Facials have been used by used by men and women all over the world since times immemorial, in order to enhance their facial beauty and youth. Owing to the advance of technology, we seem to be living in a golden age where highly trained beauty professionals are working 24X7 to bless our skin with facials like never before. Whatever be your need from anti-ageing to anti-tanning, there is a facial for you. Here are the top facials to look out for.
This facial treatment is a combination of two different procedures. It starts with a lymphatic massage which involves a series of gentle stroking aimed at enhancing the natural drainage of the lymph glands. This is followed by a contouring massage, which although is more intense than the first procedure, helps in a reduction of wrinkles and signs of aging. It also helps minimise the size of open pores and improves the skin tone to give an even smooth look.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Popularly known as the Vampire Facial, this facial treatment was the talk of the town a few years back thanks to Kim Kardashian West, who had taken it back in 2013. This treatment makes use of the platelets drawn the person’s own body, which are injected into the face, promising a youthful look and slower aging. Although a numbing agent is applied, this procedure, which is seen to be moderately painful, has indeed shown quite promising results which makes it a popular choice among celebs.
Microdermabrasion with Hyaluronic Acid Infusion
This noninvasive and painless procedure offers a deep exfoliation of the facial skin, thereby reducing skin deep darker spots and pigments, promoting a healthy growth of the skin. This is followed by an infusion of hyaluronic acid which provides the skin the deep nourishing hydration that is required to keep it healthy and smooth. This facial is used to remove dark spots, acne marks, pigmentation and even fine wrinkles. It also helps in achieving a smooth and glowing skin while evening out the skin tone, by reducing darker spots. It is excellent for those who are suffering from stubborn spots, certain levels of scars and even hyperpigmentation.
Fire & Ice Red Carpet Facial
Popular with Hollywood celebrities such as Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow etc, this facial seems to be Hollywood’s favourite facial treatment for an instantly smooth glowing skin. It makes use of an intensive resurfacing masque which produces the heat which is necessary for increasing the blood flow to the target area which improves the circulation of blood to the face, thereby removing any impurities and harmful toxins from the skin. Its effect is not just on the surface of the skin as this treatment helps draw out the dirt from the clogged pores. The ‘heat’ is followed by the cold treatment using ice or cold water to remove any inflammation and soothe the skin. This results in clean, smooth skin.
Oxygen Infused Facial
Extremely popular with Hollywood celebrities, this facial makes use of state-of-the-art oxygen technology which offers excellent anti-ageing properties by smoothening out wrinkles and fine lines. It is also excellent for a radiant youthful look as it can give the skin intense hydration and nourishment/. It helps even out the skin tone and removes blemishes and age damage.
A research by Northeastern University 东北大学 is aiming to mimic the human skin, by making use of squid ink which can successfully help reduce the effects of aging. With the help of technology facials are constantly trying to outdo the best and help you retain youthfulness.