For many, a facial is a rare luxury afforded only on special occassions. There are, however, some practical reasons for indulging yourself on a more regular basis.
Firstly, facials can help to improve your skin’s function and appearance. Beauty therapist, Rebecca Cassar from Rebecca C, Skin & Body Wellness says that ” a facial does for your skin what a boot camp and good nutrition does for your body – it invigorates your face and noticeably enhances its look and feel.”
For those who have never had a facial or visited a beautician for a skin consultation, the advice you receive can be invaluable. An experienced beautician will not only help you to find the right products for your skin type but also help to establish a manageable routine that suits your skin type.
Facial treatments normally begin with a deep cleanse, followed by exfoliation, whether this be a mechanical scrub or a chemical or enzyme peel. This refines pores and removes the dead skins cells that can give the skin a dull appearance. The therapist will then apply professional products to hydrate, brighten, purify or nourish your skin with vitamins, oils & botanicals. This deep cleansing and intense hydration is particularly important for those who are constantly exposed to the dehydrating effects of air-conditioned offices and the pollutants of high-density city living, or for those that may suffer from stress or hormone fluctuations.
There are many types of facials out there so it’s best to have an initial skin consultation with a qualified beauty therapist. This allows them to assess your skin and your needs to see which treatment is best for your skin, and also to develop a suitable skincare routine to follow at home. Rebecca advises that it is best to have regular facials every 4 weeks (due to skin cells turning over every 28 days) to improve the appearance and function of your skin.
As Rebecca says, “facials are one of the best ways to relax and distress from the daily grind and at the same time enjoy a beautiful treatment that renews and replenishes your skin”. Combined with a regular skincare and beauty regime, there are no reasons not to add facials to your beauty routine.
Thanks to Rebecca Cassar from Rebecca C, Skin & Body Wellness – Boutique Retreat. For more information on Rebecca C’s range of treatments go to www.myrebeccac.com or find her on Facebook.
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