The brand Oil of Olay might have said it best, “love the skin you’re in”. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, yet taking care of it is often considered “pampering”. With all the tools and technology available today it can be difficult to figure out what type of skin care treatment is right for you. I always tell my clients the most important thing you can do at home is wash your face in the evening. The second most important thing you can do is get a regular facial to maintain healthy skin and slow down the aging process. Let me illustrate the benefits of receiving regular facials by pointing out the challenges your skin faces day in and day out.
It is a common misconception that people who live in cold weather climates are less susceptible to sun damage. Granted you may not be walking around in a bathing suit in January, but your face is constantly being exposed to the sun while you’re walking outside, even while you’re driving to work in your car. Facials help reduce the impact of sun exposure, smoking and other environmental factors that can affect the health of your skin.
Ladies, I hate to break it to you, but women are more susceptible to aging due to stress than men. Is it fair? Absolutely not, but we must forge on. Simply put, facials help reduce stress. While stress is quickly rising to number one in the premature aging process, it can also act as a rosacea trigger, shorten the lifespan of your skin cells and aggravate acne and other skin inflammations. During your facial, your licensed esthetician will recommend appropriate skin care for home use to help you continue the benefits of our facial and correct ongoing skin care issues.
Not everyone can afford or justify getting a facial every month, however you will certainly reap the benefits of a facial during the change of seasons. At a minimum, you should receive a facial treatment four times per year, as the seasons change. Regular facials are the key to clear, smooth and radiant skin throughout the year.