If you've ever had a high-quality facial, you know they can make you feel amazing. Not only are they relaxing, but they can leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and youthful.
But are they necessary? If you're already paying for regular hair cuts (and possibly color), manicures, pedicures, facials might seem like an added luxury - a nice to have, instead of a need to have.
There are endless benefits of getting regular medical-grade facials, making them an incredibly valuable form of self-care. Regular facials can prevent common skin issues, erase discoloration and scarring, reverse signs of aging, aid in the absorption of skincare products, remove toxins from your skin, and make you look and feel more youthful and less stressed.
Investing in your skin will continue to reward you throughout your lifetime, helping you look and feel your best. Here are just a few of our favorite reasons why we recommend regular facials to everyone.
Benefits of Regular Facials
You brush your teeth every day - but still, you go to a dentist for regular cleanings. Why? Because even with regular brushing and flossing, you can still miss tartar and plaque that have been building up on your teeth over time. A trained professional is able to see this build-up and remove it before it creates a larger issue, such as a cavity or infection.
The same goes for your face - even if you consistently cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize at home, dirt and buildup are lurking just beneath the surface of your skin - making you more prone to breakouts (which can lead to scarring) and a dull complexion.
Regular facials remove buildup and dirt, strip away impurities, and can keep your skin looking youthful and blemish-free.
Facial massage, which is a part of any quality facial, has many benefits. The first is that it promotes relaxation - something we all desperately need. Many of us live in a constant state of chaos and stress - taking time, even just an hour a month, for a facial can provide you with the space you need to decompress and breathe. This isn't just good for your sanity, it's good for your whole body - lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress hormone levels, and relieving tension all over. Taking time for yourself isn't selfish - it allows you to be your best self for the people you love.
Facial massage promotes lymphatic drainage, which works to remove toxins and reduce fluid retention in the skin. If you experience puffiness in your skin due to diet, stress, or dehydration - facial massage can help reduce that puffiness and make you look and feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING
As we age, the collagen production in our skin slows down naturally. Some people are lucky to be wrinkle-free well into their 40s or 50s, but for many of us - fine lines and wrinkles begin forming as early as our late teens or early 20s.
Other factors - such as UV exposure (by the sun as well as our phones and computers) and pollutants in the air - contribute to premature aging. Regular facials, especially when combined with professional medical treatments, can reverse the signs of aging by encouraging our skin to heal itself from the inside out.
Chemical peels - which can be done during a regular facial - are an excellent way to remove the top layers of damaged skin, revealing younger-looking, healthier skin underneath. Treatments like microneedling, oxygen facials, and Laser Genesis actively promote collagen production in the skin - literally reversing the signs of aging. A series of these treatments can take make your skin look years younger.
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH EXFOLIATION
You know it's important to exfoliate - but why? Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy skin turnover, giving your skin a fresher, more youthful look.
Many at-home exfoliation methods are too harsh and can actually do more harm than good. When done by a trained aesthetician, facial treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels safely and effectively remove the top layers of skin, encouraging new skin cells to grow in their place.
You pay good money for your skincare products - but if your skin is covered with layers of dirt and dead skin, that money might be going to waste! Regular facials prime your skin for absorption of your skincare products, maximizing their effectiveness.
The same goes for makeup - a clean, smooth face provides a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.
You know your skin type - dry, combination, oily, etc. - but do you know that your skin's needs change throughout the seasons? Regular facials are a great time to assess your skincare habits with the help of an expert - so you know how to combat winter dryness, avoid sun damage in the summer, and prevent the breakouts you seem to always get during the busy months of fall.
Our aestheticians are not only excellent at providing facials, they are also a wealth of information - and can help you adjust your skincare regimen throughout the year to make sure your skin stays healthy year-round.
What Kind of Facials Should I Be Getting?
So you're ready to invest in regular facials - but confused about what kind of facial to request? We know that it can be confusing to determine whether you need a peel, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, dermaplaning, etc. Our advice? Leave it up to the experts!
Schedule a consultation with one of our expert aestheticians, and they will provide their recommendations for a treatment plan that will help you glow.