What are the Benefits of a Beauty Facial?
Picture this: cucumber slices over your eyes, soothing classical music playing, and a dim ambient glow throughout the room. A day at the spa can leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated on the inside and fresh-faced and beaming on the outside. While at-home face cleansing/exfoliation is always a good idea, sometimes you just can’t beat the benefits of a real spa facial. Here are a few ways the pro version trumps the DIY.
No matter how long you poke and prod at your pores in front of the bathroom mirror, you’ll likely never extract all the blackheads, whiteheads, dirt, and oil that have accumulated throughout the months (or years!) since your last facial. Your facial administrator can safely extract this pesky buildup, which results in a smooth, clear-pored complexion.
Professional exfoliation rids your face of not just some, but all of the bacteria, debris, and dead skin cells that can be dulling the glow underneath. Getting rid of these particles also reduces their ability to clog pores. Just be sure to be up front about any skin sensitivities so that the wrong ingredients aren’t used.
After facial exfoliation, the newest layer of skin will be brought to the surface. This layer of skin will be absorbent, leading to extra hydration. Any product you use in the days after your facial will have amped-up effects, so be sure to moisturize and apply other facial product favorites diligently during this time.
Chemical peels or brightening masks might be administered during your spa facial, and these can be packed with age-fighting antioxidants that can boost collagen production, plump your skin, and reduce fine lines for a youthful, shining face.
Spa facials can improve and restore circulation to your face. This increases the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells, making your skin appear plump, radiant, and wrinkle-free.
Some facials, like the galvanic facial, can even remove toxins and impurities from your face. The galvanic facial uses a small device to push a low-voltage current into the skin via a pre-applied conductive gel. Negatively charged ions encapsulate toxins which are then pulled from the skin by a positive charge.
Rest & Relaxation
Even if you think you have the at-home facial down to an art, you can’t beat the benefits of not having to lift a finger. Soothing, calming, and stress-alleviating, an afternoon at a spa could be the key to attaining the peace of mind you’ve been searching for.
Expert tip: Redness and irritation can occur immediately following a facial so be sure to book your appointment a few days before a big event.