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Why Facials Aren’t Just for Women

Facials are relaxing and effective skin treatments that are useful before a big event, as well as on a regular basis to promote skin health. While popularly connected to women’s “self-care” regimens, facials benefit men, women, and gender nonconforming individuals, resulting in clean and exfoliated skin thanks to individualized treatment. Your skincare professional performs a thorough examination of your skin features to tailor the facial to your needs. Some facials may only last 30 minutes but the standard session takes 60 to 90 minutes.

How often you should get facials depends on:

  • Your skin type
  • Current skin concerns
  • Skincare goals
  • Your budget

A good rule of thumb is once a month but talking with your esthetician is always the most effective way to determine the right frequency for your facials.

Benefits of Facials

Facials Support Healthy Skin

Facials deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin, which removes dirt, oil, and other impurities. This stimulates new skill cell growth and evens out your skin tone. Your esthetician usually opens your pores to cleanse the skin on a deeper level than you can do at home. Your skincare professional then creates a customized face mask for hydration.

Facials also treat the skin around your eyes. They reduce puffiness, dark circles, and crow’s feet, and bring a youthful glow to your features. Facials improve blood circulation, which helps with nutrient and oxygen absorption. They also increase your skin’s capacity to absorb other products, such as those used in your regular skincare routine, more effectively.

Facials Help with Skin Concerns

Facials can help with a variety of skin issues, including:

  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Discoloration and dark spots
  • Inflammation
  • Redness

Your esthetician will determine which type of facial is best suited for your skin type and situation to maximize results. Monthly facial treatments especially help to see improvements and maintain them. Facials are also effective in relieving or treating common skin concerns and as preventative skincare. For example, regular facials can help to soothe the skin when you experience acne, and they help prevent future blemishes.

Even with a good at-home skincare regimen, your skin still absorbs toxins, such as those due to environmental pollution, daily. These toxic substances clog your pores and can cause regular breakouts. A professional facial is a detoxifying opportunity to fully open your pores for optimal extraction of blackheads and whiteheads without damaging your skin.

Facials Promote Relaxation

Besides their extensive benefits for your skin, facials can also improve your mental health and overall wellbeing. Getting a facial helps with relaxation, and the peacefulness may carry through the rest of your day. The way it can alleviate stress can make you feel peaceful, gain greater focus, and even be more creative. Our lives can be packed with so many activities that a break from our to-do lists is a precious pocket of time where we can just be. When we don’t feel rushed, our minds can wander and/or rest. A good facial will massage many of the pressure points on your face, helping you feel revitalized. The use of essential oils may enhance this quiet experience. Even a once-a-month facial can have great results on your skin and your mind.

Advanced Dermatology Center offers a wide range of facials for clearer skin and an uplifted mood! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (818) 284-4003 or using our contact form.