The holidays can be extremely stressful. Making travel plans, planning parties, making room for visiting relatives, and more can really add up. All this stress can start to show up on our face, leaving us looking exhausted by the time we pose for our holiday pictures. So, why not take a moment to relax during all the hustle and bustle. Here are some benefits of our best facials to help you cope with holiday stress.
Though we consider them “simple” facials, there’s nothing basic about this therapeutic type of facial. Simple facials are the common facials most people receive. They usually begin by cleaning the face with a skincare solution. The face may then be steamed to open up the pores and release dirt and oil buildup for easy cleaning. After the steaming and a final round of cleaning, the face will be massaged. This is the part that can help your stress melt away. The massage can help soften your face and force you to relax the muscles in your face that were otherwise stiff from stress.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or ADA, are acids derived from sugar cane (glycolic acid), fruits (citric acid), milk products (lactic acid), and more. This blend of acids is often used in cosmetic skincare treatments like chemical peels to rejuvenate the skin and clear it of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and acne scars. This mixture of acid can be incorporated into a facial to help clear your skin and give you one less thing to stress about. And let’s not forget the massage to help you relax even further.
For those of us suffering from acne, both teenagers and adults, acne facials are specifically designed to treat acne outbreaks and prevent future ones. First, your face will be deeply cleansed to get rid of the top layer of dirt. A stem will follow to open the pores and exfoliation will follow to buff out the buildup of dirt and oil from the open pores. After exfoliating, the esthetician will use either their hands or a special tool to extract smaller bumps and blackheads. When the extraction is finished, they will apply a mask to your face to further clear acne. Next comes the skincare solution that will ensure your skin is completely removed of dirt or oil. Finally, they will apply a moisturizer and sunscreen.
Having acne is stressful in its own right, so going in to receive treatment for it can reduce your stress as you beautify yourself just in time for the holidays.
Antioxidant and pollution-fighting facials are all about revitalizing your face and getting rid of all that gunk leaving your face clean, smooth, and younger-looking. This facial features the use of a skin-care solution containing antioxidants that will work to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as clean out the pores. This facial is sure to leave you feeling clean and revitalized, helping you to continue with pre-holiday prepping with renewed energy.
You’re not forced to choose one of the above facials. You can customize your own treatment to get exactly what you need. Do you need help with acne, but want to be revitalized and end with a massage? Perfect! What about just a massage and quick cleaning? That can be done too!
Whatever you need to help melt the stress away, our experts at The Dermatology Group are here to help you explore treatment options, give you advice, resources, and more. If you’re in the Cincinnati, Ohio area then give us a call today!