Arlene Manning, aesthetician and owner of the elite spa, Head To Toe by Arlene in Marietta, urges you to stop the March Madness – at least when it comes to your skin.
The largest organ on your body, your skin is subjected to dirt, pollution, UV rays, wind, heat, cold and the combination of “gunk” found in a variety of products you try with the best of intentions. But Arlene’s mission is to educate you about how to take care of your skin for the long-term, so it takes care of you by feeling fresh and looking younger throughout your lifetime.
March ushers in the season of transition, when we turn off the heat, spend more time outdoors and start tanning or waxing in preparation for the summer months.
You can help your skin look its best if you remember four simple steps:
Exfoliate – Skin cells go through a continuous cycle of forming, aging and shedding. In fact, healthy skin renews itself completely about every 28 days.
Proper exfoliation techniques keep your skin free from the accumulation of old, dead skin cells, which make your skin look dull and can clog your pores. Arlene recommends a professional exfoliation procedure at least once a month, and home care using the Clarisonic Pro cleansing brush to remove dirt and dead skin daily.
Hydrate – Your skin contains 70% water, and a host of situations can result in loss of moisture – including environmental exposure, poor nutrition, illness and not drinking enough water.
Arlene uses the HydraFacial system that both exfoliates and hydrates the skin, giving you a healthier, more youthful
appearance after just one treatment!
Refresh – over-the-counter products can build up on your skin, leaving it looking dull and feeling tight. “Over-the-counter products sit on your skin and don’t penetrate the epidermis (outer layer),” Arlene says. Some products can actually make the situation worse – causing dry skin to be more irritated, for example.
“Mass-produced products are one-size-fits-all, but your skin is unique to you,” she says. Arlene recommends working with a professional who understands your lifestyle, your skin’s history, and will explain which products and treatments will offer the best results.
Protect – Spring break and the upcoming summer swimsuit season require preparation. Baring tender winter skin to the harmful effects of the sun can result in burned, irritated skin in the short term, and the potential of wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer in the long term.
“No matter what season it is, make sunscreen a part of your daily routine,” Arlene says. She recommends B. Kamins sunscreen, part of a full line of pharmaceutical products developed by a dermatological chemist to provide the best protective and restorative effects for your skin.
It would truly be March Madness to go through the entire month without taking some time to pamper yourself with a facial and skin care consultation with Arlene.
Call today – 770-973-7270 or visit our website Head To Toe by Arlene.
Remember to ask about our spa packages – the perfect way to start the season with your tennis team, ladies’ group, co-workers or friends!