Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's the real benefit of facial anyway?

Interesting enough the word facial  appeals in our minds as  a mask application, a relaxing atmosphere, and a feeling of a cleaned face. Almost everyone may agree with this. Others might relate that facials are for people either with vain inclinations or absorb in some futile pastimes. Some others have learned to enjoy and benefit of a twice per month must-have facial routine. Whatever your notions might be about facials here are some insights that I hope you consider in the future.
Living in complex societies in the western world where, predominantly, appearance plays an important role, facials should be considered as a part of the grooming process. Furthermore, well orchestrated facials are an opportunity to bring about those sensations from your mother's love. Sensations that were impregnated in your skin since you were a baby. Studies have shown that when humans or any other mammals did not have nurturing and love-filled touches from their mother that can carry some strong possibilities of serious neurological and psychological adversities in later years. Those infant days full of mother's love have left some significant prints embedded into the memory of your skin cells. That pampering experience, the massage and kisses and even those smacks you received when you were little fomented your life experience but, unarguably, stimulated healthy growth within your skin cells. Those sensations spring back to life when you have a facial. Indeed, the simple cleansing massage, the invigorating deep tissue massage on your face, neck, and shoulder will have some profound effects on your wellbeing. Skin cells, in particular, respond to touch naturally. Their internal "wiring" system have been fundamentally design to carry, conduct, or deliver energy through touch. So please, do not underestimate the power of a good facial and schedule one as soon as possible. I promise you you will never regret this.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

About the Author

I have been a Medical Esthetician in the state of California for the last 25 years. I founded Upper Layers Skin Care back in 1998. It's located in the city of Hawthorne in Southern California. I specialize in corrective skin care and rejuvenating of the skin. My interest in skin care started by mere accident one hot summer day in September 1986. I was walking through a parking lot and not paying attention where I was going. At the same time, Mr. Mitchell, a well known skin care guru among the black community in those days, was leaving his office in Hollywood and placing some bags in his car, He did not notice me and accidentally hit me with his car door. That painful and unexpected experience led to a profound change in my life. We became friends and few months later he hired me as his janitor. Not a glamorous position but again, I was undocumented young immigrant eager to grab at any opportunity knocking, literally, not at my door but on my face!
Mr. Mitchell offered me the opportunity to be trained as a facialist in his establishment. I was under his umbrella of expertise for over 10 years. I learned and specialized in treating all common maladies that afflicts ethnic skin. Contrary to the old belief that lighter skin tones present more sensitivity issues, darker tones bring many unpleasant challenges when it comes to dealing with acne, melasma, scars, blemishes, dark spots, ingrown hairs, and age spots. Because its over-active melanin and aggressive collagen reactions, darker skin tones demands more knowledgeable, highly inventive, customized, and creative-laze treatments. I'm not shy to confirm that if you are looking for a person to treat your skin, I'm a connoisseur of good skin care products, well-informed, au fait, and in love with my profession. Feel free to contact me.