Your skin is always on display and often has the power to dictate how good we feel about ourselves.
Investing in proper skincare has a value that can be arguably more important than buying a new dress or going out to a fancy restaurant or even taking an expensive holiday (a facial is a mini-holiday).
Facials are ideal once a month unless you have a specific skin concern you are trying to overcome (acne, hyper-pigmentation, etc), then you may need a series of treatments.
The reason behind getting monthly facials is that your stratum corneum (the outermost layer of visible skin) will completely renew itself approximately every 28 days. In this time your skin cells are constantly being replicated from the treated cells to replace the old cells. If you give your skin a head start (i.e. a great facial) your skin cells will begin to replicate the now healthier cells and thus give you a better complexion.
Also, most skin products can take up to 6-8 weeks to start to treat active skin cells, but by speeding up the renewal process with a facial you can make these products work faster and more effectively.
Aside from just feeling like heaven, here are 10 reasons to have monthly facials:
Facials allow you to relax. They feel great and are healing to the soul. The power of touch, massage, proper technique, and professional products can heal. It's stress relief and beautiful glowing skin all in one go.
Facials increase blood circulation which draws away old waste-filled blood and draws in fresh oxygenated blood creating the optimal conditions to produce new healthy skin cells.
Facials remove even more waste products by stimulating the lymphatic system that lies just under the skin that can cause puffiness, ruddiness, and fluid accumulation. My cupping technique really stimulates this effect.
A good facial (and facial massage) can help smooth fine lines and promote collagen production, which is the building block of the skin (to prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and sagging).
A facial will cleanse the pores on a much deeper level. Similar to a good dental cleaning, this is what a facial can do for the skin/pores. Extractions/cleaning out the pores can help to maintain clear skin, stop acne formation, as well as helping to change the pore's size.
Facials provide deep(er) exfoliation than you can achieve at home. Exfoliation smooths skin, allows for great penetration of products (i.e. moisturizers or serums), unclogs pores, improves skins ability to retain hydration, and evens skin tone to just name a few benefits.
Allows a professionally trained therapist to counsel you on the proper products you should be using at home. This alone is worth the investment as the skincare industry can be a difficult (and expensive) area to navigate.
Can help even skin tone and lighten dark spots. Dark spots visibly age our skin.
Facials slow the aging process. They allow your skin to feel healthier, smoother, and look more radiant. Facials reduce fine lines, age spots, and relieve dehydrated skin. With these benefits, facials make us feel better about our skin. With the use of exfoliation, massage, and the penetration of nutrients and antioxidants, facials also fight to reverse aging. We will all age, but we can do it more slowly with glowing, firm, and hydrated skin.
Facials are not a miracle in an hour but they do give you a fresh start to a healthier and balanced complexion. Regular facials will help you maintain optimal skin health.
Helping you be your best self!
PS why not book in for my July special - Uplifting facial, 90 minutes of massage and care including cupping for the face. €65 until 31st July (normally €80)
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