Facial Treatment Benefits:

A great treatment for improving the skin and de-stressing is a facial. This treatment involves a licensed esthetician who cleanses, hydrates, and moisturizes the skin. Almost any skin type can receive a facial because of how individualized the treatment is.

A facial begins with the esthetician cleansing the face to remove makeup, dirt, and oil. Then a facial steamer is used to stimulate circulation, open the pores, and soften the sebum. This allows extractions to be done with ease which makes it more comfortable for the patient. Exfoliation is done prior to extractions as well. This can be done manually with a scrub or microdermabrasion, or chemically with enzymes or peels. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells that can block pores and cause breakouts. After extractions, a toner is used, followed by a masque to specifically target the patient’s skin conditions. Once the masque is removed serums, moisturizer, and SPF are applied to end the service.

All the products used during a facial are specifically chosen for the patient to target their skin conditions and concerns. A facial is also a great time to talk to your esthetician about how to take care of your skin at home, as well as what products you should be using in your skincare regime.

Most facials can be done every 3 to 4 weeks, however, if you are trying to target specific conditions such as acne, your esthetician may ask to see you every 1 to 2 weeks if possible.

Some benefits of facials include:

• Hydration of the skin
• Deep cleansing of the pores
• Removal of open and closed comedones (blackheads and whiteheads)
• Exfoliation of dead skin
• Use of masques and serums to target specified skin conditions

Skin conditions and concerns that facials target:

• Acne
• Hyperpigmentation
• Overproduction of oil
• Dryness or dehydration
• Milia
• Congested pores
• Aging

 

 

-Nikki Catania, LE