The 4 Best Facials for Men in Calgary

best facials for men in Calgary

Calgary’s cold, dry climate does a number on men’s skin. The harsh winds, low humidity, and extreme shifts from indoor heating to outdoor freezing conspire to deplete moisture levels and cause damage.

At Spa Escape, we are hard at work providing refreshing and rejuvenating facials specifically designed for men’s skin. Our facials provide much-needed relief with customized cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and nourishment based on a skin analysis. However, some men may hesitate to book a spa treatment.

While facials have historically been seen as a feminine pampering ritual, that perception is fading. As male grooming expands, more men recognize the value of professional skincare. But the range of options at spas and medispas can be overwhelming.

But don’t fear! To help you narrow down the perfect facial for your unique needs, we’ve put together our top recommendations and some key information to guide your decision for the best male facials!

Facials: They’re Not Just For The Ladies

The times, they are a-changin’. While facials have traditionally skewed feminine, the tide is shifting. More men are also discovering that their skin can greatly benefit from professional treatments. Here’s why you should book a men’s facial in Calgary:

Your Skin Is Exposed

Daily shaving, environmental factors, and simply neglecting proper care mean men’s skin endures more abuse. A customized facial helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil, ingrown hairs, blackheads, and other gunk clogging up pores. A thorough cleansing and gentle extractions prevent future breakouts and irritation.

Yeah, Men’s Skin Ages Too

Lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcohol, and sun exposure all accelerate aging for men. But genetics also play a role. An anti-aging facial delivers active ingredients to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and restore a youthful glow.

Your Skin is Alive and is Your Largest Detox Organ

We often think the skin just exists and we don’t realize how intricately it is linked to our health.  Your hair and nails are dead – your skin is alive and greatly benefits from topical nutrition through good skin care and periodic spa facials.  When you are sick, your skin is the first place your body pulls nutrition to help you get better.  Keeping the skin nourished and healthy, can play a significant role in your overall health.

You Deserve Some Pampering

Between work, family, and other responsibilities, men rarely carve out time for self-care. A facial provides permission to decompress while addressing skincare needs. With relaxing massage techniques and calming botanical extracts, a facial feels downright decadent.

Top 4 Best Facials for Men in Calgary

With customized products and techniques based on a skin analysis, facials effectively target men’s specific skincare concerns. Here are some top options we encourage men in and around Calgary to consider:

1) Chemical Peels

It sounds harsh, but trust us – you’re completely safe! Chemical peels use gentle acids like glycolic acid to remove dead skin on the surface and stimulate new skin cell growth.

For men, this resurfacing treatment reduces ingrown hairs, clears clogged pores, and controls breakouts. A peel leaves skin smoother, brighter, and less prone to irritation from shaving or acne. Adding a nourishing mask afterward replenishes hydration, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

2) Anti-Aging Facials

Collagen production slows down as men age, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity – and yes, men experience these signs of aging too. To combat this, we recommend regular anti-aging facials tailored to men’s unique skin concerns.

Anti-aging facials deploy peptides, vitamin C, CoQ10, and plant stem cells to slow down the effects of time and environmental elements on your skin. These powerful ingredients work to boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve overall skin tone, texture and health.

Brightening facials like the Sea C Spa and Oxygeneo Illuminate are ideal for dull, uneven complexions. Vitamin C, licorice root, and fruit enzymes resurface the skin, while botanical extracts provide antioxidants.

Expression line facials like the Botinol and Stem Cell Infusion focus on hydrating and plumping up wrinkles using hyaluronic acid, peptides, and algae. It’s a wonderful option for those looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and keep their skin hydrated, youthful, and healthy.

3) Facials for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

For oily and acneic skin, facials deeply cleanse to remove excess oil and bacteria, while gentle extractions clear out blackheads and whiteheads. Sulphur, tea tree and charcoal draw out impurities from pores without overdrying.

An oxygenating facial infuses and stimulates oxygen in the skin to kill the bacteria responsible for breakouts and to speed up healing – an excellent way to clarify pores and reduce inflammation. Plus, you’ll love how your face looks once it’s been deeply purified and rejuvenated with an oxygenating treatment.

4) Relaxing & Rejuvenating Facials

Every hardworking guy deserves some pampering too. Stress takes a toll on the skin, so soothing, relaxing facials help restore balance.

A European facial includes face mapping massage techniques along with a customized mask. For the ultimate zen experience, hot stone massage melts away tension during the Sea C Spa facial while marine extracts rehydrate.

Preparing for Your Facial

The idea of getting a facial stressing you out? At Spa Escape, we make it easy for you to unwind and relax. Before your appointment, make sure to follow these tips:

Manage Facial Hair

If you sport a beard or mustache, the products used during a facial won’t absorb as effectively. Most spas prefer you to shave a day or two beforehand so hair isn’t stubbly. But avoid shaving right before – irritation from fresh nicks or cuts makes extractions more painful.  For those who keep their beard or mustache, we will treat the skin around those areas to ensure optimal skin health.

Sensitive skin types prone to ingrown hair should skip shaving completely before a facial. The exfoliation helps release trapped hairs and prevents further ingrowns.

Hydrate & Nourish

Priming skin with intensive hydration supports the rejuvenation process. Drink more water for a few days beforehand. Apply a rich night cream so the skin is soft and supple come facial day. You’ll be thankful during and after your facial that you prepared your skin with ample moisture.

Avoid Harsh Products

Using abrasive scrubs or products with alcohol, acids, or retinol right before treatment can impair results and heighten sensitivity. Stick to gentle cleansers and apply a basic moisturizer to prep the skin, as these products won’t interfere with the facial process.  Not all skin care products are created equal and at Spa Escape, we are always happy to discuss great home care products that add nourishment to the skin without any harmful ingredients that are found in most drug store products.

Book It On Your Calendar

For many men, finding time for self-care falls by the wayside. The key? Actually schedule that facial like any other important appointment! Protect that time to ensure you make and keep that investment in yourself. At Spa Escape, we make it easy to book your facial online or over the phone.

Enjoy It!

Last – but probably most important! – remember to enjoy your facial. We know, we know: it’s tempting to start thinking about all the other things you should be doing with that time. But put away those mental to-do lists and focus on relaxing. Let yourself fully unwind in our tranquil spa atmosphere while we take care of your skin.

Learn More About Men’s Facials and More with Spa Escape in Calgary!

Whether you are just starting out on your skincare journey or consider yourself a seasoned pro, Spa Escape in Calgary has something for every man. From our customized men’s facials to our variety of other treatments, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your best self.

We know that taking care of your skin can sometimes feel daunting, especially for men who may not be as familiar with all the different products and treatments available. We believe self-care should be enjoyable and effortless.

Reach out and schedule a consultation with one of our skilled estheticians today and let us show you how easy it can be to have healthy, glowing skin.

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