“What do facials do? Should I get a facial? What are the benefits of a facial?” These questions are extremely common if you’ve never had a facial before.
In any pro facial, you’ll receive a professional consultation where you can voice your concerns to your esthetician and what you want out of your facial. Almost all facials consist of four basic steps: cleansing, exfoliating, massaging the face, neck, decollete, and applying a mask for your specific skin type.
steps to your facial:
This is where your esthetician removes your makeup, and do a skin analyse, this will help indicate the condition of your skin without makeup and your skin’s sensitivity levels. This step will occur even if you aren’t wearing makeup.
Now that you’re not wearing makeup, your esthetician will analyse your skin. This step helps your esthetician identify your concerns and maximize the results of your facial.
cleanse under steam
This is the part of the facial where your esthetician preps your skin for maximum absorption of key and active ingredients, stimulates circulation, nerve endings and also removes dead skin cells. Steam is crucial to this step because it helps soften the skin, hair follicles and loosens up congestion. The treatment room you’ll be in is equipped with a facial steam machine that allows your esthetician to adjust the position, distance, and intensity of the steam so it fits your skin’s sensitivity level.
enzyme exfoliation/chemical peel
Depending on your level of sensitivity your esthetician will choose the appropriate method of exfoliation, which may or may not be performed under steam. Performing either of these options should reveal fresh, new skin cells, smooth out the texture of your skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles, and hydrate your skin- One of the biggest facial treatment benefits is the fact that you will receive this professional strength exfoliation. Don’t forget: If you experience any discomfort during this step or any part of the facial, just speak up! It’s always ok to ask questions during your facial.
If your esthetician decides this is necessary, they will gently remove open comedones. Your esthetician has softened the skin and has the right tools to do this without damaging the skin. They’ll also be working in a completely sterile environment, ensuring that no dirt or bacteria is pushed back into the skin.
Custom Blend massage
Depending on your skin type, the esthetician will choose the appropriate massage product and custom blend it to target your skin concerns, using signature techniques that can help increase circulation, control excess oil production and soften fine lines. Not only is this step beneficial, but it’s extremely relaxing.
After the custom blend massage, your esthetician will feed your skin with either a custom blended serum or a targeted treatment based on your skin concern. This is where your esthetician can really zero in on the biggest concern you have with your skin – whether it’s excess oil, visible capillaries, lines and wrinkles – or anything in-between.
Next, a mask will be applied to your skin depending on your skin type. The mask drives active ingredients deep into your skin, helping you get the most out of your facial.
This is the point in the facial where your new fresh, soft skin will be protected with a targeted serum, moisterizer and sunscreen.