Summer’s at its peak, and no doubt your skin is feeling it. Your cleansers and scrubs can only do so much to combat the daily sweat and makeup grime that the heat seems so bent on fusing into your pores. What can be done to give your face a clean slate (literally) and get it back to its healthy state?
That’s where HydraFacial comes in.
This facial treatment is taking the beauty world by storm and was recently awarded “Best Facial to Transform Your Skin” by New Beauty. What’s the big hoopla about this skin remedy? Can it really help your skin look healthier and purer than ever?
The Basics of HydraFacial
You may have heard of HydraFacial in publications like Allure or Marie Claire. It uses a special “vortex” system which gently exfoliates and pulls dirt and other residue out of your pores, and it also infuses a high dose of antioxidants into your skin. This dual benefit is what the HydraFacial has on other abrasion systems — it doesn’t just exfoliate, it actually leaves a positive impact on your skin so you’re cleansed and renewed.
How It Works
People often wonder how the system actually works. “Is it a facial? Is it a peel? I’ve heard it called hydradermabrasion…is it similar to microdermabrasion?”
Let’s put these questions to rest. It’s neither a facial nor a peel. It is similar to microdermabrasion in that it exfoliates, but that’s where the commonalities end. Microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand that buffs away dead skin and dirt. HydraFacial uses a totally innovative tool that infuses serums into the skin. The first serum (the exfoliation step) loosens and removes impurities. The second round of serum applies acids for an even deeper cleanse; this stage is where people commonly mistake HydraFacial for a chemical peel, but the main difference is that there is no actual flaking or peeling with the gentle HydraFacial system. The third step uses suction to lift away any residue, and the fourth step provides an infusion of antioxidants, growth factors, and peptides to protect and rejuvenate the skin cells. Sounds complicated? It’s not! The whole process takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the added benefits offered.
Aside from overall healthier skin, HydraFacial comes with a lot of other benefits: a smoother complexion, more balanced oil production and more even skin tone. It’s so quick and gentle that you can get one on your lunch hour and run back to work without fear of awkward redness or irritation. Whether you want a summer pick-me-up or need deep renewal, rest assured HydraFacial treatments are an incredibly effective way to give your skin some nourishing love.