Facials are popular skincare treatments done largely to improve the look, feel and health of the skin on the face, neck and, in some instances, the back. Deep cleansing, enzymatic and acid based exfoliation, along with concentrated nutrients and hydration are among the methods used to invigorate the skin or treat certain skin conditions.
Facials are customized to the skin needs of each client ranging from acne prone, rosacea prone, dry, dehydrated and depleted skin. There are many different facial offerings available but finding a clinic that customizes the facial to your specific skin needs is key to a successful treatment.
What are the different skin types?
Skin falls into five categories—normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive. An individual’s skin type is partly linked to genetics as well as environmental factors and certain psychological factors like stress.
Normal skin has the perfect balance of sebum production and water based hydration in the dermal layer and is non-sensitive. The skin appears clean, free of imperfections with almost invisible pores. This type of skin requires very little maintenance. Regardless, normal skin benefits from facials that rejuvenate, moisturize or nourish the skin. This includes customized medi-facials and acupuncture facials.
Medi-Facials are designed to repair, restore, and rejuvenate the skin by utilizing active enzymes, acids, nutrients, amino acids, and antioxidants. Medi-facials are results-driven, and custom created for each client based on their specific skin needs and goals. The experience is very relaxing, but you’ll notice real changes in your skin due to the active ingredients and solutions used in these facials.
In acupuncture facials, needles are used to penetrate the skin at a depth of 1mm. The penetration boosts collagen and elastin production resulting in skin that looks younger, smoother and healthier. The acupuncture needles also “awaken” the skin bringing back a healthy glow by increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the face. This treatment also includes body needles to relax, de-stress, and improve your overall state of being.
Excess sebum or oil production results in oily skin. The skin appears shiny and is predisposed to clogged pores and acne outbreaks. This type of skin requires more maintenance to keep it looking clean and healthy.
Individuals with oily skin should opt for facials that include deep cleansing, enzymatic exfoliation, extractions, and customized nutrients to support oil output and inflammation. Adding blue LED Light therapy is very beneficial to fight acne causing p.acnes bacteria.
LED therapy, also known as colour light therapy, uses infrared lights in different colours that produce certain skincare results. Blue has acne-fighting properties, purple stimulates cell rejuvenation, and red promotes younger-looking skin by increasing the “energy” in your cells called ATP.
Dry skin lacks natural oils and moisture, making it susceptible to dehydration. Characterized by a dull, rough texture and barely visible pores, it is prone to redness, itching and cracking that can sometimes lead to infections.
HydraFacials are a great option. Hydrafacials provide a deep cleanse, thorough exfoliation followed by a vortex infusion of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid deep to the dermal layer. This layer is where all the water is found in your skin and is the key to hydrated healthy skin. Let’s not forget it is also home to your precious collagen and elastin, so you want to keep it juicy, supple and radiant.
Hydrafacials use a multi-step system to restore your skin back to it’s healthiest state. It begins with a deep cleanse and exfoliation treatment which is followed by a gentle acid peel and vortex extractions to remove and debris sitting in the skin creating a glowing healthy complexion. The treatment is completed with a vortex infusion of concentrated antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid that plumps and hydrates the skin on all layers. You can accelerate the benefits of this treatment by adding a booster.
Combination skin has areas that are oily and areas that are normal or dry. Usually, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) demarks the oily areas that are prone to acne outbreaks, while the remaining areas of the face are normal or dry. Areas need to be treated separately in a facial. A customized medi-facial will address your entire skin needs.
In microdermabrasion facials, we use a diamond tip to effectively exfoliate the dead, top layer of skin revealing fresh, healthy new skin.
Sensitive skin is skin that is highly reactive to certain stimuli. Allergic skin reactions like eczema or rosacea can also result in sensitive skin. Special care is required for this skin type.
Individuals with sensitive skin should avoid steaming and harsh exfoliation during facials. Opt instead for treatments that hydrate, gently exfoliate and soothe the skin like a customized medi-facial, hydra-facial and LED Light therapy.
Are you ready to schedule an appointment for a facial in Vancouver?
If you are clear on your choice of facials and are looking to schedule an appointment at a skincare clinic in Vancouver, contact us at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic. If you are still uncertain which facial you should choose, our experienced skin specialists can help you narrow your choices down to the most suitable options. With over 13 years of experience in skincare, your satisfaction is guaranteed.