Are Facials Worth It?
If you believe professional treatments are nothing more than an hour (and money) wasted at the spa, then think again.
Facials provide a multitude of benefits in ways you may not realize. The first, and most obvious, benefit would be to your skin. There is nothing better than walking out of the spa with beautiful, glowing skin and a boost to your confidence. Besides deep cleansing your pores, extracting blemishes, and exfoliation, a licensed professional can also help identify any potential skin concerns while also offering expert advice on how to treat and heal.
Many of you have a steady DIY skincare routine at home, but a professional can truly help you understand what’s best for your skin. Going to a professional who is knowledgeable on ingredients and professional skincare brands can make a profound impact on the health of your skin. Just a few simple suggestions can be a total game-changer.
Beyond the tangible results you will see after a facial, the relaxation is priceless. According to a study published in the journal Biomedical Research, a facial massage activates your sympathetic nervous system. This can help reduce anxiety and lift your mood.
The face contains hundreds of pressure points that are connected to various systems in your body. A good face massage cannot only help alleviate stress, but can also help promote the healthy function of other organs throughout the body. These deliberate movements of the face also promote circulation, which means that your skin cells receive more oxygen and nutrients carried to them through the blood. Healthy cell regeneration promotes collagen production, which translates to more youthful-looking skin. Something we all want.
Your skin deserves to be pampered by a trained professional to keep it healthy and free of issues. So make sure to place the health of your skin as a top priority – it is your biggest organ, after all.
Article written by Leah Hardin, LME