The human body is a beautiful thing. It has the ability to heal itself on most levels. But, our bodies are also constantly under attack from the environment around us—from what we eat to how much stress we feel. On top of that, we add to the general stress on our bodies by not always taking proper care of ourselves (hello, junk food and cigarettes).
Every once in a while, we need help from someone or something else to compensate for what we lack. That's where skin treatments and facials come into play. They're designed to pick up your slack and help out your body where it needs it.
How exactly can Facials benefit you? What will one do for your Skin, and what will they not do?
It's important to note that professional facials can't entirely give you the results you're looking for. They are designed to supplement your skincare routine—to help improve your existing products and regimen by making them more effective.
Since each facial is custom-designed, it's best if you have a specific treatment in mind before booking an appointment. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from a facial treatment:
Acne is incredibly common—and frustratingly stubborn to get rid of once it sets up shop on your face. That's why it's best to get on top of it as soon as possible. The earlier you treat acne, the easier it is to kill and prevent future outbreaks. A facial can help with two major skin problems related to acne: blackheads and clogged pores.
An esthetician will steam your face during a facial to open up your pores so that they can be deep cleaned. This works wonders for reducing any signs of acne you might have or preventing future breakouts from happening. And, unlike picking at your face (which oftentimes makes matters worse); steaming helps clean out impurities without irritating your skin.
Fight Aging with Chemical Peels
Since chemical peels exfoliate your skin—removing dead layers to reveal new, fresh skin—they're great at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also help reduce hyperpigmentation (also known as age spots), which occur when your body produces too much melanin that darkens patches of skin on your face or hands.
Treatments with chemical peels can also help improve acne, but they're generally best at preventing future breakouts.
Fight Acne with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is very similar to chemical peels, but it doesn't remove dead skin cells. Instead, microdermabrasion uses an electric wand with a rough tip that blasts away skin cells so that new ones can easily come through—this helps prevent acne breakouts.
The treatment also stimulates collagen production, which helps prevent future signs of aging by adding firmness to your skin. Microdermabrasion does all of this without causing irritation—which is great for anyone who doesn't want their skin to feel raw or sensitive after a facial.
Add Facial Creams to Your Routine
Whether you're sticking a full skincare routine using body wash or just moisturizer, adding a facial into your plans is the best thing you can do for your skin. Tons of creams and serums out there promise all kinds of results—brightening, firming, dark circles...the list goes on and on. But did you know that a facial can actually help reveal the results your skin cream promises?
That's because facials hydrate and nourish your skin with hydrating masks and high-end products—so you get to see all of their benefits firsthand. Plus, once the mask is removed from your face during a facial, you're left with a supply of leftover products that you can take home and add to your daily routine.
No matter what results you're hoping for, a facial is the best way to get your skin on track and start seeing results—and it's even better if you can book one before heading out on vacation or someday at the beach so that you can flaunt glowing skin. When it comes to getting the most out of your facial, there are two things you should keep in mind:
Know What You Want Before Going In
During your consultation with the esthetician, be sure that they know exactly what results you're looking for so that they can recommend the right type of facial for you. If you don't communicate what you want out of a facial, chances are good; it won't yield the beautiful skin that you were hoping for.
Don't Forget the Mask
When it comes to facials, estheticians use masks during or at the end of the treatment to give your skin a boost of hydration and nourishment. After a facial, you'll likely be handed a leftover supply of the mask so that you can use it at home for even better results.
The Bottom Line
Using facials is one of the best ways to make your skin glow. To get the most out of your experience, be sure you know what kind of results you want to see before heading in, don't skip any steps during treatment, and take home a leftover mask so that you can use it at home for even better results.
About the writer
Eun Rockwell is a beauty blogger, who works with EduGeeksClub and Aussiessay. She likes to challenge herself with new subjects and always focused on proving her worth as a writer in both new and challenging writing areas. Eun likes to travel and read books.