To those who don’t have them on a regular basis, spa facials may be perceived as luxury items. Facial neophytes may view them as “special treats” or “occasional indulgences,” possibly due to time, budget or overall misconceptions about the objectives of a good medical spa facial.
Those in the industry, including the skilled aestheticians at Ecobeautica Wellness Center in Brooklyn, New York, have a different perspective. As experts well-versed in how professional facials can improve your complexion and address specific skin concerns on a micro level, they also recognize how they can nourish mind, body and spirit in the bigger picture. They view facials as “must-have,” as opposed to “might-have,” components of a healthy skincare regimen.
Which makes the best time to have a facial right now, whether you have individual skin conditions you’d like to address or are simply looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
How can facials help?
Like a multi-purpose cleaner for your kitchen, facials can address a variety of skin-related ailments including:
- Clogged pores or blackheads
- Rough or dry skin
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Oily, unmanageable skin
- Sun damage
- Dry or uneven skin
Who should consider a facial?
An equal-opportunity skincare treatment, facials are for men and women of all ages and skin tones. People in their 20s and 30s who believe they’re too young to have age-related skin conditions may actually be among the best candidates due to spending too much time in the sun, consuming alcohol, getting inadequate sleep, being stressed out, and eating a less-than-well balanced diet. It’s never too early – or too late – to start taking care of your skin.
What’s the first step?
As anyone writing a term paper knows, research is key. Or as Dragnet’s Sgt. Joe Friday would say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” After conducting a thorough analysis of your skin, Ecobeautica’s trained technicians will speak with you to determine any underlying lifestyle or environmental factors that may also be contributing to your personal skin scenario. Only after this two-pronged approach can they customize a facial to best suit your unique needs.
What does the process involve?
Because a facial should be customized to each individual, there shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. That said, here are some common elements that every good spa facial should include:
- Cleansing to remove any dirt or makeup and prepare the skin for the next steps
- Toning to rebalance the skin and make it a neutral base to work with
- Exfoliating to remove any useless dead skin cells and reveal the new ones beneath
- Moisturizing to replenish the skin’s natural hydration
- Repairing the skin with vitamins and nutrients
What’s in it for me?
Minimized fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and/or acne scars. A more even skin tone. Clear, unclogged pores. Nourished, vibrant and younger-looking skin. The list goes on and on, but the bottom line is that your skin will look terrific and you’ll feel even better. (And that’s not even including the well-deserved relaxation time that will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day!)
There’s no better time for a facial than right now. Schedule yours at Ecobeautica Wellness Center by calling 718/382-9200 or visiting their full-service medical spa at 2158 Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn.