Our skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin on our face is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies. Therefore, it deserves more attention and requires a different routine and different skincare products than the rest of our body. Taking care of our skin with professional facials is just as important as eating a well-balanced diet, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly.
For some people, professional facial is still considered a luxury but it is so much more than an hour of indulgent pampering. They have enormous benefits to the health and wellness of your skin, both in the short and long-term.
Each of us is different, so is our skin; therefore, everyone’s facials should be as well. However, no matter what type of facial you receive the benefits remain the same. Treating yourself to a facial once every 4 to 6 weeks can benefit your skin in many ways. Besides promoting relaxation, regular facials provide many benefits including noticeable improvements to your skin tone, texture and appearance.
Facial performed by an experienced, well-trained Skin Expert can delay signs of ageing, eliminate black heads, increase collagen production, improve skin elasticity and leave your skin with a healthy glow.
While professional facial treatment can be a little costly to some, there are many benefits of getting a professional facial that makes it worth going for at least four times a year.
The first part of a professional facial is deep cleansing. Even the highest quality creams and serums wouldn’t be as effective if your skin is suffering from excess dryness and clogged pores. A Skin Expert has advanced products and equipment that can assist in deeper cleansing of the skin without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier function, which has a balanced pH and oils & lipids that are essential to the skin’s health. Thanks to clear pores, your skincare can benefit more from skincare products that will be applied during facial and furthermore at home.
Skin Analysis by Skin Expert
A really important step of a professional facial is a thorough skin analysis. Aesthetician will determine your skin type and any skin conditions you may have. This will also help your Skin Expert decide what products and treatments she will use for the rest of the facial. While the skin analysis is being conducted, you should be asked questions about your skincare routine, products you currently use and your skin’s concerns. Getting custom skin care tailored to your exact skin concerns is key to healthy skin. Analysis of your skin before proceeding with a treatment made exclusively for you. Skin analysis targets specific skin concerns, increasing its effectiveness. Personalised skin care in the treatment room and at home will be key to lasting results.
Exfoliation is an important step during professional facial because the skin generates new cells all the time. Exfoliation removes layers of dead skin, opens up and unclogs pores to leave skin smooth. The older we get, the slower the natural process of exfoliation becomes. When this process is slowed, it causes the old dead cells to build up on our skin. This is what gives our skin a dry and dull appearance. Exfoliating removes the old built up cells and allows the new healthy cells to emerge, giving your skin a healthy look.
Extraction of blackheads and clogged pores to be performed safely and correctly without causing damage to your skin during professional facials. Having extractions done by a licensed professional is important because they have been trained on how to remove these impurities and how to handle the skin afterwards. Your skin will be properly prepared and then blackheads and impurities will be gently extracted.
Professional facial is a “facial massage.” Massage is a very necessary part of the facial as it stimulates circulation and helps bring oxygen to the skin and promotes relaxation. This step significantly decreases anxiety and negative mood and increases sympathetic nervous activity – providing strong, beneficial effects of stress alleviation and psychological relaxation. The exercised face muscles will lead to a lifted, toned and firmed skin where if your facial muscles and skin are more toned and taut, it can help prevent the formation of wrinkles.
Professional masks are important because they target specific skin problems. They can be soothing, calming, moisturizing, purifying or stimulating and can work in different ways. Depending on the type of the mask, they contains different ingredients and formulas. A mask will leave your skin firmer, more radiant skin by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and moisturised.
Toning, hydrating and protecting
Toner is important to restore the skin’s natural pH, and to help prepare the skin for proper absorption of serum and moisturizer. Moisturizer is suited to your skin type. Moisturizer is imperative to any skincare routine, regardless of skin type, as it is putting much-needed water back into your skin. Depends on the time of the day, a Skin Expert will apply SPF on your skin at the end of a professional facials to make sure your skin is protected.
Remember that information from licensed professionals will always triumph information read from browsing the internet or through word of mouth. Professional Experts provide a thorough intake and assessment of your skin, using the proper education to inform and treat your skin.
It’s always better to see a professional about skin concerns than guessing at a store, using the wrong skincare products and creating a bigger issue than what you started with.
Esse&Co offers a variety of professional skin treatments in our Skin Clinic in London.
Contact our Skin Expert to discuss your needs or request an appointment at Esse&Co Skin Clinic London.