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Adding facials to my skincare routine and why is beneficial. 

STUDIO Face & Body | Facials | Glastonbury, Ct.

A facial is a relaxing, multistep treatment meant to thoroughly cleanse and moisturize your skin. The journey to clear skin will look different to everyone based on your goals and skin type. One thing undoubtedly reigns true... adding a regular facial to your skincare routine will benefit your skin in SO many ways. Read on below to learn the top 10 ways adding a regular facial to your routine can help you achieve clear skin and a confident glow.

1) Deep cleansing

Similar to visiting your dentist regularly to get a deep cleaning of your teeth, a deep cleansing of your skin is necessary as preventative maintenance. Skincare professionals assess the skin and choose which products/instruments to use based on your specific skin type. A facial is a tailored, customized dental cleaning, except for your face!

2) Steam cleaning or hot towels

The relaxing, direct steam or warm towels applied to your face opens your pores which allows for deep cleansing. Adding essential oils to the steam or a hot towel compress to add an increased soothing effect.

3) Medical grade/ Professional exfoliation

Exfoliate to a deeper level incorporating different tools and services such as dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, or the addition of chemical peel. A facial can be a fully comprehensive treatment where each concern is tackled with another tool in the tool kit.

4) Extractions

Once the skin is cleansed, steamed, and exfoliated the next optional step is extractions. This includes cleaning out pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads safely with proper equipment. Extra care is taken around the corners of the nose area as blackheads often multiply quickly here. Professional extractions are done safely with proper tools to maximize efficiency and minimize discomfort.

5) Professional Mask

Masks can be tailored specifically to your skin’s needs. Purchasing over the counter masks or DIY can often cause more harm than good.

6) Relaxing

We live in a time where we are more overworked than ever before. A facial is a great way to hit the restart button and decompress. Science has proven that as stress hormones decrease our sebum or facial oil levels decrease as well. This helps in decreasing the number of breakouts.

7) Pressure point massage

There are many pressure points around your head and neck area. Our Estheticians are trained to pay extra attention to these points with a massage. Releasing these pressure points helps with lymphatic drainage to rid your body of toxins, reduces fluid retention, and stimulates blood flow through your face. This is part of what creates the dewy after facial glow.

8) Advice from Esthetician

Regular visits to the Esthetician can help you become more familiar with your skin type. The needs of your skin are constantly changing as our environment evolves from hot in the summer to cold in the winter. Estheticians can help you understand your skin and how to treat it going forward.

9) Convenience + Advanced Treatment options

We offer many different treatments at Radiance to treat various skin concerns and esthetic needs. Add eyelash extensions or waxing to a facial or book a free consultation with our Advanced Skincare Nurse. Here you can discuss your goals and budget while learning about treatments to target deeper rooted skin concerns such as acne scarring, dark spots, sun spots, skin texture and so much more!

10) Anti-aging!

We are getting older every single day and so is our skin. Regular facials promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and help to maintain a healthy skin balance. These are all great anti-aging skin remedies!

How often should you get a “regular” facial?

Next time you receive a facial discuss your skin goals with us and get our expert advice on frequency based on your skin type. Guests with oily skin who are struggling with frequent breakouts should receive facials every 1-4 weeks all depending. This deep cleansing will help to restore the skin to its natural PH level. Once breakouts have cleared and the focus has shifted to preventative maintenance, getting a facial every 4-6 weeks is a great way to promote anti-aging and maintain healthy skin!


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