Skincare Beyond Social Media Trends

Beyond Social Media Trends: The Importance of Working with a Professional Esthetician for Skin Care

In today’s digital age, it’s easy to get caught up in the allure of social media and its seemingly endless stream of skincare trends and influencers. We’ve all seen the ebb and flow of fads on social media from 23-year-olds hyping ‘miracle’ anti-aging products, but most of us have come to realize the importance of embracing wisdom and seeking guidance from a professional esthetician. In this blog, we will explore why it is essential to prioritize professional expertise over fleeting social media trends when it comes to your skincare routine.


Experience and Knowledge

At Elixir, our professional estheticians possess years of experience and comprehensive training in skincare and the tools and equipment to provide superior results. Their expertise extends beyond quick-fix trends, as they understand the complex nature of skin and the factors that influence its health. With their knowledge, they can assess your unique skin type, concerns, and goals, and create a personalized skin care plan tailored to your needs. 

womang getting a microdermabrasion facial treatment

Professional Assessment

While social media influencers can be charismatic and persuasive, they lack the ability to assess your skin accurately. A professional esthetician, on the other hand, can perform a thorough analysis of your skin’s condition, identifying underlying issues and recommending suitable treatments and products. This individualized approach ensures that your skincare routine addresses your specific concerns effectively. Our Observ Skin Analysis imaging can help to take your skin care treatment plan to the next level by showing you what’s going on underneath the surface of your skin, so you’re not wasting your skincare or service dollars on things that aren’t aligned with your skin’s exact needs and your personal skin goals.

OBSERV 320 being used by esthetician to get facial analysis photos for client

Customized Treatment Plans and Expert Guidance

Social media trends often promote “one-size-fits-all” solutions, but the reality is that everyone’s skin is unique! A professional esthetician takes into account factors such as age, skin type, lifestyle, Denver’s dry climate, and other environmental factors to develop a customized treatment plan. They consider the long-term health of your skin and work with you to achieve sustainable results rather than fleeting outcomes. A professional esthetician acts as your skincare guide, providing valuable education and guidance throughout your skincare journey. They help you understand the specific needs of your skin, educate you on proper skin care techniques, and recommend products and treatments that align with your goals, whether you’re looking for a natural lift with a Cryofacial or the ultra-hydrating and skin-calming effects of our CBD Facial. Their ongoing support ensures that you make informed choices and adapt your routine as your skin evolves.


Cryoskin consultant working with guest at Elixir Mind Body Massage

Professional-Grade Products

Social media trends tend to emphasize the latest skincare products, often endorsed by influencers who may not have the necessary expertise. In contrast, professional estheticians have access to high-quality, professional-grade products that are backed by scientific research and formulated to deliver results. Elixir is proud to utilize Ultraceuticals and Arocna skin care products in service and offer them for home use as well. These products undergo rigorous testing and contain active ingredients that are proven to be effective and safe. Did you know that while our services have amazing and sometimes instant benefits, the bulk of your skin transformation comes from what you are doing at home, every day, in your skincare ritual? Your daily products are the star of the show when it comes to seeing real results in your skin. That’s why at Elixir, our facial products and services go hand in hand for maximum results.

Ultraceuticals skincare on a mirrored container

Holistic Approach

Skincare is not just about applying topical products; it’s a holistic practice that encompasses various factors, including nutrition, lifestyle, and overall well-being. A professional esthetician takes a comprehensive approach, considering your lifestyle habits and offering advice on maintaining healthy skin from the inside out, because we know that no product is a magic pill. This integrated approach yields long-term benefits and nurtures a positive relationship with your skin.


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In the age of social media, it is vital to remember that trends come and go, but the health of our skin should be a priority for the long haul. Personally, I’ve seen my skin transform as I’ve committed to a consistent and incremental skin care regimen at home alongside regular Elixir Facial Services with our expert Estheticians. Their knowledge, personalized approach, and commitment to your skin’s health surpass the fleeting allure of social media trends. Embrace the wisdom and guidance of a professional esthetician, and experience the transformative power of a skincare routine rooted in experience and expertise. Your skin will thank you for it.

Book your professional skin analysis or facial treatment today!