Most people who get a facial at the spa don’t do so because they know about the scientifically substantial health benefits of a few hours of pampering. They go because they need some time to unwind. When they are finished with their facial, they want to feel refreshed. But luckily for them, those benefits do exist, and they’re worth talking about. Here are three amazing benefits of getting a facial.
1. They really do relieve stress
It can be easy to speculate something relieves stress when actually there is little scientific evidence to back it up. For instance, going to the movies to watch an action thriller may not be the release you think it is. When it comes to facials, though, the procedure lives up to its billing. Ushma S. Neill wrote this fascinating article for the National Institute of Health in which she interviewed several dermatologists and skin care professionals. One of them said, of facials, “The stress of daily life shows up in your skin, so taking an hour to relax and focus on yourself will help you physically and emotionally…There is no way to underestimate the power of a little rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.”
There is a subtle but important difference between stress and tension. It is not as easy to detect tension that rests in your face than it is to find tension in, say, your shoulders or back. But it may be there. Facials can help us relieve that tension. As this article from Psychology Todaypoints out, facial tension can lead to negative feelings. Furrowed brows and tightened jaws send signals to the brain that we are not happy. Facials can leave us feeling lighter, happier, and sending positive messages to the ol’ noggin.
Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be relied on as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult your physician before starting any exercise or dietary program or taking any other action respecting your health. In case of a medical emergency, call 911.