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What DOES A facial DO 
ANYWAY?

A facial is a skin treatment for the face which involves cleansing and exfoliation with steam, following up with extractions, massage, and implementing a series of facial products, such as peels, masks, serums, and creams to keep your skin in top shape.

Why see your Esthetician for a Facial vs. DIY Facial

1. estheticians will extract your pimples the right way.
It is advised to never extract your own pimples due to the chance of scarring your skin as well as causing your break-out to occur in even more areas. Estheticians will prepare your skin for extraction with steam and use of enzymes as well as the correct extraction technique to collect all the debris in your clogged pores without damaging your skin. 

2. you will see results with para-medical products
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As tempting as it may be to DIY to save money, you won't get the best results at home. Most likely, you aren't licensed to obtain professional-grade products. Even if you purchase products by your esthetician, we are not permitted to resell professional-grade strengths in exfoliants, peels, masks, as well as other professional treatments due to the strength in these products.
 
3. Estheticians are licensed to provide a skin analysis
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If you aren't sure on what products to use, your esthetician will provide a personalized daily skin regime for you so that you don't have to figure it out yourself. Estheticians usually provide a skin analysis after thoroughly cleansing your skin and looking under a magnifying lamp for any skin conditions or skin cancer. At department/beauty stores, it's difficult for a sales associate to give you a correct skin analysis with make-up on involving fluorescent lighting. 

 

4. Your Skin needs proper hydration.

No matter what your skin type, everyone needs for their skin to be properly moisturized. Oily skin's  natural response is to lubricate itself with excessive sebum due to the lack of moisture in the skin.  This means that the oily skin must be balanced with the proper ingredients in order to not produce excessive oils.


5. good Blood flow results in youthful looking skin.
As we get older, our blood circulation starts to slow down which can cause our skin to appear lifeless and dull. In combination of a facial massage and a facial steamer by your esthetician, both will increase blood flow and infuse nutrients into the skin making your skin look refreshed and plump.

6. Decrease your stress levels. 
Receiving a facial is proven to lower stress levels which promotes healthy skin and prevents premature aging, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

7. It's easier to stay on schedule. 

Life happens and sometimes, it can get in the way of treating yourself. A good esthetician will keep you on schedule by reminding you of your upcoming appointments and suggest to schedule your facials within 4 - 6 weeks apart from each other.