These days many of the previously ‘feminine’ taboos are anything but. Other than the growth in men’s skin care, the evolution of men’s hair styling and products, and even the use of makeup by men, something like a humble Day Spa treatment is also well within the domain of both women and men.
There is a great range of beneficial treatments available at Day Spas which will assist your journey for clear skin. Some Day Spas provide treatments tailored specifically to men, while others offer treatments that either gender can enjoy.
Steam opens the pores and assists in the treatment of acne. Sitting in steam rooms can be of great help to your clear skin treatment and is often done before undertaking treatments and massage. It’s a great way to get you into the right frame of mind to enjoy the experience
Remove blackheads and whiteheads with the precision of a trained hand and the correct tools. This will ensure you reduce the risk of causing aggravation of deep cysts.
Masks and peels will remove impurities from your skin and leave it feeling smooth and fresh. There is a broad range of ingredients, treatments and benefits, so you’re best to enquire at your local day spa what they offer.
I used to visit a day spa where they combined face mask treatments with massage. The one-hour sessions, therefore, provided you not just the benefits of the purifying mask, but also the release of tension and stress that comes with massage. It’s well documented that there’s a relationship between stress and acne – so this is a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone!
A new phenomenon is relaxation pods where you can float in water that matches your core body temperature. These are also worth a look if you’re interested in an occasional escape to reduce stress and avoid creating more breakouts.
To find your best local Day Spa, I would actually suggest Googling it. I know that sounds terrible, but Google is an excellent tool for identifying local businesses with relevant reviews. If you find a local day spa which catches your attention, look them up on Facebook also as this is also a source of reviews and pictures from inside the spa. If you have friends who you know seek day spa treatment – ask them where they go.
If you aren’t so keen on your friends knowing you’re going to the day spa, keep it to yourself. There is nothing emasculating about visiting a day spa, but if you feel there is, don’t let your secret luxury out, and you’ll be fine.
A mid-twenties Melburnian cliche, Nick Bell, a bearded student suffers wanderlust, a soft spot of his city’s cafe culture and a love of cycling. He writes from experience, having suffered acne himself throughout both high school and university, and it’s something he still battles today. Nick also writes a personal blog where he is documenting his journey for clear skin with SkinB5, having previously given up after years of ineffective
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