How do professional facials actually improve your skin?

Facials can be a luxurious, relaxing experience, but do they work? Cityscape peels back the layers to get to the details. The short answer is yes, but it totally depends on what type of facial you choose to have.

Think of facials as exercise – the type you go for depends on the result you want. You can choose to do yoga, a gentle walk, a high-intensity run or a mountain hike. In the same way, you can choose your facial type for a particular result. ‘Fluffy’ facials that simply exfoliate and nourish the skin while you relax are kind of like going for a leisurely walk, while professional-strength peels are the equivalent of a gym class to give you visible results. On top of this, you have advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion, IPL, Dermapen microneedling, laser and LED for targeted skin results – just like a hardcore workout, these treatments are what will achieve the dramatic results.

Game-Changing Facials

Ginger&Me’s advanced facials include ten different treatment options to target individual skin concerns. Each of the masks and peels combine potent yet gentle active ingredients with intensive hydrating, soothing, brightening and detoxifying actions. A tailored Ginger&Me Clinical facial using a gentle peel and clinical mask will work to revitalise the complexion with fruit acids, botanical extracts, antioxidants, omegas, vitamins and peptides, focusing on skin recovery, repair and anti-ageing.

Skin Goal Secret Weapon

If you’re wanting to take a step up from a facial, O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Planning peels are your secret weapon to achieving your skin goals. These bespoke peels come in six different levels, from an entry-level to refresh the skin and boost hydration, through to medium-strength peels using retinol and enzymes to improve sun damage, to an advanced Alpha-Beta Peel using concentrated alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and lactic acid to resurface the skin and target signs of ageing. The goal is to return skin to optimum function, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Translation: Incredible results you can actually see.

A nice relaxing facial is always going to be a good time. We certainly don’t sniff at lying back and being pampered, but if you want real change and visible improvement along with your Zen time, you need to be choosing clinics that use products with potent doses of active ingredients from modern skin brands. More often than not, results-driven treatments also include elements that you can’t do yourself at home, think microneedling and clinical-grade peels. A high-level facial in a skin clinic can work to treat acne, uneven skin tone, redness, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles for a brighter, younger-looking complexion.

If you’re unsure about which treatments and clinics will get you a step closer to glowing skin, Probeauty has done the hard work for you. As a leading supplier for the professional beauty industry in New Zealand for more than 20 years, Probeauty knows skin and is committed to sharing the game-changing power of skin science and advanced treatments. The new online hub is a go-to for all things active skincare, and a destination to search out the best skin and beauty clinics throughout the country. Simply search the Probeauty online directory to find your nearest professional skin clinic.