In years past, the idea that men would have a facial was not considered to be something that men did. Facials were considered something that women did for self-care. However, this attitude is changing as men discover the benefits of professional facials.
Before talking about the benefits of facials for men, it is important to explain what a facial is and what a facial is not. A facial is a procedure, usually at a spa, that cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin (the largest organ of the body). It promotes a clear, well-hydrated complexion. When paired as part of a regular skin care regime, it can aid in helping your skin look and feel younger.
There are some distinct advantages to guys getting facials. Especially a facial done by a professional.
Benefits of Facials for Men
The first reason to get a facial is simple: it can leave your face rejuvenated and help to counter the effects of razor burn, dullness, sensitivity, and ingrown hairs among several other facial benefits. A facial can slow and, in some cases, reverse the ravages of age.
Acne and blackheads are caused primarily by oil and dirt buildup in the skin. A facial can work wonders to combat those. A facial done by a professional will exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin, and open up pores. The less oil and dirt build up on the skin will do much toward any acne problem that might exist.
Not to say a facial will remove the problem altogether, it will however go a long way.
Men traditionally do not know a lot about their skin. Most men consider a body scrub or shaving cream to be all they need to use; and just knowing basic hygiene and shaving skills all they need to properly take care of their face.
A facial can put them in tune with their face and its needs. Knowing the best ways to take care of their skin going forward will give men the tools they need to properly care for their faces. Armed with the knowledge that a professional can give a gentleman on his skin can go a long way to proper long-term care.
Most men just do not know that many self-care tasks they perform every day might actually be harming the long-term health and look of their skin. A facial can be a learning experience.
This can help men make proactive changes to their daily skin care to improve the long-term care of their health. A healthy skin is an often-overlooked key to keeping the body at its optimum health.
Now, probably the best perk to a facial is it is relaxing. For an hour or so, a guy gets to feel pampered. To just lay back and enjoy someone else taking care of him. He can daydream, he can enjoy the massaging of his temples and face. Nothing quite comes close to being pampered.
Benefits of a Professional Facial
That’s all good, you might be thinking, but can’t I just do it on my own? After all there are pore strips for pimples and blackheads; there are over the counter lotions and scrubs one can buy. Why not do it at home?
Yes, you could. But let’s expand that analogy. Technically a guy could change the motor on his car. You can buy all the parts and tools you need to do the job.
But who is better equipped to do it? You in your garage, or the pro in his shop?
Same with a professional facial.
They know their craft. They’re the experts. Trust them to know how to do it far better than you will.
Moving on, you probably have questions.
Shave or not to shave? That is the question.
To be honest, it depends. If you have sensitive skin, you want to skip the shave that day, since shaving is a sort of exfoliant. Also, if you have a lot of stubble you might want to consider shaving the night before. Too much facial hair may
It is largely a judgement call that you and the spa care specialist should discuss.
How often should men get a facial?
This is not something that you need to do daily. A facial is like an oil change or winterizing your home. You want to do it perhaps every six to eight weeks. Think of it as a way to clean off the dead skin and gunk of one season and prepare it for another.
Historically, men have not seen the benefits that a facial can have on their skin. The skin is the largest organ on the body. Taking care of it can protect the body from breakdown and long-term illness. Taken care of, the skin can look younger for years giving a youthful appearance for years.
We live in a society that values looks and appearances. It likes the rugged looks of the outdoorsman while prizing young and healthy skin. It is in many cases a contradiction, but it need not be. A man getting a facial should be considered as routine self-care as getting a haircut during a trip to the salon.