Choose the Right Facial for your Skin’s Needs

Sometimes deciding on a facial can be difficult. There are several factors that should be considered before you book your next appointment. Consider these factors:

The Brand:

What products do you want to be used on your skin? A brand can have different effects on different people and once you find something that works for you, people tend to stick to that brand’s products.

The Experience:

How do you want them applied? Some people go get a facial, because it is a relaxing experience and they want to do something they cannot do at home. The experience can bring a lot into the facial just as much as the products.

The Outcome:

How do you want your skin to look afterwards? Everyone wants their skin to be clean, glowing, fresh, and even. If you are looking for a particular outcome, choosing a facial can get confusing.


There are many facials on the spa market and you should choose wisely for face sake. Whether the facial sounds appealing to you based on the brand, the experience, or the outcome, make sure you know exactly what you are getting. Different spas use different names to the same or similar facials. Sometimes the name of the facial does not even tell you anything about the process. Common words you will usually all begin with “re” such as: rejuvenating, refreshing, rehydrating, revitalizing, renewing, restoring, relaxing, etc. You may also see “detoxify,” “soothe,” and “luxury.” What do these words actually mean in terms of the facial? Does it refer to the length facial, the quality of the product or the qualification of the therapist? Or do these words just increase the price of the facial?

A facial is intended to improve the tone and health of your skin as well as give your self-esteem a boost. Facials that consist of acupressure massage, hot stones, or hot towels can leave you feeling deeply relaxed. However, they are not going to change your appearance. However, they should all make your skin feel clean, clear, and soft. No matter which one you choose, the basics should be the same. The facial will consist of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing which will be achieved by creams, masks, serums, tonic, and oils. The main difference between facials is how and how much of each of these you will receive. Normally you want to go in to get a facial when you skin is dirty and your pores are clogged up and you want to cleanse it. Also, when your skin is sore, perhaps tried and blotchy you will want a facial to even out your skin tone. If your skin is dry then you will want to moisturize it and if you skin is a bit wrinkly, then you want something to life and plump it up. No matter what problems you want to fix or prevent, the reason you go in for a facial is to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

Gold mask collage

So which facial will work for you? Normal, basic facials are a simple cleanse, steam, and massage affair. They are the least expensive of all facials; they are also the best option for normal skin that isn’t prone to acne. Alpha Hydroxy Acid facials are used with anti-aging products and creams which help the skin look smoother and healthier. Bio-lift facials include treatments that target dark circles under the eye. It uses a type of bio-mask to tone and tighten the skin. Paraffin facials usually involve the application of a special paraffin mask over the face which helps seal in the special anti-aging and rejuvenating cream applied to the skin. Anti-oxidant and pollution fighting facials use creams and masks enriched with free-radical fighting agents like vitamin A or vitamin E. The pollutants are first removed by deep cleaning the skin. Acne facials should be performed at regular intervals until problem areas clear. Collagen facials involve the use of a multi-phase technique of exfoliation, warm vapor, deep pore cleansing, lymphatic drainage, and massage. Aromatherapy facials help clear skin congestion and improve the functions of the skin. Galvanic facials benefit dry, dehydrated skin by improving moisture retention. Gold facial actually uses 24 Carat pure gold which penetrates the skin easily. The gold’s power allows for lymphatic drainage and the removal of toxins and wastes. The gold facial helps to restore a youthful, elastic, and radiant skin. Deep pore cleansing facials are designed for people with problematic skin. There are even facials just for men such as a Men’s Urban Defense Facial with rehydrates skin damaged by shaving, sun exposure, and urban environments.

Next time you want to treat yourself with a facial consider these factors before you book your appointment. Why not try a Spa Facial Treatment at any one of our luxury spas.

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