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5 Benefits of Facials

A consistent daily skincare routine is crucial to maintaining an even tone, smooth texture, and radiant glow. A consistent skincare regimen can work wonders for...

5 Benefits of Facials

A consistent daily skincare routine is crucial to maintaining an even tone, smooth texture, and radiant glow. A consistent skincare regimen can work wonders for your skin when paired with a healthy lifestyle. That said, sometimes, you need an extra boost added to your routine. A facial is a great way to elevate your existing routine.

Facials have long been celebrated as a luxurious and rejuvenating skincare treatment, but their benefits extend far beyond mere indulgence. A well-executed facial can work wonders for the health and appearance of your skin. By combining cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage, and specialized mask application, facials offer a comprehensive approach to skincare. Facials can target specific skin concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or sensitivity, through customized treatments tailored to your unique needs. 

Beyond the physical benefits, facials provide an opportunity for relaxation and self-care, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate both your skin and mind. Embrace the transformative power of facials and unlock the radiant glow that lies within your skin.

What Is a Facial?

Facials are skin treatments designed to address your skin concerns and conditions and leave you with glowing skin. Facials often include multiple steps and may address more than one skincare concern. As with all skincare treatments, however, it’s essential to do your research. 

You’ll want to know what’s in your facial so you can be confident that the ingredients will address your concerns and support your skin. 

There are many different facials, so you must determine which is best for your skin type and needs. So let’s talk about the many benefits facials can provide to your skin, depending on which kind you use.

1. Exfoliation

One of the most common benefits of facials is exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants can work wonders on all skin types and concerns. It may help address dark spots, breakouts, and fine lines. 

You can use chemical exfoliants in your daily routine. Still, if your skin is too sensitive for regular exposure to chemical exfoliants or if you’re looking for something a lot stronger like a chemical peel, exfoliation is one fantastic benefit you can receive from a facial.

2. Hydration

Another common benefit you can receive from a facial is hydration. Facials that prioritize moisturizing your skin are ideal as a treat for yourself during the winter doldrums if you live somewhere cold and dry to help rejuvenate your skin during less-than-skin-friendly weather.

They can also be a much-needed savior if you’re undergoing acne treatment because many prescription-strength products used to address breakouts can be extremely drying to your skin.

Hydrating facials — sometimes known as hydra facials — generally consist of two primary steps: clearing your pores of any impurities and then delivering and locking in as much hydration as possible, leaving you with brighter, more balanced, plumper-looking skin. 

Hydration is crucial to healthy skin because it helps to support your skin barrier. Your skin barrier helps to keep out breakout or damage-causing bacteria and impurities while locking in hydration, so you lose less moisture throughout the day. So whether you’re looking to rejuvenate your complexion in general, are trying to balance breakout control, or are looking for anti-aging help, a hydrating facial may be for you. 

3. Blemish Control

If you struggle with acne and breakouts, you probably already have a regimen dedicated to treating blackheads and whiteheads. But sometimes, you might need extra help. A facial dedicated to taming breakouts might help your skin recover more quickly. In some cases, if you’re seeing a licensed esthetician who offers extractions, you may be able to fix a problem area almost immediately. Hydrating facials and facials prioritizing exfoliation are also great options for cutting back on breakouts.

Additionally, LED light therapy is a great option! There is red and blue light LED therapy, but blue light therapy is ideal if you’re looking to beat a breakout. It can even be a less invasive and intensive alternative to more intense or abrasive procedures like chemical peels. 

4. Nutrient Boosts

Just like we need a balanced diet to nourish our bodies, our skin needs ample nutrients in order to thrive. Along with dietary choices and supplements to fulfill your skin’s nutrient needs, nutrient boosts can be applied topically with a specialized facial treatment.

Professional facials often use nutrients like Vitamin C or antioxidants to combat common skin issues. For example, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that offers everything from brightening effects to aid with discoloration to potentially even working alongside the protection sunscreen provides to your skin. Antioxidants are another popular option, which help fight off free-radical damage from environmental stressors like pollution and blue light from screens to keep skin protected. 

5. …And More, Because You Can Personalize a Facial

This is the important one — we could go on and on about the benefits of facials, but the reality is that the list is nearly infinite. This is because so many different types of facials are available to you. You can choose the facial that best addresses your skincare concerns, and many professionals will also offer ways to customize your facial to your needs.

There are also many great options for giving yourself a facial at home. We’d recommend beginning with our NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit — a great way to tone, lift, and contour your face while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the comfort of your home.

While the word “facial” may make you assume you have to pay a fortune and see a professional to get it done, it’s a treatment you can give yourself at home, depending on your needs.

Layer in additional products that help to exfoliate - like Prep-N-Glow Wipes, or concentrated Booster serums to treat unique skin concerns like treating dark spots or firming skin. Microcurrent Activators serve both as a must-have prep element for microcurrent treatment, but also a luxurious leave-on moisutizing mask. 

Takeaway

In conclusion, while it’s no replacement for your day-to-day skincare routine, seeking out a professional facial or working a daily facial treatment into your regimen can improve your complexion and help give your skin the boost it needs to combat common skincare concerns.

If you’re ready to experience a facial such as a professional microcurrent treatment, use our NuFACE Store Locator to find your closest provider today.

Sources:

Exfoliative Skin-Peeling, Benefits from This Procedure and Our Experience | National Library of Medicine

Dual Effects of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids on the Skin | National Library of Medicine

Understanding the Epidermal Barrier in Healthy and Compromised Skin: Clinically Relevant Information for the Dermatology Practitioner | The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Effectiveness of Antioxidants (Vitamin C and E) With and Without Sunscreens as Topical Photoprotectants | National Library of Medicine

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