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5 Reasons to have a facial treatment today

Are facial treatments necessary, and if so, what exactly do they do? Aside from the industry hype you read in fashion magazines, the reality is facials can be beneficial or ineffectual, depending on the skin therapist performing your facial, what exactly they are using, and what they are doing to your skin. The reality is that facial treatments are not compulsory for healthy skin, but for many people, and when done right, facials can help you achieve healthy and glowing skin. Here are top 5 reasons to have a facial treatment today:


1. In-depth consultation and skin analysis

The skin is the largest organ of the body. An experienced skin therapist will have complete skin knowledge which encompasses skin Anatomy, Histology, Morphology, and Physiology. Through a detailed initial consultation (offered free at Skin Aspirations in Chelsea, London), the skin therapist will focus on determining the causes of skin conditions experienced to more appropriately target and treat it. This process compares to the more simplistic approach of treating the symptoms of the conditions rather than addressing their causes that are popularly employed by individuals with limited knowledge and experience (such as in department stores, pharmacies and high-street beauty boutiques). Part of getting a facial treatment is receiving advice from an experienced skin therapist on how to care for your skin properly. This information includes what products to use and how to care for your skin so you can maintain the results of your facial treatment.


2. Helps clean out clogged pores and treat congested skin

Manual extractions like those performed in our Deep Cleanse facial treatment is the most efficient way to clean out clogged pores like blackheads and whiteheads. A professional skin therapist is required to prepare your skin so that extractions happen correctly. Generally, after a Deep Cleanse facial treatment, the pores should stay clear for about 3-4 weeks before the pores naturally fill back up with sebum. Therefore, it is crucial to have monthly Deep Cleanse facials to maintain your results.


3. Regulates the skin’s hydration levels

Skin looks more plump with a radiant glow when it is more hydrated. Your skin has many important functions, and one of the primary functions is eliminating toxins, which it cannot possibly do if your skin is not hydrated. When your skin is not hydrated, it becomes dry which is a problem if you suffer from acne, dermatitis or eczema because dry skin can make your condition worse. Neglecting such an important part of your skin health can also result in wrinkles and blemishes. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, and a bespoke facial treatment will help to regulate the proper moisture level for your particular skin type.


4. Use of professional strength exfoliation products

Exfoliating increases cell turnover to reveal newer, healthier skin cells, plus it decreases blackheads, minimises hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and imparts an all-over healthy glow. It also helps with hydration as skin cells transitioning from below the skin’s surface to the topmost layer bring with them essential lipids and moisture. Most facials include a form of exfoliation such as enzymes or acids. Unlike your home exfoliating products, a facial treatment performed by a skin therapist will use professional strength exfoliating products. Crucially, the exfoliation is customised towards your skin type so that you are one step closer to achieving your skin health goals.


5. Helps to alleviate stress

Facials are an immensely relaxing treatment and work to de-stress you on a physical and an emotional level. There is a definite link between stress and multiple skin issues. When a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol) rises. This increase in cortisol, in turn, causes an increase in oil production, which can lead to oily skin, acne and other related skin conditions. Stress also hurts the barrier function of the skin, resulting in water loss that inhibits the skin’s ability to repair itself after an injury. A relaxing facial treatment is an ideal way to eliminate stress and promote healthy skin.


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