Ah, facials, one of the best luxuries – and good skin necessities – on the planet. If you’ve never had one, they’re the best way to make sure your skin stays in tip top condition by clearing clogged pores, soothing tired skin and leaving you with clean, hydrated skin so amazing you’ll swear you were just born. But what if you’ve never had a facial before or, even worse, you’ve heard stories that have made you a bit nervous to get one? Don’t worry, beauties. Here’s the most frequently asked questions we get together with ins and outs of enjoying a facial.
What are some things we need to know about preparing for a great facial best experience, i.e. extractions, time of day, questions they should ask, etc.?
The best way to prepare for your facial is to think about what goals you are looking to achieve, i.e. what bothers you about your skin, what issues or concerns you’d like to work on. Allow the aesthetician to do a thorough consultation and make recommendations as to what facial offerings and skin care products (Link to store) will best fit your needs. At Facial Bungalow, we offer free skin consultations and like to know what you are using on your skin at home, how often you get facials, ask about any allergies and skin care goals so you can get the best experience possible.
Is there anything I need to prepare for my facial?
You should stay out of the sun before a facial, ideally up to a week prior. If you want to focus heavily on pore cleansing and extractions, it’s best to schedule your facial for the end of the day when you don’t have to go anywhere. If it is in preparation for a big event, schedule the appointment for a few days before.
Are there certain facials that are better for certain skin types?
Absolutely, we have many different facials on the menu for a reason! You don’t have to self-diagnose; ask for a FREE initial consultation to help select the correct facial for your skin.
Post-facial, what about recovery time?
A bit of that is dependent on skin sensitivity and the intensity of the facial. The basic after effect of a facial is a rosiness to the skin that can last 1-2 hours. Many people want to know if they can apply makeup after a facial, and yes, you can, but It’s a real treat for your skin to have a chance to breathe and soak up the effects of the treatment. When someone can leave a treatment “bed ready” so they can rest and experience the maximum effect, that’s ideal.
About how often should I come in for a facial to see good results? Any suggestions of how to care for your skin in between?
That’s dependent on individual goals. If someone has chronic breakouts or hyperpigmentation, they may need to be seen every week for a series, and every 4-6 weeks after improvements have been made. Seeing someone every month ensures skin issues are treated regularly. Caring for your skin in between visits is very important – a good home care regimen is crucial.
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