Your face is your money-maker, the window into your age. If your skin hygiene is poor, you may be one of those people who often get rude questions about your age. If you’ve never considered going to a spa or seeing an esthetician for skin care treatment, you should. Even if you’re a manly man, you can benefit from a cleansing, detoxifying, and moisturizing treatment.
What’s involved in a facial?
The first thing that will happen after contacting your local spa or skin care is setting up your consultation to determine your skin care needs, what your diet is, and what kind of products, if any, that you are already using. Having a thorough medical history helps, even if you are not talking to a dermatologist. An esthetician can actually direct you towards one if they find any skin conditions that may need prescription medications.
Most facial treatments begin with basic face wraps; even a simple hot towel can cleanse your skin and begin the process of washing away the dirt that clogs your pores and get rid of the build-up of dead skin.
Afterwards, your esthetician will take a closer look at your skin under magnification and get a better assessment of the condition of your skin and what type of treatments you will benefit from most. From there they may recommend steam therapy that loosens any blackheads or whiteheads.
Exfoliation is probably the most common requested skin care service and many customers will get a thorough scrub every season or bi-monthly because it doubles as a preventative measure for treating wrinkles. This is achieved either through a physical scrub with an abrasive device that massages the face or via a chemical peel that eats away at the top layer of skin and sometimes into the dermis for more thorough treatments.
Usually after your exfoliation treatment, your esthetician will work to extract any blackheads or whiteheads that are embedded deep and need special technique to get them out.
An esthetician can provide many other services, including:facial massages, application of make-up, manicure, and pedicure in Ottawa is home to many spas where you’ll find any number of these great self-care and skin care centers that can really make a difference on how you feel, not just how you look. You’ll look and feel younger and wonder why you waited so long to get yourself a facial.