The Hydrafacial is quickly becoming one of the most sought after skin treatments available. With immediate effects and no downtime, it became obvious that this elite but affordable treatment was going to be a patient favorite. When is the perfect time to give this treatment a try? Right now, in the winter! Why? We are here to tell you!
THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION
We all know that staying hydrated is important to our overall health, because our bodies are made up of 70% water! What is the human body’s biggest organ? Believe it or not, it is the skin! Therefore, the skin stands to gain the most from hydration. That means, we not only need to drink enough water, but that external steps such as getting treatments like the Hydrafacial are also necessary in keeping our skin hydrated.
WHAT HAPPENS TO DEHYDRATED SKIN?
The outermost layer of the skin is responsible for flushing toxins and carrying nutrients to skin cells. Without the proper amount of moisture to do so, dead cells remain on the skin to clog pores and create uneven texture, and healthy cells become thinner, resulting in low elasticity and more wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can not only be visually unappealing, but it can have fairly uncomfortable and sometimes painful effects. Not taking the extra steps to treat our skin to some well deserved moisture can lead to cracked and even bleeding skin.
COLD WEATHER AND DRY SKIN
Chillier temperatures combined with lower humidity levels is a recipe for dry air, which can draw moisture directly from your skin. Even with avoiding the cold, harsh, winter winds outside, your skin is subjected to the dry elements of winter with indoor heat. Not only that, but our pores will contract in cold temperatures to preserve warmth, limiting the ability for oxygen to reach skin cells and help them regenerate.
BUT DOESN’T DRY SKIN MEAN LESS BREAKOUTS?
This is probably the biggest and most commonly believed myths regarding the skin. People often mistake drier skin, to less oily skin. However, when skin becomes dry, it actually reacts by over producing natural oils to compensate for the lack of moisture. These oils sit on the skin and form blemishes. Without excess moisture to form new and healthy skin cells, dead cells will camp out on the face and clog pores. Excess dead skin paired with excess oils can result in a full on break out!
MASKNE IN THE WINTER
Unfortunately, many of us are all too familiar with the term “Maskne”. Acne caused while wearing a face mask, aka “Maskne”, happens when our pores become clogged as a result of friction from certain materials, alongside heat and humidity under our masks. Exfoliation is key in preventing breakouts, but the ingredients found in at-home exfoliants, such as acids and retinol, have the ability to dry skin out. With our skin already susceptible to being parched and flaky in the winter, this is hardly ideal.
WHY THE HYDRAFACIAL IS THE SOLUTION
The common factor in all winter skin problems is a lack of hydration. Facials have obvious benefits for all skin types throughout the entirety of the year which includes the removal of dead skin cells, the cleansing of clogged pores and the relaxation of facial muscles. The Hydrafacial, however, uses a tool that makes extracting dead skin and ‘gunk’ non-invasive, and that manually infuses your skins special serum, which is customized based on your skins specific needs. This means, that your skin becomes more hydrated than it would with a regular facial, and during a time when it needs it the most. That means you can schedule your treatment regardless of any holiday commitments!
If you are looking to have an amazing Hydrafacial done in the Bucks County and surrounding area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300.
To learn more about our other services or treatments, please feel free to browse through our website or schedule your online appointment.
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