Ask Susie: My First Facial
- Published: Tuesday, October 26th 2010
- in Beauty
I am 42 years old & I have never had a facial. What kind would you recommend?”
This is a great question, as sometimes there are so many facials to choose from that it can be overwhelming!
When booking, go ahead and mention that this is your first facial or, if you are booking online, simply book the most basic facial on the menu.
I would recommend that you select a 50- or 60-minute treatment. When you get to the spa, the person who will be giving you your facial – the aesthetician – will ask you some questions and look at your skin under a special light. Together you’ll choose the best facial for your skin, and for your needs. Generally, a facial involves a combination of skin treatments such as steam, exfoliation, extraction, massage and the application of creams, lotions, masks, and/or peels.
Once you have had your first basic facial, you will be in a better position to select one of the more unique facials that are offered at spas. There are literally hundreds of variations, so I thought you might enjoy reading about a few facials that SpaFinder team members have recently experienced that you can look forward to.
Hope you are looking forward to that first facial glow!
Some “advanced” facials:
CoffeeBerry Refining Facial: The fruit of the coffee plant is said to be a potent natural antioxidant that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and balance uneven complexions. Find it at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace -Atlantic City and Spa Gaucin at St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California.
Mud Facial: For centuries, the healing properties of mud have been used in facials, often in the form of cooling masks. Give yourself a facial at home with Borghese’s Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask.
Oxygen Facial: Christened “the elixir du jour” in facials, designed to combat signs of aging, rehydrate, even out skin tone, and diminish pores. The oxygen is usually delivered through a mask, cream, or spray that blows it directly onto (and into) the skin. Find it at Ling Skincare and Spa.