Five Misunderstood Facts to Improve Your Skin Care

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5 interesting skin facts to improve your skin care - spa sophiaOur skin is our largest organ, and protects our bodies from a lot of the damaging chemicals in our environment. That’s why we have to take good care of it. Good skin care starts with deepening your knowledge about your skin. That’s why we we listed five interesting skin facts below, so you can care for your skin intelligently.

The Best Treatments Don’t Have to Be the Best For You

Discoveries and advancements in the skincare industry are made every day, leading to new treatments and products. Some of these work well for many people and gain a lot of popularity. But just because a treatment is branded as the latest and greatest, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. A lot of factors come into play when determining the best treatment of your skin, such as skin color, skin condition and features. At Spa Sophia we therefore always tailor or facials to your individual needs.

Skin Care Starts From Within

While many products and treatments are available to help your skin’s health from the outside, skin care starts from within. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy food, drinking water, exercising, and staying away from cigarettes and living a stress free life all greatly contribute to the way your skin looks and feels. Read our tips on how to de-stress and what foods to eat to start!

Pores Can’t Open Or Get Bigger

Your pores can’t open or get bigger, not even by steaming or putting hot water on your skin. This is one of those interesting skin facts that many people don’t know about. Pores don’t have muscles, and can’t open or close, or even change size. What steaming and hot water does do to your pores is clean them, which can make them look smaller because the dirt is removed from them.

Skin Has Three Layers

Skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutis. The epidermis is the outer layer, and protects and alerts your body when viruses or infections come near. Your skin’s pigmentation is also produced within the epidermis. The dermis lies underneath and gives your skin elasticity while also housing hair follicles and temperature regulation. The dermis is also where your nerved lie, and thus how you feel and touch. The most inner layer is the subcutis, which consists mostly of fat to cushion and isolate your body, and provide it with backup fuel.

Skin Doesn’t Adapt to Products

Some people are afraid that their skin adapts to their beauty products, and therefore try to alternate between them. But skin actually only ever builds a tolerance for retinol and its derivatives, which aren’t very common ingredients. Your skin never “gets used to” things like antioxidants, moisturizers and peptides. Your skin may seem to improve less over time, but that’s because your skin has already gotten to a certain good point and improvements are less drastic. To see and buy Spa Sophia’s favorite beauty products, click here.

Want more information about your skin, and improve its health and look? Book a Spa Sophia facial online or make an appointment by calling 310.564.6676.