When you think about taking care of your skin, you might immediately think about getting a facial. Did you know that there are many kinds of facials, though? Certain people have skin conditions that respond better to one kind of facial than another, so it’s a good idea to understand the options that exist.
1. A general facial
Generally, a basic facial includes the cleansing of the skin. Then, the skin is steamed and massaged. During a basic facial the skin has increased circulation, but for those prone to acne, this could lead to breakouts as toxins leave the body. The benefit of this facial is that it is the cheapest and great for people without breakout concerns.
2. Hypoallergenic facials
Does your skin break out regularly? Do you worry about using something you’re allergic to? Consider a hypoallergenic facial. This kind of facial is designed specifically for people with sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic creams moisturize the skin, and cleaning also takes place. You may have a skin pack or other techniques used, depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
3. Acne-prone skin facials
Acne-prone skin facials take place around twice a month. They increase circulation to release toxins but also include medicated creams and simple techniques to reduce breakouts overall. Sometimes, people choose to have peels or calming masks used during these facials.
4. Collagen Facials
Using deep-pore cleansing techniques, self-healing mineral masks and exfoliation techniques, collagen facials aim to increase collagen production and leave you looking years younger. This is a perfect facial for people from their 20’s into their 50’s, 60’s and later.
These are four common kinds of facials. There are many others to choose from as well, including specially designed facials unique to your skin’s needs. Your local esthetician and spa can help you decide on the perfect package.
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