What does a facial do and what are the benefits?
A professional facial is designed not just to help you relax, but to help improve your skin. Facials are customized treatments for the face, neck and décolleté that can help prevent and treat common problems. Having a smooth, glowing complexion is only part of the allure, facials can also:
Facials are ah-mazing. If you want a clear, well-hydrated complexion and more youthful appearance, a facial may be a nice addition to your skin care routine. Millions of people enjoy the relaxing, skin-improving features of a facial on a regular basis.
What are some of the different types of facials?
Many brands offer their signature facials targeting many skin concerns. However, there are tons of different facials, each designed for a specific type of skin or concern. These are: deep cleansing facials, acne prevention facials, rejuvenating facials, anti-aging facials, brightening facials, light therapy facials, enzyme facials, oxygen facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion facials, fruit acid facials, cold globes or gem facials, gold facials, vampire facials, acupuncture facials, organic facials, electric current facials and lymphatic drainage facials, to name a few. Most popular are brightening facials, anti-aging, clarifying and hydrating facials.
How should you prepare for a facial?
Know what products you are currently using and what your main skin concerns are. This is your best way to ensure the results you want and avoid irritating your skin during or after the treatment. Avoid using harsh exfoliating products about four days prior to your treatment. Men should not shave the morning of their facial. It’s not ideal to come into the treatment with a sunburn; however, there are still calming treatments that could be performed.
Preparing for a wedding or special event? Don’t schedule a facial for the night before. It’s best to book a facial at least a few days before the event so your skin looks its best.
Facials last an average of 60 minutes; however, what to expect largely depends on your skin. Your experience will depend upon the type of facial you want and your skin type. For example, some facials are designed to help improve certain skin concerns, like acne, and may include extraction (of blackheads/whiteheads) or chemical exfoliation. Others might just hydrate and nourish the skin through a series of steps.
Depending on the type of facial, some tools may be used on your complexion such as the woods lamp, high frequency, microdermabrasion and microcurrent to help enhance your results.
Best of all you will leave the spa with a smoother texture, proper hydration, glowing complexion, fewer breakouts and firmer skin. You will also be given info about proper home care and management.