Getting a facial once a month is a beneficial way to nourish your soul and skin and dramatically improve your appearance. Your skin is as important as any of your organs, so you need to make sure you take care of it.
The best of contemporary skin treatments are all included in professional spa facials. These treatments generally include steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, massages, and tools to give you smooth, supple skin.
Let’s look at WHY spa facials help prevent aging of our skin, decade by decade.
Overall, facials have many great benefits such as:
- Detoxifying the skin through the lymph system with light facial massage strokes
- Lowering stress levels, high levels of stress can deteriorate the skin
- For some, treat and control acne without the use of prescription medications
- Prevent aging with a combination of a good regimen and routine treatments
- Increasing blood circulation for healthy looking skin
- Exfoliate the dead skin cells on the outer surface of your skin, which gives the appearance of lackluster, dry and rough
- Hydrate the skin to keep it supple, soft and vibrant
- Increase the absorption abilities of your products, increasing the effectiveness of those product
There are many different types of facials that are offered in the treatment rooms. A good way to figure out what kind you may want to try is to get an initial consultation with an aesthetician – who may be able to address certain visible skin concerns, like brown spots (hyperpigmentation) dryness, irritation or breakouts etc. A great facial routine can begin at any age.
Beginning in our 20s we should be laying the groundwork for healthy skin, prevention and maintenance with a skin care regimen. Incorporating facials are key factors in keeping the youthful glow later in life.
During our 30s, hormones rule this stage, from pregnancy, periods, and stress. Breakouts tend to occur, as well as the beginning signs of aging – crow’s feet, smile lines, irregular pigmentation. Services and products with Antioxidants and an Alpha Hydroxy Acids will aid in correcting these initial signs of aging.
In your 40s: we want to stop those ever-increasing lines, wrinkles and spots. During our 20s, skin is optimal, and cells renew every 28 days. But by our 40s, the effects of sun damage and environmental stress slows the process up to 45 to 50 days, causing a build-up of cells, leaving skin dull and amplifying fine lines and wrinkles.
Utilizing Glycolic peel treatments and skin products with active ingredients such as peptides, retinol, vitamin C and antioxidants, like green tea and resveratrol, could reverse such effects.
Your 50s and 60s
By our 50s into our 60s skin begins to decrease in collagen production, and dehydration sets in, so hydration is very important. Hydrating masks, nourishing botanical oils, and ceramide-based creams that deeply moisturize will replenish and renew skin.
Facials are a great way to get a professional assessment on your skin and expert care. Having your skin analyzed and examined will determine which treatment will bring out the best results.
Come to Cornerstone today, speak to a skin professional today and get started on an ideal skin routine. Skin care treatments, as well as massage, are available at The Spa At Cornerstone Doylestown, and The Spa At Cornerstone New Hope.