Trying to achieve gorgeous, glowing skin can be tricky business – especially since there are a lot of things to consider! The most important thing that needs to be considered with your skin care routine is your skin type. Each skin type has specific needs that will need to be taken into consideration when:
- Buying cleanser
- Purchasing moisturizers
- Getting a facial
If you want to give your skin a boost, spa treatments at Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique and Spa are a great option. However, with so many different types of facials available, how can you pick the one that will benefit your skin the most? Every person’s skin is different and your facial should be customized based on your skin at the time of your appointment. Every time that you get a spa treatment, your skin should be re-evaluated and the best treatment should be chosen at that moment.
Different treatments are needed for dry skin since it lacks natural oils and lipids which make your skin prone to dehydration. Your skin’s cycle of natural exfoliation slows down due to the lack of water.
With this skin type, to get your skin from flakey to fabulous, you will want a facial that includes gentle exfoliation and enzymes. Your dry skin will need both water and oil to balance it out which means that a facial mask will be a great option since it will help the products penetrate your skin. As your mask hardens, any products on your face underneath of it will be pushed into your skin. The end result is skin that is left feeling refreshed and hydrated.
If you have this skin type, your skin produces more oil than it needs. The extra oil that your skin produces is a magnet for “debris” such as:
- Skin Cells
This congestion becomes hardened, similar to how plaque hardens onto your teeth. When you get a spa treatment, you will want a facial that includes a chemical exfoliant such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid. This type of facial will be able to penetrate your pores and will melt the congestion away from your face. If you have oily skin, you will most likely need extraction to remove debris that has hardened on your face. These are otherwise known as blackheads! You will not want to try these extractions at home. Instead, let your trained esthetician safely do this during your spa treatment, to avoid irritating your skin.
This skin type includes both oily and dry areas. Therefore, these areas will need to be treated separately during your facial. If you have combination skin, the following are great options:
- Chemical exfoliant
- Enzyme exfoliant
- Microdermabrasion exfoliant
In the T-zone, you will most likely need extractions to remove congestion that has accumulated. Your face could also benefit from a treatment mask to soothe your skin and replenish lost water.
This type of skin can be challenging to work with since it can be:
- Oily/acne prone
- A variety of skin type combinations
With the varying skin types that come with maturing skin, multiple issues may need to be addressed during your spa treatment. Your licensed esthetician will begin by focusing on your specific skin type. Following this, to create younger, healthier looking skin, we will work on increasing circulation along with saturating your skin with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
During a spa treatment, your esthetician will have to be extra careful with your skin if you suffer from sensitive skin. Your skin will still need to be exfoliated to remove dead cells that have built up, but to avoid irritating your skin, will need to be exfoliated gently. The best facials for sensitive skin are those that use enzymes as an exfoliant. Products that do not have excessive fragrances or irritants in them will be your best option.
Caring for Your Skin at Home
Following your spa treatment, you will want to be sure that you are properly caring for your skin at home. Tips that you can follow in between facials include:
- Cleansing daily to remove debris
- Using a toner following your cleanser to rehydrate your skin
- Exfoliating to help shed the natural cycle of dead skin
- Moisturizing to replenish water loss
- Protecting your skin from inhibiting free radicals and shielding it from UV damage by using sunscreen daily
Regardless of your skin type, everyone should follow these steps in between visits to Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa. The products that you use will vary based on your skin type. Our licensed esthetician will recommend the products that are best for your skin. To schedule a complimentary consultation at our boutique, call us today at 954.524.2300.