Anne Bennett, owner of A.F. Bennett Salon and Wellness Spa
27 Sep 2016
A.F. Bennett Salon & Wellness
350 New Dorp Ln,
Staten Island, NY 10306
At A.F. Bennett Salon and Wellness Spa, we are focused on providing a path to health and beauty for each of our guests through a full array of spa, salon, and seasonal services. A.F. Bennett Staten Island is a retreat for personal renewal of the body, mind, and soul. Our highly qualified team of certified professionals performs each treatment with a holistic approach, combining ancient methods of healing with state of the art equipment and the finest amenities. With the belief that peace begins within the individual and extends outward, may we provide you a serene haven where you can rediscover your truest self and depart with a renewed sense of inner peace.
The Path to Healthy, Beautiful Skin
As we age, skin becomes thinner, is more easily damaged, and experiences a reduced ability to heal. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that aging skin receives less blood flow and lower glandular activity. Our skin plays a vital role in protecting the body against pathogens and water loss. It also provides insulation, temperature regulation, sensation, and the synthesis of vitamin D. There’s so much that our skin does for us that we’re not always aware of, but it’s easy to forget the care essentials that help keep the skin healthy – and looking its best.
We all understand the importance of UV protection. Though the exact mechanisms of UV skin damage are hotly debated among MDs, the sun’s ultraviolet spectrum certainly causes collagen breakdown, and likely inhibits both DNA repair and immune system function.
Collagen production, incidentally, is a pivotal factor in your skin’s regenerative ability, which brings me to the importance of hydration. A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2007 found that drinking 9.5 cups of water every day for four weeks altered skin density and thickness, and a University of Missouri- Columbia study showed that drinking just two cups increased blood flow to the skin. Lemon infused water will help additionally, as vitamin C stimulates collagen production.
A visit to your favorite spa can’t always heal damage, but astounding new treatments seem to arise yearly. Scrubs that refresh and expose new skin are a tried and true starter, but there are also methods of detoxification and reducing bloat, along with a variety of skin rejuvenation serums. The Glycolic Facial, for example, is effective for all skin types. It treats fine lines, acne, hyper pigmentation, and dryness, and is also effective in addressing acne scars and enlarged pores. Glycolic polymers speed up exfoliation and provide maximum moisturization, restoring skin’s vibrancy, while leaving it radiant and smooth.
At a qualified, experienced professional spa, you should be able to choose from the latest scientifically-based treatments to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, so you’ll be ready to show off a part of your body that is nothing short of a miracle.