Facials are beneficial to the skin in many ways. They remove toxins from the pores, reduce stress, speed up healing, and fight aging. In order to choose the facial formula that suits you, take into consideration these need-to-know facts.
There are an array of choice techniques for keeping the skin in top condition. Whether you are fortunate enough to hit up the spa or if you are winging it at home, these methods are simple and effective.
Deep Cleansing (The Gentle Way)
The daily routine of cleaning your face may seem insignificant in the pursuit of the perfect skin. However, removing the environmental toxins that accumulate throughout the day is the first step to great skin. Gentle cleansing does not have to be damaging or costly. First, avoid washing your face with just any old soap. It throws off your skins pH balance. This makes it difficult for the skin to fight off unwanted bacteria. Facial cleansers is formulated to work in harmony with the natural oils and restore moisture stability.
Facial scrubs are creams that contain small particles, which scrape away dead skin from the face by exfoliation. It also removes blackheads and other dirt build-up, bringing the new and healthier skin to light. The extreme version of this facial is microdermabrasion, which uses a machine to exfoliate the skin using ground crystals and high end anti-aging facial cream to rub old skin away and fade lines. It is more expensive and you take care with your skin after the procedure, since it strips the face of a protective layer of skin.
Steam facials are sessions that consist of steam rolling onto the face. Steam facials are beneficial for allowing the natural skin protecting moisturizer (Sebum) to flow by unclogging buildup. It also helps you “sweat it out” by inducing perspiration which flushes dirt and other waste from the pores. Spas usually include a massage and aromatherapy with their steam therapy sessions to create a relaxing and luxurious experience.
This skin treatment is referred to as a mask because of its appearance after drying on the face. It is nutrient rich and made up of many different ingredients such as, clay, aloe and charcoal. Masks are effective in drawing out dirt, moisturizing the skin, tightening pores, and brightening those dark spots.
2. Treating Skin Conditions
Spas specialize in the treatment of certain facial skin conditions such as Rosacea, which is an inflammatory and chronic skin disease that causes the nose and cheeks to breakout with pus-filled bumps and gives the face a red hue. The facials provided offer an organic alternative to treatment and soothes discomfort. Aging is also considered a condition for treatment. These particular facials involve nourishing the skin with antioxidants while deeply exfoliating to renew the skin and restore collagen (protein that supports and firms skin).Anti-aging facials can be done at home using store bought age-defying creams.
3. Juggling: Botox And Facials
Botox is a protein that is injected into the skin to treat wrinkles and creases of the face. There is question as to whether it is safe to have Botox and facials performed in the same day. It is safe to have both procedures done if done in the correct order. You should always get your facial done first. This eliminates the possibility of Botox diffusion in the muscles of the face. Many plastic surgeon now offer Botox packages that include facials before the treatment to ensure safety.
- 4. Pro Facials and Pregnancy
During pregnancy, hormone levels fluctuate. This can cause cosmetic issues such as dry cracked skin. You and your skin are sensitive during this time, so it is best to stay away from skin treatments that contain chemicals, such as microdermabrasion. Spas offered modified services that accommodate pregnant women that sooth dry skin and lower stress.
5. Timing is everything
Facials are refreshing to the skin but should not be overly performed because they can rob the face of vital nutrients and oils that protect the skin from impurities. Most at-home treatments can become part of your daily routine excluding scrubs and certain masks, which should be a once-a-week routine.
You should also schedule your spa and microderm appointments on a weekly basis. They can be harsh and leave skin vulnerable. For the record, Botox is needed only once every 8 to 12 months.
Treating your face to the benefits of these beauty treatments will allow your skin to be engulfed in fresh, firm radiance. These simple facts provide you with the knowledge you need in choosing the method that is the safest for you by getting rid of pollutants and providing nutrients to skin cells.