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10 Skin Benefits of Getting Regular Facial Treatments
Going for a spa day always seems lush. But, is the facial you get at a beautician actually good for your skin? Or, does it just feel good?
Discover the real skin benefits of facials according to dermatologists and find answers to your most common questions about these types of treatments.
1. Deep Cleaning
Cleansing twice a day is the best way to start your skincare routine at home. Washing away the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that build up on your face can prevent acne and make your skincare products more effective.
No matter how well and diligently you cleanse at home, your skin needs a deep clean every once in a while. And that’s exactly what facials are for.
Every facial starts with a deep cleanse. The dermatologist removes any dirt, sebum, and bacteria that accumulated on your skin, and is harder to wash away with a regular cleanser.
One of the best benefits of facials is that it rejuvenates your skin. It gives you a fresh feel that renews your skin.
Rejuvenation is more than just a feeling.
You can tell the effects of a facial by your appearance. You’ll gain a radiantly glowing complexion that speaks volumes about the health of your skin.
Over the course of everyday life your skin comes in contact with various substances. Some of which can find a way to stay on your skin for a long time.
Facials remove all dirt, bacteria, oil, dead skin cells, and foreign particles from your skin.
Regular facials act as a detoxification treatment. In fact, you’ll notice that your skin becomes less dull and crepey. And, you’ll achieve a natural glow after a facial.
4. Improved Circulation
While getting a facial has plenty of benefits, it’s not exactly easy on the skin. Still, even that brings a silver lining.
The products and the massage you receive during a facial can improve your skin’s blood flow and circulation. Short term, this means that your treatment will be more effective.
Long term, this improved circulation leads to fewer wrinkles and a healthy glow.
5. Acne Treatment
Acne happens when built-up oil, dirt, and dead skin cells on the surface of your skin clog your pores and create a breeding ground for bacteria.
Cleansing and targeted treatment is the best course of action if you have acne-prone skin.
One of the many benefits of facials is that it both deep cleans your skin and gets rid of your acne.
If you have mild acne, part of your facial treatment is extraction. However, if you have severe or inflamed acne, a facial can still help by starting your journey towards recovery.
6. Open Pores
Even if you only have mild acne, it can be annoying. The products used during facials help open your pores, which makes acne extraction easier and safer.
It can also help prevent acne from forming in the first place.
Part of a facial treatment is exfoliation. Exfoliating skincare products and microdermabrasion doesn’t just help with the deep cleanse and detoxification aspect of a facial.
It can also effectively treat acne.
And to make this process even more appealing, microdermabrasion is also a common treatment for acne scars. It can significantly reduce damage previously sustained by popping acne.
8. Tighter Skin
Usually, a tight feeling on your skin means that it’s dry. The only exception is when you get a facial.
Your skin goes through a lot during a facial.
Cleansing, exfoliating, and extracting acne can all contribute to a tight feeling afterwards. However, you can write this up to increase blood flow and rejuvenation.
Tighter skin doesn’t just happen for a short time after the facial. It can also make your youth last longer.
9. Decreased Signs of Aging
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. As you grow older your skin loses elasticity and repairs itself slower. Not to mention the amount of damage it can receive over the years.
Luckily, there are certain treatments you can do to slow the signs of aging and keep up the health of your skin. One of which is facials.
10. Getting a Facial Relieves Stress
If the above nine benefits haven’t convinced you of how good facials are for your skin, consider getting one for the pure joy of it.
Facials are highly relaxing. The massage, the music, and the ambiance can all relieve stress. And the thought that you’re doing something that benefits your health only contributes to it.
In short, facials aren’t just good for your skin. They’re good for your soul, too.
Facial Treatment FAQs
Now that you know the benefits of facials, you can go have one without feeling guilty. But, you may still have questions.
Discover the answers to your most common questions about facials to ease your mind and prepare for the treatment.
Are Facials Good For My Skin?
Yes, facials are good for your skin. They increase the health and vitality of your skin barrier, detoxify from bacteria, and treat acne effectively.
What Are the Steps of Facial Treatments?
If you’ve never had a facial before, the whole process may seem strange. Knowing the basic steps of the procedure can alleviate any worry you may have.
Generally, a facial treatment includes these 7 steps:
- Consultation: First, you talk to the dermatologist or beautician about your skin, its needs, and what areas to pay special attention to. Then, you lay down on a bed with your head towards the beautician.
- Cleansing: The first thing the beauty therapist will do to your face is cleanse it. This means applying a cleanser with a brush, and wiping it off with a wet towel.
- Steaming: The next step involves steaming your face to help open your pores. You may feel some heat.
- Exfoliation: Exfoliation can happen in different ways when you get a facial. Usually, it’s an exfoliating cream that gets massaged into your skin, then gets washed off. However, some salons opt for chemical exfoliation in the form of a face mask. Finally, if you’re getting a specific microdermabrasion facial, the dermatologist may use fine crystals and a vacuum to exfoliate your skin.
- Extraction: This is possibly the only uncomfortable part of a facial. Once your pores are clean and open, your acne extraction begins. This is the only safe way to pop pimples. The experienced technique of a beautician combined with the sterile environment ensures that your acne is clean and won’t be infected.
- Face Mask: Once all your acne is safely extracted, you’ll get a face mask that fits your skin type best. This will stay on your face for several minutes.
- Facial Massage: As you near the end of your facial treatment, it’s time for a little bit of luxury. A facial massage isn’t just to relax you. It can also contribute to improved blood flow to your skin.
Who Should Do My Facial Treatment?
The best person to go to for a facial—especially if you opt for microdermabrasion—is a board-certified dermatologist.
However, beauty salons with beauty therapists (also known as beauticians) are the most common places to get a facial.
The best person to do your facial is someone who’s experienced, makes you feel comfortable, and uses the best quality products.
Having someone who listens to you who can anticipate your skin’s needs and treats you accordingly is the best way to get all the benefits of a facial.
How Many Facials Do I Need to Experience the Benefits?
Some of the benefits of facials come instantly. Cleansing and extraction can have wonderful results.
However, it’s recommended that you get a facial around once a month. When you feel like your skin’s dull, crepey, or deserves a little treat, you should book your appointment for a facial.
This ensures that your skin’s always glowing and rejuvenated. Getting regular facials also helps reduce the signs of aging, treats acne, and keeps your skin looking healthy.
Discover More Skin Care Secrets as a BIALife Member
Getting facials isn’t just about pampering. It’s about your skin’s health. And keeping your skin healthy contributes to your overall health.
That’s why we promote healthy skin at BIALife. Our mentors are board-certified dermatologists who can tell you all that you need to know about your skin and how to take care of it.
With personalized recommendations based on your skin type, you can effectively treat any issues you may have, and restore your skin’s natural glow.
Become a BIALife member today to learn more about your skin and what you need to do to keep it healthy.
With love, Janelle & Shasa