The average woman devotes approximately six to eight days per month to beauty. On these days, she usually goes to the most expensive spa in her neighborhood for a facial that costs the same as some cars. Blood? Caviar? Leeches? She's tried it all on her face. Oops! Sorry. That is usually the case for celebrities, who can afford to spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on extreme beauty routines.
However, reality can be very different for the average person. While you may have had a facial or two in the past, you are most likely very busy and prefer to stick to a budget, which may prevent you from having a once-a-year facial treatment.
We understand that many people regard facials as overly luxurious spa treatments and do not include them in their overall beauty maintenance routines. When you look closely at facials for acne, ageing, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and so on, you can see that they are actually a necessity for maintaining healthy skin in the long run.
Consider Facials to be a Skin Deep-Cleanse.
If you told your dentist that you were going to start skipping your annual cleanings because you were already brushing your teeth at home, he might be so taken aback that he couldn't even begin to tell you how wrong you were.
Facials are similar to dental cleanings in that they provide a deep cleaning on a regular basis that you simply cannot replicate at home. While your nightly face cleaning routine removes surface dirt and grime, it does not reach deep into the pores. Furthermore, procedures such as an IPL treatment and a hyperpigmentation treatment – both of which can significantly improve the appearance of your skin – are not something you can do at home.
When pores are not thoroughly cleaned, they can become clogged with oil and debris and transform into sebaceous filaments, which resemble blackheads. However, unlike blackheads, they are nearly impossible to remove permanently. This is why getting regular facials is so important for maintaining healthy skin. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may require a specific treatment once a month or less frequently. This is entirely up to your skin specialist and you.
Facials on a regular basis save you money in the long run.
During their nightly skincare routines, most people apply far too much product. If you have a habit of using an entire dropper of serum, you may not be harming your skin, but you are wasting money.
Many people use expensive skincare products because they don't feel like the product is absorbing and they don't notice a difference in the appearance of their skin. This is true for many people. There is literally no room for the product to sink in and absorb when the pores are clogged and congested. This means that there isn't anything wrong with the product; it's just that your skin can't absorb it.
Consider an empty wine glass. You could easily pour water into it. Consider a wine glass that has never been washed and is covered in gunk and grime. You'd have to pour water for an extremely long time before the grime dissipated and flowed away. Filling the glass, on the other hand, would be simple if you manually cleaned it before pouring. A facial cleans your skin so that it is ready to absorb your skincare products, which means you need less product to see a difference.
Published by Dr Niketa Sonavane