A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician.
A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage.
A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
Who Should Get a Facial?
There are facials suitable for all skin types, so everyone should consider this treatment. Facials can be especially helpful for people with oily skin prone to acne. Combined with good skin care routines, facials can help prevent future breakouts.
If you’re unsure of your skin’s needs, get a basic facial. This is suitable for any skin type because your esthetician will choose the products according to her analysis of your face. There are specialty facials available, like those meant for aging skin, but these aren’t the best for new spa goers. If your esthetician recommends a specialty facial, go for it. But if you don’t know what you need, get a basic treatment.
People with dry or sensitive skin should not be afraid of facials, but they should be cautious about getting certain treatments. Again, go with a basic service. Also, extractions aren’t recommended for these skin types because they can be painful and cause redness or irritations.
How Often Should I Get A Facial?
It varies from person to person. Ideally, get a facial monthly because that’s how long it takes the skin to regenerate. Try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes. You may need it more frequently if you are trying to clear up a case of acne, especially at the beginning. Otherwise, once a month is plenty. You can overdo it, especially if you have sensitive skin.