What does a facial do, exactly?

Why get a facial, and what does a facial do? You may not be convinced that you need a facial until you find the right esthetician. Why you may ask? Because the true experts can improve your skin in one facial – yes really, not kidding.

Some dermatologists and plastic surgeons often disregard facials as not beneficial. We’ve even read on some very big websites that facials are useless. Here at Bella Reina, we would bet our skincare on the fact that if you put twins in the room, one that was having facials and one that was not – the one having facials would have the better skin, hands down. Why you make ask? Because great skin comes not only from exfoliation and masking but feeding the skin great vitamins, peptides, and ingredients that get absorbed deep in the cells.

What Does a Facial Do

Facials are important for many reasons, but maybe it would be easier if you understood our skin philosophy at Bella Reina. You see, we approach skin care from the inside out. We first start with a skin consultation. Yes, this is the basis for determining the cause of your skin problems. In order for a facial to truly be beneficial, we first have to find the root of the skin concern. We look at all kinds of factors, like age, cosmetic history, products used, lifestyle, nutrition, stress, and even the texture of the skin.

You don’t arrive at the spa with skin that doesn’t have a history…so you help us fill in the blanks. From all of that information, our team of stellar estheticians comes up with a cause and effect for your current skin conditions. Then it is up to you and our esthetician to come up with a treatment plan that includes not only spa facial treatments but a proper home care regimen (like sunscreen!) that will actually make a difference in your skin. Yes, you cannot use bar soap and expect your skin to look great unless you are blessed by the genetic skin god.

Benefits of Facials

What does a facial do? Well, it depends on the goal of the facial. It could be fewer acne breakouts, tighter skin, less skin congestion, dehydration, or even a sunburn. The facial protocols start with the most pressing skin condition (dehydration is the worst, after a burn) and then work towards the conditions that can be fixed over time – like pigmentation.

Each facial has a goal and a purpose. By the professional product used or the specialized skin equipment utilized, each facial has a different outcome. Every person is unique and so is your facial. The benefits of having corrective facials are to solve a specific skin condition or conditions.

Every person is unique and so is your facial. The benefits of having corrective facials are to solve a specific skin condition or conditions.

There are also facials and then there are medical facials like micro-needling, dermaplaning to give you an example of advanced facial treatments.

Facials also help absorb nutrients and ingredients better into the skin

How Often Should You Have A Facial?

How often you have a facial is dependent on your skin and the condition you are trying to solve. For example, if you are trying to clear up acne, then you may see the esthetician 2 times per week, while someone focusing on pigmentation may see the specialist every 3 weeks.

The bigger goal is to make sure that your skin is in the best condition possible and that is only through professional treatments combined with home care.

Facials That Last for Weeks

The results of these treatments can last anywhere from 3 days to a month, depending on several factors. The professional treatment and the home care that you use daily. If you want to extend the life of your facial, then you will want to invest in a great skin care routine.

Yes, that means skincare that you use daily. And this means skincare that is up to date with ingredients, on the cutting forefront of technology, and has all of the advantages of the latest science. Some of the great ingredients that help these treatments last include:

  • Vitamins A, C & E – the skin triangle
  • Antioxidants
  • Sunscreens
  • Peptides
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Epidermal Growth Factors
  • Stem Cells

Why you should trust the experts:

First and foremost, as we mentioned, the right aesthetician can make your skin improve with just one facial!

The tools, and products used at the spa, are also very different from the ones available at home and contain ingredients, and nutrients that are different from the skincare products used at home.

When it comes to extraction of impurities, a professional aesthetician is better than a friend! You can cause lesions and damage to your skin if you try to do extractions with someone who is not a professional, and it’s not recommended.

Chemical peels, and other types of facial peels at the spa, by a professional, can help get rid of dead skin, and blackheads more efficiently than the peels used at home, and are highly recommended!

Finally, you should trust the experts when it comes to choosing the right treatment, and recommend the right products and ingredients for your skin, according to your skin type, (especially if you have very dry skin and extremely sensitive skin, or even oily skin) and any skin issues you want to address.

What this does for your skin is so dependent on the training of your esthetician, the quality of products used, and the goal of your skin treatments. Call us or visit our website to book your next facial, and be amazed by how amazing your skin will look!

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