We’ve all heard that you should get regular facials to keep your skin fresh, but how often should you be visiting a professional and why?
Experts say you should try to get a monthly facial by a professional, and bi-weekly for oily and acne-prone skin until the problem clears. Not only to keep your skin glowing, but to check in with an esthetician keeping you on track if your at home regimen needs adjusting. The benefits aren’t just to show off your sumptuous skin, but psychological as well.
Top Five Reasons to Get a Monthly Facial
- Relieve Stress: LINK:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19129675
In a study conducted to track psychological benefits of facials, it was concluded that “the facial massage might refresh the subjects by reducing their psychological distress and activating the sympathetic nervous system.” There are pressure points on your face that are connected to different systems in your body. When these pressure points are massaged, your body responds. Stress can also lead to unhealthy skin, so allowing a little pampering and relaxing can go a long way.
Facials slow the aging process through exfoliation, massage, moisturizing and promoting the absorption of nutrients and antioxidants. Having your skin regularly treated sloughs off dead skin cells and leaves a supple environment ready for absorption. This allows your at home products and skin care to last longer and penetrate more deeply. The skin is moisturized through increased circulation, the rush of blood plumps the skin cells with nutrients and water. Facials also unclog pores, and pull out impurities that damage your skin, minimizing breakouts.
Ultimately the exfoliation process increases cellular turnover, softer lines and decreases discoloration.
- Problems and Diagnosis
If you’re worried about breakouts, facials can be a part of the solution. An esthetician will be able to diagnose your skin type; whether you have dry, oily or combination skin with problem areas, you’ll have a tailored experience for whatever cycle your skin is in. Facials can help with the following concerns: under eye bags, sagging lids, fine lines, wrinkles, poor elasticity, enlarged or clogged pours, excessive oil, dehydration, dry lips, puffiness and more
Not only can facials help with the healing and anti-aging process, but they can also prevent future skin care concerns. The same way you maintain your car, your body or anything important, keeping your skin flawless is valuable to boost confidence and promote self care.
- Skin cancer check
Skin cancer continues to become an increasingly important health risk to check for. Regularly checking your skin for changes in moles and looking out for abnormal skin growths is part of the facial process. Usually these changes are so subtle and develop at a slow pace you may not notice them. A benefit of having a professional esthetician work on your skin is that they will analyze your skin and bring to your attention any potential skin abnormalities that may need medical attention.
Though it is important to get a professional facial, there are at-home treatments that you can do using natural ingredients.
Many concoctions can be found using items in your pantry, here’s a list of face-ready ingredients you can try at home, and don’t forgot sliced cucumbers on your eyes to reduce puffiness! For a natural exfoliation recipe: Mix 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon water.