The Gold Star in Skin Care
Gianna Ugolini introduces her 24K Gold Facial and helpful tips and tricks to ensure your skin stays healthy during the winter months.
The leading skin-care expert at G.C. & Co. Salon & Med Spa, Gianna Ugolini is dedicated to providing her clients with the next best thing in skin care. Her knowledge of products and techniques is unrivalled, ensuring her clients walk away feeling fresh and beautiful.
Q: What is the 24K Gold Facial?
A: The 24K Gold treatment works to stimulate the production of collagen, while slowing down the depletion of elasticity. It lightens and brightens the skin while boosting cell renewal, leaving behind a radiant glow. Gold’s antioxidant properties combat environmental toxins and sun damage.
Q: What skin type would benefit most from this facial?
A: This treatment may be quite anti-aging; however, it is not only for those concerned with fine lines and wrinkles. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, which makes it great for those with oily and acne-prone skin, while those with dryer skin benefit because of its hydrating properties.
Q: What other facials do you offer?
A: My most popular treatment is the Signature Facial. It involves a deep cleanse, light peel, extractions, microdermabrasion, non-invasive microneedling, contour massage, microcurrent and LED light therapy to help heal the skin. People usually ask for the RF skin-tightening add-on around the eyes or lips to really top it all off. This is the most popular treatment, but all of my facial options can be viewed on our website.
Q: How regularly should people get facials?
A: Facials should be done once a month. One skin cycle is 28 days, so getting a facial helps sweep away those dead skin cells, leaving behind a radiant glow. However, if someone has a skin condition such as acne, severe sensitivity or pigmentation, they can start a program with me where I work on them once a week for at least four to six weeks. This is all while using proper products at home, based on their needs.
Q: What advice do you have for people to take care of their skin in the winter months?
A: Dehydrated skin is common at this time of year. This is where a little bit more TLC comes into play. Exfoliation is key, as well as masking at least three times a week to keep the lipid barrier hydrated in order to retain moisture.
Q: What is your favourite piece of advice?
A: The most important piece of advice I can offer is to have your skin assessed. You want to ensure you are using the correct products, based on your skin’s need to see maximum results. More importantly, you want to make sure you are using them properly. This all begins with cleansing. I constantly remind my clients to incorporate a clean facecloth into their routine. This acts as an added exfoliation and keeps dead skin cells from building up.
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