Why Is A Facial Important?

It’s safe to say that if getting a facial was as commonplace as brushing your teeth was, we’d not only have brighter faced futures, but just more wellness in our lives. 

This week, I’ve decided to tackle a basic question that’s often overlooked: Why get a facial?

To many, getting a facial seems like a decadent luxury that’s beyond budgets and lifestyles to be considered essential or is something that they don’t need (e.g. there’s nothing “wrong” with my skin).

So, in defense of facials, here are a few reasons for why getting a facial is more important than you think.

  • It’s the ultimate anti-aging treatment

Staying young and fresh-faced means taking care of yourself and your skin. What you do at home is only 1 part of this equation. The other is receiving the deep cleansing, exfoliation and hydration only a facial can provide. Getting a facial means you are doing your part to slow down the clock.

Think of getting a facial as analogous to going to the dentist for a routine cleaning. Brushing at home is necessary, but you rely on a professional for the deep cleansing and maintenance to keep your pearly whites in tiptop shape. Why stop at your teeth?

  • A little TLC goes a long way

Facials are more economical than you think. For 4-6 weeks after a facial, your skin will appear radiant, resilient and even-toned.

That’s a heck of a return on your investment! Not only will your skin continue to renew itself after your facial, but also your spirit will be lifted knowing that you’re doing right by your skin.

  • Better than a good night’s rest

Believe it or not, people have mistaken the results of getting a good night’s for a facial.

The effects are similar, but facials go 1 step further to remove toxins and dirt accumulated over the weeks, months and years. And at Bamboo Spa, our facials incorporate extensive facial massage, which improves circulation for an even-toned complexion.

If you’re simply craving that dewy, healthy glow and can’t get a good night’s rest get a facial. It won’t disappoint – and you’ll sleep better too!

Not convinced? Just give it a try. I promise I won’t be the one to say, “I told you so!”

Our Most Amazing Organ: Our Skin

Human skin is an amazing organ — protective, waterproof, and exceedingly useful. It’s also constantly changing and regenerating itself. Your skin is made up of three layers: from outermost to innermost are the epidermis, keratin and dermis. The dermis is constantly moving upwards and the new skin cells gradually push their way to the top layer about every 28 days. The top layer sloughs off as dead skin cells.

In contrast to a snake, we don’t shed our skin all at once. Our skin is constantly shedding from all parts of the body at a rate of approximately 30,000 cells per hour! Now, not all of those cells actually leave the body, resulting in an accumulation of about 720,000 dead skin cells every 24 hours. That’s a lot of dead skin cells to lug around!

So, imagine now, that you have purchased some amazing moisturizers to apply to your skin and you’re thinking that you are doing your skin a big favour. Well, you could have, if the cream didn’t have to fight its way through all those dead cells!

If you are going to invest in the largest organ of the body, please, do yourself a favour and exfoliate! My suggestion? For my face: I like to exfoliate daily with a gentle exfoliant. My favourite is the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and I mix that with the Lemon Cleanser and a little water. This helps ensure a daily healthy glow. Once a week I exfoliate with the Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher for a deeper exfoliation. For my body: I use a natural jute brush, always scrubbing upwards towards the heart in a circular motion. I would like to say that I do this daily, but I try to do this at least every two or three days.

Of course, nothing compares to a professional exfoliation either through a monthly or at the very least, seasonal facial and body wrap from Bamboo Spa.