This post has sponsored content, but all thoughts and opinions regarding the experience are my own.

Throughout several blog posts I’ve discussed various aspects of self-care, from wellness to traveling and everything in between. Like most moms, I’m learning these things as I continue my personal life journey and sharing along the way. My recent microdermabrasion experience was another eye-opener that I wanted to share with my readers.

Why microdermabrasion?

I was asked by someone recently why I decided to try out this skin treatment. Honestly, I haven’t done the best job of taking care of my skin. That’s actually an understatement. I simply haven’t had time to focus on good skincare with everything going on in my world. There are construction projects to focus on each day. I have two energetic boys. The business won’t run itself! I honestly don’t have time most days to sit with a skincare professional. I know many readers will be able to relate to that.

But here’s the deal: if you don’t stop, your skin will stop you—most likely in front of a mirror! Listen, we’re moms, we’re career women, and we’re in our 30s. To combat the influence of time and life, most have chosen the botox route. I wanted to try something a little less invasive for my skin that didn’t have the potential of harmful side effects. So I took some time to find an alternative solution, and that led me to an out-of-the-way experience that has changed how I manage my skincare.

Spa Riviera to the rescue!

I found myself at Spa Riviera, a skin and body care boutique in Torrance, California, not really knowing much about what would happen. The owner, Tony Cutrona, welcomed me and put my mind at ease with his warm personality and demeanor (which is very important when trying to develop a trusting relationship with a skincare professional). I explained what I wanted, and he recommended his signature service, the microdermabrasion facial.

Mr. Cutrona broke everything down for me. He explained how the microdermabrasion treatment would remove dead skin cells and cause a decrease in wrinkles and fine lines in the face area. That was music to my ears! I didn’t know that oil glands in our skin slow down as we age, and that our skin slows down the process of naturally shedding skin. The treatment also helps to relieve clogged pores and blackheads, speed cell turnover, improve hyperpigmentation, and increase circulation in our skin (which helps the skin retain a youthful glow).

What’s more, I learned that microdermabrasion treatments help with my regular skincare routine. After getting the treatment, the “new” skin would help moisturizers penetrate better than my non-treated skin. It would also help my makeup apply more smoothly. This is great because I’ve found myself adding to my makeup routine recently.

The Verdict

I’m so glad I had this experience at Spa Riviera. It wasn’t painful, and I learned a great deal about the process. I learned that there are small things I can do to help rejuvenate my skin and maintain a healthy complexion. Several microdermabrasion sessions a year will work wonders for my daily routine and cosmetic process.

It also taught me that I need to practice what I preach regarding self-care. I need to take time out and take care of me! Time can no longer be an excuse for me—or you! There is never going to be a good time to get away. I have to carve out time for maintenance and wellness. If we don’t take the time out, we are never going to feel our best, and that will hurt externally and internally.

I encourage you all to consider a healthy, holistic approach to your skincare. Make an appointment to see a good microdermabrasion professional. Don’t go with the quick-fix treatments out there. Your skin will thank you with a much more radiant reflection in the mirror, and that will be well worth the opportunity!

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