Monthly facials are more than just a luxe treat only the wealthy enjoy. It doesn’t matter your age, early 20’s or late 80’s, you can receive perks from regular skin lovin’ and relaxation. Consistent treatments change your skin, you need less stress in your life, professional advice will only improve your at-home skincare game, and listen Internet: you can’t DIY everything. Whether you’re visiting a day spa, a solo esthetician, or your dermatologists RN it applies.
Your skin will change.
I’ve seen it in action. The trick? Consistency. Every 4-6 weeks but if time and budget allow more frequent visits, DO IT. I’ve seen cystic acne turn to mild congestion to clear skin. Deep wrinkles become fine lines. Damage and hyperpigmentation disappear. Skin sensitivities and rosacea decrease. By month 3 your skin is plump, glowing and healthy on a regular basis. Of course, a good home regimen makes a difference but regular facials take it to the next level. Want to make an even bigger difference in your results? Make sure your esthetician is using a skincare line that does more than maintain skin health. You’ll still see change using a line like Kiehl’s, but using brands like Skinceuticals, IMAGE, SkinMedica, Hydropeptide, etc. you will see some serious transitions.
Spend time on YOU.
AIN’T NO BODY GONNA LOVE YOU LIKE YOU CAN. Self-care is important! Stress causes inflammation, everyone knows that. Inflammation is the body’s attempt to protect itself and it’s linked to disease when unmanaged. Even constant low-grade inflammation destroys the balance within your body over time. Controlling your stress levels and taking care of yourself not only helps fight inflammatory diseases but wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, and rosacea too! Taking time for yourself with facials is about more than just vanity and looking good, it’s about a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Think of your monthly visit as a holistic approach to wellness, improving your quality of life by managing stress and calming your mind & body.
You can’t DIY everything.
You’ll never hear an esthetician say “I don’t need a facial, I can do that at home!” Instead, you’ll hear us whine about how giving yourself a facial is totally not the same. Your go-to DIY facial should be your daily routine, for the most part. Slapping on a mask and layering on a few extra products isn’t a facial, and you shouldn’t be doing it once a week. Your DIY facial is what we call maintenance. Most professional skincare lines use concentrated products with higher percentages of active ingredients. And, we have an arsenal of products to treat your skin’s varying needs and we know how to maximize their efficacy specifically for your skin. Estheticians are trained on massage techniques to get blood and lymph moving, draining toxins, lifting, toning and relaxing facial muscles. Then there’s the special tools and equipment used to maximize 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.
Pro advice about your skin.
Skin changes often. One month your skin might be acting one way, another month it’s completely different. If you aren’t in tune with your skin you may not even notice. Hell, even Estheticians have ah-ha moments with their own skin! Age, weather, hormones, lifestyle all play a role in your skin health. If something’s wrong, we’ll figure out why. You may not even realize anything is wrong but we’ll tell you and guide you in fixing the problem. We offer personalized recommendations and hand pick a regimen to give you the best skin of your life. You won’t get that from the sales girl at the beauty counter. An Esthetician properly assesses your skin, regimen, and lifestyle to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck and experience possible.
Don’t think you can afford facials? Next week I’ll share my budget friendly tips so you can treat yo’ self to facials regularly!