So, what exactly is a facial? You’ve heard this term all throughout my website, these blogs, and overall just in the Esthetics world in general – so what is a facial? Well first off, did you know that Ancient Egyptians were among the first to even invent or care about skincare? Facials and skincare have been around for ages in the beauty world and nowadays we have expanded our knowledge greatly and broadened the abilities of facials by adding other treatments and electronics to the mix. Let’s look into a bit more about what facials are, the benefits, and who needs them.

Basics of a Facial

Facials and skincare in general started mainly from Ancient Egyptians and in Ancient Rome. People began using natural ingredients such as milk and honey to make face products that would imitate today’s moisturizers, serums, and creams. So what is a facial? A facial is a beauty treatment done to the face, neck, and decollete that revives, rejuvenates, and relaxes your skin. It can include a combination of cleaning, exfoliating, moisturizing, masks, serums, and other tools to enhance the facial experience.

The Benefits of a Facial

There are many benefits to a facial, one of them being pretty standard which is the fact that your skin is being taken care of. Many of us struggle with things like acne, aging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, dry skin, or oily skin, and getting a facial can help to combat pr balance some of these common problems.

Not only that, but a facial is an incredibly relaxing experience and many people will find it to be more relaxing than they expected when initially booking the appointment. Facial massage practices, masking techniques, and having an overall catered experience make a facial just that much more enjoyable for the person getting it.

Even if you do your own skincare at home daily, it’s important to go have a professional give your skin a good revive by getting a facial.

What Happens During A Facial?

Facials are pretty simple processes when it comes to what the client can expect. Facials will incorporate steps such as cleansing the skin, exfoliating, moisturizing, massaging, and masking. They can also include add-ons and other enhanced tools like red light therapy, microdermabrasion, and other tools and techniques. Facial massage techniques are used to both relax the client and also ensure that products are distributed evenly across the skin.

Who Should Get A Facial?

Facials can be great for almost anyone with any skin type. The important thing to remember is just to tell your Esthetician what your skin type is so they can cater the service to you. Those who struggle with acne, have oily skin, normal skin, dry, aging and even sensitive skin can get a facial done. Each skin type will be worked on differently and use different products to ensure that the facial is perfect for the particular skin type.

What To Expect After A Facial?

After a facial your skin may feel very moisturized and if you’re not used to having product on your skin then it may also feel “heavy” but you will also notice that it is moisturized, plump, and glowy. Some redness is normal after a facial due to the friction between facial massages and applying product to the skin. You should avoid sun exposure for long periods of time after your facial, especially if you got any exfoliating services done. Your Esthetician may give you other guidelines to follow after your facial as well depending on other services that were performed.

Final Thoughts

Facials are a great way to give your skin a nice treatment and give you some relaxing time. Facials can include so many different services that are catered totally to your skin type and concerns. Anyone can get a facial, just be sure to disclose your skin type with your Esthetician. Now that you know a bit more about facials, I hope you look more into booking your first one with me!