How Do Facials Work?

how do facials work?

How do facials work, and which facial is right for your skin? It really depends. As you know, skin peels work by damaging the top-most surface of your skin. This might sound unpleasant, but it’s actually how most good things work. For example, lifting heavy weights builds muscle by damaging your muscle fibres. Similarly, microdermabrasion that’s performed correctly and safely rejuvenates and strengthens your skin.

How Do Facials Work? It’s Based On An Important Biological Principle

This principle works based on the same principles of all biological organisms. It’s all about how a little hurt can help.  It’s simply this: just the right amount of stress, no more and no less, will boost our system’s defences and ultimately help us grow stronger and healthier. It doesn’t have to really cause any damage, just enough to stimulate your body to take action. When you stress your skin a little, it works hard to repair itself and overcompensates. It flourishes.

It’s the same principle that is in play when we work out. It’s the same principle in play if we go on a juice fast. And it’s the same principle in play when we do a yoga class. Just the right amount of stress stimulates our body to repair itself. Exposure to a little hurt makes your muscles, your immune system, and your skin better, stronger and healthier than before. It’s why Image Peels are so popular. A little hurt can help.

So, how do Facials work? When you use the right peel, two things happen. Firstly, you remove that surface layer, which stimulates your body to produce stronger, healthier skin in its place. But there’s also a brief window of time in which your skin is now vulnerable. Normally this would be bad.  Your skin’s job is to work as a defence barrier against harmful outside influences. But with the right setup in place (such as we have in our skin clinic), you can infuse your skin with antioxidants, nourishing vitamins and other incredibly potent ingredients. There are also chemical peels available that can do the job for you at home, though proper care is required.

Not Convinced?

We don’t blame you if you’re uncertain. Let’s face it; there are so many claims being made these days. And why would anyone voluntarily do something that involves the word hurt? Well, you might feel a good facial afterwards. But we promise it’s worth it. It’s like that feeling you get after working out (not too much, mind). You know you’ve done something good. If you’re considering getting a facial in Cork but you’re unsure, feel free to give us a call on 021 429 1090. You can also arrange an online consultation to get a better sense of how it works and whether it’s suitable for your skin type.