6 Reasons Why You Need a Facial

Regular facials cleanse, refresh, and revitalize your skin. They help heal acne, minimize fine lines, balance your complexion, and slow the signs of aging.     

Keep reading to discover six ways that a monthly facial performed by a licensed esthetician can help you look and feel your best.

1. Thorough Cleansing

Facial treatments provide a thorough cleansing by delving into the deeper layers of skin to remove minute particles you can't get to at home.    

Pores: Your esthetician will prepare and soften your skin so that she can cleanse your pores without causing damage. This allows her to remove deeply embedded dirt, grease, and toxins, leading to a clear complexion while minimizing your pores.Over time, the accumulation of oil and debris can cause pores to stretch and increase in size. Facials can prevent this from happening; they can also reduce pore size if it already has occurred. 

Sebum: Deep cleansing helps to offset the effects of too much sebum. Sebum is a naturally-occurring oily substance that moisturizes and protects the skin. However, too much of it can lead to breakouts and a shiny, oily complexion. Facials can reduce the amount of sebum your body produces, improving skin tone.

2. Deep Exfoliation

Facial treatments include a deep exfoliation that is chosen for your skin type.  Enzymes, acids, and ultrasound treatments are three forms of exfoliation estheticians use to soften fine lines, smooth skin, and encourage cellular turnover. While you may use similar exfoliants at home, estheticians have access to professional strength products that provide greater benefits more quickly.

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3. Intense Hydration

Your esthetician will choose a topical moisturizer for your skin type. After the deep cleansing and exfoliation, your skin will soak up the hydration, leaving you with a glowing, healthy complexion.

This may worry acne sufferers and people with oily skin, but their skin needs hydration, too. In fact, oily skin tends to produce more oil when dehydrated. Estheticians know this and will tailor your moisturizer to your skin's specific needs.

4. Improved Circulation

Facials use a combination of massage and warm steam to improve blood flow which delivers nutrients to the skin's surface. As people age, blood circulation decreases, often leading to dull skin tone and a tired appearance, but good circulation counteracts this. It promotes collagen production which smooths fine lines and decreases sagging. Better circulation also encourages the lymphatic system to drain, helping to prevent puffy skin.

5. Skin Care Counseling

During your facial, your esthetician will analyze your skin and give you personalized skin care advice. With so many products available, the skin care industry can be overwhelming and costly to navigate, and her professional opinion can save you time and money while helping you look your best.

6. Stress Relief

While facial treatments are primarily about your complexion and helping you maintain gorgeous, glowing skin, they're often soothing. Many of them include lotions, oils, and aromatherapy products that promote relaxation, and the incorporated facial massage is calming and relieves stress.  

However, keep in mind that this isn't always the case. The primary goal of a facial treatment is to improve your skin's health and appearance. Depending on the type of facial you get, it may be uncomfortable at times. If you prefer a more relaxing treatment, verify what your facial will entail when you make your appointment.

Facials provide many benefits. They minimize pores and fine lines, improve skin tone, and promote skin health. Combined, these benefits can provide a huge boost to your appearance and self-esteem and help you maintain youthful, glowing skin for years to come.

Recommended Skin Care
Obagi Nu-Derm Clear | Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% | Obagi Nu-Derm Blender

November 15, 2016 by Amanda Brown
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