Facials are just one of the steps to maintaining healthy, clear skin but can also be a relaxing way to pamper yourself. Facials consist of the cleansing and exfoliating of the skin and the extraction of blackheads or whiteheads that clog pores. Often times, facials are designed or catered to a client”s skin type or problem areas. Everyone”s skin is different, but whether your skin is dry, oily, a combination of the two, sensitive or normal, there is a facial to cater to its needs.

What to expect:

When having a facial it is important to be clear about how your skin reacts to products or to being touched. Your facial technician will be able to diagnose what sort of products will be used during the treatment and what sort of routine should be followed after your appointment.

Facials usually begin with a cleansing and analysis of the skin under a bright light. How the aesthetician proceeds will depend on their diagnosis, but the process usually consists of:

1. Exfoliation

2. Extraction

3. Massage

4. Mask

5. Moisturizer

Because everyone has different levels of comfort or tolerance, be clear with your technician about how much extraction you can stand as some find the procedure uncomfortable. Extractions are usually followed by a relaxing, stroking massage to stimulate blood flow and circulation to the face muscles. Finally, a mask catering to your skin type will usually be applied before the facial wraps up with the application of moisturizers and home care advice is given.

Popular Facials

Vitamin C Facials

Stress, and exposure to smog, sun or other weather elements causes skin damage. Vitamin C facials help to undo this damage. The process involves the use of a powerful antioxidant consisting of an organic mud mask, seaweed, Vitamin C, and trace elements. Vitamin C has the benefit of detoxifying and hydrating the skin, boosting the skin’s defenses, illuminating the skin and re-establishing the skin’s pH balance in order to restore its youthful appearance. Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production, which enhances the skin’s elasticity and resistance to stress.

Anti-Aging Facials

This type of facial treatment is aimed at eliminating visible signs of aging. A variety of natural and organic skin treatment products, mostly extracted from fruit and plants, are used to stimulate cell rejuvenation and restore the skin’s natural glow. Anti-aging facials work by firming the skin in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, the treatment hydrates and nourishes the skin, improves the tone, soothes the skin, and makes the skin look smoother and younger.

Clarifying /Acne Facial

This facial treatment is designed to deal with “teenage” skincare conditions such as acne, which are normally a result of congested skin. However, the treatment is also effective in dealing with breakouts, blemishes, and other skin imperfections. The process involves a complete skincare routine that is aimed at clearing the skin: the skin has to undergo deep cleansing, followed by exfoliation/extraction, and then application of facial mask. The mask is then removed and a moisturizer applied – leaving your skin looking revitalized and refreshed.

Oxygenated Facials

This type of skin care treatment is ideal for normalizing skin, clearing congested skin, and reviving dull, stressed and fatigued skin. The 5-stage routine involves use of special formulation of vitamins, peptides, probiotics, and other ingredients essential in stimulating cellular energy, leaving your skin luminous and restoring the skin’s natural glow and radiance.

If you’re looking for the best spa to receive a facial, please visit Executive Spa and Massage at 2639 East 32nd Street, Suite W in Joplin, Missouri.