How Facials Benefit Your Skin

How a facial benefits your skin is an understandable question. After all, with all the skincare products available, you might wonder what you can get from a facial that you can’t do for yourself. Here, we’ll let you know what benefits you can expect from a facial with an esthetician that are hard to get on your own.

Facials offer an opportunity to learn more about your skin type

One of the biggest benefits of a facial is getting the opportunity to talk to a professional about your skin issues, skin routine, or go over the products that you use. An esthetician can accurately determine what your skin type is, as well as tell you what ingredients will work for you, and which to avoid.

Famous skincare professional, Renée Rouleau, classifies skin into 9 different skinstypes, and formulates a skin regime based on which type you fall into. Having a facial can help do the same for you. Sensitive, dry, combination, acne-prone, oily, and anti-aging can all come in various combinations that can be difficult to define.


Facials are a great way to destress and detox

A facial that includes a massage of the neck, face, and shoulders not only feels amazing and is a wonderful way to de-stress, but it stimulates circulation and lymph drainage. Youthful, healthy skin has quick cellular turnover, which is what keeps dead skin cells from accumulating on the surface.

The stimulation and microcirculation from a facial helps bring new nutrients to the skin at the cellular level. Your esthetician will use gentle massage and tools to encourage circulation and skin cell turnover.

Facials replenish moisture on a deeper level

Dry, dehydrated skin will begin to show wrinkles much sooner than hydrated skin. Estheticians have numerous methods of replenishing moisture and sealing it in.

For instance, our Yon-ka Hydralessence facial is an aromatic compress that uses seedwead and fruit extracts to restore moisture to the face and neck. The compress, full of essential oils, not only smells wonderful but also works to release blackheads and unclog pores! You can keep your skin looking plump and hydrated year-round by getting a moisturizing facial as soon as you see signs of dryness.

Facials give quick results when you need it

Maybe you have a special event coming up (wedding or reunion), or you want to look your best before traveling or seeing an old friend. So when you need results fast, a facial can quickly reduce eye puffiness,unclog pores, and give your skin a “glow” immediately after.

Extract and unclog pores when products won’t

Using steam is a gentle way of raising the temperature of the skin and softens the hardened oil in the pore. This makes it much easier for extraction and deep pore cleansing. If you’ve been dealing with clogged pores and blackheads, there is no more effective way to remove them than with manual removal (gentle squeezing) by a professional.They know what techniques and tools to use to minimize redness and damage to the skin.

Steam is also excellent for hydrating the skin as long as the moisture is sealed in with a cream afterwards, to prevent the moisture from evaporating.


So yes, there are plenty of ways that a professional facial can benefit your skin that’s hard to replicate at home, especially combined with the knowledge, tools, and products of a professional.

At P&H salon, we have a few different skin rejuvenation treatments, including microdermabrasion, skin peels, skin firming, and a whole lot more. See our services page for a list of our Yon-Ka facials and other skin treatments. If you’re seeking facials in Toronto, then give us a call or book an appointment with us online.