However careful you are and however sophisticated your processes, shaving causes irritation to the skin. Razor burn, inflammation and even ingrown hairs can all be side effects of shaving and semi regular facials can make a real difference when it comes to soothing and smoothing the skin. Providing a deep cleanse as well as combining exfoliation, essential oils and moisturisers, the right facial can lead to a smoother shave and silkier skin as well as a considerably less painful shave. Don’t forget to follow up with daily skincare as well such as a regular moisturiser.
Do you work in the city? Perhaps you’re travelling on the Underground on a regular basis? Pollution does all kinds of damage to the skin, resulting in wrinkles, premature ageing and an unpleasant amount of grime that’s difficult to shift. A facial is your chance to give your skin a bit of a detox and counter some of those problems. They can provide a deep clean, dissolving the dead surface layers where any pollution will be trapped in pores, and also providing extra nourishment to soothe and revitalise.
If you play sports and spend a lot of time outdoors you may well enjoy an enviable tan courtesy of the great outdoors, but there’s a fine line between sun kissed and weather beaten. Whether you prefer a day on the golf course, football, rugby, tennis or any other outdoor activity that takes you fancy, sometimes the skin needs a little TLC to counter the wind, rain and sunshine, offering hydration after the drying effects of the weather.
On balance it is said that because of higher testosterone levels, men tend to produce more oil in their skin than women, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital told Men’s Health. That can clog pores and lead to spots and blackheads and with the right facial (courtesy of the right therapist), you can reduce shine, shrink pores and exfoliate skin to limit spots and counter the aesthetic effects of oil production. Equally, if you have dry skin this is also the chance to provide the right hydration for your skin.
A facial doesn’t actually have to stop with your face. The Amida Spas use the Aromatherapy Associates products combined with Alpha-H to deliver a 90-minute experience that has a wide reaching reputation for its excellence, because it provides a ‘facial’ for your back. Given the constricting effects of work shirts or sports clothing that trap city dirt on the skin, many people suffer with spots on their back as well as irritated skin, and this relaxing treatment can go some way to relieving that. Designed to de-clogg and de-stress, it includes a back massage aimed at improving circulation and releasing muscle tension, followed by an exfoliation and a mask, and completed with a moisturiser as well.