Think of a facial as a treat rather than a medical treatment - Doris Day MD
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In the self-improvement department, few things feel more indulgent than a facial. During the 30-to-60-minute procedure, your skin will invariably be steam cleaned, sloughed, and slathered with a variety of nutrient-rich masks, serums, and moisturizers. As your complexion reaps the benefits of all that pampering, your mental health will get a boost as well, thanks to a tension-taming combo of soothing scents, soft music, and gentle massage.
Along with squeaky-clean skin and a tranquil mind, you may also leave the spa with a few choice tidbits offered by the aesthetician — everything from the transformative powers of the treatment at hand to at-home strategies that will rev up radiance.…
As your complexion reaps the benefits of all that pampering, your mental health will get a boost as well, thanks to a tension-taming combo of soothing scents, soft music, and gentle massage.
Facials are one of the most misunderstood beauty rituals out there. Often seen as unnecessary or ineffective, the treatments are rarely thought of as part of a healthy skincare routine — and they’re pricey. But regularly seeing an aesthetician should be thought of as essential part of any glowing skin regimen.
Facials, while sometimes painful, have the power to seriously transform your skin. Using a combination of steam, scrubs, cleansers, and extractions, facials can make skin less prone to acne and have major anti-aging benefits. There are a bunch of things you should know before you get your first facial, but how are you supposed to know if your facialist is legit?
The debate may never be settled completely, but to help (and to give both sides some new ammunition), we got the inside scoop on facials from Arielle Snyder, an esthetician at Club Prive Salon in Los Angeles. We fired all of our burning questions at her, and she actually had the guts to give us honest answers.
I asked top aestheticians for their basic rules for having great skin. Here’s what’s in their own routines—and what should be in yours too.
There's a wealth of information about skin care that's readily available to us at the click of a mouse. That more than likely means your bathroom is already filled with products—peels, masks, scrubs, etc.—that can give you a serious deep clean. But while it's great to practice good skin care, that doesn't necessarily mean you should be skipping out on seeking professional help.
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