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Facial Care

A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin to promote clear, well-hydrated skin. A facial is one of the second most popular treatments after massage. It is sometimes called a "deep-cleansing facial" or "deep-pore cleansing" facial because of extractions.

The Process of a Facial:

1. Cleansing: A facial begins with a cleansing with cotton pads or sponges and a product chosen for your skin type (normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature.)
Skin Analysis. The esthetician covers your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp that reveal various skin conditions.
2. Exfoliation: using a mechanical or chemical exfoliant. Mechanical exfoliation has a gritty texture and usually happens while a steam vapor is directed at your face. A chemical peel can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial. It is generally an "upgrade" and done in a series.
3. Extraction: of blackheads or whiteheads if you want it and need it. (It can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done on sensitive skin, or done improperly.) People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin.

4. Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
A facial mask targeted to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition. During the facial, the esthetician should stay in the room and give you a scalp massage or some other service.
5. Application of toners and protective creams.
6. Advice on and home skin care

 

 
 
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