Want Plump, Moisturized Skin? All You Need Is an Oxygen Facial
Oxygen facialshave become the it treatment and there is a reason why. We all know the feeling that oxygen gives us and we can just say Ahh. All of us know it as the perpetual life force behind our every breath and movement, and being surrounded by clean, crisp air simply isn’t something to be taken for granted. Specially in a city like New York or Los Angeles where I have my local spas. When it comes to skin care, oxygen, in the right format, has become the cure all facial treatment and it can literally take years off your face and improve your complexion.
It’s worth noting that the concept of an oxygen facial certainly isn’t a new thing — in fact, celebrities have been doing them for years. It’s rumored that Madonna even has her very own oxygen facial machine, plenty of other celebs have used them to plump up and get glowing skin before important events and red carpet appearances. And just because its been around for years and no longer groundbreaking, this does not mean boring. In fact it has been proven by its longevity that this spa treatment actually works. So lets not underestimate just how effective this facial can be.
So, what is an oxygen facial? Basically, the facial consists of a pressurized stream of 98 percent pure oxygen (the same level of purity that’s administered to patients in the hospital), combined with an infusion of highly active ingredients, to deliver the benefits of those ingredients to the skin. Joanna Vargas’ Oxygen Purifying Facial includes a combination of organic skin care products and serum spiked with antioxidants. Every salon uses a different combination of ingredients in their oxygen facials. At Joanna Vargas, clients receive formulation that includes chlorophyll, which increases red blood cell counts in the body. Chlorophyll is also high in antioxidants, which is why it’s also a main ingredient in the Joanna Vargas Daily Serum. Additionally, the serum-infused oxygen contains green tea, hyaluronic acid, aloe, and vitamins.
It’s not just a stream of air randomly hitting your face, either: Instead, the machine delivers oxygen under pressure, and the low molecular weights of the serum its infused with make this particular delivery system incredibly effective.
“Oxygen has proven benefits for the skin,“ Vargas told PopSugar. “If you get burned and go to a hospital, you are put in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. If you have a brain injury or if your body is in any type of distress, oxygen is administered. The reason for this is that oxygen stimulates the body’s natural healing function. It’s anti-inflammatory and stimulates collagen production. It’s also antibacterial.”
The facial experience is also particularly soothing. Oxygen facials emit a blast of cool, targeted air to your skin, and using the wand, the esthetician makes sure the entire face, neck, and décolletage are covered
“I do oxygen treatments on the skin in the salon, you can see it instantly gets glowy, dewy, and calmer,” Vargas explains to PopSugar. In other words, the results of an oxygen facial are remarkably noticeable, minimally invasive, and can last for days — if that’s not a breath of fresh air, we don’t know what is.
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