What to Expect When Getting a Facial

Every woman loves a day at the spa, there is no denying that. There is no better way to pamper yourself and get some much needed relaxation time than to book an appointment for a facial. Though while many women treat facials as a luxury, this procedure is as the base of any great skin care regimen.

To the inexperienced, getting a facial is a lot more than just allowing someone to rub lotion all over your face to extract blackheads. A facial stimulates the skin, clears your pores of toxins like dirt and oil and actually promotes new cell growth. When this happens and is done correctly, you will retain clearer, younger looking skin for a longer time than someone who doesn’t get facials regularly.

When getting a facial, your T-zone is consisted of your forehead, nose and chin. If you have an oily or combination skin type, then these are the most common places for excess oil, acne and blackheads.

However, if you’re getting married tomorrow and want glowing skin, my advice is not necessarily to run out and get a facial today.

Facials exfoliate and pull dirt and oil to the surface of your skin. The mere fact that your aesthetician is going to be extracting toxins means you could be in for a pimple or two in the next couple of days. Therefore, if you are considering a facial before a big event, book your procedure a week before you want to look gorgeous, that will give your skin sufficient time to “cool down” before your event.

Keep in mind, this is a tip not only for a newbie to facials but also to the woman who gets them regularly. However, with time and with proper care, you will see less of a chance of any irritation after a facial if you get them every 4 to 6 weeks.

Additionally, at your appointment, be honest with the aesthetician. She’s going to want to know about challenges you have with your skin. If you have sensitive skin, tell her. Being honest and not embarrassed about your over oily T-zone will allow her to use products on you that are made for your skin type and will benefit you in the long run.

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