If you are someone who has never had a facial before and now finally thinking of getting one, you have landed at the right place. This post is going to tell you everything you need to know about facials and what to expect out it.
This facial 101 guide will lead you to perfectly radiant and glowing skin in no time. Without adequate knowledge and know-how, your first facial experience might turn out to be a not so pleasant one. So let’s jump into it.
Keep Expectations That Are Not Too High
I talked to a friend of mine who is a facial fiend. She told me how she expected too much out of her first facial experience and was left disappointed at the end of it. She had acne-prone skin, and she always used to wonder if she will ever be able to achieve a clear, glowing complexion.
So the first point to note is the fact that facials are no magic. It is a treatment that gives results over time and requires consistency. You can’t expect to have porcelain skin after your first facial. The texture of your skin improves over a couple of sessions and not just one.
Why Are Facials Important?
If you are one those who eat right, often exercise and get frequent haircuts but not pay attention to their skin, then you must now. Facials are essential to help maintain your skin’s PH level, get rid of the dirt and blackheads and prevent any reactions caused by seasonal changes.
Take the fall season as an example. Your skin feels dehydrated as you turn the heat on. Facials help combat such issues. They restore the moisture levels. Similarly, when the water warms up in April, your skin starts getting unusually oily resulting in clogged pores and breakouts. Facials help with such skin ailments.
How Often Should You Get One?
Your facial routine depends on the type of your skin. However, it is recommended that you see your skin expert at least once a month.
If you have dry skin, you need to be more diligent during winters than in summer. Similarly, people with oily skin need to get regular facials during summers to control the amount of oil their skin produces.
I Got My Facial Done, Does That Mean I Sit Back And Relax Now?
No, this is a widespread misconception. A facial certainly does not mean that your job is done. Getting an expensive and good quality facial done but later not doing anything to make the results last is making your money going to waste.
It’s like getting your teeth scaled and polishes and brushing and flossing regularly at home. The results won’t last if you sleep with your makeup on, don’t cleanse daily, moisturize or drink enough water.