There is no denying that winter is harsh on our skin. The low humidity both inside and out leaves skin dried out and dull with tons of buildup. That’s not exactly what we want as we head into spring. We want our complexion to be bright and new just like the world around us. The best thing you can do to get that bright, smooth complexion you want is to have a refreshing SkinTech Facial. A SkinTech Facial consists of ultrasonic cleansing, steaming, extractions, facial massage, facial mask, and ultrasound treatment. Let’s take a closer look at all of those to see what the benefits are for your skin.
Ultrasonic cleansing is a safe and effective procedure that is very skin friendly. It uses a specialized ultrasonic device to deeply cleanse your pores and exfoliate your skin without overextending or injuring your skin in any way. Ultrasonic cleansing takes less time than similar procedures and has the added benefit of gentle massage that stimulates blood circulation and promotes skin regeneration. It helps to clear blocked pores and exfoliates your skin giving you all the benefits of exfoliation such as diminished wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, better clarity, and a brighter complexion. Ultrasonic cleaning is painless and suitable for both normal and sensitive skin.
Facial steaming helps to open your pores, purge excess oils and toxins, increase circulation, and increase product absorption. The steam also deeply hydrates your skin and softens and loosens any debris in your pores that need to be extracted.
If you want clear and radiant skin, extractions are a must. Facial extractions involve the manual or mechanical removal of sebum, oil, and dead skin cells from clogged pores. An esthetician uses sanitized tools and gloved hands to perform the extractions. Extractions help give you a clearer complexion by removing blackheads and whiteheads, preventing future breakouts by decreasing pore congestion, promoting faster healing of blemishes, and improving product absorption.
Aside from being relaxing and relieving stress, a facial massage also has benefits for your skin. Massage increases circulation and oxygenation of the skin to promote healing and cell renewal. It relaxes tight muscles that contribute to wrinkles It moves lymph to carry away toxins, and reduces swelling and puffiness.
Face masks help to target specific skin concerns. If you have dry skin you may need a hydrating mask. If your skin is oily a purifying clay mask may be the best choice. And a tightening mask can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Masks stay on the skin for an extended period of time, usually 10 minutes or sometimes longer, and seal nutrients and moisture against your skin for better absorption and deeper penetration, which results in an immediately more radiant complexion upon its removal.
This treatment uses a specialized ultrasound device to create vibrations that open up the tiny spaces between your cells and open your pores to allow skincare products and serums to penetrate more deeply to increase their effectiveness. Ultrasound also stimulates collagen and elastin production to help firm and tighten the skin, decreases puffiness, increases circulation and oxygenation, and helps release toxins, open pores, and destroy bacteria for fewer breakouts.
For the ultimate spa experience, you can also add other services to your SkinTech Facial. These additional services allow us to pamper you to the extreme so that you leave us looking and feeling your absolute best. Some services that you might wish to add on include:
As you can see many of the components of a SkinTech Facial offer similar benefits. Each one on its own will provide wonderful results, but when you combine the with each step building on the benefits of the step before it the results are absolutely amazing.
The skincare experts here at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa are ready to help you shed that dull winter buildup and emerge with a bright new complexion for spring. Your esthetician will assess your skin and customize your facial with the best SkinTech products for your unique needs. Call us at 808-739-0400 today to book your appointment or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments on your mobile device. You’ll find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.