The Benefits of a Facial in Winter

FacialInWinterWinter is traditionally a time when we hunker down, stay in, and snuggle up in something comfy. Feet stay resolutely hidden inside boots and slippers, and there are fewer opportunities to flash those perfectly waxed legs. However, there are many benefits to slipping down to your beauty salon for a winter facial treatment which will not only leave you looking beautiful, but feeling great too.

Despite the lack of sunshine, our skin receives no reprieve from the harsh UV rays over winter. This coupled with the drying effect of wind and the lack of humidity in the air can leave your skin irritated, scaly and sallow.

A facial works to counteract these effects in three ways: by improving circulation, by providing deep cleansing, and by restoring moisture and hydration.

At the outset, it is important for your beauty therapist to do a thorough skin analysis and consultation. Our skin changes as we age, as hormones fluctuate, and as the seasons change. It is important that the right products are selected in order to ensure a beautiful result.

The reason we want to improve circulation to our face is to stimulate our own skin’s natural renewal, leaving a complexion which looks younger and feels smoother. This stimulation can take the form of exfoliants, masks or peels which removes the dead skin cells to reveal the new skin cells underneath.

Exfoliation also allows for ingredients to absorb more deeply into your skin, maximising the benefits.

Winter is also the perfect time to get into some fabulous peel treatments. From peels that you have done in your lunch hour through to treatment mask peels that are left on for 6 or more hours these all benefit different levels to give your skin deep exfoliation and stimulation that minimalizes fine lines, helps with pigmentation and smooth tone texture and can ultimately slow down the aging process

Deep cleansing is important for all skin types, but particularly those prone to blemishes. A facial includes cleansing which helps unblock your pores and promotes healing and restoration. Our daily cleansing regime might be adequate for makeup and grime removal but for skin that is truly clean, a facial gives an unsurpassed result.

Finally, the skin is nourished with a moisturizer matched to your skin type. In general, in winter we require more moisture and protection, which means we need to remain vigilant with our sun protection, in all four seasons.

Of course, forgetting about all the technical jargon for a moment and remember about one of the ultimate health benefits of a facial, and that is the deep relaxation, stress relief and inner warmth which come from taking time out to nurture ourselves.

Facials for people undergoing Chemotherapy

UndergoingChemotherapyA facial focused on restoring hydration to fragile skin can also be a relief for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Facials are an effective way of relaxing and moisturizing stressed out skin. During a specialized facial for chemotherapy patients, your skin will be treated with gentle products applied with careful attention and hygiene. We customize our treatments to fit unique circumstances, forgoing pore extractions (typically included), heavily scented

Having yourself treated with facial helps boost the circulation of blood in the skin products, and other aspects that may be uncomfortable depending on your needs. With this customized facial, dull skin is balanced and brightened, restoring a lustrous complexion.

Getting a facial helps stimulate collagen production

CollagenProductionThe protein collagen can be found in the dermal layer of the skin. Collagen provides support and elasticity for the skin. Collectively with elastin (a structure of protein which can also be found in the dermal layer of the skin), they form part of the connective tissues which are located underneath the epidermis. Due to old age and other harmful chemicals, our skin develops wrinkles. Wrinkles appear when the dermis starts to get thin and our skin cells breaks up slowly than usual. Having a facial, especially facial massage helps stimulate the production of collagen. This keeps our skin supple, firm and elastic even with old age.

Importance of Organic Facials

OrganicFacialBee’s facials and waxing products are all organic. No matter what kind of pampering you choose, you can rest easy that your body is not entering toxic overload!

Facials are important in the fall and winter because skin dries out from the wind and that yucky indoor forced air from our heating units. But, don’t do more harm than good by getting a facial that exposes your skin to harsh chemicals.

In addition to skin irritation, toxic chemicals in your beauty products can lead to cancer, infertility, and birth defects! This is serious stuff. Few are pointing out that one of our biggest cancer-causing culprits could be part of our daily beauty regimen!

Some of the ingredients you should be avoiding in your facial treatments whether at home or in a spa are:

  • Parabens

  • Phthalates

  • Propylene Glycol

  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)

  • Methylisothiazolinone

  •  Synthetic Fragrances

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No scalpels- required! Consumers are turning away from traditional face-lifts as they seek noninvasive measures found in the latest and greatest , face rejuvenating techniques in services offered at Bee’s Waxing Room. Bee is dedicated to make each of her clients feel like a naturally youthful woman (or man). In addition to delivering rapid results with no downtime, topicals, unlike surgical face-lifts, can improve skin’s long term health and surface texture.

Today’s formulas can actually improve the skins metabolism and repair functions. Topicals provide a source of nutritional building blocks, vitamins, and co-factors that assist in treating aging skin. Bernie believes in the power of Antioxidants, which are necessary for collagen-stimulating fibroblast activity. Combining Vitamin C with hyaluronic acid is an especially smart way to soften lines and wrinkles by plumping skin.

In addition, experts agree that the best way to enhance the benefits of those topical is with the use of equipment that can boost their penetration into skin via specific technologies like Radio frequency waves. Bernie uses an electrode that produces localized heat injury within the dermal and subdermal layers, as well as collagen contraction- all of which leads to tightened skin.

Bernie is well-known for the power in her hands by manipulating clients’ acupressure points. Acupressure is known to improve metabolism and blood circulation, unlocking doors to youthful complexions, reducing wrinkles, and tigening the dermis. For instance messaging the “third eye” point, located between the eyebrows, stimulates the pituitary gland and helps enhance cell regeneration.

Make an appointment with Bernie today. Her organic products combined with her extensive knowledge in skin care techniques are sure to impress. Most importantly, she will focus on every client’s individual skin care needs.