Are Facials Truly Necessary?


Women love being pampered. No, it’s not absolutely necessary to sit in a room with the sounds of trickling water and Enya playing in the background with cucumber slices on our eyes, but who doesn’t love that whole deal?

Spa treatments are pricey, but they’re often recommended. A facial each and every month is the recommended frequency. Facials are meant to purge your pores and clean out your skin better than your own skincare routine possibly can.

With the constant makeup application, and our active lifestyles, this sounds like an absolutely necessary process. But is it really? Post-facial, your skin breaks out, and sometimes, you can suffer from scars and bruising: remnants of the painful extraction process.

I currently have a bruise on the tip of my nose from such processes, and I’m not particularly pleased with this. Some women may argue that simply using good products throughout the year is enough to keep your skin deep cleaned.

Many of these women are also the women who hate the extractions. However, the truth of the matter is, no matter how pricey your products are, or how well you clean your skin on your own, your pores are truly not purged unless you undergo extractions.

Extractions can be done in your own home, of course, with the help of extraction tools that you can purchase from any drugstore, but there are some pesky plugged pores that we can’t reach on our own.

An outside view underneath a heavily magnified viewfinder is the only way to perfectly purge our skin. Although the process is painful, and pricey, I personally feel as if facials are a blessing.

What do you guys think? Would you be okay with getting regular facials, or are you just willing to do the dirty work yourself?

Ally Batista | Elite.

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