You may think you’ve mastered your beauty routine, but until you’ve received a facial, you’re missing out on one of the most important aspects of skincare. In the same way that massages have tremendous health benefits—facials are much more than simply pampering yourself. Facials will help you maintain smooth skin and refined pores, and your skincare products will be better absorbed to do what they’re meant to do.
The benefit of seeing an esthetician is that he or she will get to know your skin and be able to recommend products specifically for you, as well as what kinds of treatments your skin needs. Estheticians are trained to know your skin better than you ever could on your own.
Facials will extract blackheads, pores, and pimples. Picking at your skin may extract your skin partially, but you’ll also be spreading bacteria and causing new problems elsewhere. Not to mention, picking at your face causes scarring, broken capillaries, and acne flare-ups. A professional must do extraction to be clean and accurate. Professional extraction will result in clean pores, breathable skin, healthier skin, and fewer breakouts. (http://www.slice.ca/beauty/photos/reasons-you-should-be-getting-regular-facials/#!make-the-most-of-skincare-with-regular-facials)
Facials for Changing Seasons
The changing seasons have major consequences for your skin if you don’t plan ahead. Book a facial for each season to treat the specific needs based on the temperature, humidity level, and hours of sunlight. In the winter you’ll want a hydrating facial, while in the spring you’ll want to nourish dull, winter skin.
Your Pinterest board is overflowing with DIY masks, but when was the last time you actually made one? And those store-bought masks are definitely not the same quality of treatment you’ll get at a salon. During a facial, your skin will be steamed to open pores, extracted, and then prepared for a mask or even two. The mask will be chosen for your specific needs. You don’t get that kind of treatment at home.
Many facials offer face, décolletage, and scalp massage. Massage promotes lymphatic drainage, getting rid of toxins and reducing fluid retention. Flushing out toxins will leave skin radiant and youthful.
Know you’re getting the best cleansing possible when you get a facial. We’ve all been there—washing our faces in less than a minute. Deep-cleansing facials make up for all of the times we get lazy washing our faces. These facials remove dirt and build-up without drying out the skin.
Your face, neck and hands are the first places to show wrinkles and signs of aging, so it’s vital to take extra good care of these spots. The best way to slow down the aging process in your face is to seek professional care. Monthly facials will help your face continue to look young through the professional products made with antioxidants and other anti-aging properties.
Aside from the obvious factor that having someone take care of your skin issues instead of tackling the issues on your own takes off a huge load of stress, facials are therapeutic. Just like any spa experience, facials are deeply restorative and rejuvenating.