By: Maddie Poteat
For me, getting a facial is a treat. It is something I’ll have done when I’m on vacation or something I’ll reward myself with after hitting one of my monthly/quarterly goals. Maybe it’s the cost of a facial or maybe it’s the need to “earn” my relaxation time that forces me to think about facials this way… Whatever my excuses are, they need to be forgotten!
After talking with Katherine Bower, one of our talented estheticians who works at our Village Pointe location, I learned the benefits of professional facials and why we should all get them regularly. Katherine also gave me a behind the scenes look at what goes into a professional facial at Garbo’s Salon and Spa as well as a few tricks for acing your first appointment.
Benefits of Professional Facials
The benefits of regular facials have a lot to do with the skin on our faces. Our facial skin is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies. Therefore, it deserves more attention and requires a different routine and different products. Everyone’s skin is different, therefore, everyone’s facials should be as well. However, no matter what type of facial you receive the benefits remain the same.
Exfoliates the Skin –
Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Yes, you can exfoliate your skin at home. However, your at-home products don’t compare with what professional estheticians have access too. The use of these high-quality products helps to better remove that first layer of skin which reveals a healthy, glowing layer of skin beneath it.
Improves Circulation –
Professional facials help increase circulation in your skin by promoting new skin cell growth which leads to healthier and younger looking skin! Facial massages and dry brushing are both techniques the esthetician might use during your appointment to achieve this.
Reduces Stress and Tension –
The massage portion of your facial wasn’t added by accident. By massaging the face the esthetician increases blood flow and helps drain any excess fluid from your facial area. The spa where you receive your professional facials will most likely use some sort of aromatherapy, either in the room or on the towels while giving a facial. These aromas help to calm and relax you during the service.
Removes Toxins –
Our face, along with the rest of our skin, encounters so many things throughout the day – be it pollution, germs or free radicals. Those things can get into our pores and cause our skin to breakout. One of the main benefits of a facial is removing the toxins so your skin can breathe and shine. A professional esthetician will use ingredients that open up and clean your pores thus minimizing acne and other problems toxins can cause.
Helps Your Skin Age Gracefully –
My favorite part of a facial is the anti-aging benefits. While our skin is going to age no matter what we do, we can help it age more gracefully by being diligent in our morning and evening skincare routines and letting the professionals treat it regularly. During a professional facial, the esthetician will use products enriched with botanical extracts that can stimulate the production of collagen and help to reduce those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, these products help keep the skin hydrated and balanced which also aids in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
While the benefits of a facial are undisputed, the answer to how often you should get them is variable. It is important to talk with your esthetician about your skin goals so they can better recommend both products and a course of treatment. For those of you who are like me and have trouble scheduling facials for yourself make sure to snag our latest coupon to save $25 off a Classic or Signature facial!
If you are wondering what all goes into a Classic or Signature facial make sure to tune in next week when we share our behind the scenes look at what makes a Garbo’s Salon and Spa professional facial so amazing. We’ll also be including Katherine’s tips for making your next spa experience one for the books!
Thanks for reading!
A special thank you to Katherine Bower, Esthetician and Spa Lead at Garbo’s Salon and Spa – Village Pointe for helping us with today’s article! If you would like to book an appointment with Katherine click here (choose the Village Pointe location). If you would like to see Katherine in action check out our Aveda Skin Care professional facial video below!