Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:23

Micro Peel Facial for Today's Man

Written by   Enrique Ramirez, L.E., L.M.T.

Men may be from Mars and women from may be from Venus, but when it comes to skin care and aging, they share the same planet. One of the differences between men and women is that men are more discreet and quiet about their fear of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, gray hair, and ingrown hairs (due to shaving) are some of the common concerns that men have.

The men with the most concerns are over the age of 35, as younger men still feel strong and invincible. As a result, younger men do not experience worries or anxiety about aging and tend to stick more to body waxing, as they frequently attend pool or beach parties and seek the next available female or male.

paintbrushThis facial was created specifically to address the concerns of men and utilizes microdermabrasion, deep pore extractions, and a mild fruit acid peel to unveil baby soft skin. Most men tend to have thick skin, in more ways than one, so it takes more than a cleanser and toner to get them back into clear skin shape. This facial is an aggressive treatment, therefore, it is only recommended to be used about four times a year and in-between treatments; skin care professionals can perform a basic facial with minimal pore extractions.

Due to testosterone, men tend to have oily skin and large pores with a high concentration of blackheads. These imperfections tend to terrify the general audience. Furthermore, the average man does little to care for his skin, relying on a bar of soap and water to magically erase skin imperfections. Furthermore, grooming companies have also spoiled these men by making cleaning even easier for them; a shampoo, conditioner, and body wash all in one is a truly terrifying product only a man can invent. It cannot get any easier for them. However, any skin care savvy person knows that this is all wrong! Keeping grooming products separate is a must. The thought of using the same wash on the face that was just slathered everywhere else on the body does not sound appealing.

vialsAt the end of this facial, professionals should recommend one to three products for men to use at home, as most men will not likely buy anything if they get a sense of confusion or if the regimen sounds like a chore. For the most part, they should stick to a clay mask to keep blackheads at bay, a gel cleanser to give them that squeaky clean feeling, and a lightweight moisturizer with SPF. Those are the first three products that should be selected. Professionals should also explain their products using very simple language so the men can understand clearly. When men have a clear understanding, they will use their products as prescribed and will run back to the retail shelf to restock them when they run out. Men tend to be loyal to their grooming products when it is easy for them to understand their use and purpose.

Step-By-Step Procedure
1. Cleanse the skin with a gel or milky cleanser, focusing on the face, neck, and behind the ears.

facemassage2. Analyze the skin, checking for blackhead concentration, ingrown hairs, and razor burn around the beard area. Also check for skin dehydration at this time, as less than one percent of men will use a heavy product to moisturize and the other 99 percent will use nothing at all.

3. Begin the treatment by doing two passes of microdermabrasion to the entire face, including under the eye and the beard area to target razor burn and ingrown hairs. Most men tend to make many mistakes when it comes to shaving, including not changing the blade, which gets dull and irritates the skin.

Cleanse the face again to remove any crystals or residue from the microdermabrasion.

5. In a manner that is similar to that of a barber, use hot towels to wrap their face. Leave a pre-extraction mask on the skin for 10 minutes to make the skin soft and pliable for better
pore purging.

6. During the masking, massage the shoulders, arms, and hands for a destressing effect.

7. After 10 minutes, perform an extraction and be sure that no pore is left untouched. Check every single pore, including the ear lobes and behind the ears, as these important areas tend to go unnoticed by most skin care professionals.

Proceed to massage the face, beard area, and neck to bring fresh blood to the area and remove some of the waste, preferably with a mattifying balm or lotion.
Apply a hydrating mask to give the skin a boost of moisture.

9. After leaving it on for about 10 minutes for better absorption, remove the mask.

10.To end the treatment, apply a gentle fruit acid peel to the face and neck. The client should leave the spa with this peel on until they shower for longer-lasting benefits.

With the combination of microdermabrasion, extraction, and a fruit acid peel, the skin will be clean from the outside in and the inside out, leaving the client feeling handsome and ready to face the world.

EnriqueBorn in Mexico and raised in Chicago, Enrique Ramirez has built a career as a skin care and massage expert. A graduate of the prestigious Swedish Institute and the Christine Valmy School of Esthetics, Ramirez is renowned by clients for a friendly, professional demeanor, a natural, intuitive touch, and the utmost precision. face to face nyc opened in New York City's Flatiron district in 2004 and offers a cozy, relaxed atmosphere and a wide range of skin care, massage, and beauty services. The salon has built a loyal following due to the unmatched personal attention given to each client.






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