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Rocky Mountain Skin Care

Facials are so much more than an hour of indulgent spa pampering; they also have incredible benefits to the health and wellness of your skin and are essential for short and long term vitality. When taking a look at all of the regular visits you make (dentist, doctor, hair salon, gym), you’ll quickly realize that some time should be focused on your skin–even if it’s just when seasons change. Our skin is most vulnerable at the turn of the seasons as it goes through extreme changes from humid to dry, and cool to warm. Help your skin by tweaking your regime just a bit, and start feeling and seeing the full potential of your skin!

Here are a few reasons we take special care for our skin in the Rocky Mountains… 

Extractions to polish/purify pores

Ok, let’s talk guilty pleasures…  Who doesn’t love extracting blackheads and pimples?!  Most people enjoy it.  Unfortunately, poorly extracted skin (or ‘picking pimples’) is the reason so many people have facial scarring, broken capillaries and ongoing acne flare-ups. The art of facial extractions is a delicate procedure that must be done hygienically on clean skin and with care by a professional. Your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer fewer breakouts if you schedule regular time to care for your skin. A trained spa aesthetician is the best person for the job.

Masks and peels support a healthy complexion

With good intentions to maintain a good skin care regimen, many of us do regularly cleanse, moisturize, and (hopefully) apply an SPF- daily!  But, so often, life gets busy and doing deep cleansing and masking treatments slide to the back burner or off the cooker entirely!  During a facial, your skin will be steamed to open pores, extracted and then prepared for a mask or two. Depending on your personalized needs, a custom mask or peel may be used to brighten, calm, hydrate, plump, or decongest the skin.

Anti-aging starts now

Whether you are nine or 99, it’s always a good time to care for your skin- it is, after all, the largest organ in the body.  Establishing a steady regimen earlier in life will set you up for success! Because we only have one face, we really need to take care of it. Getting regular facials will promote cell turnover, boost collagen production, nourish and support all season wellness, and maintain a healthy balance for your skin… all of which are great anti-aging remedies.

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate!

Our skin also thrives with water-so drink as much as you can, it’s so important!

Sharing All Our Secrets

The are no secrets when it comes to achieving beautiful skin.

Seek out good advice and quality products

Your aesthetician, will assess your skin using a bright magnifying light. By identifying common skin issues, she’ll better be able to advise on what products to use for your skin type. You may not know you have dehydrated or rosacea-prone skin, or that the products you are currently using may be causing irritation. We love Glo Therapeutics! Regular visits to the spa guarantee that you’ll have an understanding and growing knowledge of what’s happening with your skin and how to select the right products for it. Skin is constantly evolving and developing different needs as the seasons change.

Professional strength exfoliation

It’s impossible to avoid environmental damage caused by free-radicals. We’re bombarded daily with unavoidable toxins, like UV rays, car exhausts, and daily dirt that cause our skin to look overtired and congested. Professional strength exfoliation like Microdermabrasion or fruit acid and enzyme peels safely and efficiently remove dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover when used regularly. Over time, professional exfoliating methods can also help to diminish acne and fine lines, discoloration, hyper-pigmentation, and other facial scarring.

Leave it to a professional

Aestheticians are trained to look for and deal with complex skin issues that you shouldn’t tackle yourself. For instance, milia are a common skin issue that, if approached incorrectly, can result in scarring or damaged vessels. Tiny white bumps, often found around the eyes, are a build-up of keratin and can be difficult to remove at home. Your well-trained aesthetician will be able to safely pierce and extract it without damaging the skin.  Recurring skin concerns such as these can be kept at bay with regular facials.