Not many people have skin like that of a 20-year-old model. OK, of course no one does. Though it might be impossible to get that kind of soft, flawless facial skin without the right genes but there are ways to help improve the look and feel of your skin. Increasingly, many adults and even teens are turning to facials.
Facials are treatments for the face that is meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin. Many people swear by facials not only as a way to feel relaxed and pampered, but also as a means for making their skin healthier.
Different person has different reason for doing facial which could be any of the following:
• To deeply clean the skin and pores
• To improve skin that is either too dry or too oily
• To rejuvenate skin that has begun to look old or wrinkled
• To relax and de-stress
You can certainly give yourself a basic facial at home, but many people opt to have facial treatments at a spa or salon. There, an aesthetician (which is just a fancy name for a skin specialist) applies creams, gels, serums, masks, mists and lotions meant to clean and revitalize the skin.
Now, someone would ask; if a facial can cure all skin problems? Not really. Some skin problems, such as severe acne or skin cancer, require the treatment of a medical specialist, such as a dermatologist. But a facial can help your skin look and feel better.
Benefits and Risks of Facials
If your goal in getting a facial is just to be pampered, chances are good that you’ll find what you’re looking for. there’s really no downside. People who have had facials often report feeling relaxed after the treatment has finished.
For others, a facial is primarily a way to improve the look of their skin. The body’s natural processes can dull facial skin. Your skin constantly sloughs off dead cells. These cells can clog pores and give the skin an aged look. Daily exposure to the sun and other elements also take a toll on the skin
Facials are believed by many to fix these common skin problems. Exfoliation, with astringents, masks or peels, can reach deep into the skin’s upper layer to strip away dead skin cells and reveal newer cells underneath. Treatments such as oxygen facials are said to help boost growth of new skin cells and soften the skin to eliminate lines, at least temporarily. Other procedures included in facials use electric micro currents to stimulate facial muscles and — again, temporarily — give the skin a firmer, tighter look
Of course, a facial isn’t a magic cure, and you have to be willing to take proper care of yourself to look and feel healthy. Even the world’s greatest facial won’t do much good if you chow down each day on greasy foods and consider channel surfing the ultimate in daily exercise. Still, many people who get facials find benefits. Skin often looks and feels better after a treatment, even if the improvement is temporary.
In addition to the potential benefits, a facial, like most other treatments, isn’t without risks. For example, you might have an allergic reaction to some of the products being used or find that they increase breakouts on your skin. There’s also the chance that an accident will occur, such as getting burned by a dripping steamer or getting sick from equipment that wasn’t properly sanitized. You might not be able to avoid all risks, but doing your research online and speaking with the spa or salon staff beforehand is always a good idea.