You might think that facials are an unnecessary luxury; which more than likely means your bathroom is already filled with products—peels, masks, scrubs, etc.—that can give you a serious deep clean. But while it’s great to practice good skin care, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should be skipping out on seeking professional help. Not to mention, you might be using all the wrong products for your skin type. And even though you may not suffer from severe acne or other chronic conditions, your complexion will still benefit from the attention of a trained esthetician. So what are the benefits on getting a facial?
Slows aging process — A standard facial will stimulate your facial muscles and strengthen the skin’s tone, making it more resistant to sagging and wrinkling. It’s like a workout for your skin! Trust me, I’ve seen a LOT of faces, and you can definitely tell who’s been working out their skin.
Rehydrates your skin — A facial helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, which enables your skin to better absorb products for protection, hydration and nourishment
Deep cleaning — Cleansing the skin of impurities, oily build-up and debris allows your skin to maintain a healthy pH balance and enhance its ability to fight off disease and aging.
Professional evaluation and education — People define their skin types incorrectly. Estheticians are trained to correctly analyze skin types and suggest appropriate cleansing and hydrating products and, when necessary, refer clients to a dermatologist.
Alternative to expensive and invasive procedures — Instead of paying for more expensive and invasive medical procedures, estheticians offer professional strength exfoliation and other treatments that will prevent aging and reduce some damage with less down time and cost.
Increase circulation for glowing skin — When blood circulation slows, the skin’s health is impaired. Aging leads to slowed circulation, which inevitably results in dull, tired looking skin. A benefit of facial massages and steam is that both processes help to increase blood flow and this increase in circulation brings new nutrients to the skin, encouraging a youthful radiance and glow to surface.
If regular facials aren’t in the budget for you, that’s OK! Seeing an esthetician for a facial, even just once, allows you to literally be face to face with a trained professional who can recommend products for your own individual skin type. The more you understand about your skin, the better you can take care of it.