Even people who don’t have particularly sensitive skin have been having a tough time this year. Between mask mandates and record temperatures being recorded—not to mention some pretty extreme winter weather as well—it’s been tough for every skin type out there. If you have a tendency to have dry skin, the winter heating gave you extra dry time. If you have oily skin or acne, you probably don’t love how much sunscreen you’ve had to be using. For anyone with a mixed skin type (which is most of us), it’s been hard to figure out which way is up. Should I use sunscreen to avoid wrinkles and save my complexion? Should I avoid certain creams because of mask-induced acne and clogged pores? It’s not easy to navigate.
The answers to these questions (and more) vary, depending on what type of sensitive skin you have. Nevertheless, whether you have dry skin, eczema, or just are itching for a little me-time, pretty much everyone could use an appointment for a facial treatment in 2021. Here are some reasons why you should be finding a great day spa for your next skin treatment.
Masks are coming off and skin is being exposed.
While it’s true that some federal and state agencies are returning to masking recommendations and mandates, many people are leaving those face coverings at home. That means that all your pores will be exposed to more environmental factors (like sunlight or moisture) than they have been since the beginning of the pandemic. If you have even slightly sensitive skin, you need a professional to give you a facial and recommend what types of peels, exfoliants, and cosmetics would be appropriate for your specific skin type. Don’t wait for a breakout due to new irritants on your skin. Before those triggers give you blackheads, get your skin treated, and you can avoid them altogether.
Your face deserves the love your dermatologist would recommend.
Your dermatologist (if you have one) wouldn’t want you to be using cheap creams and lotions with questionable fragrances. You should be using skin care products that your skin deserves, and spa services can get you that. Don’t make any rash decisions at your local pharmacy; buy a lotion or serum that’s right for you. Your skin is your largest organ, and you need to care for any skin concerns as you would any other medical health concern. Going in for a facial treatment every once in a while is a great way to care for your skin, and a pro will be able to recognize any skin conditions you may have and tell you what to ask a dermatologist when you see one.
There’s a fine line between stress and relaxation.
Life is full of irritants, and sometimes we just need a break from it all. Honestly, this is enough of a reason to take a morning and get a facial treatment. If you’ve been itching for an excuse to go have a professional pamper you, here’s the permission to do so. When you care for yourself, you’re actually caring for everyone in your life because you’ll have more energy to be there for them. Plus, looking forward to spa services can be like a ray of sunlight in your life—it makes the whole week better. Before you start seeing red, take the afternoon off for a breather. Peel away those layers of stress and frustration. Not only will your skin thank you, but your whole world will also look a little brighter.
It’s been a long, hard few years and we could all use a little skin care and fun. The best way to get yourself the care you need and improve your quality of life is to invest in this type of wellness treatment.