Benefits of Facials

11Mar

Is your skin feeling oily or dry? Does it look red or patchy? Are you always worried about when the next breakout will happen? The skin is actually the largest organ in the human body, responsible for protecting and transferring nutrients to other vital organs, yet it is often one of the most neglected areas of health. Think about how often you visit the dentist, hair salon or gym. Imagine if you invested as much time into your skin care regime!

While there are many products available to maintain healthy skin on a daily basis, sometimes it is beneficial to get some expert treatment and advice. This is where a facial comes in. A facial is not simply an indulgent hour of pampering – rather, it is a valuable exercise in looking after your physical, mental and emotional health.

Some of the obvious benefits include thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The process of gently removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface is an important step as the accumulation of such waste can reduce the skin’s ability to absorb essential nutrients effectively from other products you may be using. This will result in improved skin texture. Similarly, the opening of pores will help to clear out substances which have clogged the skin’s surface, which if left untreated, can lead to other issues such as acne or inflammation.

Some more hidden benefits of facials relate to the skin tone and appearance of aging. As the years pass by, the body naturally produces less collagen and this causes skin to lose its elasticity and firmness, instead making it look tired or saggy. However, certain chemicals contained in facial masks, creams and lotions help to stimulate collagen production and promote skin cell regeneration, thus reducing the signs of aging. Furthermore, the damaging effects of exposure to sun, pollution and other harmful substances, which increase melanin production and cause dark spots on the skin, can also be treated with a facial. This will lead to a smoother and more youthful complexion.

Finally, stress is a significant consideration in a person’s overall health. It is vital to find healthy techniques for managing stress. Facials are widely believed to have a positive effect on overall mood and in reducing levels of anxiety. These mental and emotional improvements must surely produce a positive physiological effect as well, thus having a two-fold advantage.

There are a few factors which will impact on how regularly you might need a facial. These include your skin type and condition of your skin, your particular health goals and your budget. For more advice on how to best care for your skin, visit your localChemistworks pharmacy and speak to one of our friendly consultants.