Let’s be honest, your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you. Plus, your skin is considered the largest organ in the human body, right up there with the intestines, lungs, and liver. It serves many purposes, including acting as our first defence against germs and the environment, and converting sunlight to vitamin D. So why aren’t we as men taking more care of our skin?
As men, we need to ask ourselves… Does our current skincare regime include a monthly facial treatment?
Do we need to invest more time and effort into maintaining regular skincare routines? As it turns out, facials are becoming a common monthly treatment for many men. Because, it’s never too late to start taking good and proper care of your skin.
Unfortunately, facing our current economic state, getting a facial is commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself, or as a luxury service with benefits are reserved for only the “rich and famous” who can afford it (let’s be honest, it can be a little pricey at times) but treating yourself to a facial every month boasts a number of benefits and also decreases your chances of having to dish out money for expensive procedures or products. Whilst we may not always admit it, men are seemingly just as conscious about their skin and ageing as woman, but don’t act on it as often.
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Skin damage from your shaving routine can’t be fixed with the soap and water you use every day. Probably more than the ladies, guys need facials, thanks to their coarser skin and larger pores. Still not convinced?
Here are 5 reasons why men should be getting regular facials:
Male Skin Produces More Oil
Men have higher testosterone levels than women, which helps explain why men produce more oil. When not cleaned properly, oil will clog your pores, which can lead to blackheads. Just because men produce more oil doesn’t mean all men have oily skin, though. Pores need to be unclogged to prevent acne and scarring to the skin. Regular deep cleansing treatments and exfoliation play a very vital role in unclogging pores. Your pores can become clogged for a number of reasons – excess oil resulting from hormonal changes, dry skin, a build-up of dead skin cells, or dirt and oil becoming stuck beneath the surface.
You’ll Get a Smoother Shave
Whether it’s every day or every two weeks, the continuous dragging of a razor across facial skin can cause irritation. Razor burn and inflammation are common consequences of shaving. A facial will deep clean bumps and soothe irritated skin. The smoother your skin, the better and less painful your shave. Facials will also rehydrate the skin, which will help to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Maintains healthy skin
New skin cells are produced every 28 days. In order to maintain healthy skin, the correct products and treatments should be done every 28 days in order to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Facials are hugely beneficial for this.
Helps slow down premature ageing
Collagen stimulation is the best way to slow down premature ageing, and yes men are conscious about ageing too, therefore collagen induction therapy is an extremely good facial procedure to do. This incorporates micro-needling technology in order to remodel your skin. A vitamin-rich Pomegranate mask is applied to help soothe the skin.
Skin imperfections can be improved with our range of advanced skin facials and peels. We all have those little imperfections that we don’t want, such as acne scars, blemishes, beauty spots and pigmentation – something that men suffer from too, not just woman.
Carla and Mariette of SkinPhD Queenswood Quarter, in Pretoria, encourage all men to take their skincare more seriously, and that men should not be shy to go for monthly facials and should also really enjoy them! It is recommended that one should have a professional facial every three to four weeks. That’s how long it takes your skin to move through the full life cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation.
They highly suggest the “Insta Hydra” treatment, a 45-minute treatment designed to instantly increase the skin hydration level and skin protective function with a surge of antioxidants, while visibly improving skin plumpness, fine lines and wrinkles. This will only set you back R640 a month, a pretty reasonable price to pay for great-looking skin.
“Products should be used at home in conjunction with our treatments. It is vital to make this part of your daily lifestyle,” they added.
SkinPhd Queenswood offers a wide variety of treatments from massages and waxes, to advanced facials and aesthetic beauty treatments.
To make a booking call SkinPhD Queenswood on 087 898 1078.