Lift Summum

 

 

Lift Summum

Guest Blogger: Brianda Velarde

 

 

My favorite Guinot facial is our new LIFT SUMMUM treatment. It’s a great facial suited for lacklustre, dehydrated or ageing skin. The LIFT summum facial is an exclusive skincare method that provides global firming action and immediately attenuates signs of fatigue and aging in the face, neck and décolleté. After a 50 minute treatment the face is visibly younger-looking, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away & the skin on the face and décolleté is visibly firmer, plumper and lifted. This facial has 2 important key ingredients that give this facial a unique treatment.

 

Active Ingredients

 

During the treatment, the precious anti-aging active ingredients directly act on signs of aging :

 

Mahogany Bark: This ingredient helps stimulate collagen synthesis which improves skin elasticity, tone, and helps counteract slackening.

 

Alaria Esculenta: This seaweed extract helps to regenerate collagen and elastin fibers while fighting outside aggressors. Aids in the prevention of wrinkles. This is a seriously luxurious experience that leaves you with the skin to prove it.

 

 

 

Secrets Behind The Treatment

 

STEP ONE – Double Exfoliation: In the first phase of this treatment, papaya extract breaks dead cells away from the skin to facilitate exfoliation. Microparticles of cellulose remove dead skin cells mechanically through friction. Fruit acids accelerate shedding and boost cell renewal.

 

STEP TWO – Massage: The second phase includes a massage with mahogany bark extract to improve skin elasticity to help counteract slackening, while alaria esculenta seaweed extract helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

 

STEP THREE – Filler/Eraser: The third phase embeds hyaluronic acid spherical fillers into wrinkle grooves. The fillers then rehydrate and inflate to fill the wrinkles.

 

STEP FOUR – Firming Mask: The fourth and final phase utilizes dynalift and a biotechnological complex to smooth facial features and combat skin slackening by forming a mask that lifts.

 

Benefits

In one treatment:

  • Exfoliates and removes dead cells
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Fills and erases wrinkles
  • Fills and erases wrinkles

 

Duration & Cost

 

50 minutes of treatment

Cost per treatment: $160

HydraPeel Treatment

The Hydra Peeling Treatment

 

Over the past 50 years, Guinot’s mission has been to help women become more beautiful with exclusive treatments and innovative products.

 

The Hydra Peeling Treatment is an alternative to aesthetic medicine (without the pain or the hefty price tag). This treatment is a 45 minute facial with 3 steps to ensure and help with the process of ageing, pigmentation and brightening up the skins complexion. It exfoliates, resurfaces, moisturizes and renews the skin leaving it completely re-energized.

 

How it works:
The Hydra Peeling treatment is done in three steps: (1) Peeling, (2) Hydra Neuve Massage, (3) Mask Hydra Beaute.

STEP ONE – Peeling

STEP ONE – Peeling

As the first phase of this treatment, either the Hydra PH or the Hydrabrasion peeling treatment soaks in for 10 minutes, acting on brown spots and pigmentation, while simultaneously exfoliating.

  • The Hydra PH, designed for all skin types, is made with Biolactone to easily remove dead cells, and Phytic Acid (derived from rice grains) to peel deeply.
  • The Hydrabrasion, designed for sensitive skin, uses natural cellulose particles to eliminate dead cells (allowing new ones to emerge) and papaya extract to break connection between dead cells through enzymatic action.

STEP TWO – Massage

STEP TWO – Massage

 

The second phase, Hydra Neuve Massage, uses Dermostimulines to help stimulate cellular activity and re-balance PH in the skin.

 

 

STEP THREE – Mask

STEP THREE – Mask

The third phase, Mask Hydra Beaute, uses reed extract, poria cocos, and camelina oil to sooth and enhance protection of the skin, while restructuring the skin’s barrier.

 

 

 

Two Versions:

Unlike our other peeling facials (Beaute Neuve) two protocols are available with the Hydra Peeling treatment. Which gives the beauty therapist even greater control over the clients skin, making sure we choose the correct procedure for the skins condition.

HYDRA PEELING with HYDRA PH is a skin-friendly peeling treatment that is recommended for all skin types.

HYDRA PEELING with HYDRABRASION is recommended for sensitive skin.

 

 

The Results ▼

The Results

 

After 3 treatments with Hydra Peeling with Hydrabrasion:
– A significant decrease was observed in the number of corneocyte layers in stratum corneum
– A 29.1% average decrease in rough texture

 

 

After 3 treatments with Hydra Peeling with Hydra PH:
– A significant decrease was observed in the number of corneocyte layers in stratum corneum
– A 30.9% average decrease in rough texture
– A 55.7% average decrease in dark spots

 

 

For outstanding results we do recommend the treatment to be received on a regular basis every seven days for  3 to 6 weeks depending on the amount of brightening you require. This treatment can also be combined with our Hydradermie facial if desired.

 

Duration & Cost ▼

Duration & Cost

 

Duration of treatment: 45 minutes

Cost per treatment: $130

 

If you’re looking for an instant glow, to brighten your complexion and improve pigmentation, then look no further then the Hydra Peeling Treatment.

To make an appointment call, 703-549-1990.

How to Winterize Your Skin

 

How to Winterize Your Skin

 

Guest Blogger:
Brianda Velarde

 

The moment the seasons change from a calm, crisp fall day to the icy cold chill of winter, your skin suffers begins to pay the price. As the temperatures fall in the wintertime and the air becomes drier, your skin will suffer. In chilly weather the skin is less able to protect itself, which can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and ultimately, inflammation. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin in tip-top shape this season.

 

#1 Exfoliate Often
Exfoliation is key! It’s important to remove the dead skin on the surface to allow proper product penetration for best results. Scrub away those dead cells for new and radiant skin with Gommage Eclat Parfait. This amazing scrub is soothing and gentle (smells delightful too!). It’s active ingredients are Shea micro-particles to remove dead cells and sweet almond oil for protection of the new skin during the harsh cold weather.

 

#2 Use a gentle hydrating cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry right after. My favorite cleanser is Hydra Fraîcheur Refreshing Cleansing Milk. This milky gentle cleanser removes impurities and make-up (including waterproof!). Its soothing ingredients aloe Vera and cucumber extract leave your skin calm from any redness and irritation from the cold dry air.

 

#3 Use toners that don’t have alcohol
I often have clients that come to me with the view that toners are drying. Toners are meant to balance the skins natural PH. If they are drying your skin it’s not the right toner for your skin type. I recommend a toner that does not have alcohol. My favorite toner is Hydra Fraîcheur Refreshing Toning Lotion. It’s active ingredients are ginseng and aloe Vera extract. It softens, alcohol-free, rebalances the skin and prepares it for the application of moisturizer or serum.

 

#4 Moisturize more!
Let’s face it, hot showers feel the best in the cold winter but they also strip the moisture right out of your skin. It’s important to apply a good moisturizer to help prevent and treat any skin dryness. My to go product is Crème Hydra Beaute. It provides continuous hydration and reduces feelings of tightness, flakiness and softens skin that lacks water.

 

#5 Always Wear Sunscreen 
Did you know? There’s harmful Sun rays hitting the earths surface during winter? Now, you might not get burned because UVB rays (burning rays) are not as strong, but UVA(aging rays) are just as strong strong in the winter as in the summer. My to go sunscreen is Sun Logic SPF 30. This is an advanced anti-aging sunscreen that prepares skin before sun exposure, during and it also repairs afterwards.

 

Introducing Crème Age Summum

Introducing Crème Age Summum

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

GUINOT PARIS is launching it’s most innovative anti-aging treatment cream, Crème Age Summum. It is the first of its kind targeting all signs of aging, while restoring the skin to its youthful firmness and radiance.

 

What makes Crème Age Summum different?

 

This cream restores the skin’s cellular activity, by incorporating four key ingredients. The first ingredient to focus on is ATP (Actinergie) which boots cell metabolism by storing and delivering energy essential to the vital functions of cells. It also contains the Cellular Life Complex that is found in our other top of the line products. This Complex stimulates cell renewal by providing elements essential to cell growth and longevity. Stabilized Vitamin C is also in Creme Age Summum, this helps to fight against free radicals and helps to prevent dark spots from appearing.

 

 

All of those above mentioned ingredients are amazing, but what really sets this cream apart is it’s Immune Complex.This ingredient protects Langerhans cell, the protectors of the skin’s immune system and youthful appearance. Think of the immune complex as an overcoat to protect your body against the winters cold. When this added protection is in place, the rest of the skin’s natural functions are improved because it doesn’t have to constantly fight to re-balance itself, putting this cream in a class of it’s own.

 

What do the Langerhans Cells do?

 

  • Defend The integrity of the dermal matrix
  • Protect elastic fibers (collagen and elastin)
  • Ensure good cell cohesion

 

 

Depending on your age and skin type depends on the use of the product. This cream is recommended as an anti-aging cream. It can be used by clients in their mid-30s and up, twice a year for a month at a time to help prevent and slow down the aging process. For clients in their 50s and up, this cream should be used on a daily basis.

 

Retails for $215

Click here to purchase

 

AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

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We are so excited to announce that Guinot has added to their homecare eye range, Age Logic Eye Mask. After the launch of the Eye Logic Facial, which resulted in a dramatic improvement in three target areas: wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, Guinot has made the Age Logic Eye Mask available to purchase for home use. This mask will help to encourage longer lasting results the Eye Logic Treatment.

 

 

The eyes are the first area to show signs of ageing and fatigue. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile than the skin on other parts of the face. With exposure to wind, cold and the Sun, early onset of wrinkles and lines can become more visible. Fluid buildup, fatigue poor circulation and inadequate care can accentuate any puffiness, as well as those unattractive dark circles around the eye.

 

 

The mask is exclusively patented by Guinot and is made of microfiber, allowing hold more of the restorative serum concentrate. It’s shape and material perfectly fit the eye contour area. Each mask is individually sealed and comes in a set of four. Designed for someone on the go who want to extend the lasting results of the Eye Logic spa treatment and those who want instant visible results, with dark circles puffiness and wrinkles.

 

Eye-Logic

 

The Age Logic Eye Mask is the exact same mask that is used in the spa’s Eye Logic Treatment and now it’s available for you to use at home. Each mask contains powerful active ingredients that deliver real results.

 

 

INGREDIENTS TARGETING FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

 

  • ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate): Delivers and stores essential energy to the vital function of the cell, for younger looking skin.
  • ACTINERGIE: Increases the oxygen consumption of the cell, boosting cellular metabolism.
  • CELLULAR LIFE COMPLEX: Promotes cell growth renewal and longevity.
  • DYNALIFT:  Firms and lifts the skin

 

INGREDIENTS THAT REDUCES PUFFINESS AND DARK CIRCLES

 

  • DERMOCHLORELLA (Green Seaweed Extract): Boosts the micro circulation thus helping to drain the eye lids and under eye area.

 

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Fountains Introduces The Pregnancy Facial

 

 

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Fountains Introduces The Pregnancy Facial

Guest Blogger: Erin Bunty

 

 

 

 

 

You asked, we answered! We have had many requests for a deep cleansing facial that can be received during pregnancy. Our flagship Hydradermie facial is amazing, but unfortunately we do not recommend it during pregnancy, due to the galvanic current. The current that we use in the Hydradermie is to help with product penetration and opening the pores to allow extractions. During pregnancy the skin can rapidly change and suddenly you’re faced with new challenges due to a change in hormones. Many pregnant women need extractions to rid the pores of excess dirt and oil.

 

 

 

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The HydraClean has always been a go-to facial for a quick cleansing facial for expecting moms. Although the HydraClean is a great facial as well, many moms-to-be have other skin concerns that require a longer facial in order to address them. During pregnancy, you may experience dehydration or hyper-pigmentation. Due to this, Fountains Day Spa has created a new facial, geared towards pregnant women who want a luxury deep cleansing facial.

 

The Pregnancy Facial begins by using a Thermoclean Electrode with an individually prescribed gel to trigger hyper-secretion of the sweat and sebaceous glands to clean the pores and rid the skin of oil and toxins. The Esthetician performs extractions, and follows with a relaxing facial massage. Your Esthetician will use one of our luxury Guinot masks, based on your skin type, to conclude this ultimate prenatal facial.

 

Cost of The Pregnancy Facial: $120

Facial Duration: 50 Minutes

 

Photo credit: Glambeauties1

Photo credit: Glambeauties1

 

Other Facials available during Pregnancy

 

 

Aromatics Facial– This relaxing facial uses essential oil blends suited for your skin type. These oils help to nourish and hydrate the skin. The Esthetician uses these oils while performing a lymphatic facial massage. This will help your body get rid of toxins and reduce redness on your face. The aromatics mask is a setting mask, which binds water to the skin for extra hydration. This facial is perfect for any mom to be, that is experiencing redness, breakouts or dehydration.

 

Beaute Nueve Facial– This facial is for the mom to be that is experiencing issues with hyper-pigmentation. Your Esthetician uses a gentle fruit acid peel for extra exfoliation, followed by a vitamin C mask to help lighten and inhibit the production of melanin. This facial will help to unclog pores, soften lines and fade brown spots, while promoting a softer, clearer complexion.

 

HydraClean Facial– The HydraClean facial is a 25 minute facial working on cleaning the skin. This facial uses a heated wand to relax and open the pores to perform extractions. This is a good facial for moms who may have had a regular facial routine before getting pregnant and wants to continue regular maintenance. It would also be ideal for moms to be that have grown uncomfortable laying down for long periods of time.

 

How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

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In order to remedy this problem we must first understand how the skin reacts when exposed to sun light. It is vital for our skin to get exposure to natural sun light, however too much exposure is not good. I recommend getting outside early in the morning or late in the evening, at those times the amount of UVA and UVB rays are less intense. By that I mean the rays are less damaging, and the heat is not as strong. On top of that the Sun’s nutrients (vitamin A and D) are more abundant.

 

 

The heat from the Sun’s rays penetrates deep into the dermis layer (top layer of skin). As the heat builds up, it stimulates the skin’s natural protection known as Melanin, to come up to the surface and protect the core cells below. It is the natural reaction to the heat of the sun. Unfortunately over time due to too much sun exposure, some of the melanin is left on the surface and remains as hyper pigmentation, brown spots or melasma. Once the melanin is burnt, it can become lighter in texture in winter months but does not return to its original even color tone.

 

 

Guinot’s NEWHITE Skincare Range Brings New Life to Pigmented Skin

 

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NEWHITE is a professional treatment program which helps to correct pigmentation disorders, whilst preserving the skins beauty. The NEWHITE program is the only brightening skin care program that can be measured in time for visible results.

 

Two Key Ingredients Throughout the NEWHITE Range

    • MELANOXYL creates two effects on the melanocytes. It slows UV-induced melanin production and reduces the initial presence of melanin in the skin.

 

  • VITAMIN C reinforces the lightening and anti-pigmentation action. Through its antioxidant and anti-free radical action it protects the skin and cutaneous tissue. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis thus regenerating the tissue.

 

The NEWHITE range is comprised of several products, which all work together to even out skin color and bring a healthy even toned completion. Please call us and ask for assistance. Let us help you love your completion again.

 

 

 

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

Winter Skin

Photo Credit: Marsha_rga

 

 

Every skin type, no matter what age is affected by the cold winter weather. It is so important for everyone to realize that what they have been applying for protection (moisturizers/night creams) throughout Autumn, is not always sufficient as for the winter season. As our environment/temperature changes, so should our skin care protection.

 

Winter brings with it dehydration (in other words, no humidity) which brings about premature aging from the skin’s surface. The cold weather is actually sucking tiny water lipids away from the skin leaving your skin lacking volume and the true skin vulnerable to premature aging.

 

Think about how we put on more layers onto our bodies as the temperature drops, we should also do the same for our skin. As the humidity drops along with the temperature we need thicker more hydrating moisturizers, which should if necessary be applied several times during the day as needed. As soon as the surface skin begins to feel tight, your skin is in jeopardy of aging. As moisture is sucked out from the surface, skin begins to collapse thus premature wrinkling occurs. Moisturizers and night creams act as barriers/shields that lock in natural moisture, leaving the skin looking and feeling youthful and dewy.

 

There are many types of moisturizers and it is confusing to know which one is right for you and exactly when you should change to a lighter or more protective (heavier) one, depending on the season. If you were not aware, we offer skin consultations to our clients, where we go over your home care products and make sure that you are using the right product for the season. Remember preventing aging is easier with than curing them. Make an appointment, so that you can feel confident that you will face this cold winter knowing you are keeping your youthful glow!

 

 

 

Pregnancy Facials

 

 

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Pregnancy Facials

 

Guest Blogger: Erin Bunty

 

 

 

 

 

You’re pregnant, congratulations! When first finding out your expecting there are so many emotions that come along with the news. While being very excited, you may also become anxious about all the changes that are coming your way, including all the physical changes that are about to happen to your body. This is a really important time to give your body some extra TLC and take care of yourself. There are several treatments at Fountains Day Spa that can help ease your worries about pregnancy skin and body issues.

 

 

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Common Skincare Issues During Pregnancy

 

During pregnancy our body creates extra hormones that can contribute to some not so fun skin issues. Receiving regular facials during pregnancy will help combat the following issues:

 

Dehydration – When growing a baby, your body’s primary need is to feed and nourish the baby.  Many times, this means that we, ourselves are not getting enough hydration from the water we drink. It’s important to increase the amount of water you intake, but sometimes increasing our water intake is just not enough to avoid dry/dehydrated skin.

 

Redness – During pregnancy our bodies produce about 20% more blood than usual. Unfortunately, with pregnancy also comes fatigue and nausea that can contribute to a decrease in body circulation due to a decrease in activity. With the increase of blood flow and decrease in circulation you may notice more redness in the skin, as there is extra stagnate blood than normal. There is also a rise in the body’s temperature that can cause you to feel hot and flushed more often as well.

 

Breakouts and Acne – With the increase of hormones it is common to notice some small breakouts during pregnancy. As the uterus is enlarged it compresses and restricts the body’s natural way of removing toxins. This can cause extra breakouts, as your body is finding new ways to get rid of toxins.

 

Hyper-pigmentation – Extra hormones can also be contributed to hyper-pigmentation or melasma. This is commonly known as the pregnancy mask. Between 50-70% of women will experience this at some point during pregnancy, it’s also more likely with multiple pregnancies. The increase in hormones creates an increase in melanin, which provides our skin it’s color. When the hormones cause the melanin to become active some melanocytes stay active during your pregnancy creating an over abundance of melanin in the skin. It’s very important to protect yourself from the sun, as this also helps activate melanocytes and will increase yours odds of hyper-pigmentation during pregnancy.

 

 

 

Types of Facial to Have During Pregnancy

 

How can your Esthetician help keep your skin concerns at bay? We have several treatments to combat these concerns while keeping you relaxed during this stressful mile stone. When booking your appointment to come in, please be sure to mention your pregnancy, as there are also some facial treatments that should be avoided for you and for the wellbeing of your baby.

 

We offer several facials that include the use of currents and frequencies, which are not safe to receive for expecting mothers. We can save those treatments for after your healthy baby has arrived and you’re ready to get back into your normal skin care routine! Here are the treatments that can be beneficial during pregnancy:

 

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Aromatics Facial– This relaxing facial uses essential oil blends suited for your skin type to help nourish and hydrate the skin. The oils are used while performing a lymphatic facial massage, this will help your body get rid of toxins and reduce redness. The aromatics mask is a setting mask, which binds water to the skin for extra hydration. This facial is perfect for any mom to be, that is experiencing redness, breakouts or dehydration.

 

Beaute Nueve Facial– This facial is for the mom to be that is experiencing issues with hyper-pigmentation. A gentle fruit acid peel is used for extra exfoliation, followed by a vitamin C mask to help lighten and inhibit the production of melanin. This facial will help to unclog pores, soften lines and fade brown spots, while promoting a softer, clearer complexion.

 

HydraClean Facial– The HydraClean facial is a 25 minute facial working on cleaning the skin. A heated wand is used to relax and open the pore so extractions can be performed.  This is a good facial for moms who may have had a regular facial routine before getting pregnant and wants to continue regular maintenance. It would also be ideal for moms to be that have grown uncomfortable laying down for long periods of time.

 

 

 

Pair a Pregnancy Facial with a Pregnancy Massage

 

Skin issues are a big concern during pregnancy, but let’s not forget about the rest of your body! With a growing body comes a lot of aches and pains that you may not be used to having. Fountains Day Spa also has great massage therapist trained in parental massage to help ease these pains. It is also important to mention your pregnancy at the time of booking since this service is only available after the end of your first trimester.

 

With all these resources, we hope to make your pregnancy a positive and healthy experience.  We hope to see you soon!

 

 

Facials: 101

 

 

 

Facials: 101

 

 

 

 

What is a facial?

 

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable Esthetician. Facials clean, exfoliate and nourish the skin, promoting a clear, hydrated complexion, and can help improve and maintain a youthful appearance.

 

A facial will provide the best results when it is a part of an on-going skincare program, including regular facial treatments as well as at-home care. Facial treatments can include a variety of actions, including cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, facial masks, peels and massage.

 

 

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Why do people need facials?

 

  • Facials can actually clear your pores. A professional treatment will cleanse your skin in a way that you simply cannot achieve at home.
  • If your skin is behaving badly, you’ll find out why. Your skin can and will change over time, this can vary depending on age, weather and even hormones. It is always a good idea to have a licensed Esthetician help you to address those changes, identify the potential reason and to educate you on how to treat those concerns. If you have great skin now, don’t trust that it will last forever. For example, many people suffer from eczema in the winter and will simply blame dryness. Not treating a serious condition such as this can lead to long-term damage!
  • You can get extractions done the right way. Don’t lie, we know you do it, but every time you squeeze a pimple you are risking acne scarring and dark marks. Extractions done regularly by an Esthetician will help keep your skin to stay clear. It will also help prevent long-term damage that you might be caused by doing it yourself at home. You may even find that receiving regular facials will eliminate any reason to pop or pick at any blemishes. Facials are an essential step to preventing imperfections.
  • Facials are better than a visit to the beauty counter. You know when you go to a department store and someone tells you what to buy based on looking at your skin under fluorescent lights? This is not how you should be purchasing your skincare items. A knowledgeable, licensed Esthetician will provide you with personalized skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. The best way for anyone to make suitable recommendations for your skin is to examine your bare skin after it has been cleansed. Once you’re on the appropriate regimen, your Esthetician should update it seasonally as your skin changes. It’s like having your own skin concierge!
  • You’ll find your happy place. Facials are so much more relaxing than any DIY project you try on your skin at home. At Fountains many facials include a mix of high frequency, massage and hot towels, all to maximize the pampering experience. Stress can highly contribute to skin issues; therefore a facial can improve not only breakouts, but it can also give you a reason to take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and relax.

 

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How often should people get facials?

 

The frequency in which a person receives facials depends on several factors, your skin type, condition, skincare goals, age, even where you live. On average, getting a facial by a professional once a month is ideal for someone who wants to maintain healthy looking skin.

 

It’s important to remember that the skin is a living organ, and because of that it goes through a type of shedding process. It takes about 30 days for skin cells to move up from the dermis (deeper layers of skin) to the epidermis (surface skin). Once the cells reach the surface, they flatten out, die, and stay right there on the surface of your skin. A facial simulates the exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful looking. At a minimum a person should try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes.