Facials are probably one of the most misunderstood facial treatments there are. A lot of women believe they are nothing more than a luxury and really serve no purpose other than to pamper those who fork over the cash. However, nothing could farther from the truth. Facials really need to be a part of your skin health routine in order to have beautiful, glowing skin.
5 Myths About Facials You Need to Stop Believing Right Now:
1. You can do the same treatment at home for much less.
No, you can’t. Sure you can do treatments at home, and yes, they would cost you less money, but you won’t get the results you can at the hands of a professional esthetician. Estheticians are trained to look at your skin and correctly diagnose each area and determine the best course of treatment. If you are using Google to diagnose your skin ailments, book an appointment with a professional, stat!
2. Once a year is enough to keep my skin in perfect condition.
Much like your hair, your skin can be trained to respond. Getting a facial every 4 weeks can whip your skin into shape quickly. P.S. Sometimes you can go even less if your skin is oily or responds particularly well.
3. It will hurt.
The old adage “No pain, no gain” does not apply to the world of skin care. While extractions may not be the most pleasant part of the facial, they should not cause a great deal of pain. If the esthetician is using too much pressure, ask he/she to go easier on your skin. It is possible to have effective extractions without feeling like someone is trying to squeeze blood from a rock.
4. A facial will fix all of my skin problems.
Facials are meant to be preventive. They aren’t designed to fix all of your skin problems, but regularly seeing your esthetician will help prevent future ones. View facials as treatments rather than miracle cures.
5. I’ll break out.
You shouldn’t breakout. If you do it’s because the technician used the wrong products, causing irritation and inflammation. Another cause of breakouts is when extractions are done incorrectly. When an esthetician performs extractions, he/she looks at each pore/blemish/blackhead and assesses whether it can be safely extracted. If the esthetician thinks that it’s ready to come out, then they begin gently pushing on the area, working the debris out. But, if, after applying gentle pressure, the impurities are not budging, then it should be left alone. If the esthetician continues to force it out, then you can end up with a busted follicle wall and the spreading of bacteria into other follicles or even a scar. And nobody wants that!
To keep your skin healthy, in addition to seeing an esthetician on a regular basis, you need a daily skin care maintenance routine.
Theraderm’s Skin Renewal System is a simple 4-step program you can complete in less than 3 minutes that will keep your skin in optimal condition.