With all the stress of daily living it’s nice to go somewhere that’s non-medical yet therapeutic. Getting spa treatments is relaxing, fun and healthy. Spas offer many services from, body massage, to detoxification, facial treatments and many more.
Getting facial treatments in spas is no doubt, one beautiful thing you owe your face and yourself. However, choosing the right type of facial treatment for your face among the many facials spas offfer might seem like a confusing task, especialy if you are a ‘newbie’ to spa treatments. To simplify this process for you, you need to know first, that no matter where you’re having a facial, you choose it based on three things: the brand, the experience and the outcome. What products do you want on your skin? How do you want them applied? And how do you want your skin to look afterwards?
Some people find that a certain brand really suits them and will stick with those products, and the variety of different treatments offered with it.
Some of us go for a facial because it’s a lovely, relaxing and indulgent thing to do. We want something we can’t get at home – so enjoy the experience! You have to let your body and mind relax, even if it’s just that one time.
You want your skin to be clean, glowing, fresh and even. If you’re shopping around for an effective outcome, choosing a facial can get very confusing.
There are so many facials on the market that it can be very hard to work out which one is which. Whether a facial is sold to you on the basis of the brand, the experience, the outcome or all of the above, the language can be very ambiguous. Different spas and brands give different names to the same or similar facials; often you’ll find that the title of facials is very long, but still somehow doesn’t seem to tell you anything!
Somewhere along the line they all seem to make promises beginning with “re”: rejuvenating, refreshing, rehydrating, revitalising, rebalancing, relaxing, renewing, relieving, regenerating, restoring. You’ll also find a lot of “detoxify” and “soothe” and “nourish” and even “inspire”.
In addition to this you’ll find words such as “advanced” and “specialist” and “luxury”. Does this refer to the length of the facial, the quality of the product, or the qualifications of the therapist? Or is there something else thrown in free? Does it just cost more?
Before you start, you need to keep in mind that this is a facial – it is intended to improve the tone and health of your skin, make you feel better about how you look and hopefully leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and refreshed. Some facials (especially ones that feature head or acupressure massage, hot stones or towels) can leave you feeling very deeply relaxed.
All facials should make your skin feel clean, clear, fresh and soft.
Whichever facial you choose, you can expect all facials to include the basics of cleansing, toning and moisturising, achieved via creams, masks, serums, spritzers, tonics and oils. The difference between facials is the how and the how much of each you get.