Why should I have a facial and if so, how often should I have one?

One of the most frequently asked questions when I am working on waxing or makeup clients is, “should I be having facials?”  YES OF COURSE! You get your car washed and you go to the dentist right?

Now, choosing what type of facial and how often depends on your skincare concerns and goals, your current skin condition, age and health.  Facials help remove surface debris, dirt and old skin cells that make us look dull, tired and exhausted!  We have so many advances in skincare now that a, “basic facial” usually is an enzyme such as pumpkin or fruits that will gently remove the dead surface skin cells and relaxing massage and finishing mask, which is great for your skin in and of itself.  More importantly, a good Esthetician can usually spot trouble before it gets out of control.  If something looks suspicious on your skin she will recommend you to see a Dermatologist for medical advice.  We do not diagnose skin disorders, but we can help with making sure you are aware of your skin.

Facials that use acids, like lactic, Jessners or retinoids will help lighten, brighten, improve the look of fine lines and hydrate as well as exfoliate.  They can also go deeper and have a physical peeling action which will require, “down time”.  This is when the dead cells will peel and shed as if you had a sunburn, but the results are well worth it!  Great for deeper sunspots and acne or just prepping for the big event you have coming up.  These sorts of peels do require you to use certain skincare products prior to the treatment and a restricted skincare routine after as well as a follow up visit.

Microdermabrasion,  lasers and radio frequency skin tightening treatmtents such as Pelleve’ are other facial options to soften your skin, polish and brighten and reduce surface wrinkles.

At to make Beautiful we start out slowly in order to get to know your skin, your sensitivity level and how your skin reacts and then we decide to go to the next step with more aggressive facials.

So, to sum it all up it’s best to book a consultation along with a basic facial and at least start with a great skincare regime at home then make a plan with your Esthetician to get your skin healthy and happy!