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Facials: An Essential Beauty Ritual

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Q. What treatments are best for winter skin?
Winter is harsh on the skin and cold temperatures draw out moisture, leaving skin dry and dehydrated. To restore moisture, look for hydrating treatments and gentle exfoliation.

Facials are an important beauty ritual that’s part of a healthy skincare routine. Fillers and Botox® can address deep facial lines and lack of facial volume, while facials and a skilled aesthetician are able to provide you with a hands-on, accurate assessment and plan to keep up your new glowing skin!

Our 4-Layer Facial is designed to restore moisture and vitality to skin. Layers of European seaweed rejuvenate, tone and help firm the skin dramatically. Massage soothes, then a cool seaweed mask followed with a mineral rich thermal mask allows total penetration of the layers. Immediate results are younger-looking skin with visibly renewed moisture. If you need a little exfoliation, try our BioActive Peel, designed to work with the skin’s chemistry, not against it. It safely removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for a smooth, radiant complexion.

Q. What are your tips for at-home winter skin care?
A. Moisturize more. Your first impulse might be to reach for the richest cream you can find. But it’s not the viscosity of the product that makes the difference. You will want to choose a cream with active ingredients that penetrate the layers of the skin.

If moisturizer isn’t enough, try boosting your skin’s hydration with an oil. The skin’s barrier is made up of many types of lipids, including collagen, fatty acids and peptides. When the skin doesn’t have enough of these, essential water can be lost, resulting in dehydration and flaky, dry spots.

Flakiness is a persistent problem during winter. If your skin gets dry and flaky, try an at-home exfoliator once a week to continue to get that “just had a facial” glow. Ingredients such as salicylic acid are great for removing cellular debris and can stimulate a more luminous complexion. Just make sure not to overdo your exfoliation!

Remember, it takes regular visits to an aesthetician and a great skin care routine to maintain smooth, dewy and youthful skin. ■

Written by: Andrea Blea

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Andrea Blea took over Rumors Salon and Spa in 2015. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She works alongside nine staff members who are all certified in multiple disciplines in the beauty industry. She has built Rumors’ solid reputation on the consultative approach towards color, skincare and product knowledge. Andrea also focuses on continuing education for her staff. They are highly trained four times a year on the latest techniques. Her passion at Rumors is color and skincare. She strives to provide an individual  experience for every client who walks into the salon.