Does your skin really need facial?

Does your skin really need facial?

By Injeel Firoz Moti

Published: Thu 2 Nov 2017, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:57 AM

There is often a lot of debate around facials. It is, arguably, one of the most misunderstood beauty rituals. Often seen as expensive, unnecessary or ineffective, the treatments are rarely thought of as part of a healthy skincare routine. However, most beauty experts around the world usually recommend getting a facial done once a month at least. Here's why...
1. Deep-cleaning of pores
Not every beauty regime is DIY-friendly and clearing out your pores definitely isn't. A professional treatment cleanses your skin fully in a way that you simply can't at home. Facialists, normally, utilise a safe and gentle steam to really open your pores whilst allowing them to breathe.
2. Personalised skin analysis
Your skin changes over time, depending on age, weather and even hormones. It's always a good idea to get an expert opinion on those changes, identify skin conditions and educate yourself on how to treat them. If you have great skin now, don't take comfort in the belief that it will last forever. Not treating a serious condition can actually lead to long-term skin damage and regular facials can help prevent that from happening.
3. Prevention of zits
Don't lie, I know you do it (in fact, most of us do). Every time you squeeze a pimple, you're leaving your skin with acne scars and dark spots. Regular, professional extractions - as unpleasant as they might be - go a long way in keeping the skin clear. It also helps prevent long-term damage you might be causing at home. You may even find that booking a regular appointment will eliminate any reason to pick and pop a pimple yourself.
4. Over-the-counter prescriptions
So, you go to a beauty store and someone tells you what to buy based on looking at your skin under colourful, bright lighting. That's not how we should be purchasing beauty products. A knowledgeable skin specialist will first examine your skin and then provide personalised skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. The best way to know your skin is to examine it, cleanse it, assess it and then treat it. It's definitely not something that should be randomly recommended over a beauty counter.
5. Your very own relaxation zone
Once in a while, we all need a reason to get away and relax. Facials offer the perfect relaxation excuse. Coupled with frequent massages and hot towels, there is simply no better pampering experience. Everyone knows stress can cause skin issues; so, a facial can cure any breakouts and give you reason to take a few deep breaths.
So what are you waiting for? Find a spa near you and get started! You will be glowing in no time.
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