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Are Facials Good For Your Skin?

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If you are considering receiving spa services you may be wondering: are facials good for your skin? With so many different types of facial services and many different types of skin and skin problems, deciphering facials can be quite overwhelming.

Are Facials Truly Good For Your Skin?

Even with all of the confusion surrounding facials, it is good to know that facials are beneficial for the skin and for your overall health. Here are some surprising benefits of facials.

The Process

If you have never had a facial before, you truly do not know what you are missing.  A proper facial performed by a qualified esthetician will:

  • Cleanse skin
  • Exfoliate skin
  • Nourish skin
  • Promote a clear and healthy looking complexion

Your esthetician should consult with you prior to your facial to get an idea of your skin type and goals for therapy.  Your facial will most likely consist of a steam treatment, a mechanical or chemical exfoliation treatment, extraction of blackheads and whiteheads, a massage, and possibly a mask.  Facials can vary depending on your esthetician and your skin care needs.

Overall Health Benefits

The benefits of facials are more than just skin deep.  They go beyond what most people would expect and can benefit the general health of the person receiving them. Health benefits of facials include:

  • Circulation

Generally estheticians will use some form of steam on the face when performing a facial.   This steam is beneficial to the facial skin as it helps open up clogged and tired pores, but it also causes blood vessels to relax and increases circulation.  Increased circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the face and helps with new skin cell growth.  This can brighten the complexion and reduce the risk of blemishes.  The massage that is typically performed with a facial also increases circulation to the facial tissues, further adding to the benefit.

  • Reduced Congestion

Whether you suffer from allergies or have the common cold, receiving a facial can be useful in reducing or eliminating minor sinus and nasal congestion.  The steam treatment and massage used in facial services has been found to reduce sinus pressure and congestion.  Steam helps to open clogged nasal passages and massage puts pressure on certain areas of the face to help relieve nasal congestion.  Asking your esthetician to use aromatherapy with eucalyptus or peppermint essential oils along with your facial can help too.

Evergreen Beauty College Produces Knowledgeable Estheticians

Evergreen Beauty College is a top cosmetology school.  We offer students classroom and hands-on training in order to become top experts in the beauty field.  Our student estheticians need clients like you in order to get the hands-on training to become talented and knowledgeable estheticians.

We offer competitive prices and reliable students to perform all of our salon and spa services, such as many different types of facials, hairstyling, and pedicures.  Make an appointment with a student esthetician at Evergreen Beauty College and they can answer your question: Are facials good for your skin?

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