What Happens During A Facial
While it is possible to achieve healthy and glowing skin at home, many people turn to facials when they need some extra help. A basic facial will work to cleanse your pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and treat common skin concerns with a custom mask. Each facial will begin with a consultation from your esthetician to determine the right kinds of products for your skin type. Once that has been determined, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the treatment! Let’s look at the five main steps of a facial treatment below.
The first part of your facial will involve the cleansing of the skin. Your skincare specialist will gently massage a cleanser into your face and neck to remove any initial traces of makeup and dirt. They will then use a soft facial sponge, cloth, or cotton pad to gently remove the cleanser from your face using warm water. This can be a helpful step in determining which facial mask to use later on.
Depending on the type of spa you’re visiting, your esthetician may work to buff away dead skin cells with an exfoliating cream or scrub.
The extraction process if performed to help clear any pores that are clogged with excess oil or dead skin cells, which can come from blackheads and acne. Extractions are either performed by hand or with a special metal tool.
One of the best parts of a facial is the massage at the end. Most facials feature a massage of the face and parts of the upper body. This is used to improve the lymphatic drainage in your body.
Once you’ve enjoyed your facial massage, your skincare expert will apply a custom facial mask to your face. You will then be asked to sit with the mask on for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.