We are exposed to pollution, dirt, bacteria and grime daily and can reek havoc on our overall skin health. Skin tone can start to look uneven, hydration levels decline, congestion of the pores occur and even fine lines and wrinkles can become more noticeable. A professional facial can help exfoliate the build up to reveal fresh newer cells to surface, leaving the skin with a healthy, youthful glow. I like to compare getting a facial to going to the dentist. We brush our teeth and floss and acknowledge the importance of getting regular deep cleanings, as regular “check-ins” help save us money in the long run. If we wait too long and end up needing cavities filled or root canals, then that could cost hundreds of dollars. Getting facials on a regular basis, once every few months or even a few times a year, will save you needless spending down the road. Here are 5 Reasons to get facials regulary:
You may be using an at-home exfoliant such as a scrub or rotating brush a couple times a week, but nothing compares to a professional-grade exfoliant where high percentages of active enzymes are being used to dissolve dead skin. The fun part is changing up the enzyme each visit!
Our pores act like a sponge and can get clogged over time. Most of us are guilty of doing our own extractions, which can sometimes lead to facial scarring, broken capillaries or even acne flare-ups. Extractions are a very delicate procedure that you want done carefully and hygienically. Keeping the pores clean will not only allow the skin to breath better, but can reduce the appearance of them, while also leaving the skin healthier!
#3 Anti-Aging Benefits
There’s no denying we’re getting older each and every day and our skin doesn't necessarily have to show it. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen and elastin production and maintain healthy regeneration balance which are all great anti-aging remedies.
#4 Massage and Lymphatic Drainage
Probably the most important part of the facial is the massage as it helps stimulate the muscles which tighten and firm the skin while, lymphatic drainage helps get rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention (i.e puffy eyes). By flushing out these yucky toxins, we promote circulation which leaves the skin glowing and beautiful.
When we’re dehydrated our cells don't function normally which means signs of aging start to kick into gear. When our skin is hydrated its more plump and resilient by protecting us from UV radiation, microorganisms and toxins. Hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in water and is produced in our dermis, starts to decline as we age, so having regular hydration infusions maintain an adequate amount of hyaluronic acid.