Each year in the United States, millions of men and women turn to facials to help them enjoy healthier skin and better complexions. Featuring an array of important skin nutrients, facials are a customizable way to give your skin the support it needs to replenish itself and look its best at every stage of life.
As a leading esthetics practice in Salem, Virginia, Starkey Medical Esthetics helps patients of all ages get the skincare solutions they need to look and feel their best. In this post, Michele Meinhart, FNP, details some of the reasons why regular facial treatments can be a great addition to your skincare routine.
They support your skin’s natural cycle
Skin is constantly renewing itself as upper layers of old tissue are shed and replaced by newer, healthy layers of skin. If that process is disrupted or if it’s a little slower than usual, you can wind up with breakouts and a dull complexion.
Regular facials support skin’s natural turnover to help your skin stay healthy and fresh-looking. Yes, chemical peels help with turnover, too. Sometimes,though, peels are too harsh for sensitive skin. We offer facials designed specifically for sensitive skin, so you can enjoy the benefits without the fear of irritation.
They offer deep cleansing
Acne starts when your hair follicles or pores get clogged with oil, grime, and other debris. Although regular cleansers help get rid of the most superficial layer of dirt, they can’t give your pores the deep cleaning they need to stay healthy.
Facials use special products designed to reach into the pores, breaking up clogged oils and getting rid of debris that could otherwise lead to breakouts. In fact, regular facials designed for acne-prone skin are a great way to help reduce breakouts and enjoy smoother, clearer skin.
They enhance the benefits of other treatments
Today, lots of products can help your skin stay soft, supple, and healthy. To do their best work, however, these products need to be able to penetrate your skin and reach the deeper layers of tissue, where most damage occurs. If your skin is covered in a layer of grime, oil, and dead skin cells, those products aren’t going to be nearly as effective as you want them to be.
By removing that upper layer of dead skin and debris, facials enable moisturizers, serums, and other products to soak in, so your skin gets the nutrients and support it needs to stay healthy. Plus, our facials contain their own supportive nutrients to give your skin a boost in health, even before those other products kick in.
They help your skin stay healthy
Your skin isn’t just there to look pretty. It has an important job to do, acting as a first line of defense against germs and debris that could cause illness. As your body’s “outer shell,” it’s continually subjected to environmental damage from the sun, wind, and pollution, absorbing harmful free radical molecules that make your skin look old and worn.
By promoting skin health, our facials help your skin do its job better while “canceling out” the damage done by free radicals. As part of your regular skincare routine, facials can help you keep your largest organ healthy and sound.
They help you look younger
Let’s face it: When it comes to esthetic treatments, this is what most of us are seeking — and regular facials can deliver. By promoting healthy skin turnover, your skin sheds the dead cells that make skin look dull and listless, restoring a more youthful, fresher look.
Many facials ramp up hydration and support your skin in other ways, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Finally, the extra hydration offered by many facials keeps your skin looking and feeling plumper and more supple.
They’re a great way to banish stress
The final reason to add facials to your routine is simple: They just feel good. Facials are a great way to reward yourself with some self-care, designed to help you maintain a more positive and confident attitude about your health.
Plus, applying a facial is kind of like a mini massage, helping to banish stress tension while also supporting better circulation. And of course, knowing your skin looks its best is a big confidence booster, too.
Give your skin the support it needs
Your skin works hard all day, protecting your body and keeping you healthy. Give it the support it needs by making facials a part of your regular routine. To learn about the different facials we offer or to find out about how we can design a facial routine for your skin’s unique needs, call 540-389-0909, or book an appointment online at Starkey Medical Esthetics today.