Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? It actually has a surface area of over 21 square feet and accounts for 6-10% of your body weight. Just like caring for your inner organs, it is important to take good care of your skin if you want to be healthy. Regular facials and quarterly facial peels, along with a nutritious diet, are key to maintaining your skin’s glow and youthful appearance.
The skin on your face is subjected to the elements far more than any other part of your body. From wind, sun and pollution to make-up and scrubbing, your face really takes a beating! Pores get clogged and regular at-home cleansing just doesn’t cut through all that dirt and oil. A professional facial, especially a facial peel, goes deeper into your pores. After age 30, collagen in your skin begins to decrease, thus causing wrinkles. Facial peels stimulate that collagen and therefore diminish wrinkles. Facials can be customized to suit your skin type, and your esthetician can recommend which peel will work best for you.
In addition, regular facials are key in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. When the skin is well exfoliated, the top layer of dead skin comes off and the face simply glows. Removing all that dead skin helps boost the immune system of the skin and improves circulation which helps refine pores and lessen wrinkles. Also, without all those dead cells, the skin is more accepting of anti-aging treatments.
So while facials may feel like a luxury, they are actually a fundamental building block to overall good-health. Facials are small steps to combat the negative effects of aging. By taking these small steps, you will be less likely to have to take the larger, more expensive steps later on to regain your youthful appearance.