A Facial Does More than You Might Think

There is something so nice about feeling silky soft skin beneath the fingers, especially when it’s your own facial skin. Most of us learn early in life that we should care for our facial skin with daily cleansing. If we’re lucky, we also learn that we need to moisturize and apply sunscreen every day, too. These are good actions to take but they aren’t all there is. As we go through life, the skin encounters numerous stressors, all of which can change its appearance. Professional facials can help. We offer a selection of facial in our Houston office that go beyond the pampering many people imagine a facial to be. Here, we point out a few of the benefits you can gain by adding periodic facials to your skincare regimen.

  1. Treat and prevent acne. Acne is a common problem among young adults. This problem can persist and create the risk of scarring so needs to be handled with care. Special acne facials provide the cleansing and clearing that are necessary. This type of facial contains gentle acidic ingredients that remove dead and damaged cells that can clog pores. The esthetician also performs extractions as needed to remove existing whiteheads and blackheads.
  2. Improve circulation. We don’t often associate circulation with the skin, but we should. The massage that takes place during a professional facial increases blood flow to the area. Our blood delivers oxygen and other nutrients to cells and tissues. In the skin, this results in better cell function as well as a radiant glow.
  3. Open up the pores. A relaxing part of a facial is the steaming that occurs before extractions take place. Warm steam on the face opens up the pores to make extractions easier. At the same time, though, this opening releases dead skin cells and other debris. Both during and after the facial, cleansed pores allow the epidermis to absorb products more easily, making them as effective as possible at achieving their intended outcome (such as reducing acne flare-ups or lightening dark spots).

These are just three of the many benefits that can be obtained with professional facials. Even if you are not struggling with sunspots, aging skin, or acne at the moment, your skin benefits from supportive care. To schedule your facial, call 713.955.6560.