Facials for Men
Men’s Grooming Treatment:
Stress reliever & skin rejuvenation. Facials for men are now understood to be essential for the modern man who cares about looking healthy. Men are not immune from the pressure of looking young and healthy to compete in both business and social environments. Sun and stress, along with the natural maturing process can dramatically affect the skin. Even shaving is pretty harsh treatment for a man’s face. Men are finally discovering the technological advances in skin care, spa facials and products. Spa facials like those done here at Poppies offer essential grooming and natural botanical nutrients at their highest levels of purity and potency. . . $80.00
WHY DO MEN NEED FACIALS?
You may consider getting a facial as something a little too fussy for the likes of your manly skin. The spa slippers, soothing music, and cucumber water might not appeal to you. We get it. But the real motivation to get your skin handled by the pros is the same reason you have a mechanic work on your car: They can do it better than you can.
Skin damage from your shave routine or the sun can’t be fixed with the soap and water you use every day. Redness fades, but the underlying problems don’t. In fact, probably more than the ladies, guys need facials, thanks to their coarser skin, larger pores, and increased chance of sun damage. (Oh yeah, we are usually more likely to skip out on using sunscreen, too.) Consider this the 3-point case for treating your face to a facial.
“In general, men have higher testosterone levels than women, which helps explain why men produce more oil,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital. When not cleaned properly, oil will clog your pores and can lead to blackheads, which can lead to pimples. Most estheticians will perform extractions during a facial, which is the very precise removal of oil and dirt that’s clogging pores. Do this yourself at home and risk serious skin damage, but in the right hands, the result is clean, clear skin.
Just because men produce more oil doesn’t mean all men have oily skin. Part of the reason facials are so effective is that estheticians understand your skin type and its needs. For dry skin types, you’ll need a facial that leaves your skin hydrated and moisturized. “If you have oily skin, you will need a facial that decreases your shine, shrinks your pores and exfoliates your skin,” says Santa Monica-based dermatologist Ava Shamban.
Whether it’s everyday or every two weeks, the continuous dragging of a razor across sensitive facial skin can cause irritation. Razor burn, inflammation, and irritation from shaving over pimples are common consequences of shaving, says Dr. Zeichner. Facials for men will deep clean bumps and soothe irritated skin. The combination of exfoliation, essential oils, masks, and moisturizers that an esthetician typically applies will address shaving’s side effects and make your skin smoother than ever. The smoother your skin, the better and less painful your shave. Even if you aren’t worried about wrinkles, this is one of the best reasons to slap on some moisturizer once or twice a day.
According to Dr. Shamban, estheticians use better, more effective products that aren’t sold over the counter. They can show you new techniques on how to apply products, the order in which to use them, and explain why. Chances are, you’ll be relaxed and if you want to check out, fine. But you can use this opportunity to ask questions. “What are you putting on my face?” “Why is that product going on first?” Estheticians also use professional steamers to open your pores. It’s better than sticking your head over a pot of boiling water…which we know you aren’t doing, right. by SAMANTHA INZALACO
(Note: To properly prepare the skin, men should shave at least 2 hours prior to treatment).
Facials for men are different. His habits are different and his skin is thicker to support his lifestyle. Even the pores of his skin are larger. Men are paying more and more attention to their appearance but are not ready to spend as much time with skin care as are women. This is why Yon-Ka Paris created 3 ESSENTIAL SKINCARE STEPS that make up a complete and easy to follow program for wellness every day.
Waxing at Poppies Spa & Studio will be a pleasant surprise for you.
All of our waxing service meticulously done with the utmost care taken to prepare the skin