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Treatment Spotlight: Complexion Perfection Treatments
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How to Choose the Right Facial for You

With so many treatment options, selecting a facial for your skin can feel like a tricky task.   Basic facials are great for most skin types and conditions, dry to oily, and will contain a corrective cleansing and toning, an exfoliation, mask, infusion serum, and moisturizer with product selections customized for your skin.  Let’s break down the basic facial menu by skin condition and the results you’re looking for.

Acneic skin disorders occur as the result of excessive sebum or oil production that mix with keratonized dead skin cells inside the hair follicle. This creates a micro plug or comedone. There are a variety of lesions that appear as blackheads, pimples, pustutles, papules, cysts, and nodules. They can appear on the face, chest, and back. There is a classification for lesions that helps us discern the severity of acneic skin conditions presented by Dr. Kligman. He gives us the grades of acne 1- 4.

Glycolic acid is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family, naturally occurring acids found in many foods. These acids include Glycolic Acid from sugar cane, Lactic Acid from milk, Malic Acid from apples, Tanic or Tartic Acid from grapes and Citric Acids. The leading AHA is glycolic Acid. The microscopic structure of Glycolic Acid enables it to achieve the greatest penetration into the skin layers bringing about the most dramatic results.

When Glycolic Acid is applied to the skin in the form of a professional peel, it dissolves a glue-like substance in the epidermal layer that causes a build up of dead skin cell layers. These dead skin cells make the skin appear dull, coarse and dehydrated. Glycolic Acid loosens this cellular cement and safely lifts away hardened dead skin cells.

Glycolic Acid is a phenomenal resurfacing agent that noticeably lightens hyper-pigmentation areas, helps to clear acne and reduce acne scarring. It is also a powerful anti-aging tool showing unparalleled results for smoothing and firming the skin.

Benefits of exfoliating with glycolic acid:

  • Smooth and soften skin’s texture
  • Exposes healthier more hydrated skin cells
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Increases number of skin cells in the Dermis
  • Postpones aging and deeper wrinkles
  • Assists in lightening hyper-pigmentation
  • Reduces the formation of blackheads and acne
  • Corrects acne oily prone skin
  • Improves skin elasticity

It is not uncommon for Glycolic Acid to sting upon application, especially during the early stages of use. Generally, the skin quickly adjusts and stinging dissipates after a few minutes. Post peel the skin may be slightly red for 24 hours and will recover quickly. There is no post peel down time.

At home maintain your body peel results with the Enhancing Glycolic Body Lotion—a rich, body lotion with an exfoliating action that dissolves dead-skin cell buildup allowing the moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the dry areas where it is most needed. Exceptionally hydrating yet absorbs quickly. Get some today and rock that summer dress with smooth beautiful skin.

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