The Pros and Cons of Oxygenating Facials
The oxygenating facial is a decade-long skincare craze. Celebrities like Madonna and Katy Perry can’t get enough of the oxygenating facial. Beauty magazines say it’s an essential for photoshoots, trips down the red carpet, and to plump up skin after a dehydrating first-class flight.
But is it for the rest of us? That’s for you to decide.
What is an oxygenating facial?
The oxygenating facial is a non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure, often done in a clinical environment. The treatment starts with cleaning and exfoliation. Next, a suitable serum is chosen for your skin type, and sprayed on your face and neck. Then, with a device that looks like a makeup artist’s airbrush gun, pressurized oxygen is infused into your skin.
The serum contains hyaluronic acid, an anti-aging ingredient known to increase skin elasticity. Devotees of the oxygenating facial believe the oxygen infusion helps your skin better absorb the rejuvenating serum.
The pros and cons of oxygenating facials
What works for Madonna may not be what you need to maintain a glowing complexion. Instead, use the pros and cons list below to help you decide if the oxygenating facial is something you’d like to try.
The benefits of oxygenating facials are:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines due to increased skin hydration.
- Brightened skin tone and a pleasantly plumped-up face.
- Smoothed-out skin that’s ready for primping—fans say that makeup goes on like a ‘second skin’ after an oxygenating facial.
- A lack of immediate post-treatment side effects like redness or sensitivity.
The cons of oxygenating facials are:
- Short-term and temporary results, lasting about 4-7 days.
- These facials can seem more clinical than relaxing, especially if you’re at the dermatologist’s office.
- The high price—the cost of an oxygenating facial starts at $135.
Oxygenating facials won’t replace a regular beauty routine of getting your beauty sleep, choosing healthy skin care products, and taking care of yourself with exercise, good food, and stress-busting massage therapy.
But if you’d like to try one, we recommend being strategic about it. Save this treatment for before a big event like your wedding, a work function where you’re on centre stage, your high-school reunion, or a walk down the red carpet at your local film festival.
Though it’s fun to read about celebrity news and the latest trends in looking good, feeling good is even better.
We can help you with that. If you’d like to have a tried-and-true spa experience that leaves you looking good and feeling good, give us a call to book a rejuvenating facial and a relaxing massage.
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