Nothing can match the feeling you get when you glide your fingers over your face and feel that soft and milky skin. Most of you follow a daily skin care routine at home. It might not be elaborate, but it at least helps you maintain your skin. But once in a while, it’s good to let the professionals take care of your skin. Yes, I am talking about the benefits of facials.
A facial is a skin care treatment that involves exfoliating and cleansing to eliminate dirt, dead skin, and impurities. It can be performed by an esthetician at a spa or a beauty salon or by a dermatologist at their clinic.
Benefits of Facials
1. Reduce Stress And Relieve Psychological Distress
I am not claiming this. According to a study published in the journal Biomedical Research, facial massage activates your sympathetic nervous system. This reduces your anxiety levels and uplifts your mood (1).
There are hundreds of pressure points on your face that are connected to various systems in your body. When these pressure points are massaged, your body responds to it. A good facial massage not just keeps your skin glowing, but it also affects the functioning of the other organs. This is kind of an exercise for your face. And since it is not possible for you to know all the pressure points, you need to visit a professional to get that facial massage.
2. Cleanse your skin
An excellent facial will cleanse your face thoroughly, which is not possible at home. Think of it this way – you have all the medicines at home, but you still need to go for annual visits to your doctor. The facialist understands your skin type and knows what needs to be done to keep it in good shape. He/she uses steam to open up the pores and cleanse your skin thoroughly