I love a spa day as much as the next #Sassy gal, but lemme tell ya what I just discovered my new favorite treatment: getting a facial! I recently sat down for a 90 minute facial. Yes, really…and hour and a half! I know, I know, who has an hour and a half for a spa treatment? I’m hear to tell ya, it’s SO WORTH IT. For real guys, the facials I’ve been getting at Enlighten MD in Dallas are ah-mazing. And I can TOTALLY see a difference in my skin! So here’s a run down of my top five benefits for getting facials on a regular basis.
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1. Skin Rejuvenation
Honestly, my skin has never felt more smooth, firm, and healthy! Like WHOA…even after one treatment I could tell that there was serious improvement in how my skin looked. The scrubs and creams that are used during a facial do some major exfoliation and detoxifying, in order to get rid of all that dead skin and other grime that sits on your face’s surface (ew, gross, I know). But once that’s all removed, then VOILA—clean canvas to start hydrating! My skin literally GOBBLED up the moisturizer. And since we’re all guilty of not drinking enough water (raise yo hand cuz you know you’re guilty), this was a much needed treatment. The gentle massage helps increase blood circulation, which gives a healthier appearance. Afterward, my face had a nice, even skin tone too—bonus!
2. Reduce Stress
To be honest, I was doing da happy dance at just the thought of relaxing for a whole 90 minutes. LOL! But in all seriousness, facials are mega calming! Talk about some major soothing. It’s a peaceful time to think about nothing, meditate if that’s yo thang, or even catch a couple ZZZs if you can! No lie ya’ll—you will leave feeling like a thousand pounds have been lifted from your shoulders. Trust me. One of the worst effects of stress on my face is bags under my eyes—but not the designer kind (unfortunately). Facials can help treat those pesky dark circles that are brought on from stress, lack of sleep, you name it.
3. Treat Skin Problems
I got 99 probs, but acne ain’t one! (Like what I did there!?). That’s right—so many of my skin issues like pimples, blemishes and other marks have virtually disappeared after getting regular facials. Now let’s be honest, every girl is still gonna get a zit here and there, but the skin care process during a facial helps keep those breakouts at bay. The treatment opens your pores and allows your skin to BREATHE. Plus, the technician can target any unwanted black and white heads you might have. Say bye bye to those skin problems! I can’t believe how clear my skin looks. I’m sure we can all agree that it’s no fun to have these type of skin issues as an adult, which is why I’m LOVING the results of my facials.
4. Prevent Aging
I dunno about y’all but I’m tryin’ to stay forever young…and you guessed it…facials are a great way to keep that youthful glow. Common signs of aging, such as skin spots, wrinkles, etc. can be dramatically reduced by getting regular facial treatments. Not only does my skin feel fresh and revitalized, but it also looks as healthy as it did years ago. I’ll gladly take dat baby face for as long as I can!
5. “Me” Time
Listen up, Sassy ladies! It’s time that we all focus on ourselves for a hot minute (or 90, if you’ve got it). Getting a facial is like giving yourself a present (and who da heck doesn’t love a present…amiright?). Treat yourself to something enjoyable, something that gives you a little boost, and I promise you’ll be leaving with a little extra pep in yo step. Plus, getting expert tips and info from a trained professional is a great way to make sure that you’re utilizing the right skincare routine, as well as the correct products for your skin type.
So I’m already daydreaming about the next time I get to have a facial. And now that you know some of the biggest benefits of regular treatments, I hope you’ll dial up your nearest salon or spa for a facial of your own!
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