Monthly facials are more than just a luxury treat only certain people can enjoy. It doesn’t matter your age as you will benefit from regular skin loving and relaxation. Consistent treatments change your skin; a professional skincare regime will only improve your DIY skincare regime.
Your Skin Will Improve
I’ve seen it happen. Facials decrease waste underneath the skin that can cause ruddiness, puffiness, and fluid build-up by manipulating the lymphatic system that lies just beneath the skin and help aid in detoxification of your skin. The trick? Consistency. Every 4-6 weeks but if time and budget allow more frequent visits then do it. Within 3 months your skin will be plump, glowing and healthy. A good home regimen and eating the right food, drinking plenty water and taking healthy oils like hemp seed oil makes all the difference but regular facials take it to the next level. Want to make a bigger difference in results? Make sure your therapist is using a skincare range that does like Pinks Boutique. Their products are 100% natural and organic and come from an ethical source.
Spend time on YOU
Self-care is so important. Stress causes inflammation, and it’s the body’s attempt to protect itself and it’s linked to disease when it isn’t managed. Even small bouts of inflammation can destroy the balance within the body over time. Controlling your stress levels and taking care of yourself not only help fight inflammatory diseases but wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, and rosacea too. Taking time for yourself with facials isn’t vain and it isn’t just about looking good either. It’s about a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Think of it as a holistic monthly approach to wellness and improving your quality of life by managing stress and calming your mind and body.
DIY Facial verses Professional Facial
Giving yourself a facial is not the same. Your DIY facial should be you’re once to twice weekly routine. Slapping on a mask and layering on a few extra products isn’t a facial it’s maintenance. Most professional skincare lines use concentrated products with higher percentage of active ingredients and therapists have a wide range of products to treat your skin’s varying needs and they know how to maximise their efficacy specifically for your skin. They are trained on massage techniques to get blood and lymph moving, draining toxins, lifting, toning and relaxing facial muscles. Then there are the special tools and equipment used to maximise results. After one facial you might think you can get the same results at home but really, you can’t. The long term benefits of a professional experience outweigh your DIY routine.
The skin you’re in
Your skin changes often. One month it might be acting one way, another month it’s completely different. Age, weather, hormones, lifestyle all play a role in your skin’s health. If something is wrong, your therapist will figure out why. They can offer personalised recommendations and hand pick a regimen to give you the best skin care. A therapist properly assesses your skin regimen and lifestyle to ensure you’re getting the best experience possible. After treatment, you will see an immediate glow and feel hydrated for 3 days as the skin is deeply hydrated and circulation has been boosted allowing fresh blood to bring new nutrients to the cells. After that, your body starts to follow-up on the work the therapist does during treatment. Your cells regenerate creating new, healthy skin. New skin cells are created approximately every 20 to 50 days.
What should you do or avoid after a facial?
- Don’t wash your face that night
- Don’t apply make-up leave up to 12 hours before you do
- Avoid exfoliating for a few days
- Understand that redness is normal
- Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins
- Stay out of the sun
- Moisturise, moisturise moisturise
- Keep up your healthy skin care routine
Receiving a facial also boosts your mood, makes you feel great and clears your mind. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go. You’ll be amazed at how enjoyable they really are.