In a time when we all have to hit the concrete jungle on a regular basis, we can all get caught up in the daily stresses, tensions and anxieties. One of the methods to combat this, while also improving the look and feel of your skin, is undergoing a facial. By calming anxiety, creating tranquility and pampering your skin, you can feel refreshed, recharged and reinvigorated.
Over the years, there have been numerous articles highlighting the various benefits that come with a facial treatment. There are all kinds of facials, such as a microdermabrasion treatment, chemical peels, paraffin peel facial, photo facial, antioxidant peel facial and many more, but most of them share the same trait: proven results.
Similar to other cosmetic procedures, there can be side effects depending on your skin type. The best possible advice is to speak with a dermatologist, a beautician or spa experts in advance of your facial appointment. With that being said, those who have yet to experience a facial have to understand the advantages that come with such a skin care session.
One of the latest sensations in the world of beauty is oxygen facials.
"Oxygen is a necessity if you want to have healthy, youthful looking skin," said Dr. Marina Peredo, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, in an interview with Fox News.
"This facial is great because it helps protect and reverse damage from environmental pollutants that can harm our skin. It also helps the overall texture of your skin, which feels smoother after this facial. The oxygen facial reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by releasing moisturizers onto the skin, which absorb quickly with the help of oxygen. It's an ultimate hydrator that infuses vitamins and nutrients into the skin."
Here are five benefits to receiving a facial to improve the health of your skin.
Cleanse The best way to describe a facial is to liken it to a full body detoxification or cleanse. A facial can assist in cleansing the skin, removing toxins you are surrounded by in your immediate environment, such as dirt and pollution, and diminish the amount of sebum. Furthermore, facials open your pores, eliminate dead skin and clean the surface.
Anti-aging Instead of doling out an astronomical sum of money on extensive anti-aging treatments, a facial is the best and most natural alternative for men and women. There are a variety of facial treatments and technologies out there, but a lot of industry professionals recommend intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatments, which removes dead skin and increases cell growth, collagen and development.
Circulation Most parts of our body need circulation. The same can be applied to our skin. Facials aid the process of improving, enhancing and restoring circulation to the layers of our facial skin. The result of circulation? Healthy glow and healthy looking skin all day long.
Congestion Some may find it surprising that a facial can relieve clogged nasal passages. This is true because of the steam in a spa and massaging specific pressure points can lessen sinus pressure and congestion. In addition, essential oils used by the attendants are also important ways to fight minor congestion.
Relaxing A calming, relaxing and tranquil spa environment as well as the facial treatment itself can help reduce stress, tensions and aches you feel in your joints and improve your emotional state of mind. All of this can then reduce the risk of blood pressure and advance your overall health. Indeed, a facial can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.