Not all two skin types are alike, and the best way to determine the type of facial you need is through a skin analysis.
Through a series of questions, you and your therapist will gain a better understanding of the underlying causes of your skin condition, your current lifestyle habits that may be affecting them and if you have any skin allergies.
With this, your therapist will then recommend a facial treatment that suits your skin’s needs.
Depending on the type of facial you require, most facials may include some or all of the following procedures:
- A deep cleanse: To remove dirt, oil and grime from your skin to better absorb products that come afterwards.
- A hydrating element: Moisturizer, serum, face oil or a mask to nourish your skin and address your skin concerns.
- A facial massage: This helps to stimulate the skin’s absorption.
- An exfoliation: Special tools will be used to physically or chemically remove the outer layer of skin (dead skin cells) or to extract active acne.
If you have dry skin, a facial treatment can help to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier to keep the moisture in.
For oily or combination skin, your facial treatment may focus on regulating the sebum glands to reduce excessive oil production.