The benefits of regular facials revealed!
Spring is here but we haven’t seen too many signs of it yet. We’re still bundling up to go outside, applying extra moisturizer to help fight dry skin and maybe we’ll have to keep the heat on a little longer but April is all about shedding our winter skin and getting ready to glow.
Facials are so much more than an hour of indulgent pampering. They have enormous benefits to the health and wellness of your skin, both in the short and long term. When you consider all of the regular visits you make (dentist, hair salon, gym), you’ll realize you really should be focusing some of that time on your skin—even if it’s just when seasons change and your skin is at its most vulnerable.
The top reasons why facials should be included in your regular routine:
1. Seasonal Skin Changes
Our skin is like nature — it changes with the seasons and has different needs based on the temperature, humidity level and hours of sunlight. In the winter, a super hydrating facial will restore lost moisture, while a summer facial will work to calm sun-damaged skin. Getting a facial in the spring will invigorate and nourish dull post-winter skin, and an autumn facial will prep your complexion for the cold months ahead.
2. Maintaining Smooth Skin
Clogged pores and a dull complexion can actually work against the very best efforts to take care of your skin. Even the highest quality creams and serums won’t be as effective if your skin is suffering from excess dryness, uneven tone or free-radical congestion. By maintaining smooth skin and refined pores, your skincare will absorb properly and do what it is meant to do.
3. Extraction For Clear Pores
Poorly extracted skin (or “picking pimples”) is the reason so many of us have facial scarring, broken capillaries and acne flare-ups. Extraction is a delicate procedure that must be done hygienically and carefully. By regularly getting the gunk out of your pores, your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer fewer breakouts and a trained aesthetician is the best person for the job.
4. Deep Cleansing
Even those with dry sensitive skin need their cleanser to dig a little deeper. We could probably all afford to cleanse our skin for longer or to cleanse it more effectively. Deep-cleansing facials make up for our lazy ways by thoroughly removing dirt and oil build-up without drying the skin. Proper cleansing means your pores will be refined and your complexion will look and feel rejuvenated. It’s kind of like supplementing regular toothbrushing with visits to the dentist.
5. Ask The Professionals
Aestheticians are trained to look for and deal with complex skin issues that you shouldn’t try to tackle yourself. For instance, milia are a common skin issue that, if approached incorrectly, can result in scarring. Tiny white bumps, often found around the eyes, are a buildup of keratin and can be difficult to remove at home. Your well-trained aesthetician will be able to safely pierce and extract them without damaging the skin. Recurring skin concerns such as these can be kept under control with regular facials.
6. Home Skincare
Aestheticians know about skincare – they know what works, and what doesn’t. After assessing your skin, a professional can help set you up with the right products to use at home. By getting to know your skin over time, she can monitor any changes, making sure you continue to use the right products or suggesting others based on your skin’s changing needs.
7. Look Younger
We’re getting older each and every day and because we only have one face, we really need to take care of it. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance–all of which are great anti-aging remedies.
8. Teenagers Can Benefit Too
It’s not breaking news that teenagers struggle with acne and have lazy – or non-existent – skincare routines. Getting regular facials can help manage the over-production of oils that adolescents experience due to their fluctuating hormone levels. It’s also a great way for a teen to learn how to care for their skin properly: We all know that, to a teenager, mom’s advice isn’t always well-received, so what better way to be taught than by a professional.