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The Truth About Improving Your Skin

Most people book a facial right before a big event, it makes perfect sense to want a quick boost of skin love when you want to look your best. Now of course, a last minute facial can definitely deliver results in a pinch, but the real, long lasting results wont happen if you start two days before your wedding!

As much as we would love to have you leave our treatment room with “fixed” skin every time, that’s unfortunately not how skin works. The average skin cell turnover cycle takes 28 days, or approximately a month (Do you see why we recommend monthly facials?).

Depending on your age and other factors, the skin cycle is anywhere from 14, all the way to 90 days. It’s fastest in youth and slows down over time, which is also partly why all the damage from your childhood and early adult years start to show decades later.

The truth is that your skin still holds that damage from years ago and as we age and accumulate more skin damage over time, it starts to become more prevalent on the surface. This is usually why you end up in the treatment room!

The key to prevention and treatment of skin concerns, from dehydration to acne, to anti aging, is consistency. You need to be consistent with your professional treatments as well as your at home products.

Have you ever bought a new cream or serum and given up on it after a few days of not seeing results? Well, you’re not alone but the truth is, you need multiple weeks, if not months to truly know if it’s effective. Some of the best products give you pretty quick results- especially targeting problems like acne, hydration and moisture, but the full results wont show for a while.

Think about it this way… if you didn’t develop the problem in one day, the solution probably won’t come in one day either!

We know how big of an impact skin has on self confidence. Acne can be painful and disfiguring. Sun damage, lines, and pigmentation can make a big impact on how we feel when we look in the mirror. It may feel discouraging to hear that these issues are not quick or easy to fix.

There is good news though. There are many safe and effective treatments to address these issues, such as chemicals peels and facials. If you put in the time, your hard work will pay off! If you want to have the best skin of your life for a big event, start 6 months before!

Consider a series of skin treatments recommended by your aesthetician and commit to a simple and effective at-home routine. We want to help be your guide to the best skin of your life.

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