Many people think of facials as an occasional indulgence, something to be done in preparation for a “special time”, i.e. before a wedding or other special event. But would you live on junk food and never exercise and expect to be in your best shape? The same logic applies to your skin: If you don’t maintain it with regular facials and good skin care, your skin is not going to look it’s very best –period. Sure, you might prefer spending money on a new pair of shoes, the to-die-for dress you saw online yesterday, or your morning lattes. But nothing on you is more visible than your face… if your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your complexion is the window to your health and beauty. Get that window glowing!
Men and women alike benefit from facials and good skincare products; there are few differences between the physiologies of their skins. Because men have more testosterone stimulated sebaceous (oil) glands, thicker and coarser skin, they wrinkle less and later in life, but are more acne prone. Women have smaller sebaceous glands and oil production decreases after menopause resulting in dryness and early wrinkling. Men typically work in harsher environments than women and lack the protective benefits of make-up. Daily shaves with harsh soap and alcohol-rich aftershaves stresses their skin already in need of nourishing care.
Facials improve the skin’s health, texture and appearance. They deep cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment. Such facials help to reduce an overabundance of sebum, which is a natural substance which moisturizes and lubricates the skin. Overproduction of sebum can cause skin problems, including blackheads and acne. Cleansing facials open the pores of the skin, remove dead skin and toxins from the face, and clean the surface of the skin through exfoliation that tightens and firms the skin.
Facial treatments help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers, increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells. This rush of blood to the skin gives your skin a healthy glow and plumps skin cells with vital nutrients and water, which reduce the appearance of wrinkled and dry skin. Nutrients like blood, vitamins and minerals found in the blood, along with adequate hydration, help develop and maintain new skin cells, essential for a youthful, healthy appearance.
And finally, what is NOT to love about any experience that makes you feel pampered and relaxed? When is the last time you treated yourself to a facial? A facial is a treat for your skin any time.