Different Types of Facials for Dry Skin

by Emily McBride
(last updated April 28, 2014)

Facials can help your skin look its best. Read more to find out about what types of facials are best for dry skin. When many of us think of facials, we think of a woman with a white face and cucumbers covering her eyes. Facials may seem like a frivolous waste of time and money, but in reality, they are very important in improving and maintaining your skin. They can help control your acne, get rid of blackheads, exfoliate away dead skin, reduce puffiness, and keep skin looking fresh and healthy. Also, taking the time to relax during a facial can help you better control your stress.

Facials can especially be beneficial if you have dry skin. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable and itchy, but it often looks scaly and flaky as well. Facials can help your skin to receive some of the moisture that it's lacking.

There are two main ways you can get facials: you can either go to a spa or an aesthetician, or you can give yourself a facial at home. Going to a spa costs a significant amount more than giving yourself a facial, but it can also be a nice treat to yourself. If you go to a spa, they should give you a facial that is appropriate for your dry skin. There are many different options for facials at a spa, but the two that should help your dry skin the most are collagen facials and galvanic facials.

If you are doing a facial at home, you can either use a store-bought facial mask, or make one yourself. Before beginning the mask, make sure you wash your face and remove all make-up and dirt. If you are using a store-bought facial mask, make sure you purchase one that is meant for dry skin. Follow the manufacturer's directions. If you would rather create your own facial mask, type "homemade facial mask for dry skin" in your web browser. You will have many different recipes and options to choose from. Many ingredients can even be found at home, such as oatmeal and honey.

If you have dry skin, you need to take care of your face in specific ways besides getting facials. Make sure you are washing your face twice a day with facial soap created for dry skin, and moisturizing daily with moisturizer created for dry skin. Your skin will also be healthier if you are taking vitamins, eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and wearing sunscreen when you are in the sun. If you are still having problems with your dry skin, consult a dermatologist.

Author Bio

Emily McBride

A senior majoring in English and editing at BYU, Emily hopes to enter the field of professional editing upon graduation. Emily has done humanitarian work in Africa and studied in London. She enjoys blogging, foreign films, and playing the piano. ...

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