Out With The Old (Skin), In With The New

Welcome, January, that month when we replace holiday decorations with a plethora of resolutions that may – or may not – make it to February. While we’re nibbling the last of the treats while pondering what habits we want to break (or make) – like perhaps joining a gym, learning a new skill, or shedding a few pounds, make sure to include shedding dead skin, tossing old skincare products, and scheduling an exfoliation procedure at Head To Toe by Arlene.

Babies and children have beautiful, dewy skin in part because they shed old skin cells and generate new ones very rapidly. “After the teen years, cell turnover slows,” Arlene says. That’s what causes dullness, clogged pores, and more. “You can speed exfoliation with the right tools,” she says.

A few items in your  “Exfoliation Toolbox” include scrubs and peels, which you can do at home. Another important component is scheduling regular skin care treatments at the spa, where a trained esthetician will remove the dead skin and use the right products and procedures that will immediately improve skin’s appearance, as well as protect it from future damage.

Because too much of a good thing can damage your skin, Arlene takes the time to educate her clients about which products are best for their skin types (and which they should avoid), and how often to use exfoliation and other products at home to maintain the health of their skin while ensuring cell turnover between spa treatments.

Exfoliation is recommended for all skin, not just that on your face. Many clients prefer to use a loofah or natural sponge, “scrub” brush, or wash cloth to remove dead skin from the body. For sensitive areas, including the neck and breasts, opt for a soft brush or soft cloth, so as not to irritate the skin.

Foot treatments may include salt scrubs, a warm water soak with essential oils (peppermint or rosemary are often recommended, for their soothing qualities), then rubbing completely dry with an absorbent towel.

At Head To Toe, Arlene complements her clients’ daily skincare regimen with exfoliation procedures that may include dermaplaning, to remove fine hairs as well as dead skin cells, followed by a hydrafacial to cleanse pores and add moisture, and a chemical peel to improve the appearance of skin by treating discolorations, acne scarring, and more.

Arlene recommends exfoliation as part of each client’s regular skin care regimen. What type of exfoliation, and how often, is unique to each person, and Arlene will recommend the treatment and frequency that’s right for you, as well as the products and routines you can use at home to maintain fresh, healthy skin all year long.

Now that’s a resolution that’s easy to keep!

Contact Arlene to schedule your skincare consultation and exfoliation treatment at her Marietta or Roswell locations. Call 404-218-0518 or visit  HeadToToebyArlene

See you at the spa, dah-ling!