About Your Skin

The human body has a unique capability to heal itself. When functioning properly, it can kill invading viruses and bacteria, destroy cancer cells and prevent virtually all disease.  Your skin is no different.

The skin is the largest organ and each day we subject it to harsh environments, chemicals and unhealthy habits.  The skin is made up of several different components including water, proteins, lipids, different minerals, and different chemicals. Your skin is a barrier; its job is to protect you from germs and infections. (Fun Fact…the average person’s skin weighs 6 lbs!)

Throughout life, your skin will change constantly, for better or worse. In fact, the skin regenerates itself approximately every 27 days.  Proper skin care is essential to maintaining its health and vitality.  

What Damages Skin?

Every day we take our skin for granted by not protecting it.  Below is a small list of everyday things that harm our skin:

  • The Florida Lifestyle: Sun, Sand & Salt
  • Florescent Lights & Blue Light
  • Food and Eating Habits
  • Alcohol & Tobacco Use
  • Coffee
  • Cosmetics
  • Your Home’s Water
  • Pool Chlorine
  • Pollution/Chemicals
  • Stress
  • Sleeping Patterns & Position
  • Pillowcases

The Effects of Aging

 Unfortunately, as we age so does our skin, changes that are likely to occur are:

  • Skin becomes rougher.
  • Skin develops lesions and discoloration.
  • The loss of elastin and collagen in the skin causes the skin to hang loosely, lose its elasticity, and develop wrinkles.
  • Skin becomes more transparent, fragile, and bruises more easily due to the thinning and flattening of the skin and areas around it.
  • Skin becomes more easily bruised due to thinner blood vessel walls.

How Do Facials Help?

    Specialized products chosen by the esthetician or skin care specialist, for your individual skin and needs are applied in stages.  The products and their application are designed to optimize your skins ability to detox, hydrate, and rejuvenate.  Facials help to remove the effects of our harmful habits and environments, the specialized products aid the skin in replacing, restoring, and promoting the production of elastin and collagen in our skin to help keep it looking vibrant and youthful.

     You can certainly give yourself a basic facial at home.  However, there are many benefits to seeing a licensed esthetician.  The Florida Board of Cosmetology requires skin care specialists to pass a state exam and be educated in the following areas, amongst others:

  • Skin Analysis
  • Customized Facials
  • Facial Massage
  • Alternative Facial Techniques
  • Hair Removal
  • Exfoliation
  • Make-Up Artistry
  • Facial Machines
  • Nutrition
  • Science of Product Ingredients

Click Here for a list of Facial & Other Skin Care Services we offer

We Proudly Use BioElements(R) Skin Care Products for our Facials

The BIOELEMENTS(R)  Professional Formula Integrity

BioElements(R) blends the best of science and nature with natural botanicals, aromatherapy and pure essential oils.

  • NO artificial colorants
  • NO synthetic fragrance or perfume
  • NO parabens, DEA or phthalates
  • NO harsh irritants
  • NOT tested on animals
  • Dermatologist, ophthalmologist, and clinically tested for safety & efficacy
  • Scientifically tested results based on consumer perception studies
  • Real-world efficacy testing by top estheticians
  • Responsible packaging: anti-return air system tubes, recyclable glass, and pinpoint droppers to prevent oxidation and ensure optimum performance
  • Eco-friendly paper and ink

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