What is a Spa Facial?

Pumpkin Facial at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach

People get spa facials for different reasons: some people want those horrible blackheads out!  Others start taking care of their skin in their 20’s to preserve a youthful look.  Older people want some help with anti-again regimens.  And then there are the people who just want to relax.

These are all great reasons to get facials.  But often the facial itself is a bit mysterious.  What does the steam do?  Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off?  Why get facials regularly?

A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin.  A facial cleanses,exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.  You also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin.  A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.

It’s best to find an experienced, knowledgeable, licensed esthetician who has special training in skin care and is knowledgeable, fastidious, and passionate about her work.

-from About.com