Facials are a great way to intensely rejuvenate, replenish and refresh the skin whilst removing excess oils, dead skin cells and dirt and is ultimately, the best way to pamper yourself after a long day.
What types of facials are there?
There are various types of facials for all types of skin and ages. They are all formulated to tackle various issues such as acne, dry skin and even sensitive skin. Some can be done at home by yourself and others need to be performed by plastic surgeons or dermatologists.
Here are some different types of facials:
Best for: Those in their 20s, suffering from acne breakouts and with oily skin.
Clay masks are great for treating the following issues:
- Mild forms of acne
- Excessive oil production
People in their 20s often deal with breakouts due to hormonal shifts and stress from factors such as work. It can cause breakouts in the skin and even cause excess oil production. This is because stress causes your body to create hormones such as cortisol that tells the glands to make more oil.
Clay masks work by absorbing any excess oils from the skin whilst also removing any impurities that may be clogged in the pores. This incudes dirt or leftover residue from skincare and makeup products. This makes clay great in preventing any future breakouts. It is also beneficial in reducing excess oil production if you suffer with oily skin and using it consistently, twice a week can massively reduce the amount of oil your skin produces. It’s important that you don’t use a clay mask or treatment more than twice a week or it can strip the skin of natural moisture that it needs.
Best for: Those in their 30s who have normal to combination skin.
Microdermabrasion is beneficial for the following skin problems:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Scarring (including depressed scars)
- Uneven skin texture
For many people in their 30s, the skin begins to settle and their skin is often left with appearance related issues such as hyperpigmentation or scarring from previous acne breakouts. Some may notice small signs of ageing like fine lines which is where a microdermabrasion facial can be of use.
It involves a small handheld device that gently removes the surface layer of the skin. The treatment removes any dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling cleaner whilst also improving circulation in certain areas. This will help the skin rejuvenate and increase cell production in areas that are suffering with issues such as hyperpigmentation, signs of ageing and depressions. Microdermabrasion also increases collagen production which declines as you get older.
Best for: Those in their 40s-50s, are dealing with signs of ageing and have dry to sensitive skin.
AHAs or alpha hydroxy acids are mainly used to target issues such as:
- Age spots
- Scarring (e.g. acne scars)
- Fine lines
- Dry skin
Most women over 50 will deal with the issues above and AHAs work as a great anti ageing to treatment to combat these by exfoliating the skin. AHAs are water soluble, so they work on the surface of the skin to treat pimples like whiteheads and blackheads. Some common types of AHAs are glycolic acid and lactic acid that both promote quick cell turnover, have antibacterial properties that prevent further breakouts and remove any dead skin cells all whilst improving hydration levels in the skin.
The results of AHAs leaves the skin looking vibrant as you are exfoliating away the top layer of skin cells, revealing new, younger skin cells underneath.
When using an AHA, it’s important to slowly work it into your skincare routine and only use it a couple of times a week rather than everyday. The skin can become over exfoliated if it is used too often or in too high of a concentration, leaving the skin very sensitive. You should also apply SPF daily when using AHAs to protect the new skin cells from sun damage.
Best for: Suitable for all ages & have dry skin.
Dermal fillers may be the option for you if you want to improve the following:
- Skin texture
- Volume and contours on the face
- Fine lines and wrinkles
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