Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Care at Lotus Day Spa
1. Why should I get a professional facial?
Getting a facial is primarily about improving the look, feel, and health of your skin. A professional facial will fully treat your skin in a way that you simply can’t at home. It’s also a good idea to have a skin care therapist help you address changes in your skin depending on age, environment and hormones. A professional facial affords you a knowledgeable, licensed esthetician who will provide personalized skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. At Lotus Day Spa my facials are not only therapeutic and customized to your skin type; they are extremely relaxing and rejuvenating! The biggest complaint I have is people can’t stay awake long enough to enjoy every last minute of it.
2. How often should I get a facial?
That depends on several factors – your skin type, skin condition, skin care goals, your budget, age, and time. On average, getting a professional facial once a month is ideal for someone who wants to take good care of their skin. That’s because the skin is a living organ, and it takes about 30 days for the cells to move up to the surface, where they flatten out and die. A professional facial stimulates the sloughing off process of dead skin cells which keeps the skin more toned and youthful looking.
Your SKIN TYPE also determines how often you should get a professional facial. If you have oily, acne-prone skin with break outs you should get a facial every two weeks until it is cleared out and calmed down. As your skin improves, you can stretch it out longer until you are on a schedule where your skin stays relatively clean and clear. If you have normal, combination and dry skin, a once-a-month treatment is usually fine.
Your SKIN CONDITION will also determine how often you should schedule a professional facial. If you want to address a certain condition, such as sun damage and hyper-pigmentation, your best option is to have a series of treatments such as peels and microdermabrasion. This is not a hype and I am not trying to sell you treatments to make more money. As a matter of fact, I personally will never hard sell you into anything. I will make my professional recommendations and the choice is yours to make.
Your SKIN CARE GOALS. If you want to have your best possible skin for a lifetime, find a reputable esthetician early in life, get on a good skin care regime, and follow it. Having said that, it’s never too late to have healthier skin. I had horrible sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, and stage four acne when I went to Esthetician School. As I mentioned in my ABOUT page, I had the worst skin in the class so I know from personal experience how detrimental it is to your self-esteem. I made it my GOAL to remedy the problems and I can proudly say my skin looks better at age 60 than it did at age 45.
AGE can also determine the frequency in which you get a professional facial. Unless they have oily skin and breakouts, younger people can usually get facials less frequently because their skin generates new cell growth faster. As you age, you might go more often and spend more on treatments that are done in a series such as peels, and microdermabrasion.
BUDGET and income affects how much money you have available for facials and skin care. That is why I make my treatments as affordable as possible. Try to get a facial at least every three months and make an investment in quality products.
TIME is an issue for a lot of us. It’s easy to say we don’t have enough time to get a professional facial. Your face is your first impression to the world and it makes sense to show that you take the time to care for yourself. After a while you can’t hide behind that make-up. In fact too much make-up will only make you look older and contribute to congested, enlarged looking pores. I use myself as an example. I began wearing more and more make-up as my skin conditions worsened. I was too embarrassed to even leave from getting a facial without putting on my make-up. As my skin conditions improved I slowly got used to the idea of “less is more”. Now, the most make-up I use, other than eye make-up, is a tinted moisturizer.
I also offer express facials and microdermabrasion….a no frills treatment that gives you a therapeutic facial in the least amount of time. Another favorite for those who have limited time is my “Half Lotus“, one of my Signature Treatments. It is a half hour of back, neck, and shoulder massage, and a customized forty-five minute facial which includes a foot massage. What more could you ask for in pampering with therapeutic benefits.
3. Can the right facial shrink large pores?
Like other skin characteristics, pore size is mostly determined by genetics. Fair skin people have smaller pores, while those with olive or darker skin have larger pores.
Pores are openings of your hair follicles and each one contains a sebaceous gland that produces oil. If you have dry skin your pores may seem almost invisible: if your skin is oily, your pores are more noticeable. Pores are larger around the nose, chin and forehead; where you have the largest glands.
Pore size may also be affected by normal fluctuations in skin condition and aging. When dead skin cells and oil get trapped inside of those tiny skin openings, a pimple may form. Over time, pores may enlarge permanently. Prolonged and cumulative exposure to the sun weakens the collagen that supports the pores and keeps them tight, and that’s why pores may become more visible as you age.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids, and fruit acid peels can rejuvenate and make pores appear smaller. Microdermabrasion resurfacing can also be effective treatments for improving your skins appearance.
4. How long has sugaring been around?
Sugar hair removal dates back to 1900 BC with honey most likely used as the original base. Having smooth, hair-free skin was considered to be a standard of beauty in Ancient Egypt , as they placed a high importance on aesthetics and cosmetics. Women of those times did not have the luxury of modern day showers and deodorants and found it suitable for hygienic reasons to remove their public and underarm hair. They were so impressed with the effects that they began removing all body hair.
Sugaring was brought into England in 1984 by a Tunisian lady who realized there were very few women who possessed the art of sugaring. The art of sugaring was then born in the UK.