What happens in a facial?

The most important time to take care of your skin is in your twenties and thirties. Most women don’t act until they see the first wrinkle!

I’ve noticed that there is a lack of education surrounding how the skin works and what is truly necessary for overall skin health. I’ve made it my mission as an esthetician to provide informative material on how to understand your specific skin type and how to properly care for your skin. There is no better way for you to learn about your skin than sitting down face to face with an esthetician. It can seem kind of intimidating but here is a brief description of what goes on during a standard facial.

Cleansing – Deep cleaning of the face first with a pre-cleanse (oil based) to loosen any topical dead skin or make up followed by a cleanser usually tailored toward your skin type to really deep clean the pores.

Exfoliation- Mechanical (gritty textures) or chemical (acids) are both exfoliants that stimulate cell renewal by removing dry/dead skin, break down stubborn discoloration (age spots) and fade acne scaring.

Face, neck and shoulder massage – Obviously incredibly relaxing but also extremely beneficial for your body. Facial massage helps increase microcirculation which brings new nutrients to the skin which makes your skin glow!

Steam – the heat from the steam will soften the hardened oil in the pores, making it easier for extraction and deep pore cleansing. Steam is also beneficial because it opens the pores to hydrate the skin and seal in moisture.

Extraction – The SMART way of getting rid of clogged pores and blackheads. We use an extraction tool that will remove the congestion without harming the surrounding tissue.

Mask – Customized and cocktailed to your skin type to help hit your skin care goals; whether it be acne, anti aging, sensitive skin, redness, dryness… there is a mask designed for you.

Make your skin a priority! It is going to be your face for the rest of your life. It’s the first thing that people see, their first impression, the face you can either dread looking at in the mirror or the face you’re confident and proud of. Invest in your skin, it’s going to represent you for a very long time.

 

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