Facials consist of a series of exfoliating, treating and moisturizing techniques that are supposed to leave skin supple and bright. There are so many different types of facial treatments out there it can be hard to decide what is right for you. Make sure you tell your aesthetician of any allergies or skin conditions before your facial. If you aren’t sure what you would like, a quick consultation under a bright light will help determine what facial will be best.
Usually the process of a facial consists of exfoliating skin, extraction of blackheads/white heads, facial massage, mask and moisturizer. Products change from location to location. Spas will also develop their own signature facials, which can be a refreshing change to a routine facial.
The use of lavander, tea tree, chamomile oils along with oatmeal and salicylic acids is very common in most facials. Funky treatments like chocolate and gold leaf can be used to up the luxury factor. Slight tingling sensations are normal with any facial, but it should not be unbearable. Speak up if it is painful or burning. You want to leave the spa better than when you arrived. There also will be some redness depending on skin sensitivity.
Follow up treatment at home is just as important as the facial itself. This is the time to ask a professional what products to use, so take advantage.