Three Reasons You Need a Facial

If you’re like most guys, the idea of getting a facial isn’t something you spend a lot of time thinking about. After all, you don’t have time to go to a salon, pad around in spa slippers, lay back and listen to tranquil music, and sip cucumber water. But if your face could talk, there’s a good chance it would give you a lecture about skincare and all the abuse you put it through. Think shaving, sun exposure and lack of sunscreen, your manly pores and excess skin oils.

mens-facial-des-moines-iowaBefore you discount the whole spa/salon experience as a waste of time, consider these three reasons you need a facial:

1. Men Naturally Produce More Skin Oils
For all the fuss ladies make about skincare, men don’t pay nearly enough attention. In fact, most men naturally produce more skin oil than women because of higher testosterone levels. Without keeping your face clean, oily skin can lead to clogged pores and acne. Our experienced estheticians can identify your skin type, remove dirt and oil from pores, and help hydrate and moisturize your skin.

2. Shaving Damages Your Skin
Unless you’re sporting the mountain-man look, you probably shave daily, or at least periodically. Old-school shaving techniques of dragging a razor across your face, under your chin, and down your neck can cause razor bun, irritate your skin, and leave you with red, bumpy skin. Electric razors aren’t much better. Fortunately, a facial can soothe irritated skin, repair the damage from razor burn, and make shaving easier with smoother, healthier skin.

3. Expert Advice on Skincare Won’t Hurt a Bit
Let’s face it. Most guys don’t spend a lot of time thinking about skincare. And not many dudes are attending those in-home parties to buy face cream and moisturizer. However, you could learn a lot about taking care of your skin at your next facial appointment with one of our licensed estheticians. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions about how to take better care of your skin, use moisturizer and sunscreen, and keep your pores clean. Without your peanut gallery of guy friends making wisecracks, you might actually learn something.

Ready for a facial? Our services include the Revitalizing Mini Facial, Men’s Corrective Facial, De-Stressing Spa Facial, and even a Back Facial. (Spa slippers, tranquil music, and cucumber water optional).