Cosmetic facials are probably one of the most popular and requested spa treatment around. There’s a good reason for this: getting a facial means getting pampered and feeling relaxed. The best part is that when the treatment is over, you look and feel great.
But a facial is much more than just being pampered. Facials have a lot of benefits to them that many might not realize.
Some of those benefits are:
Blood circulation. Blood carries all our vital nutrients throughout the body, including the skin. During a facial, when your skin is being massaged, it promotes healthy blood circulation that ensures your skin is getting the proper nutrients it needs to look great.
Deep skin cleansing. The products used during a facial work by getting deep into the skin and cleaning away oil, grease, dirt and toxins. You also get a reduction of sebum production (sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands). Sebum is known to cause acne breakouts. Finally, the facial exfoliates the skin, which makes the skin look more vibrant.
Anti-aging. You can’t fight the aging process, but you can slow it down and reduce the effects aging has on our bodies. Many facial techniques do just this. For example, you may see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles because parts of the facial (like the massage, for example), will stimulate collagen production. Collagen is one of the building blocks of our skin and is essential to maintaining a healthy glow.
Expert advice. A professional aesthetician can help you decide on a better skin care regimen than the one you might already use. The aesthetician can recommend products, treatments and overall skin care techniques that will help you maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.
Relaxation. Let’s be honest, a facial is just downright relaxing. The pampering you receive during a facial helps all your worries just melt away. Feeling relaxed means you’ll have lower levels of cortisol (the hormone your body produces as a reaction to stress). Too much cortisol can result in poor cognitive functioning, suppressed thyroid and even problems with blood glucose levels. A relaxing facial treatment helps mind, body and spirit.
What can I expect during my facial treatment?
Your cosmetic facial will be performed by our highly trained professional aesthetician. She will first analyze your skin to figure out what products will work best with your skin type. Your skin will then be thoroughly cleansed to remove all the excess oils, dirt, grease, grime and anything else.
After your skin is clean, the aesthetician will work on toning and exfoliate your skin, followed by a very relaxing facial massage. The facial mask will then be applied that will help rejuvenate your skin. The products used for the mask will depend on your skin type. Finally, you’ll be treated with moisturizer and eye cream to ensure your skin is properly hydrated.
The aesthetician will then recommend any specific products or treatments that will help your skin continue looking great.
Our Signature Facial is the best spa treatment in the greater Philadelphia area. Call us today to schedule your appointment and see why Jefferson Facial Plastics stands above the rest.