1) Improve your skin texture
If you’re trying to be taken seriously at work or looking to attract a date, having smooth skin can go a long way toward making that happen. This is especially true if you want your skin to look shiny, which is something men are often told they should aim for. Contrary to what we hear from men’s magazines, though, nice skin has more of a matte finish than an oily sheen—and it’s actually quite natural for men’s faces to have some texture and imperfections! There are many reasons why men shouldn’t be afraid of facials.
2) Reduce breakouts
A good facial can help keep pores clear and skin hydrated, which helps reduce breakouts. Even more important is getting rid of any lingering bacteria from your skin that isn’t getting killed by whatever topical treatments you use (yes, even if you wash your face religiously). A proper facial will also help balance out your skin’s oil production so it doesn’t get too dry or too oily. And as an added bonus, facials can make you feel relaxed and stress-free—which are things we could all benefit from every now and then. You don’t have to be a lady to take advantage of spa treatments; men deserve to be pampered just as much as women do!
3) Brighten dark spots
A clogged pore can leave a dark spot in its wake, but getting rid of them can be tricky. You can do a DIY facial by mixing lemon juice with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar to get rid of dark spots and even out your skin tone. The acetic acid will help dissolve dead skin cells while boosting circulation to brighten your complexion. You should do a 10-minute treatment, leaving it on until it dries before rinsing it off with water. You may experience slight redness as a result, but that should dissipate quickly. This treatment works best if you do it everyday or every other day until you see results.
4) Reduce redness on your face
Your face has a lot more vessels and nerves than your neck and chest, making it more sensitive to irritation. This can be caused by everything from shaving to windburn. A facial can target these areas. Maybe try a facial like peels, masks, steamers, microdermabrasion or chemical exfoliation that won’t cause redness or burning sensations. If you have sensitivity issues on your face and don’t know why (or how to fix it), schedule an appointment with a facialist—they know what causes redness and can help reduce it without irritating your skin further. It’s definitely worth skipping a few lattes for!
5) Remove dirt, oils, and debris
Regular exfoliation of dirt, oils, and debris from your face can be key to having clear skin. You see, each day there is some amount of oil that is secreted onto your skin. Over time, these oils clog pores, which can lead to acne. Exfoliating removes dirt and dead skin cells that may otherwise cause irritation, making you less prone to zits and breakouts down the road.