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You have a new baby! It’s an exciting time in your life! There is much reason to celebrate, even in the midst of a pandemic. Bringing your little one home from the hospital can feel overwhelming even under normal circumstances and bringing your baby home right now may feel more so. It is understandable if you feel emotional or unsettled that this will not be the “new baby” experience you had expected. However, this time in your life is precious and can still be joyful. 

You may be wondering if there is an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 for yourself or your baby. Please be assured that there is no evidence that women who have recently had a baby and are otherwise healthy are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. A recently pregnant woman’s immune system is considered normal unless she suffers from other health challenges or infections. Newborns and children, in general, do not appear to be at high risk of becoming seriously ill from the COVID-19 virus. However, do not wait to call our office if your baby has any symptoms about which you are concerned.

The three most important precautions you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy are:

  • wearing a mask
  • maintaining social distance
  • washing/sanitizing your hands frequently

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend not putting masks on babies or children younger than two years. Older siblings, however, should wear a mask when holding or playing with their new sibling. Any visiting adults should do so as well. 

Practicing good hygiene during a pandemic is crucial to stop the spread. Anyone coming into your home should wash their hands thoroughly and follow social distancing guidelines. Before holding the baby for feeding or changing a diaper, always make sure that whoever is handling your baby has clean hands. Remind your children that handwashing should be done frequently, especially if they are re-entering the home after having been at school or outside playing with other children, etc. 

Although you may long to get out of the house, avoid visiting locations with large numbers of people. It’s a good idea to avoid unnecessary possible exposure to COVID-19 as well as other germs. Using a grocery delivery service or asking a family member or friend to assist with errands will allow you to stay home as much as possible. While it may be wonderful to have visitors, you’ll be recovering from childbirth, feeding the baby frequently, and getting little sleep, so take advantage of any support you have.

However, it’s also important to limit contact with a large number of visitors. Thanks to current technology, there are now other great options available to introduce your friends and family to your new arrival. Virtual meet-and-greets via online platforms are recommended for showing off your precious little one. And the benefit of having minimal visitors to your home is extended time to bond with your new baby. 

Happy mother with newborn baby

It’s important to remember that you’re not required to see anyone you’re not comfortable seeing and you may need time to settle in as a family before much outside contact takes place. When you are ready to see more visitors, it is perfectly acceptable to let friends or family know that their visit will need to be brief. You can also alert them to the possibility that you may need to cut a visit short if you or the baby start feeling tired or overwhelmed. Whether you will be outside or inside your home, it is fine to ask visitors to wear a mask if it makes you feel more comfortable. 

Be sure to practice good self-care while in recovery from the birth of your child. Don’t neglect to keep your scheduled doctor appointments post-delivery. It’s possible you may experience the “baby blues” due to hormonal changes, lack of sleep, and the stress of having a newborn. 

Baby Blues Symptoms often include:
  • feeling emotional and irrational
  • weeping for no apparent reason
  • feeling irritable or grouchy
  • feeling depressed or anxious

In addition to anxiety related to the baby blues, you may feel a heightened sense of anxiety because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The baby blues are not the same as postpartum depression. If these symptoms do not improve after a couple of weeks, make an appointment with your healthcare provider. You may need more support or be experiencing postpartum depression.

Be sure to keep your newborn’s well-baby appointments, as knowing your baby is healthy will add to your peace of mind! Entirely Kids Pediatrics has strict cleaning and sanitization protocols as well as specific office times for our well-baby checks. In order to better accommodate our patients during these times, we also offer telemedicine visits for your little ones. Some concerns are still better evaluated with an in-office visit and we may need you to bring your child into the office if necessary. We’re here to help, so if you have any concerns at all, please give us a call today. 

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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, getting a flu shot is more important than ever before.

flu vaccination shot by syringe to a young woman

The health and safety measures that have been adopted to help slow the spread of Covid-19 include social distancing, wearing face coverings or masks, and increased handwashing. These practices will also help slow the spread of the seasonal flu. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in fewer available hospital and ICU beds, as well as ventilators. During this fall’s flu season, as well as this winter’s, both the seasonal influenza virus and COVID-19 will be in circulation. This could cause many hospitals to face further shortages, which could affect their ability to care for people who have been infected with either illness.

During the 2018–2019 flu season, 35.5 million Americans contracted seasonal influenza. As a result, 34,200 died. While last year half of all Americans received the flu shot, the CDC estimates this prevented 4.4 million cases of flu, 58,000 hospitalizations, and 3,500 deaths. That’s equivalent to saving 10 lives per day during flu season. The flu vaccine has additional benefits for people with chronic medical conditions, like reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or death among people with heart disease, and decreasing illness flares in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Is it possible to have COVID-19 and the flu?

Yes, it is possible for a person to contract COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. It is no surprise those who have both COVID-19 and influenza B become more ill than those who have COVID-19 alone[i].

Do COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms?

Yes, COVID-19 and flu have some symptoms in common. These symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, and coughs. Patients who get the flu should also be tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine until results are received.

How effective is the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is not 100% effective. However, it is 40% to 60% effective in most years. Another benefit of receiving the flu vaccine is that in the event you do contract the flu, you are likely to become less ill from it or experience a shorter duration of illness if you do. Therefore, vaccination reduces the risk of severe illness or death.

I had the flu shot last year. Do I need another one?

Yes, everyone should receive a flu shot annually. Influenza A and Influenza B cause most cases of flu in humans. Both strains continuously mutate enough for the immune system to be unable to recognize them. For this reason, prior infection of one strain of the flu may not necessarily protect you from other strains. It is even possible that your immune system will not recognize the same strain you had in the past if it has mutated enough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitor the changing strains of influenza in various countries. This data is used in developing vaccines months before the flu season starts. For the 2020 flu season, the common strains are predicted to include H1N1 and H3N2.

Could the flu vaccine help protect me from Covid-19?

It’s possible. Virologist Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chairman of the Global Virus Network, says that the key is getting the correct live flu virus in the vaccine. “The vaccine has to have a live virus in it. The virus is attenuated so it doesn’t cause disease, but otherwise, the virus is alive.” These live vaccines could offer some supplementary protection.

During the vaccine development process, scientists can take several approaches. A component of the pathogen can be used to activate an immune response in a test subject. Another strategy is to kill the pathogen and its corpse then becomes the vaccine. They can also take a live pathogen and weaken it in the lab. This version is referred to as a live, attenuated vaccine. There is some evidence that live vaccines offer some protection against other diseases, including respiratory infections. However, the lifespan of this protection has not yet been determined.

Vaccines work by prompting the immune system to produce antibodies. These antibodies are very specific and are generally effective in neutralizing only one type of illness. However, scientists believe live vaccines epigenetically reprogram immune cells in the bone marrow. These are called myeloid cells. Myeloid cells differ from antibodies in that they are nonspecific and work quickly to neutralize various types of infections. Therefore, it’s possible that a live vaccine could assist the body’s immune system to expel the coronavirus before a person becomes seriously ill.

In short, whether a live flu vaccine can protect you from Covid-19 infection remains to be definitively proven. However, scientists and doctors across the globe are working hard to find out. In the meantime, avoiding the seasonal flu is nothing but an advantage, so call our office for an appointment today at 469-425-3600.

 

 

[i] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmv.26163

 

 

 

Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830

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Shelby Williams joins Seota Digital Marketing as Director of Digital Solutions

Plano City Councilman Shelby Williams has joined top-rated Frisco-based Digital Marketing Agency, Seota as Director of Digital Solutions. Shelby brings nearly two decades of digital expertise to Seota, including his time with Deloitte Digital, and is eager to apply his deep knowledge of eCommerce and mobile commerce. Shelby sees rich opportunity for businesses and organizations to reinvent and reinvigorate themselves digitally in the wake of 2020. “Our long-standing assumptions of how and where we do business have been fundamentally challenged and shaken,” he says. “Those who adapted to the digital world before 2020 are leaving those who hadn’t in the dust. I’m excited to apply Seota’s strong digital capabilities to help businesses and organizations succeed and thrive in this new world.” Shelby will be helping to bring Seota’s range of services, ranging from eCommerce, web design, SEO, and custom development, in strategic portfolios for businesses and organizations.

 
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Pool Winterizing Instructions for the North Dallas Area

The summer swimming season has come to a close, and it’s time to start getting your pool ready for the cold winter months. Properly winterizing your pool will save time and money when you are ready to start swimming again in the spring. Since you live in North Texas, a climate where the temperature rarely dips below freezing in the winter, you can continue circulating the pool water using your pump and filter. When you cover your pool, you can reduce the amount of time your pump runs and the amount of chemicals that you need to add to the pool.

A good time to begin the winterizing process is in the fall, just as the colors change, but before the leaves have a chance to fall into your pool. A chemical treatment to your pool is essential. A combination of proper water balance, an oxidizing agent, a stain preventer, and a concentrated non-metallic algaecide will ensure that your pool stays clean over the winter and is ready for use in the spring when the warmer weather arrives. Many manufacturers supply ready-made, winterizing kits that contain the chemicals mentioned above. Each manufacturer has different directions so make sure you follow the exact directions on your winterizing kit. Essentially, these chemicals will put extremely high levels of chlorine, alkaline, and algaecide in the water to prepare for the winter months ahead. Some of these chemicals mandate that the pool filter be turned on while the chemicals are added. Make certain you follow this direction.

Steps to Winterize Your Pool

STEP 1: Make sure the pool is clean and clear.

Make sure the water is in balance:

  • Chlorine 2.0-3.0ppm
  • pH 7.2-7.4ppm
  • Total Alkalinity 100-120ppm
  • Calcium Hardness 200-400ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid (Chlorine) 30-50ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid (Salt) 50-80ppm

Brush and vacuum the pool thoroughly to remove all dirt, leaves, and debris. Make sure the skimmer baskets, pump basket, and filter are clean. Backwash or clean filter if needed.

STEP 2: Make sure the water level is at or above the proper level.

STEP 3: With the pump running, add:

a. 1 qt. Sequa-Sol
b. 4 lbs. Shoxidizer
c. 1 qt. Algimycin 600
per 20,000 gallons

STEP 4: Fill floating chlorine dispenser with GLB slow dissolving 3” chlorine tablets and set on medium to low output setting.

Once the chemicals have been added, you can go ahead and cover the pool. Make sure that the cover is at least 5’ longer and 5’ wider than the longest and widest points of the pool. Before stretching the cover across the pool, you should install a floatation device in the center of the pool. This device can be a large inflatable winter pillow designed for this very purpose. The float serves two functions. First, it balances the rainwater and ice sure to form on your pool’s cover over the winter. Secondly, The area around the float will not freeze over the winter and will allow the ice to push inward toward the float, rather than outward towards the pool wall. This will ease the tension on the pool walls and tile.

STEP 5: Let the pump run for six to eight hours for proper chemical distribution in the water.

STEP 6: Change the run times on your timer box or controller for your main pump to run 3-6 hours during the middle of the night, set run times for booster pump operated pool cleaners to run 1 hour during the main pump run time.

Make sure your freeze protector is operating properly to keep the water circulating during potential freezes. Having a Freeze Protector installed will be beneficial for the well-being of your pool, pool equipment, plumbing, valves as well as provide peace of mind during the winter months, even in Texas.

Now that your pool is covered for winter, some maintenance may be necessary to extend the life of your cover and ensure a clean, clear opening in the spring.

  • Keep the cover clear of debris and excess water.
  • A small amount of water (about 1/8?) left on the cover will help keep the cover flat against the water’s surface and prevent the wind from lifting up the cover.
  • If the pool is covered with a mesh cover or leaf net, the water level and chemical balance should be monitored on a regular basis (usually once a month). Depending on local precipitation, the water level and chemical balance may need to be adjusted to prevent algae, staining, and scaling.

Have questions? Give us a call at 1 Stop. We’re happy to help. (972) 527-7665

 

 

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As if 2020 weren’t exciting enough, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year AND we will have a full moon! For the North Texas area as well as the nation, Halloween traditions may look a little different because of the COV?ID-19 pandemic, but there are still lots of ways families for families to have fun. Whether you and your family are trick-or-treating or quarantining, we have some fa-boo-lous ideas for a safe and spooky holiday!

Trick-or-Treaters

Keep these social distancing best practices in mind to keep everyone safe.

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Trick-or-treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently while out and about, as well as before eating or after coughing/sneezing
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

Dos and Don’ts of Giving Out Treats This Halloween

  • Don’t hand out candy if you are sick
  • Do wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose
  • Do use glow-in-the-dark duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to your driveway/front door
  • Don’t get closer than necessary to trick-or-treaters, no matter how cute they are!
  • Do put a disinfected table between yourself and trick-or-treaters for distributing candy
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently

Helpful Hints for Parents

  • Anyone who is sick should stay home
  • Talk with your children about maintaining safety and social distancing expectations
  • Carry a flashlight after dark
  • Make sure your children are wearing reflective clothing so drivers can see them at night
  • Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose
  • Everyone should wash their hands as soon as you return home
  • Always inspect the candy

Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Virtual costume parties & parades

Use video chats for an online Costume party! Invite friends and family to show off costumes and play games. Outdoor costume parades are another option if everyone stays at least 6 feet apart. Masks over the mouth and nose are a must!

Spooky movie night

Celebrate with a Halloween-themed movie night as a family. Another option is to allow your child to watch a movie with their friends virtually, with everyone starting the movie at the same time.

Decorating pumpkins

Carve pumpkins as a family – just be careful to avoid pumpkin carving injuries! After carving, insert a battery-operated light rather than an open-flame candle to avoid burns. Or draw/decorate pumpkins with markers, paint, or other items.

Halloween-themed treats

There are loads of fun Halloween-theme treat ideas on Pinterest – healthy and not-so-healthy! Make sure the treats are not choking hazards if you have children under age 3.

Halloween scavenger hunt

A Halloween scavenger hunt across your neighborhood will get everyone out of the house and searching for all sorts of fun and spooky Halloween decorations! Have prizes for the winners – a little competition gets the family invested! This is an ideal way to get some exercise and still have some Halloween fun!

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been recommending handwashing with soap and water to reduce the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. Due to the ongoing threat of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19) worldwide, it is advisable for people, particularly the children and seniors, to keep their hands clean.

However, soap and water are not always available, especially in public places with no restrooms or washing facilities. As such, CDC has also advised the use of sanitizer with...

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Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830

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Grand Opening of Our Frisco Location

Frisco pool owners have experienced delays in getting pool supplies through Amazon as well as gaps in pool cleaning services due to the Covid-19 shutdown, but local supplies and support are available! The 1 Stop Pool and Spa store’s beautiful new space inside of the Robertson Pool building is now open! 1 Stop is happy to offer even lower prices on over 1,500 items. Prices are competitive with online sellers, plus you get the help and guidance you need to take care of your pool.

To protect the safety of customers, the following measures are being taken:

Cleaning: Our team members have increased their attention to our cleaning practices and continue to remain diligent in these areas. This includes but is not limited to more frequent and scheduled cleaning of high-touch areas throughout our stores, such as counters, door handles, credit card terminals, pens, restrooms, etc.

Health and Hygiene: We are taking hand-washing and personal hygiene to the next level, making every effort to keep our stores as safe as possible during this time. We are also strictly enforcing our policy that employees stay home and seek medical attention if they fall ill.

Social Distancing: We are complying with the recommendation of maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other people. We are refraining from shaking hands, so please do not take it personally.

High Risk: For our higher at-risk customers, or if it just makes you just feel more comfortable, we offer curb side pick-up service. Just give us a call at 972-527-7665: we will process your order and payment over the phone and have it ready for pick-up. Call us again when you arrive and we will bring it out to your vehicle and load it with no contact - just pop the trunk! 

We are excited to welcome new and existing customers in to the Frisco store and are looking forward to meeting your needs. The safety of our customers, employees, and our communities remains at the top of our operating priorities. Proper sanitizing of pools will keep bodies of water safe for our community. As families across the country are spending increased time at home and limiting travel, providing the means for properly sanitized home pool environments is critical to helping maintain community health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 cannot survive in properly treated pool and hot tub water. In addition, untreated water can promote many other types of bacteria (Pseudomonas, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Shigella etc.). The World Health Organization (WHO) states that controlling water quality is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. All of our locations offer free water testing.

If you have invested in a pool for your Frisco family, you want to enjoy it and your family time as much as possible. Stop by our beautiful new 1 Stop Pool Supply Store to check out all the options we have for making the most of your family’s backyard oasis. We are making every effort to keep our locations stocked up with everything from sanitation supplies and equipment to pool toys and games. We are ready to serve you with everything you need during this time. We value your business, and we wish health and happiness for you and your families.     

 

Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830

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Is Saltwater from My Pool Damaging My Deck and Coping?

Saltwater pools started to soar in popularity in the mid-2000s. Around the same time, reports of problems involving deterioration of stone copings began to emerge. Softer, more porous stones, such as limestone, were reportedly experiencing erosion on pool copings and deck areas where there was consistent saltwater contact. Some owners noted handrail and ladder anchor corrosion. However, saltwater pool owners love the less-rigorous maintenance routine and the greatly-reduced chlorine odor, as well as the lack of reddened eyes and less dried-out skin. While saltwater pools are undoubtedly gentler on the skin and eyes, are they tougher on your pool’s surfaces?

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Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830

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Electronic waste or e-waste is electronics that are nearing the end of their use and are discarded, donated, or recycled. While donating and recycling electronic devices is better for the environment, the data in these devices can still be easily accessed and retrieved even after deletion. This information could be financial data such as account numbers or tax returns, or personal information like email messages or photos. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are working from home than ever before, which means a higher rate of electronics turnover. How can you protect your confidential information when discarding a device?



Risks of disposing e-waste

Personal computers have a lot of sensitive information on them which can be accessed and used for criminal activity.  According to Get Safe Online, any passwords stored in the computer could give access to secure websites holding the personal and financial information of the device's owner. Likewise, any browsing history and emails stored in the computer can be accessed.

Backing up data

Before disposing of the computer, one should think about what information to save and how much storage space is needed to save that information.  Data deemed important can either be transferred to a new computer, in another device, in a USB flash drive/external hard drive, or on the cloud storage. This way, the data can be recovered even if the information is accidentally erased.

Sign out accounts and disconnect devices

After saving all of the important information,it’s important to sign out of all online accounts. Also, un-pair your devices from Bluetooth devices like a mouse, keyboard, or wireless display.  Make sure that any CDs or DVDs that contain personal data are removed from the computer.



Deleting data and erasing the computer's hard drive

When deleting files, it is not  enough to rely solely on the routinely used deletion method such as moving a file to the trash or recycle bin or selecting "delete" from the menu. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) shared that although the files may appear to have been removed, data remains on the media even after a delete or format command is executed.

Remove data from the computer through a disk software designed to permanently remove data stored on a computer hard drive to prevent the possibility of recovery. Select a program that runs the secure erase command set, which will erase the data by overwriting all areas of the hard drive; or use disk wiping to erase sensitive information on hard drives and securely wipes flash drives and secure digital cards.

Overwriting

Delete sensitive information and write new binary data over it, the CISA suggested. Using random data instead of easily identifiable patterns makes it harder for attackers to discover the original information underneath.  One method of overwriting is to zero-fill a hard disk and select programs that use all zeros in the last layer. The owner of the data may use the Cipher.exe, a built-in command-line tool in Microsoft Windows operating systems that can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on New Technology File System drives.

This tool can also securely delete data by overwriting it. Clearing can also be used to prevent the information from being retrieved by data, disk, or file recovery utilities. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) notes that devices must be resistant to keystroke recovery attempts from standard input devices, such as keyboard or mouse, and from data scavenging tools.

Destroying

Another method to prevent other people from retrieving information is to destroy the device. There are specialized services available that will securely destroy the computer drive and other devices. Each drive can be made inoperable using powerful, patented equipment tested and approved by National Security Agency and Department of Defense. Reverse polarity technology permanently removes all data from drive.

If a person does not want to use any of the services, hard drives can be destroyed manually, according to CISA. However, care should be taken to ensure that the remaining physical pieces are small enough that the information cannot be reconstructed from them. Hardware devices can also be used to erase CDs and DVDs. It can be through magnetic media degaussers, wherein devices are exposed to strong magnetic fields that remove the data; solid-state destruction, the destruction of all data storage chip memory by crushing, shredding or disintegration; and using office or home paper shredders to shred CDs and DVDs.

Safe Disposal

Computers that are at the end of their life or are not intended for selling or giving away should be taken to a proper disposal facility. The facility will ensure that the computers are dismantled and the components recycled correctly and responsibly. Most computers contain hazardous materials such as heavy metals that can contaminate the environment. The Federal Trade Commission suggests looking for computer manufacturers, electronic stores, and other organizations that have computer recycling or donation programs.

 

 

Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830

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Obviously, your face is the first thing people see about you. Your skin is more than just part of your appearance; in many ways, it’s an indicator of your general health. As we’ve faced the Covid-19 pandemic this year, much of our lives has been filled with tension, worry, and uncertainty. That stress may be showing in your skin’s condition. If a visit to a local spa in Frisco is needed, with the necessary safety precautions taken, it’s worth the investment of time and money to care for your skin properly.

What is a spa facial?

A facial is a skin treatment that cleanses pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, hydrates and moisturizes the skin, and treats common skin concerns with a customized regime. It is also designed to boost your skin’s appearance and overall health. Spa facials provide several beauty and health benefits, which include:

Dead Skin Removal

Part of your spa facial time will be dedicated to exfoliating the outermost layers of skin. By sloughing away dead skin cells, bacteria, and debris, the opportunity for clogged pores is reduced. It reveals the fresher, more youthful skin cells underneath. Exfoliating ingredients, such as glycolic and alpha-hydroxy acids, are often used in this treatment.

Stress Reduction

During a facial, hundreds of pressure points in a person's face is gently massaged. This aspect of a facial treatment is designed to be relaxing as well as therapeutic. It can reduce physical and psychological stress in the body in addition to improving circulation to your skin. Increased blood flow not only gives you glowing skin, but enhances your skin’s health and helps the body rid itself of toxins. Facial massages and facials also help to accelerate the cell regeneration process. It encourages the production of collagen under the skin, resulting in younger-looking, firmer skin, and helps reduce the signs of stress.

Facials can also be paired with treatments like microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive process that removes a deeper layer of dead skin than a facial and improves cell regeneration. The combination of a facial and microdermabrasion will encourage the skin’s maximum rejuvenation and improve your complexion significantly.

Skin detoxification

Most facials are performed using ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, which can support the detoxification of the skin. Essential oils and herbal extracts can also be used for the same reason, and to hydrate dry, undernourished skin. Without proper hydration and detoxification, skin will often become dry and flaky.

Helps prevent bags under the eyes and dark circles

Facials can indirectly benefit the skin around the eyes. This particular area is sensitive, delicate, and thinner compared to the rest of the face. To discourage the development of crow's feet, dark circles, or eye bags, this skin must be properly maintained.

Evens skin tone

Melanin, which a compound responsible for giving color to the skin, is a defense mechanism of the skin to protect itself from harmful sun rays. Being underneath the sun can increase the production of melanin, which causes dark spots. Hormonal changes can also increase dark spots. Many facial services are designed to brighten these spots, causing them to be less noticeable and smoothing the skin.

Product Absorption

Because of the exfoliation performed during a facial, the newest, freshest layer of skin will be revealed. This paves the way for products to be more readily absorbed by the skin and encourages maximum hydration. In addition to the moisturizer the technician applies during a facial, any hydrating products used within hours or days immediately following will likely have their efficacy increased. Diligently applying retinoids or dark-spot correctors after the beauty treatment will also maximize the products' full impact.

Anti-Aging

Aestheticians may administer treatments designed to offer anti-aging benefits. Anti-aging facials that include glycolic acid treatments, collagen-infused serums, and hyaluronic acid can restore the skin's firmness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. An anti-aging facial which includes light therapy treatments can help restore the skin at a deeper level and will help to rejuvenate and strengthen the skin inside out. The elasticity of the skin gets reduced over time due to the reduction in collagen production. Spa facials can stimulate the production of collagen under the skin which will encourage firmness and tighter, smoother skin.

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Spence | Content Manager

Seota Digital Marketing 972.737.2830