Regular facials play an important role in optimal skin health
Always thought facials were all fluff? For anyone interested in staving off aging, battling acne, or ridding the skin of other unwanted conditions regular facials are neccessary for optimal skin health. Still unsure? Give me 5 minutes of your time to explain why.
Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? That's right! Not only is it the largest organ but it's also the most neglected. All of us want to be healthy and skin health is a small part of that. Many wouldn't think twice about skipping their salon visit to cover those greys and trim those strays. When you talk to someone you often times aren't staring at their hair...no, you concentrate on their face. Our face is the one part of our body that is noticed each and every day, why not take care of it?
Now just like unhealthy life choices will effect organs in our body, our skin is the first to reflect our inner health and life. Thankfully most people we come into contact with are not aware of these slight changes in our skin but estheticians such as myself may be able to see signs of stress in your skin even before you're aware of them.
A regular self-care routine of facials and good at home care can help prevent the signs of aging, improve skin, reduce acne, and even improve general health.
Did you know that healthy skin will replace our skin cells every 28 days or so?
Unfortunately as we age this greatly slows down. When this happens our skin needs to be encouraged to do it's job. A monthly facial helps remove dead cells on the skin's outer surface, along with pollutants to encourage skin health. When the face is rid of these dead cells, the skin is able to move the fresh, new, plump skin cells to the surface of our skin. By nourishing the new cells with the appropriate skincare, we can maintain healthy, glowing skin.
What are some of the advantages of getting a facial as opposed to just doing good skincare at home?
Besides the obvious of enjoying total relaxation while someone else does all the work, estheticians are trained to massage delicate muscles to help improve tone, relax the muscles, and increase circulation while working along muscle fibers. Facial massage can delay the appearance of wrinkles and stimulate lymphatic flow, helping the skin eliminate waste.
Another benefit would be the gentle steaming that's often provided to help soften blackheads and open skin follicles to remove impurities embedded deep within the skin. This allows an easier removal of these embedded impurities rarely achieved on your own. As part of the steam treatment, extractions are usually performed. Extractions are best done by a professional to avoid bruising, infection, pore eruption, and scarring. Once these areas are unclogged, your skin can produce its own natural moisturizers more easily.
Professionals also have access to powerful products and tools that you cannot use without a license. These products give a boost to your already good homecare routine.
While diet, water consumption, stress management, exercise, sun screen, and overall wellness contribute to healthy skin, professional treatments go a long way toward stimulating, balancing, and toning your complexion.
Now I hope you agree with me that monthly facials are a key component in maintaining optimal skin health. Many have found the VIP facial club exactly what they need at a price they can afford. I hope to see you in soon for your skin treatment to encourage your skin health!