What are the steps in a facial?

A facial is a beauty treatment for the face that typically includes a variety of steps to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the skin. Here are the steps that are typically included in a facial:

  1. Consultation: Before the facial begins, the expert will typically ask about your skin type and any concerns you have about your skin. This will help them tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
  2. Cleanse: The first step in a facial is to cleanse the skin to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. The esthetician will use a gentle cleanser to remove impurities and prepare the skin for the next steps.
  3. Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture and tone of the skin. The aesthetician may use a physical exfoliant, such as a scrub, or a chemical exfoliant, such as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA).
  4. Steam: Steaming the skin can help to soften and loosen any congestion or impurities in the pores. The expert will use a steamer or a warm, damp towel to open up the pores.
  5. Extractions: If you have blackheads or other impurities in your pores, the esthetician may perform extractions to remove them. This can be a slightly uncomfortable step, but it is an important part of the facial as it helps to unclog pores and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
  6. Mask: After the extractions, the esthetician will apply a mask to the skin. This can be a clay mask, a sheet mask, or a hydrating mask, depending on your skin type and concerns. The mask will be left on the skin for a set amount of time to allow the ingredients to penetrate and work their magic.
  7. Massage: Facials include a massage of the face and optionally on the neck, back and shoulders. This can help to relax the muscles and promote circulation.
  8. Tone: After the mask is removed, the esthetician will apply a toner to the skin to help balance the pH and prepare the skin for the final step.
  9. Moisturize: The final step in a facial is to apply a moisturizer to the skin. This helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it looking and feeling soft and smooth.

Overall, a facial is a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that can help to improve the appearance and health of your skin. Some facials may also include additional steps, such as the application of serums or other specialized treatments like LED Therapy, Galvanic Treatment, High Frequency Treatment, Microdermabrasion, etc. The exact steps of a facial can vary depending on the type of facial and the specific needs of your skin. Give us a call for a free consultation.