If you’re anything like me, than you probably love facials!
Facials are a blissful hour of indulgent pampering.
More than just blissful pampering, regular facials have huge benefits to the health and wellness of your skin.
One of the things that I hear is “I wish I had more time to do a facial…”
Okay, hold on a minute…Think about all of the “regular” appointments in your calendar.
Doctor, Dentist, Hair Salon, and we won’t even talk about the social activities we take our kids too…
So with everything, we’re always doing for everybody else… isn’t it time that we pay a bit more attention to our own skin?
Even if it’s just during the change of each season (although now that I’ve become a skin care junkie, I can’t imagine going more than 45 days without my facial!)
Here are 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Getting Facials Regularly!
Maximize Your Skin Care
Clogged pores block all of the good ingredients that we want to penetrate our skin. You can spend hundred or thousands of dollars on the best skin care, but if your pores are clogged and blocked, you’re wasting your time and money. Even the best quality skin care can’t do the work we want when our skin is suffering from excess dryness or congestion. A good facial will help to smooth skin and refine pores so that the serums, moisturizers and cleansers can do their job.
Extraction For Clear Pores
Unless you’re a Medical Esthetician, most people don’t know how to properly extract blackheads and pimples. This is why so many of us have facial scarring, broken capillaries and acne flare-ups. Doing extractions properly is a very delicate procedure that must be done hygienically and carefully.
By regularly getting the gunk out of your pores, your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer fewer breakouts. At this stage in my life, a trained aesthetician is the only person I’m trusting to get that job done!
Seasonal Skin Changes
Think of your skin like Nature — it changes with the seasons and has different needs based on the temperature, humidity and even the amount of daylight we see.
Winter Facials are great for hydrating the skin.
Summer Facials will work on protecting us from the sun and any sun damage.
Enjoying a Facial in the Spring will invigorate and nourish our skin giving it some brightness.
An Autumn facial will get our skin ready for the cold months ahead.
Masks and Peels for a Healthy Complexion
I have fallen in love with our Eminence line. It took me awhile to do my masques and peels at home (only because I was always intimidated and thought it was too hard or complicated to do) So if you’re like the old me, and don’t want to mess with masques and peels at home – a facial is the perfect place for it!
Your skin will be steamed to open pores, extracted and then prepared for a masque. (And if you’re enjoying a Facial at Me2Beauty, we always give two masques!) The purpose of the masque is to calm, hydrate or decongest the skin.
Massage for Lymphatic Drainage
Most facials include a certain amount of face, décolletage and scalp massage. This is deeply relaxing and helps to promote lymphatic drainage–in other words, it gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention. By flushing out these toxins we also promote circulation, which leaves your skin with a gorgeous glow!
Get A Deeper Clean
I’m sure that we could all use a deeper cleanse when it comes to our skin. A good, thorough deep cleansing facial will make up for all those lazy times that we didn’t wash our face properly or “forgot” to remove all of our make up. Proper cleansing helps to refine our pores and leaves our skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. We go to the dentist for that deep clean, and with the right Esthetician and skin care line, you can get that same deep clean with your skin too!
Know Thy Skin
Your aesthetician will assess your skin. By diagnosing common skin issues, she’ll be able to advise you on what products you should be using for your skin type. You don’t want to know how many times I’ve heard men and women think they had a skin condition that they didn’t have, and also unaware of some of the issues that they did have.
Regular facials will help keep you in the know of what’s going on with your skin, and how it’s constantly changing. Getting regular facials is like having your own person skin specialist.
Professional Strength Exfoliation
It’s impossible to avoid environmental free-radical damage. We’re bombarded daily with unavoidable toxins, UV rays and dirt that cause our skin to look dull and congested. Professional strength exfoliation like microdermabrasion or fruit acid peels will remove dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover when used regularly.
Over time, professional exfoliating can also help to reduce acne and other facial scarring.
Home Skincare Regimen
Aestheticians know about skincare – they know what works, and what doesn’t. After assessing your skin, a professional can help set you up with the right products to use at home. By getting to know your skin over time, they can monitor any changes, making sure you continue to use the right products or suggesting others based on your skin’s changing needs.
If you’re living in a human body, then you’re probably pretty busy and dealing with the day-to-day stresses of “life.” Most of us don’t take nearly enough time out for ourselves, to do something that will help us deal with the stress, and enjoy living a happier and healthier life. Spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help restore balance to your mind, as well as your skin.
I always say that I’m proud and grateful to have made it to 50 years young! And I plan to continue to get older (and hopefully wiser) every day!
I only have this one face and I plan to take care of it. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance–all of which are great anti-aging remedies.
I’m lucky that I didn’t have acne when I was a kid. (As an adult, I do get the odd breakouts…)
Getting regular facials can help manage the over-production of oils that adolescents experience due to their fluctuating hormone levels. It’s also a great way for a teen to learn how to care for their skin properly.
As a parent, my two and a half cents worth isn’t always wanted… but it’s nice to know that kids will often listen to a professional.
If you haven’t yet enjoyed a Blissful 100% Customized Organic Facial…. You Really Need, and Deserve To Be Pampered!