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What's Special About Spa Skin Treatments

Dec 28, 2007
Probably everyone's goal is to have clearer, younger-looking, and healthy skin. There are definitely several kinds of treatments available to help you achieve any of these desires. Let's talk about the different skin care treatments you can try.

Option 1: Spa Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing techniques are used in spas to treat blemished, aging, and damaged skin. Resurfacing methods include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser peels. With microdermabrasion, crystals scrape off the topmost layers of the skin that are damaged. They also slough off dead skin cells that clog pores and cause acne. Microdermabrasion is often used to reduce the depth of acne scars and even out the skin tone.

On the other hand, chemical peels use chemicals such as AHAs and Phenol to gradually strip away damaged skin. Chemical peels are often used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the condition of your skin, either milder or stronger chemicals may be used, and therefore side effects can vary.

Finally, laser treatment can also treat damaged skin, but more specifically acne. Laser treatment uses a fine laser beam that targets affected areas and reduce inflammations. Laser treatments are effective because of their high accuracy and precision. However, they can be costly.

Option 2: Facials

If you feel that spa skin resurfacing techniques are a bit intrusive you can always try regular facials. These often involve a professional applying special cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing products on your skin. Most spas also offer facial steams and toning masks as part of their service.

The aim of spa facials is to free the pores from excess oils/sebum, bacteria, debris, and other semi-solid matter; slough off dead skin cells, promote good blood circulation, and encourage healthy skin cell turnover through exfoliation; tone the skin by cleaning and tightening the pores; help skin retain its elasticity through sufficient hydration. Results depend on what products are used and treatment generally costs more than an at-home facial treatment.

Option 3: At-home Spa Treatment

You can definitely have that spa-quality treatment at home. Whether you've had surgical treatments or not, it's important to have a daily skin care regimen to maintain healthy skin. All you need are the basic, very simple steps to healthier skin: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize.

There are many brands that offer skin care systems that already come with a cleanser, exfoliating product, and moisturizer specially designed to work together as one treatment comparable to spa facial treatments. Most systems contain a cleanser that removes dirt and bacteria but is gentle enough (pH balanced) to sooth your skin. Look for an exfoliating product that contains only natural ingredients like AHAs from fruits to strip off damaged skin in the gentlest manner possible and finally, a moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and helps in the healing process.

Find a skin care system with hypoallergenic, comedogenic, and pH balanced products, as this type of skin care system is non-irritant and gentle enough for your skin.
About the Author
Cavyl is an avid researcher of spa skin treatments and runs a successful blog dedicated to providing reviews, tips and information for the benefit of the customer. For more great free tips, please visit my blog at http://www.skincaretreatmenttips.com
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