4 Benefits Of Spa Facials
Contributed by Eminence Organic Skin Care
Why are facials necessary? Can the treatment be performed at home by anyone? Actually, there are many techniques in an Eminence Organics facial that go far beyond simple cleansing. Incorporating massage, specialized treatments and extractions are just some of the benefits of a spa facial. Learn what is a facial, including four reasons why you should book spa treatments on a regular basis.
What Is A Facial?
A facial is a multi-step treatment completed by an esthetician that supercharges your skin care.
Let’s start out with an obvious question: What is a facial anyway? A facial is a multi-step treatment completed by an esthetician that supercharges your skin care. We asked our Product Support Team to define the process:
“A facial can be a number of things. It can be a deep cleansing pore refining treatment, an anti-aging treat or an hour of relaxation to pamper yourself. It can be a customized skin care treatment to address the individual’s skin concerns, and range from a 20-30 minute peel or express facial, to a more luxurious 90-minute treatment.”
Our Product Support Representatives also add:
“The facial itself includes a number of steps to treat the skin. A facial includes a consultation, usually at the beginning, to fill out any necessary forms and to find out a bit more about your skin, health and any medications you might be taking that could affect the skin. Cleansing, toning, exfoliating, masks, moisturizers and serums are a few things you can expect from a basic facial. Eminence facials can incorporate our Hungarian massage techniques, promoting circulation to leave the skin with a clear, glowing complexion.”
Steps In A Facial Treatment
In fact, you can expect nine or more steps in a professional facial. Building on this explanation, your facial is likely to include:
Assessment: The esthetician learns about your current skin care routine and any concerns you have.
Cleansing: The esthetician removes any makeup and surface buildup with a cleansing product such as a cleansing gel, oil or water.
Skin analysis: The esthetician takes a close look at your complexion, often using magnification, to identify your skin’s current state.
Steaming: The esthetician often incorporates steam to soften pore congestion and assist with extractions, should you need them.
Exfoliating: The esthetician applies an exfoliating treatment to remove the buildup of dead skin cells. Typically, this treatment will be of a higher concentration than the exfoliants you use at home.
Extraction: The esthetician performs extractions if needed, clearing away blackheads and whiteheads.
Facial massage: To relax the facial muscles and assist the skin with absorbing further products, the esthetician massages the face gently but thoroughly.
Masking: One or more face masks are applied, each of which are carefully selected based on your skin assessment and analysis.
Finishing: The esthetician completes the treatment with the appropriate finishing steps including toner, serums, moisturizers, eye care and SPF to condition and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
You will find that the esthetician will adjust these steps depending on your skin type or concerns. For example, should you be a sensitive skin type, they may not use steam. If clogged pores are not in issue, your esthetician may not perform extractions. If you have concerns about any step during a facial, don’t hesitate to ask the esthetician to explain their process.
Why Do I Need A Facial?
A facial is the best way to ensure you see the long-term results you want in your skin. Our Product Support Team says: “Estheticians, also called skin therapists, can teach you how to care for your skin properly. The practice of esthetics covers a variety of different techniques and treatments, one of which includes providing facials and caring for the health of the skin.” To simplify why this all matters, we’ve broken it down into four key benefits.
Ma Jolie Salon & Spa is an official supplier of Eminence Organic Skin Care.