To many people, a facial is an occasional luxury – simple pampering to be had on an anniversary or birthday. The truth is, regular facials come with a host of health and wellness benefits for your face. It’s the only part of our body that is unprotected by clothing on a day-to-day basis. Our skin goes through a lot! Shouldn’t we take care of it?
What is a facial?
There are different kinds of facials. Some are for deep cleansing, others for stress relief, and some are just for enhanced moisturization. Each type of facial will have different steps and materials, but for the most part, facials include:
- Facial mask
An experienced aesthetician will use materials that are best suited for your skin type. They’ll ask you some basic questions in order to determine how to proceed. They will take into account your age, if there is any sun damage or scarring, if there are any medications you take that can make your skin more sensitive, how much water you drink, and other factors.
Simply having your face cleaned properly feels wonderful! Once your skin is clean, steam will be used to open up your pores, and then your skin will be exfoliated. This process will remove any dirt, oils, bacteria, makeup, and dead skin that have built up on your face. Overproduction of facial oil, or sebum, is a common problem that causes acne and blackheads. Regular facials can reduce the overall buildup of sebum, leaving you with clear, healthy skin.
Facials typically involve massage, which increases circulation. Increased bloodflow to your skin means more oxygen, nutrients, and water. The end result being a slight plumping of the skin that reduces wrinkles and gives you a youthful appearance. It also promotes the development of new skin cells. Massage also helps your body get rid of additional retained fluid and toxins that are stored in lymph.
A facial is ended by the application of any toners, moisturizers, or serums that your aesthetician deems necessary. Your skin goes through a lot during a facial, so it’s important to restore whatever was lost to keep your skin healthy. Additionally, you should drink lots of water following a facial to help your body flush any lingering toxins.
Getting regular facials keeps your face fresh, by shrinking your pores, eliminating dead skin cells, and promoting the growth of new ones. Couple that with the removal of excess fluid and toxins, and you’re left with a beautiful glowing complexion! If you’d like to get a facial and experience the benefits for yourself, call to set up an appointment at Spa Atlantis!