What Are the Benefits of Getting a Facial?

A few months back we asked you, what is the main reason you get a facial? The #1 answer was to keep my skin healthy. (Keep my pores clear was second.)

As an esthetician with 25 years of hands-on experience treating skin, I believe that one of the best benefits of a professional facial is the opportunity to work with a professional skincare specialist who will analyze your skin, hear your concerns and show you how to properly care for your skin based on your unique needs and skin type. Getting a professional facial is very important for the overall health of your skin.

Most basic facials include:

Exfoliation-Physical (ultrasound or microdermabrasion crystals) and/or chemical (acids and enzymes) exfoliants to stimulate cell renewal, remove dry skin, break down stubborn discoloration (brown spots) and fade post-breakout red/dark marks. Exfoliation also allows action ingredients to absorb deeper within the skin for maximum skin results. (Read the importance of skin exfoliation.) …

Read: Microdermabrasion or Ultrasonic Exfoliation–Which is Better?

Face, neck and shoulder massage- Not only is it incredibly relaxing, but facial massage helps to increase microcirculation to bring new nutrients to the skin at the cellular level. (Skin looking dull and tired? Get an instant glow with Mint Buffing Beads!)

Steam- The heat that the steam produces will raise the temperature of the skin and soften the hardened oil in the pore, making it easier for extraction and deep pore cleansing. Steam is also excellent for hydrating the skin as long as the moisture is sealed in with a cream afterwards, to prevent the moisture from evaporating. (Read: Does Steam Open the Pores?)

Manual extraction- When it comes to clogged pores and blackheads, there is no more effective way to remove them than with manual removal (gentle squeezing) as skincare products will not remove blackheads. (Read: My 3-Step Plan for Reducing Blackheads)

Mask- Used at the end of the facial, masks help to lower the temperature of the skin to reduce redness and to deeply hydrate. It gives the skin an amazing glow!

Along with all of the skin benefits stated above, facials are incredibly relaxing and stress-reducing and should be performed every 4-6 weeks.

Want to give your skin a facial at home? Read: How to Give Your Skin a Facial


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    Hii Please tell me the Wrinkle reduction treatments are good for skin or not?

    Posted By: Candi Staton  | 

    • Renée Rouleau

      There are so many different kinds of wrinkle reduction treatments, I suggest getting a consultation with a dermatologist or medical esthetician so they can determine which treatment will be best for your unique needs.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 

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    Thanks for this advice for getting a facial. I had no idea that steam is used because it can help hydrate the skin. I’m interested to learn if this is more ideal for those who live in dry areas.

    Posted By: Taylor Bishop  | 

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    after reading all type of skin facial i am able to know thoe inmportance of regilar facial thank u very much

    Posted By: PINKY  | 

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    I’ve given up on professional facials. After hundreds of dollars spent, and several years of visits to the day spa, I’m convinced that professional facials do nothing more than provide a therapeutic benefit. I do, however, perform my weekly at-home mini facials.

    Posted By: teachermrw  | 


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