Strong, resilient skin is essential to maintaining a complexion that looks young and healthy throughout your life. The best way to establish resilient skin is to support your skin’s cell metabolism. If your skin is producing one new cell layer a day it will have achieved optimal thickness and strength to protected itself from damaging irritants and age inducing environmental factors. Unfortunately, as we age our skin’s metabolism starts to slow down. Sometimes it takes as much as three times longer for skin cells to replace themselves. Skin becomes thinner and less able to protect itself. It’s less able to hold onto moisture (which then interferes with skin’s ability to take up vital nutrients). A spiral effect of aging results. A stronger skin is less likely to age as quickly or develop lines, wrinkles or uneven pigmentation.
In-Spa one of the best treatments you can do for building skin resistance is to have an LED Photo Facial. LED or Light Emitting Diode Therapy is great for anyone who’s skin is thin, delicate, needs healing (such as sensitive skin or inflamed, acne prone skin) or just wants to keep skin strong and well toned. LED is painless, non-invasive and requires no down time. It works by stimulating the mitochondria (or powerhouse) of the cell. The mitochondria is like the cell’s engine. It converts nutrients (food) into fuel which then gives cells energy allowing them to do all their metabolic activities which keep skin cells alive and healthy. Increased metabolisnm speeds up the reproduction rate of cells which then builds stronger skin.
LED light comes in different wave lengths. The red LED light is the best for anti-aging because it speeds up production of collagen and elastin fibers which support skin firmness and helps replace older, damaged tissue. This works particularly well when combined with Peptide Serum Concentrates. Peptides also contribute to collagen production and unlike AHA’s and Retinols it can do this without irritating sensitive skin. Peptides should be used in conjunction with LED in the spa but also one should support this treatment by using Peptides at home. The most effective peptide formulas are serum concentrates because they contain high enough levels of this potent ingredient to get results.
Clients suffering from inflamed acne due to a compromised (less resilient) skin should try Blue LED light therapy. Blue LED light not only builds skin resilience but kills acne bacteria, reduces sebum (oil) production and helps shrink the size of the pores. The lesser known Green LED light uses low-intensity light to help fade pigmentation spots. This treatment works best when combined with hyper-pigmentation peels and should then be supported at home with skin brightening products as well as daily use of an SPF 30 physical sunscreen.
Another great way to stimulate skin metabolism and strengthen your skin is through massage. This is one reason we include massage as part of your facial treatment. You should also do some massage at home. Every morning and night when you apply your cleanser is the perfect time to spend a few extra seconds gently moving your finger tips over your skin to promote better circulation and and better metabolism. When using a scrub you can also give skin a metabolic boost via gentle massage. To insure supported skin metabolism, make sure to include potent active ingredients in your regime such as magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C) and stem cell boosters like Hydrolyzed Algin. The later awakens sleepy stem cells to repair and activate skin metabolism offering you a more youthful firmness and smoother, healthier skin.
Finally, ask your esthetician for a comprehensive skin analysis. Have her evaluate the current thickness and strength of your skin. Exfoliation (peels, scrubs, AHA’s and Retinols) do activate skin metabolism, which is great. But be aware that over exfoliation can tear down and damage your skin making it less resilient. It’s important to know your individual level of optimal exfoliation to get the best results. Take care of your skin. Trust your skin to a seasoned skincare professional who really understands the unique characteristics of your individual skin type. At Elizabeth Renee Esthetics our expert estheticians will work with you to develop the proper protocol you need for your skin type. We are here to help you achieve your best complexion possible.