Facials are ideal once a month unless you have a specific skin concern you are trying to overcome (acne, hyper-pigmentation, etc), then you may need to come in for a series of treatments. The reason behind getting monthly facials is that your stratum corneum (the outermost layer of visible skin) will completely renew itself approximately every 28 days. In this time your skin cells are constantly being replicated from the treated cells to replace the old cells. If you give your skin a head start (i.e. a great facial) your skin cells will begin to replicate the now healthier cells and thus give you a better complexion. Also, most skin products can take up to 6-8 weeks to start to treat active skin cells, but by speeding up the renewal process with a facial you can make these products work faster and more effectively.
Aside from just feeling like heaven, here are my top 10 reasons why you should have monthly facials:
Extraction for clear pores
Who doesn’t love extracting blackheads, pores and pimples?! Well, unfortunately, poorly extracted skin (or “picking pimples”) is the reason so many of us have facial scarring, broken capillaries and acne flare-ups. Extraction is a delicate procedure that must be done hygienically and carefully. By regularly getting the gunk out of your pores, your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer fewer breakouts and a trained aesthetician is the best person for the job.
Massage for lymphatic drainage
Most facials include a certain amount of face, décolletage and scalp massage. Not only does this send us into deep relaxation but it helps to promote lymphatic drainage–in other words, it gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention. By flushing out these toxins we also promote circulation, which leaves skin glowing and youthful.
Even those with dry sensitive skin need their cleanser to dig a little deeper. We could probably all afford to cleanse our skin for longer or to cleanse it more effectively. Deep-cleansing facials make up for our lazy ways by thoroughly removing dirt and oil build-up without drying the skin. Proper cleansing means your pores will be refined and your complexion will look and feel rejuvenated. It’s kind of like supplementing regular toothbrushing with visits to the dentist.
Get good advice
Your aesthetician will assess your skin using an intense light and super magnifier. By diagnosing common skin issues, she’ll better be able to advise you on what products you should be using for your skin type. You may not know you have dehydrated or rosacea-prone skin, or that products you are currently using are causing irritation, but regular visits to the spa will guarantee you’ll understand what’s happening with your skin and that you’re using the right products for it. And, considering your skin is constantly changing, it’s important to get regular updates–consider it skin therapy or counselling for your skin.
Professional strength exfoliation
It’s impossible to avoid environmental free-radical damage. We’re bombarded daily with unavoidable toxins, UV rays and dirt that cause our skin to look ruddy and congested. Professional strength exfoliation like microdermabrasion or fruit acid peels effectively remove dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover when used regularly. Over time, professional exfoliating methods can also help to diminish acne and other facial scarring.
Leave it to a professional
Aestheticians are trained to look for and deal with complex skin issues that you shouldn’t try to tackle yourself. For instance, milia are a common skin issue that, if approached incorrectly, can result in scarring. Tiny white bumps, often found around the eyes, are a build up of keratin and can be difficult to remove at home. Your well-trained aesthetician will be able to safely pierce and extract it without damaging the skin. Recurring skin concerns such as these can be kept under control with regular facials.
Many facials provide high tech treatments that can only be performed in salon. For instance, LED light therapy is a popular treatment that is used to strengthen the skin, reduce redness, kill bacteria and stimulate collagen production among many others. This high-tech treatment includes using different coloured light for tackling different skin issues. It is thought that the different wavelengths of LED can penetrate deeper into the skin and, when used consecutively, can be a powerful, yet gentle, anti-aging tool.
Because you deserve it!
Life is busy, hectic even. Most of us don’t take nearly enough time out for ourselves, to do something that will alleviate stress and help us regain balance. Spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help restore balance to your mind, as well as your skin.
We’re getting older each and every day and because we only have one face, we really need to take care of it. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance–all of which are great anti-aging remedies.
Once your treatment is complete, your esthetician will discuss with you what she noticed during the skin analysis and future skin care goals. She can help you choose products to use at home and recommend home care treatments so you can maintain the results of your facial.
Your face is the first thing people see when you walk into a room. Healthy skin is our body’s first line of defense against illness, bacteria, and disease, so taking care of it is extremely important. Skin is our body’s largest organ and it is responsible for protecting everything inside our body! A good skin care routine is just as important as eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Call us at Inskin Medi Spa 80959317 to schedule a facial as soon as possible! ♥️