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Only Skin Deep: What To Expect From Your First Facial

Like many others, you may sometimes worry about the health and condition of your skin. After all, with harmful UV rays, the natural effects of aging and the stresses of everyday life can certainly take a toll on your skin! Luckily, a facial treatment is an excellent way to help remedy and even reverse this damage and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and fresh.

Read on to learn more about what you can expect at your first facial treatment.

A Closer Look at Your Skin

Before the facial begins, you can expect a brief consultation with a licensed esthetician to go over the condition of your skin and what you would like to get out of having a facial performed. Your esthetician may ask what your typical skincare regimen looks like and inquire as to which products you use for cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Be sure to speak with your esthetician regarding any concerns you may have regarding the condition of your skin. If you live in a hot and arid climate, for instance, you may feel concerned about the dryness of your skin or would like to reverse dark sunspots. Your esthetician can help formulate a specific facial treatment that will then target these problem areas.

Cleansing Like No Other

Your facial will begin with a gentle cleansing and exfoliating treatment. Not only will this help cleanse your skin and rid it of any impurities but will also help shed any excess dead skin cells or residue that may be embedded deep within your skin. Steaming will typically follow these treatments, allowing your pores to open up to allow your esthetician to work more easily on the extraction process. Your esthetician will then work to remove any blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, or other impurities that are in your skin. As your esthetician finishes the process, you may receive a face mask or cold towel as a finishing touch. 

A Chance to Relax

Having someone work to deep clean your skin and remove impurities isn't something that happens often, so use this opportunity to relax and then relax some more! If you are at all worried about the facial process, let your esthetician know ahead of time. They will certainly assure you of the process and explain their techniques in a way that is easy to understand, which can put your mind at ease. Use this as a much-needed time to relax your body and mind as you allow the esthetician to work their magic. Go ahead, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the chance to pamper yourself with a special treat that will leave your skin rejoicing.