Which Facial is Right for Your Skin?

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 the cleansing and exfoliating of 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.

Popular Facials

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. Read more


Acne/Deep Cleansing

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Back Facial

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Custom Facial

When it comes to our skin, sometimes it’s tough to face the facts. If your less-than-perfect complexion is causing you stress and could use a pick-me-up, you may want to consider booking a custom facial at your favorite spa. Custom facials can address a variety of needs ranging from premature aging and environmental damage to problematic or acne flare-ups to a dull and patchy complexion. Read more

Exfoliating Facial

Exfoliating facials are designed to remove dead cells on the outer layers of the skin and speed cell turnover, restoring a healthy glow and even skin tone. Benefits to exfoliating are endless, from everything from increasing blood circulation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles to stimulating cellular renewal, so slough away. Read more


Fruit Acid Facial

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Galvanic Facials

Galvanic facials use a direct galvanic electrical current to introduce water-soluble substances through the skin’s surface in an effort to improve ingredient absorption and moisture retention. Aestheticians recommend this facial for spa-goers with dry, dehydrated skin.  Read more


Men’s Facials

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Oxygen Facials

Oxygen facials are said to 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 so you can put your best face forward.  Read more


Rosacea Facials

Soothe away concerns about rosacea facials. Find out what exactly is in a rosacea facial and what you should be telling your spa therapist before you go. Read more


Sensitive Skin Facials

Benefit from the gentle care of sensitive skin facials with hypoallergenic products and a lighter touch. Read more


Signature Facials

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Teen Facial

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