Hydrafacial Treatment For Men
Most women already know and reap the benefits of a quality, consistent skincare routine. It’s not unusual for women to give each other tips on products, from the basics to serums and SPFs, to special treats like facials and any new products they’re crazy about. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for men.
Skincare is still generally considered a “feminine” matter, alongside fashion and makeup. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Men’s skin needs just as much care and attention as women’s, and there’s nothing unmanly about looking good.
What Is a Hydrafacial Treatment?
A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation facial. It cleanses and exfoliates your skin, extracts dead skin cells and impurities, and it hydrates your skin cells. It’s done with a hydra-dermabrasion facial device, which simultaneously sucks out all the nasties while delivering hydrating serums to your skin.
A Hydrafacial uses products that you can add to your own skincare routine for more consistent results. For example, Hydrafacial boosters like britenol & murad retinol are a great addition to any skincare routine, helping even out your skin tone and keep it looking clear and youthful respectively. There are various boosters to choose from, which means you’re bound to find one that addresses your specific skincare concerns.
Hydrafacial can benefit anyone, no matter their age or gender. And it’s perfect for someone who hasn’t taken care of their skin in a while. You’ll definitely feel and see the difference in your appearance as you look in a mirror.
The first step of a hydrafacial is cleansing, and it’s also the first natural step of any skincare routine.
When your skin is cleansed, all the normal accumulation of excess oil, dirt, sweat, and debris is removed from the topmost layer of your epidermis. This gives your skin a chance to breathe, and it allows for the next products you apply to penetrate deeper into it.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. We shed around 500 million skin cells every day, and they can shed on their own too, but exfoliation expedites the process. Dead skin cells don’t reflect light very well, and this makes your skin look dull, which is what exfoliation helps with.
This is especially important for men with facial hair. The buildup of dead skin cells clogs the hair follicles, increasing the chance that you’ll get ingrown hairs when you shave. If you have a beard, exfoliation also helps keep your beard dandruff-free and encourages hair growth.
If you’ve ever had a traditional facial treatment, you know that the esthetician typically pinches a piece of your skin and tries to push impurities out by force. This can cause a lot of redness and irritation. At worst, it pushes the bacteria even deeper into the skin. A Hydrafacial is different.
Because it’s non-invasive, the skin is not pierced or punctured during a Hydrafacial. The special wand-like device just sucks out all the dead skin cells. Of course, you’re going to feel the pressure, but it’s not nearly as uncomfortable as a traditional extraction.
If you have sensitive skin, you can tell the esthetician to adjust the suction strength. This way, the Hydrafacial can go over sensitive areas, like you’re under eyes, to improve circulation and lighten up those dark circles. You even get to look at all the gunk just removed from your skin, which you’ll find really cool or gross.
Now that your skin is thoroughly cleansed of all the debris and dead skin cells, it’s time to hydrate it. Hydrating the skin restores your skin’s balance and regulates oil production. In a Hydrafacial, this is also the part when the experience becomes customizable.
Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or normal skin, your skin still needs to be hydrated after being cleansed. Not hydrating your skin will lead to overproducing oil to overcompensate for the oil we just washed off. Hence, clogged pores and acne.
This is the part where boosters are added. Boosters give you a little extra something that normal facials don’t typically provide you with. You can choose the booster that addresses your own personal skin concerns. From reversing sun damage to erasing wrinkles and fine lines, evening out your skin tone, shrinking your pores, and getting rid of acne, there’s bound to be a booster for you.
What Does a Man Gain from a Hydrafacial?
Shrink Pores and Smoother Skin
There’s a misconception that men’s skin is in worse condition just because a lot of men neglect to take care of it. While this is true to an extent, men tend to get blackheads and have rougher-looking skin than women because they produce more testosterone. Because of this, their sebaceous glands produce more oil.
Men’s skin also has bigger pores, which makes it more prone to acne. Combined with their increased production of oil, this leads to clogged pores, which in turn lead to acne and blackheads.
Men who would benefit the most from a Hydrafacial are those who have been consistently exposed to pollutants (men who live in big cities or work labor-intensive jobs), have fallen behind on their skincare regimen or don’t currently have one, men with people-facing jobs, or just men who want to start taking proper care of their skin.
A Zero Downtime Facial Treatment
Most skincare treatments require you to go to several sessions for the improvement to be noticeable. Of course, numerous Hydrafacial treatments spaced out in-between weeks or months are advised to see optimal results. Still, nevertheless, you can immediately see the wonders that a Hydrafacial does on your skin as soon as you look at yourself in the mirror.
A Hydrafacial also lasts around 30 – 60 minutes, and you can go about your day as normal after that. You don’t need to be worried about your face looking irritated or puffy like you would with a traditional facial because a Hydrafacial is totally non-invasive.
This facial is the perfect thing to refresh your appearance before an important event, like an important meeting, a business lunch, or a wedding. You can freshen up in a half hour and still be on time for your special occasion.
A Customized Skin Care Experience
The Hydrafacial boosters really make the whole experience infinitely customizable. Even if you don’t have much information about your skin, your esthetician will be able to tell just by looking at the current condition of your skin.
The first three steps of a Hydrafacial are pretty much the same for everyone. The last step is where you’ll have some choice in what goes on your face, with different serums that correct different skincare problems.
If you have a job that requires you to be outside for long periods of time and you don’t use SPF protection, it will show on your skin. If you have large, clogged pores, an esthetician will be able to notice. Then, they’ll choose a booster that’s best for your brand of skin issues.
Knowing How to Address Your Skin’s Unique Needs on Your Own
Maybe you’ve really fallen off your skincare routine, or you just scrub your face down with bar soap and call that your skincare routine. An esthetician will be able to learn about your skin and what is most likely triggering your skincare problems.
They can suggest other treatments, products, and how to use them or teach you better skincare habits. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there’s no shame in wanting to take better care of yourself.
An Easier Time Shaving
Other than looking good, a Hydrafacial will also make you feel much better when shaving. Men always have to suffer the consequences of shaving their facial hair, regardless of how often that is. Women also know what follows shaving; razor burns, strawberry skin, irritation, and redness.
As was previously mentioned, exfoliating helps release any ingrown hairs and dead skin cells. By doing this, the skin is better prepared for shaving, and you’ll eliminate dandruff too. If you want to get a smoother shave, you should invest in a Hydrafacial.
As you can see, a Hydrafacial treatment is beneficial to anyone, from young to old, from women to men. It has become quite a popular in-office treatment and addresses many skincare concerns with no undesirable side effects.
If you are a man who thinks getting a facial is a little too girly for you, you should probably ask your skin what it thinks. Men have a higher density of collagen in their skin, which makes them age slower, but they also have larger pores, more active sebaceous glands, as well as an increased chance of getting sun damage. You probably need a facial more than you might think.
A Hydrafacial will catch you up on all the cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating you may not have been doing. Skincare is now more of a universal responsibility than it has ever been. Investing in the health of your skin will keep you looking and feeling your best for many years to come.