If you’ve had a facial before, you already know how enjoyable it feels being pampered. But did you know that a facial is so much more than just spoiling yourself, it offers benefits that go far beyond what a basic skincare routine can offer.
- Deep cleansing
How effective do you think a quick wash and rinse with your average daily cleanser really is? Dirt, grease, dead skin, and other toxins from the environment can build up in your pores causing blemishes, premature ageing, or oiliness.
One day of this will rarely cause problems. It’s when day after day a small amount remains on your skin and is never effectively cleared away that you’ll start to see the visible effects. It makes sense that a deep clean periodically can rid your skin of all the nasties that an everyday cleaner just might not be able to tackle.
As a plus, regular facials have been shown to reduce the overproduction of sebum, which is often the culprit for those unsightly blackheads, acne, and large pores.
- A younger, healthier complexion
The many benefits of a facial include improved circulation to skin cells, helping to provide greater levels of oxygen, nutrients, and hydration. This in turn leads to healthier skin, creates more efficient and optimal conditions for new skin cells to grow.
Some facial treatments can even actively boost collagen production, which is the component of skin that make it more elastic, supple, and wrinkle free. Collagen production naturally drops off the older we get, and so finding ways to boost this is important for preventing the signs of ageing.
- Time just for you
Of course it feels nice, but did you know that doing something for yourself that is enjoyable actually works to change the chemistry of your brain? Those feel good chemicals can take a nosedive when you are constantly exposed to stress, anxiety, lack of good quality sleep, or hormonal changes.
One way to boost these is to make time for yourself every day to do something just for you, that makes you feel happy. Feeling happy boosts those happy chemicals, helping with your mood in everyday life.
And if there’s one thing we should all know by now, it’s that if we look after ourselves, we are so much better equipped to look after everyone else around us