If you’ve ever gone through the process of choosing a facial service then you know how overwhelming it can be. I do believe it is important to allow your esthetician to survey your skin and suggest the best treatment, however, I also believe spas have a tendency to upsell their clients or push services that spa is promoting.
I have created an example menu as a visual; the breakdown is listed below.
Classic Facial- This treatment is ideal for relaxation. The treatment last for about an hour and includes cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and mask. This treatment is perfect for someone with minimal skin cocerns.
Mini Facial- This budget friendly option is sometimes called a teen facial or express facial but anyone can take advantage of this treatment. When I was working in a spa I would pair this treatment up with a FRUITY PEEL and my clients were always thrilled with results. If the massage is your favorite part of the facial then stick with the CLASSIC. If you have very clogged pores then I would ask if extractions are included in treatment.
Specialty Facial- These facials come with fun names like time rewind facial, oasis bliss facial, soothing facial, oxygen facial; and many other creative names. These treatments are focused on one main concern and are the more luxurious of the facials. This is an easy choice for an esthetician to recommend but do not hesitate to ask about price of treatment; otherwise you might have an unpleasant surprise when you go to check out.
Men’s Facial- Classic Facial with cologne scented products.
Fruit Peel- This is my all time favorite treatment! Some of the more popular fruit peels are are blueberry, papaya, apple; and the most popular is pumpkin. This treatment has no down time and will leave your skin glowing!!
Chemical peel- The purpose of this peel is to remove the top layer of skin. I got these regularly when I was struggling with acne and it did help appearance of acne but I was also covered in flaky skin. My two pieces of advice for this treatment are 1.) Expect it to burn like hell. and 2.) Do not schedule the same week as special a occasion.
Microdermabrasion- This very popular treatment is perfect for a client with sun damage or uneven tone from hormones or scarring. This process exfoliates your skin by basically pressure washing it with fine crystals then vacuuming up the loosened dead skin cells. There is minimal downtime with this treatment but I would still recommend doing this on a week that you don’t have a special event because it can leave marks on your skin.
Dermaplaning- This is when an esthetician uses a fine bade to remove dead skin cells. I had this done before I would receive chemical peels and it is pretty much shaving your face. Some people love it but I was not a huge fan.
Hope this guide helps you when you are choosing your next spa service!!