Your face is the most uncovered area of your body and it is always out on the open, exposed to the elements such as sun, wind, and cold.
These environmental factors are always present and are actively damaging and disturbing our skin.
The most prominent environmental factor leading to skin ageing is our sun & its harmful UV rays, therefore external skin ageing is also known as photoaging.
You need to take care of your face if you want it to keep looking young and smooth.
A deep cleansing and hydrating facial is one way to do so.
Facials promote the obvious outward benefits of youthful and rejuvenated skin with the psychological effects of improved self-esteem.
8 Reasons Why You Should Get Regular Facials
Written by Simone Sydel
1. Deep Pore Cleansing
A licensed aesthetician has access to professional products and equipment that can assist in performing a deeper and more thorough cleansing facial that the ones you can normally do at home.
With adequate equipment, this treatment will be carried out safely without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier function.
A deep cleansing facial helps the skin to get rid of oils, dirt, and toxins from constantly being exposed to the everyday environment.
The bacteria is thoroughly removed and this reduces the risk of the pores becoming clogged which is the number one reason for blackheads, whiteheads, and acne breakouts.
A good exfoliation will remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and allow better absorption of other products.
This will also have an effect on your skin by making it look and feel soft and refreshed.
2. Accurate Skin Analysis
Before continuing with the following steps of the facial, an aesthetician has to thoroughly analyze your skin.
This is an important part of the facial as it will allow your therapist to:
recognize your skin type
recognize if any skin conditions are present
recognize any disorder which may need to be treated
determine what products and treatments should be used for the rest of the facial
be able to give you adequate advice on home treatment
An aesthetician is trained to recognize the condition of your skin from looking at it under a magnifying lamp and discuss any concerns with you while conducting the skin analysis.
This is the least favourite part of getting a facial, and I’m sure you can all agree with me.
It takes away the relaxation of the hour and depending on how long have you been neglecting your face – it can get pretty painful.
Besides being the most uncomfortable part of every facial, extractions do indeed serve their purpose.
Extractions are recommended with every facial and here are some of the benefits of getting them done:
help to clear the pores – the oil and dirt deposits can clog the pores and cause many skin concerns, but it can also prevent your skincare products from penetrating deeper into the skin. When your skin is freshly extracted, the beneficial products will be more effective.
great for removing blackheads – the small, pesky black dots that appear on the surface of the skin but are deeply embedded in the pore. These are formed when sebum and dead skin cells get trapped in the hair follicle. Steaming is one easy way to soften blackheads in order to remove them easier.
getting regular extractions can prevent breakouts – by unclogging the pores, you minimize the risk of acne breakouts.
Extractions of the gunk that’s deeply embedded in your pores should always be done by an aesthetician that will safely remove your blackheads and whiteheads.
Doing this at home is the least safe option to effectively remove all the dirt.
By picking, you increase the chances of damaging your pores and spreading bacteria, and this will worsen the condition of your skin instead of making it better.
After the uncomfortable process of literally extracting all the gunk and dirt from your pores – it is finally time to relax!
A massage is an important part of the facial as the therapist’s movements stimulate circulation and help bring oxygen to the skin.
The therapist’s touch, if just right, can have the same relaxing effects a few hours of deep sleep has.
Besides this, a facial massage can stimulate the lymphatic vessels which helps with eliminating the build of toxins in the face and this can relieve congestion by improving drainage.
Having a facial massage on a regular basis can lead to firmer, more radiant skin by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizing, and releasing tension.
The application of face masks reinforces the beneficial effects of the facial.
A mask is a preparation which contains various ingredients to which active substances are added to form a gel or a paste.
Face masks have different actions and should be adequately adapted to suit a particular skin type and condition, so they have different actions depending on their formulations.
A face mask is used for many purposes and some of these may include:
to refine the pores
to hydrate the skin
to diminish fine lines
to even out uneven skin tones
to firm the skin
While you can always do this at home, being part of the facial where an aesthetician takes care of your skin promotes a psychological feeling of well being.
6. Skin Rejuvenation & Renewal
All these steps lead to skin rejuvenation – a fresh and renewed skin.
The general appearance of the skin is improved and the skin is given a healthy and radiant glow and visibly brighter complexion.
7. Anti-Aging Benefits
Regular facials can help your products work better and tone the muscles in your face.
You don’t have to wait for the first wrinkles so you can benefit from an anti-ageing facial. Getting regular facials will keep your skin looking youthful and beautiful, and fight off signs of premature ageing.
Some anti-ageing facials include glycolic acid treatments and collagen serums to reduce the skin’s firmness and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
8. Noticeable And Instant Results
You can immediately spot a difference after getting a facial.
The signs you will recognize will be a smoother texture, hydrated skin, glowing and visibly brighter complexion, diminished pores, an instant breakout improvement, and firmer skin.
These are some of the reasons that should encourage you to consider getting a facial more often.
How Often You Should Get A Facial?
You may be thinking that getting a facial is an activity you should only allow yourself every once in a while as a luxurious treat when the everyday situations become too much to deal with.
In reality, regular facials can have an incredible impact on both your physical and mental well-being.
The truth is that you shouldn’t be seeing facials as a luxury, but simply as something needed for you to feel and look better.
Taking care of ourselves and our well being and keeping our skin clean is something we should be paying more attention to.
Our skin needs to be evaluated and properly treated by a trained professional so we can maintain a healthy and bacteria-free complexion.
Don’t feel stressed and obligated to listen to everyone and everything. A facial doesn’t necessarily need to be done every four weeks or thirty days.
Homecare is important, and if you take good care of yourself and your skin you can escape the “30-day limit” and enjoy this relaxing and cleansing treatment every 45 – 50 days instead.