Come on, guys. It’s 2019 and there’s no time like the present to get in touch with your skincare side. What’s the worst that could happen?
More and more men are tapping into skincare. Whether it’s using their signature moisturiser, getting a little familiar with their partner’s facial exfoliator in the shower or even treating themselves to a cheeky tan, there’s no reason why men can’t satisfy their skin with the care it deserves.
As most women already know, facials are one if not the most effective ways of treating your skin. No matter what skin type you have or specific skin problem you need addressing, there’s a facial out there for everyone and everything.
To teach you more about what facials can do for you men, we had a chat with Abbi Denton, Clinic Manager at Epilium & Skin. Discussing all things HydraFacial (their new facial that’s taking the industry by storm), we discover why more men are taking to the salon.
So, why are we seeing more men having facials?
Men have always suffered from skin concerns – just as much as women! These days, it’s far more acceptable for men to take care of themselves in the same way. There’s a lot of pressure to look your best in this day and age and clear skin can be a key factor to that.
What’s the importance of having facials every so often?
Regular facials help to upkeep the results that we’re able to achieve. They’re also a reminder to keep a regime going at home to gain maximum satisfaction. We are experts who offer skin care advice which everybody needs now and again as there are so many options on the market – some work, some don’t.
What can facials offer that you simply can’t achieve at home?
Most of our facials are done with machinery. The modern technology in the aesthetics market is high tech and continually growing. The clinical studies behind them show that they are far more advanced and can get to deeper levels of the skin than any topical products will ever be able to.
Do you think all men should get a facial at some point in their lives, whether they’re a skincare newbie or an avid groomer?
We definitely think that all men should treat themselves – they deserve to feel good too! Whether they’re a first-timer or a regular facial goer – we have options to suit everyone and every skin type.
Tell us about the HydraFacial
Here’s a brief rundown of what they HydraFacial does:
Step 1 – Detox
A specially formulated lymphatic draining technique helps increase circulation, eliminating toxins.
Step 2 – Cleansing & Exfoliation
Dead skin cells and impurities are gently lifted for a deep-cleaning result.
Step 3 – Brightening Agent
A gentle glycolic and salicylic solution helps loosen debris from your pores, brightening your skin.
Step 4 – Extraction
Blackheads and impurities in congested areas are extracted using honey extract and salicylic acid.
Step 5 – Hydration
A combination of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides replenish, plump up and hydrate your skin.
Step 6 – Rejuvenation
LED light is used to stimulate collagen and also reduces redness, leaving your skin glowing.
What makes it different from other facials?
The HydraFacial is suitable for almost every skin type. It has no downtime like most aesthetic facials and as it has 6 steps in 1, it’s perfect for all concerns… even ones you may not have known you had.
How does the HydraFacial fit in with a guy’s grooming routine?
You can do the Hydrafacial as frequently or infrequently as you want. If you’re a facial fanatic you can come every week! But if you’re busy or pushed for time, a maintenance treatment every few months will still help you achieve great skin.
Lots of men are worried/complain about acne, wrinkles or the general appearance of their skin – can the HydraFacial help with this?
There are different options for HydraFacial treatment that targets different areas. These are:
Hydrafacial Health for Life – 6 steps mentioned above. Suitable for all skin concerns.
Combat ageing with the Dermabuilder serum – This specific treatment diminishes the appearance of fine lines. You’ll see an improvement in skin elasticity and firmness right away.
Brighten skin with the Britenol Vortex booster – This HydraFacial booster targets dark spots and sun damaged areas. A unique blend of antioxidants helps to detoxify the skin.
Fight Acne with the Glysal peel treatment – If you’re suffering from acne, a HydraFacial alongside your other treatment can really help. The Glysal peel serum in the Hydrapeel treatment contains glycolic and salicylic acid. These two ingrédients help to dislodge dead skin cells and help to clear congestion and whiteheads.
How long do the results last?
The HydraFacial is called our ‘Red Carpet Facial’ because the glow straight afterwards is inevitable. Improved skin will last from a few days up to a month depending on your skin turn over. We always advise you have a good skin care regime along-side any facials to enhance the results.
Have any famous men had the Hydrafacial?
We have Calum Best as a regular Hydrafacial lover at our clinic who isn’t afraid to show off his results on his Instagram. There are many others too!