Taking care of your skin is a major investment that pays off in dividends later on in life. This is why skincare is a billion-dollar industry, and why so many models insist on daily cleansers, exfoliants, and moisturizers.
Among beauty fans and Hollywood elites, getting a monthly facial at a spa is considered to be a must-have. Even if you're not that big into skincare, it's hard to deny that they may be onto something.
Science has shown that getting a facial once a month can really do wonders for your skin. Don't believe it? Take a look at these reasons why this simple spa treatment should be part of your regular schedule.
It's linked to lower stress levels.
Think about the last time that you really, truly set aside time for yourself in a positive way. Was it that hour at the gym-spa hybrid that let you hit the steam room after your workout? Was it your favorite yoga class? Either way, didn't you feel so much better?
Facials are linked to lower stress levels, and surprisingly, one of the benefits of getting a facial on a monthly basis is a lower chance of having stress-caused breakouts. Decreased stress also leads to better weight loss results, easier sleep times, and an overall happier outlook.
Facials offer deep cleansing that regular cleaning doesn't.
Everyone knows that it's important to clean your skin—ideally, using the best skin cleansers that you can buy. Cleaning your skin helps slough off dead skin cells, and gives your skin the opportunity to get rid of toxins that may have been picked up throughout the day.
Clean skin is less likely to break out, less likely to wrinkle, and just plain nice to touch. Getting a facial once a month will give you a deeper cleanse than regular products, which means that your skin will feel (and look) better.
They also allow you to say goodbye to acne marks.
It's not surprising that facials help get rid of acne, but did you know they also can reduce acne scarring, too? It's true. Getting a facial once a month helps balance skin tone, which in turn, reduces the appearance of acne scarring.
Salicylic acid peels and other products used in facials are clinically proven to reduce acne, scarring, and other bad skin "nasties." It's a win for anyone who has less-than-stellar skin.
Monthly facials shrink pores.
Large pores are one of the toughest issues to tackle with skincare, and what's worse is that it's hereditary. While large pores can't always be prevented, they can be treated and shrunk down.
The products that are used in a standard facial work to shrink pores, and since your skin gets cleaned during a facial, the products can work their way deeper into the skin. That's why getting a facial on a monthly basis can help shrink pores better than simply using regular toner can.
Studies showed that monthly facials can also help circulation.
When you get your first facial, you're probably going to notice that the facial kicks off with a gentle facial massage. That's not just to help you relax, you know.
Massage helps improve blood flow throughout your body, and when you're getting a facial, that means that you will get better circulation around your face.
Poor facial circulation leads to blotchy, overly red skin. Good circulation offers up a better skin tone that looks even more radiant with makeup on. Getting them monthly will give you an overall better blood flow throughout the day.
Exfoliation's the name of the game.
Getting a facial once a month has one huge, massive perk that everyone can enjoy: exfoliation. Facials are just plain wonderful at getting rid of dead skin.
Doing this has a multitude of perks. First, you get to reveal a youthful glow underneath. Getting rid of dead skin cells also prevents aging by letting anti-aging skincare products penetrate deeper, and makes skin soft to the touch.
It doesn't matter what type of facial you're doing, either. Chemical peels, regular skincare exfoliants, and microdermabrasion all have this effect. As long as you have a good aesthetician, you will be able to enjoy smooth skin.
Everyone ages, but that doesn't mean that you have to age rapidly. Facials are defined as a process of getting rid of dead skin cells, deep cleaning your skin, and prepping your face to receive as much skincare product as possible. To finish a facial, you apply products that help keep skin in great condition.
Most professional facials will have products like Genius's Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream as part of the facial finish. When you have the exfoliation and deep cleansing done, it can penetrate your skin better, which means that you reap way better rewards in the anti-aging department.
The rumors are true. Facials help keep you looking young!
Monthly facials can even boost collagen production.
Collagen is the compound that keeps skin elastic, prevents wrinkles, and helps improve the youthfulness of your skin. When you age, your collagen production starts to drop.
The very same massages that help your skin glow also help boost collagen production temporarily. By getting a facial every month, you're keeping your collagen production higher than it would be if you just went collagen-free.
Once-a-month facials detoxify your skin.
If you read much about the state of the environment, then you already know that we live in a pretty polluted world. The toxins in our environment get in through our skin—and surprise, cause skin problems as a result.
One of the easiest detox methods you can try is to hit up a spa and get a quick facial. The cleansing will remove the grit and grime of daily life, and leave your skin feeling incredible.
Finally, the best reason to start getting a facial once a month is the fact that it just feels good.
This might be a beauty article, but let's not forget that looks aren't everything in life. Life is about experiences, and facials are an amazing experience to have.
There's something to be said about the blissful benefits of feeling the massage on your face, the fact that your skin feels buttery-smooth after it's done, and the nice feeling of having someone pamper you. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go. You'll be amazed at how enjoyable they really are.
About the Creator
Born in the Ukraine and currently a citizen of New York City, Sasha Konikovo has become obsessed with makeup, fashion, and anything that keeps her svelte figure looking sharp. She hopes to marry a billionaire and have a lifestyle like Paris Hilton soon enough.