You may not realize it, but there are a few tricks to getting the most from a facial. We want to acquaint you with the art of receiving a facial so that you can feel beautiful for longer. Follow these top 7 tips and look younger and alive with fresh healthy skin!
1. First, let's book your facial the right way.
This may seem obvious, but getting started is often the hardest part. Seriously, your skin likely needs it and you are worth it. It is important not to feel intimidated!
Our professional estheticians are here to seamlessly guide you to the right treatment for your unique skin. You will be given the opportunity to answer many questions about your skin. We use a variety of facials for different skin types and we can customize your treatment.
When booking it is helpful to share 3 specific concerns about your skin with your spa concierge when you book. This will help you to ensure that the specific facial that will meet your goals.
Also, timing is extremely important when it comes to facials. The rule of thumb is to book your facial 4 - 7 days before a special event. Having a facial just before an event may seem like a great idea but if you are a new-to-facials client, your first treatment may be followed by breakouts before you get the radiant facial look. It is important to keep in mind that a week from your facial you will experience the peak of that wonderful glow you hear about.
2. Always prepare for your facial.
You want the best possible benefits from your appointment, right!? This one may be hard to hear, but keep your face out of the sun! Going into a facial with a sun burn can result in you being sent home and being told to come back in a week to avoid further damage. Sun damage can cause your skin to become fragile and sensitive, making it unsafe to have a treatment.
Definitely do not plan to have a wax on the same day of your facial. Waxing will leave the skin incredibly sensitive and expose a new layer of skin cells. This will likely be to much for the sensitive skin on your face.
3. Relax and arrive early the day of your facial.
Here at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa we always request our clients to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early just to allow time to sit back and relax and enjoy a cup of tea. Entering your session with a clear, relaxed state of mind will allow you to think of all the questions you've been building up to this point to ask your esthetician. Don't be afraid to be honest about your current skin regimen and what your biggest concerns are. Your esthetician is there to educate and help you reach your skin goals!
4. What you need to know about extractions.
Extractions are the bittersweet, but mostly sweet part, of receiving facials. Extractions are vital for removing blackheads, whiteheads and pimples to achieve clear, smooth skin. Our estheticians are trained to know when and when not to extract from a pore. Steam allows the pores to open up, which helps with the extractions.
It is important to prepare yourself mentally as extractions can be a bit painful. It is important to remember to be honest and be comfortable telling your esthetician if the discomfort is too much. Extractions are a large part of what heals and improves your skin, giving it a rested and healthy glow!
5. What happens after the facial?
You may be a bit of a rosy color, which will go away within a couple hours. You can apply makeup right away if you need to, however we encourage you to reap the benefits of the facial products. Allow the skin to breathe and soak in the specific products used on your skin.
6. How often are facials necessary?
Depending on your type of skin, your esthetician will make a recommendation. We generally encourage about every 4 - 6 weeks. This allows you to keep up on the extractions, which in turn allows the pores to continually shrink. Your skin then restores to the wonderful and youthful glow we all desire.
If you have hyperpigmentation or breakouts, you'll most likely want to experience a series of facials and follow up with an at home regimen. Your at home regime is crucial to encourage longevity of the benefits you received from your appointment and also benefit effectiveness of all future facials.
At the end of your facial your esthetician will provide you with information about your skin, give you suggestions on products, and give you information on how you should plan your facial regime for the future.
7. Booking a facial at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa is made easy for you!
We offer a completely custom facial at no extra cost. The Organic Custom Facial is our top requested facial, we make it custom to make your booking process simple. Learn more about this service.
Book your facial HERE or call 503-281-0278 for more information.