What to Expect for Your First Facial

Doing something new for the first time is always a nerve wracking experience, especially if you are doing something to your skin! However, if you have never had a facial, they are nothing to be afraid of. This week in the blog, we are going to take you through the ins and outs of facial treatments so you feel more prepared for your spa day.

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Let’s Start with the Basics

Before we dive into what to do and what not to do before your facial treatment, let’s start with the basics. While there is no set definition of a facial, there are different things you can expect when you are in the treatment room. Facials are customizable to best meet your needs, which will be determined by your aesthetician. Facials may consist of steam, extractions, masks, peels, moisturizers, and more. Your aesthetician will take a look at your skin to help you determine which facial will work best for you.

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How to Prep Your Skin Beforehand

Depending on your facial, you may need to do some skin prep to prepare. Prepping your skin for a treatment includes helping remove any dead skin and ensuring your skin is soothed and hydrated. Our Treatment Prep 4-Piece Essentials Kit includes everything you need to get your skin facial ready! Begin with Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser to help exfoliate and cleanse skin. Follow with Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Treatment to help fight the look of discoloration before going in with Define Age-Defying Treatment with Hydroxy Acids & Retinol 2-3 times a week to encourage skin renewal. Finish off your skin prep with Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen to help protect and hydrate your skin.

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What to Wear

When arriving at your facial appointment, it is important that you arrive with no makeup on your skin! This allows the aesthetician to accurately see your skin and will help your facial begin sooner. You will be asked to change into something such as a robe and slippers once you arrive at the spa.

**Pro Tip: You might want to wear a spa cloth headband or bring a hair clip or scrunchie if you have long hair!

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What to Expect

When receiving your facial, you can typically expect some sort of facial massage and cleansing to begin your treatment. Once the skin is cleansed, your aesthetician will choose the best facial for your specific skin type. You may receive a peel or a traditional facial depending on your skin concerns. When it comes to the cost of your facial, every facial is different. Specialty facials, such as a HydraFacial, may range from $150+, while more simple facials may range from $90+. Facials that feature peels are typically more expensive and can range from $175+. Always check with your spa to confirm pricing to ensure you are prepared. A 20% tip is often added to total services depending on where you go.

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How to Find the Right Spa for You

If you do not know where to start, check out our Spa Finder tool! This tool will help you find a spa near you that offers COSMEDIX facials and treatments based on your location. Once you have found a spa near you, you can contact the spa to see their list of treatments and pricing. Treat yourself or a loved one to a luxurious day at the spa and book now!

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