Six Common Questions from Spa Newbies

Six Common Questions from Spa Newbies

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Spa Newbies

Confused about skincare and beauty treatments? Here are the top nine worries from other spa virgins.

While many women dived into beauty treatments and fads in their teens, others are late bloomers, so it is no surprise that some find themselves in their 20s, 30s, and even 40s completely overwhelmed by skincare and treatments. Are you feeling lost when reading beauty blogs or planning your spa day? Here are nine frequently asked questions from others as they explored this uncharted territory.

1. What's the difference between a bikini wax and a Brazilian?

This is a common question as many people think these two treatments are the same. They aren't. A bikini wax removes hair from the inner thigh while a Brazilian wax takes it one step further and removes all the hair from the bikini area.

2. How can I prevent ingrown hairs? 

Many women and men suffer from ingrown hairs, which can be both painful and unsightly. The best way to prevent these from occurring is exfoliation, or gently rubbing your skin during cleansing. This removes the dead skin cells that can clog the follicles of your hair as a week as it prevents the hair from growing beneath the surface.

3. What is the best type of cleanser for my skin?

The answer to this question changes from individual to individual. Why? There are many types of cleansers out there, and each has its benefits. Everyone's skin is different, so it is essential to take into consideration your personal needs when choosing the right cleanser. That said, many have found oil or milk-based cleansing treatments more beneficial than surfactant cleansers. One of the reasons for this is because the former has been proven to be less disruptive to the skin's pH levels. Identifying your skin's particular issues and doing your research on the options available is the best way to ensure the cleanser you buy will bring out your skin's natural beauty.

4. What is the purpose of Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a popular skin treatment nowadays; during this process, an acid solution will be applied to remove the skin's damaged outer layers and reveal the fresh, healthier skin underneath. Two of the most common types is a Jessner peel. This treatment is beneficial for those who suffer from severe acne scarring, sun spots, freckles, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The Jessner peel often uses a combination of lactic and salicylic acid along with a mild antiseptic.

5. What are the benefits of products containing hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally occurring in the human body, mostly in the eyes and joints to help keep them lubricated. This is not surprising as scientists believe that each molecule of this acid can hold a lot of water, as much as a thousand times its weight. This unique characteristic makes it very useful when it comes to skincare. While all skin types will benefit from its high moisture levels, hyaluronic acid is especially helpful to those with dry skin or who use acne products. It is considered to have a low risk for causing irritation or allergic reaction, and it is believed to give the skin's healing and to repair functions a boost thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

6. Will exercising improve the health of my skin?

Working out provides your body with undeniable benefits. This is not just limited to your cardiovascular health and weight. The overall health and appearance of your skin can also improve. How is this possible? Working out reduces the body's inflammation as well as regulates its hormones. Also, exercise can reduce the damage caused by free radicals. When you are active, the small arteries in your skin to expand, increasing blood flow, which means the nutrients necessary to undo the damage caused by the sun's rays and environmental pollutants get to where they need to be quicker. These same nutrients also fight off wrinkles by increasing collagen production. You could say the process of sweating during exercise is similar to getting a mini facial!

 

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