Receiving regular facials is an integral ingredient to any successful skin care regimen. They cost less than the average person's monthly coffee budget, yet so few people take advantage of this much needed service. So here's five reasons why everyone should be getting monthly facials.
Number 1: Facials slow the aging process. Facials help to smooth fine lines, even the skin tone, address age spots, skin thickening, and sun damage. Facial massage, exfoliators, nutrients and antioxidants used in professional treatments deeply penetrate the layers of the skin, greatly helping to reduce the signs of aging.
Number 2: Facials give you a deeper cleansing for your pores than you can achieve at home. Cleaner pores equals smaller pores and skin that is less likely to break out. Deeper exfoliation also allows for better product penetration from the regular products you use at home.
Number 3: The natural life cycle of your skin is about four weeks. Healthy adults will shed a layer of skin about every four weeks. This means a facial will address the current layer, but four weeks later there will be a new set of skin cells ready for treatment. Each layer of skin communicates with the one underneath so a treatment received every four weeks works synergistically to improve overall skin health.
Number 4: Facials provide counseling from a trained esthetician on your skins health and ways to reach your skin care goals. With so many products on the market, you can save money and effort with professional skincare recommendations, rather than trying out products that may not work for your particular skin type or concern.
Number 5: Relaxation. In our fast paced world, taking time out for self care is imperative. Trust me, you deserve it! Spa treatments have been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol by up to 30% increasing the body's ability to manage anxiety and depression. Most facials include hand and arm massage and you can add on extra treatments like foot scrubs, aromatherapy or neck and decollate massage.
These are just a few reasons why you should be getting regular facials but there are so many more. Try them out for yourself and discover how amazing it feels to treat your skin with all the love it deserves!