Having a facial should be considered as important as your visit to the dentist. Yes, of course we wash our face and manage to sneak in maybe a weekly scrub and mask. But is that enough? Consider the amount of abuse we expose our faces to every day. The environment, dirt and pollution that is in the air, what about the layers of makeup or even the products we use on a daily basis. We may wash, but are we managing to get rid of everything?

A facial is like a valet for your face. As much as you clean it everyday, sometimes your just need to take it in for that deep cleanse.

For those that have been lucky enough to go for regular facials, you will know that the therapist will follow a routine, but what is the purpose of each step? Each step in the process plays a vital role to finally achieving the end result.

  • Steaming allows for the pores to open up thereby releasing any bacteria that may be trapped.
    Extraction is the removal of black heads or white heads. This must be done under hygienic conditions so that no scarring is left behind.
  • Exfoliation is the gentle scrubbing of the skin, this is essential for the removal of dead skin cells, and by doing so you will reveal a more healthy glowing skin.
  • Most facials include a certain amount of face, décolletage and scalp massage. Not only does this send us into deep relaxation but it helps to promote lymphatic drainage–in other words, it gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention. By flushing out these toxins we also promote circulation, which leaves skin glowing and youthful.
  • During the facial a trained therapist will be able to advise you on any problems that she has noticed with your skin.

Besides the obvious benefits for the skin which is a healthy glowing, pimple free face, a regular face can also assist in general relaxation of the mind and body.