It’s probably safe to say that facials fall precariously low on the list of priorities for the majority of American women, but it’s high time that changed. Who doesn’t need a spa day at least once a month anyway? In a society where fast-paced, high-stress days are the norm, a facial is a great way to unwind and care for the skin that helps you face the world each day.
Let’s take a moment to look to the facial capital of the world: France. As early as age 15, french women begin taking preventative measures now instead of trying to reverse aging later. This typically looks like a daily moisturizing routine, 2-3 at home facials per week, and a spa facial at least once a month. All it takes to confirm the success of the French’s ability to age gracefully is a quick click on Google and “Voila!”; it appears to be the general consensus.
Even if you’ve missed the starting mark of a skin care regimen at age 15 (which is likely most of us), it’s never too late to start now. There are products and facials to help damaged skin, and maintain it once it’s healthy. When choosing a facial, it’s important to keep in mind that skin needs change as we age. So where should you start?
20s: In your 20s, firming shouldn’t be your concern so it’s best keep treatments basic. However, you should consider laying the groundwork for maintaining that youthful glow for years to come. At BodyScapes, we offer the Organic Balancing Facial that balances and hydrates by using an organic blend of products, the perfect way to lay a foundation for the future. Or, if you’ve ever struggled with acne, consider our Acne Facial. It treats acne by cleansing and rebalancing your skin, as well as helps to correct signs of acne-related damage.
30s: As you approach your mid-30s, it’s important for you to choose a treatment like micro-needling to stimulate collagen and minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Some great preventative aging treatments that we offer are the Skin Pen treatment or the Microdermabrasion Facial. For moms on the go, consider our 30-minute Mini Facial.
40s: More pigmentation and redness in the face is common at this age. Laser treatments are the perfect option to correct both—especially broken capillaries. At BodyScapes we offer laser treatments, but if you’re looking for something with a shorter recovery time, consider our Hydra Facial, which specifically targets fine lines and wrinkles with a hydro-dermabrasion treatment, infusing antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid.
50s and up: During your 50s, there comes a shift in hormones which causes a loss in hydration. Our Ageless Anti-Aging Facial is best for treating this hormonal change by hydrating mature skin as well as reducing wrinkles. We also recommend regular oxygen treatments combined with the occasional laser treatment. Clients in their 50s also complain about sagging skin—Juvaderm fillers and Skin Pen treatments help tighten the jowl/neck area, so contact us today to see which one is best for you.
If you decide you want to go all out, try our Liquid Facelift. For $1600, you can get the works – Dysport, Silk, and Lyft from Restylane will take care of any crow’s feet, nose to mouth lines, atrophied lips, forehead wrinkles, and more.
If you’re uncertain about what type of skin you have aside from age, we’ve found a quick quiz that helps you understand what regimen you should be doing at home on a daily basis. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, one of our specialists would be happy to assist you. Call us today at (806) 797-SKIN!