When was the last time you received a facial?
6 months ago? A year ago? Never? Most people don’t know the true benefits of receiving regular facials from a professional. In New England especially, facials are thought of as a luxury, something saved only for special occasions or specific skin issues such as breakouts, dry skin, and dark spots. However, many of these skin conditions could be avoided completely with the proper use of products/treatments both at home and by your skin care professional.
We like to use the analogy that your at-home skin care regimen is like your diet, you need to be consistent with it EVERYDAY in order to see results, and going to your skin care professional to receive facial treatments is like going to the gym. Its the supplement to your diet. Most of us will never be toned and fit without ever working out, your skin needs that same”workout” in order to receive optimal results as well.
The general consensus is that it is best to get a facial treatment once a month. (As often as you’re financially capable is just fine). The reason for this is that your stratum corneum (the top layer of your skin) renews itself every 28 days. In this time your skin cells are constantly being replicated from the treated cells to replace the old cells. If you give your skin a head start through receiving a facial, they will begin to replicate the now healthier cells and give you an improved complexion.
**This is the before and after picture of a woman that has received 5 facial treatments, as well as professional products to use at home on a daily basis**