Getting a facial is one of the most luxurious and relaxing things to do at our spa. A facial is a multi-step skin treatment that nourishes and rejuvenates your skin, making you look younger, healthier, and happier. Is a facial worth it? Read more and find out!
What is a Facial?
A facial is a relaxing, stress-relieving skin treatment that does the following:
1: Cleanse –
The facial process begins with applying a facial cleanser to get oil, dirt, and sweat off your face. Clean skin maximizes the facial’s effectiveness and lays a foundation for the subsequent steps.
2: Exfoliate –
Exfoliation follows facial cleansing and is the removal of dead skin cells. The esthetician gently scrubs your face, which also eliminates impurities. Exfoliation allows the growth of new skin cells, which helps your skin to look younger and more supple. Steam is also used to open up your skin’s pores to allow for better product penetration.
3: Extractions –
If needed, your esthetician will remove any unwanted blackheads or whiteheads (the least glamorous, but very necessary part of the facial!)
4: Mask –
After all that hard work, it’s time for some relaxation. A mask that suits your skin care needs is applied and is typically followed by a hand, scalp, or foot massage.
5: Nurture and Hydrate –
Generally, this is the last step of the facial skin treatment. It involves the sealing of the skin pores using different serums containing minerals and vitamins, SPF, eye cream, and moisturizer.
Please note that a facial also involves additional steps depending on your skin type and the type of facial you choose.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Facial?
There are several reasons why a facial may be good for you:
- Removes impurities
- Combats dark circles
- Relieves stress
- Prevention or treatment of acne
- Eliminates fine lines and marks
- Production of new skin cells
How Often Should I Get a Facial?
Dermatologists and estheticians recommend a facial treatment once a month or every three weeks. This is the time your skin takes to regenerate new cells. However, the frequency is determined by your skincare goals, rejuvenation speed, skin types, and type of skin treatments. Ask your esthetician what they recommend.
A Moment Away Spa offers a variety of skin-specific facials ideal for all your skin care needs. We also offer microdermabrasion, and peels!
Feel free to contact us and tell us your goals, so we can help you choose the best option.