Article contributed by Conrad & Janet Hunter, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa of Mooresville

Facials are so much more than just a special treat. After all, your skin is the largest organ in your body, and like other vital organs, it needs special care and attention. Below are some ways you’ll benefit from making regular facials part of your skin-care routine.

  • Rejuvenate Your Skin

A facial will rid your skin of oil build-up, dirt, toxins, and even bacteria that result from everyday exposure to the environment. And there’s an added bonus of improving the overall appearance of the skin by increasing its glow!

  • Improve Acne and Blemishes

No matter your age, when pores get clogged, you end up with blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and other blemishes.  During a facial, estheticians carefully and safely extract dirt and oils from your pores, leaving them fresh and clean.

  • Keep Skin Looking and Feeling Young

From the massage techniques that improve circulation and encourage plumping of the skin to the benefits of deep exfoliation and re-hydration, regular facials can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And with the help of microdermabrasion (now available at Hand & Stone!), which removes dead surface skin cells from the top layer of the skin, the skin can look even younger, tighter, and firmer.

  • Improve Texture and Tone

It is common for unsightly dark patches to appear on our skin as we age. Regular facials can reduce the appearance of this hyperpigmentation. Regular microdermabrasion treatments are particularly effective at improving sun-damaged skin and removing unwanted facial pigmentation blemishes.

  • Reduce Stress

Facials help melt the stress away! Not only do they allow you to pamper yourself, they take you away from your never-ending to-do list and constant diversions that keep us forever on the go.

Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Mooresville (631 Brawley School Rd., Ste. 200), offers a full complement of specialty facials and enhancements, which now include microdermabrasion therapy. For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-800-5535 or visit