There’s a common misunderstanding between men and facials. It’s true. Most men think that getting a facial is something too complex for them, however facials are among the best things a man can do for his skin.
Think about it: skin damage from shaving, the sun, or just every day wear and tear cannot be fixed with a regular rinse of soap and water. Why? The redness may fade, but the underlying damage won’t. And, while it’s more common for woman to get regular facials, it’s actually men who need them more. This is because men have coarser, larger pores, and an increased chance of sun damage to the overall skin.
Bottom line, consider the following reasons as to why men should undergo routine facials:
1. Men Produce More Oil
Because men have higher testosterone levels than women, which in turn, creates more oil production, it is them who are in need of a deeper, more thorough cleanse. When not cleaned properly, oil will clog the pores of the skin and lead to blackheads, which eventually lead to unwanted blemishes. During a facial procedure, the esthetician will perform extraction, which is the very precise removal of the dirt and oil that’s clogging the pores. If you do this yourself at home, you will run the serious risk of skin damage.
Another important thing to note is that just because men produce more oil doesn’t mean all men have oily skin. Part of the reason facials are so effective is that because they can be customized to your specific skin type. For example, if you have drier skin, your aesthetician will use more hydrating properties. If you have oily skin, on the other hand, you will need a facial that decreases your oil, shrinks your pores and exfoliates your skin.
2. Smoother, More Precise Shave
Whether you shave every day, or once every week, the continuous dragging of a razor across sensitive facial skin can cause irritation. Reactions such as razor burn and inflammation from gliding over pimples are common consequences of shaving. That’s why a facial will help to deep clean bumps and soothe irritated skin. The combination of exfoliation, essential oils, mask infusions, and moisturizers that an esthetician uses will alleviate the side effects of shaving, making your skin smoother than ever before. Why is smooth skin beneficial for men? The smoother the skin, the more effortless the shave.
3. Opportunity to Learn From the Best
Our estheticians and aesthetic nurses use a combination of Miracle 10 products that are sold in skincare boutiques, as well our professional line, which encompass active clinical grade ingredients not sold to the public. This not only allows for a deeper cleanse, but it also allows your provider to show you new techniques on how to apply products properly. Furthermore, you can use a professional facial as your opportunity to ask questions and get the proper answers of how male skincare should be.
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