This is an exciting time in the skin care business. We have seen many advances over the last decade, which means we can navigate our own aging process with much more control in spite of gravity! By using the latest discoveries in cosmetic chemistry and a variety of gentle machine, we are able to stimulate the skin's metabolism and extend its youthful appearance for longer than ever before.
My long term experience in the industry as business owner, educator and facialist coupled with the experience of the technicians I work with, means we can remove the confusion from both spa and at Home skin care routines, and provide you with the best services the market has to offer we offer you with facial by your own skin type. And we do it all in a cozy, intimate spa setting. So come, have fun and relax with us. Take advantage of our expertise and leave feeling ready to take on the world! A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it's given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician .
A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
What is Facial mean to you?
The Basic Steps of a Facial
- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. The esthetician might have you fill out a form that has questions about your skin concerns, your diet, how much water you drink, drugs and supplements you take, and products you are currently using. This can affect your skin and what kind of treatments she recommends.
- Cleansing. After wrapping your hair with a towel or headband, the esthetician begins a facial with a thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges.
- Skin Analysis. The esthetician covers your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. He or she is determining your basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with you about what he or she sees and recommends.
- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to your face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If you have very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.
- Exfoliation using a mechanical or chemical exfoliant. Mechanical exfoliants have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels , which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial. It is not generally an "upgrade" and done in a series. It is not done with steam.
- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if you want it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly.
- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
- A facial mask targeted to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition. During the facial, the esthetician stay in the room and give you a scalp massage or some other service.
- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.
- Advice on home skin care. The esthetician will tell you how she thinks you can take better care of your skin and recommend products.