These days, many people are interested in getting glowing skin. If your goal is to restore or heighten the appearance of your skin such that it maintains a healthy, vibrant glow, you should know that getting a professional facial could help you accomplish your objective. Although the specific procedures used by each practitioner will vary, you can typically expect to undergo the following processes:
The esthetician will begin the skin rejuvenation process by removing all of your cosmetics. Once this is done, she or he will massage a cleansing gel or lotion onto your face and neck. The esthetician will then use facial sponges or cotton pads to remove the cleanser and pat the skin dry.
After cleansing your skin, the esthetician will be able to evaluate it carefully. To do so, she or he may pinch the skin to determine its elasticity. The esthetician might also press the skin to determine its thickness. Throughout this stage, the esthetician will discuss the findings with you and ask general questions regarding your daily skin care routine as well as your goals for the facial.
The exfoliation stage of the facial involves selecting the ideal peel, mask, gel, or cream to use. Depending on which product is selected, it may need to be left on your skin in order to dissolve any plugs that could be contributing to blackheads. In some cases, product application may necessitate the use of machine or manual stimulation.
Steam will be applied to your face during or after the exfoliation product is used. In some spas, moist towels are used instead of steam. The moist heat is important because it encourages skin to eliminate unwanted impurities that may be contributing to clogged pores.
During the extraction phase of the facial, the esthetician removes blackheads. In some cases, she or he may also remove whiteheads. To complete this process, the esthetician will likely use a magnifying glass to look at your skin. The esthetician might also use a stainless steel instrument called a blackhead extractor to express the blackheads.
Massage is an important component of the facial because it lubricates and stimulates the skin. The esthetician will likely use lotion or massage oil for this part of the process. She or he may massage your shoulders, neck, and scalp in addition to the face. In addition to aiding the skin, the massage can help clear sinuses and generate a sense of deep relaxation and calm.
The next step of the facial process is the application of a mask. The mask will be chosen based on your specific skin needs. If you have oily skin, the esthetician may choose a clay mask to help extract excess sebum. In the event that you have dry skin, the esthetician may select a mask that will help replenish your face with moisture.
Once the mask is removed, the esthetician will generally apply a serum to the skin. The esthetician may also apply a lip treatment, cream, or eye gel before sending you home.
If you’re interested in the skin rejuvenating effects of a professional facial, Mariposa MedSpa can help. We’ll assess your skin and your aesthetic concerns and create a customized facial treatment that is tailored to your needs. Contact Mariposa MedSpa today to schedule your consultation.