6 reasons our skin ages, and how we can help!

Guest Blogger, Licensed Esthetician, Nail Technician, Cassandra Lacina-Griffin

Aside from the passage of time, there are other key factors in how our skin ages. Our esthetician, Cassandra, shared some of the top reasons skin shows signs of aging and how the Rhonda Allison Minus 10 Facial helps to slow or reverse the aging process.

1. Reduction in collagen, antioxidants, and barrier function (skin’s ability to minimize moisture loss):

1% of collagen is lost naturally every year. The decreases in hormone levels impact cell renewal and elastin strength. The foaming peptide cleanser, Chronopeptide A, and peptide 38 used in the Minus 10 Facial provide firmness and minimizes wrinkles. The loss of the barrier function, or the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, causes dry, dull skin. Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids and Drops of Essence Hydration Drops used in the Minus 10 Facial support the barrier function by adding moisture and healing benefits to the skin.

2. DNA Breakdown:

Causes for DNA breakdown can be smoking, pollution, toxins, UV radiation. Our body is always repairing DNA damage; however sometimes it goes too far and as a result the cells kill themselves. The Rhonda Allison eye and lip renew serum and Peptide 38 serum assist in preventing DNA breakdown.

3. ATP Energy Deficiencies:

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an energy source for cellular and muscular functions that is produced in the mitochondria. ATP is what makes out bodies run similar, to how a car uses a battery. Studies have shown that near the age of 60 our ATP ability is half. The Mandelic Arginine peel is used to increase cellular energy and stimulate collagen.

4. Glycation:

Glycation is a process by which sugar molecules attach to proteins and lipids, hardening them and causing them to lose their collagen and elastin strength and elasticity. The AGEless serum in the Minus 10 Facial is an anti-glycation product.

5. Inflammation:

Increase in inflammation is stimulated by UV radiation, stress, and pollution. The milk mask provides inflammation support in the Minus 10 Facial with cooling and calming effects. Sheer tint moisturizer or Daytime Defense SPF 30 help prevent future inflammation from UV radiation.

Cooling eye globes help to reduce inflammation and “cool” the feeling of the more active products.

6. Loss of volume and the extracellular matrix

When skin loses volume and when the extracellular matrix that provides structural support to skin start to decline, skin starts to appear loose or sallow in areas. Chronopeptide A and the Hibiscus Peel in the Minus 10 facial help to provide support and increase volume.

The Rhonda Allison Minus 10 facial addresses all of these causes of aging (except for reversing the passage of time, of course!) In addition, it is an incredibly nurturing service so you’ll appear instantly younger as your stress levels dissipate and your facial muscles relax! We recommend the Rhonda Allison Minus 10 facial in a series of 3 services a couple weeks apart for best results. Want to learn more or schedule your service online? Click here!

 

Clarisonic technology now included in our EV Signature Facial!

Starting December 9th, you will enjoy a new and improved EV Signature Facial!  Our new signature facials feature Clarisonic technology.  The “Smart Profile” cleansing brush that our estheticians will use with the best Derma E cleanser for your skin type will allow them to clean 11 x more than hands alone and the gently rotating and vibrating brush feels incredible on skin.

The Clarisonic Mia device cleans skin 6x more than hands alone and is available for purchase at the spa.  The Clarisonic Smart Profile cleans skin 11x more than hands alone and is an important step in our EV Signature Facials.

The Clarisonic Mia device cleans skin 6x more than hands alone and is available for purchase at the spa. The Clarisonic Smart Profile cleans skin 11x more than hands alone and is an important step in our EV Signature Facials.

In addition to the Smart Profile cleansing brush, we are also now incorporating the Clarisonic Opal, which gently infuses the area around the eye with potent serums and eye creams to help reduce the signs of aging.  We also can use the opal on the area around the mouth and on lines on the forehead.

The Clarisonic Opal (right) is used to powerfully deliver serums and eye creams deeper into the skin.  The Opal will be available for purchase at the spa by December 19th...just in time for Christmas!

The Clarisonic Opal (right) is used to powerfully deliver serums and eye creams deeper into the skin. The Opal will be available for purchase at the spa by December 19th…just in time for Christmas!

Our EV Signature Facials will continue to feature treatments to the face, neck, decollete, and a relaxing arm, hand, and foot massage.  We have replaced the collagen masks with the Farmhouse Fresh masks which our clients love and contain more natural ingredients while still being very effective (and available for home use!)

To book your EV Signature Facial and experience the awesome new features, click here.