Facials All you need to know.
What are Facials:
Facials help to renew skin cells by circulating the blood flow under the skin, which then can decrease puffiness and fluid build up that comes from our lymphatic system. Good circulation is important in that it brings oxygen, proteins and nutrition to the skin, while ridding our skin of toxins.
A facial is a family of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage.
Facials reduce fine lines, age spots, and relieve dehydrated skin. With these benefits, facials make us feel better about our skin. With the use of exfoliation, massage, and the penetration of nutrients and antioxidants, facials also fight to reverse aging.
Who is it for:
Whether it’s acne or wrinkles, regular facials can help keep your skin looking fresh and revitalized for a healthier, improved appearance. The deep cleansing and exfoliation keeps your skin clear to help prevent breakouts and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
- Skip any strong at-home facial treatments the week before your appointment and any exfoliation treatments a few days prior
- Don’t wax or shave up to 48 hours before
- Stay out of the sun and away from tanning for five days before your facial
- Know the names of the skin care products you are using at home.
Post Treatment Care:
- Don’t pick your skin! Ideally, you shouldn’t do this anyway, but you really need to avoid picking at your skin after getting a facial. It’ll be especially sensitive after all the scrubbing, extractions and pore-opening treatments; messing with it some more can cause irritation – and even scarring.
- Avoid using heavy makeup. After a deep cleanse, your pores will be more open, leaving them more susceptible to bacteria. Whilst it may be tempting to load on your full-coverage foundation if your face is looking a little red, you should allow your skin to settle. Stave off makeup until the following day, and make sure you’ve cleaned your brushes and applicators thoroughly when you do apply it again.
- Avoid strenuous exercise. While it’s always good to work up a sweat, you should reschedule your workouts following a facial; sweat can irritate freshly exfoliated skin. Similarly, saunas are a no-go post-treatment. You’ve already been cleaned and steamed; heating your face up and steaming it some more is likely to irritate your skin or lead to broken capillaries.
What To Expect After Treatment:
One of the key things to remember about any treatment, is that there’s no quick fix. Facials – like any other beauty treatment – should be thought of as one part of a wider regimen. If you haven’t got your daily skincare routine down, one facial won’t be that transformative.
It’s also unlikely that you’ll be leaving the salon with perfectly poreless skin. In fact, you may experience a break out in the days following a treatment. This is because facials pull the impurities deep within your pores to the surface; for some people, the skin gets worse before it gets better. Ultimately though, facials detox the skin; they can remove years of built-up sebum and dead skin cells from the pores, leaving your face feeling squeaky-clean
Before & After Photos
“love coming here for my facials with Brittany! She is so knowledgeable regarding any skin conditions & she is always recommending something new for me to try. I can honestly say my skin has greatly improved in texture & appearance since seeing Brittany regularly. I started coming to Monumental MedSpa to prepare for my wedding & I will continue to be a loyal customer. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great & relaxing facial!”