Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What is an oxygen Facial?

                     
Oxygen treatment with all Facials 

There are a number of ways to battle dry skin this holiday season; from humidifier use to the foods you eat to topical potions (be sure to frequent our blog for updated skin care tips). When it comes to facials, one spa treatment essential to hydrating skin is oxygen. 
With the increase in popularity of high-definition television, more and more celebrities are worrying about just how smooth their skin will appear on your TV screen. Because of this, many well-known personalities -- most notably Madonna -- have turned to oxygen facials, designed to plump and smooth the face immediately with no telltale red splotches left behind.
An oxygen facial delivers a mixture of hyperbaric oxygen, or pure oxygen at a high pressure, and anti-aging serum through an airbrush to the face and body. It's almost as though someone is using a tiny power washer to pump oxygen and moisturizer into the skin. People who use oxygen facials say the process helps makeup application because it gives the skin a smooth and moisturized surface. Makeup also can be applied right after the oxygen facial, as opposed to traditional facials, which often require a 12-hour waiting period before you can apply any makeup.