These days everyone is after the quick fix. The instantness of fillers and antiwrinkle injections. The startling results from a laser treatments on veins and skin. But sometimes, the big guns are NOT what your skin needs. When your skin is looking dull or flat or has a few breakouts that never seem to completely clear, then look at getting a facial. Your skin is the body’s outermost and largest organ that does a great job of protecting everything inside. And it takes a beating. Not just from the elements like sun, wind and pollution. Internally, food and nutrition also play a large part in skin health, and stress.
Stress puts your body in fight or flight mode by stimulating the adrenal glands. Unfortunately, when that happens, your heart, lungs, brains and muscles are all pumped, but organs like your skin are not. The top layer of skin, the epidermis, actually has no blood supply. So that means no oxygen or nutrients are working in that layer. They are in the dermis which lays just below, and when you are stressed not much is happening there. Think of seeing someone who is sick. What does their skin look like? Right. Dull, sallow, sunken. So, what to do?
Use great skin care that includes at least one active product that stimulates collagen. We recommend Beaute Pacifique’s vitamin A products. Made with esters of Vitamin A, as opposed to acids, the vitamin A is very available to the dermis and extremely efficacious, whilst causing no collateral damage to the epidermis. Results are visible within days of “Rebirthing” your skin. Vitamin A increases collagen, exfoliates from inside the pore and leaves skin looking fresher and plumper. This is great for home care. But what about a facial- what kind of things make a professional facial work to promote your skin health that is hard to do at home?
At Revive, we like to do a Triple treat facial in most instances, but can be adjusted, dependent on what your skin is needing. A triple treat includes a peel or enzyme, a microdermabrasion and radiofrequency with CIM or Ceya.
1. Peels or enzymes to suit your skin. Peels vary greatly, ranging from hydrating peels or gentler peels like Lactic (which is the gentlest glycolic) or a hydrating enzyme that uses oatmeal on sensitive or dehydrated skin, to serious exfoliation like a TCA or combinations like Jessner peels. Specific needs such as pigmentation, acne or rosacea will dictate what kind of peel is best for you. And just like the treatment suggests, you often peel. This can be a dramatic peel or barely noticeable. Enzyme or hydration treatments don’t usually cause a peel, but calm the skin down.
2. Microdermabrasion- is kind of like a vacuum with a diamond tip. That will clean up any superficial dead cells and leave your skin feeling very soft.
3. CIM or CEYA radiofrequency is Revive’s special treatment that gives the skin the boost that is needed. Radiofrequency promotes blood supply and lymphatic drainage and that is exactly how you can increase oxygen nutrients and take away waste products or toxins. So, skin naturally becomes more radiant and blemishes heal. The bonus is that radiofrequency gives the skin a lift and feels very relaxing.
Incorporating professional treatment into your skin care regime can be the best thing you can do for your skin.
A Triple Treat is $179 and takes about half an hour. Call for your amazing facial 38015824