Looks like treating yourself can have some health benefits. Renown Health Aesthetician, Heidi Nicol, equates routine skin care, like getting a facial, to getting your teeth cleaned – it’s great health maintenance and it’s better when done by a professional.
Skin is the body’s largest organ – and it’s important to keep it healthy. This means wearing sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, staying hydrated, and eating skin-friendly foods, like those full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But there’s something more you could be doing. Heidi Nicol, an aesthetician with Renown Dermatology, Laser & Skin Care, discusses how a facial can be beneficial to your health.
Hydrating Your Skin
Dry skin is common in our climate and a facial can help with this in several ways.
- Using a gentle cleaner will clean the skin without stripping it of natural protective oils.
- Vapor and a rotary brush will give a light exfoliation, bringing blood to the surface of the skin, and removing any dry skin or build-up on the face.
Nourishing Your Skin
It’s important to stay hydrated and eat well for healthy skin, but what you put on it can make a difference, too.
- A clay mask with vitamin E beads will help repair you skin and remove free radicals, which are a result of daily environmental stressors, such as sun exposure.
- Using an eye cream that has ingredients like ceramides and green tea is very beneficial. Ceramides help restore the skin’s barrier, which can be depleted through exposure to hot water, soaps and the environment. Green tea can reduce puffiness.
Go ahead and treat yourself! It’s good for you. Plus, if you are 60 years or older, you can book our ‘Beautifully You’ facial for just $45 on Mondays only.