Without a doubt, the last decade has shown that men are showing more of an interest in taking care of themselves, both inside and out.
From the launch of more male-focused skincare ranges, the rise of men in the media showing off their skin, hair and beard care routines to spouses sharing their tips and tricks with their significant other, the barrier between “male” and “female” treatment is quickly dissolving (thank goodness, if you ask us!).
So, why should men be considering booking in for a skin treatment? Well, for starters, we know that men experience skin concerns just like the rest of us! Those moments, looking in the mirror and wondering where that spot, line or wrinkle came from, happens to all of us and there’s only so much a splash of water and a touch of moisturiser will do.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, we thought it was the perfect time to share the top three benefits of facials every man should know! With unique skin types and needs, this is the perfect to time to ditch the days-of-the-week socks (you know what we’re talking about) and treat Dad to something really special – a customised treatment at Beaute and Be.
Facials can help you ditch the blackheads and breakouts
Did you know that male skin is around 25% thicker than female skin?
Not only is it uniquely different in texture but it tends to produce more oil and reveal larger pores. This leads to the likes of breakouts, blackheads and congestions appearing more often than desired.
In addition to a naturally faster production of oil, the likes of hat wearing, and lack of proper cleansing contribute to congestion. With regular wearing of caps and hats, the forehead and temple area are also prone to blackheads as this area is regularly covered up, locking in moisture, sweat, dirt and bacteria. When this is not cleansed off, it remains on the skin and builds up.
Facials are a fast-tracked way of dealing with unwanted blackheads and breakouts as your expert therapist can perform professional extractions during your treatment. Additionally, we can use carefully selected products that are designed to treat breakout-prone skin to promote a clearer and calmer complexion in the long run.
Facials can improve your shaving experience
To put it simply, smoother skin means a better shaving experience!
Shaving often leads to the likes of irritation, bumps, razor burn and ingrown hairs. This builds up and becomes quite uncomfortable if the skin isn’t giving the opportunity to properly renew itself. This is where a targeted exfoliation comes in.
During a professional facial, we’re able to prepare the skin to release any ingrown hairs whilst removing dead skin cells. This turnover not only reveals fresher and smoother looking skin but can dramatically improve the way your skin looks and feels post-shaving.
If your skin is already sensitive, thanks to the likes of razor burn, a professional facial can help to calm and restore the skin by easing inflammation.
Facials are the gateway to healthy skin and a happy mind
The best part about any professional facial is that it’s customised to suit your individual needs which is exactly what we do here at Beaute! Your Beaute therapist will give you professional advice on your skin’s individual needs and will be able to help you solve any skin concerns you may have. Beginning with a professional analysis, we’re able to identify what’s really going on with your skin and make recommendations to treat it in and out of the clinic.
Professional treatments promote healthier skin by boosting your blood flow and circulation. Through specific massage techniques during your treatment to any technologies we incorporate throughout the experience, we’re increasing your blood circulation, leading to oxygen and vital nutrients making their way to your skin cells.
The best skin results come from proper at-home skincare which is why professional facials are just the beginning of healthier looking skin! You’ll be recommended professional skincare products, designed specifically for your skin’s needs, to use both in the morning and at night. For those still washing their face with soap, it’s time to get on board with your new routine!
We love the Sothys Men range that celebrates Volcanic Rock in their entire collection which is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. From cleansers, shaving balms to hydrating serums, every product in the Sothys Men range is here to deeply detoxify and energise your skin whilst working hand in hand with your professional treatments.
The facial experience also promotes a happier mind as let’s face it, who doesn’t love laying back and relaxing for any length of time! Regular facials keep you accountable to not just the health of your skin but your mind too. Each time you book a facial, you’re booking time out for yourself to unwind, relax and recharge. We think it’s just as important for men to practice self-care, especially during these uncertain times, and facials are a leading way to achieve this.
Know someone that could learn a thing or two about the benefits of taking care of their skin? Send this link onto them or treat them to a Beaute and Be gift voucher! Their skin will thank you for it.