Brushing your teeth is essential to oral health, but you’d never think of skipping your biannual visits for deep cleaning at the dentist’s office.
Your skin needs as much or more care than your teeth and gums do to stay healthy. Your skin, in fact, is your body’s first defense from pollutants, toxins, and allergens.
While cleansing and moisturizing your skin twice a day is important, it’s not enough to keep it strong and resilient. Whether you’re plagued with acne, fine lines, or brown spots, regular professional skin treatments resolve your issues and help your skin stay strong for life.
To keep your skin healthy, strong, and glowing, our team of expert dermatologists and aestheticians at The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York, recommend regular facials.
Not sure a regular facial is worth your time? Following are five reasons why it is.
1. Facials restore luster and health
When you look at children’s skin, you probably envy the evenness of their skin tone and healthy, oil-free glow. One of the reasons adult skin loses its tone and glow is because we don’t shed the outer layer of skin cells as often as we did in youth.
A facial every month whisks away that layer of dead cells that attracts dirt and prevents your skin from glowing. We may recommend microdermabrasion or a chemical peel to strip away dead skin and reveal the fresh, glowing skin underneath.
2. Facials help age spots and brown spots fade away
If your complexion is marred by splotches of brown or tan, you’ve undoubtedly suffered damage from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. In fact, sun damage is the main cause of the signs of aging skin, including brown spots and wrinkles.
A chemical peel or facial is custom-designed for your needs. We may include lactic acid or glycolic acid to remove the outer, damaged skin layer. Over time, your brown spots fade and the clarity of your skin is restored.
3. Facials resolve comedones and acne lesions
If you’re plagued by whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples, regular facials improve the quality of your skin so you’re less likely to develop acne or other skin problems. Chemical peels trigger a healing process in your skin that makes your pores healthier and less prone to clogging.
Your aesthetician also extracts blackheads and other comedones during the facial process, clearing your pores so they’re less likely to develop inflammatory lesions. Regular facials remove the dead skin cells and excess oil that contribute to acne lesions.
4. Facials smooth out fine lines
Your skin develops wrinkles and fine lines after it’s been damaged by the sun and loses its resilience. Skin that’s dry or that can’t easily shed its outer layers also is more likely to develop fine lines or wrinkles.
By removing dead skin cells and encouraging the production of more collagen and elastin, facials rebuild your skin to be stronger and smoother. Your fine lines and wrinkles gradually fade as the health of your skin improves.
5. Facials reduce the appearance of acne and other scars
A facial helps your skin cells turn over more quickly. It also instigates collagen production to build newer, healthier skin. Scars look different from your skin because they’re caused by disordered clumps of collagen that form when your skin attempts to quickly heal a wound.
By improving your skin’s health and promoting the production of more collagen, a facial helps your skin heal properly. Over time, your scars become more indistinguishable from healthy skin.
Improve your skin and maintain your glow by scheduling your first regular facial today. Contact our friendly team by phone or online form.