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8 reasons why Your Skin Needs a Regular Facial

Dr. Aman Dua | August, 17 2015 | 0 Comments

Our skin is one of the most important sensory organs of our body and also one of the largest, because it covers our entire body. This is also one of the most sensitive of all organs and care needs to be taken of it, at all times. The skin on the face is the most important for most people, because their face is what defines them. This is why, taking care of the face is of utmost importance and facials are a great way to do the same.


Most of us feel that washing our face and applying a little moisturizer is more than enough. And then there are those of us, who abuse our face, without even realizing that we are doing it. We apply so called skin care products which have strong and potent chemicals, we apply makeup, which is yet again made of chemicals, we stay out in the sun and soak ourselves in chlorine filled water. All of this harms the skin in ways we are not able to fully understand.

One of the easiest and best ways of taking care of facial skin is by doing regular facials and the benefits of the same are too many to even count. However, in this article we will attempt to look at some of the major benefits of a facial:


    A great way to relax the body and mind

    A facial means that you will have to lie down for a minimum of half an hour. This is the time when your body is being pampered and you are getting some time for yourself. The gentle massaging touches important stress points of the body, relieving them of the same and making you feel relaxed.

    Notice an increase in blood circulation

    A facial is basically a massage and the therapist will know which parts of the face to massage. This targeted massage will ensure that the blood circulation in the face and neck improves. This increase will lead to the skin looking healthier and there will also be the production of new skin cells.

    Cleaner skin means healthier skin

    When a facial is done, there are several processes within it. For instance, the face is steam cleaned, which allows for the pores to open up. Once the pores are open, it is easy to remove the dirt and debris that would have accumulated within it. A thorough scrubbing will exfoliate the skin and a face mask or pack will nourish and hydrate the skin.

    Younger looking skin through regular facials

    Regular facials can ensure that fine lines are removed and the appearance of wrinkles is delayed. The massage can improve the natural production of collagen, which is crucial for skin to look young.

    Enjoy skin that is lighter and glowing

    A facial includes a range of ingredients and products, which can reduce the dark spots that might be visible on your face. Because your skin is being cleaned so thoroughly, all the dead skin cells will be removed, and this will reveal your true complexion.

    Cleanse and rest your eyes too

    Normally, when a facial is being done, the areas around the eyes are also massaged gently. In addition, the eyes are covered with either cucumber slices or cotton balls that have been soaked with rose water. These offer a cooling sensation to the eyes, allowing them to relax and feel rejuvenated.

    Remove the effects of the weather

    The weather can often play truant with our skin – for instance, during the summers, the skin tends to feel tired and during the winters, it can get very dry. However, with a facial these can be rectified quite easily. When proper ingredients are used for the facial, your face can either be hydrated or excess oil can be removed.

    Notice an increase in confidence

    It is a well-known fact that when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you are much more confident. A facial is one of the easiest ways of looking good, which in turn will make you feel confident. This would explain why, most people choose to get a facial before an important day, such as a wedding or interview.

These days, more and more salons are opting to use natural or organic products for facials, which ensure that there are no side effects or skin damage in the long run. In addition, doing a quick facial is easy to do, and you can do it at home too. Here is how you can do a quick facial at home:

Wash your face with a gentle soap or face wash and pat it dry. Expose your face to gentle steam for a few minutes and once your face starts to feel hot and there is moisture, you can use a small blackhead remover to clean your face. Alternately, you can also scrub your face with an exfoliating scrub or face wash. Yet again, you can wash your face off with warm water. Massage your face with your favourite moisturiser for a few minutes, before cleaning the same off with warm water as well. Finally, apply a face mask that suits your skin type and allow it to dry, before washing it off too. Within a matter of minutes, you will notice that your skin is feeling cleaner and healthier.

While no one will suggest that you get a facial every week, there is no denying that a facial once every other month, will work wonders for your face!


Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua, Co-Founder & Managing Director at AK Clinics has over 14 years of clinical and teaching experience in the fields of Dermatology and Hair Transplant. Clinically, she has practiced aesthetic dermatology as a Consultant at Dayanand Medical Hospital, Ludhiana where she also served as the Assistant Professor & Skin Specialist for a number of years.

Over the course of her career, she has garnered acclaim as a facial aesthetics expert, with special interest in non-surgical acne scar removal. She practices as a Chief Dermatologist at Ludhiana Clinics.

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