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Are facials necessary?

Skin care is a big business, and many assume occasional facials are part of a good skin care regimen. Facials are a multi-step treatment designed to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. A good facial can diminish wrinkles and signs of aging. But as the procedure becomes more elaborate, so does the price tag. Some experts agree facials are a waste of time and money. Are facials necessary?

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Many skin care experts praise facials, recommending you should have one once a month. Simply washing and moisturizing the skin cannot replace the intense skin repair of a facial. According to Allure:

Aestheticians Shani Darden and Joanna Vargas, and New York City-based dermatologist Ellen Marmur, all agree that the magic number is — drumroll, please — once per month.
"I always recommend [that] clients have facials once a month, [because] nothing you do at home can replace professional attention," Vargas says. "Also, your skin is doing different things depending on the season and depending on your lifestyle, [so] having a monthly check-in with a professional ensures you are getting the best treatment."
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Who doesn't love a good spa day and the chance to kick your feet up? But the next time you head to the spa for a day of TLC, consider skipping the facial. There is no evidence to support the cost or claims some elaborate facials spas offer. One expert says she gave up on facials when her aesthetician promised a particular technique could cleanse the liver. According to Time

“I was at this beautiful spa in Santa Fe, and the esthetician giving me a facial said the next citrus emollient she was going to apply would help cleanse my liver,” recalls Ushma Neill, editor-at-large of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and vice president of scientific education and training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “I almost sat up in disbelief.”
Neill says she doesn’t dispute claims that facials can temporarily revamp the skin by “moisturizing it to the max” and removing pimples and other blemishes. But when it comes to many of the fancier, pricier services that claim to combat aging or inflammation—everything from ozone and antioxidant treatments to stem-cell extract applications—most of that stuff is “complete malarkey,” she says.
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