As we know, living in Alaska brings harsh winter temperatures that strip away the thin layer of oil that keeps the skin protected and hydrated. This leads to dull, dry skin and overactive sebaceous glands. Professional treatments such as our deluxe facial help Anchorage women and men maintain their healthy glow and do away with fine lines and a dull complexion. A good at-home skin regimen is also important to not only enhance these professional treatments but also keep your skin healthy 24/7.
In this blog post, we’ll review 3 of the best treatments to keep your skin healthy and vibrant even when temperatures are in the single digits.
Dermaplaning is an anti-aging treatment that removes the outermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. It is removed by the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, butter-blade held at a 45-degree angle. Once the outer layer of the skin is sloughed away, a brighter, smoother complexion is revealed. The treatment also allows for better product absorption, and it conveniently removes vellus hair. Dermaplaning is also great for prepping the skin for at-home products like vitamin C serum and moisturizers, so you can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin as the cold days continue.
Facials are very customizable. They vary from one patient to another depending on your skin’s needs, but I will highlight some key aspects of most facials. They begin with the deep cleansing of the skin to rid the pores of build-up and impurities. This cleansing is followed by exfoliation, which clears away dead skin cells to rejuvenate the skin, reveal a brighter complexion, and allow products to penetrate the skin more deeply for maximum results. Antioxidant serums also are used to reduce inflammation. Face massage increases blood circulation, aids in lymphatic drainage, and allows oxygen to flow to the skin and facial muscles. To follow there are a variety of professional face masks that can be applied depending on what your esthetician feels your skin needs at that time.
This treatment polishes the skin using a diamond wand with suction to draw out debris and impurities. Men and women with fine lines, uneven pigment, and clogged pores will benefit most from microdermabrasion. The treatment increases circulation, allowing for more oxygen to the cells. This oxygenation helps with elasticity, and it also enhances product absorption by up to 50%. It is safe for all skin types and does not have any downtime. We often combine microdermabrasion treatments with our Essential Facial to maximize the skin’s hydration and the promotion of new skin cell growth.