A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin. Facials promote a clear, well-hydrated complexion and help your skin look fresh and younger. A facial is one of the best ways to take care of the skin on your face.
Generally, skin care specialists recommend that people have a facial about every three to four weeks because that is how long it takes your skin to move through the full life cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation. Having a facial every three to four weeks helps you maintain that beautiful glow all month long.
People get facials for different reasons, some people want those horrible blackheads and clogged pores cleared, and some people desire to preserve a youthful look. These are all great reasons to get facials, but how often you should get a facial depends on several factors. Here are a few tips to help you understand how often you should get a facial.
Factors That Affect How Often You Should Get a Facial
- Skin Type: How often you should get a facial depends on your skin type. If you have an oily, acne-prone skin with breakouts, blackheads and clogged pores, you should get a facial at least once every month. As your skin improves, you can try to stretch it out until you are on a schedule where your skin stays relatively clean and clear. If you have normal, combination, or dry skin, a facial every month is also fine. People with sensitive skin might want to go less often maybe every two months.
- Skin Concern: You might need to have a facial a little more frequently if you have acne, blackheads or whiteheads to clear your skin. You can also have facial more frequently if you have skin that would benefit from a series of treatments like peels or light therapy. The best way to confirm how often is to consult with your aesthetician or facial therapist.
- Skin Care Goals: If you want to have your best possible skin for a lifetime, find a great aesthetician early in life, maintain a good skin care regime, and stick to it. Your therapist will get you on the products that are right for you, and suggest changes as your skin changes. A lot of damage is done due to extrinsic factors like the sun that you can manage with a good sunscreen and intrinsic factors like smoking and drinking that you can control.
- Age: Younger people without major problems like acne and breakouts can get facials less frequently because their skin naturally generates new cells that grow faster. When you are young, the biggest priority is to be on a good skincare regime, keep the skin clear of blackheads, and have a strategy to deal with breakouts. As you age starting from the mid-20’s/early 30’s, your skincare regimen needs some tweaking to help stimulate the growth of skin cells collagen.
If you put a high priority on personal appearance and looking and feeling your best, make facials a part of your beauty routine. Not sure of what facial is appropriate for you? Desire to speak to someone about your skin goals. Call us or email us to book a 30 minute skin consultation with an aesthetician today! It’s a great way to get the ball rolling! New Year, New Skin!