6 Reasons to Get a Facial(Among So Many More)

At De La Belle, No matter what kind of facial you get, you’ll get benefits well beyond anything you can do at home.
Here are 6 fantastic reasons one should get a professional facial
1. Facials are a Power Wash for Your Face
Facials have been used for generations as ways to detox and that’s still one of their biggest benefits. Every facial will start with a deep and thorough cleansing of your skin (sometimes with multiple cleansers) and many will include steam, which opens up pores and softens deep-down dirt so it can be removed more easily. Not every facialist uses steam these days, and even if they don’t, they’ll use certain facial massage and cleansing techniques that help clean your skin deeper than you can do in your bathroom mirror.
2. Facials Remove Blackheads Better Than a Pore Strip or other at home gimmick devices

Part of getting the deep clean in many facials is extractions, which is when the facialist manually extracts blackheads from your pores, safely pops zits, and gets rid of any other pustules that might be causing clogs. This is not the same as squeezing a pimple on your own. For one, it’s done safely to reduce the risk of scarring or long term damage. Once the pores are clear, the facialist will perform the process of applying an exfolitoer like alpha hydroxy acids or retinols that will penetrate much deeper in order to reduce the appearance of pore size and promote a better tone and look to the skin. Extractions can be uncomfortable, so many facialists will give you a choice whether to get them or not, but they are one of the best ways to clean and improve skin.

3. Facials Exfoliate Better (and Safer) Than At-Home Treatments

Like cleansing, a facial will give you “deeper exfoliation than you can get at home. “Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size, and helps the products you’re using penetrate deeper and work better. Unlike the scrub you’re using at home, professional-level exfoliating products can target deep layers of skin and remove more dead cells. They’re usually chemical exfoliators, which use acids or enzymes to break the bonds between skin cells and remove them (scrubs only target the skin’s surface). Estheticians are able to use these stronger products safely to give you better results. IT IS NEVER SAFE NOR A GOOD IDEA to use strong exfoliators on your skin at home,  like harsh beaded exfoliators or chemical peels containing strong percentages of  alpha or beta hydroxy acids, without the guidance of a licensed esthetic professional.  Doing so could result in further damaging your skin, creating more hyperpigmentation or even scarring.

4. Getting a Facial Is a Good Way to Learn About Your Skin

A professional, licensed medical esthetician will be able to look at your skin and see things you can’t see just from looking in the mirror, like whether you’re using the right products or if they’re actually doing what you want them to. ALMOST ALL SKIN CARE CONSUMERS ARE USING THE WRONG PRODUCT FOR THIER SKIN. AND this can be for several different reasons.The expert advice on the right at home skincare plus the correct facial procedure  target YOUR specific skincare issue is a valuable part of the facial experience.

It’s like having a mechanic peek under the hood of your car.

They’re also able to give you advice you can use after you’ve gone home. Through product recommendations and advice, they’re “able to address both short and long-term concerns.

5. Professionals Have Better Tools

Just like estheticians and dermatologists are using better products during a facial, they also have better tools at their disposal to really improve your skin. At DE LA BELLE we use a variety of LED lights, radio frequency, electric current, ultrasound, mechanical dermabrasion,  microneedling etc. during our facial procedures.

These are professional-use only devices that help to improve skin from the inside out. The biggest difference between what’s offered at a spa and De La Belle Wellness  is the intensity of these types of tools. While not all facials include high-level therapies, they’re becoming more standard and only serve to offer better results.

6. Facials can be extremely relaxing– At de la belle, while our facials are more medically driven, we don’t want you think you’ll miss out on taking some much needed time to yourself to RELAX! Our goal at de la belle is to ensure wellness and beauty from the inside-out! Creating a relaxing environment, ensuring your safety and comfort and allowing you to de-stress while receiving a medical grade treatment for positive long-lasting results is what we strive for in every facial we perform.