November is National Healthy Skin Month, and while it’s important to keep up with your skincare every month, we could all use an excuse to spend a little more time pampering before the holiday season hits.
Here are three of our favorite ways to celebrate Healthy Skin Month:
Don’t fear the needle! Microneedling offers many benefits: it’s used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. Yep, all of it! That’s why this renaissance treatment tops our list as a must-do.
By injuring the skin and forcing regrowth, microneedling increases the production of collagen. This means younger-looking skin that glows.
A classic for a reason, chemical peels are always a good idea. The basic idea behind the treatment is that using acid, chemical peels break down the top layers of skin to help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
There are three types of peel: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and trichloroacetic acid.
Glycolic acid: These peels are gentle and mild, and will brighten your skin and erase dullness.
Salicylic acid: These peels are best for those with acne-prone skin who struggle with breakouts. The peels soothe the skin, and also help remove acne scars.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA): These peels penetrate deepest, making them a good choice for those with pigmentation, fine lines and acne scarring.
PCA At Home Pampering
Finally, we know you can’t always take the time for a full treatment, but you can still ensure that you have the best skin month ever with the right routine. Our personal faves? PCA skincare. We love their products so much that we sell them in the office and use them ourselves.
Some of their noteworthy items for National Healthy Skin Month include their Pore Refining Treatment: an advanced blend of clay, mandelic acid, enzymes, pumice and rice powder, and their A&C Synergy Serum: a pore minimizing serum that promotes a clear complexion.
Don’t worry, if those don’t seem like your style we can recommend some specific products tailored to your skin and your concerns.
Take November as an opportunity to embrace working towards your healthiest glow ever. A radiant face is a happy face. Give us a call in Burlington or Natick to schedule your appointment, we take your skin (and National Healthy Skin Month) very seriously.