Did you know it takes about 4 weeks for your face to move through the full life cycle of skin cells exfoliating and rejuvenating? So essentially, every 4 weeks you practically have a new face!
However, in those 30 days you probably choke your cells with creams, make up, chemicals, oils and dirt from your hands, environmental pollution and more. These toxic layers build up and slow down the process of cells that are trying to rejuvenate. This strains your body to work harder to try and come back to a healthy status as we are adding more pressure to its natural role. Adding a facial to your skincare routine every 4 weeks allows your therapist to effectively treat these new cells, while exfoliating dead cells that won't properly turn over.
Why is professional skincare so important?
Well, the reason why, is your aesthetician has all the knowledge, skills and tools to support your skin health. Starting at a complete skin analysis at the beginning of each appointment to treatment and home care. Your skincare therapist is your first line of defense against ageing and skin issues. Using the right professional skincare products combined with professional skincare treatments can have astounding affects to correcting skin issues and preventing aging.
Regardless of whether you go once a month, or once a season – there are some things you can do at home to prolong the benefits of your facial. Proper home care helps support your skin and make sure that you’re getting the best return on your skin investment.
Cleanse daily with a pH balanced product that your aesthetician recommends. They will select one that suits your skin type and works in conjunction with the type of facial you have received. Be gentle on your face and don’t be too vigorous – your aesthetician has already given you a deep clean, there is no need for you to rough your face up. They have given you an amazing corrective treatment, so let’s just support it rather than strip it away.
Understand that if you have had a chemical treatment, the skin can be more sensitive to sunlight and environmental elements. So check with your practitioner as to what products to use and avoid as you transition through this period.
Finally, sometimes we are led to believe (with phrases such as “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is”) that the pampering bliss you get from a fantastic facial isn’t something you should do all the time.
It’s a treat and we are always told to limit our treats, no? Skincare should be enjoyable. Make no mistake, that as the years go by you'll come to realize that this so called "treat" is what makes you looking 10 years younger. So, if you have to treat yourself to something....this is definitely the "treat" to choose!
***Remember to love the skin you’re in. Treat it well and you will look and feel amazing for years to come!***