Since I became a licensed esthetician I have become aware of the many misconceptions about facials and their purpose in your self-care routine. These misconceptions can sometimes cause fear in getting a client on the right plan to feel comfortable getting a facial. Here are some frequently asked questions that we get...and their answers. Hopefully, these will help you get more familiar and comfortable with getting facials.
"Why do I need a Facial?"
This question alone can have its own blog post-actually maybe I’ll do one next time. But there are many reasons why you should receive facials. The first reason is so you can understand your skin type, conditions, and how to work on your skin concerns effectively. Next, is so that a professional can help you find the products that work for your skin at the moment- skin is not static and can change which means your routine will have to change with it. Third, it’s a form of self-love and self-care, doing something good for yourself makes you feel.
"Will I break out from a Facial?"
Facials are meant to detox and speed up the skin's cellular process- because of that, breakouts can develop before it gets better in some cases- but don’t be alarmed. If you are under the care of a professional he/she will be able to walk you through each step and guide your skincare journey with you. A purge can sometimes be necessary to “reset” the skin for clear and radiant skin.
"How long will it take for my acne to go away?"
The answer to this question as Im sure you know will vary from person to person and will depend on multiple factors such as acne type and skin type. With all that being said, most clients see results within the first 3 months if they are consistent with their home care regimen and follow up on their monthly facials. Acne can be very stubborn and I tell everyone it is a journey but there are many different solutions and we just have to find the right cocktail for you and your skin type.
Do Extractions Hurt?
Extractions are a love/hate thing, however; for the most part, extractions are not painful but they can be a little uncomfortable. During the facial process, we use steam and other products to soften the skin so that the extractions are released much gentler. Also, at Glow Goals Luxury Spa we do not use extraction tools as we believe it causes more damage to the first layer of skin. Another thing to note is that no matter what- during the facial if you experience any discomfort we always want you to say something. Extractions do not have to hurt to get the job done.
Will ALL my concerns be solved?
Like most clients, there are many concerns you can have such as hyperpigmentation, dark spots, aging, texture, acne, inflammation, sensitivity, dryness, dullness, oiliness, and or a combination of some or all of these. And the answer is YES! We have a wide variety of result-driven products that can help with many different skin types and skin concerns. Our goal for every client is to get your skin healthy, clear, and vibrant. We look at many factors such as current skin routine, past facial treatments, age, and lifestyle to determine what products and procedures will be best for you. Every facial is completely customizable to your needs and will be geared toward your concerns for the ultimate GLOW GOALS.
If I have sensitive skin, can I still get a facial?
If you have sensitive skin you can absolutely receive a facial. As mentioned before, we have various products that are beneficial for all skin types. We specifically carry a line that is geared towards sensitivity/reactive skin type. The ingredients in these products are hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, soy free, and safe for vegan use. All concerns can still be addressed and solved.
How do I know what products to use?
I love this question because yeah like how do you know- especially with all these different products, branding, packaging, and ingredients- it's so difficult. Thankfully, when you are under the care of a licensed esthetician you will get exactly the right products for you, customized for your specific needs. A perk at Glow Goals is that we give free samples so you can try the product before you even purchase the retail size! This allows you to tell us if you feel the product is right for you!
Can I wear makeup right after a facial?
Ideally no, I always say it’s best to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup. This is because you can easily irritate the skin. However, if it specified you need to wear makeup for a particular occasion we will customize the facial so there are no harsh products used and so that makeup can be worn without irritation.
How many facials do I need to see results?
This will depend on the person and the concern. Most clients will see a result the same day! Skin will look and feel so much more vibrant. However, depending on the depth of the concern(s) the number of facials will vary. We always say it's best to know you will need at least 6 consecutive facials to begin and see the results you are looking for!
How do I know what facial is right for me?
Great for you, we just covered an entire blog about this! Check it out here! You can choose whatever facial you want and your licensed esthetician will be able to tell you what facial will be best for you depending on your concerns. You can also always schedule a virtual consultation to have an assessment and determine what facial would be the best for you! All facials are customizable so we can always adjust whenever necessary!
I hope these answers really helped to clear up any questions or concerns you have about receiving facials. The purpose of the facial is to make you feel comfortable and confident in your skin. If you have any additional questions put them in the comment section and we'll be happy to answer them!