Medical aestheticians are skincare specialists with a clinical focus. They work with many types of clients to address a myriad of problems. From acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, and general loss of “glow” to skin damage resulting from fire, surgery, or chemotherapy, aestheticians apply their expertise to help get their clients’ skin into the best shape possible.
Many aestheticians recommend monthly facials to help their clients combat the effects of hormone imbalance, pollution, sun damage, or stress. Although pampering your skin on a monthly basis may sound like a frivolous expense, it’s actually a great investment in your skin’s health – as well as your mental health! Taking time to care for yourself this way lowers your stress level by activating your sympathetic nervous system. This reduces anxiety levels and produces a more positive mood, according to a study published in the journal Biomedical Research.
When you get a facial at Azure Med Spa, our aesthetician will ask you questions about your skin, the problems you’re experiencing, and what you want to address. They will assess your skin and select products to use based on their evaluation. They will also offer you expert advice on how to care for your skin in between treatments and recommend products to address your specific issues.
What issues can benefit from monthly facials?
Regular facials encourage cell regeneration and promote collagen development, resulting in younger-looking skin. Improved blood circulation in your face brings much-needed oxygen and nutrients along with the blood. As we age, our skin loses its luster and it becomes more difficult for our skin to rejuvenate. It loses elasticity as the production of collagen diminishes Regular facials with botanical extracts to boost collagen production help your skin cells to function more efficiently, resulting in glowing skin again.
Pollution and other environmental substances can build up on your skin, clogging pores. Our aesthetician utilizes steam to open up the pores and cleanse your skin thoroughly, ridding it of toxic buildup and waste. The cells of your skin die and accumulate on the surface if not removed, so exfoliation is performed to gently slough dead skin cells off. In addition to cleansing and washing your face every day, detoxification and exfoliation greatly support the health of your skin and help it to look its best. While you can exfoliate your skin using a scrub at home, a more thorough exfoliation is performed during facials, revealing a healthy layer of fresh skin.
Whiteheads and blackheads also clog the pores, so extraction of these is an important part of most facials. Many people cannot resist the urge to squeeze or “pop” acne pimples and cysts, which can result in scarring or acne marks. While these marks can be difficult to remove, facials assist in fading them when utilizing products containing salicylic acid. Salicylic acid also help significantly reduce acne.
Uneven Skin Tone
Dark patches are another very common skin problem. Aging, sun exposure, and hormonal changes may cause too much melanin production, resulting in dark spots. Regular facials help diminish dark patches, giving you more even, brighter skin.
Much thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, the skin under the eyes requires special attention. Dark circles, eye bags, and crow’s feet can result in this delicate area, especially if it is not treated with care. During a facial, our aesthetician will use products with deep moisturizing properties and anti-aging benefits.
Like your skin stores up dead skin cells, it can also accumulate the benefits of regular facials. Having a professional facial regularly increases your skin’s ability to absorb your skincare products effectively. No matter how much you spend on your skincare, expensive products may have benefited you little if your skin cannot absorb them.
A facial provides your skin with a deeper cleanse to rid it of oil buildup, toxins, bacteria, and dirt from your everyday environment. Removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores allows the proper absorption of skincare products. This will not only makes your skin look clearer and brighter, but it will also feel smoother, making your makeup blend easier and look better. Skin problems such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, dark patches, sun damage, acne, inflammation and redness, rosacea, dehydration, wrinkles, acne scarring, loss of firmness, and reduced elasticity can be greatly reduced and sometimes eliminated with regular facial treatments from an experienced aesthetician. If your skin is in need of some TLC, make an appointment at Azure Med Spa today!