20 September, 2010

Skin: How often should one get a facial done?

A facial is a good regime to follow at regular intervals if you want to rejuvenate and replenish your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin to promote clear, well-hydrated skin. But how often is too often? Let our experts guide you to ascertain at what intervals should you get a facial done.

The belief:

Facials should be done once a month.

The fact:

With the rise in pollution and stress factors, skin doesn’t get a chance to rejuvenate on it’s own. Daily face wash is not good enough to clear the pores from dirt and grime. Moreover stress and lifestyle related skin conditions like blackheads and white heads need to be cleaned by a trained esthetician from time to time to get a better skin. This is when facials come to the rescue. Regular facials keep the skin in good condition and promotes growth of new skin cells which in turn give you a youthful glow. But how often should one indulge in facials. Too many facials can cause skin rashes and breakouts. Wrong products applied can also cause damage to the skin. Over exfoliation of the skin can cause redenning and bruising of the skin. Our experts tell you what is right.

Berzin Irani, renowned independent make up artist suggests:

Facials should be done once in every two months. Due to the high pollution levels in our cities, facials need to be done regularly to cleanse the pores which are not done with daily face wash or soap.

Too many facials or over exfoliation can dry your skin so go for them at regular intervals in a span of six to eight weeks.

Shirin Merchant, owner of Kut and Make salon, Mumbai suggests:

Facials can be done once a month. Skin cells resurface every 28 to 30 days and sloughing off the dead cells while helping the new ones remain fresh and plump is the key to that natural glow. Facials help to remove dirt, grime and dead cells.

If you have acne or a lot of blackheads or whiteheads that need to be cleared out, then once every two to three weeks should be followed until your skin’s condition has improved. Otherwise every four to six weeks is ideal.

Home mini-facials can be given every week. Give your face a massage with good cream and end it with a good natural face pack. You can exfoliate on alternate weeks when you give yourself a home facial.
The verdict:

The experts are unanimous in their opinion that facials should be done once a month or once every two months and not in quick weekly successions. Too much facial can harm your skin. Make it dry and problem laced.

Parimita Chakravorty

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