The facial treatment is pampering and relaxing, but it too comes with many benefits. Often, the benefits are ignored in conversation but the pampering and relaxing part of a facial seems to get more attention. Although, yes, facials do pamper and relax, they’re also healthy and offer many benefits.
Of course, choosing your preferred type of facial depends on your own preference, and also what you can afford, but the chosen facial has everything to do with the aesthetician’s professional advice on which facial suits your skin best at that time.
Some facials are designed to deep-clean, while others are specifically for moisturizing, as others just relieve stress. In general, it’s safe to assume that any facial will cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin- but let’s look at specifically what certain benefits offer the skin:
Facials help to deep cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment. Facials help to reduce an over-abundance of sebum (a natural substance that moisturizes and lubricates the skin). The reduction of sebum is good when over-production of sebum can cause skin problems, including blackheads and acne. Cleansing facials (any full facial will cleanse the skin) open the pores of the skin to remove dead skin and toxins from the face, and clean the surface of the skin through exfoliation which tightens and firms the skin.
Facial treatments help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers, increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells. This rush of blood to the skin gives your skin a healthy glow, and plumps skin cells with vital nutrients and water, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. Nutrients like blood, vitamins and minerals found in the blood, along with adequate hydration, help develop and maintain new skin cells, which is essential for a youthful and healthy appearance.
Facial treatments feel good and relax you, offering quite the soothing experience. Sometimes there’s a massage included in the facial service, so facial massage treatments increase circulation and the flow of blood. Typically aromatherapy oils are used in this service to relieve stress, as well as encourage peace of mind.
While there is no way to stop the aging process (at least in these days anyway), a variety of facial treatments and technologies may help to slow down the skin-aging process and offer you more youthful and supple skin. Intense pulsed light, laser treatments, and anti-aging common facials help to remove dead skin, increase collagen and cell growth and development, which is essential for plump and healthy skin cells.