If you have lived under the assumption that all facial treatment is only skin deep, then think again. While facials do bring that additional glow to your face and make you look much better than before the treatment, there are a few health benefits too associated with facials.
- Detoxification: We live in a world where pollutants are all around us right from the cleaning products you use to clean your house to the vehicular fumes causing air pollution and leading to global warming. Our skin pays the price for this situation. During a facial, the massage which is an essential part of the treatment works on draining your lymphatic system (the system that gets rid of toxins from your body) and leads to the release of toxins accumulated so far. This lymphatic massage is very beneficial in reducing eczema, acne, and laryngitis and sinus congestion. The gentle relaxing strokes of manual massage improve lymph circulation and leads to a reduction of edema and speedy removal of wastes from the body cells.
- Improves Blood Circulation: Steaming and massage in facials improves the blood circulation to the face. A study at the University of Illinois found that blood circulation after a message was similar to the one experienced after rigorous physical exercise leading to a healthy glow. Further, when the face is subject to steaming the absorption of oxygen by the cells increases and enhances the circulation.
- Treats skin problems: Problems related to the dry and oily skin can be treated with facials. Either due to poor personal care or due to medication some people suffer from the dry flaky skin which is itchy and Regular facial improves the condition of the epidermis by reducing the transepidermal water loss leading to more hydration and less dry skin. Those suffering from oily skin and frequent breakout of acne and pimples too find facials beneficial as they reduce the sebum secretion and maintain the general health of the skin.