Facials are a beautiful thing.
They promote healing, provide a boost of nourishment to your skin, promote cell turnover, and firm and tone. However, despite all their benefits, facials have a bum rap for being ineffective, expensive and unnecessary. People are rather hesitant to invest in facials, let alone commit to a monthly regimen. Folks, I’m here to tell you, facials are not that complicated. They are, however, shrouded in misconceptions that leave people thinking they can do without facials. Wrong, people. Let’s get some facts out there! Knowledge is power, and in this case, knowledge is also beauty.
Facials are an essential part of your beauty regimen.
They provide so much extra for your skin that your daily routine is not. While you may see some immediate benefits after a facial appointment, remember that you’ve got to commit. Facials are NOT fast fixes. If you’re running to your esthetician riddled with blemishes expecting to leave with dewy clear skin after your facial session, think again. At this point, your body is freaking out, and your face shows it. Facials are meant to be preventative, not a fix-all to existing issues. Staying on top of a regular facial schedule will prevent breakouts and blemishes from occurring. It’s a lot easier to prevent disaster than it is to repair disaster.
Another sticking point for me is seeing folks skimp on facials because they are subscribing to DIY or at-home fixes for skin, particularly clearing their own blackheads. I’m just going to put this out there: This is one of the worst things to do on your own. Blackhead extractions may seem simple, but you should really leave this activity to a professional. All too often, I see people who have improperly extracted blackheads. Leave this task to me! When you improperly extract a blackhead, you cause irritation to your skin or you can push the dirt further into your pores. You don’t have to take matters into your own hands, let me help you. During a facial appointment, I remove the blackheads and I also properly cleanse the area to ensure excess dirt is removed. If a blackhead is not completely removed, the idle dirt will build up and cause your pores to get bigger.
One significant yet underrated benefit of getting a facial is the professional face massage included in the session. Massages promote better blood circulation and reduces puffiness in the face. And a massage is more effective when done by someone other than yourself. This allows you to fully relax and enjoy the massage, rather than going through the motions of massaging your face yourself. Boo!
Your skin benefits from regularly scheduled facials.
As I’ve mentioned before, the skin has a natural cycle of cellular turnover and rejuvenation. Adding a perfectly timed facial every 3-5 weeks, depending on your skin type, helps train your skin into a healthy routine. In addition to keeping your skin on a regular cell turnover schedule, a facial also opens your pores, which allows for better and deeper product absorption.
One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing about estheticians who push pricey products or expensive services without studying their clients’ skin. It’s just as important for me as your esthetician to do my homework as it is for you to do yours. By doing my homework, I mean getting to know your skin. My business model is to get to know your skin as if it were my own. It’s the only and best way I can help you. This means monitoring your skin’s reactions to product and analyzing your skin’s condition so I can determine the best course of action. Pricey doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, I’ve seen people try super expensive brands only to face allergies, sensitivities or other adverse reactions to their skin. Think before you buy!
It’s time to revamp what’s not working and double down on what is. If you’ve never before committed to a facial routine, I recommend trying it now! You’ve literally got nothing to lose, except for blemishes and dead skin.