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Why Facials

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Most people genuinely do not understand the benefits of an excellent professional facial. It is our duty as skincare professionals to let you know. Unfortunately, many women and men will wait until they have a skin issue or concern (weird breakouts, dry, itchy skin, dark spots, etc.) or have an upcoming special event before coming in for a facial. While this is fine, these frustrating problems can often be preempted by proper monthly facials and counseling on the correct at-home products.

We know that times are tough in this economy, and it’s prudent to cut back on what feels like inessential purchases. However, having a monthly facial is a good investment, and we hope to show you in this blog post how and why.

Your skin is always on display and often has the power to dictate how good we feel about ourselves. Therefore, investing in proper skincare has a value that can be arguably more important than buying a new dress or going out to a fancy restaurant.

Facials are ideal once a month unless you have a specific skin concern you are trying to overcome (acne, hyper-pigmentation, etc.), then you may need to come in for a series of treatments.

Getting monthly facials is that your stratum corneum (the outermost layer of visible skin) will completely renew itself approximately every 28 days. During this time, your skin cells are constantly replicated from the treated cells to replace the old cells. Therefore, if you give your skin a head start (i.e., a great facial), your skin cells will begin to replicate the now healthier cells and thus give you a better complexion. Also, most skin products can take up to 6-8 weeks to treat active skin cells, but you can make these products work faster and more effectively by speeding up the renewal process with a facial.

Aside from just feeling like heaven, here are our top 10 reasons why you should come in for monthly facials:

  1. A good facial (and facial massage) can help smooth fine lines and promote collagen production, which is the building block of the skin (to prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and sagging).

  2. Facials allow you to relax. They feel great and are healing to the soul. The power of touch, massage, proper technique, and professional products can heal. We call facials “relaxing with benefits.” Who wouldn’t want stress relief and beautiful glowing skin at the same time?

  3. Facials slow the aging process. They allow your skin to feel healthier, smoother and look more radiant. Facials reduce fine lines and age spots and relieve dehydrated skin. With these benefits, facials make us feel better about our skin. Facials also fight to reverse aging with

exfoliation, massage, and the penetration of nutrients and antioxidants. We will all age, but we can do it more slowly with glowing, firm, and hydrated skin.

  1. Facials provide more deep exfoliation than you can achieve at home. Exfoliation smoothes skin, allows for excellent penetration of products (i.e., moisturizers or serums), unclogs pores, improves skin ability to retain hydration, and evens skin tone, to name a few benefits.

  2. Facials decrease waste underneath the skin, which can cause ruddiness, puffiness, and fluid accumulation by manipulating the lymphatic system that lies just under the skin. Facials also aid in the detoxification of your skin.

  3. Facials can increase blood circulation under the skin, allowing optimal skin health to facilitate the renewal of skin cells. This is a natural process, but facials stimulate and accelerate these natural processes.

  4. A facial cleans the pores on a much deeper level. Similar to a good dental cleaning, this is what a facial can do for the skin/pores. Even non-acneic skin can use a good deep cleanse. Extractions/cleaning out the pores can help maintain clear skin, stop acne formation, and help change the pore’s size. However, frequently left unchecked, pores can start to stretch and widen with the accumulation of oil and debris. (Please do not attempt to extract or pick at your skin unless you are a professional and know how to do it properly- you could be at risk of scarring and infection).

  5. Allows our professionally trained esthetician to counsel you on the right products you should be using at home. This alone is worth the investment as the skincare industry can be a challenging (and expensive) area to navigate.

  6. It can help even skin tone and lighten dark spots. Dark spots age our skin’s appearance visibly. A gentle reminder; sunscreen is still a necessity, no matter how great the facial.

  7. Facials are not a miracle in 50 minutes, but they give you a fresh start to a healthier and balanced complexion. In addition, regular facials will help you maintain optimal skin healing.

Skin + Body by Smooth Med offers beauty bank accounts to provide savings on your monthly facials, and for May 2022, facials are on sale at for more details.

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