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Your Skin, Your Body, and Self-Care

Wintery cold air can make our skin itchy and dry. Sun exposure can cause long-term skin damage. And environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on our skin. On top of all that, what we eat and drink and the quality of our sleep all affect the health of our skin. So, where should we start with proper skin care?

“I think of skin care in the context of wellness and our overall well-being,” said Kristen Lackaye, NP, part owner and Clinical Director of Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness. “What is happening inside our minds affects our well-being. What we are doing with our bodies also affects our well-being. And all of this can show up on our skin. Properly taking care of our skin through everyday practices and appropriate treatments is just one part of the wellness journey.”

Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness is a state-of-the-art medical aesthetics practice that is female-owned and operated and sits in the heart of the Hudson Valley, with locations in Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck. At Jolie, Ms. Lackaye is joined by Dr. Elvita Dominique, DO, a double board-certified surgeon, the medical director, and also a part owner of the practice. Using the most innovative technology, Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness offers injectables, medical-grade facials, laser treatments, body shaping, IV therapy, hair restoration, and more.

If your body has been hiding under cozy warm sweaters and soft flannels the past few months, now is the time to bring it out of winter hibernation with appropriate treatments that restore moisture to the skin and shape to the body. As spring arrives and the longer days have us spending more time outdoors, preventing sun damage to your skin is critical.

“Our skin is our largest organ, but we don’t always protect it in the right ways,” continued Ms. Lackaye. “It is very important to reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer, and this can be done with simple preventative measures.”

Dr. Dominique emphasizes the importance of wellness overall, saying “Everyone has different ideas of what beauty is, but self-care is the most important thing you can do to ensure you are the best version of yourself.”

Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness offers treatments for sun-damaged skin, including an Oxygen Therapy Facial, which boosts detoxification and reverses the effects of sun exposure and pollution, and a CBD Facial, which reduces the signs of aging by counteracting free radical damage from the environment. Jolie also offers medical-grade chemical peels and laser treatments that are tailored to each client. All services are performed by a team of aestheticians, aesthetic nurses, and other trained professionals with years of experience and professional certifications.

“At Jolie, our goal is to create an inclusive sanctuary where all clients feel welcome,” continued Ms. Lackaye. “We believe in celebrating individuality and enhancing every person’s natural beauty, through both physical and emotional health. We fully support our clients on their wellness journey and strive to help them feel their very best at every stage of life.”

Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness is located at 3 Eastdale Avenue South in Poughkeepsie and 18 West Market Street in Rhinebeck. To learn more about Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness and the services they provide, visit their website at You can also contact them online, via email at or call the spa directly at 845-501-4215.

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