OH. MY. GOSH! I am obsessed! I am truly obsessed with the Oxygen Infusion Facial! If you’ve never tried it, you absolutely need to experience one. A lot of you may not know what it is, (I didn’t know what it was until I saw the machine) so I’ve done a ton of research on it, and I am here to tell you all about it! So the first thing I did was Google it, duh!
The first interesting thing that appeared in my search was from the NY Times and surprisingly from 2006. It’s been around that long! Why is this not a more popular treatment??? I have no idea! Well, here is how the NY Times describes an Oxygen Facial and I couldn’t explain it better myself: “The (Oxygen) facial involves a machine that sprays atomized moisturizers onto the skin using a stream of pressurized oxygen. The treatment is supposed to hydrate skin immediately, making the face appear smoother and plumper. Ms. Peck is referred to as “Madonna’s personal oxygen treatment facialist on the web site www.madonna.com.”
So this is also known as the Madonna Facial, or at least what the estheticians and I at the spa call it. Have you ever noticed how glowy and plump Madonna’s face looks? Any woman nearing 60 doesn’t look that great by accident. Well luckily, I can tell you by experience that this facial has a lot to do with her radiant skin. I had the privilege of trying out this amazing facial 3 times and I was floored by the results. Let me tell you a little bit about my skin.
My concerns are:
- Dry skin (which I wasn’t aware of until my [licensed & awesome] esthetician told me my skin was super dry)
- Blackheads (yuck)
- Hormonal break outs (why meee)
- Uneven skin tone (Lately, I only feel comfortable with the look of my skin if I have foundation on)
So after I spoke to my esthetician about all of my concerns, she recommended an Oxygen facial and Microdermabrasion treatment every other week. Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells from your face and reveals the newer, softer skin underneath. I really needed that because of my clogged pores (causing black heads) and dry skin (causing build up of dead skin cells). So here is my before and after!
I couldn’t believe how great my skin started looking and feeling! My skin tone evened out and my breakouts vanished! It’s going to take a little longer for the scarring from my breakouts to go away but my esthetician said if I stick to my facial regime (and do my homework in between) the scarring will go away soon enough. I no longer feel like I have to wear make up every time I go out. I actually love NOT wearing make up so I can show off how awesome my skin looks. So lesson learned: there is A LOT you can do to take your skin to new levels. You just have to be willing to prioritize your skin.