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Redness Treatment (60 min./$ ) Hydralessence(60min./$ 5) and Fragile Skin Treatment Facial (60 min./$50) at Vital Touch Spa Salon in La Habra, California Treats: Psoriasis Steps: For tough-to-treat psoriasis, owner and esthetician Pilar Kantounias often combines protocols from three treatments depending on the skin’s condition. First, a gentle cleansing is followed by light exfoliation with skin-calming Yon-Ka Paris Gommage 305, after which compresses are applied. The service also employs the reparative, hydrating Masque No. 1, and LED light therapy with ultrasound to assist with deep penetration. Massage is performed with a blend of the brand’s Serum Vital, Creme 83 and Creme 11, followed by a final application of a serum, Creme 83 or Hydra No. 1 Creme for a moisture boost. Standout Soothers: Kantounias raves that Masque No. 1, utilized for both retail and backbar, relieves dryness overnight. Creme 11 calms skin thanks to arnica, chamomile and horse chestnut, while Serum Vital boasts lactic acids, calendula and vitamins A, C and E. Each product contains Quintessence, proprietary to Yon-Ka Paris, which combines lavender, thyme, geranium, rosemary and cypress oils to fight bacteria and reduce redness. Spa-cific Strategy: Kantounias encourages clients with psoriasis—or simply sensitive or reactive skin—to try this “amazing treatment,” she says. “Psoriasis can’t be cured, only controlled; but I have a 95 percent success rate and many happy clients who keep coming back—and refer us to their friends.” She also recommends that they see a physician to help them quell their symptoms.