For most of us, getting a facial is a far-fetched dream. We have it rooted in us that facial is a luxury only cut out for the rich, affluent and the famous. This mindset has prevented us from getting a radiant and healthy skin.
A facial is a professional skin therapy and massage administered by an aesthetician. It includes clearing clogged pores using a range of beauty products to give a softer, smooth and clean skin.
While I agree that some facials cost an arm and a leg, the routine daily face clean is never enough to rid our skin of layers of dirt that accumulate on daily basis. Seeing an aesthetician on regular basis should be a necessity in maintaining a healthy complexion. Here are some of the benefits of a facial;
- Treats Acne and Blackspots
For most, pimples appear out of the blue during that time of the month. Squeezing out the pimple will most likely leave you with stubborn acne marks, popularly known as blackspots. A facial comes in handy to treat these marks as estheticians use products rich in salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is known for its benefits in fighting acne and blackspots.
2. Eliminate Whiteheads and Blackheads
Extraction is part of the facial process. An aesthetician uses an extraction tool to remove white or blackheads from its roots without hurting your tender skin. These little devils are responsible for a rough and dull skin. If your skin looks a little bumpy, ma’am it’s time for a facial.
3. Open Up All the Pores
Believe me you I have been severally attacked by pimples in my young adulthood. It’s when I visited a popular Spanish skin care shop that I came to know my clogged pores were responsible for the ugly breakout. You see, all the dirt from the environment accumulates on our faces. These clogs the pores causing breakout of pimples.
The pores get unclogged during a facial through steaming. These removes all toxic substances to rid you of skin issues and acne.
4. Skin Cell Renewal
Exfoliation is one of the key steps in facials. A professional skin exfoliation has two major processes microdermabrasion and fruit acid peel to remove dead skin. This part of the facial process helps jump start cell turnover, encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells. Regular exfoliation by a professional will work wonders in diminishing the appearance of acne scars.
5. Tighten Your Skin
You might have noticed your skin appears rather loose now in your thirties. Worry not. This is part of growing old. The more you age, the more your skin loses its elasticity due to diminished production of collagen. During facial treatments, professionals use chemical peels, face packs, masks, lotions, and creams that are enriched with botanical extracts that stimulate the production of collagen and reduce the signs of aging. Hence, if you want to maintain your glow, facials are your friend!
6. Refreshed and Relaxed Skin
Each facial session comes with a massage. The massage works magic to remedy tired and wrinkled skin as it encourages lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. An aesthetician is trained on how to appropriately massage different parts of the face. Certain areas of the face need different types of massage. A bad face massage can lead to sagging skin. That’s why you need to visit a professional every now and then.
Above all, facials will give you noticeable and instant results. After the first facial, you will notice that your face looks cleaner, smoother and brighter. I hope you know that there are no products in the market that can get you instantaneous results. Get that facial and slay into your sixties after all life is for the living!
By Belindar Momanyi