Benefits of regular facial/skin consultation

You may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation you feel when receiving a facial treatment, but there are a multitude of other benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness.  Facial treatments help alleviate stress, life is busy, hectic even. Most of us don’t take nearly enough time out for ourselves to do something that alleviate stress and help us regain balance. Spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help store balance to your mind  as well as your skin.

Some facial treatments are designed to deep clean the skin while others offer moisturizing benefits, and still others offer help to relieve stress. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance–all of which are great anti-aging remedies.

Choosing the right kind of  facial treatment depends on your skin type.  The cell production and circulation slows down in mature skin and exfoliation is essential to help get rid of dry and dull looking skin. Generally mature skin tends to be on the dry side, so a deep moisturizing mask will restore suppleness and moisture, This should be followed with a massage technique that stimulates circulation and tones up the muscles.

At the Hub we recommend the hot towel shave for teenage boys (who are shaving) and the mature man with acne prone skin as this treatment involves hot towels and skin exfoliation followed by the correct moisturizers.

If you’re investing in a good quality facial, make sure you get your money’s worth. so when you get a facial, make sure you maintain the results. You can’t expect the results to last if you go home and sleep in your make-up or wash with a bar of soap. You have to use a cleanser and moisturizer for your skin type and season of the year.

The importance of a skin consultation

Microneedling, Nappage, Mesotherapy, Fibroblast, Chemical peels. Do you really know which treatment you need to address your skin care issue? Which products should I use are all question we are frequently asked. We highly recommend that you have a facial consultation so that we prescribe the right products and treatments for you as an individual

As we all have skin that ages over time, we are all looking for ways to try and slow this process down. We can never stop it, but can reduce the ageing process for as long as possible.

Skin ageing : Chronological aging differs from person to person. We all know someone who does not seem to age. This is often down to care and maintenance.

Environmental aging : is up to 80% of the aging effect of the skin. An environmentally damaged skin presents with clinical signs of premature aging or photo ageing, for different skin types. The factors of this are usually UV radiation (sun) heat and humidity, smoking and alcohol, pollution, stress and poor nutrition.

As skin care therapists, Caroline and Ann have both had all of the above treatments and we have to say each treatment has the right effect and desired results, at the right time. We have a combination of all of the above treatments at different times.
We may suggest needling for collagen promotion.
Chemical peel to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, eradicate dead cells and promote new cell growth, thus creating a radiant glow,
We may then follow this a few weeks later with a Dermaglow (dermaplane and light peel). This treatment removes peach fuzz and is exfoliating, as well as again leaving the skin with a radiant glow.
Ann and Caroline have a home care routine of cleansing, re-surfacing, barrier repair and active serums and moisturizers to continue to enhance the treatments we have received. It is so important that you maintain your skin health after treatments or their is no point in spending your money on treatments.

Products what a minefield
We can not stress the importance of using the right products. Many of us are led by commercials and celebrities who are being paid a stupid amount of money. Most of these products have very little active ingredients and at the end of the day all you are doing is moisturizing dead skin cells.
We will only recommend products that have active ingredients and will be beneficial for you. Our products are scientifically proven and backed up with clinical data, not an actress telling you how to say ‘hyaluronic’

Our intention as skin care therapists, is to give your skin as much help as it needs to slow down the ageing process. We are unable to stop ageing, but by working together, we can work with you, to help slow it down.

Why not book a consultation with us and we can both discuss the concerns and issues that you wish to address.

Consultation will address concerns and issues, skin analysis and a facial that will address  some of the issues you have. Recommendations we suggest.  Further help and information on other aesthetic treatments we offer.