What to Expect in a Facial

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated May 9, 2016)

Facials are great tools for relaxation and allow you to take a few moments just for you. In your crazy, on-the-run, 24/7 life, sometimes some "you" time is needed, and what better way to spend time on yourself than to sit back and let someone pamper your face? If you are preparing to, or even just want to go get a facial, you may not know exactly what to expect. If you're unsure about facials, here are a few things to know about what to expect so your facial experience will be a good one!

Facials essentially just take away the dead and old skin cells on your face. Facials also include the massaging of the facial muscles for greater relaxation and the tightening of the skin to achieve a younger, healthier look. Things included in a facial are steam, exfoliation, extraction, masks, peels, massages, lotions, and creams. Some facials can actually be quite involved and can be expensive; however, regardless of the type of facial you get or how much you spend, your facial experience will more than likely be a good one.

When you sign up for your facial, make sure you know what type you're getting. As mentioned above, different facials have different components. You should know what you're signing up for and what your specific facial will entail. If you don't know what a certain treatment of the facial is or involves, you should always feel free to ask questions; it's your face and your money, so you should know exactly what's going to be going on.

Once you've scheduled your facial, just go prepared to relax. Before the facial actually begins, ask any last minute questions if you're still a little nervous, and then just sit back and allow yourself to be pampered. Relax and let your mind wander—let yourself doze even! (However, you don't want to completely fall asleep; otherwise you might makes things with the facial a little difficult, if not awkward!) Facials are for relaxation—let yourself relax!

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