I'm 26 years young and I've yet to get botox or filler. I'm not even sure if they're the same thing... I do know that the elasticity in my skin is already declining and when I look in the mirror at age 26, compared to when I was 18, I do see more fine lines. I was recently inspired to make more of an effort when it comes to taking care of my skin. I want to correct what can be corrected and preserve as much as I can in the most natural way. I got to thinking about my everyday skin care regimen and knew I needed to learn more.
I met Sarah, one of the estheticians at Earth Savers, and immediately feel in love with how passionate she is about educating her clients on proper skin care. I explained to her what my skin care regimen was, told her about my concerns, and after my hydrofacial she made some suggestions.
If there's one suggestion I can make to my readers it's to make an appointment at Earth Savers, met an esthetician and let her get to know your skin. Elaborate on your current skin care regimen and then let them give you suggestions. I was blown away with how much I learned after just one facial.
So what exactly happens during a hydrofacial?
Is the cleansing and exfoliating step. Similar to microdermabrasion, it gently exfoliates while simultaneously shooting out an AHA solution (lactic and glycolic acid) to cleanse and give a light chemical exfoliation.
Is the extraction step. This step uses a BHA solution (salicylic acid) to loosen up dirt, oil and impurities in the pores, while the suction gently removes it.
Is the hydration step. This step is a blend of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides to ‘feed’ the skin and plump it back up.
As you can imagine, after these three thorough steps, my skin is still reaping the benefits. Thanks to Sarah at Earth Savers, I learned more about my own skin and can now properly care for and correct in the most efficient and natural way possible.
All selections and opinions in this post are my own. Special thanks to Earth Savers for sponsoring this post.