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What Can I Expect From a Facial?



What is a facial?


A facial is a spa treatment that is meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin.  Facials can help clear clogged pores, hydrate skin and remove dead skin cells. According to data collected by the International Spa Association, facials are the third most popular spa treatment, right behind massages and manicures or pedicures.


What Can I Expect When I Get a Facial?


Here at Citron, we want you to be comfortable and informed, whether this is your first facial or even if you recieve regular facial treatments. Our esthetician will start with a consultation about your skin care routine and the type of skin you have, allowing her to get to know you and choose the appropriate products for your skin. Be sure to mention if any products or ingredients irritate your skin.


After you have talked over the procedure and the products, you will change into a robe. Facials are performed in a quiet and serene setting; you will lie down on a facial table and your esthetician will drape you in a blanket. This allows our esthetician to apply product and massage your face and decollate without any chance of product getting on your clothes.


The first step in a facial is cleansing your skin. Our esthetician will use steady pressure and smooth strokes to apply the cleanser. When your face is cleansed, a toner will be applied to bring your skin back to proper pH balance. Next, a magnifying lamp will be used to examine your skin for abrasions, excess oil, flakiness or clogged pores. Depending on the type of facial you are having, our esthetician may work on any blackheads or pimples to extract them. Extractions are when your esthetician deep cleans your pores.


Our esthetician will then apply an exfoliant. Our Aveda Exfoliant is in a liquid form and removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The exfoliant is then removed and toner is applied again to close your pores.


The final step is a facial mask that is suited for your skin type. The mask will be washed off and followed by toner and a moisturizer. Hydrated skin looks beautiful, feels soft, and has fewer lines!


A cleansing facial like this one should be your first choice if you've never had a facial before. You can also get facials that are tailored by your esthetician to treat skin problems like acne, dark spots, lines, wrinkles and any other skin care problems you may have.


You can also get an aromatherapy facial that uses essential oils. Aromatherapy increases the relaxation level of any facial. An aromatherapy facial can invigorate you or it can help you relax and relieve stress.


What are some benefits of a facial?


There are many kinds of facials to target acne, aging and wrinkles, dark spots, sun exposure, smoking and other environmental factors as well as improper product use.


Facials also involve some massage, which helps blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to help you detoxify and make your face less puffy. This massage also helps to relax muscles, which can slow the onset of wrinkles. 


Make your results last  


If you're investing in a good quality facial, make sure you get your money's worth. When you get a facial, make sure you maintain the results:  You can't expect lasting results if you go home and sleep in your makeup or wash with a regular bar of soap. You have to use a cleanser and moisturizer for your skin type and season of the year. During your facial, our licensed esthetician will recommend suitable skin care for home use to help you continue the benefits of our facial and correct ongoing skin care issues.






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