What is all the hype about CBD?
CBD is revolutionizing the skincare world with becoming a super antioxidant that tackles some of the most challenging skincare concerns! CBD is a wonder ingredient as it also contains Vitamin D and is the only botanical plant that does. CBD contains omega-3 & omega 6 and its antioxidant property is more powerful than vitamin C, E, A or omega 3 fatty acids. CBD is also becoming one of those ingredients that is widely used so it should have a "Buyers Beware" sticker as not all CBD is created equal. We'll get into that a bit later, but for now lets dive into to what CBD is!
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from HEMP, which is a strain from the Cannabis Sativa family. It produces NO psychoactive effects in the body.
CBD is an incredibly healing antioxidant (stronger than Vitamin C & E) and is responsible for providing relief and healing. It is great for skin conditions and aging in the skin.
The cannabis Sativa family have 2 different species, the 2 main species are HEMP (CBD) and Marijuana (THC). Both plants contain phyocannabinoids that provide many benefits for the body. Its important to know that HEMP plants are grown specifically for CBD based products and not grown for drug use.
WHY IS CBD GOOD FOR MY FACE & BODY?
WHERE DOES AFL SKINCARE GET THEIR CBD PRODUCTS?
AFL Skincare gets all of their CBD products from Glymed Plus. Glymed Plus sources their CBD from the USA which is important because that means it is free of heavy metals, toxins, chemicals, pesticides and is higher quality. In addition to sourcing it from the USA it is tested from a 3rd party (ISO-Certified) company to ensure purity & quality.
Here is a list of all the CBD products available from AFL Skincare.
There are so many benefits to the amazing ingredient CBD and I think the buzz is definitely noteworthy! If you have further questions or need help deciding which product is best to incorporate into your routine leave a comment below or text at 612-394-1752.
What is the Microcurrent Facial?
What is Microcurrent?
Think non-surgical facelift or a Workout for your face! Microcurrent is a facial that will tighten, lift, tone and increase the hydration of your skin! This facial achieves all of this by delivering an electrical current to the skin.
AFL Skincare provides top of the line Microcurrent facials with a device created by Neurotris. This machine is a dynamic machine that will ensure you will achieve the best results for your skin on any given day you have the microcurrent facial. It never omits static pulse some other machines on the market do, this microcurrent works with your skin to provide a custom experience.
What are the Benefits?
When you consistently have the microcurrent facial 5 major benefits occur:
Blood Flow: The low-level electrical pulse promotes blood and lymphatic flow in the skin.
Hydration: These pulses also trigger ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production that helps to improve cellular function, thus improving oxygen levels and hydration levels. ATP is crucial as it, simply put, is the energy of your cell. Increasing your ATP, you are increasing your Anti-Aging Protection.
Volume: Microcurrent not only increases the hydration level of the cell but it also stimulates the oxygen which helps to volumize the skin.
Firmness: This increase in oxygen along with the muscle contractions lead to a toned face. So, all the above benefits of the increase of ATP, hydration, blood flow, oxygen and muscle contraction will improve the firmness of the skin.
Luminosity: The final benefit is the luminosity of the skin. When you consistently have microcurrent facials you are extending the skin cells hydration and oxygen and that will give your skin a luminously beautiful glow!
How often should I get a Microcurrent Facial?
Most clients will need an initial series of 6-10 treatments, one to two times per week. Once satisfactory results are achieved a maintenance treatment is recommended every month to every 6 weeks. AFL Skincare offers packages of 6, 8 & 10 treatments offered at a discounted rate. Additionally, AFL Skincare sells at home Microcurrent devices for the face and under eyes. These devices used regularly along with quality home care can really enhance your results of microcurrent.
Does Microcurrent Hurt? Can I try this treatment without committing to a series?
The short answer is no. The setting should be comfortable for the client and never uncomfortable.
You can absolutely have this treatment done without committing. Microcurrent is on the Rejuvenation Facial menu and can be booked like any other facial.
Can anyone have a Microcurrent facial?
Microcurrent is safe for most, however should not be used on anyone with these conditions.
· Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices.
· Pregnancy (client or esthetician)
· Metal plates or pins in the application area.
· Under a physician's care for a disorder, illness, disease, or injury
In conclusion, it is such a beneficial facial treatment and it is super relaxing! This is should be on your list to try in the coming months!
The Before and Afters are taken after a series of 8 sessions. As you can see the lines on the forehead are softened, the jaw is lifted and the lips are more plump. Additionally, you can see the client has more of a luminous glow, hyperpigmentation is less visible. This client continued on with 8 more sessions!!!