The A,B and C of Facial
Facial Treatment: The What, Why, and Benefits
An average person looks at themselves in the mirror 8 times a day.
We brush only twice a day, but we adore our face 8 times a day! It makes sense. The face is the first part of the body a stranger looks at. Our face can dictate everything from who talks to us, what they think of us, whether they like us or not.
That’s why you should take good care of your face.
What is a facial treatment?
A facial treatment is nothing but a way of taking care of your face. A facial treatment involves the processes of cleansing, moisturizing, massaging, and nourishing the skin of the face. You can get a facial at a beauty salon, or at your home. It is done in various steps.
Step 1: Cleansing the face: Cleaning your face is the first step. This step removes any leftover makeup or product. It is done with cotton swabs combined with a face cleansing cream, or a face cleanser.
Step 2: Steaming: After cleansing, it's time for some steam. Steam helps in opening the pores of your skin. A dermatologist uses steam according to the type of your skin (oily, dry, combination, sensitive, etc)
Step 3: Exfoliation: After the pores are open, it is time for exfoliation! Exfoliation is a key step because it helps in removing the dead cells trapped in your pores. Exfoliation can be done with a chemical exfoliating product or a mechanical exfoliator. A chemical product would have chemicals that help rid your pores of dead skin cells. A mechanical exfoliator is a physical product like a scrub. This process dissolves the dead cells caught in the pores.
Step 4: Extraction: Extraction helps in removing blackheads, whiteheads, or generally dirty pores. Extraction is done to extract the junk out of your pores. Special equipment is used to do the extraction. Some dermatologists might also wear gloves and use their hands for extraction. Extraction can hurt because the dead cells are being extracted from inside your skin, but it is worth the clear skin.
Step 5: Face massage: After getting all that dirt out, it’s time for a massage. A face massage is done with oil or lotion. It is seriously relaxing. Just lie back, close your eyes and enjoy soft hands massaging the skin of your face.
Step 6: Face mask: After the massage, it’s time for a face mask. The mask will be picked according to your skin type. You sit with the mask for some time. This mask may help your skin absorb moisture and nutrients easily.
Step 7: Toning, moisturizing, applying serums: After removing the mask, it’s time to nourish your skin with a final touch. Moisturizers help seize the moisture, toner helps in leaving an even tone skin and serums help enhance the nutrient profile of your face
A facial can take any time from half an hour to a full hour. It depends on the type of facial, your skin type, and the dermatologist’s experience.
But why should you get a facial treatment?
See, according to us, facials are as important as going to the doctor. When you have a disease, you go to the doctor to get treated, yes? Likewise, when the skin of your face shows signs of illness — dullness, aging, scars, roughness, dryness, you go to the face doctor! People trained to do skin treatments such as facials are called dermatologists.
A dermatologist has knowledge of various skin types. She will consult with you and suggest a treatment based on your skin type.
You might think — ‘Why go for a facial when I can do my research on the Internet and use any face product?’ No! If you don’t know your skin type or the problem your skin is facing, it’s better to go to a professional or use scientifically proven products on the advice of experts. Anything other than that and risk the chance of worsening the problem. Now, who wants that?
So, what are the benefits of facial treatment?
Facials help you achieve clearer and silkier skin. But these benefits are not only short-term. Regular facials have countless long-term benefits (most of which you are not aware of).
Benefits of regular facials
No blackheads, whiteheads, open pores: Get rid of all that gunk. This is a no-brainer. A facial’s main motive is to get your face cleansed. Regular facials help you have fewer blackheads, whiteheads, and other pore-related problems.
Healthier skin: A facial helps you get clearer, smoother, and silkier skin. When all the gunk stuck in your pores is extracted, a natural glow takes over. The serums and masks give your face a fresh and plump look.
Facials can help blood circulation: Surprised? The major part of a facial is massage. A massage helps blood flow freely in your skin. This helps blood circulation. Which in turn can promote anti-aging properties!
No bags under your eyes: The bags under your eyes seem to be getting deeper day by day? No surprises. In this digital age, dark circles are normal. And you cannot treat dark circles easily because the skin under your eyes is sensitive. Professionals use special creams that are made for the skin under the eyes. A facial treatment can help you get rid of the darkness under your eyes!
- Stress relievers: A facial massage is a relaxing thing. It helps you slow down in the hustle-bustle of everyday life. It’s a form of self-love you so much deserve.
Confidence boosters: When you look good, you automatically feel good. You carry yourself with a newfound sense of pride. Regular facials can help you with your confidence issues.
Now do realize why you should get a facial? The benefits are unmatchable.
A facial treatment is worth every penny but ...
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