A Self-Care Routine for Your Face

A Self-Care Routine for Your Face

By Corri Vara, Owner of International Day Spa

Taking care of your skin can be one of the last things on your long list of to-do’s. In reality, it should be at the top, considering all it does for you. You are protected from the sun, produce new skin cells and heal wounds every day thanks to the largest organ on your body.

Often times society views routine facials as a luxury; however, we believe professional facials are essential to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Receiving a facial on a regular basis helps your skin look youthful and fresh and helps reduce breakouts.

The main reason young skin looks so vital, healthy and glowing is because of a smaller amount of dead skin that allows the living layers of skin to shine through. Young skin is able to produce new skin cells at a fast rate. As we age, our cell turnover time takes longer, leaving the skin dull and rough. This is when the dreaded fine lines and wrinkles begin to show.

One main purpose of an effective skin routine is to promote a faster cell turnover rate for more youthful-looking skin. You can make this even more effective by having a professional facial once a month.

During a facial, your esthetician can offer deep exfoliation to remove dead skin cells that have piled up on your face, perform extractions safely without scarring, infuse hydration, and help brighten hyperpigmentation. These treatments can help you maintain your most balanced skin.

An expert esthetician will make recommendations on how to adjust your skin care routine based on how your skin is reacting to the season and hormones. Using the correct at-home facial products is just as important and receiving a professional facial. Consider your routine dental cleanings – do you skip out on brushing and flossing just because you have had it professionally done? No, you have to be diligent with your at-home maintenance to keep your teeth (and skin) healthy. Your esthetician will be able to help you choose the right cleanser, treatment and moisturizer for day and night for what your skin currently needs. Think about those like your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. They are a necessity.


Have fun with your routine at home by adding a weekly DIY facial. Try a clay mask to treat breakouts and reduce oil production. Brighten and tighten your skin with a vitamin C-infused mask treatment. This is your time to either replenish or refresh your complexion. Create your “me time” to take care of yourself, breathe deep and relax, leaving the stress of the day or week behind you.

A Special Offer

September is an exciting month for us as we celebrate 26 years of spa life. We want to continue to celebrate and pass on the savings to you.

$26 Facials for our 26th Anniversary.


During the month of September receive a New York Facial or Murad Acne Clinic for only $26 (reg. $49). Call (909) 793-9080 to book. Available while appointments last.