Lately my skin has been feeling extra dry. I know, I know…..it’s a common problem this time of year, but what I’ve been experiencing was much more acute than the normal dry weather skin I usually have. That, coupled with rounding the corner on another birthday and the gravity that comes with it ?, sent me looking for solutions……but here’s where it gets tricky…….
Like most women, the internal dialogue of guilt and self-imposed expectations can be loud and strong. We can come up with a million reasons why we “shouldn’t”…..shouldn’t spend the money on myself, can’t take the time, need to focus on the unending list of “To Do’s” for other people. The excuses can be endless, but here’s the thing……I’ve done enough work to know that doing something small for myself – completely guilt free – only results in me being a more effective mother, wife, friend, coach. It allows me to stay present and Find Love Over Worry through the chaos of the Holiday season.
(Oh, and PS….I don’t believe in the word “should”. Next time you find yourself thinking or saying it, trade it out for the word “could” and see what happens. ?)
So without hesitation I dug into my search with a vengeance. After a lot of research, I decided to try a Microcurrent Facial.
Here’s where it gets FUN, because it was one of the best facials I’ve ever had!! Immediately I knew that I wanted to partner with The Steele Vault to share this gem with you. I also got really inspired to think about gifting “experiences” this year instead of “things”. I want all of my friends to experience what I just experienced and realized what a perfect gift it would be!! And even better, helps me in my quest of Finding Love Over Waste. WINNING!
So let me tell you about the MICROCURRENT Lift & Tone Facial at The Steele Vault. While I’ve partnered with The Steele Vault, I did so ONLY because of my incredible experience and results.
I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect other than knowing it’s referred to as the “natural” face lift and I was blown away by the results.
As you know, I’m curious by nature and peppered Amy, the owner of The Steele Vault, with a million questions before I had even gotten in the door. Here are the some of the highlights:
Q: What IS Microcurrent?
Amy: As we age, our body loses much of its natural electrical energy, much like a battery gradually losing its charge. On a cellular level, this leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin, which leads to unevenness of texture; lines, wrinkles and folds become the inevitable result. Beneath the skin, the facial muscles become increasingly contracted over years of facial expression and gravity, allowing the overall lift of our face to decline. Microcurrent emits subtle electrical frequencies that mimic the body’s own electrical signals, thereby increasing the amount of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the chemical fuel of human cells) by as much as 500%. Such increased levels of ATP speed cellular metabolism; the result is a detoxification that increases the rate of toxin elimination.
Q: What are the key benefits of Microcurrent?
Improves Skin Texture – It improves the overall texture of your skin because it acts as a toning technique for the face and neck.
Defines The Jawline – Your jawline gets chiseled and well defined because it lifts your jowls. It also visibly lifts your eyebrows.
Delaying Signs Of Premature Aging – It works on your fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. Microcurrent facial is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments.
Improves Blood Circulation – It leaves you with a radiant and luminous glow because it improves blood circulation.
Helps In Lymphatic Drainage – It acts as a detox procedure to flush out toxins through increased lymphatic drainage.
Increases Skin Permeability – It flushes out toxins and clears out your skin, improving the penetration of topical application and products that, in turn, improve your skin’s health.
Reduces Acne – It works on all types of acne and is safe for all skin types. You should see a visible reduction in your acne and scars in just a few sessions.
Exfoliates Your Skin And Reduces Pore Size – It is a gentle abrasive technique that exfoliates your skin, removes dead skin cells, and clears clogged pores – ultimately leaving the skin supple.
Melasma Treatment – It reduces discoloration, pigmentation, and other issues with an uneven skin tone that are caused by suntan or melasma.
Q: Who is the ideal candidate for Microcurrent?
Amy: The best candidate for a micro-current facelift is any person who wishes to maintain or gain a youthful appearance. Younger clients can seek a microcurrent facelift to prevent some of the aesthetic effects of aging. Older clients can be rejuvenated by having a micro-current facelift.
There are certain contraindications (not ideal) for this treatment, these include clients who are PREGNANT or have any of the following:
Pacemaker – Heart disease – Epilepsy – Active Melanoma – Phlebitis
Q: Is it going to hurt?
Q: Does it work if you’ve had Botox?
Amy: Botox can cause muscle atrophy because it paralyzes facial muscles. So microcurrent “is essential if you do Botox,” because it re-stimulates the frozen muscle and keeps the paralyzed forehead muscles lifted, not slack.
Q: My skin is currently very dry. Will this help with hydration?
Amy: We’re going to finish your treatment with a stem cell mask with microcurrent which is going to enhance hydration in addition to promoting collagen synthesis and reducing expression lines.
I have to say, I couldn’t be happier about the results. The best compliment I’ve been getting is that I look so rested. Who knew that could happen in the midst of sick kids, traveling and the Holidays. HA!! I’ll TAKE IT!!!!!
I can’t thank Amy and Aubree enough for taking such great care of me, answering all my questions and delivering a world class experience with lasting results. I will 100% be back to The Steele Vault, I will absolutely be getting Microcurrent Facials again, and I DEFINITELY will be gifting this experience.
The results have been lasting, in part, I believe because they recommended I use a couple Skin Better products that have proven to be up for the task of re-hydrating my skin. When we decided to partner, I wanted to share these products with you and The Steele Vault was kind enough to offer you a Gift with Purchase……and it’s a goodie.
When you purchase an AlphaRet (reg or intensive) ($120) and a Trio ($135) you’ll receive a free Sunbetter Sunscreen compact ($55). How great is that? Perfect for you OR someone on your Christmas list.
I’m hoping you’ll all find some time to do something kind and loving for yourself during this busy season. After you’ve done that, join me in thinking about ways we can give the gift of experiences this year and share the love.