When a person has healthy skin, they have attractive skin. The problem that many face is that they do not necessarily understand how to go about getting healthy skin. They may read tips on the internet or simply do what their mother and sisters have done to take care of their skin. These things may be beneficial, but if a person really wants skin that is healthy and attractive, they need to know all of the facts. We would like to show you how you can have healthy and radiant skin by having a good the skin care routine and dermaplaning treatments performed on a regular basis.
When you read beauty tips online, you are going to read about the importance of cleansing your skin on a regular basis. You may use natural products or over-the-counter products in order to do this. You will also read about how important it is to moisturize your skin, so you may slather on creams, serums, and natural oils. And, of course, you will read about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun by using sunscreen. It is true that all of these steps are important in order to have healthy skin. However, a key to having the best-looking skin possible is missing. It is exfoliation.
The Importance of Exfoliation
The purpose of exfoliating the skin is to remove the dead skin cells. The surface of the skin is typically covered in dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and oil. Mechanical and chemical exfoliation can get rid of all of the things that are covering the outer layers of your skin as well as remove the top couple of layers along with all the dead skin cells.
Mechanical exfoliation can be performed using an abrasive scrub. Chemical exfoliation can be performed using a scrub that contains an acid that will dissolve and then remove the dead skin cells. In many cases, chemical exfoliation is able to remove those dead skin cells without the need to actually scrub the skin.
Part of the aging process involves the regeneration of skin cells slowing down. When a person is young, they shed dead skin cells quickly and then generate new ones. This is part of the reason why young individuals have healthier-looking skin than older individuals. As a person gets older and that cell regeneration is slower, their skin will begin to look dry, rough, and dull. When exfoliation is performed on an older individual, it can give their skin a youthful glow.
Exfoliation is also important for younger people because it can help prevent blemishes and acne. If dead skin cells mixed with excess oil and bacteria are allowed to build up on the surface of the skin, this will clog the pores and lead to pimples. When exfoliation treatments are used, the dead skin cells and oil are removed. This means that the pores will be unclogged and the fresh cells below the outer layers will be revealed. This allows a person to immediately have skin that looks healthier and more attractive. It also allows skin care products to better penetrate into the skin, which will make them more effective. For an individual who is dealing with acne, topical creams can reach deeper into the skin. Moisturizing products will also be more effective.
There are multiple options for exfoliating your skin. The option that you choose will depend on your complexion, the condition of your skin, and the sensitivity of it. Individuals who are dealing with severe acne or extremely sensitive skin will need to be more careful about choosing an exfoliation method to use. Our professional can work closely with an individual in this circumstance to help them find the best way to go about removing dead skin cells and encouraging the growth of healthy new cells.
Many have found that it is helpful to use some form of manual exfoliation on their own one time per week. They may use some type of gentle scrub as part of their skin care routine. Many over-the-counter scrubs have rough particles that can slough off the dead skin cells. You want to be sure that you choose a scrub that will be gentle enough to not damage your skin. Rough exfoliation treatments used at home are more likely to irritate your skin than benefit it.
Many have found that using professional exfoliation treatments on a regular basis is the most helpful. For example, they may choose to use a treatment like dermaplaning one time per month. This will provide deeper exfoliation than what they would be able to achieve at home. And because they have the benefit of working with a skin care professional, specific issues can be worked on in order to help a person have an appearance that they can feel proud of. The professional will be able to evaluate and then monitor the condition of your skin in order to make sure it is in optimal health.
If you want skin that is healthy and glowing, you must use some type of exfoliation treatment on a regular basis. We have seen many benefits that come from clients using dermaplaning regularly. We would like to tell you how this treatment is performed and show you why it may be a good option to help you have healthy and attractive skin.
How Dermaplaning is Performed
This is a mechanical form of exfoliation that many individuals have benefited from. When you visit our office for the first time, we are going to closely evaluate your skin to make sure that this is a good treatment method for you. Be sure to mention any specific skin issues that you are dealing with and let us know if you have sensitive skin. If it is determined that this is the right option for you, your treatment can begin after the evaluation.
The treatment starts by getting you comfortable. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. We want to be sure that your skin is free of makeup, moisturizers, and anything else that could be sitting on the outer layers of your skin. The type of cleanser we use will be based on your specific needs.
After your skin has been cleansed, the skin care professional is going to gently pull certain areas of your skin so that they are tight. Then, a surgical scalpel is used to gently scrape away the outer layer of skin and anything that is sitting on the surface of it. This will be performed all over your face with the exception of areas that are sensitive.
Each time the scalpel is moved across your skin, it will collect the gunk. The skin care professional will wipe the scalpel clean, and you may be able to see the dead skin cells and other things that have collected on your skin as the gunk is wiped onto a tissue or paper towel. After your entire face has been treated, a moisturizer and other skin care products can be applied to your skin.
When you leave our office, you can apply your makeup again. Individuals who are returning to the office or who have other things scheduled for the day will feel happy to know that they can put their makeup on and go back to their normal activities. There is no set recovery period after the treatment.
In addition to exfoliating the skin, the dermaplaning process also provides the benefit of removing unwanted hair from the surface of the skin. As the surgical scalpel is wiped clean after every pass over the skin, you will also notice a collection of peach fuzz. If you regularly wax, you may not need to do this anymore if you have regular treatment sessions scheduled using this exfoliation method.
One of the things that people appreciate about having peach fuzz removed in this way is that they notice how much softer their skin is to the touch. They notice how much better their makeup goes on to their skin. They feel like they are working with a fresh canvas each time they put on their makeup.
Individuals who deal with acne outbreaks also notice the benefits that come from removing peach fuzz and unwanted hair. It is easy for dirt, oil, and bacteria to get trapped up against the skin because of peach fuzz. This is just one practical step that you can take in order to discourage acne breakouts and keep your skin looking healthy at all times.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Dermaplaning is one of the most beneficial exfoliation treatments that can be performed today. If you are interested in having this treatment done, you may be wondering who makes a good candidate for it.
As this is a mechanical form of exfoliation, no chemicals are used. This means that individuals who do not qualify for chemical peels because of a health condition or because of being pregnant or nursing could benefit greatly from this treatment. It is also a great option for individuals who have sensitive skin and are not able to use other forms of exfoliation. Of course, you will want to mention the fact that you have sensitive skin before we start the treatment. We will be especially careful in areas where you have seen breakouts, rashes, or other forms of irritation.
Are you interested in achieving radiant skin with dermaplaning? If so, you are warmly invited to schedule an appointment at ALC Medspa. The first step will be evaluating your skin. After the evaluation, the skin care professional working with you will be in the best position to give you advice on treatments that you can use to deal with specific issues, like fine lines and wrinkles. We want you to have healthy skin, which means that you will have attractive skin. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Gurnee!