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Facials - Different Types of Facials

A facial is a good way to soothe the nerves as the face goes through the cleansing, nourishing and toning regime. Facials improve blood circulation, tightens up face muscles, detoxifies and tones up, removes dead cells and provides nourishment for the face. Facials make you feel luxurious and are especially great in the winter.

Youthful teenage skin does not require a facial though. A deep cleansing regime is advised in order to avoid acne and pimples. In the case of regulars, the ideal frequency could be once a month facial, or twice, if one if one is undergoing treatment for pimples. Different facials are designed for various skin types and lifestyles, using a blend of creams, lotions, packs and oils.

One of the regular and popular do is the herbal facial where exotic herbs, saffron and other ingredients are used.

Aroma facials use diverse oils such as peppermint, lemon, tea tree, and lavender. The facial helps in conditions of scars, pigmentation and dark circles around eyes.

Special facials - gold and pearl containing pure metal gels provide instant glow and are recommended for brides-to-be.

Non-surgical face-lift is one of the `look younger' facials that employ ayurvedic herbs and laser therapy to tone the facial muscles and sagging skin.

Superficial facials may make you feel as if you've been pampered, but there has been no permanent change in your skin.

Different types of facials:

There are different types of facials. Some of these are as:-

  • Normal facials: These are a simple cleanse, steam and massage affair. They're the best option for normal skin that isn't prone to acne. The main difference between these facials and a clean up is that the skin is massaged for a longer period of time in a facial.
  • AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) facials: AHA acids are known for their anti-aging effects. These facials use creams formulated with AHAs, which help the skin look smoother and healthier. They are also recommended for people who have pigmented skin, and are prone to wrinkling easily.
  • Acne Facials: A treatment for those who suffer with troubled skin; particularly effective on teenage and adult acne. After cleansing this treatment begins with enzyme or glycolic acid exfoliation and a warm vapor mist, followed by extensive manual deep pore extractions, electric disencrustation and a skin-calming, anti-bacterial masque. This facial should be performed at regular, two-week intervals until problem clears.

Below are a few simple face exercise that help relax tense muscles, release stress and improve circulation.

  • The Great Rub: Place the index and middle fingers of both hands in the middle of your forehead. Rub your forehead by making small circles with your fingers. - Move your fingers across your brow and to your temples, pausing there to give them a gentle massage. This is an area where we hold stress and tension that can often lead to headaches.
  • Eye socket massage: Take your index and middle fingers of each hand and place them on either side of your nose just below the bridge. Rub your fingers up to the bridge of your nose and along your eyebrows. It helps in relaxes the eyes and surrounding areas, and relieves stress and tension.
  • Clenched smile: Grit your teeth and open your lips as wide as they will go. Feel your lips, cheeks, chin and neck stretch to their limit. Hold.and release. Repeat. Benefits: Increases circulation, relaxes faces muscles, relieving stress and tension.