How often should I be getting a facial?
Most people don’t know that the skin is the body’s largest organ. Our skin nourishes, protects, and adapts to external and internal environments daily. It is constantly working overtime by acting as a barrier, and regenerates every 27 days. In the same way you visit the dentist or go for your annual check up at the doctors office, you should be getting facials at least once a month. Monthly facials are often seen as luxurious or an extra special self-care step that is reserved for special occasions, and although they can most definitely be luxurious and one of the best ways to treat yourself, facials can provide plenty of benefits both for your physical and mental health.
Although we would like to think that our at-home nightly skin cleanser is removing every trace of makeup and getting deep into our pores, it is often not the case. A facial is the perfect way to remove the build up of oil and dirt that an everyday cleanser can’t get to. Your skin is left feeling smoother and a lot softer than before.
As we age, collagen production will diminish, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. During a facial, there is a mix of anti-aging products that include chemical peels, masks, and serums. These products help stimulate collagen production and reduce the sign of aging. Your skin will stay hydrated, looking more plump and supple.
Acne is a common skin condition that many people suffer from, and trying countless over the counter products without any direction or results can leave you feeling hopeless and frustrating. Understanding and treating what is beneath the surface is just as important as treating what is on the outside, if not more. Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. During a facial, the exfoliation process eliminates oil and other debris clogging the pores, and extractions get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. At Vitality, we utilize Hydrafacial MD's patented vortex extraction process for painless removal of blackheads!
We often find ourselves on-the-go, forgetting to take time for ourselves and our health. There are hundreds of different pressure points in our face, as well as a lot of tension being held. During a facial massage, these pressure points are massaged, which helps alleviate stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling completely relaxed. Both environmental and internal factors can cause toxins to build up within our skin, which then contributes to puffiness, fine lines, and breakouts. Facial massage and lymphatic drainage helps increase blood flow and boosts circulation. The increased blood flow helps get rid of that under-eye puffiness and detoxify your skin. With more oxygen being sent to the skin, there is an increase in collagen production and cell growth, which results in a firm, glowing complexion. Our skin is constantly working overtime, so giving it a little love and attention will leave both you and your skin feeling grateful! Book an in-office or virtual consultation here.