Frequently Asked Questions With Ciara
- How often should I come in for a facial
We recommend to rebook facials every 4- 6 weeks. This will help to maintain your skins health and to achieve your skin goals. A facial is a spa therapy and massage that leaves your skin cleaner, softer, younger, and truly transformed. Facials can help clear clogged pores, quench parched skin and remove dead cells. Facials involve some massage which aids in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Do I need to wear SPF in winter?
You should be wearing SPF daily, whatever the weather, As long as the sun’s rays reach our planet, you’ll want to protect your skin using the right kind of sunscreen, and not just on sunny days, but all year-round. Wearing sunscreen isn’t just a method of skin cancer prevention, but also as a way to retain your skin’s youthful appearance and overall health.
- What is Retinol and what does it do?
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A.
Rather than removing dead skin cells as many other anti-aging and acne products do, the small molecules that make up retinol go deep beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to your dermis. Once in this middle layer of skin, retinol helps neutralize free radicals to boost the production of elastin and collagen. Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. Your mid-twenties are a great time to start using retinol.
- What is the difference between glycolic and retinol?
While glycolic effectively removes debris from the skin, retinol stimulates cell regeneration as well as the production of collagen and elastin, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles. “Make no mistake, retinols and glycolic are not the same. Glycolic acid breaks down skin, thereby speeding up the skin renewal process.
Glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid made from the sugar cane plant, loosens the bonds between dead skin cells making it easier to remove the top layers of skin. Once these dead cells are removed, new youthful cells are revealed.
Retinol communicates with skin cells and encourages the rebuilding of the skin.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is so small it is able to penetrate through to the lower levels of skin where collagen and elastin (two proteins in the skin responsible for its elasticity, tone and texture) reside. Retinol is able to actually communicate with the cells, encouraging them to function normally and promote regular cell renewal.