• Dr. Jim English

THE FACE OFF... Professional vs. Home Facials

You may think that a facial is something you should have only as a luxury or every once in a while. The truth is that regular facials are important for your skin and has a positive benefit on both your physical and mental well-being.


Professional versus home facials

With all the information available on the Internet it seems like it’s easy to give yourself a facial at home. However, having a professional facial is a monthly must. It gives you the chance to work with a skin care specialist. A skin care specialist can evaluate your skin, point out problem areas and advise you on the best treatment options for improvement. Approach at-home facials with caution. Over-exfoliating can be detrimental to your skin and actually do more harm than good. Harsh ingredients can cause irritation or sensitivities. We recommend professional facials and at-home skin care maintenance.


What is included in a facial?

A facial is more than just a few cucumbers on your eyes and some moisturizing cream on your face. A good facial will include a skin analysis to determine the most efficacious products to use. Cleanse, tone, 20-30 minutes of facial massage to stimulate blood flow, followed by a masque and appropriate products applied. Facials paired with Microdermabrasion treatments show optimum results.


Why you need regular facials

Your face is the one area of your body that is almost always exposed to the outside elements including wind, sun, and cold. In order to keep your face looking young and jubilant, you need to take care of your face. Stimulation and exfoliation is a must when getting a facial. By having a facial every 30 days your skin will show the benefits of youth, vitality, and with psychological effects of improved self -esteem.


Anti-aging effects

Regular facials can help your over the counter anti-aging products work better. The reason for this is that regular facials help to relax the muscles and tone your face. Facials improve elasticity, soften facial lines and brighten the skin.


Various types of facials

There are various types of facials that you can get. Problematic skin requires deep cleansing, but there are special products for those who have sensitive skin problems. Facial masks will help to unclog your pores and clear up your skin and have anti-aging benefits to it.


How often should I get a facial?

Facials are beneficial at least once every thirty days. You do not want to do them too often because that can have an opposite effect on the skin, but once a month will keep your skin looking its best. Then, when you are at home, or in between facials, it is very important to take care of your skin by treating your face, moisturizing it daily, and adding a broad spectrum SPF 30 to your daily routine. If you have oily skin, make sure to find an oil free moisturizer and sunscreen.


Facials are best thought of as a regular part of your beauty and cleansing routine. Receiving regular professional facials is important for proper care of your face. Maintenance with at-home treatments will amplify your results. If you have a busy schedule, some of our patients schedule a facial every 6 weeks just as they do a hair salon appointment. It becomes a part of a healthy routine that your skin needs and deserves.


Ready for a facial? Call us at English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center at (501) 227-9556 for your appointment.

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Little Rock, AR 72205

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