Oxygen is essential to our survival and our wellbeing. The oxygen we inhale keeps us alive and our bodies and skin free from impurities.
However, as we get older, the natural oxygen levels in our skin begins to decline, which is when lines and wrinkles start becoming more prominent.
The oxygen facial is a revolutionary new treatment that’s designed to replenish the skin’s oxygen levels, smoothing out wrinkles and leaving you with a more radiant appearance.
What is an oxygen facial?
Before proceeding with the treatment, your skin will be cleansed and exfoliated to remove any impurities.
For the actual treatment, an oxygen bubble is used to infuse a hyaluronic acid-based moisturiser into the deep levels of the skin, allowing the serum to penetrate layers that can’t be reached with everyday products. A second serum is then infused and used to reach the middle and top layers of the skin, leaving every cell nourished and moisturised.
Depending on the clinic as well as your skin’s specific requirements, additional antioxidants, extracts and peptides can be added to the mix.
The average oxygen facial can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, making it an ideal lunch break treatment.
You can find out more about the oxygen facial on the luxury facial treatments details page on the London Cosmetic Clinic website.
4 Beautifying benefits of an oxygen facial
While a facial is always a great way to pamper yourself, the oxygen facial does offer some unique benefits.
- Boosts collagen production. The extra oxygen and vitamins encourage the skin to naturally produce more collagen, which plumps it up and adds more firmness and volume. Oxygen facials are especially beneficial if you feel your skin has lost a lot of elasticity.
- Speeds up cell renewal. Research shows that when the skin receives more oxygen, it can help your cells regenerate more quickly. By speeding up this process, your skin is able to heal more quickly and reduce the appearance of scars, acne and blemishes.
- Detoxifies the skin. Our skin is exposed to a variety of toxins on a daily basis, from general pollution to cigarette smoke. These toxins rob our skin of a lot of key nutrients and oxygen but this specialised facial can give your skin that much-needed boost, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
- There are no side effects. Most cosmetic treatments do come with their fair share of side effects but the oxygen facial has none. You won’t need to deal with any burning or redness during or after your treatment, which is one of the many reasons why this is such a popular facial option. This is one of the gentlest facials on the market and is ideal for someone who would prefer to avoid harsh chemicals and injections to treat their skin. Patients can return to their normal activities directly after their treatment.
Following your oxygen facial, you can expect a fresh new complexion that will make you look like you’ve just gotten back from a long holiday.