|Posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:15 PM|
As I was reading my monthly Skin Deep magazine, I came across an article that made me think of a better way to talk about Facials. I find that most people tend to think of Facials as something of an extravagant way to relax. We work out and eat healthy, go to the Doctor, Ophthalmologist and dentist for regular checkups all in an effort to maintain and take care of ourselves. I want to change your way of thinking and introduce you to what a Facial really is for your skin, “Facial Fitness.” Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body and it is the first line of defense we have to anything and everything we come into contact with?
The benefits you will experience by receiving regular facials will transform your skin and help to maintain those results. Deep cleansing removes debris, some dead skin cells, promotes lymph drainage (removes toxins from your body and decreases puffiness) and increases circulation. Steaming helps to soften the surface layer of the skin, free dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria, and prepares the pores for extraction (the process of clearing out clogged or compacted pores by manual or mechanical means). Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells which smooth’s the surface of the skin, helps to diminish skin discolorations by brightening your complexion, speeds up your skins natural renewal process and paves the way for products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Not only is the facial massage stress relieving. It has great benefits by significantly increasing microcirculation (oxygenates the skin bringing nutrients which is food for your cells), has a toning effect on your facial muscles and further prepares the skin for increased product penetration. A facial mask can be customized with serums to moisturize, purify, detoxify, reduce inflammation or increase circulation, add antioxidants and replenish nutrients to the skin. Finally moisturizing and protecting the skin with an SPF will assist in rebuilding the skin’s lipid barrier (ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol), lock in performance ingredients, and protect your skin from future UV damage.
Discussing your skin concerns with your Esthetician you will be able to achieve noticeable results through a series of facials and/or help maintain the results achieved through facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
It’s time we start thinking of our skin care as “Facial Fitness” or better yet “Skin Fitness” taking care of and maintaining your skin.
Written in 2014 by
Mandie Abel Licensed Esthetician
Inspired by Skin Deep Magazine and of course my passion for skin care