Could a facial be... self-care? Science says yes. This isn’t just an excuse to tell your husband, either, although if that’s your method, we won’t tell. There are proven psychological benefits from taking care of your skin. Even more so, what you put on your skin may be as important as what you put in your body. October is National Emotional Wellness Month, which is the perfect opportunity for you to focus on your skin, while also dealing with what’s beneath the skin. Here are four emotional benefits of getting a facial.
Ever heard of psychodermatology? Yeah, us either, but our much cooler European friends have been studying it for years. Here’s the catch-22, skin problems affect our stress and emotional state, and our psychological issues cause skin problems. Sounds like an endless cycle of breakouts, stress eating and tears.
Skin problems can be extremely distressing, as many of us can relate to. Acne or eczema can flare up unpredictably, and on top of that, we can’t hide it from our peers. Skin problems also have a habit of popping up before a big event, such as a job interview or important social gathering, which can completely throw off our confidence. This prompts intense distress. There is a definite link between the skin and our psychological state. On the other hand, taking care of your skin can help improve emotional issues or at least start to address them.
A facial is an experience. The atmosphere is serene, causing you to use your senses and be present in the moment. It is a chance to forget about your stress and focus on the feeling and scents of the experience. This increase in mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and depression, while helping the brain to process emotions in a more controlled way.
When you put your well-being as your top priority and indulge in self-care, it produces positive feelings, building self-love, self-confidence and self-esteem. Taking care of yourself makes you more well-equipped to help others. According to HelloGiggles, a 2000 study found adults over 65 who practiced self-care showed signs of improved health and decreased Medicare spending.
Feel Heard Without Judgement
Every girl knows that the walls of her skin rejuvenation center are sacred. This is the place where you can take off your makeup, acne scars and all, and release about your skin, and/or emotional problems. You can vent about your skin problems without facing judgement and receive an actual solution for it.
Usually, a facial isn’t just a solution to the acne or uneven skin itself, it’s a solution to the embarrassment or anxiety it causes. Our aestheticians don’t just treat the skin; they’re also treating the emotions linked to it. Feel free to call us at 913-317-9386 or schedule a complimentary consultation.