The Surprising Health Benefits of Facials February 19, 2014 Although most people see facials simply as beauty treatments, most people don’t know that they have some other surprising health benefits. Yes, these indulgent beauty rituals may in fact be able to increase your health along with your appearance. Let’s take a closer look at why a facial may be better for you than you once realized. Improved Circulation The warm steam that is applied to your face during a facial is intended to open up your pores, but it also has the effect of opening your blood vessels and improving the circulation to your face as well. This helps bring oxygen and vital nutrients to the skin in your face and encourages new cell growth. The light massaging motion that is used to apply facial products during a beauty treatment can also increase circulation to the face and neck. Reduced Blood Pressure Caused by Stress We all know that too much stress can be bad for our blood pressure, and since people go to the spa to relax it stands to reason that receiving a facial can help lower one’s blood pressure. Not only will the soothing atmosphere of a spa help you to relax, but the improved circulation caused by receiving a facial can also help lower your blood pressure. Relieving Minor Congestion People generally don’t think about going to the spa when they feel congested, but the combination of the steam and massage that people receive during a facial can actually help reduce the pressure associated with sinus congestion. The steam helps to open up the nasal passages, and massaging certain pressure points in the face and neck can help reduce sinus pressure. For more information regarding our services, or to schedule your appointment today for a Facial in Everett, contact LeVisage Wellness Center at 425-905-2410.