The facial trends are always changing, instead of only focusing on skin care products to keep your skin staying healthy and youthful, it is crucial to incorporate facials as a major part of your beauty routine, as an all-out approach. Most of us are aware of beneficial facial treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, but many new facials have taken center stage such as the fabulous 24k karat gold facials, as well as bee venom facials, approved and raved about by Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow. Read on, if you’re wondering if these near-bizarre facials are the right ones for your skin.
Which is the right beauty facial for my skin?
24k karat gold facial – close enough to get your hands on the gold
Think as if King Midas is joining beauty ventures – the 24k karat gold facial started in Japan and quickly gained momentum for the rest of the world. The name of the facial itself sounds luxurious enough and as it’s similar to what Cleopatra did to keep her skin young; it’s definitely something that you will love to indulge in. Gold is one of the softest metals and it’s easily absorbed into your skin.
The element contains skin-friendly properties such as anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, reducing collagen depletion, as well as helping to purge out accumulated toxins from the skin. Used regularly, your skin will become firmer, healed, and stay youthful for longer.
Bee venom facial – no it doesn’t sting
You’d run away if a bee starts zooming at you but what if we made it into a facial? Credits to Kate Middleton, the Duchess favors the bee as her secret of a youthful and healthy skin. The bee venom is claimed to have immense anti-aging properties, stimulating your skin to produce more collagen, as well as heals any wounds and inflammation. But not to worry as the venom is incorporated into facial products and not injecting the venom directly from the stings!
Snail facial for intense hydration
After the bee, here comes the snail. I learned about this unique facial in online facial courses. You are probably not going to enjoy bits of slimy mucus gliding onto your skin (a couple of friends or restraints may be needed!) but snail mucus is claimed to be intensely hydrating and containing skin-tightening properties. The treatment started in Korea, where the mucus is formulated into skin care products along with facials.
Let your skin breathe with oxygen facial
Oxygen facial, on the other hand, offers a no-nonsense approach, by delivering pressurized oxygen into your skin, to assist active ingredients (namely hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants, depending on your skin type and needs) absorbed well into the skin, making your skin look plump, healthy-looking and glowing.
Drink and make a facial with green tea
You drink it and now we’re making it into facial – green tea has long been purported as one of the healthiest drinks if you want to maintain the health and beauty of your skin, and I learned a ton of other benefits in online facial courses (the models are raving about the green Matcha tea, check it out).
Green tea contains plenty of vitamins and active polyphenols that are super nourishing and actively repairs the skin, by neutralizing free radicals within your skin (they make your skin older and cause inflammations) and maintain the elasticity of your skin.
So there you have it, which beauty facial is the one for your skin? No matter how bizarre these facials sound, if they can improve the appearance and health of your skin, then they are definitely a go.