Facials - what are they all about?

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It is never too early to start taking care of your skin. And, when it comes to your skin there are a few simple and basic rules to live by: cleanse daily, moisturize and slather on the SPF.  Even if you have the best intentions and a strict skin regimen, the truth is that stress, pollution, sweat and makeup can leave our faces looking a little lackluster. When that happens, you know it is time to pamper your face and get a facial!


The right facial can cleanse your face, clear up skin problems and help you moisturize your way into a healthy (sun-free) glow. A standard facial typically consists of four steps: cleansing, exfoliating, massaging of the neck, face and shoulders and applying a mask for your skin type. Many clients take the facial to another level and opt for a Power European Facial, which includes an element of dermaplaning or microdermabrasion for an added anti-aging result.


The Aesthetician will first perform the cleansing portion of the facial, which consists of removing any makeup and dirt from the skin. Next, the exfoliation process helps to slough off any dead skin cells and preps the skin for extractions (don’t worry that sounds more intimidating than it truly is). The best and most relaxing portion of the facial – the massage portion helps calm and pamper the client all with a medical benefit of lymphatic drainage, lifting or pressure points. The next phase of the facial is the mask portion which drives more nutrients into the skin and can soothe and calm the skin as well. The final step is the application of the much needed and hopefully staple in your skincare routine, a high quality moisturizer with SPF.


Remember, it is never too early (or too late) to start taking care of yourself and your skin. It is much easier to hold back the hands of time then try turn them back later. 

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Troy Plastic Surgeon