Why get a facial? What are the benefits of getting a facial?
We’ve been asked several times, “why should I get facials?” For some people they see it is a special treat or luxury to get a facial. We spend so much time and money having our hair and nails done, why wouldn’t you put your best face forward to the world? Not to mention the health benefits of having a skin care professional analyze your skin monthly!
So, you are probably wondering what arethe health benefits and what does a facial do for my skin?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body that protects and acts as a barrier from the elements and houses your organs. So, taking care of you skin doesn’t only help your appearance but it protects your health.
Licensed Estheticians can’t diagnose skin conditions, but we can let you know when there is something suspicious that needs to be looked at by a dermatologist. When we analyze your skin we use a magnifying lamp that gives us a very close up look at your skin and we can see each and every pore and spot. And we take notes so we can tell if something is changing on your skin from one visit to the next. We also have tools like a wood’s lamp or dermascope that we can see things that can’t be seen with a naked eye like if the skin is dehydrated, clogged pores or even if the dark spots on your skin are deep. We also pay close attention to the texture and tone of your skin for any early signs of sagging or aging and can help keep your skin look younger longer with different products and treatments that can be done during your facial.
During your facial your skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated with gentle scrubs and/or light chemical peels to slough off any dead skin and help with cellular turn over for a smooth even appearance. We use products in our treatment room that are stronger than what you can use at home since they are made for licensed professionals. A mask is applied that nourishes your skin to help with hydration and restore your skin’s natural barrier function. Treatment products are also used to address your specific skin concerns like blemishes, acne, dark spots, and fine lines.
Now for the most relaxing part the “massage”! Not only is it relaxing but it stimulates the collagen in your skin to helps with circulation giving an anti aging and plumping effect. The muscles in your neck and shoulders will be released and you will feel so relaxed. Feel free to fall asleep we don’t mind at all!
As skin care professionals, we will also recommend what products would be best for your skin and how to use them to get the most benefit out of what you buy. I encourage my clients to bring in the products they are using so I can see if they are using the correct products and in the right order to achieve their skin care goals! What you use on your skin at home only helps continue the improvements that are made during your facial so home care is extremely important.
Now why wouldn’t you get a facial? It is the same price as a manicure and pedicure and the results will last a long longer than the nail polish will with more benefits. You will leave looking and feeling refreshed with a boost of confidence. Your skin will look and feel better and your make up will go on so much smoother, you may even find you need to use less of it because you won’t have as much to cover up! I recommend getting facials monthly if you can’t afford to come in that often then come in as often as you can and make it priority! I promise if you take care of your skin it will take care of you and your esthetician will be your best friend.
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