Recovery in skin care is an underrated practice. For estheticians, the focus of professional skin treatments is usually on active exfoliation. At a certain point, healing needs to take place for the skin to shine as intended. In this article we will cover which ingredients, treatments and therapies are most beneficial for deep healing in the skin.
You’ve already heard all about CBD; short for cannabidiol, CBD is an amazing recovery ingredient because our body contains its own endocannabinoid system that communicates with our skin directly.
CBD supports the skin’s healing process by regulating skin cell proliferation. It is also highly antioxidant and antibacterial. It communicates with CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are responsible for the skin’s homeostasis. So, topical CBD helps ignite the body’s natural healing process when incorporated into any skin care service.
Since this ingredient can be taken internally, it offers that additional holistic aspect to healing treatments. This will also enhance the efficacy of professional treatments by encouraging the body to move back toward balance.
The power of oils can be overlooked because of their simplicity. Facial oils are able to transform the skin by balancing the microbiome, deep cleansing the pores and nourishing the acid mantle.
Luckily, there is an innumerable number of oils that positively impact the complexion. Hemp seed oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to promote optimal skin health, reduce inflammation and even out texture. It is non-comedogenic, helps regulate sebum production and contains ceramides that support the barrier layer for moisture retention. Similarly, macadamia nut oil helps restore barrier function and reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) to keep skin soft and hydrated.
Rosehip oil is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that support smooth, even texture and tone. This oil also promotes skin regeneration, helping to reduce scarring and fine lines.
Such oils are extremely beneficial for guests’ daily regimens. Suggest that they start utilizing a cleansing oil or applying a few drops of a treatment oil at the end of their skin care routine. A few times per week, encourage clients to work an oil into their skin for a few minutes to cleanse the pores. By encouraging skin cell proliferation, the oils penetrate into the follicle and move old, stagnant oil up and out of the pores.
Ashley Deckard, LE, has been a licensed esthetician since 2013, specializing in holistic skin care. Based in Denver, she is assistant director of education for Color Up and owner of A.D. Esthetics.