Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so anything you can do to keep it clean and healthy should be embraced. Facials can sometimes feel like a luxury, but there’s more happening during your time with an esthetician than meets the eye. During a facial, your esthetician is cleaning, toning, moisturizing and checking the health of your skin so that your skin is at its peak performance and appearance. We always leave spa visits feeling refreshed, but there’s more benefit than relaxation when getting a facial.
Although we stress the importance of taking care of your skin at home on a daily basis, treating your skin (and yourself) to a facial every 8-10 weeks is equally as important. A professional exfoliation process has the ability to rid your skin of bacteria and dead skin cells, which are caused by makeup and environmental irritants and provides your skin with a new, fresh layer. Chemical peels and masks used during a facial can include antioxidants that promote collagen production, which leave your skin with a plump and youthful glow. In addition to collagen production, spa facials also improve circulation in your skin by means of manual massage. That means the best part of the facial not only feels amazing, it also has an important benefit to the skin. By increasing circulation, the blood beneath the skin becomes oxygenated, encouraging the presence of healing blood cells.
Most obviously, facials leave you looking your best. Depending on your treatment, they can have anti-aging, cleansing and/or hydrating results. Instead of looking to surgery, estheticians can provide remedies that reduce the signs of aging, by softening dark spots and increasing elasticity and brightness.
One of the most important benefits of getting a facial is having a trained professional make personalized recommendations for your skin’s needs. They’ll help you match your skin to the perfect product. If you see an esthetician regularly, they may also be able to aid in identifying more serious skin problems that should be referred to a dermatologist.
You skin is your body’s primary defense against the outside world, so it’s important to treat it well. Regular, good skincare habits will take you a long way, but sometimes a facial is just the thing you need to take your skin from bright to luminous. Healthy skin look best, so don’t be afraid to book an appointment and see your esthetician soon.
–Silk Therapeutics Blog Team