Do We Need Facials?

A woman with a pink mask on her face

Facials aren’t cheap and it may be hard to fit the procedure into your schedule on a regular basis. This makes many women question whether getting a facial is indeed necessary. In order to answer this question, you will need to understand the benefits this procedure offers as well as understand its limitations.

Benefits of a Facial

There is so much hype surrounding facials that it might be difficult to separate the truth from empty promises of cosmetic service providers. You also shouldn’t forget that every girl’s skin is unique, so we all react to facials differently. To someone this procedure is truly life-changing, while some girls barely notice the effects. However, there is always some kind of positive reaction to a properly performed facial. The real benefits you can expect from this procedure include:

  • Removal of blackheads.
    A facial provides a thorough cleansing to your skin. The blackheads are removed via manual extraction. In order to reduce the stress of the procedure for the skin, they are softened before the removal.
  • Restoration to dry skin.
    One of the steps of a good facial involves the use of high-quality nourishing and moisturizing masks. This restores severely dehydrated skin giving it a healthy look for a limited period of time.
  • Temporary “removal” of wrinkles.
    Excellently formulated moisturizers used during a facial visibly smooth out tiny wrinkles. Note that a significant visual effect won’t last for long, and you will be able to effectively benefit from using such high-quality products only if you perform the procedures regularly and frequently.
  • Thorough skin exfoliation.
    A facial includes using a gentle scrub to effectively remove all dead cells and tiny particles of dirt that clog your pores. Regular exfoliation helps get rid of skin discolorations and other blemishes.
  • Reliable protection from the sun.
    A facial can be considered a “harsh” procedure as it makes your skin temporarily more sensitive and susceptible to sun damage. A good aesthetician will always complete the procedure by applying a layer of high-quality sunscreen to ensure your protection.

Consider the aforementioned facts and you will see that a facial is a kind of procedure that creates a profound visual effect. However, the “improved look” it provides you with is temporary. Therefore, it makes sense to get a facial before a major event, like wedding or graduation.

Note that you shouldn’t apply professional makeup immediately after the procedure. Therefore, if you are aiming to achieve the best look for a special occasion, you will need to consult a professional aesthetician in advance and determine the perfect time to perform the procedure.

Things a Facial Cannot Do

The benefits offered by this procedure are important and they definitely prove that getting a facial once in a while is a good idea. However, if you plan to do so regularly, you will need to be realistic about your expectations.

The things that a facial (or a dozen of them) cannot do for you include:

  • Permanently remove skin discolorations.
  • Cure acne.
  • Replace the procedures like Botox or laser treatments.
  • Cure rosacea.
  • Remove wrinkles.

The biggest beauty problems, such as wrinkles, rosacea, and acne can only be solved with consistent specialized treatment. An occasional procedure, no matter how intense and beneficial it is, will not be able to cure these conditions permanently. It can augment the treatment, but it cannot replace it.

Another important issue you will need to take into account is the quality of the facial. The skill level of the aesthetician as well as the products used during the procedure affect the result greatly. If the person giving you a facial isn’t careful, they may damage your skin.

Therefore, if you decide to try this treatment, you should use the services of a professional aesthetician with an impeccable reputation. If you are prone to allergies, test all the products used during the procedure beforehand.

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