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5 Signs That Show You Are Due For A Facial

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When I was a teenager my mum insisted I steam my face after massaging it lightly every fortnight. I’m so thankful to her for gently nudging me in the right direction as far as taking care of my skin is concerned. However, I’m not a pubescent teenager anymore. Between running against time to meet deadlines at work, and as a single girl dating in Bombay, my skin needs more than the plain old steam sesh on Sundays. A rejuvenating facial figures right on top in my list of priorities. If you are clued in to the well-being of your skin, you will recognise the signs that a facial is due. Here are the signs you need to watch out for:

1. Your skin has become dry and flaky

Environmental factors like dust, dirt, and pollution coupled with the changing weather can be very stressful for the skin. Whether you have a stellar beauty regime or not, over time your skin gets dehydrated, dry, and also flaky. If you start noticing dry patches of skin, it’s a sure sign that a visit to the salon is in order. Your skin is in urgent need of hydration and nourishment.

2. You have clogged pores

No matter how much you cleanse and exfoliate your skin, sweat, dirt and the natural oils in your skin will clog your pores eventually. When you start noticing blackheads or whiteheads, rush to book an appointment for your favourite facial service. It is absolutely important to unclog your pores to avoid breaking out.

3. You are breaking out

Like we mentioned earlier, break outs are an indication that your pores are clogged with dirt, grime, and sebum. You need to get a facial to deep clean the pores before the breakouts lead to infections.

4. You have been travelling for long

Travelling is exciting and enriching for the soul (assuming it’s not work-related travel). However, being on the go constantly is not easy, especially for the skin. Long haul flights dehydrate the skin, and switching between different temperatures is also detrimental to the health of the skin. A facial can rejuvenate your skin and give it that much needed boost.

5. Your skin looks dull and tired

When you are clued in to the well-being of your skin, you will notice that it is not looking its usual smashing self. The luxurious scrubs, hydrating and moisturising creams, steaming and the feeling of somebody pampering you is the pick-me-up dull, tired skin deserves to have. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that clean, hydrated skin makes you glow!

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