Getting a professional spa treatment is a treat for any man or woman. Although a facial or body treatment is relaxing and comforting, its effects fade quickly once you leave the spa. Here are some tips on how to extend your spa treatment results.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is a key ingredient in many skincare products. Water opens up the pores so that the product penetrates more easily into the skin. The skin is kept clean and clear of dirt and oil that create acne. Drinking several glasses of water every day helps to promote a healthy, glowing complexion.
Reduce Sun Exposure and Wear Sunscreen
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that increase the aging of skin. Too much sun damages your skin cells, which causes wrinkles, sunspots, and sunburns. All of these effects will ruin a professional facial completely. Reduce the amount of time that you spend in the sun, whether you’re at the beach or on the front porch. Limit your exposure to two hours a day. If you plan to spend more time outdoors, wear sunscreen with a SPF 15 minimum.
Too much sunlight is bad for your skin along with too much moisturizer. Exfoliating your skin too often causes dryness, redness, and irritation. Avoid stripping the skin of its vital nutrients right after you get the facial. Focus more on keeping the skin well hydrated and moisturized. Start exfoliating again after a few weeks.
Avoid Strong Skincare Products
Avoid using heavy creams, lotions or masks after a facial. Use light, gentle products that will not clog the skin and create more harmful conditions. Like too much exfoliation is bad, too much lathering of creams or lotions onto the skin is also bad.
Find Your Skin Type
Choose products based on your skin type. Some skin is naturally dry and requires a lot of moisturizing regularly. While other types of skin are oily and require special oil-free products. People with oily skin should avoid oil-based products for their skin altogether. The long-term results of a facial depends partly on the products that you use.
A professional facial or body treatment is beneficial, but its effects start to fade as soon as you step foot outside of the spa. To continue getting good results, you’ll either need to get treatments regularly or maintain your facial’s results using an at-home skincare regimen. Organic Elements Spa gives you the professional look, but it’s your job to maintain it at home. Visit our boutique spa in downtown Medford, Oregon, and view the wide range of organic spa therapies that we provide. Schedule an appointment today and get started.