It’s a common misconception that skincare treatments, like facials, are only tailored for the female population. However, the average male’s attitude to skincare is significantly changing, and it’s with good reason.
Firstly, our skin is the largest organ of the human body and essentially, our first line of defence. Therefore, it’s vitally important that we take care of it, regardless of our gender. Yet, men often have the mindset that they don’t need to pay as much attention to their skin because their skin is tougher, so doesn’t require as much care.
This couldn’t be further from the truth, though. Men have specific skincare needs and concerns that differ to those of a female, but it doesn’t make a healthy skincare routine any less important. For example, males do have much thicker skin than women, but this equates to more oil, meaning the skin needs to be cleaned more often. Additionally, this also means that males require more collagen to prevent their skin from ageing.
Besides misunderstanding the importance of skincare, another issue that the majority of men face is finding a regular skincare routine that suits their needs and lifestyle. A lot of men regularly shave, which helps to cleanse the skin and slow the ageing process down to some extent. But this simply isn’t enough to keep your skin healthy.
A facial treatment for men, which involves a skincare treatment performed by a licensed professional, is a great way of keeping your skin fresh and protected.
Here are some of the main reasons why all men should aim to have at least four facial treatments each year.
Facials Provide a Much Deeper Clean
Through the use of cleaning techniques, such as exfoliation, massaging and steam, facialists can offer a much more thorough clean than what you can achieve in your bathroom.
To give more context, facials can be closely compared to washing your car. When you clean your car at home, you are likely to just use soap and water to freshen up the exterior. Whereas, visiting a skincare expert for a facial is like taking your car to a professional valeting company. You can be assured that they will use high-quality products and methods to provide your car with a deep clean, and the same applies to facials.
Safer Removal of Blackheads
One of the major things that make facials so effective is extractions, which is the process of manually removing harmful blackheads from the pores to clean the skin.
Squeezing spots at home doesn’t achieve the same results as extractions and can lead to scarring or long-term damage to the skin. Therefore, you should leave such treatments to professionals, who will take a greater amount of care when removing blackheads.
Book Your Facial Now
At Riverside Dental Spa, we offer a range of skincare treatments and products, including Obagi Blue Peel treatments, which can keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
To learn more about facials for men, book an appointment or contact our friendly team on 020 7091 0677.