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Why Facials Matter

Skin matters. No matter how old you are or whether you’re male or female, your body’s largest organ is your skin. If you want your skin to look the best, take care of it. The most noticeable area of skin is the face — it’s also the most fussed over. A great way to keep the skin on your face looking healthy is a facial treatment that can be done at a spa, or by you in the privacy of your own home.

Facials leave your skin cleaner and softer, helping you feel young. Facials clear clogged skin pores, remove dead cells and hydrate dry skin. Massages — usually common in a spa treatment — aids in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Massages also help to relax the muscles of the face, which help slow the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Facials can help reduce the imapct of sun exposure, smoking, pollution and stress, which can all affect the skin adversely. Stress especially can affect your health negatively. Stress can act as a rosacea trigger, aggravating acne and other skin inflammations. When you go to a spa for a facial, the licensed practioner will recommend solutions you can do at home to help continue the benefits of a facial.

Facials are very beneficial for the skin on your face. The skin on our face is thinner than the skin on the rest of the body. It requires the extra care to make sure your facial skin stays supple and smooth. 

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Use a good quality exfoliator to help remove that first layer of skin cells, resulting in a layer of healthy and glowing skin beneath it.

A professional facial will do wonders for your skin’s circulation. Massaging the face increases blood flow, promotes new skin cell growth, leading to healthier and younger looking skin.

Facials can remove toxins. Your skin encounters pollution, germs, free-radicals and other things that build up with long exposure. A facial removes the toxins so your skin can breathe and look healthy. 

A great benefit to regular facials is the anti-aging benefits. You can help keep those wrinkles and fine lines at bay by a regular skin care routine. During a professional facial, the esthetician will use products enriched with botanical extracts that can stimulate the production of collagen and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, these products help keep the skin hydrated and balanced which also aids in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

A good quality facial begins with a deep pore cleansing using ingredients that help in a thorough cleansing of the skin. Later in the treatment, an esthetician will analyze your skin to determine your skin type, and to see if you have any conditions for which they may have to use particular ingredients or treatments. After your facial massage, the esthetician will choose a mask appropriate to your skin type. Masks — whether they are clay, sheet masks, peels or hydrogels — target specific skin conditions and can be soothing and stimulating. 

As the final part of a facial, the esthetician will use a toner to restore your skin’s natural PH. A moisturizer will be applied next, helping to add moisture back into the skin. Whatever type of skin you have, a good quality moisturizer is key.