What do you think of when you hear the word ‘facial’? Perhaps it’s an indulgently expensive spa trip or a calming, white room where you lie around with a green face and cucumbers on your eyes. Whatever it is that comes to mind, having a facial is one of the kindest things you can do for your skin in terms of beauty, anti-aging, and most importantly, overall skin health. Perfecting your at-home skincare routine is great, but visiting a professional esthetician can provide you with so much more.
We’ve come up with 10 reasons why you should stop waiting and treat yourself to a facial:
An expert analysis
A professional esthetician will look at your skin without any makeup or products. By looking at your bare skin, a skin expert can accurately analyze your specific skin needs and determine what should be done next. This thorough analysis also allows an esthetician to correctly identify your skin type and make informed decisions about what products and treatments will be best for you.
Advice and learning
Facials are not just about relaxation and pampering, they are also about learning to care for your own skin in the best way possible. During the hour you spend with an esthetician, you can ask any questions you want about the facial process, as well as questions about what you should be doing at home. Furthermore, an esthetician will tell you what products, treatments, and tools are best for your skin type so you can maintain the results of your facial.
A crucial part of any facial is some type of exfoliation treatment and/or products: ultrasound, microdermabrasion, enzymes, or acids. Exfoliating ingredients can be found in ordinary skin care products, but a facial allows you to experience the treatment at a professional strength. Estheticians cater the exfoliation treatment to your specific skin type in order to smooth the skin, increase cellular turnover, and soften lines.
Banish blackheads and eradicate clogged pores
Home care products can only help with reducing the surface oil of clogged pores, they are generally not strong enough to penetrate the skin’s surface and fully extract an impurity. A professional esthetician is needed to safely prepare and soften the skin before manual extractions can occur. The skilled extraction methods of a skin specialist will remove skin impurities without causing any external or internal damage to the skin.
Skin cancer prevention
Skin abnormalities can be a sign of cancer that typically develop slowly over time. This slow growth makes it difficult to actually notice what’s going on. An esthetician’s careful examination and analysis of your skin will bring to light any abnormalities or potential risks you should be aware of. A professional examination also provides a fresh pair of eyes that might notice problems you would otherwise ignore.
One of the best parts about facials is that they are customized to focus on what you specifically need to solve your skin problems. For skin prone to discoloration, your esthetician can suggest brightening or lightening treatments, for dry skin a professional can use lipid-increasing ingredients to reduce dryness, and for acne-prone skin they can use a deep pore-cleansing treatment to extract impurities. Whatever the problem is, a facial is guaranteed to tackle individual problems by combining the right ingredients, procedures, and tools.
Quench your thirsty skin
All skin needs to be hydrated. Whether it’s oily and acne prone or dry and flaky, skin needs hydration just like the rest of the body. People with oily skin are typically nervous about moisturizing, but did you know that oily skin actually produces more oil when it’s lacking moisture instead of less. Hydrated skin looks and feels healthier and a proper facial will provide you with the intensive, nourishing hydration your skin deserves.
Get your blood flowing
Good circulation in the face obviously creates a healthier, younger complexion. When blood flow slows down it can give your skin a tired, dull, sickly appearance. A professional facial massage stimulates blood flow and relaxes facial muscles, resulting in youthful, refreshed radiance. Facial massages are often accompanied by steam, which further increases blood flow and provides new nutrients to the skin.
Relieve some stress
Massages are relaxing, that’s no secret, but they’re even more relaxing when added to so many wonderful skin benefits. A facial helps to ease your mind while also resulting in healthy, glowing skin.
Treat yourself-- you deserve it!
We live in a world that’s all about hard work and self-sacrifice and sometimes you just need to step back and do something for yourself. A facial is one hour completely for you; it will give you time to recharge your batteries and clear your mind. We guarantee that after receiving a facial treatment at Aesthetica, you’ll leave feeling calm, happy, and ready to take on the day.