Facial oxygen therapy: how it works and what are the benefits
How to hinder the first signs of ageing thanks to facial oxygen therapy?
Exploiting the benefits of oxygen to make your facial skin look brighter, firmer and younger is now possible thanks to painless non-invasive beauty treatments, ensuring immediate and long-lasting effects. Here’s how oxygen therapy works and who’s suitable for.
As external temperatures drop during winter, the face skin usually tends to dehydrate and lose its normal ability to absorb the humidity in the air. This translates into greater dryness, loss of brightness and the appearance of blemishes such as redness and cracking, which can put a strain on our self-esteem and, in some cases, be particularly annoying (we are talking about the so-called “tight skin“). All this is pretty clear especially for people who have particularly sensitive or mature skin, which is naturally less “oxygenated” and toned than young skin.
Fortunately, nowadays there are multiple beauty and skin-care treatments, completely painless and non-invasive, which can help us plump, illuminate and revitalize the epidermis, improving not only its aesthetic appearance, but also its health. One of these treatments is oxygen therapy, a procedure used for decades for medical and curative purposes, which now becomes the protagonist of specific beauty solutions that help the regeneration of facial skin and hair.
Thanks to the use of a flow of oxygen in the gaseous state, the skin immediately regains tone and elasticity, wrinkles and spots are less evident, and on the face we can notice that wonderful glowy effect that is so fashionable these days on social media and magazines.
Plumping and brightening skin: how does facial oxygen therapy works?
Oxygen is one of the most abundant chemical elements in nature and, as we all know, it’s the key factor for life on Earth. It is not surprising, therefore, that the administration of gaseous mixtures with a high oxygen content has been a medical and therapeutic practice approved for years so far, both in the case of patients with chronic diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and other severe pathologies affecting the respiratory system, but also of athletes and people wishing to improve their physical and mental performance.
In this second case, instead of common inhalers, so-called “hyperbaric chambers” are often used, that are special rooms in which the concentration of oxygen is up to 2 or 3 times higher than usual. In both cases, the goal is to increase the levels of oxygen present in the blood, promoting the correct functioning of the metabolic processes that occur within the organism, allowing faster cellular regeneration and more efficient muscle recovery, and making the immune system stronger and resilient to attacks from the external agents.
Similarly, oxygen therapy performed for aesthetic purposes, one of the most popular treatments offered by beauty centers and spas, promises to reactivate the micro-circulation and stimulate face and hair cellular rejuvenation through the use of specific equipments with special nozzles that allow vaporization of hyperbaric oxygen (brought to a higher pressure level than atmosphere), on the most superficial layers of the epidermis.
In some cases, oxygen is added with a very small quantity of ozone (it’s usually around 0.00003% of ozone and 99.99997% of oxygen) which helps to speed up normal metabolic processes and reduce the production of free radicals to the skin level, considered as the main responsible for the much hated wrinkles and ageing lines. Another very common use is the application of serums based on vitamins and low-mineralized elements capable of deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin, that enhance the effects of the treatment and can either be sprayed or applied directly on the skin at the end of the treatment.
Last but least, active oxygen creams are also very effective in restructuring the skin “from the inside” and making its appearance smoother and more compact. They are simple to include in your daily skin beauty and care routine and can be purchased both in the best pharmacies and perfumeries. As a matter of fact, facial oxygen therapy is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that doesn’t take particular risks, so much so that there are even basic kits designed to perform facial oxygen treatments even at home.
Facial oxygen therapy, what are the clear benefits since the first treatment?
Much loved by actresses, singers, models and by all those women (but also men) who choose to work leveraging their image, oxygen therapy manages to improve the appearance and tone of the skin since the first treatment. The secret lies in the ability of this precious element to stimulate normal metabolic and cellular processes, promoting tissue regeneration and activating the systems responsible for neutralizing free radicals produced by the body, main responsible of the inflammatory processes that cause wrinkles and the first signs of ageing.
Since the first time, facial oxygen therapy can be effective to:
- Give tone and elasticity even to more mature skin;
- Brighten the ruddiness, making it smoother and more uniform at sight and touch;
- Make wrinkles and sun spots less visible;
- Reduce redness, discoloration and acne scars;
- Moisturize skin during the colder months, after long plane trips or in all those situations when the correct oxygenation of the skin tissues may be compromised;
Note that good results are visible on your skin right since the first session, but regular treatments may be necessary (approximately every month or two) so that these positive effects can be maintained over time. Good results can also be achieved with the use of oxygen therapy on your scalp and hair: in this case too, benefits not only regard the external appearance and shininess of the hair but also their structure and density. In fact, oxygen “nourishes” hair bulbs from the inside, strengthening the hair and extending its life cycle.
Signature Oxygen Facial Therapy Massage at Acquaforte Spa in ForteVillage
Benefiting from the powerful effects of facial oxygen therapy in an exclusive environment, with attention to the smallest details, is now possible at Acquaforte Spa in Forte Village, an award-winning resort immersed in the uncontaminated nature of South Sardinia, next to the municipality of Pula. A true modern temple where body and mind can finally return to harmony, among delicious gourmet dishes, with a dive in the clearest waters of the island and regenerating beauty treatments based on thalassotherapy.
In particular, the Signature Oxygen Facial Therapy Massage combines the incredible cosmetic and therapeutic properties of oxygen with the high quality of Sardinian raw materials to illuminate the face and give it a splendid and fully natural lifting effect. The treatment is an invitation to take care of yourself and your well-being, but it can also be the right occasion to give a relaxing and regenerating wellness experience to your special person.
To use this service, is required to advance book an overnight stay in the Resort writing to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or calling to (+39)0709218818. The voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Do you want to take care of your facial skin with oxygen therapy and treat yourself to a fairytale and heavenly holiday? Book your stay at the ForteVillage Resort in Sardinia