Making your dreams for beautiful, radiant skin come true is possible with a facial. Not only are facials necessary for maintaining healthy skin, they are also a wonderful way to relax during your day at the spa. 

For a lot of people, it is the natural extension of a daily home routine. The beauty of the spa is that someone is pampering YOU and you get to just take it all in. A face massage experience is unparalleled. Sure we wash our faces and might apply cream but do we really rub our temples for 10 minutes, plump our cheeks and hit that sweet spot right beside our naso-labial folds, most likely not.

This skin saving regimen may include a facial mask or two and is often customized to your specific skin type and skin concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or normal skin, you can find a facial that is perfect for you. Facials give pores a much needed deep cleanse, while injecting nutrients and hydration back into the skin. Facials begin with a consultation between you and your esthetician to figure out exactly what your skin needs to look its best. Worried about extractions or exfoliation on your sensitive skin? Skip it! Lay back, relax, and prepare to look radiant. To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read on.

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Facials are a great way to maintain skin health and treat all skin types. Find out what to expect when you get a facial and read about popular types of facials.

Facials are just one of the steps to maintaining healthy, clear skin but can also be a relaxing way to pamper yourself.  Facials consist of cleansing and exfoliating the skin and the extraction of blackheads or whiteheads that clog pores.  Often times, facials are designed or catered to a client’s skin type or problem areas. Everyone’s skin is different, but whether skin is dry, oily, a combination of the two, sensitive or normal, there is a facial to cater to its needs.

What to expect:
When having a facial it is important to be clear about how your skin reacts to products or to being touched.  Your facial technician will be able to diagnose what sort of products will be used during the treatment and what sort of regimen should be followed after your appointment.

Facials usually begin with a cleansing and analysis of the skin under a bright light.  How the aesthetician proceeds will depend on their diagnosis, but the process usually consists of:

  1. Exfoliation
  2. Extraction
  3. Massage
  4. Mask
  5. Moisturizer

Because everyone has different levels of comfort or tolerance, be clear with your technician about how much extraction you can stand as some find the procedure uncomfortable. Extractions are usually followed by a relaxing, stroking massage to stimulate blood flow and circulation to the face muscles.  Finally, a mask catering to your skin type will usually be applied before the facial wraps up with the application of moisturizers and home care advice is given.

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Anti-Aging Facial

Anti-aging facials use products and techniques designed to slow the aging process, brighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. If you long for a more youthful complexion, you can select from a variety of anti-aging facial treatments ranging from vitamin-infused serums to light therapy facials to microdermabrasion.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a lubricating, clear fluid found in our bodies, especially in our eyes and joints where it retains collagen and valuable moisture. Because it is natural and considered safe, hyaluronic acid is an ingredient in products that support joint health and is used in cold sore treatments and eye lubricants.  In addition, hyaluronic acid is widely used in beauty products designed to help skin maintain a youthful, dewy appearance, and many fans say it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment.

How does hyaluronic acid work?

As we grow older, skin is less able to preserve moisture and is not as plump or firm. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrator that absorbs up to 1,000 times its weight in water.  More moisture means younger-looking, glowing skin.  In fact, we think HA is the super-heroine of moisturizers. It helps the skin look softer, smoother and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, years of sun exposure and “dirty” air can harm our skin. Hyaluronic acid acts as a defense against the harmful effects of pollution and too much sun.  It can help correct years of damage from these environmental hazards.

Different skin types still benefit

Hyaluronic acid also works on all types of complexions, including oily and combination skin.  In addition, to correct blemishes, such as burns or wounds, on other parts of your body, HA is a healing agent. Plastic surgeons also use hyaluronic acid as lip filler.

What to expect from hyaluronic acid?

If you are using HA to improve your skin’s appearance, expect your skin to be smoother and have a healthy glow. It will feel lightweight and does not feel heavy on the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is considered safe to use and is approved by the FDA for eye surgery, such as removing cataracts. Healthcare professionals also inject HA into joints to increase mobility.

Exfoliating Facials

Exfoliating facials are designed to remove dead cells on the outer layers of the skin and speed cell turnover. In turn, this restores a healthy glow and even skin tone. Benefits to exfoliating are endless. Not only will you increase blood circulation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles but this stimulates cellular renewal. Slough away please!

Galvanic Facials

This type of facial uses a direct galvanic electrical current to introduce water-soluble substances through the skin’s surface. The effect is improved ingredient absorption and moisture retention. Aestheticians recommend this facial for spa-goers with dry, dehydrated skin.

Oxygen Facials

Oxygen facials combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. They address the deficiency by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis. This allows you to put your best face forward.

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