With the launch of my new facial courses in the clinic, I wanted to do a post on how they can benefit you and your skin - and also save your pocket too!
I know there are probably quite a few people out there who don't always have facials on a regular basis or maybe even have not had one before. Well, I am here to tell you the importance of having facials and also regular ones at that.
Regular facials keep your skin glowing
I guess the main reason we want to have a facial is to maintain a healthy glow on our skin. As much as you can exfoliate and maybe pop a mask on at home, it's never the same as when you get a professional treatment done. A professional therapist can perform extractions properly without scarring the skin. They can also do treatments that are not available for you to do at home - such as peels and advanced masks. Plus, the 'full treatment' each month is great for keeping on top of exfoliating dead skin cells to give you that radiance back and then applying a professional treatment mask to treat any skin problems.
It makes you do it!
We all have good intentions to look after our skin and do a treatment every week, but it's not always possible. If you have facials booked in, it makes you keep to a schedule and will keep your skin in tip top condition. I'm sure we've all come out of a facial treatment saying "Yes, I'm going to do x,y and z every week for our skin" and then forget, run out of time or simply can't be bothered. This is a sure fire way of getting your skin looked after - and all you have to do is lie there!
It gets everything moving
A facial should always include some kind of massage if possible on the skin. Even if it's not a full blown massage in the facial, it can be included during the cleansing/exfoliating process. Massage is excellent for giving a glow to the skin as it boosts lymphatic drainage and stimulates the blood circulation. It's also something that can be done at home, but lets be honest, it's always nicer if somebody else does it for you!
You will get a deep clean - better than you can do at home
Realistically we can do a better and deeper clean than you do yourself at home on a daily basis. Doing a good double cleanse, taking extra time, steaming the skin, performing good extraction (without causing damage or scarring the skin) and also doing a good exfoliation will be much better than what you can do yourself, let alone doing a deep cleansing mask treatment too!
It's Super Relaxing!
I do my best in the clinic to make each treatment as relaxing as possible. Yes, now and again extraction needs to be done and it cant be a little uncomfortable, but this lasts for around 10 minutes usually maximum. Other than that, I try and make each part as comfortable and relaxing as possible for every client. I am so honoured that you spend that hour or so a month with me and I want it to be as great as possible. Life nowadays can be very much 'go go go' and we can find it very hard just to 'stop'. Especially with smart phones and social media, something like sitting in a waiting room is no longer a time to chill. Now its catching up on emails, scrolling through social media posts or searching the web. Having a treatment in the clinic gives your little thumbs and brain a guaranteed rest whilst you're lying there. Plus, when our mind can relax, so can our bodies. Our faces can hold a lot of tension when we are stressed, so the facial massage can really help relax your mind and body at the same time - win win right!
It is necessary for maintaining great skin
Finally, if you want to have great, glowing skin, a regular facial is a must. It is not only an anti-aging method, but it is also a maintenance. Regular facials help to protect the great skin that you have now for the future. Yes, we do all have to age, but to age gracefully is so much better. If you are eating well, moving right and looking after your skin with the right routines and skin care I guess you can say a facial is the cherry on top. Think if it as a big parasol protecting all of that hard work each month to keep your skin, mind and well-being in tip top shape!
Thanks so much for reading
Hope to see you in the clinic soon for some much needed skin love!