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About Alpha Male Facial

What is an Alpha Male Facial?

Generally speaking, when people think of spa facials, they feel about women getting those facials. And while the bulk of facials across the US are those obtained by women clients, a growing number of men opt for a facial experience. If you think about it, it does make perfect sense. A man's skin can often be tougher, drier, and harder to keep moisturized. And without maintaining moisturized skin, the signs of aging will set in quicker and become more apparent earlier on than you might like.

This is where a trained aesthetician comes in. They understand how the skin works and what it needs to maintain radiance and that more youthful look. And yes, men want to keep on looking younger too. It just makes sense that the "male facial" movement is getting bigger and bigger--men, after all, want to have healthy skin too.

The Basics: What Is A Facial for Men?

Most understand at least the basics of the typical spa facial. A licensed aesthetician will usually do the following during a facial: cleanse, exfoliate, massage, do any extractions and then apply a mask to lock in moisture. Unlike a typical at-home routine, a spa facial takes it to another level, given its techniques and products.

Facials can be done for a wide variety of issues; for example, there are acne-treating facials, facials for looking younger, moisturizing facials, detoxifying facials, you name it. When it comes to facials for men, the process is very much the same—though sometimes the products used and, in part, even the techniques can vary, as men's skin can be different.

How Often Should I Get a Facial?This is a frequently asked question. Especially if you want the benefits of that facial to last and want the skin to continue to look fresh and healthy, how long should you wait between facials? Ideally, as many professional aestheticians will likely tell you, you will get a facial right around every four weeks to reap the benefits of the process. If you can't go every four weeks, some may recommend going as the season's change. Prepare that skin to face the sunny rays or harsh winter climate.
5 Reasons Men Should Get a Facial

As mentioned, more and more men are getting facials at spas and medspas. The benefits indeed are impressive—particularly with a male facial. Among the more notable benefits for men when getting a facial at a spa:

  1. Facials Deeply Cleanse Your Face

    Sure, all guys wash their faces at home, but is this doing what needs to be done to ensure a deep cleanse? Are you getting the dirt and debris that can accumulate for a day out of your pores? Facials, you might say, power washes your face. They clean at a deep level and ensure that the skin is then ready for the next steps of the facial. In some instances, the aesthetician will utilize steam to open up those pores at the beginning of the facial process. It is generally far superior to basic face washing at home, whatever the cleansing technique.

  2. Male Facials Remove Stubborn Blackheads

    A vital part of a spa facial is extractions. The aesthetician will use a unique tool to extract and remove stubborn blackheads. Blackheads occur when follicles get clogged. They are filled with sebum which oxidizes and thus turns into that black color. Some people experience numerous blackheads, while others may only get a few here or there. Aestheticians may also use retinol to clean out the pores and thus rid the complexion of blackheads. It is critical to address any concerns with your aesthetician before your facial. Extractions may result in redness that will go away within a couple of hours most often.

  3. Facials Exfoliate Better Than Other Treatments

    What are the benefits of a thorough exfoliation? Exfoliation helps not only remove dead skin cells but is also another penetrating way to clean out those clogged pores. In the process, you will see an improved skin tone and texture. During a spa facial for men, Exfoliation targets deeper layers of skin versus what you may do at home, which only touches the surface. Especially if you try exfoliating at home, you will not get the same results with a facial designed for men performed at a spa.

  4. A Facial for Men Can Teach You About Your Skin

    Why would you need to learn more about your skin? This comes down to the skincare regiment that you currently have. Are you using the right products? Are you doing things in the correct order? At the right time of day even? There are nuances to ensuring healthy and youthful-looking skin. Starting with a male facial, you can consult with the aesthetician about maintaining the results and find out more about products that may work best for your skin type. That's the thing; everyone has a different skin type. Finding out more about yours will enable you to take better care of that skin over the long run.

  5. Professionals Have Better Tools

    The tools that spa aestheticians use today are cutting edge, such that most don't have access to them when doing an at-home facial. From specialized LED lights to tools that use radiofrequency to different hydrating equipment, spas give you the best of what is on the market today as skincare. So, if your goal is to look younger and feel refreshed, your best bet is to book an appointment for a male facial with a certified spa aesthetician.

Before You Get a Male Facial

As with any spa treatment, there are certain things you want to keep in mind before going to your facial appointment…

Should you shave?

This is a fairly common question—should you shave before going to your facial appointment? If you tend to have more sensitive skin and are prone to irritation, you might opt not to shave the day of your men's facial. If the skin is newly shaven, then upon getting exfoliated, for example, it really can get pretty red and irritated. However, you don't want to have a ton of stubble either, as this will inhibit the facial products from working as they need to. Although beards are fine.

What are the Side Effects to Getting an Alpha Male FacialBeyond just glowing and smoother looking skin… if you get extractions, for instance, there may be some redness that will dissipate within a couple of hours. Any side effects along these lines are almost always temporary, leaving you with younger-looking skin.