Few Things You Must Know About Facials
By: Pinki Thu, 06 June 2019 11:31 AM
Facial treatments are one of the best ways to take care of your skin as it promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without any invasive procedures. And while most salons have them on their ‘must-try’ menus, a whole lot of confusion prevails about the right kind of facials to get for the skin. Here’s addressing some of the most common queries related to facials.
What is the right age to start on a facial?
To start with, it is extremely important to understand the right age to start on facials. Your skin begins to lose its youthful exuberance and glow the moment you hit your 30s, and a lot of people are also hit by adult acne. So officially, your late 20s and early 30s are the best time to start having regular facials. However, it is important to keep a monthly interval between facials as they help in cleansing and exfoliating the skin.
How often should I get a facial done?
While a monthly facial is suitable for those in their 30s, as a person ages, it is better to get a facial more frequently. When a person is above 50, the duration for a facial must be once every 20 days. Likewise, if the person is above 40, once in 25 days and if aged between 25 and 35 once a month is the recommended time for facials. People aged between 18 and 25 should only go for clean-ups. Mohit Narang, Avon skincare expert & cosmetologist adds, “Facials should not be repeated before 28 days which is the normal epidermal cycle. Doing excessive facials may lead to hypersensitivity in the skin.”
What are the options?
The market is flooded with a plethora of facials, not just in terms of offerings in salons but also products available off the shelf. The diamond facial, for instance, is one of the most popular of facials these days. “It is a non-surgical peel treatment for your facial skin in which dead skin cells are removed. As a result, youthful glow is imparted to aged and damaged sensitive skin. Often, a diamond facial is categorised as a luxury facial that can be availed at top salons. Diamond facials are best done on mature skin. It works well if you have sensitive skin,” says Bollywood expert and make-up artist Puja Taluja.
Another facial that has become popular is the O+3 facial as the results are great and it is also affordable for the kind of results it gives. With excellent cooling agents, the facial works brilliantly in summers. Likewise, Skin-Miracle facials are also very popular as they come in variants to cater to different skin types. The Bio-White and Skin Gold Facial series work well on the Asian skin.
How should I choose the facial for my skin type?
It is extremely important to know the right kind of facial that suits your skin type.
If you have oily skin, you need to make sure you opt for completely oil-free facials. Goel says, “With so many different types of facials available, it can be difficult to decide what kind of facial is right for you. It depends on the individual skin type. Opt for a Hydration Facial, to keep your skin hydrated; this is particularly effective for people who drink less water. Stem cell therapy facial works for anti-aging and mature skin; an Instant glow facial gives an instant make-up look and there are acne treatment facials and Pigmentation or chemical peel facials for people with specific skin issues.
We choose by having a conversation with client regarding their regular routine, which cream/face wash, soap they use. We like to know how often you get facials, ask about any allergies and skin care goals so you can get the best experience possible. Age, stress levels, lifestyle and skin type are guiding factors before choosing the right facial.”
De-tan facial repairs the damage done by harmful UV sun rays, lightens blemishes, removes dead cells. It leaves skin clear and radiant and forms a protective layer. This prevents further damage by UV rays.
The next time you opt for a facial, remind yourself to not fall for what the salon tries to sell you, instead make a wise choice yourself. Sometimes, all that your skin needs is a little pampering and a basic facial will take care of it all too well.
What You Need to keep in mind before going in for a facial
- The best time to get a facial done for maximum results is in the afternoon or evening.
- Always choose a good and educated therapist and a good product line while doing a facial.
- Wash your face only two hours after the facial with cold water without using a cream or soap.
- Avoid facials if you have skin breakouts or pimples.
- Let your skin breathe after a facial treatment so never start applying make-up after a facial. Your pores have just been cleaned and require oxygen, so do not clog them.
- Do not expose your skin to UV radiations immediately after a facial.
Sunscreen with SPF 30 or more should be applied for at least 1 week immediately after the facial is done.