PUTTING YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD WITH MEN’S FACIAL TREATMENTS, a.k.a. MACIALS
Facials are for celebs, brides, and hormonal teens, right? Well, yeah, but they’re also for men who care about the health and long-term anti-aging benefits of maintaining clean, clear skin.
No matter what age or skin type, putting your skin care into the hands of a pro is not only the new standard for men’s grooming but also a powerful relaxation tool for guys whose days seem to run into nights and weekends.
And let’s face it, less stress means healthier, younger-looking skin! The experts at SiO have put together some helpful information to guide you on your facial journey.
Unlike facial treatments designed for our lady counterparts, male facials are developed to handle the skin care problems we all commonly face: ingrown hairs, flaky skin, razor burn, among others.
There are many different skin care treatments out there, but most male facials combine a detoxifying and purifying deep cleanse with a nice massage to get skin fresh and toned.
Men produce more oil. Typically, men have higher testosterone levels than women, which helps explain why men produce more oil.
When not cleaned properly, oil will clog your pores and can lead to blackheads, which can lead to pimples. Most estheticians will perform extractions during a facial, which is the very precise removal of oil and dirt that’s clogging pores.
Do this yourself at home and risk serious skin damage, but in the right hands, the result is clean, clear skin.
That said, just because men produce more oil doesn’t mean all men have oily skin. Part of the reason facials are so effective is that estheticians really understand your skin type and what it needs to see improvement.
It may seem pretty obvious, but here are some tips: for dry skin types, you’ll need a facial that leaves your skin hydrated and moisturized, but if your skin’s more oily or prone to breakouts, you will need a facial that decreases your shine, shrinks your pores, and exfoliates your skin.
THE SMOOTHER SHAVE
Whether it’s every day or every two weeks, the continuous dragging and scraping of a razor across your sensitive facial skin can cause irritation. Razor burn, inflammation, and irritation from shaving over pimples are also common consequences of shaving.
That’s why a good facial will help deep clean bumps and soothe irritated skin. The combination of exfoliation, essential oils, masks, and moisturizers that an esthetician applies during your session will often address shaving’s side effects and make your skin super smooth.
THE PROS HELP
According to the skin experts at SiO, estheticians use better, more effective products that aren’t sold over the counter. They can show you new techniques on how to apply products, the order in which to use them, and the reasons why.
Chances are you’ll be relaxed, and if you want to check out, fine. But you can also use this opportunity to ask questions. Most estheticians are happy to share their knowledge!
Facials can be adapted to benefit each and every skin type, so as long as you let the therapist know about your specific requirements at the start of the treatment, you'll be good to go!
Do not shave immediately before your appointment. Shaving can leave skin feeling tender, sore, and especially sensitive to products, so whipping off that fuzz the day or evening before is a much better option.
Men’s facials take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, but we pretty much guarantee that it'll be time well spent.
So, you’ve decided to take the spa plunge. Here’s the real deal of what to expect for your type of skin — whether bearded, shaved, oily, dry, or any combination in-between. Let’s get into the before, during, and after of men’s facial treatments.
Male facials tend to stick to seven simple steps, including cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, an anti-aging face mask, toning, moisturizing, and a soothing, relaxing massage.
It all begins with a deep cleansing and exfoliation; extracting those pesky blackheads may be painful but worth it. For the finishing touches, your aesthetician will remove any dirt and debris on your skin’s surface using oils with specific benefits like soothing, healing, or nourishing.
You’ll leave with an immediate healthy glow that should last for around 48-72 hours, plus long-lasting benefits that appear over time if you decide to keep up with the regimen.
THE SCIENCEY STUFF
If your complexion is in need of some maintenance and you want to transform your skin from rough to smooth, don't rule facials out.
The body’s healing process can slow down for many reasons, and factors like exposure to the sun and poor life choices will also take their toll. Facials are effective in reducing this damage through massage and exfoliation that reveals new cells.
Late nights will mess with your face, but a facial will fix it.
THE TYPES OF MEN’S FACIAL TREATMENTS
The main benefit of this type of facial, of course, is the reduction of facial acne. The treatment should help reduce redness and inflammation and help the skin rebalance.
With regular treatments, you can help prevent future breakouts from starting.
Facials that include glycolic acid treatments, collagen-infused serums, and hyaluronic acid can restore the skin's firmness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Getting these facials regularly can help keep your skin looking fresh, supple, smooth, and young.
Deep Cleansing Facial
Aside from having blemish-free skin, the benefits of going regularly for a Deep Cleansing Facial treatment are removing toxins, excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt from your skin, making it feel and look healthier, as well as giving you that boyish glow.
Exfoliation is the removal of dry and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Our experts at SiO think it’s one of the most important aspects of your daily skincare routine not just for your face, but for your body too.
Exfoliation helps improve many skin problems, and it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
As we grow older (not that any of us are: wink) the oxygen levels in our skin naturally decline, which contributes to wrinkles and fine lines. Enter the oxygen facial.
This specialized skin treatment is designed to replenish the levels of oxygen in your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance to your face.
THE ULTIMATE MEN’S FACIAL TREATMENT BOOST
If you’re looking to really make the most of your men’s facial treatments, SiO For Him patches are by far the best complement to facials.
So if you’re searching for the most effective way to naturally rejuvenate your skin quickly, prolong the life of your facials, and reduce the signs of aging, we’ve got what you need.
SiO patches are made from medical-grade silicone that works wonders for your skin. It creates a microclimate between the surface of your skin and the patch. This helps pull moisture up to the skin's surface and plumps up any fine lines.
When you wear SiO patches, your skin will become smoother, firmer, and plumper overnight. This means fewer wrinkles and creases — just handsome, younger-looking skin.
How soothing is that? If you haven’t already made your first men’s facial treatment appointment, now may be the time. The experts at SiO are sending you good vibes for your first treatment!