the gallery below, we’ve rounded up our favorites in every category, so there’s something for every skin type and preference. Click through to

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Peels help everyone put their best faces forward | Local News

Our face is like a weathervane – it should reflect our mood but sometimes shows a different picture. Getting asked if you are mad or tired can be irritating, especially if that is not how you are feeling. It is hard to put your best face forward when you don’t recognize it in the mirror anymore. If your reflection is showing someone far older and more exhausted than you would like, Dr. Diane Bowen and the staff at Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery can help.

Dr. Diane Bowen is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice for over 20 years. Her office, Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, is a tranquil facility complete with an on-site surgical suite and medical spa on St. Simons Island, in the Gascoigne Bluff area. Dr. Bowen and her staff are passionate about providing personalized “whole person” rejuvenation treatments for their patients.

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