Bay Area summers, like all our seasons, are temperate and balmy, which means we spend a lot of time outdoors year round. And as the weather gets even warmer, you’ll be hanging out at the beach, driving with the top down, and soaking in more of the sun’s rays along with everything else floating around in the air.
Over time, your skin becomes a receptacle for all the junk it absorbs from the environment and even some foods and medications. The result is tired, lackluster skin that products can’t fix — but we can.
Jon Huang, LAc, and our team at Earthy Ruby in Cupertino, California, offer specialized detoxifying facials that revitalize your skin from the inside out. It’s just the thing for facing the upcoming summer season. Here’s what you need to know.
Your body comes equipped with a purifying system to flush away chemicals, waste, and toxins that can diminish your immune system. Called the lymph system, this network of nodes throughout your body filters waste and circulates lymph (an infection-fighting fluid). The nodes trap viruses, bacteria, and foreign particles and substances so your white blood cells can attack and destroy them.
Another key part of the system is the lymphatic duct network located under your collar bone. These ducts return lymph to your bloodstream to start the process all over again.
If these ducts and nodes become blocked with a buildup of toxins and waste, there's no mechanism in place to clear the stagnation. Understandably, this makes your immune system sluggish, but it also affects your skin. You’ll notice increased oil production, dark circles under your eyes, puffiness, dull skin, clogged pores, and blemishes.
The only way to get things moving again is to intentionally drain your lymph system through exercise, inversion therapy, controlled breathing, and massage.
When most people think of facials, they think of cleansing, moisturizing, and relaxing. And all those things are good, but if you really want to do your face a favor, our detox facial cleans your skin from the inside out.
You have about 600 lymph nodes in your body, and many of them are near your chin, ears, and clavicle. Our expert aestheticians and massage therapists target these areas with specialized techniques that move the lymph and the waste out and away from the nodes.
As we press and release repeatedly, it triggers your muscles to contract and relax, moving the lymph out. As it clears, you reap several benefits:
Like a workout for your face, our detox facial invigorates your skin and strengthens your facial muscles, giving you a glowing complexion you can’t get from any product.
And you can combine the detox facial with any of our other deluxe facials, custom-designed to meet your specific needs.
Whatever your plans this summer, you can face them with a brighter, clearer complexion by scheduling a detox facial at Earthy Ruby — you may even ditch your makeup and go natural. To reserve your session, call us today, or book online at your convenience.