A facial is a kind of skin treatment. It usually includes a thorough cleansing and exfoliation, blackhead extraction and a mask. While people can give themselves some of these treatments simply by buying the appropriate product, there are definite advantages to getting facials done by an experienced professional.
Benefits of Professional Facials
Most of the benefits of professional facials stem from the fact they are typically given by a trained esthetician or medical professional. If someone goes to a medical spa for their facial, a healthcare professional of some sort will be performing it. These professionals always begin by examining the patient’s skin to determine what type of facial or skincare products would best serve the client’s needs. They will know, for example, that while clay masks can help people with acne, they should not be used on clients with dry or sensitive skin.
Similarly, a professional can spot trouble. Extremely dry or oily skin increases the chances of developing certain skin conditions. A professional can advise a client with such skin on the best ways to either prevent problems or treat them.
A professional facial provides a more thorough cleansing of the client’s pores than a DIY facial can. The professional esthetician can use steam to open the client’s pores more fully to properly clean them out. DIY treatments simply can’t do that.
An esthetician or dermatologist will be able to extract blackheads a lot more safely than the client can. Popping or otherwise picking at pimples increases the risk of scarring. A professional extraction reduces the chances of scarring and gets rid of blemishes. The professional giving the facial will be able to provide other acne treatments, and they can recommend treatments the client can use at home.
Spas, medical or otherwise, have equipment that people don’t have at home. They will, for example, have steam machines that produce steam more effectively than any DIY method. Spas also have devices that emit lasers or lights that can be used to reduce inflammation and breakouts.
Visiting a spa is simply a lot more fun and relaxing than giving oneself a facial at home. Spas pamper people and make them feel special.
Types of Facials
There are many kinds of facials, with each one tailored to a given skin type or problem. People can have normal, dry, oily or combination skin. In the last type, the client typically has oily skin in their “T-zone” (forehead, nose and chin) and dry skin elsewhere. The esthetician will recommend types of facials based on their analysis of the client’s skin.
For example, our specialist might recommend a cleansing facial for clients with oily or combination skin. This often involves cleansing the skin under steam and then applying a gritty scrub. Cleansing facials open pores and remove blackheads and whiteheads. Other types of facials are designed to help people with dry skin or specific conditions like acne or rosacea. Regardless of your skin issue, we will personalize your facial to suit your needs.