It’s that time of year when scary stories fill the air, and perhaps there’s nothing more frightening than tales of botched beauty treatments. You may be haunted by stories from years past of bad facial procedures or mummy wraps gone wrong. Like a ghost story, these terrifying tales are probably exaggerations or stories passed on by “a friend of a friend”. We’re here to put a stop to the superstitions and dish out the truth to these three scary facial myths.
Myth 1: Facials and Peels Leave Your Skin Red and Irritated
Often you hear horror stories of brides going for a facial only to discover the dreadful result – a red face on their wedding day, and not the good blushing-bride kind. While there are certain types of chemical peels that can leave your face red for weeks on end, there are gentle, yet effective peels that require no recovery time. And peels aren’t your only facial treatment option. Consult with your esthetician and find the right facial treatment for your skin type! Even for sensitive skin, there’s a facial that can help you look your best on that big day!
Myth 2: Facials Are Painful
Some people say facials are a hair-raising experience, and not from delight, but fright! They say they’ll leave you howling in pain, but nothing could be further from the truth! Estheticians aren’t surrounding you with Zen gardens and blissful music just to give you a startling spa session full of screams. In fact, your esthetician will do everything in their power to give you the most relaxing, calming experience possible. That means rather than gripping the treatment bed and gritting your teeth together, you’ll probably just end up falling asleep! Yes, the best facial sessions are marked not by a scream, but by a snore.
Myth 3: Facials Are Pointless
We’ve heard some grim myths, but the ghastliest one is that facials are pointless. This grave notion comes from the thought that you should see immediate results from a facial, and if you don’t, it’s not working. As we’ve discussed in how long the results of a facial last, while facials do have immediate benefits, the best facial results come from a series of treatments as recommended by your esthetician. In addition to helping address your specific skin care concerns, the increased hydration offered by regular facials is great to keep any skin type looking fit well into the future.
Don’t fall for tricky facial myths! Treat yourself to a sweet facial this season and you’ll soon “Sea the Difference”!