The skin is the body’s largest organ and requires deliberate care to maintain its health. The skin on the face sees constant exposure to the elements and can be an indicator of the overall health of the entire body. Many people opt for facials to maintain a fresh, vibrant face and profit from the many health benefits this treatment offers.
That’s why at Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare, we are committed to providing training to estheticians that enables them to perform facials with a strong knowledge and experience base. If you are interested in becoming an esthetician, contact us today to find out more about our Basic Esthetics (600 hours), Master Esthetics (600 hours), and Comprehensive Esthetics (1,200 hours) programs.
Facials are most effective when they are part of an ongoing skincare regimen and are complemented by daily at-home care with the right products. They are also most effective when performed by trained, knowledgeable estheticians who understand the science behind the techniques used during facials.
Let’s get into some of the basics of a facial!
What Exactly is a Facial?
A facial is a professional skincare treatment carried out by a trained and licensed esthetician with the aim of cleaning the skin and removing impurities from the face. A facial is conducted in several steps that usually include steaming, exfoliating, and extracting. Some facials include face masks, peels, serums, other special oils, and facial massages.
The right facial for you will address your skin’s specific needs through personalized techniques tailored to the state of your skin. If you are looking for a soothing facial to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, visit our student spa at Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare. Our students provide skincare services under the supervision of licensed instructors at the same high standard that you would expect from an esthetician—but only for a fraction of the cost.
What Happens During a Facial?
While the exact routines and features of a facial differ by spa and by the type of service the client opts for, there are some typical elements that good facials have in common.
Consultation Comes First
Any well-planned facial should begin with a consultation between the client and the esthetician. During the consultation, the two will discuss skin type, the client’s current skincare routine (if any), any products the client frequently uses on their face, medical conditions, allergies, and any skin conditions that the esthetician should be aware of.
Cleansing the Skin
The next step is to cleanse the skin thoroughly to get rid of any impurities or makeup residue. Many clients enjoy this aspect of the facial because the products used are soothing and the cleaning technique feels like a facial massage.
Next comes the softening of the follicle, traditionally this is where estheticians used a steamer to accomplish this goal. These days you will find that professional skincare products have advanced and most estheticians have moved away from utilizing steam during treatments. They have also found that it can do more harm than good to sensitive skin. Using advanced produces that open the follicle has become the industry standard.
Exfoliating the Skin
Exfoliation is a crucial step that has many benefits for the client. The aim of exfoliating is to remove any dead skin cells that are settled into the surface of your skin. Exfoliation also unclogs the pores and extracts any dirt that may be blocking them. Exfoliation can be light or can be done using stronger chemicals. Proper exfoliation helps reveal a beautiful complexion.
The Extraction Process
Extraction is a feature of most facials. During extraction, the esthetician uses specialized tools and techniques to get rid of pimples and blackheads. If done incorrectly, extraction can be painful and can lead to scarring. However, a professionally trained esthetician can carry a client through this process smoothly and without much discomfort, if any.
Masques and Peels
Depending on skin type and the type of spa facial that has been selected, the esthetician can apply a variety of masques, peels, and other chemicals to help correct skin conditions identified.
Facials are often finished off with a variety of moisturizers, toners, or serums as appropriate for different areas of the face. Some facials also include a face massage for extra relaxation and to promote healthy skin. At Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare, we end our facials by providing advice to clients about how they can create and maintain an at-home skincare routine that extends the benefits they received during the facial.
Benefits of a Facial
Regular facials nourish the skin and leave clients with a smooth, healthy appearance that boosts confidence. In addition to cleansing and detoxifying the skin, facials reduce stress, treat acne, and promote the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Whether you want to get rid of blackheads, you want to look younger, or you just want to feel more relaxed, a facial is a great spa treatment option.
Contact Us to Learn More About Spa Facials
At Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare, we are pleased to offer professional spa services in Salt Lake City, Utah, by our estheticians-in-training at a fraction of the cost of other spas without compromising the high standards to which we hold our institution. All services are provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.
Explore our services today. If you are interested in becoming a qualified esthetician who can confidently lead clients to health and relaxation through professional facials, get in touch with us to learn more about our esthetics programs today.