Being a licensed esthetician in San Diego, the “sun damage” capital of California, I get this question pretty often… “How often should I get afacial?” I know some people think facials are a “luxury treatment,” something you get maybe once or twice a year for a birthday or vacation treat. A facial is a multi-step customized treatment for your skin that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin for the long haul and thebenefits of getting regular facials are so much more than an hour of pampering. Even if you aren’t battling with specific skin issues such as acne, scaring, or hyperpigmentation, facials can give you amazing results for the look and health of your skin.
The benefits of a facial include:
Studies have shown that facial massage can reduce stress and anxiety levels as well as help to uplift your mood. Let’s face it, who has ever left a facial feeling more stressed.
Cleanses your skin:
Think of a facial like a dental cleaning. Even though you brush your teeth every day, you still need to go in to a professional to do a deep cleaning and check the health of your mouth. The same is true with facials which provide a deep clean for your skin and pores.
Prevents signs of aging:
Nobody wants to look older and let’s face it, with each passing day we are getting older. Regular facials and facial massage helps to promote collagen and elastin production (the proteins that keep our skin plump and lifted), as well as boost cell regeneration keeping your skin looking youthful.
Rejuvenates your skin:
Facial massage improves blood circulation which means that the skin cells are getting more oxygen and nutrients that they need to stay healthy and function. Healthier cells equal healthier, more vibrant skin.
Detoxifies the skin:
Your skin is a detoxifying organ and helps the body get rid of waste and toxins through the pores. Facial extractions not only get rid of unsightly blackheads and whiteheads but also help keep the pores clean and clear, allowing your skin to keep doing its job by eliminating waste.
Improves skin texture:
As we age our cell turnover slows down, this in turn can cause skin cells to build up on the surface, giving your skin a rough texture. Facials include exfoliation in the form of enzymes, peels or manual scrubs that breakdown and slough off excessive skin cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Keeps bigger issues at bay:
Not only will regular facials keep your skin healthy and glowing, but can also keep little issues from becoming big issues. With regular facials you will see your esthetician way more often than you would a dermatologist. Your esthetician can help spot changes in your skin that might need extra attention or a more in depth medical analysis sooner than they would normally be spotted, lowering the risk of bigger issues.
Let’s not forget that facials feel amazing and not only feed your skin, but your soul as well. I always leave facials feeling pampered with glowing skin that inspires me to take better care of my skin and me. I can’t stress enough the importance of self-care and doing the things that make you feel good and beautiful. When we look and feel amazing, we tend to do amazing things in our lives.
Working on specific skin issues such as acne or pigmentation usually requires more frequent facials and skin treatments. However, if you have healthy skin and want to avoid the signs of aging and always have a beautiful healthy glow, you will get the most benefit for your skin if you get a facial each cell turn over cycle, which is about 28-46 days depending on your age and health. The sweet spot for regular facials is every 4 to 6 weeks. My goal is to give you the skin you want to live in, skin that you are proud to show off with no makeup and regular facials are a great way to achieve that goal. Book a facial at https://go.booker.com/location/TLSpaWellness/service-menu
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