HydraFacials, Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Photofaicials; there are countless variations and techniques when choosing the perfect treatment for you and your lifestyle. Dating as far back as the 1500s, women have been caring for their skin in search of any possible way to maintain their youthful appearance. Through facials and other medspa services, it is much easier to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Historically, women strived to keep their skin pale. This is unlike women today who can’t get enough of the sun or the use of self-tanners. In those days, pale skin was a symbol of wealth and power. Although today, a sunkissed look may sound appealing, harmful rays cause more damage. Thus, leading to unwanted skin conditions like hyperpigmentation and premature aging.
Facials can help prevent the appearance of fine lines, as well as reverse certain skin conditions. How do you know which one is right for you with all the different facial options on the market?
Different Types of Facials
Facial treatments have evolved over the years. Skin type, skin condition, and desired results are taken into consideration when choosing facials. A facial can be customized to meet your needs or a combination of different ones depending on your budget.
Facials can be relaxing and pampering or clinical and paramedical. Facials such as the Hydrafacial, Dermaplaning Facial, and Photofacials are more treatment-based facials. These types of facials can be used to help reduce acne scars, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation among other skin imperfections.
Chemical peels on the other hand offer results that range from lightening age spots, reducing breakouts, smoothing the appearance of the skin, minimizing the pore size, and controlling overproduction of sebum.
Facials are a must-have for most people, but how often should we get them?
How Often Should You Get Facials?
Many dermatologists, aestheticians, and medspas recommend receiving a professional facial as often as once per month. With the plethora of skincare products on the market, many prefer to keep their skincare needs at home in the way of self-care. Although this is a great way to help maintain healthy and glowy skin, at-home treatments cannot replace a professional’s touch and expertise.
Facials are most effective when done monthly because skin cells turn over every 28 days. With that being said, at-home care is the best way to maintain the benefits of professional treatments until your next service.
Leading Causes of Skincare Damage
Sun Exposure/ UV Rays
The sun is the leading cause of skincare damage. The harmful UV rays can lead to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging. When exposed to these types of rays, our skin releases an excess amount of melanin to protect itself from the intense heat and ultraviolet light waves; this process leads us into a condition called hyperpigmentation.
Melanin is the pigment that determines our skin tone, so when it continues to be exposed to UV rays and overproduces melanin as a response, we end up with darker pigmented patches on our face or body. This usually occurs in areas where there are already present veins around the eyes.
Smoking is also a leading cause of harm to the skin. It has been proven to reduce elasticity and collagen production. As well as increase wrinkles and fine lines, and discolor skin in general. Due to the way a smoker positions their mouth to take a puff of smoke, the wrinkles set in and are much more noticeable around the mouth and lip area. They are also prevalent between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
Free Ratical Disruption
Free radicals attack due to environmental factors such as air pollution, exposure to EMF’s and stress. Antioxidants are necessary for the body to combat this effect by slowing down these attacks on cells. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is necessary for proper physiological function.
Facials can be nourishing by depositing antioxidants to hungry cells which help create a balance in your free radical system to offset oxidative stress which can cause premature skin aging and damage.
Visit Glamor Medical for all Your Skincare Needs
The professionals at Glamor Medical in Boca Raton, Florida offer a variety of different treatment options to help achieve your skincare goals. Glamor Medical is your one-stop shop, offering facial treatments like Hydrafacials and Microneedling. They also offer services that help correct any imperfection on the body like botox and laser treatments.
If you are ready to start getting back that youthful, glowy skin book your next facial at Glamor Medical.
8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Facials”
Great post. I love facials, but I didn’t know that they are actually good for my skin outside of just making it look better!
I’ve only had a facial once in my life. I had no idea there were so many different types.
I needed this article! Living in the south the sun is always a factor and it’s starting to leave wear and tear on my face. Facials are a necessity.
These are important information to know about skincare. I honestly have not tried a facial yet and I don’t have a skincare routine, so to speak. I guess I should start taking care of my skin even more now that I’m soon turning 40.
I rarely go to derma and had facial treatment and i think i should do it more frequent (or at least once a month as you said). I didn’t know there are many types of facial and i wonder what type suits my skin well
Thank you for sharing this with us
To be honest, I’ve never had a facial! I could use some better skincare treatments and would love to have a facial.
Wow, does smoking damage the skin as well? I just knew about this. Definitely going to mention it to other people to be aware. Thank you for sharing!
If you get a facial, make sure you follow your dermatologist’s suggestions. Also, make sure you use sunblock after.