I’m on my second month of the LUXE program at Skin Wellness Center and am loving it! For my first treatment we did Microneedling and if you’re wondering if it hurt, you should read more about it here. For my second treatment a month later, I didn’t have as much “down” time to devote. So, the experts at Skin Wellness suggested we do a Hydrafacial and let me just tell you, the results are almost immediate!
What is a Hydrafacial?
Many of you may might be more familiar with a treatment called microdermabrasion. This was a buzzword for many years in the skin industry, but the Hydrafacial is quickly replacing it! Rather than blasting the skin with a harsh gritty tool, the Hydrafacial pen takes a gentler approach to vacuums out pores, all while pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect.
Steps of a Hydrafacial Treatment: (You can expect the full treatment to take around 30 minutes)
Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation
Step 2: Acid peel
Step 3: Extractions
Step 4: Serum application
Step 5: Red Light Therapy
Step 6: Apply antioxidants and peptides
The Hydrafacial treatment is not painful but also doesn’t feel like a gentle facial massage. If you are having treatments on the face, there is feeling involved. That said, the Hydrafacial would be a great treatment to start off with! Very little discomfort, little to no downtime and quick results!
JULY 2019 – SKIN UPDATE
In April, I noticed my skin was starting to become angry with me, meaning breakouts galore! In May, I decided to try and quick-fix it with some products I had been hearing SO much about online and on social media. Everyone was raving about what BeautyCounter was doing for their skin so I thought I’d try them out. I order over $100 worth of BeautyCounter products and unfortunately, I think they made my problems worse.
I’ve always struggled with acne and really shouldn’t be taking advice from people on social media. If you have problematic skin, a certified professional is always going to be your best option.
Instead of wasting hundreds of dollars on stuff that might work, I decided to rejoin the LUXE program at Skin Wellness.
During my first visit in June, I told the esthetician all the products I was currently using. Turns out, it was drying the hell out of my skin. Since then, I have switched to more gentler and more hydrating products:
- Skinceuticals Soothing Cleanser
- SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum
- SkinBetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream
As a part of the LUXE Program, you can choose from a number of different treatments each month. I am doing Level 2 right now.
Your choice of one of the following services every month and 20% off all products.
- Signature HydraFacial (normally $175)
- Superficial peel
- (4) Blue light acne treatments
- PicoSure Laser Rejuvenation
$130 per month