While you might think that you can’t squeeze another appointment into your already packed schedule and certainly not regular luxury spa treatments, you should schedule facials just like you do for other things that need to be maintained in order to keep them working efficiently.
For example, your car gets washed, vacuumed, and taken in for maintenance and repairs. If you have a garden, it gets raked and neatened otherwise your flowers would be competing with the weeds. Rooms in your house are cleaned and things put in their proper places, well hopefully. But, you’re starting to get the idea, right?
Well, your skin is no different. Given that your skin is your body’s largest organ and your facial skin is subjected to the harshness of the environment on a daily basis, it’s seen by everyone in your world, and like it or not, how your facial skin looks says something about you; both good and bad – it’s critical that you take care of your facial skin.
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While practicing good skin care daily at home is important, when it comes to getting a facial, for best results, it should performed by a pro such as a licensed esthetician. A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage and is most effective when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage.Click To Tweet
So, how can a professional facial help your complexion and what does the process involve?
While it’s important that you have a good at-home skincare regimen, a facial is not the same. What differs in your day-to-day regimen and a facial is that during a facial your facial skin is bathed in higher concentrations of powerful vitamins and antioxidants. Your skin needs these regularly to rejuvenate, remove wear and tear, and prepare the skin for visibility and exposure.
Another benefit of professional facials is that the ingredients are two or three times stronger than your treatment product at home which provides deeper penetration because your skin is softened.
Facials are an excellent treatment to keep your skin in top form. They are able to stimulate the skin’s renewal systems and resurfacing skin texture, thereby providing maximum youthfulness, plump and hydrated, and also keep your skin tone even.
Have you ever heard the expression healing hands? Your entire body is connected and by treating your face, the healing power of touch affects every organ and every system in your body.
Your skin will feel gummy and thick to the touch, and will look crepe and dull when the epidermis is laden with dead skin cells. You will also notice that with or without a magnifying glass your pores are clogged, and your skin is full of blackheads or whiteheads (comedones). As this layer thickens, regular products (at home usage) stop penetrating down into the layers of the skin.
At Wake Health Medical Group, when someone comes in for a facial, we clean and then professionally exfoliate the skin. This removes congestion which allows most of the comedones to be easily extracted from the skin.