At Asarch Center DERMAspa, we are delighting in the bare face beauty trend for 2015. From the fashion runways to television and movies, beauty trendsetters are endorsing a natural looking face.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Some beauty executives say the new look reflects greater interest in skin care and a broader cultural focus on wellness. Not many women who are at spin class at dawn and sipping green juice for breakfast want to apply a full face of makeup.”
We couldn’t agree more. Dermatologists and skin care providers have always known that beauty begins with healthy skin. The better your skin looks, the less you want to cover it up with make-up. Taking good care of your skin is essential and the trend has shifted from spending money at the cosmetics counter to spending money on spa treatments and skin care products. Instead of covering up the flaws, it is time to fix them and move forward.
4 Steps to Naturally Flawless Skin
Proper Nutrition is important for maintaining optimal skin functions and preventing inflammation, photo-aging and other skin disorders. Adequate amounts of nutrients in our diet such as vitamins A, C and E and the ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids are essential for healthy skin. Without these nutrients skin is more vulnerable to damage, inflammation and pre-mature aging.
*Tip from Dr. Asarch-Mango is a perfect skin health food- rich in a variety of phytonutrients, vitamins A, C and E, as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are necessary for healthy skin.
Routine Facials are good for your skin in the same way exercise is good for your body-they both noticeably improve the way you look and feel. A facial improves your skin health through exfoliation, deep-cleaning of the pores, improved circulation and treatments with professional-strength products.
Facials available at DERMAspa:
Signature facial- Relax and enjoy the tranquility of this nourishing and hydrating facial, designed specifically for your skin type and tolerance.
Express glycolic facial- Accelerate your skin’s youthful glow with this gentle glycolic exfoliation to lighten, brighten and soften all skin types.
Teen facial- Leave acne causing bacteria behind during this facial and skin care consultation, designed for the needs of teen-aged skin.
Vibraderm for Men -Revitalize your skin and stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance during this 30 minute power facial using vibraderm technology.
Dedication to Daily Skin Care: Exfoliation, Cleansing and Nourishing
Exfoliation is the step you are most likely to skip, but you shouldn’t. Without exfoliation, your other skin care steps are not as effective. Exfoliation is simply the removal of dead skin cells on the outermost layer of your skin. This step allows for better absorption of facial products, a smoother skin texture and the revealing of younger skin cells.
*Tip- If you are short on time choose an exfoliating cleanser that matches your skin type. Sensitive? Try a product with a micro bead. Normal to Oily? Try a product with Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) like DERMAspaRx AHA Cleanser.
Cleansing is different than exfoliation and is an essential step to healthy skin. During the day, your skin is exposed to environmental dirt and grime as well as any make-up you are applying. Even while you sleep dust and bacteria can accumulate on your skin, so it is important to wash your face both first thing in the morning and before you head to bed.
*Tip-Leave the exfoliating cleansers for the AM. In the evening, choose a gentle cream or foaming cleanser that washes away impurities and moisturizes your skin like DERMAspaRx Facial Enzyme Cleanser
Nourish: It is important to use skin nutrition products with proven ingredients to help protect your skin, repair past damage and prevent future damage. Look for a combination of antioxidants, peptides and humectants. Antioxidants (such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Idebenone) have been shown to minimize the damage caused by free radicals, which are a major contributor to skin aging. Peptides help reduce wrinkles and renew the skin’s outer layer by encouraging cell turnover while stimulating collagen production and improving skin thickness. Humectants serve as moisturizers and help protect the skin against dryness and environmental factors.
*Tip: Try DERMAFRAC at the spa: Dermafrac is a painless micro-channeling treatment, used to deliver topical solutions deeper into the tissue for optimal results.
Natural Looking Make-Up: The “bare face” look doesn’t necessarily mean make-up free.
Cosmetic experts say that the new natural trend is accompanied by a shift in the types of cosmetics consumers are buying, not a departure from cosmetics altogether. New products accentuate natural features instead of hiding flaws. A natural, flaw-blurring foundation, a nude lip and a natural color mascara are the stars of the “bare face” look.
*Tip-If you must use a foundation, use a natural mineral makeup that contains anti-aging ingredients and won’t clog your pores like beingTRUE cosmetics. BeingTRUE’s Protective Mineral Foundation SPF 17 is an exclusive formula of mineral foundation, made with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect the skin with a chemical free, all natural SPF 17. Protective antioxidants idebenone and green tea provide the skin with both anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.
To finish the look, put on your favorite nude lipstick and natural color mascara- but don’t overdo it! Free yourself by letting the real you show up.