When it comes to a relaxing, easy, and budget-friendly way to keep your skin looking and feeling youthful and clear, facials can’t be beat. These simple treatments not only improve your skin’s health, but they’re also a way to give yourself the “me time” you need to glow and feel your best.
If you haven’t yet added regular facials into your skin care routine, you may wonder if they’re a necessity or just a luxury. Depending on your needs, they can be both.
At The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York, our skilled aestheticians and dermatologists recommend regular facials to help resolve skin issues. We offer a variety of facial treatments, including:
- Perfect 10 Peels
- Glycolic acid peels
- Jessner Peels
Would you benefit from regular facials? Following are five signs that you might.
1. Your skin looks dull
Energy is bright and vivid. Skin that looks dull and lusterless conveys fatigue. And that’s not the impression you want to give others!
The main reason skin loses its youthful glow is skin cells slow down their renewal process as you age. Instead of shedding old skin cells and replacing them with vibrant new ones, the dead cells collect on the surface of your skin.
Dead cells don’t reflect light or energy and give your skin a dull and matte appearance.
Regular facials slough away dead skin cells so newer, brighter cells come to the surface. Facial treatments also stimulate cell growth to help your skin continue to shine with youthful energy.
2. You have acne or blackheads
Clogged pores (i.e., follicles) lead to pre-acne lesions, such as whiteheads and blackheads, as well as full-out inflammatory pimples, zits, and cysts. Regular facials remove dead skin cells that can otherwise clog your pores.
In addition, exfoliating triggers a skin-renewal cascade that helps improve the quality of your follicles. Healthy follicles are less likely to clog or produce excess sebum (i.e., oil), the waxy substance that traps dirt and debris.
During your facial, we may also extract blackheads and whiteheads. Don’t try this at home; popping pimples and other lesions can damage your skin.
3. You have brown spots or discoloration
Skin mottled by areas of tan, brown, or gray doesn’t look as healthy as it should. Whether you have age spots, sun spots, freckles, or melasma, facials help even out your skin tone.
We customize your facial or chemical peel to meet your needs. If your skin could benefit from more clarity, we gradually fade your discoloration until your skin is spot-free.
4. You have fine lines and wrinkles
Thin, dry skin damaged by the sun tends to form wrinkles and fine lines. Aging skin also has less collagen and elastin, impairing its ability to “snap back” and hold its shape.
Facials trigger a skin-rebuilding process that prompts your body to produce more collagen and elastin. The dull, outer layer marred by fine lines is replaced by healthier skin less prone to wrinkling.
5. You have scars
Even if your days of battling acne are long over, you may be left with battle scars. Acne lesions often result in scars, especially if you had a habit of popping or squeezing your pimples.
Of course, you may have other types of scars on your face. By removing the outer layer of skin and prompting skin renewal, regular facials help improve the appearance of all facial scars, including acne scars.
Ready to relax your way to looking better and more energized? If you’d like to add facials to your regular skin care routine and see what brightening your skin can do, contact our helpful team by phone or online form today.