The HydraFacial – A Perfect Blend of Cleansing, Exfoliation, & Hydration
Christine Zullo, PA-C with Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics – Coconut Creek, Explains How The HydraFacial Can Help Rejuvinate Your Skin.
Your skin is a precious organ that is worth caring for so making sure it stays strong and healthy is of utmost importance. It’s important to practice basic skin care treatments to protect your skin from environmental and aging factors. Basic skin care can easily be accomplished by wearing sunscreen, cleansing the skin, moisturizing, and performing mild exfoliations.
Let’s take a look at how you can achieve luminous looking skin:
Sunscreen – It’s important to get in the habit of applying sunscreen to sun-exposed areas every day. An SPF greater than 30 is sufficient for daily use. And remember to reapply!
Cleansing – Find a cleanser that meets your needs; a moisturizing cleanser for dry skin, an exfoliating cleanser for oily acne-prone skin, and a gentle cleanser for normal skin. Avoid hot water, as it is very drying to the skin. And always remove makeup before the end of the day.
Moisturizing – Choose a moisturizer without preservatives, numerous chemicals, or strong fragrances. A water-based, oil-free moisturizer should be applied at least once a day, if not twice daily. Look for products that are non-comedogenic and have ingredients that include cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, silicone, cyclomethicone, and hyaluronic acid.
Exfoliation – Mild exfoliations will help speed up cell renewal and reverse sun damage. It also diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliation does not need to be an abrasive process. Creams, gels, cleansers, and mild procedures can help remove the outer layer of cells and prime the skin in a gentle manner.
And once those are done, one of the most important factors in keeping your skin looking healthy and radiant is keeping the skin hydrated.
The HydraFacial™ resurfacing procedure provides all of that with a four step process that will care and improve the quality of your skin: cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration. It is a non-invasive procedure that delivers immediate results and provides long term benefits with its use of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
By cleansing and exfoliating, the unique spiral design tips prime the skin by removing dead cells, revealing healthy new skin. A gentle acid peel is then applied to loosen up the debris and clean out the pores. The extractions are performed with a slight suction to remove stubborn sebaceous material to make your skin feel clean and smooth. Lastly, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are infused deep into the skin to replenish the hydration lost through aging and drying topical medications.
Topical products are essential in maintaining your basic skin care regimen. But it is equally as important to give yourself a booster procedure to add that extra benefit. It’s like brushing your teeth every day and still going to the dentist for a teeth cleaning. Why not give the same respect to your skin?
If its been a while since your last facial, or your feel your skin could use some TLC, come and treat yourself to a HydraFacial™! We offer the HydraFacial exclusively at our Coconut Creek location and booking your HydraFacial is as easy as calling us at 954.537.4106 or by using the appointment tab on our website!
Founded in 2006, Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics is wholly owned by Will Richardson, MD FAAD one of Fort Lauderdale’s premiere cosmetic and general dermatologists. We are able to treat a variety of skin conditions at our Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors and Coconut Creek offices with a variety of facials, including the HydraFacial.