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WHAT IS AN OXYGEN FACIAL?

There is no one secret to healthy, glowing skin. Developing and maintaining a personalized skincare routine with high-quality products is a great way to build a solid foundation and keep the skin’s natural barrier strong and healthy. However, it’s crucial to employ professional help periodically.


Professional estheticians have spent years developing their craft and studying the complicated organism that is the epidermis. More importantly, each and every person’s skin is different. It may react to different environmental triggers, be prone to oily patches, have allergies to ingredients, and so much more. A spa professional is equipped with tools and training to treat your skin in the best way possible and re-establish a healthy biome in which good bacteria can thrive.


For good reason, oxygen facials have recently exploded in popularity amongst celebrities like Madonna and dermatologists, and for good reason. This anti-aging skincare treatment is affordable, beneficial, and gentle on all skin types. Instead of costly surgical procedures or high-maintenance at-home routines, an oxygen facial treatment provides the same age-defying benefits without pain or hassle. Read on for everything you need to know about this oxygen infusion treatment. 

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WHAT IS AN OXYGEN FACIAL?

An oxygen facial is a non-medical, non-invasive professional procedure that works to hydrate the skin on the face and neck. There are a few varieties of oxygen facials that implement different tactics, including intraceuticals oxygen facials. Regardless of variation, this spa practice fosters natural collagen production, which plumps the skin naturally, minimizing wrinkles and fine lines while creating a youthful, vibrant appearance.


To perform an oxygen facial, a licensed esthetician uses a machine specifically designed for spraying oxygen-packed molecules into the outermost layer of the skin. These oxygenated molecules are also packed with necessary minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and even botanical extracts. This skincare technique delivers a heavy dose of oxygen to the epidermis, prompting a whole host of benefits, with minimal recovery time. 

HERE'S AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HOW OXYGEN FACIAL TREATMENTS WORK:

STEP 1

Your esthetician will use a small, hand-held light to work oxygen underneath the epidermis. He or she will work the machine in small circles all over the face and neck to calm and smooth sensitive skin.

STEP 2

A specific serum designed to tighten the skin and minimize fine lines and wrinkles is applied following the light treatment. [ comfort zone ] spa partners use a targeting formula containing hyaluronic acid, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

STEP 3

To seal in the treatment, your esthetician will massage gentle cleansers, exfoliators, and creams to lock in the treatment and give the skin a healthy glow.

BENEFITS OF OXYGEN FACIAL

Experts recommend getting a regular facial once a month. Oxygen facials don’t exfoliate as much as regular facials so you may seek this method of treatment in addition to a regular cleansing treatment. Here are some benefits you can look forward to with this skincare practice:

NATURALLY INCREASE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to saggy, weakening skin. Less elasticity means wrinkles and fine lines become increasingly apparent. An oxygen facial works to naturally boost our skin’s collagen production, giving it a plumper, youthful appearance.

RADIANCE

Facials remove the impurities from our epidermis, including dead skin, blackheads, and clogged pores. An influx of oxygen facilitates a natural blush and healthy glow.

DETOXIFYING

 Our skin traps toxins throughout the day, which can lead to an imbalance of the skin’s natural biome. Oxygen facials work to release trapped toxins, grime, and sebum, letting our pores breathe and reduce irritation, swelling, and redness.

NATURALLY INCREASE CELL TURNOVER

All cells in our body have a limited lifespan, including the cells that make up the epidermis. As they die, skin cells can sit on top of the surface, fall into pores, or infect wounds (like zits, whiteheads, and pimples). The process involved in an oxygen facial ramps up cell turnover rate while removing dead cells from our facial skin. Cells need oxygen to replicate and an added dose means they can regenerate even faster, reducing the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and acne scars. 

BOOSTS HYDRATION

Well moisturized skin can better stand up to daily assaults like sun, pollutants, and free radicals. An oxygen facial treatment creates a clean, healthy slate ready to absorb consciously crafted moisturizers that restore the skin’s natural defenses and hydrate from the inside out.

SIDE-EFFECTS OF AN OXYGEN FACIAL

Unlike many other professional, anti-aging treatments including chemical peels and microdermabrasion, oxygen facials have little side effects and require almost no downtime. Depending on your skin sensitivities, you may notice the following immediately after receiving this spa treatment:

  • redness
  • puffiness
  • potential allergic reaction

It’s crucial to seek treatment from a well-vetted medspa, dermatologist, or licensed esthetician. They will be better equipped to craft a personalized oxygen facial that uses products aligned with your areas of concern, skin type, and allergies. Since oxygen facials require almost no downtime, this facial treatment is the perfect option to boost your appearance before a big event.

DOES MY SKIN NEED AN OXYGEN FACIAL?

In short, yes! Everyone’s skin can benefit from this anti-aging treatment. No matter your skin type or skin care goals, an oxygen facial provides many different benefits. However, it is crucial to seek treatment from a trusted provider and skip OTC (over-the-counter) oxygen facials. These technical skin care procedures were created by knowledgeable experts, implement specific machinery, and utilize consciously-crafted serums.


Additionally, professional skin care procedures should be accompanied by an established skin care routine to make them worth it. Using fake, chemically-laden products after a professional oxygen facial can mitigate all results. [ comfort zone ] products, like /skin regimen/, are spa-grade and consciously crafted based on decades of research. We prioritize people and the planet, sourcing skincare ingredients made from nature that work with the skin’s natural state rather than against it.


Professional treatments, including oxygen facial treatments, are a great complement to an established skincare routine. Visit one of our amazing spas that offer various types of facials by using our spa locator. These licensed professionals implement high quality, natural cleansers, moisturizers, and serums. Plus, they can recommend which [ comfort zone ] skincare products will extend the results of your oxygen facial, ensuring you get your money’s worth and feel confident in your skin.

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