Regular facials keep your skin clean, healthy and younger looking. So when do you need to book your facial? Here are five signs that it’s time.
Do you really need an excuse to get a facial? If the simple fact that you get to disconnect from everyday obligations for an hour isn’t enough, we have plenty of other reasons why it’s time to book your facial.
Here are five biggies:
1. You’re going on vacation.
Sure, glowing smooth skin is the perfect accessory for your vacation wardrobe. But there’s more to the pre-vacay facial than just looking good. Skin likes consistency and vacations can throw a wrench into you diligent home skincare routine. Plus, you’re likely to indulge in a few extra cocktails and rich foods, spend more time in the sun (slathered in sunscreen of course), and experience those precious moments of travel stress. And that means, your potential for skin eruptions is on high.
Your best bet is to schedule a deep-cleansing facial with a dermaplaning treatment (depending on your aesthetician’s advice) at least a week before your trip to get your skin in peak condition as well as to get your brows waxed and wayward hairs plucked. A word of caution: if you don’t get regular facials, let your aesthetician know so she can assess your skin and determine the best exfoliation method so you avoid breakouts on your trip.
2. You’re feeling the heat (or cold).
Your skin is a living, breathing organ and although it’s pretty resilient, it does tend to respond to changes in the weather, especially major fluctuations in humidity and temperatures. In the dry winter months, skin can flake, crack and for some people, conditions like eczema can flare up. You may need to switch to a richer moisturizer or add a serum. In the hot summer months, you might need to lighten up on your skincare products depending on your outdoor activities and how oily your skin is. Either way, your aesthetician can assess what’s going on seasonally with your skin and set you on the right path for the months to come.
3. You’re breaking out.
Pimples are no one’s friend and if you’re stuck in a cycle of breakouts, your best defense is seeking the help of a licensed aesthetician. Seriously, they went to school for it and just knowing our team of skincare professionals here at Pure Vanity, many dealt with acne at one point in their lives too.
The American Academy of Dermatology reports that about 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at any one time—and they’re not all teens. Acne doesn’t discriminate and can occur both in men and women at any age. While there are many causes of breakouts, your aesthetician can determine the level of your acne, help clear dead skin cells through exfoliation and deeply cleanse the skin to purge the pores of impurities. She can then recommend a treatment plan to treat the condition and keep it at bay over the long term.
4. Your skin is red, dry or flaky.
Whether it’s seasonal changes or something more, chronically dry skin can make fine lines and wrinkles appear more pronounced. Red or flaky skin can be a sign of overaggressive use of acne-treating or anti-aging products with ingredients such as salicylic acid or retinol. You also might be over-exfoliating. Either way, it’s a sign that something’s going on with her skin and your aesthetician can help alleviate the dryness or inflammation and prescribe products that gently treat it and return it to a healthy state.
5. Your skin just looks blah.
If your complexion has a bad case of the blahs, you likely need a professional exfoliation. Whether it’s a gentle enzymatic exfoliation, a mechanical exfoliation such as microdermabrasion or a more aggressive chemical peel like our Perfect Peel, dead skin cells can dull your complexion. Your aesthetician can recommend the best plan to return your natural glow.
What facial is best for you?
Call us today at (480) 419-8267 and book your custom facial. No excuses necessary!