What to Expect the First Time You Get a Facial


While beautiful skin can be attained at home, many individuals seek out facial treatment when they require further assistance.

A facial is a terrific way to revitalize your skin and eliminate impurities while also allowing you to relax.

In fact, it’s a great way for individuals to relax, especially if you’re tired and in need of some pampering.

The best place for facials will begin with a thorough deep cleansing of the face.

If you’ve never had a facial before, you might be apprehensive when it comes to making an appointment.

In this article, we are going to discuss what to expect when you get a facial for the very first time.

We promise that it will not just help your skin to rejuvenate but also give you a relaxing and soothing experience.

Meet Your Expert 

First and foremost, facials are generally a relaxing experience when performed by a licenced esthetician. An esthetician is a licenced professional who has completed at least 300 to 1500 hours of training and has passed both a written and practical exam overseen by the state in order to practise there. They can also specialise in specific treatments like microdermabrasion, LED treatments, and light chemical peels. Your skin will be safe and hopefully free of harm in their capable hands.

Understanding A Facial

Now that you know you need to hire an esthetician, you can rest assured that your skin will be properly cared for. A facial is a collection of skin care treatments for your face that are designed to exfoliate your skin while also removing impurities and dead skin. It is typically performed in beauty salons, day spas, and even at the office of your dermatologist. Some dermatologists have estheticians working in their private practise.

A facial treatment is usually different from one provider to the next. It can be as extensive as a full-body massage included in the package, or it can be as basic as just the basics. A facial treatment typically includes steaming, exfoliation, and extraction. Other service providers will include facial masks, peels, and massages. It largely depends on the package you choose and your provider.

  • Double Cleaning

The first step in your facial will be to wash and clean your skin.

To remove any makeup and debris, your esthetician will mildly massage your face and neck with a cleanser.

Next, she will use warm water and a gentle facial sponge, towel, or cotton pad to remove the excess cleanser from your skin.

This could be an important step in deciding which facial mask to use later.

  • Exfoliation

Your esthetician may use an exfoliating light exfoliation such as a chemical peel, diamond glow or dermaplaning to help rejuvenate or resurface away dead skin cells, depending on the sort of service you receive. 

  • Massage

Massage, like other spa treatments, is an integral aspect of the face procedure. Your esthetician will massage your face to aid lymphatic drainage and enable the moisturizers and serums to absorb into your pores.

  • Masks

After your facial massage, your skincare specialist will apply a customised facial mask to your face.

After that, you’ll be instructed to wear the mask for 10 minutes.

What Should I Do Before Getting a Facial?

In order to get the most from your facial, it’s best to put away some of your personal care products until after your appointment.

Retinol and other skin-drying products should be avoided.

These products may increase your skin’s sensitivity to facials.

If you’re using a retinol or a cream with acne-fighting chemicals — think salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide — give them a break as your facial approaches.

This can assist to alleviate any discomfort and keep your face as comfortable as possible.

Different Types of Facials

  • Chemical peels
  • Microcurrent Facials
  • Cryo Facials
  • Diamond Glow 

Final Thoughts

The majority of individuals want translucent, radiant skin after their facial. Yet the truth is that you’ve just spent the last hour or so being massaged, washed, and exfoliated.

It’s natural for your skin to be a little red after your facial. After a few hours, the redness will decrease and any puffiness will disappear. To be on the safe side, don’t schedule anything crucial (like an interview or a date) immediately after your first facial.