Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and it functions in many ways to regulate and protect us! The skin allows for sensations, heat regulation, absorption, protection, excretions and secretions and it’s chief function is to eliminate toxins. It is our protective covering and needs to be a it’s best condition to be able to function at it’s peak performance! Taking care of the skin we are in means keeping it clean, feeding it well and protecting it from damage. This is not simply for the face but for the entire body. However, for the sake of time and space I will focus on facial skincare in todays blog!
UV radiation is the number one cause of the signs of ageing and skin damage. Protect your beautiful skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen/block with a high percentage of minerals such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. At About Face Laser and Medical Aesthetics we carry Tizo brand, which boasts that high level of minerals in a safe and non-irritating base. Avoid chemical sunscreens which have been found to disrupt hormone levels.
Keep your skin clean using a cleanser meant for the face that does not contain harsh chemicals or surfectants. Maintaining the delicate balance of the acid mantle and the natural pH of the skin is very important. The skin protects us from environmental damage and pathogens (disease causing germs) by creating a slightly acid environment on the surface of the skin. Stripping away this mantle of protection leaves you vulnerable. Using soap on the skin is not advised. It will dry your skin and removes the protective covering. Cleanse your skin morning and night.
Provide your skin with the proper nutrition from the inside by eating a wide variety of whole foods and three litres of clean water every day. Feed your skin from the outside by offering it treatments and protection using professional skincare that has been chosen for you by a qualified aesthetician with experience in skin analysis and that has good product knowledge. Our synergistic line of skincare products from Rejudicare are fantastic for treating every skin condition. They are uncomplicated, easy to use and have excellent ingredients.
The needs of our skin change with the seasons. The skincare that you are using in the winter months is not the skincare that you require in the summer months. At the minimum, have a professional facial at the change of every season to assess your specific needs and use the best skincare products to ensure the best skin with a radiance and healthy glow. Ask your aesthetician for advice! She should be able to provide you with specific direction and specific treatments for you that make sense and fit your lifestyle.
Call 519-542-0079 to book a cleansing facial with one of our amazing aestheticians at About Face Laser and Medical Aesthetics! Our experience and commitment to your skincare needs is exactly what your skin needs!
Always the best for you, Carolyn Vandersluis
owner and operator of About Face Laser and Medical Aesthetics