12 Reason to get regular facials

Let's face it we've all been there, that moment when you're second guessing if you really should make an appointment for a facial this month again. To be honest, you should make that appoint and we are giving you 12 good reasons for getting regular facials and maintaining your skin.


1) You will get the most out of your skin care products.

Clogged pores and a uneven complexion can actually work against the very best efforts to take care of your skin. Even the highest quality creams and serums won’t be as effective if your skin is suffering from excess dryness, uneven tone or free-radical congestion. By maintaining smooth skin and refined pores, your skin care products will absorb properly and you’ll get the most out of them.


2) Extraction for clear and smaller pores.

Unfortunately, poorly extracted skin (or "picking pimples") is the reason so many of us have facial scarring, broken capillaries and acne flare-ups. Extraction is a delicate procedure that must be done hygienically and carefully by a professionally trained skin care therapist. By regularly getting the gunk out of your pores, your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer less breakouts.


3) Masks ensures a healthy complexion

We may have good intentions of up keeping a healthy skin care routine but, so often, life gets in the way and we forget make use of that weekly mask. By getting a facial regularly, your skin will be steamed to open pores, extracted and then prepared for a mask or two. Depending on your skin’s needs, the mask’s purpose may be to calm, hydrate or decongest the skin. 


4) Instant results

Facials, done right, give your skin immediate results. If you have a big event and your complexion needs a boost of radiance or its youthful glow restored like a wedding or matric dance, a facial can provide just what you’re looking for.


5) Deep Cleansing

Even those with dry sensitive skin need a cleanser for a thorough deep skin cleanse. Deep-cleansing facials make up for our lazy ways by thoroughly removing dirt and oil build-up without drying out the skin. Proper cleansing means your pores will be refined and your complexion will look and feel glowing and rejuvenated.


6) Get to know your skin

Your skin care therapist will assess your skin using an intense light and super magnifier. By diagnosing common skin issues, she will be able to advise you on what products you should be using for your skin type. You may not know you have dehydrated or rosacea-prone skin, or that products you are currently using are causing irritation, but regular facials will guarantee you’ll understand what’s happening with your skin. Your skin is constantly changing, it’s important to go for facials, consider it as therapy or counselling for your skin. 


7) Leave it to a Professional

Skin care therapists are professionally trained to look for and deal with complex skin issues that you shouldn’t try to tackle yourself. Your well-trained skin care therapist will be able to safely tend to skin issues without damaging the skin. Recurring skin concerns can be kept under control with regular facials.


8) Professional strength exfoliation

It’s impossible to avoid environmental free-radical damage. We’re bombarded daily with unavoidable toxins, UV rays and dirt that cause our skin to look tired and congested. Professional strength exfoliation like microdermabrasion or fruit acid peels effectively removes dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover when used regularly. Over time, professional exfoliating methods can also help to decrease and even diminish acne and other facial scarring.


9) Home skin care guidance

Skin Care therapists know about skincare, they know what works. After assessing your skin, a professional can help set you up with the right products to use at home. By getting to know your skin over time, she can monitor any changes, making sure you continue to use the right products or suggesting others based on your skin’s changing needs.


10) Alleviate stress

Life is busy, sometimes even a little bit crazy. Most of us don’t take nearly enough time out for ourselves, to do something that will alleviate stress and help us regain balance. Spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help restore balance to your mind, as well as your skin. 


11) It’s Anti-Aging

We’re all getting older each and every day and because we only have one face, we really need to take care of it. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance all of which are great anti-aging remedies.


12) Teenagers need help too

It’s not breaking news that teenagers struggle with acne and skin problems during puberty. Getting regular facials can help manage the over-production of oils that adolescents experience due to their fluctuating hormone levels. It’s also a great way for a teen to learn how to care for their skin properly and a skin care professional will advise on a daily routine. We all know that, to a teenager, mom’s advice isn’t always well-received, so what better way to be taught than by a professional?