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Ask the Experts: Life Cycle of a Facial

Posted in Ask the Experts, Facials

There are several advantages to getting a facial, including treatments for acne, dehydrated, and dull skin. For preventative care, anti-aging, brightening, and treating rosacea. Most facials begin with a deep cleanse, removing all dirt and impurities. The next step is an exfoliant which can be manual, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, an enzyme, or a peel.

During this process, dead skin cells are removed which allows for better product penetration as well as soother, brighter skin. After an exfoliation is the best time to do extractions on the skin. This is where the esthetician will remove unwanted blackheads, milia, which we try to keep as painless as possible. Stimulation is great for the skin, for the blood flow and & stimulating collagen & elastin in the skin. Massage techniques are used to achieve this as well as relaxation (great for both mind and body). Next, a treatment mask is applied. Masks can be determined by skin type or skin condition & penetrates the skin to address these concerns. Masks can come in the form of creams, gels, or alginates that can be warm or cold.

Once the mask is removed, serums & correctives are applied to the skin followed by a moisturizer & SPF. Immediately following your facial, your skin will feel smooth & glow. Within 48-72 hours later the long term benefits kick in. Cells regenerate in 4-6 weeks. It is time to start the process again, removing dead skin cells. At The Spa At Spring Ridge our licensed estheticians will analyze your skin  to help determine which facial is best for you.