As winter comes to an end and spring begins, the season welcomes change. But the transition of seasons is not at all friendly to our skin. As snow melts from the ground and gives way to lush and healthy green grass, our skin needs to discard dead surface skin cells that tend to build up during the cold, dry, and often unforgiving Michigan winters. Too frequently, people use harsh, abrasive methods for exfoliating their skin that cause more damage than good. Receiving a Glycolic Acid Treatment, or purchasing a Microdermabrasion or Clarisonic Cleansing Facial Brush are gentler, more effective ways to rid ourselves of our winter woes and get ready for spring with bright, glowing skin. All of these treatments can be used in sequence to create a skin rejuvenation plan.
A glycolic acid treatment is beneficial because it causes weakening of binding lipids that holds dead skin cells together. First, the alpha hydroxy acid allows the skin’s top layer to be exfoliated, gently leaving a healthy glow. Next, use microdermabrasion, a technique that incorporates light vacuum suction with a diamond-tip wand that effortlessly removes away the impurities, so your skin immediately feels refreshed and smooth. Finally, the Clarisonic Facial Brush is an at-home device that brings the spa to you, every day. Using the Sonic Frequency Brush System gives the skin a deep cleanse in just 60 seconds! Remember that after we achieve the exfoliation process, it is strongly recommended that you moisturize the skin because it will hold and retain more water, resulting in a natural, dewy glow.
Start preparing your skin for spring with one or more of these helpful treatments. Your skin will thank you for the much-needed attention, and in return will hold its moisture, regain its natural color, and reflect a shine that is as fresh as spring.
Robyn Smith, aesthetician, Abbasi Dermatology