3 Reasons You Should See a Skincare Professional This Year

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Whether you’re booking appointments with a dermatologist or a licensed esthetician, professional skin treatment is more than just an indulgent treat. It’s a necessity with a plethora of benefits for the mind, body and soul. Here are a few to consider:


Spend time on you.

As much as we hate to part with money, many of us find it even more difficult to part with our precious time. But I’m here to convince you that you are worth your time. I’m not advocating for monthly facials because–let’s be real–squeezing those into our busy schedules will only heighten stress. But bi-monthly or even quarterly sessions will rejuvenate your mood and remind you that you matter.

Like your favorite yoga class or therapy session, professional skin care appointments become their own kind of therapy–your sacred space to release worry while nourishing your body. Bonus: These appointments slows down the hands of time as far as your skin is concerned.


Get to the bottom of your skin concerns.

You can always read my tips on how to decipher what your skin needs, but there’s nothing like having a professional assess your skin to determine its unique struggles. Whether you have major skin concerns or something minuscule like a long-standing blackhead, a skin pro can help you get to the bottom of why it’s happening and what you can do about it.

Regular facials clear congested pores, smooth fine lines and diminish discoloration. But if your skin requires more than that, the pros likely have a treatment on deck. If you have a skin issue affecting your confidence, triggering negative thoughts or making you feel less-than, let a professional guide you through the process of reclaiming your confidence.


Refill your tank with the power of touch.

It’s no secret that we live in a touch-deprived society, and our digital lives only exacerbate the symptoms. We think of refilling our tanks through solitary care and self-love, but we forget that we thrive on connection. By connecting with another human and feeling someone’s nurturing touch, we replenish an instinctual need. For some, a facial may be the only touch they receive from another human all month long.

Nonsexual touch is vital to our wellbeing and can reduce stress, blood pressure and cortisol levels in the body, particularly in women.  So next time you start to feel like professional skin care is an unnecessary splurge, remind yourself that you’re nourishing your body, calming your mind and satisfying your spirit’s innate need for touch and connection.


This story was written for and originally published by Hope For Women Magazine.


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About Sarah Nicole

Sarah is a Denver based expert esthetician, known for returning abused sensitive skin back to a glowing state without harsh products while boosting her client's skin confidence and self-worth. Sarah has been featured in Allure, New Beauty, Greatist, NBC News, and D Magazine among others. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahnpayne.

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