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Let’s face it, our skin is under constant assault. From environmental aggressors to the stress of the daily grind, our skin takes a battering and every now and then it craves a little TLC. 

While you are more than likely already quite familiar with it, treating yourself to that occasional facial is a fantastic way to address your specific skin concerns and leave you feeling refreshed and radiant. 

But with such a variety of facials on offer, how do you choose the right one? In this guide to a DIY facial treatment, we’re going to help you choose the right facial for your specific concern.

For plump, dewy skin

For those yearning for a dewy, healthy glow, hydrating facials are your best friend. 

Packed with skin-nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and other moisture-boosting goodies, these treatments quench thirsty skin, leaving it supple and soft. 

Think of them as a tall glass of water for your face! And to make the experience even more indulgent, try out some gentle massage techniques to further enhance circulation to promote a natural, rosy complexion.

For bright and vibrant skin

If uneven texture or sun damage is your woe, consider a (gentle) microdermabrasion facial. 

This treatment uses tiny crystals, like salt, to gently buff away the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the brighter, smoother complexion hiding beneath.

 Think of it as a polishing treatment for a more refined appearance. 

Microdermabrasion can also stimulate collagen production, that much desired protein that gives skin its youthful elasticity. 

However, it’s important to remember that while microdermabrasion offers visible results, it’s a mild procedure. For more dramatic improvements, you might consider a consultation with a dermatologist or skin salon like ours to talk about other options.

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For an intense, deeper cleanse

For those wanting a more dramatic transformation, chemical peels are a great solution and these days, gentle chemical peels can be done at home. 

By applying a carefully chosen acid solution, like one from Dermexcel, these treatments remove dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production. The result? A reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation for a visibly clearer, firmer complexion. 

More intense chemical peels require a consultation with a qualified aesthetician to ensure that the right strength is used for your unique skin. Stronger peels can lead to peeling and sun sensitivity, so proper aftercare is also immensely important.

Why Less is So Much More

While facials offer a fantastic boost, it’s important to remember they are just one piece of the skincare puzzle. Over-exfoliating or using harsh products can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to irritation and sensitivity. The key is to find a balance between targeted treatments and a gentle daily routine.

Caring for your Skin between Treatments

For lasting results, a consistent skincare regimen is essential. You should continue to cleanse and moisturise every morning and evening, using products formulated for your specific skin type. 

And don’t forget to use sunscreen! 

Daily SPF protection helps shield your skin from damaging UV rays, which are known to be a major contributor to premature ageing. If you do not yet have a go-to sunscreen, try to buy one that offers broad-spectrum protection such as an SPF 30 or higher and reapply throughout the day, especially after sweating or swimming.

Creating a Lifestyle for Glowing Skin

Finally, remember that healthy skin starts from within. 

Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin hydrated, while a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains provides the essential nutrients for overall skin health. You should also aim for a good night’s sleep to allow your skin to repair and regenerate. 

When you decide to take on a few healthy habits alongside your skincare routine and occasional facials, you can achieve a radiant complexion, one that reflects your inner well-being, in no time. Besides your face will love it, so treat yourself to a facial – your skin will thank you for it!

Need advice from an expert team of skin care professionals? Let’s have a chat. Contact The Treatment Room in Nelspruit today. 


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