The Basics about Facials and Why You Should do Them

Facial Treatments

             There are four main different skin types: normal, dry, oily and mixed. However, a trained esthetician will consider other factors when choosing the best treatment for you, such as male (thicker) and female skin, skin sensitivity, firm or with a higher tendency to wrinkles, skin tone, and pigmentation, sun damage, as well as any skin conditions you might have. You should listen to your esthetician recommendations regarding your skin type and recommended regimen. 

Facials range from a simple skin cleansing or spot treatment to more complex wrinkle and complexion treatments. Facials are increasingly sought after by men and women of all ages. Learn more about some of the different facials available and why you should do them. 

Skin Cleansing

              Our skin contains various impurities produced by the sebaceous glands that the dermis could not expel, such as pimples, blackheads, and milia (white spots that appear under the skin). To get rid of them, you need a proper cleansing. 

If you want to start a more in-depth facial aesthetic treatment, you should consider cleaning the skin first. Your aesthetician will review your skin assessment to select the appropriate products to cleanse your skin.

After Cleansing Tips: Do not expose your skin to the sun in the next 48 hours and apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. You should also avoid makeup that contains acids in the ingredient list and oily products because the skin is too sensitive and they can cause blemishes and clog your pores.

How often should you get this treatment?  

The frequency of cleaning depends on the types of skin

For acne and problem skin, you should consider skin cleansing once a month.

For oily skin, you should consider skin cleansing once every 45 days and implement a skincare regimen at home to prevent blackheads and pimples.
For normal skin types, you should consider skin cleansing every two months less, depending on the season and how well you commit to your home skincare regimen. 

Home Care: Ask your aesthetician to recommend a skincare regimen that suits your skin type. If you already have a skincare routine in place, tell your aesthetician about the products you are using and ask her opinion. You should have a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliant, mask, serum, and other specific recommended products to help reach the results you want.

Peeling Treatments

Peelings are very popular for its results, but also for a lot of YouTube fail videos of procedures that went wrong. To avoid being on the next "YouTube Skincare Fails" video, don't attempt to do it yourself. Your skincare professional will be able to tell you which peel is the best for your skin. There are many types of facial peeling available due to the different skin types and specificities of each person. Specific peels depend on your skin tone, skin conditions, skin type and other factors, such as skin allergies and sensitivities. 

The facial peeling procedure usually consists of using chemical substances, either abrasive or laser, to reduce blemishes, improve elasticity and premature aging. You will often have to do multiple sessions to obtain the results that you want. However, you will likely see a brighter and softer skin texture after your first treatment.

Chemical Peels: One of the most popular peeling treatments, the chemical peel, consists of the application of chemicals that have an exfoliating effect. The benefits include rejuvenated skin, improved tone, and texture as well as reduced wrinkle visibility. Skincare licensed and experienced professional is your answer to a good peel experience, and you should always listen to the after-care instructions carefully to ensure proper recovery.

Contraindications: There are many instances when you SHOULD NOT do a peel. For example, you should not get a peel when you're pregnant, have a history of permanent postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and a list of other red flags (Your aesthetician will go through all of them with you to ensure that this treatment is right for you). Most complications come from failing to follow post-care instructions or by failing to follow proper procedure (That's why you should use Personal Beauty and Wellness app to find pre-screened professionals). 

Recovery: The average recovery takes about a week depending on the specific products and methods used. During that week, the skin can become a little reddish, but it should be painless. It is critical to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, and use sunscreen at all times. Think about it this way: you have just removed the protection layer from your skin to let healthy, glowing skin grow in its place. You need to give your skin time to heal and avoid any unnecessary exposure. You should also use hypoallergenic makeup and keep your skin clean and hydrated. 

HydraFacial MD®

The combination of modern, high-end technology with the correct application of the right products results in evident satisfaction and results with this facial. When thinking about a treatment that guarantees results and has almost no downsides, HydraFacial MD® wins the cake. 

What is HydraFacial MD®?

With a combination of invigorating techniques coupled with advanced medical technology, HydraFacial MD® allows active substances to reach the dermis by friction and suction, without needing any injections or invasive procedures. HydraFacial MD®'s treatment composition provides cleansing of the comedones ensuring optimal and long-lasting results.

How does this procedure work? 

This facial counts with a series of steps requiring patented HydroPeel tips with multiple abrasive ends that exfoliate the skin several times in each pass for a balanced application that guarantees an excellent final result.

It cleans and exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells to reveal a healthy, glowing new skin. It also includes acid peeling, in which a gentle peel helps loosen up impurities and debris from your pores without the downsides of skin irritation. The painless, automated extractions rely on vortex suction to clean your pores. And, to finish, nourish your skin with the help of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a complete, must-have facial.

The advantages of HydraFacial MD®

This facial works with all skin types and you will see immediate results worthy of a before and after selfie. There's no downtime, no discomfort, and can target multiple skin concerns at the same time. Therefore, the HydraFacial MD® is an excellent alternative to invasive procedures, offering long-lasting results. Because it provides so many benefits and works for several different skin concerns, this facial is increasingly rising in popularity. This facial can benefit a variety of skin types, from acne and problem skin, to mature and dry skin.