We live in a “more is better” culture, but when it comes to skin care (especially skin care with active ingredients), you probably apply too much. There are negative consequences when you apply too much product to your skin, both physically and financially. Keep reading to learn how you can get the best results from your skin care.
Why Too Much Product is Bad
At best, applying too much skin care product can be ineffective and at worst it can be harmful to your skin.
- Applying too much product can inhibit proper penetration, leading to less effective results. If the product is highly concentrated or has strong active ingredients, you can actually damage the skin by applying too much.
- If applied too heavy it can lead to an undesirable effect, like breakouts or irritation.
For example, if you use too much cleanser and don’t rinse it off all the way it could lead to irritation. If you apply too much of a facial mask it can impair its performance (especially if it needs to dry completely).
- Even if you’re using a very mild formula that doesn’t result in irritation, your skin will only absorb a certain amount of product. The excess skin care will sit on top of your skin without being absorbed and will eventually evaporate or rub off. This wastes product and money.
When you choose high quality, professional grade skin care, like Skin Script Rx, you don’t need to apply a heavy layer of product or use a large amount.
Skin Care Amount Guidelines
Exfoliating 1-2 times per week is a must for anyone looking to have clearer and healthier skin. But honestly, who has time to think about adding exfoliation to a skincare routine when all you really want to do when you get home is curl up with a glass of wine? That’s where adding a dermaplaning treatment to any facial at Circle of Light Massage & Spa comes in to save the day.
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective method of physical exfoliation. It involves using an ultra-sharp surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the surface of the skin – removing the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
It sounds scary, but when performed by a trained and experienced esthetician, it is completely painless, safe, quick and the results are immediate. Your complexion is left healthier, brighter, smoother and clearer as soon as the treatment is over. And because your skincare products will penetrate better, you’ll see the results last and your skin improve over the next several weeks.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING IDEAL FOR?
Anyone with acne-scarring, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone is an ideal client for dermaplaning. Mature and aging skin types with fine lines or wrinkles, would also benefit from this treatment. Being a physical exfoliating method, dermaplaning is especially safe for pregnant and lactating mothers who cannot get chemical peels.
However, dermplaning is not necessarily ideal for oily skin types - particularly those with active acne should wait until lesions or breakouts completely heal.
WHO PERFORMS THE TREATMENT?
Estheticians at Circle of Light go through extensive training and hands-on certification for Dermaplaning. So rest assured that you’ll be in great hands when getting a treatment with us!
At, Circle of Light, we offer Dermaplaning as an add-on to any of our facials or as a stand-aloe Express Treatment!
QUESTIONS ABOUT DERMAPLANING
Dermaplaning is the old-new kid on the block, and we know you have a lot of questions. So, let’s start by answering a few:
Are you convinced yet about Dermaplaning? We here at Circle of Light Massage & Spa love this treatment for our customers, and we know the results speak for themselves. Shoot us an e-mail or give us a call if you have any other questions or thoughts to share about dermaplaning. We would love to hear from you!
Tags: acne, antiaging, dead skin, dermaplaning, facial, hyperpigmentation, peach fuzz, scalpel, wrinkles
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The Gentleman's Facial
Our Gentleman's Facial is ruggedly tailored to meet a man's specific skincare needs. This unique treatment can be specially tailored to fit each client's skin type and includes beard care, if needed.
Specifically designed with men's skin care goals in mind, allow us to re-energize and rebalance your skin for a more youthful appearance. This facial will increase the skin's much-needed moisture, calm irritations/razor bumps, as well as minimizes expression lines and wrinkles.
Note: We recommend that you not shave immediately beforehand. Shaving can leave your skin feeling tender and sore, so the day or evening before is more appropriate.
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Winter skin care tips to help you stay dewy and radiant during a hectic holiday season and the winter months that follow!
Cold days have arrived. Before your skin has a chance to feel the effects of the cold, dryness and wind, bolster your skin care routine with these natural tips that will keep it feeling invigorated, fresh and soft.
Stay hydrated. By keeping your body hydrated, your skin will naturally follow suit. If you have a hard time remembering to sip your H2O, learn to make a habit out of it by setting a reminder in your phone or even try something silly—like taking a sip every time you glance at the digital clock and the last digit is an odd-number.
Swap your moisturizer. Use a rich, oil-based moisturizer during the winter months. This will help seal water in your skin and will keep it more moisturized than water-based face lotions. As always, choose organic and know your ingredients!
Hydrate with a humidifier. Winter naturally brings low humidity, but your furnace can decrease humidity as well. Invest in a good humidifier, or several to place throughout your house to keep moisture in your home.
Munch on veggies. Cucumbers and celery naturally contain a lot of water—which makes them a perfect snack when you’re trying to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Orange and yellow veggies, like sweet potatoes, carrots, red peppers and pumpkin, are great for your skin due to the antioxidant, beta-carotene. And to boost your consumption of vitamins A, B and E, as well as your iron and omega-3s, add some spinach and other dark leafy greens to your plate.
Get your omega-3 fats. According to Dr. Mercola, if the tops of your hands aren’t soft and smooth, this may indicate you are deficient in omega-3 fats. Find these essential fatty acids in salmon, olive oil and walnuts; be sure to choose organic and stick with wild-caught Alaskan salmon.
Avoid chemical-filled soaps. Not only is your skin your largest organ but it’s highly permeable—meaning that what you put on your skin is likely going into your body and bloodstream. Plus, antibacterial soaps, skin care products containing alcohol and fragrance-filled soaps strip your skin of natural oils. Choose natural, organic soaps and avoid fragrances, instead choose essential oils.
Turn down the heat. It feels great to slip into a tub of hot water in the winter, but some of us have the habit of overdoing it a bit with the temperature of our H2O. The heat of the water mixed with your soap depletes the natural oils on your skin, which will cause it to dry out faster. If you get out of the shower and your skin is red and itchy, this is a sign that the water is drying out your skin.
Dab on some coconut oil. Virgin organic coconut oil serves as a highly effective product for skin care. Coconut oil fights free radical damage, possibly due to its high levels of ferulic and p-coumaric acid, and its natural antioxidant properties keep your skin looking youthful.
Sip pomegranate juice. This bright red fruit is packed with polyphenol antioxidants which not only fight free radicals but studies have shown that they may prevent cell aging.
Gently exfoliate. As the body ages, its natural ability to regenerate new layers of skin slows down. Gentle exfoliation will slough off old skin cells and reveal fresh, glowing skin.
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