How Often Should I Have a Facial?

What happens during a facial?

When you meet with a professional aesthetician for a facial, expect them to start with a skin analysis to determine your unique needs and skin care goals. With those established, they will begin your facial with a cleansing, followed by exfoliation. They will then use steam to open your pores, which allows your facial to get deeper into the skin and clean out more of what has built up.

Depending on the aesthetician, they may massage your face, neck and shoulders before manually extracting blackheads and clogged pores, or vice versa. In cases of severe acne, massaging may be omitted entirely. Then they will apply a mask, which will be selected based on your skin analysis.

Benefits of a facial

When performed by a skilled and experienced professional aesthetician, your facial may offer the following benefits:

Who needs a facial?

Virtually everyone can benefit from having regular facials, especially those who struggle with acne, brown spots or clogged pores. If you have any skin concerns, talk to our professionals at Integrative Laser Center of Washington to determine whether a facial is an appropriate solution for you. In general, facials are going to be an ideal treatment for:

Factors that determine how often you need a facial

Figuring out how often you really need a facial depends on a number of factors:

1. Skin condition

During your skin analysis with one of our aestheticians, they will look at your skin condition, which may indicate dehydration, dull skin, acne or more. Certain skin conditions, such as acne, will require more frequent facials, but you’ll go over this with your aesthetician.

2. Skin care goals

You deserve to love the skin you’re in, so our aestheticians are here to help you meet your skin care goals. If you’re looking to keep your skin healthy and more youthful now and well into the future, we can help you establish an appropriate skin care regimen based on your skin condition, needs and goals.

3. Skin type

There are a number of skin types, including combination, dry, normal and oily. How often you need a facial is greatly dependent upon your skin type, as some will need treatment more often than others. For example, acne-prone skin will be consistently fighting against oil, blackheads and breakouts, so you might need more regular treatment to restore health to the skin.

4. Your age

As we age, our skin naturally produces less collagen, a critical component to supple, glowing skin. While we’re young, our skin typically doesn’t have this problem, which is how we can remain wrinkle-free, but also how we can be much more prone to breakouts. Your age is going to have a significant influence on how often you need a facial, because it impacts your skin condition.

The benefit of sticking to a schedule

No matter how often your aesthetician recommends getting a facial, one thing is certain: Your skin will get the most benefit when you stick to a schedule. Your skin can actually be trained as you have regular facials, because it helps put your skin cells into a routine.

In turn, this will result in not only achieving your skin care goals, but also maintaining them over time. If you aren’t sure how often you should be scheduling your facials, contact our team at Integrative Laser Center of Washington for a skin analysis.

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