Top 10 Benefits of Facials | Apotheque
Many of us follow some sort of daily skin care routine at home. We might start the day with a warm shower and gentle cleanser followed by a toner and oil — and end it by exfoliating and putting on a hydrating mask to unwind.
Even if they’re simple routines, it’s wonderful to have our own regimen because they allow us to maintain healthy skin during our busy and often hectic days.
However, the benefits of facials when done by professionals are plentiful. From enhancing your skin’s youthful vitality to eliminating stressors through specific facial messages, our mission with facial therapy treatments at Apotheque Lifestyle Spa is to nourish your well being and body from the inside out.
We believe that our skin is a reflection of our well-being and that we must work to nourish our bodies in the best and most invigorating ways possible.
Apotheque Skin Care Mentors are passionate about enhancing the health of your skin. Our mission is to help you achieve your skin care goals through facial treatment and massage therapy.
At Apotheque, our unique facials are influenced by India Ayurvedic medicine combined with your own imagination and creativity. An Apotheque Facial Mentor will work alongside you to customize your own unique facial spa treatments with blended Apotheque Rx formulas.
Made for any sort of skin type, we provide a variety of essential oils that boast deep cleaning and anti-aging benefits along with facial rejuvenation.
Benefits of Facials
But what’s a facial treatment and what does it really do? This article will take a deeper look into how facials work and other facial benefits to help you decide if this therapy is right for you.
1. Help Prevent Aging
As you grow older, your skin begins to show signs of aging (that’s life, right?). This process is due to a decrease in collagen production. As your collagen begins to decrease, that’s when fine lines and wrinkles start to appear near the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Facials utilize vitamins, extracts, and antioxidants to revitalize your skin and reduce these signs of aging. And with regular facials, you’ll even promote the development of collagen and boost cell regeneration.
2. Offer Expert Care
Just as nutritionists know the best foods and ingredients to serve those following a low carb or no sugar diet, estheticians know exactly what your skin needs in order to achieve a rejuvenated and clear complexion. Based on your own unique skin type —dry, oily, a combination of the two — they work to come up with treatments that will be most beneficial to your skin. They’re trained to know about different products and will share with you just how those ingredients will affect your skin and help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals.
3. Lower Stress Levels
Studies, including one in the Journal of Biomedical Research, have shown that facial massage activates the sympathetic nervous system (thus, reducing anxiety levels and lifting your mood). In a study of 32 healthy women, it was found that facial massage refreshed the subjects and reduced their psychological distress. Consider facials yoga for your face!
4. Increase Absorption
The truth is, in order for your most-loved skin care products to work (like special oils and serums) your skin has to be able to absorb them. When you practice regular facials, your skin becomes soft, making it easier to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. At home, try utilizing a natural toner to allow for better absorption of products like oils and moisturizers. Toners work to soak into your pores— which means that anything you put on afterward is able to both protect and hydrate your skin.
5. Open the Pores and Extract
Professional facials use steam to open your pores. When they do, dead skin cells are removed, preventing acne and bumps. In addition, these particularly pesky skin irritations can also be extracted during a facial. With this process, an esthetician will use tools to painlessly extract impurities like blackheads and whiteheads.
6. Detoxify the Skin
The skin is the largest organ in your body. Just as you need to detox other organs, your skin needs a detox as well to remove impurities, toxins, and dead skin cells. In addition to less sugar in your diet, facials are a wonderful way to enjoy a “skin detox.” In the purest and simplest of senses, a proper facial cleanses your pores and removes built-up bacteria and dirt to reveal a more glowing complexion.
7. Exfoliate the Skin
Even if you’re exfoliating with a scrub at home, working with a professional to exfoliate ensures that those dead skin cells are removed off the surface of your skin. When the cells aren’t removed, they build up and make the skin dry. At the end of the day, after your face has been exfoliated, your skin will look beautiful and radiant.
8. Hydrate the Skin
Facials work to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, especially if you’re opting for a hydrating facial with water-rich properties. You might notice your skin feeling especially dry in the cooler winter months or if seasonal allergies have caused dryness and irritation. With a mix of oils, cream, and moisturizers, a professional facial will have your skin feeling supple and soft.
9. Eliminate Dark Circles
Dark circles under the eyes can come from a wide array of causes — not just from staying up late. Genetics play a role in dark circles, as do seasonal allergies, lack of water, and so much more. The skin underneath your eyes is especially sensitive and delicate when compared to the skin on the rest of your face, so it requires more attention (and benefits greatly from facials and a professional esthetician). If you’re looking for a quick facial treatment at home to help with your dark circles, use sliced cucumber which will help hydrate that sensitive area with vitamin K.
10. Feel Good and Glow!
It’s no surprise that a facial every now and then just feels wonderful. You’ll walk out with skin that’s soft to the touch and that quintessential ethereal glowing skin. If you’re looking to feel good and glow from the inside out, consider integrating facials into your weekly or monthly wellness routine (just as you would with yoga classes or long strolls on the beach).
What Facials Does Apotheque Offer?
At Apotheque Lifestyle Spa, we choose and customize your skin facial treatment so that we can make it unique (just like you). Depending on what you’re looking for, we’ll work together to come up with the perfect skincare regimen that will have you feeling balanced and cleansed from the inside out.
To relax your mind, balance your chakra energy, and beautify your skin, you can select from our seven special Chakra Boosters.
This collection for skincare and facials was inspired by the free-flowing energy of the seven chakras that reside within each of us. The seven distinct skin boosters are representative of the different chakras — and work to balance those chakras within your body and your skin.
From root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown, we’re certain we can find the perfect Chakra Energy for you.
1. Facial One - Root Chakra for Anti-Blemish & Detox
Base Chakra Facial includes an Oxygenated Cleanse, Enzyme Exfoliation and an activated Charcoal Mask to clarify, balance, decongest, detox, and smooth your skin. As an added chakra booster, we also include Kombucha (Saccharomyces/Xylinum Black Tea Ferment) Coq10 Lecithin, Carnitine, Ubiquinone, and Licorice Root.
2. Facial Two - Sacral Chakra for Sun Damage Repair & Brightening
Sacral Chakra Facial starts with Milk Cleanser, Microderm Exfoliation, and Enzyme Mask of choice. From there, the Skin Brightener serves to lighten problem areas like age spots, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. It also evens out skin tone and protects against oxidative stress. Active ingredients include Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, and Atractyloides.
3. Facial Three - Solar Plexus for Surface Peel & Smoothing
Solar Plexus Chakra Facial begins with a fancy Caviar Cleanse and a fantastic exfoliation with Strawberry Mangosteen Acai Enzyme Mask (which is ideal for dry skin). It works like a chemical peel to remove dull layers and reveal youthful skin. It also promotes collagen synthesis, firms, and decreases wrinkles and signs of aging with Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid), Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Bambusa Vulgaris, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine. There is also the addition of the acid peel for accelerated results.
4. Facial Four - Heart Chakra for Rosacea Remedy & Calming
Heart Chakra Facial starts with a Gentle Cleanse and Second Skin Algae Mask which works to moisturize, calm and soothe. This is a gentle choice for dry and sensitive skin, and it also contains chamomile and oat bran to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation. It also has a UVA/UVB protection and moisture barrier film to increase hydration.
5. Facial Five - Throat Chakra for Dark Circle Eraser & Anti-Puff
The Throat Chakra Facial starts with a cooling Oxygenated Cleanser and a Green Tea Exfoliating Mask to improve skin circulation (and reduce puffiness). An extra firming technology works to decrease crows feet and dark circles as well as puffiness. Actives used are Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Darutoside) and a peptide containing Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.
6. Facial Six - Third Eye Chakra for Anti-Wrinkle & Lifting
Third Eye Chakra Facial includes an Oxygenated Cleanse and a wonderful Organic Pumpkin Mask to increase circulation. It Smoothes, tones and firms your skin with the peptide Matrixyl (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7), Propanediol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Juice) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCl). With this chakra, we also recommend a peel to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
7. Facial Seven - Crown Chakra for Firming & Lifting
Crown Chakra Facial serves to stimulate your skin with a Deep Cleanse and Microdermabrasion exfoliation, followed by a Sea Clay Mask and Caviar Scrub (which provides a non-invasive facelift). It helps to increase circulation by stimulating fibroblast cells to produce collagen and elastin — using a mix of elements like Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Marine Elastin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Almond Seed Extract.
And the Back Facial!
A bit different than the other seven, our back treatment is used to purify and exfoliate those areas of your back that are hard to reach. A back facial — or “bacial” — allows for a body mask that is specifically catered to your own type of skin.
How Often Should You Get Facials?
There are quite a few factors that contribute to how often you should get a facial. If you suffer from acne-prone skin and have frequent breakouts — consider getting a facial every couple of weeks. If your skin is relatively normal, try starting with once a month treatments.
Most men and women love the idea of having glowing, beautiful skin for their entire lives — and that’s entirely possible. Just start where you are with what you can (remember, sliced cucumbers in your apartment and coconut oil can work wonders until you are able to work with a professional).
What Should You Keep in Mind When Getting a Facial?
When you’re getting a facial, make sure to do a test run on a particular part of the skin. This is especially crucial if you have sensitive skin that is prone to allergies or irritation.
Research your salon beforehand and know exactly what they offer. Let your skin care provider know if there are any products or ingredients you don’t do well with (like lavender or rosehip oil). When you do decide to get your facial, make sure to protect your skin afterward when going in the sun.
As always, take care of yourself. Whether you’re at home or at the salon, integrating facials into your routine is an enjoyable practice that offers some serious benefits.
Have any favorite facial tips or tricks you’ve found throughout your own skincare journey? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear about any ingredients you love, serums you use, or oils you just can’t get enough of!
As always, come visit us at Apotheque LIfestyle Spa! We can’t wait to find the best facial to suit your soul and your skin.
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