How Often Should You Get A Facial?
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Ivory Aesthetics January 15, 2018
Getting a professional facial helps stimulate the exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful looking. It usually includes manual extraction of blackheads and clogged pores to create smoother and less-bumpy skin. Its intensive hydration repairs the skin’s moisture barrier to keep the skin looking plump and moist. A facial massage at the end of the treatment, boosts the skin’s blood circulation to encourage brighter and glowing skin.
If you really want to take good care of your skin, getting a facial once a month is ideal.
The skin is a living organ, and it takes about 30 days for the cells to move up from the dermis to the epidermis. Once the skin reaches the epidermis, it is flattened out and sloughed off.
Giving your skin its much needed boost every 30 days is exactly what it needs to look its best.
However, there are also various factors that affect how often you should get a facial –
1. Skin Type: People who have oily, acne-prone skin with breakouts, blackheads and clogged pores, are often advised to get a facial at least once or twice every month. As the skin improves, you can try and stretch out the break in between both facials. People with sensitive skin often goes every two months. For normal, combination, and dry skin, a facial once a month is fine.
2. Age: Younger people without major skin issues like acne and breakouts, can go for facials less frequently. This is because, their skin naturally generates new cell growth faster.
3. Environment: Urban environments typically have more pollution that makes your skin dirtier. You might need to be rigorous about your once-a-month facial schedule.
Is there such a thing as too much facials?
Definitely! If you get several facials with just a few weeks in between each other, your skin can become overstimulated (also called sensitizing the skin). Unless you have oily skin that needs clearing up, once every month is sufficient. You will sensitize your skin if you overdo it.
To know more about the kind of facial your skin needs, and how often you should get them, speak to our skincare experts on 04 451 5554.