Facials are skin treatments for the face, generally given by licensed estheticians, that maintain and improve the quality of the skin. Facials tend to include an analysis of the skin, followed by a series of cleansing methods of the skin, exfoliation, a facial massage, steam and a cream or moisturizer.
While facials have a variety of benefits for the skin on the face, there are also many health benefits as well. Read on to find out more about the health benefits of a facial.
According to the New Life Journal's "A Facial it's More Than Meets the Eye" by Julie Pagano, facials regulate the immune system, aid in detoxification, reduce the amount of fluid that has built up in the body, and aid in stress relief when it includes "aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, exfoliation treatments and acupuncture." Lymphatic drainage helps release toxins that have built up in the body.
Types: Benefits of Facial Massages in Facials
Facials typically involve massages. These massages aid in blood circulation. Massages during facials also help with lymphatic drainage, and aid in the relaxation of the facial muscles which can slow the onset of wrinkles in the face. Skin cells can also be renewed by using this technique, which can also reduce puffiness and sagging in the face.
When a person is struggling with acne, suffering from a dull complexion, or facing a superficial skin issue, regular facials can help fix these problems. Facials can give a person a clean and bright complexion, as well as remove dirt and blackheads. Paraffin facials which penetrate deep into the skin, have anti-aging benefits, too. Additionally, when a face mask is applied to the skin during a facial, it helps tone and clarify the skin