Facials may seem like a great way to pamper yourself. This is true, but they also provide science-backed benefits that can amplify your skincare routine and grant you a more beautiful complexion. Whether your skin looks dull and tired or is plagued by breakouts, a facial can help. At Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, we recommend this treatment for nearly every patient, most of whom are pleasantly surprised by their gorgeous results.
What Are the Benefits of Getting Facials?
What we’re about to say might sound shocking, but you can’t deeply cleanse your face at home. This is true even if you use an arsenal of top-shelf products and never skip a day. While you must include this step in your daily skincare routine, you also need regular deep cleanings to pull dead cells, oil, and other debris from your pores. Your facialist will immediately understand your skin type and apply the proper techniques and products to keep it healthy.
A facials can also rejuvenate skin that’s lost its luster. Your skin is impacted by nearly everything you do, from the food you eat to the temperature of your shower water. Environmental toxins also make an impact. A facials that includes massage can improve blood circulation to ensure cells receive the oxygen and nutrients they need. This translates to a glowing complexion.
Combat the Signs of Aging
It’s impossible to stop the hands of time, but a facial can significantly reduce the most common signs of aging. To understand, let’s momentarily return to the concept of massage. This technique can help strengthen muscles that support the skin. With time, these muscles weaken and cause skin tissues to sag. Restoring strength to underlying muscles can lift the skin and help you appear more youthful.
A facial also incorporates exfoliation. Your skin is designed to renew itself every 30 days or so. This means the two layers just below the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, push toward the surface as old tissues flake and slough away. Again, however, age takes a toll on this process so that it becomes less effective. Dead cells tend to sit in patches on the surface of your face and create a dull, dry, and uneven appearance.
Look Healthier and Younger
Manually exfoliating the skin can brighten your complexion and smooth away rough spots. Exfoliation also restores a smooth, glossy finish to the contours of your face so they reflect, rather than absorb, the light. You’ll look lit from within as your cellular turnover process improves.
Whisk Away Anxiety
We’re not yet finished discussing the role of massage during your facial. A study published in the Biomedical Research journal confirms massage can calm your sympathetic nervous system. When stimulated, the nerves in this system prepare your body for stress by decreasing blood flow to the skin, increasing blood flow to muscles, and ramping up your heart rate.
Calming these nerves and activating the parasympathetic nervous system can help you slow down. You’ll experience psychological relaxation in which stress melts away and you feel calmer.
Likewise, the pleasing aroma of cleansers and exfoliants, paired with a soothing environment, can help you relax and settle in. Many patients report tension in their face and upper body eases as they enjoy a little self-care. You might therefore think of a facials as a treatment for your skin, body, and mind.
Just as your digestive system needs an occasional detox, so, too, does your skin. Failing to take this crucial step can result in dry, flaky skin and/or frequent breakouts.
Fortunately, facials can quickly and easily detoxify skin tissues. They remove layers of dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prepare skin tissues for the final step: the application of rich, nourishing products that seal in your results. After these steps, your skin will likely be more elastic with fewer visible wrinkles.
Although we associate acne with adolescence, this skin concern can in fact strike at any age. It’s tempting to squeeze pimples in an effort to erase them, but doing so can cause scars and further spread acne-causing bacteria. A better option is a facial, during which excessive oil is gently but effectively lifted from your skin. At the same time, facials improve moisture levels to reduce irritation and inflammation.
Restoring balance to your face – that is, decreasing oil and increasing moisture – can diminish the bacteria responsible for acne. Breakouts may clear in as little as three days following your treatment. Similarly, acne scars can improve as your cell regeneration process ramps up. In all, your skin will be softer, smoother, and healthier.
Eliminate Dark Circles and Undereye Bags
The skin under your eyes is much thinner than that on the rest of your face. It therefore needs special attention to keep concerns like dark circles, crow’s feet, and undereye bags at bay.
Our highly trained staff members know how to treat delicate skin and will take their time when maneuvering around your eyes. They’ll rehydrate the area and even personalize your facial to ensure it meets your exact needs. To illustrate, specially prepared serums can be applied around the eyes to help reduce puffiness. Many patients look more refreshed after treatment, like they’ve just returned from a beach vacation.
Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads
Depending on your skincare needs, we may recommend extractions during your facial. This process removes blackheads and whiteheads from your skin in a safe, controlled manner. Blackheads are especially common along the nose, where dirt and oil accumulate but don’t respond well to home washing. These concerns cause many patients to feel self-conscious about their skin, but relief is right around the corner.
Once the blackheads and whiteheads are gone, your pores will finally be able to breathe. Your skin will similarly look more luminescent. If you have questions about extractions, don’t hesitate to speak with a member of our staff. We want to ensure you feel completely comfortable with the treatment you receive.
Improve Skin Tone
If you have dark patches on your skin, you’re not alone. They’re the result of excess melanin, the compound responsible for giving color to your skin. Melanin also serves as a defense mechanism when skin needs to be protected from harmful UV rays. The body’s natural production of this compound increases when you’re exposed to the sun, thus causing dark spots. Aging and hormonal changes can also increase dark spots.
A facial increases cellular turnover and exfoliates your skin. This treatment increases collagen production as well to strengthen, tighten, and regulate the skin. When combined, these effects can diminish the appearance of dark spots and brighten your complexion.
Boost Your Skin’s Product Absorption
You may very well spend money on great products but reap only a small percentage of their benefits. Why? The surface of your skin likely contains dead skin cells that keep the products from sinking below the surface.
We understand how frustrating this can be but have an easy solution: facials. They condition your skin and eliminate the debris on your surface. This means the creams and serums you apply will finally be able to work as expected.
Gain Expert Advice
During your facials El Paso, our staff will provide you with advice specific to your skin type. We’ll ask about the problems you currently face and what you hope to accomplish with treatment. We’ll then examine your skin and offer practical solutions.
Improve Your Self-Esteem
Imagine leaving our office feeling more confident in how you look. This is perhaps the greatest benefit of any facial: you’ll get an immediate boost to your self-esteem even as your skin feels fresher, cleaner, and smoother. The only question you’ll ask is why you didn’t opt for treatment sooner.
Consistency Is Key
As you’ve probably seen, facials come with many benefits. They’re only temporary, however, if you don’t continue with treatment on a regular basis. It’s not a one-and-done service, but rather a crucial piece of your skincare puzzle. We’ll develop a treatment plan that correlates to your skin’s health. For instance, we may recommend you have a facial every three or four weeks.
Once your skin’s health is optimized, we can revisit that plan and see if it makes sense to schedule your treatments, say, every five or six weeks. Following our recommendations will help you look younger for longer.
The Easy Way to Enjoy Beautiful Skin
We often think of beauty as having to be difficult, but that simply isn’t true. A facial is a quick, pain-free treatment that requires no downtime. And the benefits you’ll enjoy are nothing short of amazing. This treatment can improve skin tone, promote collagen production, and whisk away fine lines. See the results for yourself. Call Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, today to schedule your consultation.