Can Men Get Facials? The Top 3 Benefits of Facials for Men
Yes, men can get facials. Many do, probably even one or two of your mates. Your step dad looking more like your step brother these days? Definitely getting facials. And why not? Without a second thought, we brush our teeth twice a day and wash our hair religiously. So why should the skin most exposed to the elements not get a little regular tlc as well?
The term ‘facial’ has been used in the beauty industry for a long time and covers a broad range of treatments – peels, microdermabrasion, enzyme treatments (the list goes on). Not only is it difficult for men to figure out where to begin, they first have to get over the misleading stereotype that facials are only for women.
Our faces cop a battering on a daily basis, regardless of gender. Hot showers, icy winds, sunburns, ill-advised skincare. And, of course, the big one – stress. Our skin is always the first to show what’s going on beneath the surface. Despite this, our faces don’t get anywhere near the attention they deserve.
In this blog, I’m going to give you three great benefits of facials for men and how often you should be getting them.
Firstly, what is a facial?
The best way to describe a facial is by illustrating why they’re needed. As we age, our skin’s ‘shedding process’ slows down. Remember when you were ten years old and you had the smoothest, softest skin? This was due to the turnover of skin cells – it was rapid! As we get older, this process, known as cellular turnover, slows down and our skin begins to look dehydrated, withered and dull. Those years under the sun playing sport and lazing at the beach start to show themselves in fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots (known as pigmentation). Essentially, a facial gives our skin a bit of a kick to work the way it used to when we were younger.
How often should men get facials?
Facials are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. They are specific to the individual, addressing their particular skin conditions, from pigmentation to acne and everything in between. It makes sense, therefore, that the regularity of facials also depends on the individual.
Depending on your skin concerns, a man may get a facial weekly, fortnightly or monthly. We also take into account budget and time restraints, as there’s no point setting a schedule that you simply can’t maintain.
Depending on the type of facial you get, you might be able to walk straight out of our clinic and carry on with your day without any downtime. Long gone are the bad old days of aggressive facial treatments. These days, we understand better than ever that many skin conditions respond better to slow and steady treatments.
Because of the tailored nature of facials, VC Dermal Clinics always recommends booking in for a thorough skin consultation prior to any treatment so we can determine your needs, budget and time constraints. Using a special tool, your skin specialist will be able to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your face and tailor a package specific to you.
3 Benefits of Facials for Men
Too often, this is confused with vanity. Confidence allows us to be the best version of ourselves. The most common benefit we hear from guys who get facials is the level of confidence they feel. Knowing their face is in the best condition possible encourages them to lead a healthier lifestyle, whether that’s eating healthier, exercising more or –hopefully – both.
Looking young for your age
When we’re young, we want to look older. When we’re older, we want to look young. It’s a truth that will stand the test of time. Fortunately, looking younger than our age would suggest is definitely possible with a professional facial.
It feels like our lives have never been more hectic, and with the constant stimulation of social media, it can feel impossible to actually find some quality time to ourselves without the world intruding. Enter the facial. Not only are you providing some much needed rejuvenation for your skin, you’re also providing some much needed rejuvenation for your soul. Lie back, relax, go to your happy place, and let the brilliant dermal therapists at our clinics take years off your face.
If you’re interested in learning more, whether it’s concerning acne, pigmentation, irritated or aged skin, click here and we’ll get you on the path to healthier, younger skin.
Yours in Beauty,
Victoria Chakkour xxoo