An oxygen facial combats the highly visible signs of aging that are caused by very little oxygen being transported from the subcutaneous capillaries up to the epidermis which is the outer layer of skin. Many things cause this lack of oxygen in the skin such as smoking, a polluted environment, poor diet and wearing excessive makeup. Over time the signs of aging become more apparent which is why it is important to get an oxygen facial treatment.
Oxygen facials first became popular after celebrities such as Madonna highly recommended the treatment for its ability to hide imperfections by smoothing out and plumping up the skin to give it a more youthful texture and look. Since then it has become a very popular treatment in the spa industry.
How the Oxygen Facial Works
An oxygen facial works by applying high-pressured oxygen that is infused with vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other nutrients to the face and neck areas. The oxygen absorbs the vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other nutrients into the skin which then moisturizes the skin. The results give the skin a healthy glow, making it smoother, plumper and more youthful looking.
Oxygen facials are suitable for all skin types and are great for prepping the skin before an important event. There are a variety of oxygen facials available with infusions that are designed to moisturize, nourish and stimulate collagen growth. Some of the more popular infusions include collagen, Vitamin C, green tea, anti-bacterial and brightening.
The Benefits of Oxygen Facials
There are a whole range of benefits that come with oxygen facials, from lightening any hyperpigmentation to deep cleansing pores. A healthy dose of oxygen supply to the skin has shown signs of strengthening the skin’s elasticity and eliminating acne causing bacteria. Oxygen is also beneficial for evening out the skin’s tone, reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as diminishing pores.
Many who undergo an oxygen facial have seen immediate signs of improvement in the skin. The effects last, on average, two days but for the best results, spas recommend six treatments within six weeks and thereafter monthly touch ups.