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Facials Are Essential

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

By Lisa Trematore


Once Facials were considered a luxury only for the super-rich, but no longer because getting a good facial is now becoming another health essential such as going regularly to the dentist or getting a yearly check-up from your doctor. It is to your advantage to get a good monthly facial as it will go a long way in correcting and preventing sun-damage, and rejuvenating your skin.

At Charleston Lashes and Skincare, I use high performance products and medical grade serums during each facial. These medical grade serums are the best and the strongest on the market as well as the cleanest. Therefore each facial will make a lasting difference in how your skin looks and feels with each treatment building on the next.

Also, I will use both a SkinScope and a high-power MagView to look closely at the pores and determine if your skin is dry, oily or combination. At the same time I will determine how much sun damage your skin may or may not have, along with being able to see wrinkle depth up close. I will also be able to tell if your skin is hydrated or dehydrated. With all of this information, I will be able to give you a facial that will correct the oil and hydration levels of your skin and get rid of excess dead skin thereby helping your skin to "breathe". This overall process will also begin to get rid of sun spots and wrinkles. By using my advanced products I can usually solve current problems without medications that are hard on the body and may cause future health challenges. It's never too late to turn back the clock!

After assessing and treating your skin, I will be able to tell you what type of products to use to most benefit your skin and to keep the momentum going and keep your skin looking its best afterwards. I will also be able to tell you how often (during each week) and how aggressive you should be exfoliating. Most women assume (and the internet will tell you) that constant exfoliating is good for your skin. This is far from the truth! The extent of exfoliation that each individual needs varies from person to person and a good assessment will be able to give you that information and keep you from over-exfoliating and thereby prematurely aging your skin.

Another reason to get a good regular facial is it allows for a relaxing and collagen stimulating facial massage that will not only get lymph moving but will stimulate new collagen and elastin both of which production slows down as we age. If you are getting Botox or fillers, a monthly facial and massage is a must and especially important due to the fact that both Botox and fillers cause blood and lymph to stagnate and get blocked in the face. This will also cause you to prematurely age as these blockages will greatly slow down collagen and elastin production.

Postpartum hormonal changes sometime result in acne due to hormonal swings (plus stress, sleep deprivation, and about zero time for skin care). Postpartum acne can be especially stubborn and can sometimes require 2-4 deep purging facials that go a long way to help get your skin back to beautiful very quickly. Sometimes during pregnancy or post-pregnancy women will develop dark splotches on their forehead, upper lip, and cheeks, which will fade quickly with good treatments. Those patches known as melasma, or the "mask of pregnancy," are caused by an increase in the production of melanin, a skin pigment, during pregnancy.

I am also well trained to perform extractions in the most safe and effective manner as possible.These accumulations are actually toxins that build up on the surface of the skin. Extractions are done only when needed by prepping the skin properly to obtain the safest and most effective results.

A professional facial can be a rejuvenating and relaxing experience that greatly relieves stress and promotes relaxation and will go a long way in helping you feel your best.

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