Unfortunately, getting a facial is commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself, or as a luxury service whose benefits are reserved for only the rich and famous who can afford it. Lets face it; they can be a bit pricey. But take a moment to consider where your money is spent instead. Are facials really more expensive in the long run?
A staggering amount of pollution, dirt, grime, and dead skin accumulates on the face. This build up is an unavoidable fact of life. We can do the best we can to keep the skin clean, but it is not always enough. Many advocates compare getting a facial to going to the dentist. We brush our teeth, floss when we remember, and still acknowledge the importance of going to the dentist for a regular deep clean. Keeping up with dentist appointments saves us a lot of money down the road. A root canal is hundreds of dollars more than a regular cleaning. Like our teeth, the skin needs to be evaluated and cleansed by a trained professional every so often to maintain a healthy complexion. An esthetician should be seen as the dentist for our skin. Getting facials on a regular basis, even once every few months or year, will save you from needless spending in the future.
How can facials save you money?
Makeup and Skincare Products: After receiving a facial, makeup goes on more smoothly and evenly. You may be surprised at how little, if any, is needed. In terms of skincare products, a facial will help make sure you are getting your money’s worth. An esthetician deeply cleanses and exfoliates the face, allowing all your products to fully absorb and do their jobs properly. Having your skin examined by a professional can also teach you a lot about what products are appropriate for your skin type.
Anti-aging Treatments: Facials are the best anti-aging treatment around. Treating yourself to a facial every so often will decrease your chances of having to dish out money for expensive procedures and injections. Facials improve the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity by counteracting the damaging effects of air pollution and sun exposure.
Other Benefits of Facials…
Refreshed and Relaxed Skin: With each facial, a facial massage is often incorporated. The massage alone works wonders on tired, wrinkled skin. An esthetician is trained on how to appropriately massage the face. Believe or not, certain areas of the face need to be massaged in different ways. If done incorrectly, a massage can do more harm than good, and lead to sagging skin. The massage also encourages lymphatic drainage as it flushes out toxins while promoting circulation.
Skin Cell Renewal: One of the most important steps of a facial is exfoliation. Having your skin exfoliated by a professional often means getting microdermabrasion or having a fruit acid peel to help remove dead skin. This part of the facial process helps jump start cell turnover, encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells. Regular exfoliation by a professional will work wonders are those looking to diminish the appearance of acne scars.
Noticeable and Instant Results: The best part about getting a facial is that the results are instant. Rarely do you come across a skin treatment or product that lives up to your high expectations. After just one facial, you will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin.
Let’s talk about Microdermabrasions.
You may have heard about all the benefits that come with a microdermabrasion treatment. Not only can it exfoliate your skin, but it can improve dull skin, the appearance of pores, mild acne scars, and even correct slight pigmentation inconsistencies. They take only about half an hour to a full hour to complete, and they are a wonderful way to restore youthfulness to your skin!
However, how should you prepare for your treatment? To ensure you get the ultimate skincare experience, follow these tips:
- Avoid Retin-A and other glycolic acid products: These products can damage your skin when combined with a microdermabrasion treatment; this can cause large amounts of pain.
- Do not sunbathe: Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure beforehand. The sunburn will damage your skin and the microdermabrasion will be ineffective.
- Avoid smoking for the week before: We understand it’s hard, but it can improve the circulation in your skin. This will help your skin stay youthful and clear as it heals.
- Do not get waxed in the two weeks leading up to your appointment: This will weaken the skin and microdermabrasion can cause further damage.
After your appointment, your skin may feel a bit tender for a few days. This is normal, and you will feel fine again in about a week. Be sure to protect yourself from harsh sunlight and be sure to use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more when outside.
This skincare treatment will transform your complexion and restore the glow we know is lurking just below! Call Paramount Pampering Salon and Spa in Sommerville today to schedule your appointment.