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Top 10 Best Skincare and Esthetic Treatments

By: Lauren Siso

Licensed Esthetician & Laser Practitioner at ELLEMES Medical Spa in Atlanta, GA.

What's Included

In our ever-evolving world of skincare and aesthetics, it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest treatments. We have compiled a list of the top 10 best treatments based on feedback from our clients and estheticians. Whether you want to rejuvenate your skin or achieve a specific goal, these treatments are sure to deliver results. Keep reading for more information!

#1. Skin Brightening Facials

Facials are a foundation of esthetic services. They can be used to apply various skincare products and specialty products. A brightening facial is one of the most requested facials. The purpose of the facial is to reduce the appearance of dark spots, acne marks, or hyperpigmentation. Although every salon or esthetician office will offer a different version of this facial, there are some common ingredients and results that you can expect. Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, and many other ingredients are common in brightening facial formulas.

#2. Lip Blushing & Microblading

As people choose low-maintenance makeup, semi-permanent makeup is becoming more popular. Semi-permanent makeup involves microblading with a fine tool to deposit pigments beneath the skin. This tool is most commonly used to microblade eyebrows and blush lips. Microblading can create fuller, more defined eyebrows by creating hair stroke-like shapes. These tools create a semi-permanent lip blush that gives the lips a natural rosy hue.

#3. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels improve the skin’s appearance by causing the outer layer to peel. This can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. This new layer of skin appears brighter and has fewer wrinkles. This type of advanced chemical-based exfoliation can irritate. Although it can be distressing at first, the skin will look much better once the process is complete.

#4. LED Acne Treatment

LED acne therapy uses LED lights to kill bacteria that cause acne. This treatment involves using LED lights to lighten the skin for a long time. Although there is evidence that this treatment may be effective, large-scale studies have not been done. The quality of the devices used in this service may also vary.

#5. Microdermabrasion & Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure where a rotating device uses dermabrasion to remove the first layer. Microdermabrasion can be distinguished from dermabrasion because it is a lighter exfoliating version. Although dermabrasion intends to remove skin cells, it is more based on physical exfoliation techniques. Dermabrasion, however, is more suitable for advanced hyperpigmentation or deep scarring. Dermabrasion is more time-consuming and can have more side effects during the process.

#6. Laser Hair Removal and Sugar Waxing

Salon owners and estheticians are often in high demand for hair removal services. Some prefer to use sugar scrubs or waxes for hair removal, but many prefer laser hair removal. This laser is used to stop hair growth at follicle levels.

#7. Microneedling

Microneedling intends to increase collagen production. Patients often report smoother skin after a few microneedling sessions. They also notice a better texture and complexion. Microneedling can be used to reduce scarring from long-term acne. Fine needles are used to roll across the skin to stimulate collagen production. This is technically a small procedure that creates tiny openings in your skin. It is recommended that you consult your dermatologist or esthetician before attempting this procedure.

#8. Anti-Aging Facials

Anti-aging facials can also be a type of skin care treatment. These facials are designed to reduce wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. These facials contain forms of vitamin A and vitamin E and vitamin C, ceramides, antioxidants, and vitamin C. They may include many active ingredients or tailored products.

#9. Brow lamination

Brow lamination was a popular trend in 2021. This involves smudging the eyebrows then applying a setting cream to set them. Then you leave them alone for several weeks. The result is full brows with individual hairs. This contrasts with eyebrow pencils and gels filling the eyebrows with a solid pigment.

#10. Dermaplaning

Another exfoliation method is Dermaplaning. It helps by removing the outer layer of dead skin and exposes the fresher layer beneath. This is done by using a tiny blade to scrape the skin. This procedure is usually less painful than dermabrasion. Dermaplaning can reduce the appearance of sun damage spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.

Many of these services can cause irritation and dermatitis if not carefully evaluated. Some treatments may not be suitable for all skin types. Before you start a new facial or any other service, make sure to speak with your doctor. Be cautious when adding chemical ingredients to your skin or using physical exfoliation tools.

DIY, Natural Remedies to Moisturize Dry skin

There are some ways you can try at home to help you take care of your skin. Warm bath water is a great way to use your favorite oil in its purest form. These natural remedies are also available:

Natural olive oil & sugar scrub

Use olive oil with sugar to create a moisturizing scrub. The dermatologist suggests combining 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. You can add oils like lavender to enhance the natural scent and promote relaxation. Apply the scrub to your skin and wash it off. Apply a soothing moisturizer to seal the benefits of freshly exfoliated skin.

Olive oil cleanser 

Olive oil is excellent natural oil that can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer. Dermatologist says to rub the oil onto your skin, then place a warm, damp towel over your face and let it cool down. “Then, wipe off any excess oil. it is said olive oil is an excellent choice for cleansing because it does not strip skin of its natural oils but will still clean your skin.

DIY a Rich, Creamy Avocado Mask

A homemade avocado mask is another natural way of soothing dry skin. Some dermatologist recommends pureeing half of an avocado and adding 1 teaspoon (tsp.) of olive oil to it. For very dry skin, They also suggest 1 tablespoon (tbsp.) of honey. The mask should be applied to your skin and left on for at least 15 to 20 minutes. After that, wash it off. You should feel moisturized. You can also benefits by using your regular moisturizer.

Oatmeal soap to calm your skin.

It is said that adding a cup of oatmeal in a warm bath can help to rehydrate dry skin naturally. She explains that the oat product is soothing and helps retain moisture in the bathwater.

Coconut Oil before Bed

Some dermatologists advise that coconut oil will solidify at room temperature to be used as a moisturizing lotion at night or whenever you feel like it. Apply the oil to chapped hands and heels—layer with thick socks or non-latex gloves.

Homemade Oatmeal Honey Mask 

Oatmeal can also serve as an exfoliator or mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon honey and a splash of water. Warm the mixture, then apply to your skin. You can use it to exfoliate and then rinse off. Or, you can leave it on for up to 15 minutes to make a soothing, hydrating treatment.

Aloe Vera to soothe dry, itchy skin.

Aloe vera gel can be utilized to treat sunburns. It is also be useful during dry winter months. Aloe vera gel works by reducing redness and irritation caused by excess dryness. According to research, it can also reduce signs of aging and acne breakouts. However, it is also said that aloe can cause allergic contact dermatitis in some people. You have to do a patch test before applying to your skin.

Make Your Bath Oil

Dermatologist states that natural oils are excellent for moisturizing skin and helping to restore the skin’s natural protective oils. You can also use natural oils, like coconut oil and olive oil, that aren’t irritants like argan, jojoba, and avocado oils. Experts suggest adding a few drops of the oil to a running tub. Give your skin a quick soak to avoid oil rubbing off,. After that, gently dry your skin by gently patting it dry. You can apply a bit of your favorite oil to your skin after your shower to keep your skin soft and moisturized.

For itchy skin, use milk compresses.

Dermatologists say that milk has natural anti-inflammatory qualities. It also contains lactic acid, which is a mild, natural exfoliant. It is useful for itchy or irritated skin. It is recommended to make a milk compress by soaking a cloth in cool milk and placing it over any dry areas. Experts suggest applying these compresses to your skin for five to ten minutes at a stretch. 

Fruit enzyme cleanser or exfoliant.

Fruit enzymes are really a lifesaver during dry-skin seasons. Experts say that these alpha-hydroxy acids can be used to gently exfoliate the surface layer of dulling skin cells on the body and also the face. Pumpkin and papaya are good examples of fruit enzymes. It is recommended that you use a fruit-enzyme-infused mask or wash twice per week.

Esthetician in Atlanta, Georgia

ELLEMES™ Medical Spa is a luxurious medical spa in Atlanta, Georgia, that offers the latest and greatest skincare treatments. From laser hair removal to cellulite reduction, we offer a wide range of services to help you look and feel your best. Our team of professionals will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. Contact us today at (470) 222 – 6581 to schedule your consultation and start feeling confident about your appearance!

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