Top 10 facial benefits and why it’s good for your skin

October 5th, 2019

blog-banner-4 A good facial can do wonders for your skin. Think about it – what can be better than the feeling you get when you move your fingers over your face and experience that soft and silky texture. Though a lot of you might consider facial as a form of pampering, it is more than just a luxury. A facial thoroughly purifies your skin, rids it of impurities, restores moisture and nourishes it with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients thereby leaving your skin hydrated, visibly bright and radiant. A skillful facial also de-stresses you and leaves your body and mind to feel more relaxed. Though most of you follow a daily skincare routine at home, once in a while it is important to let the professionals help you improve your skin. Here are the top 10 benefits of an amazing facial:
  1. Deep cleansing: The professional begins the facial by cleansing your face and neck thoroughly. According to your skin type, the facialist decides what needs to be done. Steam is used to open up the pores allowing bacteria and dirt to escape and to ensure deep cleansing. Steam also helps improve circulation beneath the surface and makes absorption of other products easy.
  2. Exfoliation: A good exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to reveal a healthy layer beneath. The dead cells, if not removed, make skin dry and rough. Exfoliation removes toxins and nourishes the skin’s surface.
  1. Removes blackheads and whiteheads: One of the most important steps of facial is pore extraction. The professionals gently squeeze blackheads or whiteheads using a sterilized extraction tool, commonly known as comedone extractor. Blackheads and whiteheads are early signs of acne and make your skin look dull.
  2. Treats acne: A good facial treats acne and also prevents future breakouts. Products containing salicylic acid peel are used to reduce acne and lighten their marks.
  3. Eliminates toxins: Pollution and UV radiation cause severe damage to your skin and accelerates ageing. They accumulate on the surface of the skin, clog the pores, and strip your skin of moisture. During a facial, aestheticians use steam to unclog the pores and ingredients like antioxidant-rich creams, essential oils, and herbal extracts to detoxify your skin.
  4. Prevents ageing: Getting a facial regularly increases cell regeneration and promotes collagen production. It also improves the elasticity of the skin and leads to a visible reduction in fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.
  5. Brightens skin tone: Too much exposure to the sun, pollution, and hormonal changes lead to overproduction of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin and hair their colour, thereby resulting in dark spots. However, the masks used during the facials even out those dark spots and pigmentation leaving you with a brighter skin tone.
  6. Increases the absorption abilities of skin: Spending lots of money on skincare products is a waste if your skin is not able to absorb it completely. Getting facials regularly increases your skin’s ability to absorb other products effectively by making it smooth and supple.
  7. Rejuvenates the skin: As you age, the skin loses its ability to restore quickly. A multistep skin treatment, which involves cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage, steam and mask application, can help you get fresh and rejuvenated skin.
  8. Relaxes and destresses: A facial massage improves blood circulation and helps you relieve stress and balance your mind. A good facial activates your sympathetic nervous system and therefore reduces stress levels and enhances mood.
So wait no more. Treat yourself to a facial at O2 Spa – Asia’s largest Day Spa Chain – and get healthy radiant skin along with some much-needed relaxation.