As the lazy days of summer wane away and the crisp, cooler air of fall prevails, skin may look a bit drab from all the abuse of summer. Too much sun, loss of moisture and even clogged pores from sunscreen can leave your face screaming for a good exfoliation and rehydration.
The best way to remember to schedule a fall facial is to imagine the dry, falling leaves that drift to the ground in the autumn. Remember how they crunch when you jump in them or walk through them? Is your skin as dry as those dead, lifeless leaves? The changing colors of the leaves are your sign that it is time to remove dry dead skin, de-stress and get skin ready for the busy, but joyous holiday season.
Facials offer many benefits that will brighten your skin, help you feel invigorated and give your skin that youthful glow again. We start your treatment with a good cleaning followed by an exfoliating scrub to slough off dry, dead skin. It is gentle but offers enough abrasiveness to get rid of dry patches and dull color. It is estimated that skin rejuvenates every 28 days, so as you move from one season to the next, it is especially important to remove old skin and reveal new, fresh skin.
The exfoliation treatment is typically followed by a gentle massage. The massage will help restore circulation to your face and can even help reduce puffiness. Plus, it just feels glorious and eases away the stresses of back-to-school and end-of summer busyness. Most facials also include a massage of the neck area and possibly even arms and shoulders.
One of the more important parts of the facial is the application of products meant to nourish your skin and add important nutrients and moisture. Our skincare specialist will choose the best products for you based on your skin’s problem areas and will create a balance that restores health to your skin. The restoration portion of the facial may include a mask, toner, lotions and oils. It may be a one-step application or involve several stages of applying various products. Since facials are often customized to the client, each person’s facial experience is likely to be just a bit different.
A professional facial will go a step further than simply removing the drab buildup of damaged summer skin. Our skincare specialist will nourish and moisturize the fresh skin under all that old skin in preparation for the coming winter, when furnaces come on and air is naturally dryer and equally as hard on skin as it is during the summer months. By adding back the perfect balance of nutrients for your skin type, they will take you from end of summer drab to fall fresh fab . It will be the best hour or so that you spend this fall on your beauty routine.