The human skin is an amazing organ, but for those who have suffered with a bad attack of acne just before a high-stakes event, they know simple things like pimples can definitely put the kibosh on a special day. To make matters worse, many brides and debutants suffer from pre-event jitters, which may set stress hormones into action. Then, more acne appears overnight. There’s a solution to these minor skin lesions: microdermabrasion from The Finer Touch. Brides no longer have to panic, as the momentous life event may proceed as planned.
That’s because the microdermabrasion technique represents a vast improvement over earlier methods of facial skin revitalization, as it is so much simpler. Tiny exfoliating crystals are applied to the skin with spray, and recovery is quick: a short 24 hours. The blemished, old skin is removed, much like stripping bark off certain species of birch trees.
On the other hand, an earlier method, called dermabrasion, is considered a medical procedure, not a cosmetic treatment. It takes place in a doctor’s office, and may produce significant pain. As a result, anesthesia is typically used. Also, dermabrasion is not recommended for those with darker skin tones, since skin discoloration and scarring is a possible complication.
Acne, is the most common skin problem Americans face. In fact, according to the Disease Proof website, 85 percent of all Westerners have acne at some point in their lives. And, adult acne is becoming more common. According to a March 2012 article in the Huffington Post, adult and late-onset acne affects one in four women who are in their forties.
Scaly skin is another condition readily treated by microdermabrasion.
The American Academy of Dermatology website says hormonal therapies may relieve the condition, yet many woman may hesitate to jump into hormone therapy for something as seemingly benign as acne.
A variety of conditions cause dry, scaly skin. Overexposure to sunlight can exacerbate acne, as well as cause skin damage. Harsh soaps and detergents are yet another cause. And, even overexposure to water can leave skin vulnerable to scaly skin.
The Mayo Clinic reminds sun worshippers that sun protection is paramount to avoiding skin problems, particularly during the height of the day. Smoking cigarettes is also known to affect the skin.
More women are recognizing the benefits of scheduling regular visits for skin care. The growing movement has led to a relatively new profession: the skin-care coach. Nancy Reagan (an aesthetician, not the former first lady), says the main stay of her work is helping boost women’s self esteem, which necessarily involves both complexions and feelings, according to a Nov 21, 2012 article in the New York Times. Reagan says skin care professionals more often focus on the whole body.