Treating yourself to a facial is not only a relaxing and pampering experience, but it is also essential for healthy skin.
When you receive facials on a regular basis, you will notice a number of improvements in the appearance of your skin. There are also many benefits that are considered preventative measures, which help combat aging.
Let’s take a closer look at several reasons to get a facial:
1. Skin Analysis
The very first thing your esthetician will do before they start your facial is analyze your skin. This is extremely important in choosing the proper treatments, products, and modalities that will be used during the service.
A magnifying lamp is used to closely look at your face. This will give your esthetician a more in-depth look at any issues you may not be aware of.
Many things will be considered while the skin is being analyzed. For instance, your age is a big factor in skincare. Additionally, your lifestyle and at-home skincare regimen will also be assessed.
Next, your skin type will be determined to be either dry, oily, or combination. Any dark patches, fine lines, and trouble spots will also be noted and discussed. All products and treatments should be based on the skin’s condition and the goals you have for your skin.
2. Deep Skin Cleanse
Maintaining a skincare routine at home is crucial, but cleansing your face at home is not as effective as a professional treatment.
When getting a facial, it will generally begin with a facial steamer to open up the pores. This allows for better penetration of topical products. It also helps with extractions of pimples and blackheads.
An exfoliating scrub or microdermabrasion will help remove the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum that has clogged the pores. With the dead cells being removed, it leaves room for fresh, new cells to take their place. The skin will be brighter, smoother, and healthier after this procedure.
3. Beneficial For Acne
An acne facial is perfect for those with oily skin and blemishes. Products such as salicylic acid will help decrease the amount of oil in the skin.
Benzoyl peroxide is often applied during a facial, to kill any harmful bacteria that may be present.
Natural pineapple and papaya enzymes are often used to diminish the dead skin cells, which are clogging the pores. Clogged pores are a typical cause for actinic skin, so this is an important step in achieving clear skin.
4. Anti-Aging Benefits
Certain facial products and modalities are anti-aging in nature. The massage techniques that are used are also beneficial to turn back the hands of time.
When the face is massaged, blood circulation is increased. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Fine lines and wrinkles will be less visible, which keeps the skin looking youthful.
5. Nourishes The Skin
There are a wide variety of skincare products that will nourish the skin. When you receive a professional facial, your esthetician will know exactly which products and treatments your skin requires.
For example, your skin may present a need for deep nourishment. If that is the case, vitamins A, C, and E can be applied in a specially formulated mixture. The skin will absorb these vitamins and become healthier from the inside out.
6. Relieves Stress
If we reduce the stress in our life, it will benefit our skin.
While keeping that in mind, getting a facial is a very relaxing experience. It is common to be in a dimly lit room, wrapped in a warm blanket during a facial.
The massage during a facial is not only applied to the face. The head, neck, shoulders, and arms are usually included in facial massage, which melts away built-up tension. When tension is lifted, stress melts away and we find that our mood has improved.
By taking the above points into consideration, it is obvious that getting a facial on a regular basis is quite beneficial. It is recommended to receive a facial once a month. This is because our skin cells turn over every 28 days.
When we take care of our skin, it shows in our appearance. We will look younger, and more vibrant and our skin will be overall healthier.
Don’t feel guilty about taking some time for yourself. We all need to treat ourselves and feel pampered. Doing so will help us to feel more balanced and confident in other aspects of our life.
Here at Newport Beach Medspa, you will find a variety of facial services for all skin types. One of our licensed estheticians will analyze your skin to provide you with the healthy glow you have been waiting for.
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