Healthier Skin in 2017

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. Biologically, our skin is our first line of defense. And, like every part of our bodies, skin responds to care and attention. Proper treatment can revitalize skin and slow the aging process, keeping skin healthier, longer. Our skin works so well that it’s easy to take skin for granted. But the difference between neglected and pampered skin is incredible — once you experience the joy of supple, breathable skin, you’ll be hooked. Your whole body functions more smoothly when your skin doesn’t have to fight to perform its natural function.

Cranberry Pomegranate Exfoliation at The Spa

The best way to help your skin is to exfoliate. Exfoliation is the removal of the dead, keratinized skin cells sitting on the skin’s surface.  Exfoliation leaves the skin looking smoother and fresher. It is an important part of both professional face and body treatments. It is easy to overdo facial exfoliation, especially at home with overzealous scrubbing and less expensive products.

You should be careful not to over exfoliate. This is easy to do. If you exfoliate your face too much, your skin can become sensitized.  That means it is more prone to redness and irritation. Instead of taking care of your skin, it has become damaged. You also have to be careful about exposing skin to the sun after exfoliating.

The skin is constantly generating new skin cells at the lower layer, the dermis, and sending them to the surface, the epidermis. As the cells rise, they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells.

As we age, the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on, revealing the fresher, younger skin cells below.

The Spa at Fearrington has several facials and body exfoliation treatments, including a Cranberry Pomegranate seasonal exfoliation. Call The Spa at 919.545.5723 to book a treatment today!

– Angela, Spa Manager

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