What is an Oxygen Facial?
Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. They address the deficiency by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis.
A stream of high-pressurized oxygen infused with botanical, vitamin, mineral, and nutrient extracts is applied to the face and neck. The oxygen absorbs the moisturizing agents into the skin for a smoother, plumper look, providing a healthy glow.
Oxygen facials are becoming more en vogue in the spa industry, cropping up on many spa menus.
These types of facials particularly began to gain momentum when celebrities such as Madonna touted the skincare service for its ability to create a plumper and smoother surface, hiding imperfections and resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The oxygen facial is a popular treatment to indulge in prior to a big event or soirée, and it can be performed on all skin types.
Many spas also are offering add-on oxygen “infusions” following most traditional facial treatments. These add-on treatments are designed to nourish the skin and stimulate new collagen growth. Oxygen infusions can include antibacterial, brightening, green tea, Vitamin C, and collagen.
Why get an oxygen facial?
The benefits of oxygen facials are said to range from thorough pore cleansing to lightened hyperpigmentation.
Oxygen is suggested to strengthen skin’s elasticity and help eliminate acne-causing bacteria, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and diminish pores.
Many people who experience the non-surgical oxygen facial treatment see an immediate change in their appearance. Effects of oxygen facials are said to last about two days; for best results, many spas will recommend a series of six treatments along a six-week timeframe, followed by monthly touch-up visits.
Good to know
Many experts suggest that environment, smoking, and excessive amount of makeup lead to lack of oxygen to the skin.