THE SKINCEUTICALS CITY RECOVERY FACIAL
The City Recovery Facial Treatment has been devised to address the skin health
issues of the male client exposed to the environmental aggression of city living. The
considerations in compiling this treatment have been:
Free radical damage caused by pollution and Ultra Violet light leading to
premature ageing and poor skin function
City lifestyle – possibly incorporating alcohol, smoking, fast food diets, lack of
fresh air. These factors can all lead to further free radical damage.
Dehydration due to sulphur in the air, air conditioned or centrally heated
offices. This impacts on the skin’s barrier function and its ability to protect
itself from irritant substances and infection.
Dehydration additionally leads to poor desquamation, a dull, flakey skin and
an imbalance of the vital acid mantle
Sluggish skin – the skin’s metabolism will slow and there will be a lack of
oxygenation of the tissues
Skin sensitisation leading on from the reduction of the natural barrier function
and the exposure to irritant chemicals in the air
Congestion from the city grime leading to open and closed comedones
(blackheads and white heads) with a possibility that these then progress into
papules and pustules.
Stress related skin conditions – acne, rosacea, tired and sluggish skins. Lack
of sleep impacting on skin fatigue and consequent ageing issues