Oxygen is one of the most essential elements for human life. The oxygen that we inhale from the air around us helps keep our body and skin free from impurities and toxins. But as we grow older, the oxygen levels in our skin naturally decline, which contributes to wrinkles and fine lines.
This specialized beauty treatment is designed to replenish the levels of oxygen in your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance to your face. Several celebrities tout the amazing benefits of oxygen facials.
So, what exactly is an oxygen facial and what makes them so beneficial?
Before the treatment, the skin is cleansed and exfoliated to get rid of any surface dirt or impurities. Next, we use a pressurized oxygen bubble to infuse low molecular weight hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring super moisturizer – into the deepest layers of the skin. The smaller-sized molecules along with the high pressure allow the serum to penetrate more readily. Finally, we infuse a higher weight serum which reaches the middle and top layers of the skin for complete hydration. Depending on your skin’s specific needs, a blend of antioxidants, botanical extracts, and peptides can be added to the infusion. Natural skin brighteners like Alpha-Arbutin and Vitamin C are perfect for hyper-pigmented skin, and inflammation-fighters like Yellow Dock can help ease redness. The entire procedure takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes, making the oxygen facial an ideal treatment for a quick pick-me-up than can even be done during your lunch hour.
In addition to being a relaxing way to pamper yourself, oxygen facials provide the following key benefits:
- Promotes collagen production – The infusion of oxygen and vitamins into the skin encourages the production of collagen, which helps plump up facial features and restore volume and firmness to skin that has lost elasticity.
- Helps detox the skin – Everyday toxins like air pollution and cigarette smoke rob the skin of much-needed oxygen. An oxygen facial helps reverse the effects of environmental pollutants and rejuvenates oxygen-starved skin.
- Speeds cell turnover – Medical researchers believe that the infusion of oxygen into the skin may help the skin create new cells at a faster pace. This increased cell regeneration helps speed the healing of facial scars, acne and blemishes
- No side effects- Unlike other more invasive anti-aging treatments like Botox or microdermabrasion, oxygen facials don’t cause any uncomfortable side effects like stinging, burning or redness. The process of delivering the oxygen and serum is quite gentle, which makes oxygen facials suitable for individuals with sensitive skin and for those who would rather avoid injections or chemical treatments. After an oxygen facial, you can resume normal activities immediately, even applying makeup and using your normal facial products.
After an oxygen facial, you can expect to see a more refreshed and rejuvenated complexion. One that makes you look well-rested with a just-back-from-vacation glow. For this reason, the oxygen facial is perfect before special occasions when you want to look your best without any downtime.