Style & Beauty
Get Your Glow On With a Rejuvenating Facial
2/4/2019 12:41:45 PM

Winter is here, and while we don’t get the extreme cold of our northern neighbors, we still have to deal with the change in temperature. And different skin types have different reactions to the weather. For example, the humidity of Southwest Louisiana in the summer is actually good for dry skin, as the dampness in the air will help your skin retain moisture. It’s not so good for oily skin, as it causes an increase in oil production from sebaceous glands. 

Colder temperatures and wind can be harsh on your skin. But, whatever your skin type, there are masks and facials tailored specifically for you. 

Lauren Burk, LE, LMT is a senior esthetician/licensed massage therapist at Bauhaus Salon and Haus Spa in Lake Charles. "Hydrating masks are popular for dry skin with the colder weather,” she says. "Anything with hyaluronic acid or enzymes are a go-to.” 

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.

For oily skin, charcoal masks are beneficial. "They help to reduce excess oil to keep you shine free,” Burk says.  "We work with PCA’s detox mask. It contains Japanese white charcoal to help reduce oil and minimize pore size. It’s a fan favorite!”

As far as sheet masks go, Burk says they are an easy "pick-me-up” for dull skin. "They’re great for a pre-event refresher. They’ll help to plump up and hydrate the skin to allow your makeup to apply much smoother.” 

When you want to go a step beyond a mask, then it’s time for a facial. "Globally, the HydraFacial is the most recognized facial and for good reason,” Burk says. "It is very similar to a ‘wet’ microdermabrasion. It gives you a deep cleanse by opening the follicle with a suction, and removing any congestion or debris while simultaneously infusing different acids, antioxidants and correctives. This technology allows the skin to receive these awesome ingredients at a deeper level than just applying them with your hands.” 

Another great thing about the HydraFacial is that it’s good for all skin types. "I’ve been working with this machine for about six months and am amazed at the results my clients have achieved,” Burk continues. "There’s nothing better than the HydraFacial glow!”

Burk says that if you want to revamp your skincare routine, always go to a licensed professional. "Never forget to invest in your skin! It’s going to represent you for the rest of your life.”
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