Why spend heavy amounts of money on facials when you are a pro at taking care of your skin on your own? Well, to begin with, a facial is more than just a few pieces of cucumber on your eyes and a moisturising treatment on your face.
Even if you have skin free from hyperpigmentation, blemishes and acne it is important to go for a facial once in a while. Moreover, it is the best way to understand the needs of your skin and how it is responding to internal changes, including hormones, and other environmental changes, like pollution.
Your face is one of the most sensitive areas in your body, being exposed to the sun and other elements, it is prone to the signs of ageing and it gets dull with daily exposure to; heat, pollution and stress. Regular facials can help with slowing the ageing process. It does this by tightening your skin pores, allowing your anti-ageing products and skincare regimen to work better on your skin.
Not convinced? Here are 8 amazing reasons to go get a facial today—
1. Combats Stress and Relieves Physiological Distress
Facial massage helps in activating the sympathetic nervous system, reducing anxiety levels and uplifting the mood. In simple terms, there are thousands of pressure points on your face, connected to different systems in your body—when these points are activated through massage, your body responds to it positively.
A facial is not merely for glow and glamour, but it also positively affects the functioning of the organs. You might not know all the pressure points on your face, that is where professional help like an Environ Facial from Bodytonic Clinic will help your skin survive the external elements, including heat and stress.
2. Purifies Your Skin
A facial massage will help your skin breathe and be purified through cleansing. With the help of the steaming process, your beauty professional will open up your skin pores to begin the process of cleansing. The process is highly relaxing and has the added bonus of detoxifying your skin!
3. Promotes Blood Circulation
As per the studies, massage promotes healthy blood circulation in the body and so is the case with a facial massage. Improved blood circulation in your face means that your skin cells get lots of oxygen and nutrients that are supplied through the blood. To simplify, be ready to welcome a healthy skin with a glow that the world cannot miss!
4. A Perfect Detox
As aforementioned, your face is prone to rapid ageing and dullness when exposed to external elements—your skin needs to breathe and get rid of all the accumulated harmful toxins on a regular basis. When there is a lack of proper skin detox, it leads to breakouts and difficult acne situations. Your daily skin regimen is sure a boost but it alone will not cut out as a proper detox solution, it is recommended that you take professional help. A facial massage therapist uses different products like facial oils, sea salts and many other products to achieve a healthy, detoxed and glowing skin for you.
5. Goodbye Blackheads and Whiteheads
Pollution not only dulls your skin but the daily accumulation of dirt and other pollutants also makes your skin prone to getting blackheads and whiteheads, especially on your nose. The daily CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine alone will not help you get rid of the annoying and often tough to deal with blackheads and whiteheads—your fully equipped and qualified massage therapist with the help of an extraction tool, will remove all the whiteheads and blackheads off of your skin in an extremely gentle manner, extracting all impurities from your skin.
6. Hello Exfoliation
Exfoliation is a process where the dead cells from your skin are gently removed from its surface. The cells on your skin die and tend to create a layer making your skin rough and dry, if not dealt with properly. Exfoliation can be done at home by scrubbing your skin at least twice a week or as required, but it will not completely rid you of the problem of blackheads. When a facial specialist performs exfoliation on your skin, they combine it with a method of skin peeling, which helps remove the dead layer of skin, revealing the healthy layer of skin beneath.
7. Treats Under Eye Bags and Dark Circles
The skin under your eyes is very sensitive and needs extra care and special attention on a regular basis. The skin under your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face and when not treated properly, it is prone to get under-eye bags and dark circles. A facial massage specialist knows how to deal with the under-eye issues, using proper under eye creams and eye masks during your facial regimen. The process helps relax the skin under your eyes and also helps relax the eye muscles, visibly reducing dark circles and wrinkles.
8. Skin Rejuvenation
As you age, your skin ages along with you and it tends to lose its lustre and glow with time when not cared for properly. It is a natural process, however, external factors like pollution, stress and UV tends to speed the ageing process. It is highly recommended for you thus, to get professional help at least once a month (or as recommended by your skin specialist) to promote a healthy skin life.
It is very important for your skin to breathe and feel alive. It is even more important for you to combine your daily CTM routine with facial massages on a regular basis for a happy and healthy glow on your face. The facial massage requirement is very specific to skin type, you can only know once you begin with it or it is always best to consult your skin specialist.