A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, giving a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
Here are the basic steps of a proper facial with a professional.
Initiate with a consultation. Inform your esthetician about your skin concerns, diet, how much water you drink, and the products you are currently using. This helps the esthetician recommend the appropriate treatment for you.
The esthetician covers your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. Your basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) will be determined.
Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to your face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted.
Mechanical exfoliants have a sandy texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells.