Most of us are familiar with facials. But exactly do they do? What are the benefits of getting a facial? Well, in short, a facial using organic ingredients or chemicals to improve the appearance of your skin. However, since not all skin types are the same, the products used in a facial may vary.
Generally, our Estheticians will tailor a facial to your specific skin type and needs. However, all facial treatments tend to follow a basic routine. Here are a few of the steps:
1. Pre-Cleanse and Analysis
The first step of a facial involves our Esthetician removing your makeup. This step will help determine your skins sensitivity levels and indicate what condition your skin is in (without makeup). Next comes the analysis, which involves our Esthetician determining your skin type and choosing the needed products.
The next step is steaming your face. In most cases, our Esthetician will use a hot towel to help soften blackheads and whiteheads so they can be extracted. Not to mention it’s extremely relaxing!
Then comes the exfoliation, which is completed by either using a mechanical exfoliant (like a brush) or a chemical one. A mechanical exfoliant has a gritty texture that rubs away dead skin cells. A chemical exfoliant uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells.
4. Massage and Mask
The next step is the facial massage, which is used to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles. After the facial massage comes the mask. This mask will be targeted towards your specific skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.
5. Final Steps
And last, but not least, comes the final steps of the facial treatment. Generally, this involves some kind of toner and moisturizer along with some serums and sunscreen if it’s daytime out. Facials usually end with advice about how you can better take care of your skin at home and what products would be best for your skin type.
The Benefits of a Facial
So now that we know what happens during a facial, let’s get into some of the benefits.
- Stress Reducer: It’s no surprise that facials are extremely relaxing. In fact, facial treatments can significantly reduce stress and leave you feeling refreshed throughout the day.
- Treats Acne and Acne Marks: Acne can oftentimes be extremely painful and frustrating. The products used during facials will be suitable for your skin type, and it’ll be properly applied after cleansing. Having a trained professional take care of your skin ensures that you will see significant results, especially when it comes to reducing acne.
- Improves Blood Circulation: When the blood vessels under the surface of your skin have poor circulation, it shows on your skin. Poor circulation gives your skin a pale and sickly look and it also prevents needed nutrients from enriching your skin. Facial treatments have been proven to increase circulation and bring that healthy glow back to your skin.
- Exfoliate: Dead skin cells pile up on the surface of your skin, which causes your skin to appear dull, dry, and rough. Exfoliation removes the dead cells clogging your pores. And it opens them up so that they can absorb other products better. This is one of the key parts of a facial treatment, and it is done by a trained professional who knows what’s best for your skin.
In short, facials are extremely beneficial to your skin. After all, your skin is just as important as any other organ in your body so you should take care of it!
Ready to schedule your facial? Get in contact with us! The Body Lyft System provides customized treatment protocols for all ages and body types based on each individual need, thus ensuring the highest opportunity for results at costs more inexpensive than a personal trainer.
Not only do we offer treatments to improve your body’s overall appearance, we also offer skin care treatments including derma-plane, facials, chemical peels, organic peels, micro-needling, LED Light Therapy, and more.